Dave Challinor is expecting a free-flowing and entertaining end-to-end affair to decide AFC Fylde’s FA Trophy semi-final decider against Stockport County. READ MORE: AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor ready for winner-takes-all FA Trophy semi-final second leg at Stockport County The Coasters are one game away from Wembley having drawn their first leg 0-0 at Mill Farm.Challinor, whose men head to Edgeley Park for the second leg on Saturday, is expecting more of an open encounter.“We’ll prepare for the second leg the same as we do every game, the same things apply for us,” Challinor said.“We can talk through analysis of games and we’ve seen them in the flesh now, but I don’t think a massive amount changes in the way the two teams set up.“You’d think there would be waves of attacks because of the shapes both teams play.“You’re not pre-empting things but you’d like to think the weather won’t be any worse than what it … [Read more...] about Dave Challinor expecting end-to-end affair to decide AFC Fylde’s FA Trophy decider at Stockport
Nancy Armour USA TODAY Published 10:36 AM EST Feb 10, 2019 Shattered knees be damned, Lindsey Vonn left on her terms. Upright and on the podium. So many snapshots of Vonn’s career are of her battered and broken, scary crashes that robbed her of the chance for even more Olympic medals and more World Cup victories. Even this week, a crash in the Super-G left her with a black eye and a bruised rib. Yet it will be this final image of Vonn that resonates: Hands raised in triumph, a smile spread wide across her face, another medal around her neck. Forced to bring a sooner-than-expected end to her career, Vonn pushed aside the pain for one last, great run, winning the bronze medal in the downhill at the world championships Sunday. Injuries might have dictated the when of her retirement, but she decided the how. “I’m going to put this next to the gold medals,” Vonn told NBC after the race in Are, Sweden. “This, to me, was, an incredible race. I fought … [Read more...] about Lindsey Vonn: Fitting end for a legend
Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials said Thursday. Scientists have known for about a month that Dawn was essentially out of hydrazine, the fuel that kept the spacecraft's antennae oriented toward Earth and helped turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. When the spacecraft missed scheduled communications with NASA's Deep Space Network on Wednesday and Thursday, the space agency formally declared it dead. "The fact that my car's license plate frame proclaims, 'My other vehicle is in the main asteroid belt,' shows how much pride I take in Dawn," said mission director and chief engineer Marc Rayman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "The demands we put on Dawn were tremendous, but it met the challenge every time. It's hard to say goodbye to this amazing spaceship, but it's time." - "Astounding images" - Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of … [Read more...] about NASA’s Dawn asteroid mission ends as fuel runs out
She wore a scarlet ribbon in the merry month of May. Forest fans of a certain vintage will remember this song, rolled out during Forest’s numerous cup runs of yesteryear.And the League/Milk/Rumbelows/Coca-Cola/Worthington/Carling/Carabao/EFL Cup has been kind to Forest over the years - four time winners and twice runners-up means Forest sit joint sixth in the list of successThat said, since losing the League Cup final in 1992 - a match more remembered for the hundreds of Manchester United fans with tickets in the Forest end than anything on the pitch - Forest have never looked close to cup success.In fact, Forest are just one of a handful of League clubs never to have played at the new Wembley in the 11 years since it opened. But with lower league Burton Albion standing between Forest and a place in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time since 1994, when they lost to Tranmere Rovers in a replay, there was, if not excitement, a certain expectation among Forest fans, … [Read more...] about Fans expect as Forest prepare for cup clash.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he expects Russia to behave in a "professional" manner as the Russian Navy and the Western military alliance both conduct exercises in the same area in waters off Norway's coast this week. Speaking on October 30 as he attended NATO's Trident Juncture war games in his native Norway, Stoltenberg reiterated that the alliance was informed last week about Russia's planned tests of missiles in international waters off the Scandinavian country's coast from November 1-3. The missile tests and Trident Juncture exercises -- NATO's largest since the end of the Cold War -- come amid persistent tension between the alliance and Russia. The Kremlin accuses the alliance of provocative behavior near its borders, while NATO has sharply criticized the annexation of Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014, as well as Moscow's backing of separatists in an ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian prime minister, sought to … [Read more...] about NATO Chief Expects Russian ‘Professionalism’ As Both Prepare For War Games