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Seattle Seahawks release ‘iconic players’ Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor

Seattle Seahawks release ‘iconic players’ Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor

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May 9 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks released veteran players Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor, the team announced Thursday. The team said that it has terminated both players' contracts with failed-physical designations. "The Seahawks have made the difficult decision to terminate/failed physical Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "These are two of the most iconic players in franchise history and both were instrumental in establishing our championship culture, great examples of competitiveness and leadership on the field and in the community. These legendary players will always be a part of our Seahawks family." Baldwin and Chancellor both were sidelined with injuries in recent seasons. Baldwin underwent three surgical procedures s...
Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'

Rats and pigeons 'replace iconic species'

Science
The modification of land for farming and building cities is favouring the same species everywhere, according to a new study.Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists.Researchers looked at 20,000 animals and plants in 81 countries. They found that species occupying a large area tend to increase in places where humans use the land.However, fauna and flora that occupies a small area is lost. "We show around the world that when humans modify habitats, these unique species are consistently lost and are replaced by species that are found everywhere, such as pigeons in cities and rats in farmland," said Dr Tim Newbold, a research fellow at University C...
Vinnie Jones and Gazza Re:United for special talkSPORT show 30 years after that iconic photo – listen to part one

Vinnie Jones and Gazza Re:United for special talkSPORT show 30 years after that iconic photo – listen to part one

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PODCAST The second part of the programme will be played out on Sunday, September 30 at 8pm It has been more than 30 years since Vinnie Jones grabbed Paul Gascoigne’s crown jewels, in the process creating one of the most iconic images in football history. Vinnie and Gazza met again for talkSPORT’s Re:United series, which brings together former and current sporting rivals to discuss their glittering careers and the aftermath. Gazza and Vinnie were reunited in the talkSPORT studios The first of two hour-long episodes aired on Sunday and saw the pair cover their early lives, Wimbledon’s reputation as a hated outfit, and look back upon the infamous ‘grab’ that led to headlines across the w...
The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

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Frank Rijkaard spat at Rudi Voller during the 1990 World CupThursday, April 26, 2018Oh look, now there are just 49 days to go until fans start giving two hoots about England and international football. Ahead of the World Cup Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.49) Frank Rijkaard: Netherlands, midfielder 1990, 1994In a shocking Italia '90 moment, this usually, ahem, phlegmatic and cultured Dutch midfielder spat two spectacular
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

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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