Spurs’ new White Hart Lane stadium will host only one NFL game this year, despite the Premier League club having a 10-year deal with the American league to stage two games a season. The £800million venue, which is under construction, will stage the first of three NFL games in London in October, when the Oakland Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, October 14, the sixth week of the regular season. Having staged its first NFL game in 2007, Wembley gets its 19th and 20th games over the following two weekends. Which game comes first has not yet been decided but the fixtures are the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Charges versus the Tennessee Titans. The three “road” teams are visiting London for the first time and mean that 29 of the league’s 32 franchises have now played in the British capital. By far the biggest and richest league in the United States, the NFL has been inching towards setting up a London-based … [Read more...] about White Hart Lane to start with just one NFL game this season, as Wembley gets two
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LAST Friday on the radio programme I spoke about how I was looking forward to the GAA All-Star Awards.And how I was hoping that sympathy wouldn’t be a factor when deciding who would take home the football gongs.In the end, I think a little bit of “ah God help them” might have come into it after all. I don’t have a problem as such with Mayo’s Andy Moran being named footballer of the year. He had an incredible season.We all remember him on the pitch with his daughter after the 2016 All-Ireland Final replay. Everyone assumed he was getting a last look at the place before he said his goodbyes.But we were all wrong, instead he came back and had his best season for a long time.Dublin’s James McCarthy had a great championship too. He has been an outstanding half-back but this year made the switch to centrefield.Any player will tell you playing midfield at club level is very different to playing midfield for your county.The Ballymun man adapted … [Read more...] about How did Dublin star Stephen Cluxton not win GAA All-Star goalkeeper at this year’s awards?
AS TIPPERARY set out to defend the Liam MacCarthy Cup, SunSport takes a look at where the other counties stand ahead of the 2017 season. 1: TIPPERARYTIPPERARY do not make very willing bridesmaids but they have had to fulfil that role and watch Kilkenny march up the aisle for most of the last decade.But Michael Ryan’s men finally got back to the hurling altar last September.The Premier County were the most consistent team during the Championship and with Pádraic Maher and Séamus Callanan delivering outstanding displays, Tipp were full value for their triumph.Having failed to build on their 2010 success, Tipp will be determined not to allow that happen in 2017.Last year’s rating: 2. 2014 rating: 2 2: KILKENNYTHE retirements of Eoin Larkin and Jackie Tyrrell are the latest sign that the all-conquering Kilkenny machine of the last decade is no more.But those who believe the Cats have gone away should think again.Kilkenny might not be the force they … [Read more...] about Hurling rankings 2017: Kilkenny have work to do to loosen Tipperary’s grip on Liam MacCarthy this year
Although Sony is yet to officially announce details about their new PlayStation 4, Amazon may have already accidentally revealed the release date and price.The details of the new console, codenamed Neo, appeared on the Spanish Amazon site over the weekend.A product page appeared with a PlayStation 4 listed as costing €399.99, roughly £330, and available to purchase from October 13.The page was quickly removed once news outlets started to report the information.Adding fuel to the fire, GameStop CEO Paul Raines mentioned both the PS4 Neo and Xbox One S when talking about consoles available later this year. Only the Xbox has been confirmed for release this year.However a GameStop representative denied that Raines was talking about the Neo's release window.GameStop's director of corporate communications told GameSpot: "Paul did not say that Xbox One S and PlayStation Neo hardware units would be coming for the holidays."The anchor was the one who referenced the holiday … [Read more...] about PlayStation 4 Neo ‘will come out in October this year’ to challenge Xbox One S
THE toys may have changed (and got more expensive!) but a child's determination to buy into a trend and fit in with their peers remains unchanged.Toys R Us has predicted this year's biggest seller will be Hatchimals, a cuddly toy that hatches out of an egg.For most of us, that's a cross between a Tamagotchi and a Furby (both of which, incidentally, feature on this list).So while this year it's all about Hatchimals, selfie kits and the latest Nerf gun (many of which are sold out) how many of these retro toys were on the top of your wish list for Santa in years gone by?1986 Football StickersIt seems unimaginable now that you could make a child's dreams come true on Christmas day with a gift that cost just 10p.Yet that was exactly what every child wanted in 1986.In the year of the World Cup – and Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal – kids became obsessed with the 10p per pack playground sticker craze.1987 Sylvanian FamiliesThese … [Read more...] about Hatchimals are predicted to be this year’s most popular children’s toy – but how many of the Christmas bestsellers from the last 30 years do you remember?
