Mir Tasin

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How Lionel Messi showed he is the most complete player ever: the guts, the glory, the goals

We have known about Lionel Messi's talents for a long time now, and yet he somehow manages to keep on doing it: once again, he has found a way to surprise us.<p>It probably shouldn't have been all that great a shock that Messi would pop up with another Clasico winner at the Santiago Bernabeu, a goal …

Volkswagen’s I.D. CROZZ electric concept aims for 2020 production

Electric production vehicles may be relatively rare, but electric concepts abound, and most of them are targeting 2020 for a rough production date, as is the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ, an all-electric design whose name I hope dies in a horrible fire between now and whenever (if ever) it does end up …

This trick lets you extend the warranty on your smartphone or laptop from 1 to 2 years for free

And yet even with the high price, when you are staring at your shiny new MacBook in the Apple Store and the salesperson reminds you it can break, many of us cave. "OK, yes, I would like to buy AppleCare+."<p>It doesn't have to be that way.<p>There's a simple trick you can use to get your manufacturer's …

Robben and Ribéry party like it's 2013 as Ancelotti styles Bayern Munich his way

The veteran ‘Robbery’ pair destroyed Borussia Dortmund and have won the fight with Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman to be Ancelotti’s weapons of choice<p>It was Der Klassiker in name, but not quite always in nature. When Bayern Munich meet Borussia Dortmund it always means something, but there were …

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Andros Townsend and Crystal Palace crush Arsenal’s top-four hopes

This was the kind of performance that, at most clubs, might render the manager’s position untenable. It was a display so feeble that the only consolation for Arsène Wenger was that the delirious din whipped up by the majority at the final whistle served to drown out the poison being directed at the …

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Lewandowski: €50 bets with Klopp made me a better striker

The Poland striker thanked his former Borussia Dortmund and current Liverpool manager for helping his finishing technique<p>Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski said his regular €50 bets with head coach Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund turned him into a goal machine.<p>Before conquering Bavaria, …

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Ronaldinho says Pep Guardiola wanted him to stay at Barcelona

Ronaldinho is claiming Pep Guardiola never wanted to get rid of him.<p>In an exclusive with Mundo Deportivo, Ronaldinho opened up about his exit from …

Gomes: I can't imagine not winning everything at Barcelona

Blaugrana remain in the hunt for the treble and Gomes says he has total faith in their ability to triumph on all fronts<p>Andre Gomes says it is difficult to imagine not winning every trophy possible with Barcelona.<p>The 23-year-old has found his way more consistently into Luis Enrique's plans at Camp …

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Sadio Mane carried from the pitch in tears after missing crucial Africa Cup of Nations penalty for Senegal

Africa Cup of Nations favourite Senegal were knocked out at the quarter-final stage after Sadio Mane missed the all-important spot kick in a 5-4 penalty shootout defeat to Cameroon.<p>2002 winners Cameron progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament following a goalless 120 minutes at the Stade de …

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'He would sit in the gym eating a muffin' - Hangeland questions attitude of 'lazy' Adebayor

The former Arsenal and Tottenham striker, who is currently without a club, played alongside the ex-Norway international at Crystal Palace in 2016<p>Brede Hangeland considers former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor to be an “incredible natural talent, but very lazy”.<p>The ex-Norway international, who …

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How the 240-MPH McLaren F1 Nonchalantly Became the World's Fastest Car

Driver Andy Wallace explains how McLaren earned a world record for fastest production car, and made it look easy.<p>When McLaren started engineering the F1 in the early 1990s, the company never actually set out to build the world's fastest road car. That didn't stop it from annihilating the Jaguar …

MI6 Has Revealed the Real-Life 'Q' Is Actually a Woman

They also revealed that in reality, Q's technological ambitions far outweigh the movie version's.<p>From the first moment James Bond slipped into a tux and smoothed a life-time's supply of Brylcreem through his hair, the character of MI6 super genius Q has always been played by a man.<p>The actors that …

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'Nobody in world football is like him' – Luis Enrique rues Iniesta absence

The Spain international's boss says he is a quite unique player - even if Barca's style will not change in his absence<p>Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Andres Iniesta is incomparable as he prepares to take on Eibar without the midfielder.<p><b>The new Pogba? Inter's Gagliardini just taking hype in his</b> …

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Messi will only leave Barcelona for Newell's Old Boys, claims Tevez

An international colleague of the Camp Nou superstar says a delay in the penning of fresh terms in Catalonia is a matter of the heart, not money<p>Carlos Tevez is confident Lionel Messi will commit his future to Barcelona, with Newell’s Old Boys the only side that could lure him away from Camp Nou.<p>The …

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Gerard Deulofeu Loan to AC Milan Reportedly Refuted by Everton

