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Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

Sports
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- John Coughlin, a U.S. pairs figure skating champion in 2011 and 2012, died Friday from suicide one day after he was suspended from the sport, his sister said. He was 33. On Friday night, Angela Laune, posted on Facebook: "My wonderful strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John." U.S. Figure Skating confirmed his death Saturday, posting on Twitter: "We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time." The 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships began Saturday in Detroit. On Thurs...
West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

Sports
mot impressed The former Match of the Day broadcaster said the Austrian seeking a move to the Chinese Super League "does not sit well" with him Much-loved commentator John Motson has criticised Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China. The West Ham striker recently revealed he wanted to leave the Hammers amid reports of a £35million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League side. Motson says top players should want to remain in the Premier League Reports claim Arnautovic could earn up to £400,000 in China, and at 29 years old he feels it’s too good an offer to turn down. But Motson has admitted it “does not sit well” with him when top players want to leave the Premier League. The talkSPORT b...
USS John C. Stennis carrier strike group docks in Singapore

USS John C. Stennis carrier strike group docks in Singapore

Business
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and surface combatants from it's carrier strike group docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore Nov. 24th for a scheduled port visit. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Mobile Bay and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Spruance will be docked as well, according to the U.S. Navy. The visit to "the Lion City" by assets of the John C. Stennis CSG lets the crew enjoy the bustling port city dynamic ports in the world and build relations, the Navy said in a press release. "Every Sailor in Carrier Strike Group 3 is excited and grateful for the opportunity to visit Singapore," said Rear Adm. Mike Wettlaufer, commander of the carrier strike group. "In addition to this opportunity to enhance our partnership with the Republic of...
John Allen Chau 'tribal death': Family forgives killers

John Allen Chau 'tribal death': Family forgives killers

World
The family of a US man reportedly killed by arrows fired by members of an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands has said they forgive those who killed him.In a statement, they said John Allen Chau "loved God, life, helping those in need, and had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people".Seven people who helped him reach North Sentinel island have been arrested.The Indian authorities say it may take "some days" to recover Mr Chau's body. Outsiders are banned from even approaching the island to protect the people who live there and their way of life.His family released a statement on Instagram, saying he had gone to the island of "his own free will"."We also ask for the release of those friends he had in the Andaman Islands. He ventured out of his own free will and his l...
Sir Elton and John Lewis unite in Christmas advert

Sir Elton and John Lewis unite in Christmas advert

Entertainment
Sir Elton John has taken a starring role in John Lewis's Christmas advert in a touching retrospective of his career. The advert, called Boy and the Piano, features Sir Elton singing Your Song, which was reprised by Ellie Goulding for the firm's festive offering eight years ago.It opens with Sir Elton in a dressing gown gently playing the song's opening notes, before taking a back step into some of the biggest moments of his career. Image: The advert has been called The Boy and the Piano Scenes show him on private jets and playing stadium shows but the viewer is reminded that he started playing in pubs, and even in his school recital.It ends with a young Elton, four, running down the stairs on Christmas morning to unwra...