Nathan Hughes is back at No.eight as England resume their Six Nations rugby name defence in opposition to Scotland at Murrayfield.

Hughes has recovered from knee ligament harm, suffered on membership responsibility in December for Wasps, and is thrust directly into the back row within the absence of Sam Simmonds, who had featured in opposition to Italy and Wales.

“Nathan Hughes has worked hard on his fitness. I’ve never seen him in better physical condition, so we are looking forward to him playing,” trainer Eddie Jones mentioned.

Simmonds, withdrawn at halftime of the 12-6 victory over Wales, is anticipated to leave out the rest of the Six Nations.

Billy Vunipola, first selection within the place, is unavailable on Saturday on account of a damaged arm, however the Fijian-born Hughes gives a identical ball-carrying danger in comparison to the lighter and more-mobile Simmonds.

“Nathan has a key role in defence and in us gaining momentum in attack,” Jones mentioned.

Jonathan Joseph has edged former NRL participant Ben Te’o to retain his beginning position at outdoor centre and, excluding Hughes’ go back, the pack is undamaged.

On the bench, Joe Marler replaces Alec Hepburn after serving a six-week ban for a deadly clear-out and can supply duvet for loosehead prop Mako Vunipola, however the replacements are differently unchanged.

James Haskell, additionally to be had after finishing a ban, has been not able to pressure his manner into the 23.

The 136th Calcutta Cup conflict – the sport’s oldest global fixture – will check in milestones for Joe Launchbury and captain Dylan Hartley.

Launchbury wins his 50th England cap, having debuted in 2012 in opposition to Fiji, whilst Hartley turns into the country’s second-most capped participant, surpassing the 91 appearances by way of Jonny Wilkinson.

“For any player to play 50 caps for their country is a wonderful achievement. Joe has worked really hard to improve and is such an important player for us,” Jones mentioned.

ENGLAND:

Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Jonny May, George Ford, Danny Care, Nathan Hughes, Chris Robshaw, Courtney Lawes, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley (capt), Mako Vunipola.

Res: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Harry Williams, George Kruis, Sam Underhill, Richard Wigglesworth, Ben Te’o, Jack Nowell.

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Flooding Forces Indiana Residents From Homes

Crews used boats to lend a hand citizens evacuate their houses in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping around the Midwest on Wednesday blended with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and different low-lying spaces. (Feb. 22)

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Walker has featured in the entire City’s League Cup fixtures to this point and is eager to renew his contention towards Arsenal however has warned his staff friends to be wary of Arsene Wenger’s bolstered squad.

“Spurs is a club which belongs to my heart and to get one over on their bitter rivals, and mine for a long time, would be a fantastic feeling. But it’s a game of football and anything can happen in 90 minutes,” Walker instructed Sky Sports.

“They’ve made some excellent signings in January which we need to be careful of, and we need to just say: ‘Let the best team win’.”

Walker GOT here shut to profitable the league two times with Tottenham however the membership faltered and defender mentioned his resolution to go away Mauricio Pochettino’s staff to sign up for City was once in part due to the loss of silverware.

“For me, I want to win stuff,” Walker mentioned.

“I hate losing, and to be with Tottenham for the number of years I was and not pick up anything was disappointing. We were very close for two seasons, with Leicester City and Chelsea, but we just fell short and I don’t want that to happen here at City.”

Walker is now at the verge of profitable two trophies in one season as City are favourites to win the cup ultimate and dangle a commanding 16-point lead atop the league desk.

Walker, who believes he has turn out to be wiser at City, in the past misplaced on the League Cup ultimate as Tottenham have been overwhelmed via Chelsea in 2015 and the defender is eager to steer clear of a repeat.

“Losing to Chelsea with Spurs in the League Cup in 2015 was horrible… It’d be emotional if we win. I’ll probably have a minute to myself before I go and find my family…,” Walker mentioned.

“After 27 years of working hard to try to lift this kind of thing, hopefully I can do it then.”

(Reporting via Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru)

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Skier Greta Small’s Winter Olympics have completed in unhappiness after now not finishing the downhill part of her alpine blended run.

The Australian ignored a gate to have her downhill run ended sooner than she may just transfer onto the slalom in PyeongChang on Thursday.

The 22-year-old was once a aggressive 20th within the downhill an afternoon in the past – the most efficient consequence by means of an Australian lady within the tournament on the Winter Olympics – and 31st within the super-G tournament closing week.

But Small stored her worst efficiency for closing within the hybrid tournament.

“On jump two I landed quite low and really pushed hard to get back on line,” she stated.

“But catching an edge after which rotating I had no probability.

“It was once about to tug me into the interior panel and I simply had to put it aside so as to not have a large crash.”

Fellow Australian alpine skier Dominic Demschar additionally had a forgettable day, failing to get previous the primary gate within the slalom.

Demschar was once passed a DNF inside seconds of his first run after now not going across the gate correctly.

“(One of my skis) hooked just a little extra aggressively than I used to be anticipating to,” he stated.

“The edge grabbed after which I went at the flawed aspect of the gate.

“It’s happened to plenty of people before and it will happen to plenty more people after.”

