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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...
Taylor Swift’s Lover: Star turns a corner with ‘upbeat’ but ‘baggy’ album

Taylor Swift’s Lover: Star turns a corner with ‘upbeat’ but ‘baggy’ album

Entertainment
Taylor Swift's seventh album Lover is "unapologetically bubblegum", a "towering work" that shows her "at her most liberated" - but is "too long".That's according to the first reviews after the album's release on Friday.The 18-track opus is "one big pop bubblegum blast" and is "her most mature collection as well as her most fun one", according to Variety.But "not even Taylor Swift... can muster enough knockout tunes to fill 18 tracks", wrote The Guardian's critic.While the highly-anticipated album offers evidence that Swift is "a better songwriter than any of her competitors in the upper echelons of pop", Alexis Petridis wrote that it's padded out with "lightweight" songs.Its "something-for-everyone approach feels like consolidation, not progress", he decl...
Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

Google sign language AI turns hand gestures into speech

Technology
Google says it has made it possible for a smartphone to interpret and "read aloud" sign language.The tech firm has not made an app of its own but has published algorithms which it hopes developers will use to make their own apps. Until now, this type of software has only worked on PCs. Campaigners from the hearing-impaired community have welcomed the move, but say the tech might struggle to fully grasp some conversations.In an AI blog, Google research engineers Valentin Bazarevsky and Fan Zhang said the intention of the freely published technology was to serve as "the basis for sign language understanding". It was created in partnership with image software company MediaPipe."We're excited to see what people come up with. For our part, we will continue ou...
Chloe Ferry turns online flasher with devilishly low-cut dress

Chloe Ferry turns online flasher with devilishly low-cut dress

Entertainment
Over the past few years she has been snapped in a host of seriously compromising positions.From getting wild in the MTV Geordie Shore jacuzzi to her antics in the Celebrity Big Brother house, no one can use accuse Chloe of doing things by halves.But even by her standards her latest look is extreme.Taking to Instagram, Sam Gowland's ex left almost nothing to the imagination in one of the lowest slung gowns we have never seen.Posing in her bedroom, Chloe could be seen perching on the end of her bed as her makeup artist snapped away.Dressed to the nines, the reality TV babe looked sensational as she gazed seductively into the distance.Rocking big lashes and an even bigger pout, Chloe oozed sex appeal and confidence.ressed to the nines, the reality TV babe looked sensational as she gazed seduc...
Kendall Jenner turns up the heat by stripping 100% nude for sauciest pic yet 

Kendall Jenner turns up the heat by stripping 100% nude for sauciest pic yet 

Entertainment
Having modelled for some of the biggest names in fashion, the brunette babe's wardrobe is chockablock with stylish designer looks. But, on a recent shoot, Kendall Jenner decided to wear her birthday suit instead, stripping completely naked for a sultry set of shots. Posing for the celebrity photographer Mert Alas, the 23-year-old worked some of her most impressive angles in the black and white photo series.  One of the youngest members of the Kardashian dynasty, she was utterly bare aside from a single silver earring in her ear. Instead, she let her gym-honed abs and model physique do the talking, as she gazed directly into the lens. Her dark locks were brushed straight and worn down, falling gently down her back.Sharing the shot over Instagram, the comments f...