WATCH! Gareth Bale left dazed in hilarious challenge

first_imgGareth Bale was left in a right spin after taking part in a charity initiative.The Real Madrid star man and his mates were helping to raise awareness for The Global Goals campaign by attempting to score a ‘dizzy goal’.See how he get on above and find out more about The Global Goals campaign here:last_img

Weather Eye Average December continues holiday likely on dry side

first_img Saturday was rather a tranquil day with just clouds and no rain as of 4 p.m. but moisture had already reached the coast and was rapidly moving our way. I guess I would call it an “average” winter day wouldn’t you? The high temperature was 45 degrees and the morning low 36 degrees. Guess what? That is exactly our daily average for the date. We’ll frame that in our memory banks.Another weather fact for you: Can you believe that southern Clark County along the Columbia is in a severe drought category? Statistics released last week by government sources list us at a D2 drought status. Areas north of Salmon Creek are in a D1 classification which is moderate drought.You ask how could that be with what seems like many episodes of rain lately? The fact is as of 4 p.m. yesterday Vancouver had only 24.71 inches of rain since January 1. Normal would be 37.10 inches, so more than 12 inches below average.That wouldn’t be extremely bad except the past couple of years have been below normal as well. We all enjoy those warm sunny days but spring and fall should be more wet than dry, this year just the opposite. December rainfall so far as of Saturday here in Vancouver was just 3.02 inches, 1.50 inches below average.We get a little rain today, showers Monday, but Christmas should be on the dry side. The rest of the week we can expect light showers and next weekend is looking dry at this point. The Cascades get a good dump of snow this weekend and lower snow levels this week keep snow falling down to pass levels or lower. Good news we need each snowflake that falls. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Like Hopkins, Floyd had myriad mediocre quarterbacks … a mediocrity melee … a morass of mediocrity … throwing him passes last season in Arizona. After Carson Palmer was hurt, Floyd was left to work with Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley — and yet, Floyd succeeded. Larry Fitzgerald still gets the headlines in the desert, but Floyd is the Cardinals’ WR1. Also, unlike many wideouts, he can block. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals’ issues at quarterback hindered the team’s entire offense, and Floyd was no doubt a victim.There were rumors around the time of the NFL Draft that the Cardinals were interested in trading Floyd, though it seems like that isn’t much of an option at this point.Having picked up the fifth-year option, the Cardinals are looking for Floyd to go from breakout candidate to broken out star, which would then remove him from any underrated lists. – / 16 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Michael Floyd was expected to have a breakout season in 2014, cementing himself as the Arizona Cardinals’ top option in the passing game.Things did not work out that way.Instead, Floyd had an inconsistent campaign, finishing with 47 catches for 841 yards and six touchdowns. He topped the 100-yard receiving mark just three times, and was held to two or fewer catches eight times.Even so, there is still optimism surrounding the 25-year-old as he enters his fourth NFL season, as NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison placed the receiver on his All-Underrated Team, as the second receiver along with Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins.last_img read more