• Real Madrid's season on the brink after Modric and Bale blows

    Just when Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was getting used to having a fully fit squad at his disposal once again, he received some ominous news. Injury has struck down two of his most important players at the worst possible time. Gareth Bale went down after two minutes against Malaga and was withdrawn shortly afterwards with a calf problem. Later, on the hour mark, his former Tottenham team-mate Luka Modric limped off with suspected ligament damage in his knee which could keep the Croatian midfielder out for the rest of the season.

  • Van Gaal salutes United's dominant display in defeat

    By Tom Hayward LONDON(Reuters) - Louis van Gaal described Manchester United's display in their 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday as their best of the season and said it gave him plenty to be optimistic about in the future. A 4-2 victory against champions and rivals Manchester City at a raucous Old Trafford last week was a performance akin to that of the glory days under Alex Ferguson and had fans optimistic of an imminent return to the top of the Premier League. The resurgent Reds arrived at Stamford Bridge having won six successive league matches to leapfrog City into third spot and, although their victorious run ended at the hands of Jose Mourinho’s side, there were plenty of positives for Dutch coach Van Gaal.

  • Arsenal & Wenger escape ultimate embarrassment - but will they ever learn?

    Arsenal will return to Wembley next month to defend their FA Cup crown but selfies and silverware will be in short supply unless they finally learn to master the showpiece occasion. A moment of inspiration from Alexis Sanchez and one of utter devastation for poor Adam Federici, who left the hallowed turf in tears following his inexplicable mind blank, sealed Arsenal’s passage but it was, yet again, an unnecessarily complicated one. Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Santi Cazorla were the only surviving starters from last season’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan, and it appeared that Arsenal had learned little from that particular brush with catastrophe.

  • Heard ‘wants Depp to sell bachelor pad’

    Amber Heard reportedly wants husband Johnny Depp to sell his bachelor pad. The couple are supposedly eager to have kids and it’s claimed 28-year-old Amber is asking Johnny to make room for their expanding brood by selling his beloved man den. Johnny, 51, is said to own numerous properties in the Los Angeles area already, but apparently Amber doesn’t want to move into any of these homes.

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  • Rosberg blames himself, Ferrari celebrate splitting silver arrows

    Nico Rosberg said he had only himself to blame after slipping to third on the grid in Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – knocked off the front row by the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. The 29-year-old German wound up more than half a second adrift of his Mercedes team-mate and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who has overhauled Rosberg in the championship, split the two silver arrows for the first time this year to confirm Ferrari’s revival.

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  • China fines Alibaba $129,000 for pricing violations

    China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has been fined 800,000 yuan ($129,000) by the price bureau in eastern Zhejiang province for violations by third-party sellers during promotions on its e-commerce platforms. Since Alibaba turned "Singles' Day", a November 11 Chinese response to Valentine's Day, into an online shopping festival in 2009, the event has grown to similar proportions as Cyber Monday and Black Friday in the United States. "The company has been fined 500,000 yuan ($81,000) for matters related to Singles' Day pricing by third-party sellers on our Tmall marketplace in 2013 and 2014 and 300,000 yuan($48,000) for pricing in other promotions in 2013 and 2015," Alibaba Group said in a statement on Friday.

  • ‘We should give them bread and water, not Cristal and lobster’ - Mourinho attacks FA delegates

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Football Association (FA) and their delegates who are sent to monitor referees during matches. According to the Premier League's Fair Play table, the Blues are ranked as the worst side in terms of respecting officials. But Mourinho believes those sent to matches by FA spend too much time enjoying the catering at Stamford Bridge rather than taking in the action.

  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office number, which played a recorded message explaining how callers could get tickets to his TV show.

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  • Giant grasshopper masked biker superhero helps Japanese police catch drink-drivers

    A Japanese artist has an unusual pastime: dressing up as a giant superhero grasshopper to patrol the streets of his native city and protect citizens against drunk drivers. By day, environmentally conscious artist Shinjiro Kumagai makes statues out of old aluminium cans in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu.

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  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise

    New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. To make a city of chain stores would not be inviting for residents or visitors," said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, among those making the proposals.

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  • Japan population falls to 15-year low

    Japan's population has shrunk for the fourth year running, falling back to a level it was last at in 2000, with more than one in four people now aged 65 or older, the government said. Japan's rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners. Any suggestion of opening its borders to young workers who could help plug the population gap provokes strong reactions among the public.

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  • Calvin and Taylor's 'cat chaos'

    Calvin Harris' cat allergy is reportedly causing tension between him and Taylor Swift. Things are thought to be going well, with Taylor seen supporting her beau in Las Vegas when he played a set and the pair food shopping together. Calvin can't be around Taylor's beloved felines Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

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  • ‘Furious 7’ Drives Past Billion-Dollar Mark to Become Universal’s Biggest Movie Ever

    Universal Pictures has announced that with Friday’s theatrical grosses “Furious 7” will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film is destined to become Universal’s highest-grossing movie ever next week. Continuing to break records at every

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  • Unprecedented germ diversity found in remote Amazonian tribe

    The microbiome — the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that share our bodies — plays a critical role in maintaining health. Friday's study raises tantalizing questions about the microbial diversity of our ancestors, and whether today's Western diets and lifestyles strip us of some bugs we might want back. The results bolster a theory that diminished microbial diversity in Western populations is linked to immune and metabolic diseases — allergies, asthma, diabetes — that are on the rise, said senior author M. Gloria Dominguez-Bello of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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  • Six new cars to check out this weekend

    SINGAPORE — It’s as if the motor trade had a crystal ball. The very week that the Land Transport Authority announces a large jump in the COE Quota for May to July, car dealers are putting six new models on the market here.The bigger COE Quota is expected

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  • Officer who rammed armed man with car details encounter

    Arizona police officer Michael Rapiejko felt he had no option but to run over an armed man walking down a busy business corridor, according to an audio recording of an interview with a prosecutor following the Feb. 19 incident that went viral this week. The 34-year-old officer from the Marana Police Department, a suburb north of Tucson, told an investigator he had considered shooting the suspect but that doing so would put other officers and bystanders at risk.

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  • William Shatner’s ‘$30 billion pipeline’

    William Shatner wants to raise $30 billion to build a water pipeline. “California’s in the midst of a four-year-old drought,” he noted during an interview with Yahoo Tech Mix. In a place that’s the fifth-largest GDP — if California were a country, it’d be fifth in line — we’re about to be arid! What do you do about it?

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  • Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

    Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. Pope Francis will view it on June 21 on an overnight trip to the Turin area, which will include private time with relatives. "Many pilgrims who had already seen the shroud in past showings come back, even though some saw it just five years ago," Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia said on Saturday.

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  • 5 Reasons "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will be Awesome

    Much has happened since "The Avengers". With the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the rise of a new supervillain who could prove to be the Avengers' most fearsome yet, the team is once again faced with new challenges to save mankind from extinction. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is easily going to be the biggest movie for this season and we can't wait to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye on the same screen again.

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  • Ronaldo scores 50 goals five seasons in a row

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50 goals for his fifth consecutive season - a feat never before achieved in Spanish football. The Portugal international signed for the Santiago Bernabeu club in 2009 and, in the process, took his goalscoring ability to another level after leaving Manchester United. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner missed his first penalty of the season in the triumph in the capital but still managed to star for Carlo Ancelotti's men as he bagged two assists and scored the third and final goal in stoppage-time.