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Northern Ireland must ‘channel the anger’ over penalty decision – O’Neill

A controversial handball call in the box and the ensuing penalty from Ricardo Rodriguez mean the Swiss hold a huge advantage over Northern Ireland after the first leg. Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill said his side will have to “channel the anger” stemming from the “staggering” penalty decision that allowed Switzerland to win the first leg of their UEFA World Cup playoff. Xherdan Shaqiri’s volley from distance struck the upper arm of defender Corry Evans when he had his back turned as he jumped in front of the shot at Windsor Park on Thursday night. Replays appeared to show Evans’ arm was not outstretched, but Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan awarded a penalty nonetheless, and Ricardo Rodriguez calmly converted from the spot. O’Neill was ...

Scotland’s Brooks sorry for being thrown out of World Cup squad

Scotland lost their first two group games against Tonga and New Zealand Scotland’s Sam Brooks has apologised for his “totally embarrassing” exit from the Rugby League World Cup. The forward, captain Danny Brough and Johnny Walker were thrown out of the Scotland squad on Sunday after being deemed too drunk to board a flight. Brooks has returned to the UK for pre-season training with club side Featherstone, while Scotland prepare for a must-win match against Samoa. “My actions on Sunday were nothing short of unacceptable,” he said. “I would like to apologise to everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League, the players, the staff and the fans who travelled a long way to support us. “I would also like to apologise to everyone involved with Featherstone...

Mike Tyson: Former heavyweight champion prevented from entering Chile

Mike Tyson is accompanied by two agents of the Investigative Police at Santiago airport in Chile on Thursday Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been prevented from entering Chile due to his criminal record. Chilean media reported Tyson was planning to attend an awards ceremony in Santiago. But the 51-year-old American, who has convictions for rape, assault and cocaine possession, was put on a flight home by immigration police. Police at Santiago airport said Tyson was deported for “not complying with immigration law.” Tyson was stopped from entering the UK in 2013 because of previous convictions. “Upon review of his record, and as authorised by current immigration law, all foreigners who have been convicted or prosecuted for any crime may have their entry into the...

Ex-World champion Cancellara could face investigation over hidden motor accusation

Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara, 36, won a time trial gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics Former world champion Fabian Cancellara could be investigated over a claim he used a hidden motor in his bike, says cycling’s world governing body. The Swiss rider was accused by former cyclist Phil Gaimon in his new book. The allegations first surfaced after Cancellara’s victories at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in 2010. “We are not ruling out the possibility of investigating, especially if new information is made available,” the UCI told BBC Sport on Thursday. Cancellara, who has been world time trial champion four times, has never been investigated and has always denied the allegations. The two-time Olympic time-trial champion has won Paris-Roubaix three time...

English rugby’s NextGen – who are the new faces?

With Eddie Jones looking to establish a settled England squad well before the 2019 World Cup in Japan, now is the time for young hopefuls to force their way into his thoughts. There are three teenagers among the half-a-dozen fresh faces in Jones’ wider squad hoping to book a trip to East Asia. England play three Tests this November, starting against Argentina on Saturday – so who are the next generation hoping to make their mark? Ex-England and Lions winger Ugo Monye and BBC rugby union reporter Chris Jones assess Jones’ young pups. Sam Underhill – 21, one cap Bath flanker Sam Underhill (in dark blue) is renowned both for the ferocity of his tackling and his stamina The flanker, who starts in the seven shirt against Argentina on Saturday, has been on the radar for y...

Julien Baker Debuts on Emerging Artists Chart, Dua Lipa Holds at No. 1

Plus, MAX hits the top 10 and Karol G debuts. Singer-songwriter Julien Baker, signed to Matador Records, earns the week’s highest debut on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Nov. 18), as she bows at No. 7 on the strength of her sophomore album Turn Out the Lights. The Emerging Artists chart uses the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and the Social 50. However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard’s “Hot” song genre charts and/or consumption-based “Top”album genre ranki...

Walk the Moon on Regaining Their Identity After ‘Shut Up and Dance’ & Going ‘All-In’ on New Album ‘What If Nothing’

Last year was a trying one for the Walk the Moon guys. Just when they were riding high on the success of their smash hit “Shut Up and Dance” and were ready to embark on their first-ever headlining tour in the summer — frontman Nicolas Petricca’s father’s Alzheimer’s worsened and the band knew it had to cancel the tour. In addition, Petricca broke up with a longtime love and bassist Kevin Ray suffered a shoulder injury that was potentially career-ending. With all of the hardships and the canceled tour, the Walk the Moon members — Petricca, Ray, guitarist Eli Maiman, and drummer Sean Waugaman — suddenly found themselves drifting apart.  “When you’re on the road doing that daily arc where you get up and you kind of grind through things that you have to do to get to tha...

‘Asia’s Romantic Balladeer’ Christian Bautista Gets Engaged: See the Photo

Christian Bautista has been singing love songs for over 14 years, and by the looks of things, he will be singing more. After releasing his latest studio album, Kapit, the pop balladeer announced Friday (Nov. 3) that he is engaged. Bautista made the announcement of his engagement to Kat Ramnani on Instagram, writing, “She said yes,” with the date Oct. 30. Check out their engagement announcement here:

Cam’ron Returns With “The Program” Mixtape

It’s Killa Season once again. Cam’ron has made his triumphant return with a new mixtape titled The Program. Killa Cam’s latest project features 15 tracks with guest appearances by Don Q, Mimi and Sen City. Production is handled by some of Cam’s best-known collaborators, including Just Blaze and araabMUZIK. Check out the stream, cover art and tracklist for Cam’ron’s The Program below. 1. It’s Killa2. Hello f. Don Q3. Curve (Skit)4. Coleslaw5. Lean6. D.I.A.7. Remember Game f. Mimi8. Hallalujah f. Mimi9. Fuck Outta Here10. The Other Side f. Sen City11. Chop It Up f. Mimi12. FleeGod13. Dime After Dime f. Sen City14. Kiss Myself15. UWasntThere (The original version of this article was published on November 5, 2017 and can found below.) It looks like Cam’ron won’t live up to his word of releasin...

Japanese Singer May J. Performs with Full Orchestra for Billboard Classics Concert

Japanese songstress May J. performed with the Billboard Classics Orchestra/ Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday (Nov. 5) at her Billboard Classics concert called May J. Premium Concert 2017: Me, Myself & Orchestra at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Billboard Classics is a popular series of concerts organized by Billboard Japan that present collaborations between pop artists and a full orchestra performing specially arranged versions of their hits and covers of famous pop songs. The 29-year-old singer — best known for her Japanese cover of “Let It Go” that was played over the closing credits of the Japanese-dubbed version of Frozen — began the show with her songs “Sparkle” and “Futari No Mahou.” May J. had sung with orchestras before, but this ...

Sam Smith Delivers a Lush, Orchestral Performance for BBC Special

Sam Smith performed new and classic tracks during his own BBC special on Thursday (Nov. 9), following last week’s release of his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. The 60-minute broadcast was filmed in front of a live audience and offered the TV debut of new tracks, including “Burning.” Smith’s performances were backed by his own band and the BBC Concert Orchestra, adding a new dimension of drama to established hits like “Writing’s On the Wall,” where Smith’s soaring vocals becoming suspended over the lush maximalism of the symphonic sounds.  On “Stay With Me,” Smith played off the vocals of backup singers adding a gospel dimension to the sentimental track, while the relatively sparse instrumentals emphasized his playful vocal runs. And on “Burning,” the s...