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  • Network science reveals the secrets of the world’s best soccer team

    A new kind of analysis shows why the Barcelona team of 2009-10 stands head and shoulders above the rest. And the same approach could do the same for other sports.

    MIT Technology Review
  • Pedro Pasculli: from Maradona’s World Cup roommate to Bangor City manager

    World Cup winner at the second-tier Welsh club on Maradona’s calming influence and the ‘Campeones 86’ WhatsApp group Pedro Pasculli shared the inner sanctum of Diego Maradona’s room when he inspired Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986. Nowadays they share a WhatsApp group called “Campeones 86” that has engaged on the unlikely topic of Bangor City since Pasculli was appointed manager of the historic but troubled club this month. The Campeones have plenty to discuss. “The sensation of holding the...

    the Guardian
  • World-beating women inspiring England’s footballers, says Phil Neville

    Phil Neville has praised the solidarity between women athletes after watching the England team’s reactions to the heroics of Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in Doha

    the Guardian
  • Alyson Hannigan Set To Host Food Network’s Upcoming ‘Girl Scout Cookie Championship’

    There’s Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and Savannah Smiles. Now add a new TV series to the pantheon of Girl Scout Cookies. Food Network has picked up primetime competition series Girl Scout Cookie Championship for a four-episode season,  announced today by Courtney White, president, Food Network. Hosted by former Girl Scout Alyson Hannigan of How I Met [