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Barcelona 8-0 Real Sociedad (May 18, 2024) Game Analysis – ESPN

Barcelona hammered Real Sociedad 8-0 to win the Copa de la Reina in Zaragoza on Saturday as they moved one step closer towards completing a first ever quadruple. Barça’s triumph at La Romareda sealed a domestic treble, with Liga F and the Spanish Supercopa already wrapped up, and now just Lyon stand between them and a four trophy season when the two teams meet in next weekend’s Champions League final. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, NWSL more (U.S.) Ona Batlle, Caroline Graham Hansen and Mariona Caldentey all helped themselves to braces against La Real, with Salma Paralluelo and Clàudia Pina also on target as Barça won the Copa for a record-extending 10th time in the club’s history. “The objective is always to score as soon as possible, so that always helps,” forward Caldentey told TVE after the game. “We’ve been playing well and when that happens, we all score, we all assist and it’s a big win which we are really happy with. “We are in good form. That is three out of four trophies now, so we have one to go.” It took just five minutes for full-back Batlle to open the scoring and the final was effectively over as early as the 13th minute when Paralluelo headed home to double the Blaugrana’s lead. A quick-fire double from Graham Hansen then extended Barça’s lead to four and took the Norway winger’s goal tally for the season to 32 in all competitions. Batlle added the fifth, her second, before half-time and Barça showed no signs of easing up after the break, with two strikes from Caldentey sandwiching an effort from Pina set up by Caldentey, before the hour mark. The scoring ended there but Barça had already racked up the biggest-ever win in a Copa de la Reina final, bettering the 6-1 victory they recorded against Huelva in 2022. Barça now set their signs on Lyon, with coach Jonatan Giráldez, who will take over at NWSL side Washington Spirit this summer, aiming to go out by creating more history. The Catalan club have never previously won all four trophies in a single campaign but they are now one win away from doing just that. However, standing between them and a fourth trophy of the season are French champions Lyon, who they have never previously beaten. Barça, the current European champions, will appear in a fourth consecutive Champions League final in Bilbao next Saturday and their fifth since 2019, of which they have won two. The two they have lost, though, have both been against Lyon, who have won the competition eight times, more than any other side.

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NASCAR driver belly-flops into massive flood on pit road as rain postpones race

A monstrous rainstorm postponed Saturday’s NASCAR truck race, but those on the track still made the most of it. The storm moved through North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, site of Sunday’s All-Star Open and Saturday’s Craftsman Truck Series Wright Brand 250. Pole qualifying was canceled Saturday morning, but the race started on time, as positioning was set per the rule book. However, lightning in the area brought the red flag out on Lap 81 at roughly 2:30 p.m. ET. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Fans were asked to clear the grandstand and take cover as rain began to fall. VIEW ON X NASCAR then announced at 5:05 p.m. ET the remainder of the race would be postponed until 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, and heat races for the All-Star Open slated for Saturday were canceled. Positioning for the race will be set based on the rule book. Rain flooded pit road so badly, it was roughly thigh-high for some on the track. NASCAR STAR’S DAUGHTER BRINGS RACE-WINNING AMERICAN FLAG TO SCHOOL: I’M SO ‘PROUD’ One person in a video taken by FOX Business senior producer Justin Freiman could be seen swimming and diving in the water. A few seconds later, a driver did a belly flop. The weather affected racing Friday night, as well. All-Star Race qualifying and a pit crew challenge at North Wilkesboro Speedway scheduled for Friday night has been postponed due to rain. NASCAR announced Saturday and Sunday tickets would be honored Sunday with some stipulations. Saturday ticketholders will receiver “priority seating” for the finish of the truck race, while those who have tickets for Sunday will then get seating for the All-Star Race, in the event of same-seat purchases. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Twenty drivers will participate in the $1 million All-Star Race following the conclusion of the Wright Brand 250. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Fox News Digital’s sports coverage on X, and subscribe to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.

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In Israel visit, Stefanik to tout Trump’s record on Jewish state, reject Biden policies: ‘No excuse’

