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21 May 19
Guitars and Life

I don’t often talk about sports on here but my passions are rugby and motorsports. With regards to the latter today the sad loss of Niki Lauda has been announced. He was at his peak when as a teenager I got into watching F1. Battling with James Hunt in the famous 1976 season when he […]

21 May 19
Newsy Today

The guardian of Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, scored 37 high-point points to help the Portland Trail Blazers win and raise the defensive champions to the NBA's fifth direct final. (Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images) PORTLAND, Ore – The Western Conference finals were opened with a deep talk on unprecedented sibling competition: Stephen and Seth […]

21 May 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The UAE’s hospitality sector is all geared up for the World Expo 2020 with a significant capacity boost by adding 56,701 rooms that represent 33.6 per cent of the country’s existing supply over the next one year.  The latest available industry data shows that the UAE drives the Middle East hotel industry boom with an […]

21 May 19
Metro
Niki Lauda and James Hunt had many battles on the track (Picture: Getty Images) Formula One legend Niki Lauda died in Vienna on Monday morning at the age of just 70 as the motor racing world mourns the Austrian icon. Lauda was one of the dominant forces in F1 during the 1970s and 80s, winning three world titles, firstly with Ferrari and latterly with Mclaren. Full name Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, the driver won the World Championship in ’75 and ’77 with the Italian manufacturer and in ’84 after moving to McLaren via Brabham. Lauda is remembered for many achievements, not least his great success on the track, but two things stand out in the public consciousness of the Austrian – his life-changing crash in 1976, and his racing rivalry with British star James Hunt. The crash, which left Lauda with the significant burns and scars which he bore for the rest of his life, happened at the ’76 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, The ’76 season was a superb tussle between Lauda and Hunt for the world title and they headed to Germany for the ninth race of the season with Lauda ahead in the Drivers’ Championship. Hunt had won in Spain and France, but the Austrian had topped the podium in Brazil, South Africa, Belgium, Monaco and Great Britain as he looked to defend his title. Ahead of the race at the Nurburgring Lauda had raised concerns over the safety of the track, specifically the lack of fire safety equipment and marshals on the course. He even went as far as encouraging other drivers to boycott the race, such were his misgivings over the situation. Tragically, he was right, and on just the second lap he crashed into an embankment and his Ferrari caught fire. [metro-video id=”1929332″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/05/21/7873342819814127685/1024x576_MP4_7873342819814127685.mp4″ image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/21/07/13750184-0-image-a-14_1558420435015.jpg”%5D He was swiftly pulled from the wreckage and was standing, conscious afterwards, but he had already been badly burned and inhaled gases which would damage his lungs. The fire damage to his head was especially bad as his helmet had slipped off and exposed him more to the flames. Lauda underwent reconstructive surgery, but chose not to do as much as he could have, simply making sure his eyelids worked. Niki was pulled from the wreckage of his Ferrari during one of F1’s most dramatic moments (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) The injuries stayed with him for the rest of his life, which is why he was usually seen wearing a cap. Hunt would go on to win that race in Germany and then again in Netherlands, Canada and America to win the world title for the only time in his career. However, the immense determination and spirit of Lauda was shown that season as he missed just two races after the horror crash, returning in Italy the following month to finish fourth in Monza. Lauda’s resilience saw him lose the World Championship by just one point after retiring in the final race of the year in Japan over dangerous conditions. Hunt and Lauda’s rivalry was dramatised in the 2013 movie Rush, but in reality it was purely a sporting battle and the pair actually got along well – except that ’76 season. James Hunt and Nikki Lauda in 1982 ( Picture: Getty Images ) ‘In the ’76 season, it was not friendly at all,’ Lauda told NewsWeek. ‘But when he retired, I met him a couple of times in London, and he was completely broke because he had invested his money wrong and all kinds of things. ‘I told him, “Listen, James, you can’t go on like this.” I lent him some money and told him to stop drinking and get going. ‘For the last four years of his life, he was absolutely fit, didn’t drink anymore, worked for the BBC at the races, and was absolutely perfect. I was so sad when he died of a heart attack. ‘Oh, I had a couple of nights out with James … or a lot of them. The only difference was that I did it mostly on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, after the race, and he did it on Friday and Saturday, before the race. ‘We’d go out drinking and then try to find where the girls were. James was outstanding, let me tell you. He had a very good reputation with the women. A very good reputation. He knew what he was doing.’ Hunt’s racing career was relatively short compared to Lauda’s and he could not match the success of the Austrian, with his best finish being fourth in the World Championship, other than that 1976 win. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/21/formula-1-driver-niki-lauda-dies-aged-70-eight-months-lung-transplant-9619534/” title=”Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda dies aged 70, nine months after lung transplant”]
21 May 19
New Delhi Times

