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24 Jul 19
BeastLine Sports

With an epic NBA Off-Season officially beginning to slow down, it’s understandable to have reached a point of confusion regarding what truly happened around the league. The whirlwind free agency period saw a dynamic power shift in the NBA, particularly to Southern California, but the frenzy also opened an arms race as the league is […]

24 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
THE Tory leadership campaign has gone on longer than Love Island and the outcome is largely the same — everyone gets screwed in the end. The revolt and anger over the arrival of Boris Johnson as leader has made the division over Tony Blair’s final years look like a minor tiff. Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson Conservative ministers not only resigned, refusing to serve under him, but one even tried to have parliament block him becoming Britain’s new Prime Minister. The rage wasn’t confined to the home country. An op-ed in the New York Times predicted that Boris Johnson would “end Britain”. It was among the most-read articles on its website for days. It forecast that Bojo’s crash-out, no-deal agenda would lead to another Scottish indie referendum and nudge a United Ireland closer. “Mr Johnson,” it railed, “whose laziness is proverbial and opportunism legendary, is a man well practised in deceit…his personal life is incontinent, his public record inconsequential.” Ouch. The dearth of respect for him is evident in the support he attracts. Among his fans is Donald Trump himself, but even that taco-fries-in-a-suit trails behind the figure of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Another is Dominic Raab, the man who admitted he didn’t realise that exports came through Britain’s ports and who resigned after slamming the withdrawal deal that he had just negotiated. REPTILIAN FOOLS Both reptilian fools are likely to make Johnson’s cabinet along with arch-twerp Michael Gove. Theresa May’s lowest hour is surely not just her disastrous snap election in 2017, or her handling of the Grenfell fire, or even the time she was laughed out of a room of EU leaders in Brussels, or the third time her deal was defeated in the Commons. Her worst hour comes today, when she visits her Queen to recommend Boris Johnson takes her place in Downing Street. Theresa May was like the winter sun, very bright but not very warm. Her successor is the July heatwave, sunny, but everyone will get burned eventually. As he enters the shiny door of Number Ten this afternoon, Boris Johnson fulfils a lifelong ambition, proving that by working hardly, dreaming til noon, copping out and sneaking in, you too can scurry your way to the very top. He has over-promised and will under-deliver — a carbon copy of his coin-toss decision to join the Brexit campaign and stand next to a bus-sized lie for photo heroics in the summer of 2016. As London Mayor he continually praised the “diverse”, “multicultural” virtues of the British capital. As Brexit champion, he took the reverse course, shouting about taking back control of immigration. Johnson was willing to do literally anything to become PM and he plans to do even worse to stay as PM. HIS GAFFS His only cabinet post before taking the reigns was as Foreign Secretary, a tenure so poor that he avoided alluding to it for much of the campaign. That said it all. The British Foreign Office was constantly cleaning up after his gaffs. A BBC insider doc on the department revealed civil servants struggling to remain calm as they talked him out of blunders. One memorable sequence showed him shooting a video for Twitter over and over as he couldn’t remember basic facts about Lisbon he had just been briefed on. In the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, one particular story was doing the rounds recently. At the end of a phonecall with his then foreign affairs counterpart Simon Coveney, Johnson asked what he thought of the idea of a bridge between Ireland and Britain. Coveney laughed and ended the call assuming it was a joke, until his officials pointed out that Johnson may have been serious. A few weeks later, The Daily Telegraph reported Bojo was backing a DUP proposal to build a 24-mile bridge between the North and Scotland. GUFF He spoke to Simon Coveney again and asked him if he had thought any more about the bridge. The ever-serious Simon was perplexed. “I thought you were joking?” he said. “And hang on, didn’t you just promise the DUP you’d back their bridge to Scotland?” It was Johnson’s turn to laugh. “Oh don’t mind that, I was only having them on.” The episode is shared among senior civil servants in Dublin as a demonstration that either Boris can’t tell his own jokes from his own guff or that he literally never means a thing he says. The important thing to remember though, is that Boris Johnson isn’t stupid. He’s just reckless with facts. And now he’s about to begin a monumental game of chicken with Ireland and the EU. A no-deal exit at Hallowe’en is terrible for everyone and Johnson is banking that Europe will blink first to avoid the head-on collision. He has what he’s always wanted and that’s all that matters for now. Throughout a privileged life, Boris Johnson’s grand plan, is that there is no plan. [boxout headline=”Bojo’s diary” featured-image=”4361501″]ONCE the Mare of London, now I’m the stallion of Downing Street. Great thundering clapsticks! Boris has only gone and smashed the leadership race. I worked harder than I ever did to win. In that I managed to walk upright 60 per cent of the time, waved a kipper at a crowd, washed twice, only had the cops called on me once and achieved half an erection. That latter incident occurred when I caught sight of a slim blonde bombshell staring at me longingly, though it turned out to be my own reflection in a wonky mirror that tightens the love handles. I am at last the dude of Whitehall, having once been the dud of London. Boris bikes, remember those? So-called as I rode my way across the city. Now I shall enter Number Ten and . . . she will love every minute of it. Bom chicka wa wa!!! Ipso chipsticks, I must assemble my dream team cabinet. Raab, Rees-Mogg and Gove are shoo-ins, or Thick, Brick and Twit as I call them. I am Captain Britannia come from the 1940s to take back our borders from the Huns, the Pats and the Francs. My shield shall be some right stomping good Paddy Irishman jokes and such. In the end I will emerge victorious and win the girl. At least I think that’s what happens at the end of Captain America? I haven’t seen the film as I only watch the ones with rumpy pumpy in ‘em. The work begins, to run the remains of the United Kingdom, until death do us part, or I get bored and retire to the country to make model buses out of the empty crates that our exports used to be dispatched in. BoJo.[/boxout] [boxout headline=”Creaking system is only the first drop” featured-image=”4361508″] ANOTHER busy weekend in Dublin, more water shortages. As 50,000 people arrived in Drumcondra for Croker’s double-header on Sunday, the taps went off. Even as downpours lashed down on the city, there wasn’t a drop of the stuff to be found indoors, putting huge pressure on pubs and hotels entertaining the crowds. Ice ran out and insanitary conditions developed as the loos couldn’t be flushed and punters were unable to wash their hands. The water didn’t return until Monday. It came just weeks after the water went off during Dublin Pride when 60,000 people landed in the south city centre to find out-of-order toilets and sinks during another busy weekend. Is this the foreseeable future for Dublin as the water crisis worsens? June also saw that vast sewage plume enter Dublin Bay, closing beaches. Amid these incidents, Irish Water started a campaign urging people to conserve water by not running the tap while brushing your teeth and to shower rather than have a bath. One gets the feeling there is worse to come and that the water system is creaking at the seams. Yesterday, Irish Water’s website listed 24 separate incidents of water outages across the city due to burst pipes, maintenance and leak probes. When you consider the long term plan to keep the taps on in Dublin involves piping water from the River Shannon across 170km of rural Ireland, you being to wonder if there’s anyone in charge anymore.[/boxout] Nothing special but his talent SHANE Lowry is officially Ireland’s favourite person called Lowry, perhaps even in Tipp. Has there ever been a more lovable sports hero? I watched the end of the Open on the big screen in the Croke Park hotel minutes after the exciting finish of Kerry v Donegal. Shane Lowry Usually Jones’ Road gets fierce quiet after the final whistle, but hundreds queued in the rain to see the Open finish, delaying the long drive back to Mayo, Kerry and Donegal and Meath. Fans from all four counties cheered when Lowry lifted the Claret Jug (now dubbed the Clara Jug). It was extra sweet to see an Irish winner take the coveted Major in a part of Northern Ireland that wouldn’t exactly be familiar with the words to the Offaly Rover. Shane Lowry is the perfect champion. While Rory McIlroy divides fans, Lowry stands out as a man who knows who he is. He is far removed from the millions of euro sloshing around golf. Down to earth and sound, there are few winners who are quite as accessible as the cuddly young dad. Who else could get away with belting out the Fields of Athenry bleary-eyed in a club and hugging the publican of an early house in Dublin? How? There’s the fact that he was an emotional winner. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”4843″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] That he’s not exactly Love Island beach-bod material. That he’s the epitome of Offaly, that most understated of counties. That he went to modest Athlone IT. He is perhaps our most relatable sports icon. He even comes with an adorable brandy-drinking granny.
24 Jul 19
Bob Sarber