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., will blast President Biden as she seeks to reassure Israel during a speech at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, Sunday morning. Her prepared remarks were obtained by Fox News Digital ahead of the address. Stefanik will be the highest-ranking House member to visit Israel since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks. She will be introduced by the Israeli speaker, according to her office. The New York Republican is also planning to meet with high-level government officials and pay her respects to locations attacked by Hamas in October. She plans to tout her decades-long support for the Jewish state as a senior member of the House Armed Services and House Intelligence committees. In her speech, Stefanik calls herself “a lifelong admirer, supporter and friend of Israel and the Jewish people.” STEFANIK HITS SPECIAL COUNSEL JACK SMITH WITH ETHICS COMPLAINT, ACCUSES HIM OF ELECTION MEDDLING “I am lucky to have had the privilege of traveling here many times before, but I must confess that this time feels different,” Stefanik’s speech states. “The stakes feel higher. Our sense of moral, patriotic duty feels heightened, renewed.” In the remarks, Stefanik praises former President Trump for his relationship with Israel during his administration, and she criticizes Biden for his administration’s controversial measures during the Israel-Hamas war. In November 2023, the Biden administration extended a waiver that allowed Iran to access $10 billion previously in escrow, prompting widespread criticism. The White House recently paused a weapons shipment to Israel out of concern about an invasion of Rafah, before deciding to move forward with the sale earlier this week. “There is no excuse for an American president to block aid to Israel, aid that was duly passed by the Congress, or to ease sanctions on Iran, paying a $6 billion ransom to the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, or to dither and hide while our friends fight for their lives. No excuse,” the speech states. “Full stop.” STEFANIK HITS BACK AT HOUSE DEMOCRAT PUSHING TO CENSURE HER: ‘DESPERATE FREE FALL’ The Republican leader’s address to the Knesset will express support for “every measure to aid Israel that has come before the U.S. Congress,” and tout her history as “a leading proponent and partner to President Trump in his historic support for Israeli independence and security.” “If I leave you with one message today, it’s this: The majority of Americans support you, and we always will since President Truman’s recognition of Israel 11 minutes after David Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence 76 years and 5 days ago,” the address says. “America stands with Israel.” Before concluding her speech, the politician will take aim at Ivy League universities for their responses to chaotic protests and anti-Israel encampments. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “We must not let the extremism in ‘elite’ corners conceal the deep, abiding love for Israel among the American people,” the speech adds. “Most Americans feel a strong connection to your people. They have opened their hearts to you in this dark hour.”

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I’m bored of educating ignorant Argentinians about Britain’s right to the Falklands

It’s now 42 years since Argentina embarked on its doomed attempt to take the Falkland Islands by force and to subjugate the Britons who had lived there for so long. Having been humiliated and kicked out by the British Task Force a mere 70 days later, you might have thought Argentina had learned its lesson: that the Falkland Islanders will fight to the last man and woman to defend their homeland, and Britain will always support them. But not a bit of it. Just this week, we hear how Argentina’s new leader Javier Milei plans “rapprochement with the West” as his country’s latest tactic to grab the Islands. Well, it makes a change from the serial bullying of former Argentine administrations, not least that of Cristina Kirchner, famous for trying to ambush David Cameron at the G20. But, still, we can give Milei this piece of advice: you’re wasting your time, mate. Not that it’ll stop Argentine veterans from blathering on about the supposed justice of their cause. So, let’s remind them that this was a war of unprovoked aggression by a huge country against a tiny population of fewer than 2,000 people possessing little more than a couple of pistols between them. And it was directed by a failing Junta, best known for killing political opponents by dropping them out of aeroplanes, and whose aim was purely to distract attention from its diabolical record at home. But the veterans, far from turning their ire on the chaotic, murderous government that sent them into slaughter, remain obsessed by the warped idea that those Islands are somehow theirs. They also complain, without a hint of irony, about the reception the Islanders give them when they visit the Argentine cemetery. Perhaps they should ask themselves why they invaded and inflicted such misery, and why the Islanders, to this day, have to put up with Argentine visitors provocatively waving their flag around and writing abusive comments in the church register, and stupid gimmicks, like a film crew landing illegally to show an Argentine athlete running around before the Olympics. You might have seen the Mitchell and Webb sketch about German officers in the Second World War, with one asking plaintively “Are we the baddies?”. Clearly, those Argentine veterans haven’t. Having visited the Islands several times in the last decade, I can assure Argentina that the Islanders are in no mood to forget. Time hasn’t healed wounds, and many of the traumatised children of 1982 are now in leadership positions. Those who lived in Stanley remember the terror of seeing a huge foreign army invading their community, imposing a curfew and barking orders. Those in the tiny village of Goose Green recall Argentine soldiers rounding everyone up and shoving them for a whole month into the minute community hall, with one toilet between them. Think of the Black Hole of Calcutta. One 1982 teenager described to me how soldiers marched him out of his own home. “I can still feel the gun in my back”, he said, shaking his head with a tear in his eye. He went onto serve as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for many years, and is still an important voice in the Islands. And today’s young people? They are as determined as ever to protect their sovereignty. A referendum in 2013 came back with a stunning result: 99.8% of Islanders wanted to stay British. A repeat vote today would achieve the same result. So, Argentina needs to get into its head that the invasion and appalling treatment of the Islanders are as fresh in the memory as though they happened last week. It means no amount of desperate Argentine tactics will make the slightest difference. So, dream on, Javier Milei, the Falklands are British for good.