Link to Media<p>Conflicting reports surround Gerard Deulofeu joining AC Milan from Everton on loan for the rest of the season.<p>Milan's official Twitter account announced a deal on Friday but later deleted the tweet.<p>According to Sky Italia (h/t Football Italia), the agreement does not include an option …

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Apple sues Qualcomm for withholding $1 billion ‘as retaliation’

Following FTC anti-competition suit against Qualcomm<p>Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, saying that the mobile chip maker has been dramatically overcharging it for the use of basic patents, according to <i>CNBC</i>.<p>The lawsuit comes just days after the US Federal Trade Commission began suing Qualcomm …

Google Is Making AI That Can Make More AI

There's no way this could go wrong.<p>Designing a good artificial intelligence is hard. For a company like Google, which relies heavily on AI, designing the best possible AI software is crucial. And who better to design an AI than another AI?<p>If you said "literally anyone else" you might be right, but …

'I hope I continue here for many years' - Worried Rakitic wants Barcelona renewal

The Croatian midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou and continues to be linked with a move away from the club<p>Ivan Rakitic is "worried" about his reduction in game time but the midfielder is ready to sign a new deal with Barcelona.<p><b>The 20 richest clubs in the world</b><p>Rakitic has fallen …

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Barcelona Director Pere Gratacos Sacked After Lionel Messi Comments

Link to Media<p>Barcelona have fired director Pere Gratacos following comments he made about star forward Lionel Messi after the draw for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.<p>As Goal's Joe Wright reported, the director of training and education at Camp Nou reminded fans the Blaugrana are more than …

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'He's the best in the world' - Koeman doesn't mind losing free-kick record to Messi

The Everton boss says he does not mind losing his long-standing Barcelona free-kick goals record to the Argentina star<p>Ronald Koeman has said he will bear no grudge if Lionel Messi overtakes his free-kick goalscoring record, but has pointed out that the Argentina captain remains one short.<p><b>How will</b> …

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Diego Costa Reportedly Clashed with Antonio Conte over Chelsea Striker's Fitness

Link to Media<p>Chelsea star Diego Costa and manager Antonio Conte have reportedly clashed over the player's fitness, with the Spain international not travelling with the squad for the upcoming Premier League match against Leicester City.<p>That's according to the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s Sami Mokbel, who reported …

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Paul Pogba sees Eden Hazard, Neymar and Marco Reus as heirs to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The Manchester United star hails Barcelona ace as "the future and the present" of football.<p>Frenchman also revealed his admiration for Chelsea rival …

The NSA can now share unfiltered surveillance data with other intelligence agencies

Barely a week before he leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has authorized controversial new legislation that grants America’s 16 intelligence organizations access to raw communications data from the NSA’s surveillance efforts.<p>The New York Times reported that on January 3 …

Joe Hart suffers horrific head injury but plays on for Torino against AC Milan

Joe Hart picked up a shocking head injury as his Torino side fell to AC Milan in the Coppa Italia on Thursday night, but bravely played on once he was bandaged up.<p>The Torino medical staff were faced with an unorthodox patch-up job after the on-loan Manchester City stopper had his face and head …

Liverpool lead the 'big six' mini-league but Man Utd game is not as important as it might seem

It's Manchester United versus Liverpool this weekend - a match that means more than any other in the Premier League, right?<p>Not only do the two teams have a long-running-and-still-ongoing battle for the crown of Britain's Most Successful Football Club, but they're both from the north west of …

Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp explains contents of note to Daniel Sturridge

• Liverpool manager gave striker piece of paper during EFL Cup tie • Forward ran around offering instructions to other players<p>Jürgen Klopp revealed what was written on a note handed to Daniel Sturridge during the second half of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton.<p>The striker ran around barking …

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Lionel Messi’s free-kick helps Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey

• Barcelona 3-1 Athletic Bilbao; Barcelona win 4-3 on aggregate • Suárez 35, Neymar 48pen, Messi 78; Saborit 51<p>Another free-kick goal from Lionel Messi gave defending champions Barcelona a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou and a spot in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.<p>Messi fired …

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Fury as another British rail franchise is snapped up by a foreign state operator

Another rail franchise in Britain has fallen into the hands of a foreign state operator with the Italians getting a slice of the action for the first …

Scientists pinpoint the exact age of the Moon — and it’s older than we thought

All thanks to some precious Apollo 14 samples<p>Scientists say they have figured out the most precise age for the Moon than ever before, thanks to samples of lunar rocks gathered during NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Analysis of the rocks pinpoint the Moon’s creation to 4.51 billion years ago, just 60 …

Chelsea given planning permission for £500m redevelopment of Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have taken a major step towards the £500million redevelopment of Stamford Bridge after receiving planning approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council.<p>The club’s plans for a 60,000-seater stadium, which they hope to move into for the 2021/22 season, were approved on Wednesday night with …