NADLER SAYS TRUMP MET CRITERIA FOR IMPEACHMENT… New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler yesterday claimed President Trump has met the criteria for impeachment by committing “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, made the statement just days before he and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff are scheduled to preside over […]

24 Jul 19
The Sports Daily

Jerry Jones once purchased the Dallas Cowboys for $140 million back in 1989, and it sure looks like he’s getting an incredible return on his investment. The Cowboys recently topped Forbes’ most valuable franchises list, with an estimated worth of $5 billion. Behind them was the New York Yankees, at $4.6 billion — followed by […]

24 Jul 19
Empire Sports Media

The New York Giants have a rookie quarterback on that roster, and whether or not Daniel Jones actually plays this season, it’s been causing a lot of talk and a lot of speculation recently. It makes sense, considering the Giants spent the number six overall pick on Jones in a move that surprised just about […]

24 Jul 19
Life,Love ,Family and History

From the late 19th Century until shortly before the war, Manila was called the “Paris of the East” and the “Pearl of the Orient.” Under the Spanish rule, the city thrived as the gateway of European nations to their trading partners in Asia. At some point, it was even called “The Most Beautiful City in the […]

24 Jul 19
Brooklyn Backstretch

Wednesday, July 24 At the track… $200,000 Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap, fillies and mares three and up, six furlongs on the dirt. $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Cab Calloway Division, one mile, three-year-olds sired by stallions standing in New York, turf In the community booth by the jockeys’ silks room: Battlefield and Beyond, which […]

23 Jul 19
New York City Ticketron

Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to reportedly retire from NFL, join ABC as a college football analyst. The end of Mark Sanchez‘s career as an NFL quarterback has reportedly come to an end. Per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the former New York Jets quarterback will retire from football. He’ll thus join […]

23 Jul 19
News Directory

CLOSE Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila received a multi-year contract extension on Friday. This he said about: Gregory Levinsky, Detroit Free Press Less subtle tips Detroit Tiger reconstruction came almost four years ago. Even on four heels Central title of the American League, shape of the new direction began on the direction. The 2015 […]

23 Jul 19
[DOOR FLIES OPEN]

NFL News: Daniel Jones has agreed on his rookie contract with the Giants.   Ahead of rookies appearing at camp Monday. Veterans arrive Wednesday, with the first team practice scheduled for Thursday. Per nfl.com, the only rookies left to sign their entry-level deals are: Nick Bosa – Niners Quinnen Williams – Jets Brian Burns – Panthers […]