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On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager

On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager

Sports
On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1897, Ireland became the first national team to play under an official manager. Back then, national teams were selected by their country’s respective Football Associations and coached by the team’s captain. But Ireland broke the norm in 1897 by appointing Billy Crone as their manager. Crone, a former defender who played for Irish club Distillery and was now the manager of the club, was approached for the managerial role which he gladly accepted. Crone had only been in charge of Distillery for a year when he took the Ireland national side under his wings. His first game came against England in that year’s British Home Championship. Played at Trent Bri...
39 Great President’s Day Sales for Workwear!

39 Great President’s Day Sales for Workwear!

LifeStyle
Happy President’s Day, ladies! There are always some great sales afoot — here are some of our favorites. Have you seen any great sales today? 6PM – Up to 70% off MSRP (lots from Kate Spade, Nine West, Zac Posen, London Times, Taylor, and Tommy Hilfiger (mostly totes)) Aerie – 10 for $35, ALL undies Ann Taylor – 40% off full-price styles with code GETMORE, extra 50% off sale styles Anthropologie – Extra 40% off ASOS – 15% off everything, including sale, with code PREZDAY Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase Barneys Warehouse – Up to 70% off when you take 40% off select designer styles Bergdorf Goodman – Free gift card: $75 when you spend $500, $150 when you spend $1,000, $400 when you spend $2,000, $1,000 when you spend $5,000+
Midday open thread: President's Day, the nuclear football and Stormy Daniels

Midday open thread: President's Day, the nuclear football and Stormy Daniels

Politics
Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Another particle blaster incident: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Celebrating the life my mom lived rather than the one we had hoped for her, by Kerry Eleveld How Republicans stole the Second Amendment, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza I can't wait for people of every color to be wearing Black Panther costumes, by Ian Reifowitz The first rule of White House Wife Beaters Club is don't talk about ... the wives, by Frank Vyan Walton Despite Trump's praise of Rob Porter, domestic violence remains a deadly threat, by Sher Watts Spooner If Democrats provide an answer to these types of problems, they are unbeatable, by Egberto Willies Thoughts and prayers are not doing a damn thing, by Mark E Andersen Black History Month: The vejigante masks and bomb
Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet the five most underrated American presidents

Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet the five most underrated American presidents

Politics
The institution of the presidency’s had a bad year. With a few exceptions, Donald Trump makes all of his predecessors look good. There was a time when the President of the United States did not spend hours at a time watching cable news. Or when they didn’t compare the size of their, um, “Nuclear Button” to that of other foreign leaders. At least in recent decades, there was also a time when the White House’s immigration policies weren’t guided by white nationalists. Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet The Five Most Overrated American Presidents Yet America’s also had very bad presidents long before our “very stable genius” kinda sorta won a presidential election. We’ve also had presidents who’ve received a l
On This Day in Football: Liverpool spoil the party as United make Old Trafford debut

On This Day in Football: Liverpool spoil the party as United make Old Trafford debut

Sports
On This Day in Football: Liverpool spoil the party as United make Old Trafford debut - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1910, Manchester United played their first ever game at Old Trafford in a First Division tie against Liverpool and lost 4-3.  Before Old Trafford, United played their home games at the North Road ground in Newton Heath and then at the Bank Street stadium in Clayton. Both grounds were subpar and faced problems ranging from terrible pitches to polluted smoky air from the nearby factories. In 1909, United chairman John Henry Davies commissioned the construction of a brand new stadium. Designed by the celebrated architect Archibald Leitch, the original plans included a 100,000-seater stadium but as costs began to rise, the capacity was reduced to appro...
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Saw Each Other 'One Last Time' on Valentine’s Day

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Saw Each Other 'One Last Time' on Valentine’s Day

Entertainment
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux last met up on the most romantic holiday of the year, one day before publicly announcing that they had split. “They saw each other late at night on Valentine’s Day in L.A.,” a source close to the actress tells PEOPLE. “They decided together that they would make the announcement the next day. Justin flew on a private jet to L.A. to see Jen one last time.” The insider adds that the former couple were divided on when to announce the breakup news, with the Friends star hoping to continue to keep the matter private. “Jen didn’t want to announce it for as long as possible, because she wanted to avoid the media attention,” the source says. The couple’s decision to split comes just days after the actress’s 49th birthday, which she and Theroux spent apart. Anisto
On This Day in Football: Ireland play their first ever international, England stun Spain

On This Day in Football: Ireland play their first ever international, England stun Spain

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On This Day in Football: Ireland play their first ever international, England stun Spain - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1882, Ireland played their first ever international game of football. Unfortunately, it was a 13-0 hammering by the English. The game took place at Bloomfield Park in Belfast two years after the formation of the Irish Football Association. Ireland became the fourth country after England, Scotland and Wales to field an international side. The Irish starting XI included 15-year-old Samuel Johnston who held the record for being the youngest international debutant in the world until it was broken by Uruguay’s Aníbal Zapicán Falcao in 1908. England opened the scoring through Howard Vaughton who went on to score five in the game. Arthu...
On This Day in Football: Rangers win first Old Firm final, Record crowd at Hillsborough

On This Day in Football: Rangers win first Old Firm final, Record crowd at Hillsborough

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On This Day in Football: Rangers win first Old Firm final, Record crowd at Hillsborough - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1894, Rangers beat Celtic 3-1 in the Scottish Cup final in what was the first Old Firm tie in the final of the competition. The two Glasgow giants had met once in the league that season with Rangers emerging 5-0 winners and John Barker scoring a hat-trick. Barker struck again in the Cup final while Hugh McCreadie and John McPherson added two more to give Rangers a comfortable 3-1 victory over their rivals. This was Rangers’ first taste of success in the Scottish Cup. However, Celtic got their revenge a week later by winning 3-2 in the league and going on to lift the league title at the end of the season. Record crowd at Hillsborough On this day...