Wayne Rooney scores stunning goal from beyond halfway line for DC United

Wayne Rooney continues to add to his highlight reel in Major League Soccer. On Wednesday night he scored DC United from beyond the halfway line Wayne Rooney continues to add to his highlight reel in Major League Soccer. On Wednesday night he scored for DC United from beyond the halfway line for one of the best goals of his long career. The goal came in the 10th minute of DCs game against Orlando City. Rooney picked up the ball in his own half and say Orlando goalkeeper Brian Rowe well off his line. He proceeded to drive the ball over Rowe, and was promptly mobbed by his teammates. It proved to be the only goal of the game. pic.twitter.com/dJ5BriAOx3 Original …

Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBAs landscape changed. So its reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball team in a sign-and-trade deal for Durant. This is a brutal look for the Knicks as much as its a win for the Nets. Brooklyn have focused on building slowly, methodically, around culture and young talent since the hasnt seen championship confetti since 1973 27 years before most of 2019s draftees were even born doesnt have the pulling power the fanbase and local outlets have been led to believe. There isnt enough time here to include unwilling to offer Durant a max contract given his injury status. Dolan didnt want to pay Durant a maximum …

Prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, ready to make her Wimbledon mark

The hotly tipped American faces Venus Williams after qualifying without losing a set On Monday at Wimbledon, a teenage hopeful will take centre stage against one of the greats of the game, dreaming of one day emulating their achievements. It is something that countless players have done in the past, only for most of them to fall by the wayside. But American Cori Gauff is no ordinary 15-year-old. Nicknamed Coco, Gauff is the youngest player ever to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon, having come through three matches in qualifying without losing a set. She won the junior French Open title in 2018 at the age of 14, her agent is part of Roger Federers management group and, according …

Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili missing after swimming accident

The Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili has been declared missing after a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, her club said on Sunday The Switzerland forward Florijana Ismaili has been declared missing after a swimming accident on Lake Como in Italy, her club said on Sunday. Ismaili, 24, has played for the BSC Young Boys womens team since 2011 and is the clubs captain. BSC Young Boys have been informed that our player Florijana Ismaili has been missing since Saturday afternoon on Lake Como after a swimming accident, Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, only 15, is the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon

(CNN)American tennis prodigy Cori “Coco” Gauff, 15, just became the youngest player in the Open era to advance through qualifying to reach Wimbledon’s main draw where she will play compatriot Venus Williams. Gauff will be the 12th youngest overall to play at the Wimbledon main draw, but the 11 others didn’t make it through qualifying. Wimbledon says it also doles out wild card slots to players whose world ranking isn’t high enough to automatically qualify for the tournament, but who are noteworthy based on previous performances or their ability to “increase British interest.” The last 15-year-old to compete through a wild card slot at Wimbledon was Laura Robson in 2009, a British player who’d won Junior Wimbledon the year before. …

Ball, Winkleman and Feltz among top BBC earners

The stars’ salaries are published as part of the BBC’s Annual Report and covers the period from April 2018 to March 2019. BBC star salaries 2018-19: Who earned what? What else did we learn from the annual report? However, as usual the list is not a fair or complete reflection of what all celebrities at the BBC earn. Actors and some entertainment presenters who work for the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Studios are not included. As a result, the stars of some of the BBC’s biggest programmes – like Top Gear and Doctor Who – are absent from the list. In the past 12 months, Chris Evans has left for Virgin Radio, replaced by Zoe Ball. As a result, his …

Could Kawhi Leonard join LeBron James on the Lakers?

(CNN)As the start of 2019 NBA free agency has proven, anything is possible. With free agency officially starting on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, a flurry of new contracts and surprising trades occurred. Johnson stepped down as team president of basketball operations for the Lakers in April, so he was allowed to speak with Leonard, as he was not representing the team in any official capacity. The two sides had positive conversations about the direction of the Lakers, according to the report. The Lakers recently traded with the New Orleans Pelicans for superstar Anthony Davis, and adding Leonard to the mix along with LeBron James would make the team the prohibitive favorites to win the 2020 NBA championship. Leonard has …

School bus destroyed after bursting into flames

Motorist Lisa Bridgy, who was driving past on the opposite carriageway shortly after the fire, said the bus was “completely burnt out” and “just a shell”. Image caption The children were given shelter and refreshments at the nearby Dick Turpin pub Police said one lane of the Southend-bound carriageway of the A127 remained closed. You may also be interested in: ‘I spend my lunch break with 150,000 bees’ Life on the streets where heroin is £5 a bag ‘We can feel excluded in an average height world’ Skip Twitter post by @OfficialSHSG We are aware that one of the Maymist coaches has experienced a problem on it's journey in this morning. We have been advised that the students are all …

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she’s ‘not going to the f*****g White House’ if the women’s team wins the World Cup

