Midweek Muse – Generous Hosts: Is hosting an international tournament a recipe for not winning it?

France secured top spot in Group A on Sunday by playing out a soporific 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Lille, which gave them a point to add to the six they took off Romania and Albania in fortuitous fashion. Dimitri Payet’s ability to swerve balls round corners from distance aside, Les Bleus haven’t captured the […]

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‘Bale to get contract for life at Real’ – gossip

Manchester United bid £28m for Henrik Mkhitaryan, Gareth Bale to get new Real Madrid deal, Nolito to join Manchester City, plus more. Source BBC Sport – Sport http://ift.tt/28Movdo

https://latestn3ws.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/bale-to-get-contract-for-life-at-real-gossip/

Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane ‘can’t wait’ for Italy challenge

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane says that he and his team-mates “can’t wait to get out there” against Italy Source BBC Sport – Sport http://ift.tt/28OGP8e

https://latestn3ws.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/euro-2016-republic-of-irelands-robbie-keane-cant-wait-for-italy-challenge/

Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey: Czechs eliminated as Turks snatch third in Group D

The Turks aren’t through just yet, but could qualify for the knockout stages after their first win of the tournament.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2016/06/21/czech-republic-0-2-turkey-czechs-eliminated-as-turks-snatch-third-in-group-d/

Croatia 2-1 Spain: Late Perisic strike stuns Spain, gives Croatia Group D win

Croatia comes back to win Group D, meaning Spain has to face Italy in the knockout stage.

http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2016/06/21/croatia-2-1-spain-late-perisic-strike-stuns-spain-gives-croatia-group-d-win/

Amazon and Google’s drone delivery plans hit snag with new US regulations

The Obama administration has green-lit commercial drones so long as they stay within sight of a pilot – which isn’t exactly what companies had in mind In the not-too-distant future, Amazon could use a drone to deliver a package from a country warehouse all the way to … a nearby farm. And that, the government […]

https://killerconettv.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/amazon-and-googles-drone-delivery-plans-hit-snag-with-new-us-regulations/

Croatia hand Spain first Euros defeat since 2004

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 as they are runners-up in Group D after conceding in a late winner against Croatia. Source BBC Sport – Sport http://ift.tt/28TfUaN

https://latestn3ws.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/italy-hand-spain-first-euros-defeat-since-2004/