Canada shut out Denmark 5-0 for a fifth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. Sam Reinhart scored two goals and the rest went to Jonathan Marchessault, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Jared McCann. Mark Stone finished the Group A game in Kosice with two assists. Carter Hart stopped 21 shots and Mackenzie Blackwood […]

21 May 19
High Velocity Sport

“When you’re missing Kevin Durant, you can’t replace Kevin Durant with one guy,” Kerr said. “We had to replace him with three or four, night after night, and then without Andre, we had to find more minutes. We mixed and matched and tried to find combinations that worked and a lot of guys played really […]

21 May 19
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21 May 19
The Irish Sun
GARETH BALE will receive some much-needed TLC from Wales amid his on-going Real Madrid nightmare. Ryan Giggs named Bale in his 26-man squad for a six-day training camp which starts in Portugal tomorrow (Wed) as part of their preparations for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary. Ryan Giggs named Bale in his 26-man squad for a six-day training camp as part of their preparations for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers Bale faces being booted out by Real after a brutal put-down by Zinedine Zidane on Sunday. The Welshman was benched for their final game – a 2-0 home loss to Real Betis – and then snubbed Real players’ pitch farewell to fans at the Bernabeu. Zidane said: “If I think a player doesn’t fit in, I do what I think works best.” Bale, 29, has won four Champions League titles in six seasons since his then world-record £86million move from Tottenham. But the unused forward went straight down the tunnel at full-time and did not return to the pitch with his team-mates. SunSport revealed Bale, who wants to see out the remaining three years of his £650,000-a-week Real contract – has been offered to ex-club Spurs in a £10million loan. [boxout headline=”Wales squad”] Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) Owen Evans (Wigan Athletic) Adam Davies (Barnsley) Connor Roberts (Swansea City) Chris Gunter (Reading) Chris Mepham (AFC Bournemouth) James Lawrence (RSC Anderlecht) Ashley Williams (Everton) Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) Joe Rodon (Swansea City) Dylan Levitt (Manchester United) Ben Williams (Barnsley) Joe Allen (Stoke City) Matthew Smith (Manchester City) Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04) Dan James (Swansea City) David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth) George Thomas (Leicester City) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Sam Vokes (Stoke City) Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) Nathan Broadhead (Everton) Louis Thompson (Norwich City) Terry Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) [/boxout] Bale will be joined by Manchester United target Dan James and Welsh Footballer of the Year David Brooks on the trip to the Algarve. Tottenham’s Ben Davies and Ben Woodburn of Liverpool are unavailable due to their involvement in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1. Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence and Neil Taylor will also miss the Portugal camp as they prepare for the Championship play-off final between Derby and Aston Villa. Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu are out through injury. But Giggs, whose side travel to Croatia on June 8 and then face Hungary three days later, has called up seven new players for their first experience of life in the senior squad. [article-rail-section title=”Most Read in Football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Uncapped Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore has been included after scoring 19 goals for the promoted Tykes. Owen Evans, Dylan Levitt, Nathan Broadhead, Ben Williams, Louis Thompson and Terry Taylor are also part of the training camp which lasts until next Tuesday. Giggs will then announce his squad for the Group E double-header in Cardiff on May 29. SunSport revealed Bale, who wants to see out the remaining three years of his £650,000-a-week Real contract – has been offered to ex-club Spurs in a £10million loan
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
GARETH BALE will receive some much-needed TLC from Wales amid his on-going Real Madrid nightmare. Ryan Giggs named Bale in his 26-man squad for a six-day training camp which starts in Portugal tomorrow (Wed) as part of their preparations for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Croatia and Hungary. Ryan Giggs named Bale in his 26-man squad for a six-day training camp as part of their preparations for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers Bale faces being booted out by Real after a brutal put-down by Zinedine Zidane on Sunday. The Welshman was benched for their final game – a 2-0 home loss to Real Betis – and then snubbed Real players’ pitch farewell to fans at the Bernabeu. Zidane said: “If I think a player doesn’t fit in, I do what I think works best.” Bale, 29, has won four Champions League titles in six seasons since his then world-record £86million move from Tottenham. But the unused forward went straight down the tunnel at full-time and did not return to the pitch with his team-mates. SunSport revealed Bale, who wants to see out the remaining three years of his £650,000-a-week Real contract – has been offered to ex-club Spurs in a £10million loan. [boxout headline=”Wales squad”] Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) Owen Evans (Wigan Athletic) Adam Davies (Barnsley) Connor Roberts (Swansea City) Chris Gunter (Reading) Chris Mepham (AFC Bournemouth) James Lawrence (RSC Anderlecht) Ashley Williams (Everton) Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) Joe Rodon (Swansea City) Dylan Levitt (Manchester United) Ben Williams (Barnsley) Joe Allen (Stoke City) Matthew Smith (Manchester City) Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04) Dan James (Swansea City) David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth) George Thomas (Leicester City) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Sam Vokes (Stoke City) Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) Nathan Broadhead (Everton) Louis Thompson (Norwich City) Terry Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) [/boxout] Bale will be joined by Manchester United target Dan James and Welsh Footballer of the Year David Brooks on the trip to the Algarve. Tottenham’s Ben Davies and Ben Woodburn of Liverpool are unavailable due to their involvement in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1. Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence and Neil Taylor will also miss the Portugal camp as they prepare for the Championship play-off final between Derby and Aston Villa. Aaron Ramsey and Ethan Ampadu are out through injury. But Giggs, whose side travel to Croatia on June 8 and then face Hungary three days later, has called up seven new players for their first experience of life in the senior squad. [article-rail-section title=”Most Read in Football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] Uncapped Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore has been included after scoring 19 goals for the promoted Tykes. Owen Evans, Dylan Levitt, Nathan Broadhead, Ben Williams, Louis Thompson and Terry Taylor are also part of the training camp which lasts until next Tuesday. Giggs will then announce his squad for the Group E double-header in Cardiff on May 29. SunSport revealed Bale, who wants to see out the remaining three years of his £650,000-a-week Real contract – has been offered to ex-club Spurs in a £10million loan
21 May 19
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21 May 19
talkSPORT
talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online… Manchester United will demand €160m (£138m) for midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, if a club comes in for the France international. (Daily Star) Chelsea are prepared to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer, as letting the Belgian leave for nothing next year would have financial fair play implications for the club. (Daily Mail) Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Manchester City’s German winger Leroy Sane this summer. (Daily Mirror) Man United have had a £95m bid for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly rejected. (The Sun) The Red Devils are set to pay the £105m release clause for Benfica attacking midfielder Joao Felix, although they could face competition from Real Madrid for the 19-year-old. (Record) MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Paul Pogba of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on April 28, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa looks set to commit his future to the club for one more season, after they missed out on promotion from the Championship. (Daily Telegraph) Fernando Llorente is set to leave Tottenham this summer, after the club decided not to trigger an extension to the striker’s contract. AC Milan, Marseille, Roma and Valencia are interested in the 34-year-old. (Daily Mirror) Spurs are interested in Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who has a £43m release clause. They want to sign the 22-year-old Uruguay international as back-up to Harry Kane. (Daily Star) Chelsea are set to confirmed Olivier Giroud has agreed a one-year contract extension with the club. (London Evening Standard) Fernando Llorente has scored crucial goals for Spurs in the Champions League this season, but is set to leave this summer Arsenal have made an offer for Valencia goalkeeper Norberto Murara, 29, after speaking with the Brazilian’s representatives. (Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic could spend another season on loan at Hertha Berlin, after talks between the German club’s general manager and Jurgen Klopp. (Liverpool Echo) Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has agreed to become the new manager of Inter Milan. (The Guardian) Juventus, who were also linked with Conte, are not targeting current Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri. (The Sun) [article-rail-section title=”LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP” posts_category=”234″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /]
21 May 19
News Archives Uk

