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Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Soccer’s Carli Lloyd turns down chance to kick in NFL preseason game

Sports
Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An anonymous NFL team offered Carli Lloyd a chance to kick during a preseason game, but the soccer star had a scheduling conflict because of a United States Women's National Team. Lloyd's trainer, James Galanis, told Fox Sports that multiple NFL teams approached Lloyd after video of her successful 55-yard field goal attempt surfaced last week during a training session with the Philadelphia Eagles. One of those teams told Lloyd she could be on its roster for a final preseason game Thursday. "Today [Monday], she got another call from another NFL team," Galanis told Fox Sports. "I don't want to say who it is, was willing to put her on the roster for their next [game]. They were willing to put her on the roster." The U.S. women's team has a friendly match against Portugal at...
World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

Technology
The hit video game World of Warcraft (WoW) is going back to basics with the launch of WoW Classic this evening.First released in 2004, the online multi-player game has evolved and changed dramatically over the years.Many players had asked developer Blizzard Entertainment to revive the original version of the game, known as "classic" or "vanilla" WoW.While not identical to the original, WoW Classic will replicate a majority of the features from the first game.World of Warcraft is a fantasy game in which players roam the virtual world, fighting monsters and completing quests.Blizzard said some players who had been given early access to the classic version - which is released at 23:00 BST on Monday - mistakenly thought some of the o...
US teenager wins $3m playing computer game Fortnite

US teenager wins $3m playing computer game Fortnite

Technology
A US teenager has won a record-breaking $ 3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite.It is the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports, with $ 30m shared amongst the winners.Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo event of the competition in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, which hosts the US Open tennis tournament.British teenager Jaden Ashman won almost £1m for coming second in the duos event.Mr Giersdorf, known online as 'Bugha', stood laughing and shaking his head as the crowd erupted when his name was announced. The final game was described by the commentators as a "ridiculous victory lap" as the winner played with a smile on his face whilst beating his rivals. The event is seen as a major
Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones stars self-nominate for Emmy Awards

Entertainment
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, who was nominated for an Emmy on Tuesday, put herself forward for the award after network HBO did not.Christie, who played Ser Brienne of Tarth in the fantasy TV drama, successfully submitted herself for best supporting actress in a drama series.HBO confirmed to CBS News they put Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner up for the gong instead.The show's Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten also nominated themselves.Both went on to receive nominations as well. Emmys: Killing Eve stars Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh go head-to-headChristie, posted official proof of her nomination from the Emmys online, writing: "THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!." She'll...
Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Watch: Emotional Angels win first game since Tyler Skaggs death

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels returned to the field for the first time since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, beating the Texas Rangers 9-4 Tuesday. Angels players wore patches with Skaggs' No. 45 on their jerseys at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. They also held up one of his jerseys during a moment of silence and the national anthem. Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his room at the team hotel, hours before the Angels were set to play the Rangers Monday in Arlington. Police said there were no signs of foul play and they do not suspect suicide. The Angels and Rangers postponed Monday's game. "It's tough. My first at-bat, I get up there, and all I do is think about him," Angels star Mike Trout told reporters. "Just a different feeling, you know. Just in shock. Walking around ...