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Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Sports
UP FOR THE CUP The EFL Cup draw was broadcast EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT 2 live from Vietnam on Friday morning The fixtures for the first round if this season’s Carabao Cup have been revealed after the draw live from Vietnam on Friday morning. See EFL Cup first round draw IN FULL below! The pick of the ties include an all-championship clash between Leeds United v Bolton, League One newcomers Sunderland against Sheffield Wednesday and Frank Lampard’s Derby County against League Two Oldham Athletic. The draw was conducted by Premier League greats Louis Saha, Steve McManaman and Dennis Wise in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was split into two categories – the north and the south – to keep travel down ...
Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Several clubs interested in Eriksen but player is focused on World Cup, says agent

Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Several clubs interested in Eriksen but player is focused on World Cup, says agent

Sports
Tottenham star Christian Eriksen in action Saturday, June 2, 2018 Tottenham Hotspur maestro Christian Eriksen is only concentrating on becoming a father and the impending World Cup, according to the player’s agent. The Danish dynamo, who has arguably just had his finest season in a Spurs shirt, is attracting suitors in the shape of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Still only 26, it’s believe Real are considering him as a long-term Luka Modric replacement, but Tottenham are reluctant to do any deal, and will be looking to hand their star a new contract as his current one only has two years to run. But Spurs fans shouldn’t be too concerned at the moment, report the London Evening Standard. Asked about Eriksen’s future, his age...
The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings as clubs

Science
The extinct Dodo had a little-known relative on another island. This fascinating bird ultimately suffered the same fate as its iconic cousin, but we can reconstruct some of its biology thanks to the writings of a French explorer who studied it during his travels of the Indian Ocean.In the middle of the 18th century, at around the time the US was signing the declaration of independence, a large flightless bird quietly became extinct on an island in the Indian Ocean. Today this bird is all but forgotten. Early explorers to the tiny island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean described a "Dodo" living on the forested island. Males were grey-brown, and females sandy, both having strong legs and a long, proud necks... but despite outward similarities to the iconic Mauritian bird, this wasn't in fac...
Why celebrity book clubs may have a shelf life

Why celebrity book clubs may have a shelf life

Entertainment
Celebrity book clubs are becoming increasingly popular, but is this a great thing for reading or just another vanity exercise? Old hands at the book club game are husband and wife team Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan and Oprah. Their clubs began on TV but the new breed has, from the off, been virtual - online and on apps. And the main players are almost exclusively female, including Emma Watson, Reese Witherspoon, Florence Welch, Zoella and Sarah Jessica Parker, as are the clubs' members. It would be easy to be cynical about this new trend but it has its merits, says Claire Armitstead, associate editor for culture at the Guardian. "These celebrities want to show they are intelligent people and not just celebrities, that's perhaps their motive for it."But what they bring is their brand. ...