(CNN)American women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe is not planning to go to the White House if the national team wins the World Cup. The US national team is competing in the Women’s World Cup, and plays host country France on Friday. Other teams have skipped the White House visit It’s not the first time professional athletes have turned down a visit to the White House. The Golden State Warriors decided not to go to the White House last year after winning an NBA title. Before their scheduled visit, President Donald Trump revoked their invitation on Twitter. Trump also canceled a visit from the 2018 Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles because of controversy over standing for the national anthem at games. …

Start your Monday smart: Hong Kong, Putin & the Pope, July 4th, Venezuela, World Cup

(CNN)Here’s what you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY Growing speculation about third Trump-Kim summit • New York celebrates Pride. More than 100 floats and 500 marching groups are slated to roll through Manhattan starting at noon ET to honor the sacrifices and triumphs of the gay rights movement in the 50 years since the Stonewall riots.   NASA spacecraft breaks record to capture this image MONDAY • Hong Kong protests return. Demonstrators are again expected to flood the streets of Hong Kong, this time to mark 22 years since the territory reverted to China. Recent protests against a controversial extradition bill have drawn hundreds of thousands of activists to the streets. Trudeau forgets province in Canada Day …

Argentina beat Venezuela to set up Copa America semi-final with Brazil

Argentina delivered a much improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa America quarter-finals and set up a mouth-watering meeting with Brazil Argentina delivered a much improved performance to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the Copa Amrica quarter-finals and set up a mouth-watering meeting with Brazil. Lautaro Martnez scored for the second game running to put Argentina in front in the 10th minute with a clever back-heeled finish, diverting in a shot from Sergio Agero following a corner swung in by the captain, Lionel Messi. Lionel Scalonis side had to weather a series of attacks from Venezuela in the second half and it took a strong save from Franco Armani to prevent Ronald Hernndez from equalising. The substitute Giovani Lo …

Kevin Durant to sign contract with Brooklyn Nets

(CNN)Kevin Durant is heading to New York City. Durant has made the All-NBA first team six times and joined the Golden State Warriors in free agency in 2016. The team nabbed two straight NBA championships and made it to the finals this year before losing to the Toronto Raptors. Durant tore his Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the 2019 Finals and is expected to miss the 2019-20 season. Durant is one of the top players in the NBA when he’s not nursing an injury. The 30-year-old previously shot down a $31.5 million player option on his contract with Golden State. Kyrie Irving, who played last season with the Boston Celtics, and DeAndre Jordan, who’s currently on the New York …

Harry and Meghan greeted Yankees and Red Sox players ahead of their London series

(CNN)Baseball royalty met real-life royalty Saturday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greeted players from the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Not to be outdone by their New England rivals, the Yankees opted to give the couple an infant-sized jersey embroidered with Archie’s name and the number 19 for his birth year. Clearly, the gift won Harry over. “You guys have beaten next door’s present, by the way,” he told the team. Harry threw out the first pitch of the series, hosted in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation. The charity benefits the titular sporting event for wounded veterans, which Harry founded in 2014. London is the MLB’s latest international locale, following two spring series in Mexico and …

Charles’ 50 years as Prince of Wales

Former Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan Sir Norman Lloyd Edwards, who went on to know the prince well, also recalled the excitement at Cardiff train station, where he was at the time of the announcement. “It didn’t have a roof, but if it had had a roof it would have come off,” he said. “There was enormous excitement on the platform and in the railway station.” Among the guests invited to the investiture 50 years ago was Sir Nicholas Soames, a lifelong friend of the prince. Image caption Dafydd Iwan said the investiture “came out of nowhere” amidst political turmoil In the late 1950s, Welsh nationalism was yet to spark into life. Eleven years later, when Charles was crowned, it …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot Trailer Brings The Action, Wigs And Ariana Grande

Charlie’s Angels” reboot only. new crop of angels is reporting for duty. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska take on hordes of bad guys, sport even more wigs and, yes, receive orders from the titular speaker box.  Stewart has teased as being more “grounded” — still looks like plenty of fun, balancing wild action set pieces with quippy dialogue and globe-trotting. And if that’s not enough to get you in the theater, the trailer also features a brand-new collaboration between Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande, who is co-executive producing the soundtrack. “Charlie’s Angels” hits theaters Nov. 15. Let Kristen Stewart Explain Why 'Charlie's Angels' Needs A 'Grounded' Reboot The Criticism That 'Irritated The Crap' Out Of This …

Why Alex Morgan says she doesn’t need a chiropractor after the match against Spain

(CNN)Alex Morgan said she doesn’t need the chiropractor anymore, after a physical game against Spain left her back sufficiently cracked. “Got a good crack in my back, so I don’t need the chiro anymore,” she said with a laugh. “It was a challenging one for me, but I had to just stay in it mentally.” Spain ended the game with 17 fouls committed, compared to the USA’s five, and both teams were awarded a yellow card each. After an early goal by Spain, USA came out victorious with two penalty kicks, winning 2-1. The team will face France on Friday in the quarterfinals. Morgan has suffered more fouls than anyone else on her team so far this tournament, with a …