By Press Association 2019 Fever Tree Championships – Day Two – Queen & # 39; s Club Briton Dan Evans received a Wild Card for the Fever Tree Championship in Queens next month. The 28-year-old ranks 77th in the world after making up more than 1000 places last year after his 12-month ban on taking […]

21 May 19
The Sun
NIKI LAUDA has died, aged 70. The Austrian Formula One legend died on Monday, May 20. Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70 What was is cause of death? His cause of death has not been revealed – although he had a lung transplant eight months ago. The driver was severely burned in a near-fatal crash in 1976 and incredibly came back to the sport, winning his second world championship a year later. But his severe fireball injuries and burns – contracted 42 years ago – left him battling health problems for the rest of his life He had two kidney transplants, with one donated by his brother Florian in 1997 and another from his wife Birgit in 2005. The Austrian racer also underwent a lung transplant in August last year after falling ill with flu-like symptoms while on holiday in Ibiza. He had the procedure in Vienna, with medics revealing he had been suffering from “severe lung disease”. Since his lung transplant, the 70-year-old’s road to recovery has been slowed by setbacks including a flu infection. Earlier this month, he was transferred to a private clinic so he could have dialysis treatment for his kidney problems. Speaking 10 days ago, his brother Florian said: “Niki is making progress but he is still in Switzerland”. But it appears as though the F1 legend must have had a relapse. How many children did he have? Lauda had two sons with first wife Marlene Knaus, who he married in 1976 and divorced in 1991 – Mathias who is a racing driver too and Lukas who acts as Mathias’s manager. He also had a son, Christoph, through an extra-marital relationship. Lauda married Birgit Wetzinger in 2008, and in September 2009 Birgit gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl. Austrian former Formula One driver Niki Lauda and wife Birgit in 2016