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USA downed Germany (Picture: Getty) A little bit of success can go to anybody’s head – but it’s pretty ridiculous in the case of the USA national team. After friendly wins over Holland last week and then Germany, US fans are convinced they are now serious contenders for the World Cup in 2018. Yep, really. Bobby Wood, who plays for a team just relegated from the German second division, scored a winner against Germany, and soon sent Twitter crazy with the prospect that USA might actually be really good. There was some sarcasm… CORRECTION: USA WON THE WORLD CUP pic.twitter.com/sAoJZH3M61 […] Read more →
A convoy of hearses drives on the highway in Duisburg, Germany (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Two months after a mentally ill pilot crashed a plane into the side of a mountain, people are still struggling to understand what could have triggered such a shocking act. Among those killed was a group of 16 schoolchildren, who by a cruel twist of fate caught the Germanwing A320 flight on March 24 from Dusseldorf to Barcelona having almost missed it when one… Read the full story Read more →
James Last bid farewell to touring in February after revealing he was seriously ill (Picture: Rex Features) Big band leader and composer James Last has died aged 86, just months after he retired from touring due to illness. The veteran musician’s manager confirmed the news of his death, saying he had passed away at home in Florida ‘peacefully and in the presence of his family’. She added: ‘In him, the world loses a unique ambassador whose expressive and all-encompassing language was music. ‘We bid farewell to the man, friend and visionary, who by his impressive strength and openness, his professionalism, […] Read more →
Jurgen Klopp has been tipped to take charge of Arsenal (Picture: Getty) Jurgen Klopp has hinted he could be the successor to Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. The Borussia Dortmund boss has frequently been tipped to move to the Premier League, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City both previously linked with the German. But Arsenal are believed to be interested in Klopp taking the reins at the Emirates when Wenger’s long-term tenure finally comes to an end. And the Dortmund manager today dropped the biggest hint yet that he could soon be on his way to north London. When […] Read more →
Manuel Neuer strengthened his case for being one of the world’s current top goalkeepers after making a superb save in Bayern Munich’s 7-1 thrashing of Roma on Tuesday. The Germany international pulled out a fine stop to deny Roma striker Gervinho from close range during his team’s Champions League match at the Stadio Olimpico. Despite eventually conceding in the second half when Gervinho netted Roma’s only goal of the game, Neuer’s heroics between the posts resulted in fans praising the shot-stopper for his performance for the German giants. Manuel Neuer is the best, THE BEST!!! — Lamar Stark (@TheRealLarma) October 21, […] Read more →