NOTHING quite proves Leicester City have had a 12 months to remember like their pre-season fixture schedule.A year ago the Foxes played out a 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town after beating Lincoln, before narrowly beating Burton Albion, Rotherham United and Birmingham City.This year Claudio Ranieri's side have faced Celtic - where they won on penalties at Parkhead - before playing Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester United in the Community Shield.Who is to say that a 1-1 draw in front of 4,273 fans at League Two Mansfield's Field Mill on July 25 last year did not get the ball rolling for Ranieri's boys ahead of their Premier League charge.David Nugent opened the scoring before Matt Green scored for the penalty spot with Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Christian Fuchs coming off the bench as Shinji Okazaki started.A 2-1 win over Burton Albion then followed as Vardy netted both goals at the Pirelli Stadium.Mahrez and Nugent were next on the score-sheet the following night in … [Read more...] about Last summer Leicester City’s pre-season fixtures were Lincoln, Mansfield, Burton and Rotherham – this year they play Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Celtic and Manchester United
I’m buzzing to announce that your new CBB columnist is none other than me…Turbo D**k himself…..Scotty T. Over the next three weeks, I will be giving you a weekly round-up of what’s going on in the house, with insider knowledge of the housemates… or those I know. Who the f*** are some of these people, anyway?What series of CBB is complete without a Geordie… and our lass Marnie will be representing the North East this series. Ceeemonn Marns. Bring another title back to Newcastle! I am Team Marnie all the way.So who is going in this year… and, more importantly, which of the lasses would I try to crack on with in the house. Sam Fox I had to Google this former page 3 Fox… but f*** me, she was fit when she got her tits out for the lads (and lasses) in the 80s. A right sort back then. They’ve been trying to get her on the show for years, so she’ll be controversial all right. She’ll probably wanted to be remembered … [Read more...] about Scotty T lets rip on this year’s crop of Celebrity Big Brother housemates
DAVID Beckham has revealed he’s got a new tattoo of birds of prey behind his ear – his FIFTH new inking this year.He showed off the artwork during a promotional event on Monday as he played football with up and coming players to celebrate the launch of a new pair of Predator football boots with Adidas.And as he tied his long hair back in a ponytail to focus on the game, his new ink was clearly on display – four birds of prey, flying up his neck and behind his ear.It’s his fourth tattoo this year alone – it’s thought he has over fifty in total.Most recently, the former England player revealed a tattoo of the number seven on his right forefinger – a reference to both his shirt number for England and Manchester United, and to his daughter Harper’s middle name.He also got a mystical arty drawing on his shin, and the word Dadda on his neck while he was in LA earlier this year.He also got a massive horse stretching up his back and neck at the … [Read more...] about David Beckham reveals FOURTH new tattoo this year – birds of prey behind his left ear
Over 80% of Argos shoppers bought discounted items using their mobile devices during Black Friday 2016 - and this year it's likely to be much of the same. Last year shoppers flooded the high street chain's website as the clock struck midnight kick-starting the huge shopping event - with the retail giant recording 8,000 visits a minute in the first hour. As more consumers look to buy pricier items at a discount for Christmas, we anticipate demand to be even greater, with top toys, tech goods and household electrical appliances on most customers' shopping lists. While the retailer is keeping mum about what deals will be available for 2017, last year it launched 13 days of discounts in the run up and aftermath of Black Friday iteself. Only time will tell if they'll repeat the same tactics offering customers "sizable discounts" across all departments - keep checking this page for all the latest updates. What are the deals and where can I find them? The gateway for shoppers to access all … [Read more...] about Argos Black Friday 2017 deals – what to expect from this year’s shopping bonanza from the high street chain
THE X Factor this year felt more like the Honey G show, as the controversial rap act won over the hearts of the British public.Her appearance on ITV’s popular talent competition certainly got viewers talking, as her comical performances became everyone’s guilty pleasure.Following the news that Honey G will be releasing a single this Christmas, here are the moments that prove she was the most memorable contestant of the year…Music mogul Simon Cowell is rarely left lost for words, but he certainly was the first time Honey G was in the house.The judges’ jaws dropped as 35-year-old Honey, real name Anna Gilford, performed Missy Elliott’s hit song Work It.As she grabbed her crotch and busted some questionable moves, Simon admitted he felt "uncomfortable” and said “make it stop”.Mischievous Louis Walsh isn't afraid to pile on the criticism, and he definitely showed that when he told Honey G people were referring to her as David … [Read more...] about The knee slide, her mannequin challenge and now that epic mic drop fail…15 times Honey G was the best thing about this year’s X Factor