8 January 2019 • 10:00pm If this is to be the first trophy of the Mauricio Pochettino era then the Carabao Cup will be hard-won indeed, starting with a semi-final second leg in two weeks’ time when his Tottenham Hotspur players will need to show their manager all over again if they can win the big matches. They go to Stamford Bridge with a one-goal lead from Harry Kane’s penalty, although it was a lead they clung to for the second half as if this were the latter stages of the tie itself rather than just the first leg in which they should have been pressing the home advantage while they had it. Chelsea came after them, a club of serial winners in the modern era, sensing an uncertainty about Pochettino’s team that their manager could hardly have denied himself. The goal itself was a video assistant referee call, delivered from the monitors in Stockley Park in west London while Wembley twiddled its thumbs and referee Michael Oliver told everyone to be … [Read more...] about Harry Kane scores a penalty awarded by VAR to give Spurs Carabao Cup advantage over Chelsea
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Verizon Communications Inc. closed the books on a critical quarter. The company named its next CEO, shut down its latest experiment in a string of failed mobile-video services, geared up for its rollout of 5G network service and watched with insouciance as its three closest rivals—AT&T Inc., T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp.—took bold steps on the merger front. All this is giving a clearer picture of what a future Verizon looks like in a world where telecommunications, media distribution and entertainment are converging and industry stalwarts try to ward off Netflix Inc., a cash-burning, debt-dependent business that’s somehow never been a bigger threat. Verizon is signaling that its focus will remain where it’s always been—on its network technology—rather than jumping on the deal bandwagon or going all-in on a content bet. That’s not for lack of trying. Verizon said Tuesday that it took a $658 million … [Read more...] about Verizon Snubs Hollywood for Tech. Good Call.