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Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found

Technology
An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. The 5-centimeter (2-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C. — a period associated with biblical kings. Exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, nothing quite like it has been found before. While scholars are certain the stern bearded figure wearing a golden crown represents royalty, they are less sure which king it symbolizes, or which kingdom he may have ruled. Archaeologists unearthed the diminutive figurine in 2017 during excavations at a site called Abel Beth Maacah, located just south of Israel's border with Lebanon, near the modern-...
How did Karius play on with concussion? Head injury Q&A

How did Karius play on with concussion? Head injury Q&A

Sports
Liverpool's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid was defined by many factors, but none more so than the two errors by goalkeeper Loris Karius.Throwing the ball directly at Karim Benzema was bad enough, but he then let Gareth Bale's shot slip through his fingers as well.But now, perhaps, an explanation has emerged, after the 24-year-old German was diagnosed with concussion by medical experts in Boston five days after the match. Real defender Sergio Ramos, already cast as the villain by some Liverpool fans for his involvement in the incident that led to Mohamed Salah's injury-enforced withdrawal from the final, collided with Karius moments before his first mistake.So how did Karius cont...
The World Cup's most iconic players: Brazil captain Bellini, the first man who lifted the trophy above his head

The World Cup's most iconic players: Brazil captain Bellini, the first man who lifted the trophy above his head

Sports
Bellini, far right, was the first World Cup captain to lift the trophy above his headTuesday, April 24, 2018The clock is ticking and there are now just 51 days to go until the World Cup in Russia begins and talkSPORT.com is counting them down by looking at the tournament's most wonderful players.This icons list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.51) Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini: Brazil, defender (1958, 1962, 1966)Captain of Brazil's 1958 World Cup-winning side, Bellini (above, far right) provided guidance to his side's blossoming talents such as a 17-year-old Pele, but wasn't
Manchester United 2-0 Brighton: Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba not missed as United head to FA Cup semi-finals

Manchester United 2-0 Brighton: Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba not missed as United head to FA Cup semi-finals

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Jesse Lingard celebrates Lukaku's openerSaturday, March 17, 2018Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic scored in each half as Manchester United reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 victory over Brighton at Old Trafford.Lukaku picked up Matic's precise pass from outside the box and headed home the opener after 37 minutesMatic doubled United's lead seven minutes from time with another header, this time from an Ashley Young free-kick to seal their passage to the last fourAlexis Sanchez started a Manchester United match on the bench for the first time since his January arrival, with Paul Pogba another among the substitutes for the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton.The 29-year-old acquisition from Arsenal has flattered to deceive since his high-profile arrival and was part of a st...
Ex-Rams WR Stedman Bailey eyes NFL comeback after being shot in head

Ex-Rams WR Stedman Bailey eyes NFL comeback after being shot in head

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More than two years after former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in the head, leading doctors to say his football career was over, Bailey is attempting a comeback. Bailey worked out at Marshall's Pro Day on Wednesday, running routes and catching passes from Marshall quarterback Chase Litton. "This is the first opportunity for me to show scouts what I've got and how I'm feeling," Bailey told the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald Dispatch. "I'm just here to capitalize on the opportunity." Bailey was shot twice in the head in a drive-by attack on Nov. 24, 2015, while he was a passenger in a car in Miami Gardens, Fla. Although his life was never in danger, he suffered a fractured skull and was in critical condition. "I never had a doubt in my mind that I'd be able to play again," ...