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One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

One thing we learned about every Premier League club’s tactics from their first game

Sports
ANALYSIS What has the opening weekend told us about every team's game plan? The first weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season is done and in the record books. It wasn’t the most thrilling, with no real shocks but we’re already seeing how sides are developing their tactics for the new campaign. Premier League managers have shown us a glimpse of their tactics this season You can stand still in modern football with your opponents scouting almost continuously so they can find holes in your side’s game plans. But what are the most noticeable tactics for each Premier League team? With just one game gone it’s foolish to draw a full conclusion as the sample size is too small, but they may be giving us a clue about their p...
Strictly Come Dancing: Katie Piper announced as first contestant

Strictly Come Dancing: Katie Piper announced as first contestant

Entertainment
The first contestant to be announced for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing is Katie Piper.The television presenter appeared on BBC Breakfast, where it was confirmed she would be taking part in the show.The 34-year old former model claimed she lacked "natural rhythm" and said it was "a bit daunting" to be taking part in the programme.She also admitted that when she told her husband about it, "he just thought I was joking".Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will return to hosting duties, with Shirley Ballas heading up the panel of judges.Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood complete the line-up of experts.On Sunday, Tess and Claudia revealed each of this year's contestants had been given names of a type of cheese as a codename - to p...
Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

Watch: Paul Pogba nets first goal of Premier League season, Manchester United beats Leicester City

Sports
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Pogba scored the first goal of the Premier League season in Manchester United's 2-1 win against Leicester City Friday in Manchester, England. "I told the players we had very good periods, we had lots of glimpses of the football we wanted to play," United manager Jose Mourinho said, according to the team website. "Leicester were strong in a few periods of the game, but we coped with that as a team which is also an important thing. The team played as a team in these difficult moments." Pogba's tally came in the third minute of the Red Devils' victory. Daniel Amartey had a hand ball in the Leicester City box after an Alexis Sanchez shot deflected off of Wes Morgan. The French star stepped up to the penalty stripe and buried a shot into the upper right portion of the net...
The World Bank is preparing for the world's first blockchain bond

The World Bank is preparing for the world's first blockchain bond

Finance
The World Bank has mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia to arrange the world's first blockchain bond. The Kangaroo bond, referring to foreign bonds issued in Australia in the local currency, has been named bond-i, an acronym standing for Blockchain Offered New Debt Instrument. (It's also a reference to Bondi Beach, an iconic spot in Sydney.) According to the institution, the bond will be the first in the world to be created, allocated, transferred and managed with blockchain technology. That tech, which underpins cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, refers to the distributed ledger technology that securely records all transactio...
BTS to make history with first U.S. stadium show

BTS to make history with first U.S. stadium show

Entertainment
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band BTS will make history in October with its first U.S. stadium show. The K-pop group will become the first-ever Korean act to perform a stadium show in the U.S., according to Time. BTS will end the North American leg of its Love Yourself tour Oct. 6 at Citi Field in New York. Billboard said the venue can accommodate 40,000 people, making the show the largest concert by any Korean artist in the U.S. Love Yourself promoter Powerhouse Live confirmed BTS' plans in a tweet Wednesday. "BTS confirms first stadium show as the final stop of 2018 North America tour," the post reads.pic.twitter.com/q0KJ5Y6xDK— POWERHOUSE LIVE (@POWERHOUSELIVE) August 9, 2018 BTS will kick off its Love Yourself tour Aug. 25 in Seoul. The group will perform in several U.S. c...