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Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

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Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission in November 1969. He spent 31 hours on the moon during two moonwalks, deploying surface experiments with commander Charles Conrad and collecting 75 pounds (34 kilograms) of rocks and lunar soil for study back on Earth, according to a statement from NASA and Bean's family that announced his death. Bean died Saturday in Houston, Texas, following a short illness, the statement said. "As all great explorers are, Alan was a boundary pusher," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement that credited Bean with being part of 11 world records in the...
World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

Sports
Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England's two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June. ...
‘There’s no communication’ – Alan Pardew slams VAR after West Brom stun Liverpool in FA Cup

‘There’s no communication’ – Alan Pardew slams VAR after West Brom stun Liverpool in FA Cup

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West Brom manager Alan Pardew was critical of the application of the Video Assistant Referee system during his side's 3-2 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield.Three major incidents in the first half alone required the intervention of technology - including the first time a match referee has used a pitchside television replay.And although it eventually led to the correct decisions being made, the time it took - with almost four minutes elapsing between Mohamed Salah being fouled and Craig Pawson awarding a penalty which Roberto Fimino missed - left supporters and players on all sides angry and frustrated.Prior to that Craig Dawson had his header ruled out after VAR ruled Gareth Barry was in an offside position in front of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.MATCH REPORT - Liverpool 2-3 West Brom...
Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

Who will break Alan Shearer's Premier League goal record first?

Sports
Tuesday, August 1, 2017It was Peter Crouch with another zinger.The 36-year-old Stoke striker, who has 103 Premier League goals to his name, was asked by @DavidMaguire3 on Twitter when he would break Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals.This was his response.As durable as Crouchy has proven, though, it is doubtful he will carry on scoring until he's in his 60s.But could another of the Premier League's current forwards eclipse Shearer's total one day?We've looked at three of the most prolific modern day attackers to see how long it will take them to break the record if they carry on scoring at their current rate.Sergio Aguero has scored 122 Premier League goals in his six seasons – keep that up, and the 29-year-old would be 36 by the time he breaks Shearer's record.Romelu Lukaku