The five-year impact of the new free kick rule in football
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The five-year impact of the new free kick rule in football

More news - Recent news In the fall of 2017, free kicks began to be considered a real offensive tool. After his purchase from Benfica, it quickly became clear that Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson possessed a left leg more akin to a catapult than a human limb, capable of launching the ball 80 metres over the opposition defence to create a goal-scoring opportunity. Teams were baffled by this tactic, as they had never seen it before. City's entire attacking trio positioned themselves 20 metres beyond the opposition's goal line, confident that they could not be offside from a goal kick. @SamLee (@SamLee)"This set-up of City's free kick is brilliant. The players are spread out all over the pitch; the opposition have no idea whether the pass will be short, into the big hole in ...
Will the United States maintain its dominance in the Paris Olympic pools?
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Will the United States maintain its dominance in the Paris Olympic pools?

More news - Breaking news For many years, the sound of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been omnipresent in every Olympic swimming stadium. From the 1992 Games in Barcelona to the 2021 Games in Tokyo, which were postponed due to the pandemic, the U.S. swim team has won more gold medals than any other team. The last time Team USA did not win multiple golds in a single Olympics was 1988, when they finished second to East Germany. None of the current swimmers were alive then. American swimmers have dominated both the overall and gold medal standings for years, almost to the point where it has become a given. Of course, Michael Phelps' 23 gold medals in four Olympics played a significant role, but it wasn't just him. Americans have often been the best in the world in their major e...
From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame
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From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame

Related media - News 24 hours Scottie Scheffler’s rise to the pinnacle of golf has been nothing short of meteoric. Once considered a talented but unremarkable player, the American has become a global sensation in 2024. This newfound fame, however, presents a unique challenge for a man who previously held his privacy in high regard. Scheffler’s journey began with a dominant win at the Masters in 2022, cementing his place as a world-class golfer. However, his celebrity status remained relatively understated. Fast forward to 2024, and a series of events catapulted him into the spotlight. A series of major victories, including a second Masters victory, cemented his dominance. But it was a bizarre arrest in Louisville that truly propelled him into the pop culture stratosphere. Fa...
Brunson’s Loyalty Rewrites Knicks’ Future: A Win for Championship Aspirations
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Brunson’s Loyalty Rewrites Knicks’ Future: A Win for Championship Aspirations

More news - Latest news Jalen Brunson defied convention this summer. While most players chase the biggest paycheck, Brunson prioritized winning in New York. The Knicks, eager to retain their rising star, offered a significant contract extension. But the really historic part? Brunson left a whopping $113 million on the table by opting into this deal a year early. The unprecedented move speaks volumes about Brunson’s dedication. He’s not just playing in New York, he’s invested in the team’s championship aspirations. That commitment goes beyond finances: He prioritizes building chemistry with teammates like Josh Hart and playing under Coach Thibodeau. Brunson’s decision is a gamble, but a calculated one. The new contract structure allows the Knicks to remain flexible unde...
Apple Vision Pro review: First-gen headset falls short
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Apple Vision Pro review: First-gen headset falls short

Related media - Latest news Seventeen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a revolutionary device that combined an iPod, a telephone, and an Internet browser in one. At $500, it was expensive, but its innovation justified the cost, despite some initial flaws. Fast forward to today, and my experience with Apple’s new $3,500 Vision Pro headset has been less than stellar. This ski-goggle-style virtual reality headset aims to merge the physical and digital worlds. Apple bills it as a “space computer” designed for work, entertainment, and play. Without an advance review unit from Apple, I purchased the Vision Pro myself. With essential add-ons like a $200 case, $180 AirPods, and $150 prescription lens inserts, the cost quickly adds up. After using it for five days, I’m still not s...
Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months
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Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months

More news - Latest news According to official visitor logs, a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over an eight-month period from last summer to last spring, and met at least once with President Biden’s doctor. The expert, Dr. Kevin Cannard, is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders who recently published a paper on Parkinson’s. The logs, released by the White House, document visits from July 2023 to March of this year. More recent visits, if any, would not be disclosed until later, according to the White House’s voluntary disclosure policy. It is unclear whether Dr. Cannard was in the White House specifically to consult with the president or for unrelated meetings. Dr. Cannard’s LinkedIn page desc...
McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward
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McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward

Related media - News 24 hours Rory McIlroy is using introspection and a change of scenery to process his heartbreaking U.S. Open finish. After missing putts on the final holes at Pinehurst, McIlroy took solitary walks through the busy streets of New York City. The walks served as a way to mentally unplug and gain perspective on the challenging tournament. A familiar pattern of frustration McIlroy described feeling like his "old self" for much of the final round, the version that was seeking major championship glory. He controlled the pace early, building a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau entering the 15th hole. However, a bogey on the 15th hole, followed by a missed short putt on the 16th, destroyed his momentum. McIlroy acknowledged a sense of unease creeping in as he ...
Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations
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Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations

Related media - Recent news When Chelsia Potts took her 10-year-old daughter to a psychologist for an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder, she decided, almost as an afterthought, to get tested herself. The results were surprising: Like her daughter, Ms. Potts was diagnosed with autism. At 35, Ms. Potts thought she was dealing with anxiety or something else. A first-generation college graduate, she had earned a Ph.D. in education and become a high-level administrator at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After seeing a psychologist, she had to figure out how this diagnosis would affect her work life. “I was confused at first and kept it a secret,” Ms. Potts said. “I had an image of what an autistic person looked like, and it didn’t look like me.” She reflected on the ways she had c...
The Santa Fe Handbike Tour
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The Santa Fe Handbike Tour

More news - Latest news The nervous energy was palpable as hundreds of cyclists, dressed in colorful Lycra suits, awaited the start of the 50-mile ride known as Medio Siglo from the Santa Fe Railyard, a hub of art galleries, restaurants, and a farmers market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Finally, we began pedaling through town with eight motorcycle cops clearing the road and guarding intersections. We passed the Roundhouse, where the New Mexico Legislature meets. We passed Museum Hill, home to four museums exploring the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and more. After about twelve miles, Santa Fe was behind us and we were on our own, rolling through rolling ranchland. It was the second day of a two-day cycling event that each spring draws more than 1,500 participants,...
Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final
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Young Yamal surprises France and leads Spain to Euro 2024 final

Related media - News 24 hours A spectacular goal from young talent Lamine Yamal sent Spain through to the final of Euro 2024 with a dramatic 2-1 victory over France at the Allianz Arena. The 16-year-old midfielder defied expectations with a breathtaking 21st-minute equaliser, cancelling out France's opener and silencing the previously dominant Kylian Mbappé. Yamal's moment of brilliance came after France had taken control. Mbappé, free from the constraints of his protective mask, set up a goal for Randal Kolo Muani, seemingly putting Les Bleus on course for another victory. But then, the universe changed. Yamal picked up a loose ball near the halfway line and danced past a bewildered Adrien Rabiot. With a touch worthy of a seasoned veteran, he unleashed a powerful left-foote...