It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie. The white whale was found with harnesses which could have been strapped on by the Russian military or “Q.”It sounds like something out of a Cold War spy movie – a whale has been found with tight harnesses which could have been attached by the Russian military. pic.twitter.com/ds9ONdyJFw— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 30, 2019 Get Bob Mueller on the phone, because this beluga whale may look innocent, but Norwegian officials believe they’ve just unmasked a Russian spy equipped with a camera mount strapped to its body.The buckle on the belt reads, ““Equipment St. Petersburg” This beluga whale may look innocent, but Norwegian officials believe they’ve just unmasked a Russian spy. pic.twitter.com/4rxM6HADSL— SBS News (@SBSNews) April 29, 2019
Arsenal, Man United, Wolves, Celtic and Rangers have discovered their opponents for the 2019/20 Europa League group stage.All five British teams were in the hat when the draw took place in Monaco, but they’ve all avoided each other having been drawn in separate groups.Manchester United face a couple of long-distance midweek trips after being drawn in a Europa League group with Astana of Kazakhstan, Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are set to play in Group L and their away clash with Astana will see United make a 6,000 mile round trip to Nur-Sultan.Last season’s finalists Arsenal have been drawn against Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Vitoria Guimaraes.Frankfurt reached the semi-finals last term before being knocked out by Chelsea.Wolves have been put in a group with Besiktas, Braga and Slovan Bratislava.Scottish Champions Celtic will play Lazio, Rennes and Cluj – the Romanian club who knocked them out of Champions League qualifying.Rangers, meanwhile, were placed with Porto, Young Boys and Feyenoord.Europa League group stage draw in full:GROUP A: Sevilla, APOEL, Qarabag, F91 DudelangeGROUP B: Dynamo Kyiv, Kopenhaven, Malmo, LuganoGROUP C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, TrabzonsporGROUP D: Sporting CP, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LASKGROUP E: Lazio, Celtic, Stade Rennais, CFR ClujGROUP F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, VitoriaGROUP G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, RangersGROUP H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, FerencvarosGROUP I: Wolfsburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, OleksandriyaGROUP J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, WolfsbergerGROUP K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan BratislavaGROUP L: Manchester United, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar Source: talkSPORT
Ghana U-20 midfielder Godfred Adofo has become the first Ghanaian to sign for Romanian giants CFR Cluj from Parma in Italy.This comes after negotiations with Switzerland side Wohlen FC and Spanish segunda liga side Elche fell through.The 19 year old completed his one year loan deal with CFR Cluj having the option of buying him outright at the end of his contract.Adofo who was a member of the Black Satellites squad that recently beat Uganda to progress to the final stage of the African Youth Championship qualifiers told JOY Sports in an exclusive interview “I am very relieved and excited to sign for this great club.“I have seen them play in the champions’ league many times and it feels so great to be a part of them. I want to help them win the Romanian league and also to excel in the champions’ league.”His agent and manager Oliver Arthur admits Swiss premier league side Wohlen and Elche who play in the Spanish second tier were both interested in the player but could not agree terms to sign him.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–Sent from the opening bell, heavily favored Elwood J was all-out late to win Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature by one length under Flavien Prat. In a driving rain, the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee got six furlongs on a “wet-fast” surface in 1:09.83.Dispatched at 3-5 in a field of five California-bred or sired horses three years of age, Elwood J paid $3.40, $2.80 and $2.10. Owned by Joe L. Turner, the 3-year-old gelding by Vronsky notched his second win from five starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, he increased his earnings to $83,940.“I don’t know how far this horse will go, but he sure ran good today,” said Hollendorfer assistant, Dan Ward, who related that Hollendorfer was “on his way to Florida” to attend this Saturday’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. “We’ll look at some Cal-bred stakes for this horse.”Facing stiff pressure from eventual third place finisher Harvest a Storm until well inside the sixteenth pole, Elwood J set rapid splits of 21.50, 44.44 and 56.90 and held sway over longshot Popular Kid, who was motoring wide-out.Ridden by Modesto Linares, Popular Kid, who was last after the first quarter mile, was off at 12-1 and paid $7.00 and $3.40.Harvest a Storm, who was handled by Luis Contreras, checked in a half length behind Popular Kid and paid $2.80 to show.With sunny skies forecast for Saturday, Santa Anita will present a nine-race program, highlighted by the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
The biggest improvement to his approach hasn’t been hard for Skye Bolt to identify.It’s been about keeping his head still in the batter’s box, trusting the power will come and refusing to turn his at-bats into all-or-nothing propositions.Keeping his head still has been even more difficult for Bolt over the past couple of days, ever since he was told a couple innings into Wednesday’s game that he was headed to the big club.Bolt, a 25-year-old, switch-hitting outfielder joined the A’s for the …