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Watch An Arkansas Trooper Wreck Out Pitting A Mustang At 117 MPH

Read the full story on The Auto Wire If you’re like most people, you’ve been cruising along on the highway and suddenly realized you’re dangerously close to a police officer. Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, the natural instinct is to slow down, sometimes dropping below the speed limit. After all, nobody wants a ticket and the fear is if you stand out from the surrounding cars you just might. Here’s yet another piece of evidence proving drivers don’t pay attention. Cops know all this and many times aren’t interested in you (but not always). In this situation the Arkansas trooper whose dashcam footage we’re sharing had a Ford Mustang do this very thing one night. Even though the pony car slowed down, the trooper noticed something odd: one of the headlights was “defective.” That triggered a series of events that eventually led to a PIT maneuver at 117 mph. After noticing the headlight issue and realizing no matter how slow he went the Mustang wouldn’t pass his car, the trooper pulls off to the shoulder, then gets behind the Ford to run its plate. While doing that he notices the driver drifts over the lane line without signaling, giving him a reason to initiate a traffic stop. Some might think this is nit-picky and well it is but an officer can pull you over for this very thing. Instead of just pulling over and dealing with the trooper, the Mustang driver decides running is a better solution. As you already know, that was a horrible decision. Eventually, with speeds exceeding 100 mph, the trooper decides to just PIT the fleeing Mustang out. By the time he executes the TVI both cars are traveling 117 mph, heightening the risk. And sure enough, not only does the pony car spin out and hit the cable barrier in the median, so does the trooper’s cruiser. What we don’t get to see in the first video but is in the second one we’ve also shared is Little Rock Police continuing the chase as the suspect regains control of his car and takes off. He blacks out the Mustang and takes the next exit, starts to lose control of his car, then a cop runs into the virtually invisible car, sending the Ford careening into a street sign pole. The driver was unconscious and had to be extricated from the Mustang. Surely pulling over wouldn’t have been nearly as traumatic of an experience. Image via Police Pursuits/YouTube Follow The Auto Wire on Google News. Join our Newsletter, subscribe to our YouTube page, and follow us on Facebook.

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Two Chiefs arrested in Kansas ahead of OTAs

The Kansas City Chiefs saw their offseason go from bad to worse on Friday night when two of their players were arrested in Kansas, reportedly on drug-related charges. Harold R. Kuntz of FOX 4 Kansas City posted mugshots of offensive linemen Wanya Morris and Chukwuebuka Godrick, who he said were arrested in Johnson County for possession of marijuana and THC. The facts surrounding the case remain unclear, but for the Chiefs, this incident is one in a series of unfortunate events that may affect Kansas City’s ability to compete for a Super Bowl three-peat during the 2024 season. Fresh off one of the best years in franchise history, the first offseason mishap involved second-year wide receiver Rashee Rice, who was a person of interest in a high-speed crash in Dallas, Texas. Now, Morris and Godrick have found themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons just before organized team activities kick off on Monday.

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VIDEO: Fight between students breaks out at Tennessee graduation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Two Tennessee students got into a fight during graduation at Hamilton High School in Memphis Thursday night. It all happened as graduates were walking across the stage getting their diplomas, say police. According to reports, a school security officer saw one of the students walk past another student and begin throwing up gang signs. That’s when the student threw a graduation binder at the victim. As the first student was being held back, the victim reportedly jumped over three rows of seats and began hitting him. Two other students jumped into the fight. One of the students involved was pepper sprayed during the incident. There were no other visible injuries. All of those involved were given a juvenile summons or misdemeanor citation and released to their parents. A school official announced over the speaker, “We are not going to stop our graduation. We are going to continue because this is the Wildcat way.” The last few students then received their diplomas. Quita White says what she witnessed during her son’s graduation is ridiculous. “How do you fight at a graduation? It’s a time for celebration so why is everybody fighting? Why are you angry?” A family member of an employee who was at the event says he was injured from the fight. “He has a big bruise on his left eye, they broke his glasses. His ankle is… well the front of his foot looks like it is fractured,” she said. According to the woman, who does not want to be identified, the fight stemmed from a prior incident between the two students. WREG has reached out to MSCS about this situation and is waiting to hear back. Copyright 2024 Nexstar Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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Michigan Panthers vs. Memphis Showboats: What time, TV channel is Week 8 of the UFL on?

