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Argentina cancels football match with Israel amid protests

An upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s national football teams in Jerusalem has been cancelled, Argentine media reported Wednesday. The Argentine Football Association said they had informed their Israeli counterparts about the decision. The match, which was slated for June 9, was set to be played in Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium but had drawn intense reactions, especially from Palestinians. ... Read More »

Where did the buzz around Mets’ young call-ups go?

Another night, another loss, another game when the Mets try to skate by with three hits and two runs and discover, one more time, that’s a brutal way to try to make a living in this racket. Not even Mickey Callaway’s first career ejection could carry the day, even if the Mets did rally for their only two runs immediately ... Read More »

How to watch the PC Gaming Show live at E3 2018

The PC Gaming Show is the biggest event at E3 2018 geared towards PC gamers, and this year’s edition looks like it is going to be the biggest and best yet. The PC Gaming Show is hosted this year by Sean “Day[9]” Plott, and the show will feature new game announcements, new trailers and gameplay footage, and interviews with some ... Read More »

Russia 2018: Football’s Coming Home?

Will football ever come home? Kick off! Life reporter Oli Moody has been waiting his whole life for England to win a tournament. Is Russia 2018 the moment he finally gets his wish? Read More Read More »

Hazard hones World Cup form in 3-0 friendly win over Egypt

Eden Hazard scored once and assisted another goal in a 3-0 pre-World Cup friendly win over Egypt on Wednesday that gave worried Belgium fans hope of a promising World Cup campaign. Drawn in Group G containing England, Tunisia and tournament debutants Panama, Belgium are expected to cruise into the second round of the June 14-July 15 showpiece. However embattled coach ... Read More »

Chinese companies move to plug FIFA’s World Cup sponsorship gap

Even though China’s national team will not be participating at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Chinese companies have jumped on the chance to promote their brands to a global audience. While on the surface it would appear to be purely a marketing strategy designed to reach billions of people around the world, there have been suggestions that ... Read More »

NBA mock draft: Who’s going No. 1? Who will Knicks grab at No. 9?

The lottery selections in the 2018 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 21 could go something like this (but likely won’t): 1. Phoenix: Deandre Ayton, Arizona, C, 7-1, 250 Suns hired Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach, Igor Kokoskov. So naturally they’ll take the offensive athletic freak center (20.1 ppg, 11.6 rpg), the best guy in the draft. Wingspan said to ... Read More »

Danny Cipriani back in for England amid Brad Shields call-up controversy

Eddie Jones has selected the uncapped flanker Brad Shields for the summer tour of South Africa after New Zealand granted “special exception” before hitting out at the Rugby Football Union, insisting it was “extremely disappointed” with England for pursuing the Hurricanes captain. Jones has also handed a recall to Danny Cipriani as well as call-ups for Cameron Redpath, the 18-year-old ... Read More »

The Neuroscience of Mastery Through Trial-and-Error Learning

Purkinje cells of the cerebellum fine-tune coordinated motor movements. A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has unearthed exciting new details about how cerebellar Purkinje cells (link is external) master complex movements through a trial-and-error learning process in which each error that occurs during practice helps the cerebellum improve fine-tuned motor coordination. This paper, “Encoding of Error and Learning ... Read More »

England Players Are an ‘Easy’ Target, Claims Harry Kane

England’s talismanic striker Harry Kane believes he and his international colleagues are an easy target for cheap jokes just over a month before he carries his nation’s hopes at the World Cup.  England’s talismanic striker Harry Kane believes he and his international colleagues are an easy target for cheap jokes just over a month before he carries his nation’s hopes ... Read More »