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2,000 air force personnel from 4 nations join Red Flag-Alaska exercises

2,000 air force personnel from 4 nations join Red Flag-Alaska exercises

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June 14 (UPI) -- Red Flag-Alaska, an exercise involving 2,000 personnel, 85 aircraft and the air forces of four Pacific Rim countries, is underway, the U.S. Air Force announced. The majority of the aircraft, from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, the South Korean Air Force, the Royal Thai Air Force and the U.S. Air Force, are flying from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, both in Alaska. The exercise is directed by Pacific Air Forces, a U.S. Air Force component, and allows U.S. forces to train with coalition partners in a simulated combat environment. It is the first time that senior enlisted leaders from the four countries' air commands have gathered in the same location. The exercise will conclude on June 21. "Any time we come together in a training environment...
Portugal 1-0 Netherlands: Goncalo Guedes strikes to win inaugural UEFA Nations League for Cristiano Ronaldo’s side

Portugal 1-0 Netherlands: Goncalo Guedes strikes to win inaugural UEFA Nations League for Cristiano Ronaldo’s side

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CHAMPIONS Portugal have followed up on their Euro 2016 win with another international trophy Goncalo Guedes scored the only goal of the game as Portugal beat Netherlands to be crowned the first Nations League champions. The final in Porto was not a game for the ages as a match billed as a battle between the two captains, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk, was settled by Valencia forward Guedes on the hour mark. Getty Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the trophy The 1-0 win was enough for the reigning European champions to add the inaugural Nations League crown to their honours list with victory in front of their own fans. But, strangely in a country where Ronaldo is revered, it was Harry Maguire’s name which echoed around t
Nations League: England fans’ behaviour ‘an embarrassment’

Nations League: England fans’ behaviour ‘an embarrassment’

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Media playback is not supported on this device Fans responsible for trouble in Porto before Thursday's Nations League semi-final are "not true England supporters" and an "embarrassment to the team", the Football Association has said.Two England fans were arrested in clashes with riot police on Wednesday night and two officers were injured.Bottles were thrown at Portuguese fans in a fans' zone as supporters watched Portugal beat Switzerland 3-1. It was the second night in a row that supporters had caused trouble.A UK police chief has called their behaviour "completely u...
Marcus Rashford on talkSPORT: His views on England’s UEFA Nations League challenge, on Manchester United’s season and his respect for Raheem Sterling

Marcus Rashford on talkSPORT: His views on England’s UEFA Nations League challenge, on Manchester United’s season and his respect for Raheem Sterling

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Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford spoke exclusively with Drivetime on Friday afternoon. The 21-year-old sat down to discuss a number of topics with talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham and Darren Gough, in what was a fascinating interview. He discussed England’s UEFA Nations League challenge and how important it is for the Three Lions to keep up their momentum following such a successful World Cup. He also spoke about Manchester United’s turbulent season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impact on him throughout the campaign. Plus he revealed his huge respect for his England team-mate Raheem Sterling for his amazing season on and off the pitch. Rashford took part in a wide-ranging interview with talkSPORT on Tuesday afternoon Below are some of the highlights