Donald Trump arrived in London on Monday to a less-than-thrilled welcome. Sky News teased a video of a giant balloon baby version of the president that is set to make an appearance in London this week. Activists gamely projected an image of Trump’s and Barack Obama’s dueling popularity ratings on the side of the Tower of London—a reminder that just 1 in 5 voters has a positive view of Trump, compared with nearly three-quarters for Obama. Although timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the visit inevitably emphasizes the distance between that era of cooperation and the present, more strained status of the “special relationship.” “We should not be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump,” was how Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, put it. “Trump is doing great damage to British interests and our traditional alliance with the U.S.” Story Continued Below Britons might be launching … [Read more...] about Britain Is in No Position to Scoff at Donald Trump
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A television cameraman records the Oakland Raiders as they play the New York Jets at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group Archives) Fans watch as the Oakland Raiders play the New York Jets at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group Archives) Fans watch as the Oakland Raiders play the New York Jets at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group Archives) OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 24: The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos in what may be their final game ever at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group Archives) An Oakland Raiders fan holds up his sign during the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of their NFL game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News … [Read more...] about Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland — will fans turn out?
Los Angeles Kings fan Matthew Freer, 14, left, takes on the precision passing skills challenge, as his father Chicago Blackhawks fan Doug Freer, both of Alta Loma, looks on, at the NHL Fan Fair being held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2019. The fan festival is being held alongside the NHL All-Star Game being played at the SAP Center the home of the San Jose Sharks. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Hockey fans make their way around the NHL Fan Fair being held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2019. The fan festival is being held alongside the NHL All-Star Game being played at the SAP Center the home of the San Jose Sharks. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) San Jose Sharks mascot Sharkie, right, beats out Los Angeles Kings mascot Bailey to win a round of musical chairs at the NHL Fan Fair being held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, … [Read more...] about NHL All-Star Fair: Fans turn out to meet hockey heroes, test their own skills
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 3:43 PM EST Dec 29, 2018 ATLANTA — Michigan football hoped to enter 2019 with some positive thoughts. Instead, the Wolverines closed 2018 with a second straight dud. U-M's offense looked hapless for most of the day, putting up just 326 yards and one touchdown in a dreadful 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl. More: U-M fans furious at Harbaugh after embarrassing Peach Bowl loss After winning 10 straight, the Wolverines will close their season with back-to-back losses and a 10-3 record for the third time in Jim Harbaugh's four years with the program. Michigan has now dropped three straight bowl games, and five of its last six. Quarterback Shea Patterson finished 22 of 36 for 236 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked five times. Florida put up 427 yards. The Gators rushed for 257 yards on 40 carries. Offense fizzles Michigan's offense fizzled out Saturday with … [Read more...] about Michigan football thumped by Florida in Peach Bowl, 41-15
By Neil Davidson The Canadian Press Thu., Dec. 27, 2018 While the Raptors and Maple Leafs plan championship runs, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is looking at the bigger picture. MLSE is thinking national and global. “Our largest fan base is not in (Scotiabank Arena) every night. It’s across Canada,” said Humza Teherany, MLSE’s chief technology and digital officer. And the world. The Raptors app has already gone global, with fans stretching from Australia to the United Kingdom. “The beauty of mobile and analytics is we actually know where they are — which city they’re in, what country they’re in, what they’re clicking,” Teherany said. Article Continued Below “We take all that data back to then determine what’s our next move,” he added. Teherany says there are some four million Raptors fans on a Chinese social network called Weibo, with three million of those active. Imagine … [Read more...] about MLSE digital boss looks to expand fan experience in arena and around the world