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Ireland break record as they smash 11 past Belarus in European Championships

19.08.2019 15:31

An incredible display of penalty corner conversion saw Ireland run up their biggest-ever win in the top tier of the European Championships, smashing Belarus 11-0 in Antwerp.

Tags: Ireland, EU

Aziz Ansari Hits Spanish Beach with Topless Girlfriend

19.08.2019 15:24

Aziz Ansari is in much calmer waters now when it comes to the dating scene -- and he and his GF are partaking in one of the finest parts of European culture ... topless beaches! The comedian was on the Spanish island of Formentera Sunday with his...

Tags: EU, SPA

EuroHockey Championships 2019: England have to wait for qualification after Germany draw

19.08.2019 15:17

England are held to a 1-1 draw by Germany in their second match at the EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.


What Athletes Are Made Of

19.08.2019 15:09

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    • There is just enough information to appeal to sports fans (statistics and career highlights are given at the end in the "Post-Game Recap"), and the quirky, sometimes bordering on grotesque depictions of the athletes (Lance Armstrong looks like Frankenstein) will appeal to the visually inclined. Randall Enos, Booklist
Adler, David A. America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. Harcourt, 2000. ISBN-13: 9780152052515 Brown, Don. Bright Path: Young Jim Thorpe. Roaring Brook, 2006. ISBN-13: 9781596430419 Burleigh, Robert. Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth. Harcourt, 1998. ISBN-13: 9780152045999 Hamm, Mia. Winners Never Quit! HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780060740528 Krull, Kathleen. Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought). Harcourt, 1995. ISBN-13: 9780152008062 Krull, Kathleen. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman. Harcourt, 1996. ISBN-13: 9780152020989 Littlefield, Bill. Champions: Stories of Ten Remarkable Athletes. Little, Brown, 1993. ISBN-13: 9780316528054 Moss, Marissa. Mighty Jackie, the Strike-Out Queen. Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780689863295 Piven, Hanoch. My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits. Schwartz & Wade, 2007. ISBN-13: 9780375840524 Piven, Hanoch. What Presidents Are Made Of. Atheneum, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780689868801


UK's Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal

19.08.2019 15:09

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not.


Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo

19.08.2019 15:02

The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday.

Tags: EU, SPA, Technology

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over Emma Watson and Tom Felton's Harry Potter Reunion

19.08.2019 15:01

Draco and Hermione are exchanging broomsticks for guitars! On Monday morning, Tom Felton kicked off a brand-new week with an Instagram worth talking about. As it turns out, the Hollywood...


500 million bees drop dead in Brazil in 3 months

19.08.2019 14:44

Lab research pointed to pesticides with neonicotinoids and fipronil — products banned in Europe — as the main cause of death

Tags: Brazil, EU

Plans detailed for first US mission to land on moon since Apollo

19.08.2019 14:32

The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday (Aug 19).

Tags: EU, SPA, Technology