Michigan Panthers (5-2) vs. Memphis Showboats (1-6) Kickoff: 4 p.m. Saturday. Where: Ford Field in Detroit. TV: Fox. Streaming: Check out the Michigan Panthers on Fubo (free trial). CELEBRATION TIME: Michigan Panthers erupted after clinching playoffs. Then it was back to work Game notes: It’s a rematch of the Week 5 matchup that started the Panthers’ current three-game win streak. In that April 28 game in Memphis, Tennessee, the Panthers demonstrated a dominant running game, picking up 160 yards on the ground on 36 carries. Wes Hills had 82 of those yards on 16 carries and reached the end zone three times. The big question: Will Memphis have an answer for Michigan defensive end Breeland Speaks? The Ole Miss product, a second-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018, tore through the Showboats’ offensive line, racking up four tackles (two for loss) and three sacks while forcing a fumble on Memphis’ first drive. On offense, the Showboats feature running back Darius Victor, the 2022 USFL Offensive Player of the Year. The Liberia native starred at Towson before hitting pro football. This season, he has 206 yards and a touchdown on 71 carries, for an average of 2.9 yards a carry. In the Panthers’ April victory, Victor was held to 17 yards on nine carries. After today’s game, the Panthers wrap up their regular season on the road, heading to Houston to face the Roughnecks on May 26 and then to Birmingham to face the USFL conference-leading Stallions. Contact Ryan Ford at rford@freepress.com. Follow him on X (which used to be Twitter, y’know?) @theford.

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Little-known tech company aims to change how you look at car windows

Your next car’s windows could have a lot of new things to show you — from streaming movies to highlighting points of interest you drive by — if a little-known tech company aiming to expand its presence in Detroit has its way. Taiwanese supplier AUO brought a concept car to demonstrate features made possible by its advanced glass. AUO also plans to add production in the United States or Mexico, expanding beyond its current manufacturing operations in Taiwan and China. You can see AUO’s handiwork in the new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus’ 48-inch wide dashboard display. The widest display on any vehicle sold in North America, the configurable, high-definition display is a major selling point for the new luxury SUV. Micro LEDs — much smaller and brighter than current LEDs — figure prominently in AUO’s plans, product marketing director Ivan Tang told me in a suburban Detroit warehouse while potential customers filed past to inspect the company’s latest products. The big deal about little LEDs The little LEDs are about to be a big deal in consumer products, he said. Expect to see them in phones, TVs and wearable devices. In vehicles, micro LEDs can be embedded in a panel of glass, preserving its transparency while also displaying anything from infotainment to advanced driver assistance systems. More: EVs are getting better fast, and you want one. Why you might want to lease, not buy. “The LEDs are so bright and so small we can have open spaces between them, so the glass remains transparent,” Tang said. In addition to automotive applications, expect to see them in phones, TVs and wearable devices. They can also be used to mimic the appearance of wood or other appealing materials, while also concealing lights or touch points for controls. If taillights could talk AUO’s other new automotive products include: “Dynamic smart door trim” — essentially door panels that can project light, colors even moving images.Taillights that display messages — for instance, showing an electric vehicle’s charging status are also in the works.Roll-up display screens that retract into a seat back when not displaying movies or games for passengers. AUO supplies screens for everything from laptops to televisions. It’s already a major auto supplier, with parts on up to 20% of vehicles in production around the world, but it aims to move up the value chain with Michigan-based designers getting involved early in vehicle development. Contact Mark Phelan: 313-222-6731 or mmphelan@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan. Read more on autos and sign up for our autos newsletter. Become a subscriber.

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Yankees’ Luis Gil sets single-game franchise rookie record with 14 strikeouts vs. White Sox

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Gil set a franchise single-game rookie record on Saturday, striking out 14 batters in a 6-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox (box score). The Yankees, who received two home runs as part of a four-hit effort from star outfielder Juan Soto, extended their winning streak to six. Gil allowed just one run on five hits and a walk. He generated a game-high 22 swinging strikes, including 12 on his four-seam fastball and seven on his changeup. Gil’s heater averaged 96.9 mph on the afternoon and maxed out at 99.7 mph. The Yankees’ rookie record previously belonged to Orlando Hernández, who struck out 13 batters in August 1998 against the Texas Rangers. Hernández, known as “El Duque”, coincidentally threw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Saturday’s contest. Gil, 25, entered Saturday having compiled a 2.51 ERA (156 ERA+) and a 1.85 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his first eight starts this season. It’s worth noting that Gil’s inclusion in New York’s starting rotation stemmed from ace Gerrit Cole requiring a lengthy IL stint. (Cole, for his part, has made progress in his recovery process.) Gil has now allowed one run or fewer in four consecutive starts. Gil, by the way, took the opportunity after Saturday’s contest to credit Cole for his success. “I have a great professor in Gerrit Cole,” he told reporters through an interpreter. “He’s always around and always giving me pointers.” The Yankees came into play on Saturday with a 31-15 record on the young season, putting them in first place in the American League East by a game. The Yankees and White Sox will wrap up their series on Sunday afternoon.

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