Teams will always dare at Dortmund. Augsburg did, with Florian Niederlechner giving the visitors the lead after 31 seconds – the second straight opening day of the season that BVB had gone a goal down at home in the opening minute. The other aspect in common with last year was that the home side hit back, and hard. Paco Alcácer snaffled a quick equaliser and ended the afternoon with another following a second-half blitz, punctuated by other goals from Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and debutant Brandt. Augsburg’s debutant goalkeeper Tomas Koubek looked swamped, with his raft of good saves overshadowed by a couple of major howlers. … [Read more...] about Bayern stumble into Coutinho quandary but Dortmund set stall early
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The explosion has left much of East Beirut uninhabitable and 300,000 people are said by the governor to have fled the city. International rescue crews have begun flying in to help with the search for survivors. Martin Chulov writes: “Ground zero of the explosion that destroyed much of the Lebanese capital was an enormous arc of warehouses, restaurants, homes and shops that, until Tuesday evening, were the still-functioning heart of an already dying city … Grappling with the cause of such a catastrophic event looms as yet another test for a government that has failed to convince many Lebanese that it is up to implementing a stated goal of introducing accountability. ‘If any country wants to help us, please help institutions you can trust,’ said Fady Haddad, a doctor. ‘Not through the government.’” Here is how anyone wishing to donate can help. … [Read more...] about Thursday briefing: Leaders knew stockpile could ‘blow up all of Beirut’
13. Robin WIlliams: Come Inside My Mind Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is told largely through Williams’ own words and provides viewers a glimpse into the brilliant and inventive comedian's world from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014. … [Read more...] about What are the 20 best HBO documentaries to watch right now?