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Zoe Ball on choosing her first song for Radio 2 Breakfast Show

New Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Zoe Ball has revealed how she chose what will be her very first song as she begins her new role next week. Ball replaced Chris Evans after he announced he would be leaving to host the breakfast programme on Virgin Radio. Speaking on BBC One’s The One Show, she told viewers her famous guest line-up included stars such as Saoirse Ronan and Hugh Jackman. Ball’s first Radio 2 Breakfast Show will be on 14 January. Source link

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Zoe Ball: I’m such a different person to my Radio 1 days

Image caption Zoe Ball’s first breakfast show for Radio 2 will be broadcast on Monday It’s fair to say Zoe Ball’s new breakfast show is going to strike quite a different tone to the one she hosted on Radio 1 in the late 1990s. “I remember our quiz Shop ‘Em or Drop ‘Em, where Hollywood stars would have to either give us a piece of gossip or drop their pants, and Samuel L Jackson dropped his jeans,” the presenter recalls to BBC News. “It was quite wild… I saw my…

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Golf: Johnson penalized two shots for hitting wrong ball in Hawaii

Jan 4, 2019; Maui, HI, USA; PGA golfer Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Defending champion Dustin Johnson said he did not blame a marshal for his role in incurring a two-stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Friday. Johnson pulled his tee shot into a penalty area, the new terminology used…

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Cameron Bancroft: Australian says David Warner told him to tamper with ball

Bancroft has been eligible to play club cricket during his ban Cameron Bancroft has said David Warner told him to tamper with the ball during March’s Test between Australia and South Africa and he agreed because he wanted to “fit in and feel valued”. Australian opener Bancroft was banned for nine months after he attempted to manipulate the ball with sandpaper. Bancroft said: “Dave suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball. “I didn’t know any better. As simple as that. There came a pretty big cost…

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Hawks G Bazemore fined for bouncing ball into stands

Dec 12, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) reacts to being fouled during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The NBA has fined Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore $10,000 for bouncing the ball into the stands during Sunday night’s loss at Brooklyn. The punishment was announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations. The incident occurred with about nine minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Hawks’ 144-127…

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Fetch! Canines play role of ‘ball dogs’ at London tennis event

LONDON (Reuters) – Hattie, Tina and Melvin played a different kind of game of fetch on Thursday when the canines took to a London court for the opening of the Champions Tennis tournament – working alongside ball boys and girls. Arriving on court to the sound of the song “Who Let the Dogs Out”, the canines drew cheers and applause from the audience as they helped retrieve stray balls in a doubles match between players Mansour Bahrami, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Henri Leconte and Mikael Pernfors. Hattie, Tina and Melvin were…

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France fuel protests: Ball in Macron’s court after violence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the protesters knew the rallies could lead to violence There is a ritual after French riots which requires government, protesters and the media all to insist that it was the work of a minority. That way the protest movement shucks off responsibility, the government pretends the problem is not as serious as it appears, and the media avoid accusations of tarring everyone with the same brush. Anyone who witnessed what happened on Saturday knows that is pious rubbish. The notion that the vast…

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NBA fines Irving $25K for throwing ball in stands

Nov 5, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends against Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) in the fourth quarter at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The NBA has fined Kyrie Irving $25,000 for throwing the basketball into the stands Monday following Boston’s 115-107 loss to Denver, the league announced Tuesday. The incident occurred after Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, sitting on a career-high 48 points with the game already decided, took a 3-pointer at the final buzzer in an attempt to reach…

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Lakers’ Ball set for preseason debut vs. Warriors

Lonzo Ball will see his first action since having offseason knee surgery in Wednesday night’s preseason home game against the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton announced. FILE PHOTO: Sep 24, 2018; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball answers a question during the Los Angeles Lakers media day at the UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Ball will come off the bench behind Rajon Rondo, who is also slated to be the starting point guard when the regular…

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Wimbledon to take firm line on treatment of ball boys and girls

LONDON (Reuters) – Wimbledon is prepared to take action against players who behave badly toward ball boys and girls and plans to discuss the matter with representatives of men’s and women’s tennis, commercial director Mick Desmond said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England – 25/6/13 General view of the Wimbledon logo Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Tony O’Brien/File Photo The subject became a hot topic last week after Spaniard Fernando Verdasco was pilloried on social media for appearing to…

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