Sami Kennedy-Sim will race for Australia’s fourth medal in PyeongChang after qualifying 9th quickest for the ski pass finals.

Kennedy-Sim logged a time of 1 minute 14.97 seconds in her seeding run an afternoon sooner than Friday’s medal-deciding rounds.

She is 1.86 seconds adrift of best qualifier Marielle Thompson of Canada forward of the head-to-head racing, the place she’ll meet Austrian international No.14 Andrea Limbacher and 26th-ranked Lucrezia Fantelli of Italy.

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Once in a lifetime, some of us get a chance to meet our favorite actor or actress. But what if we tell you that a few extremely blessed fans are actually married to their celeb crush? This kind of restores the hope every one of us hides deep inside.

We at Bright Side brought their fairy tales here to keep the hopes of millions of fans alive. Make sure not to miss the bonus at the end!

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Warren met his dream girl on the sets of Fantastic Four in 2005 where he was a production assistant. It was a surprise to many that Jessica, at the peak of her fame, fell for him. After their first few meetings, they both knew they were in love. After 4 years, they got married in LA.

Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Moder met Roberts on the movie set of The Mexican in 2000 where he was working as a cameraman. Moder was already married then but love knows no bounds. They married in 2004 in New Mexico after Moder’s divorce. Now they’re the proud parents of three kids: Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes used to be the biggest fan of Tom Cruise. One of her former classmates from Catholic school claimed Katie kept photos of him in her textbooks. She even later stated in her interviews how much she wanted to get married to him. Her dream came true in 2006. Sadly, though, the marriage lasted only 6 years — the beautiful couple divorced in 2012 when Katie got fed up with Tom’s Scientology interests.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim

Alice and Nicholas met at the restaurant where she used to work as a waitress in 2004. Sparks flew and they got married that same year. It would’ve been called destiny had it not been for the unfortunate occurrence of the couple splitting up in 2016 — after 12 years of marriage.

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Patrick met his fan and the love of his life at a hair salon where the TV star made an appointment for her to cut his hair. The couple married in 1999. She still does Dempsey’s hair — as both his stylist and his wife!

Adam Sandler and Jackie Sandler

Jackie was a great admirer of this star’s work and after his friend Rob Schneider put in a good word for her, she got the chance to play alongside Adam in Big Daddy in 1999. Their romance grew on the movie set and they tied the knot in 2003. She even converted to Judaism for him. Today, they have 2 beautiful daughters, Sandy and Sunny.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Though they are both well known, Kelly remembers how she was only 16 when she saw a poster of Travolta on her way out of a movie theater and said, “I’m going to marry that man.” Later, it proved true and they have been happily married since 1991.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway’s admirer Adam Shulman met her during the Palm Springs Film Festival where he had a fanboy moment. Anne also fell for him at first sight. The couple got married in 2012 and have lived happily together ever since.

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso

Luciana Barroso was working as a bartender in 2003 when she met her big-time crush Matt Damon who was there in Miami for the shooting of his movie Stuck on You. She even helped him escape fans and she ended up stealing his heart. The rest went like the title of his movie: Matt literally stuck on her and they got married in 2005.

Ruben Studdard and Surata Zuri McCants

Ruben won millions of hearts with his voice and out of those millions there was Surata Zuri. He met her during a CD signing at a store. He became infatuated with her the very instant he saw her and even followed her around the store. The couple wed in 2008 but they filed for divorce in 2011.

Bonus: Jake T. Austin and Danielle Caesar

Danielle tweeted to Jake for years about how much she adored and that she wanted to marry him. Sparks flew when Jake started following her on Instagram after their first meeting at an event in 2011. After years of her persistence, they finally got together. Maybe they’ll even get married in the near future!

This could be any fan’s ultimate fantasy, although it does not guarantee any happily ever after. If you too know any fan-celeb romance we’d love to hear about it. Please share with us in the comments below.



PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin gained the ladies’s mixed on the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday with American Mikaela Shiffrin taking silver whilst any other Swiss Wendy Holdener gained bronze.

Lindsey Vonn, who had led after the downhill segment, was once the closing skiier to compete however didn’t end her slalom run leaving the 24-year-old Gisin to take her first Olympic medal. The tournament was once most probably Vonn’s closing Olympics run. 

“It’s sad,” she mentioned on Tuesday after striking 3rd within the girls’s alpine downhill ultimate. “This is my last downhill. I wish I could keep going. I have so much fun. I love what I do. My body probably just can’t take another four years.”

Gisin’s victory, with a mixed time of 2 mins 20.90, just about a 2d forward of pre-race favourite Shiffrin, finished an extraordinary Olympic double for her circle of relatives.

Gisin’s elder sister Dominique gained gold within the downhill in Sochi 4 years in the past.

The consequence leaves Shiffrin with two medals from those Games after her gold in massive slalom.

Holdener produced the quickest slalom run of the day with 40.23 and held directly to bronze with Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel suffering within the technical component after which Vonn snowboarding out early in her effort.

(Reporting by way of Simon Evans and Rory Carroll; Editing by way of John O’Brien/Greg Stutchbury)

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