Wanna One’s label apologizes for manager’s violence towards fan

Swing Entertainment has officially apologized for Wanna One‘s manager and his excessive action against a fan.

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Fans were outraged after seeing a video of Wanna One’s manager shoving a fan at an airport in Thailand on September 29, and many are saying he used excessive force. The caption of the video circulating online states, “Does he have no conscience? Even if he’s a bodyguard too, isn’t it too much to push a fan like this?” 

Swing Entertainment has now released the following official apology on Twitter:

“Hello. This is Swing Entertainment. We apologize in concern to the video that’s been a controversy online. The video in question was filmed at the airport on September 28 when they were departing Thailand, and the person is a label manager. After seeing the video, the manager is sincerely reflecting for his excessive actions and will be disciplined accordingly. We’re greatly sorry to the fan in the video as something like that should not have happened in any case. We deeply apologize to all the fans about this disgraceful incident and for causing trouble. We’ll do our best to prevent a similar incident from happening again with more thorough training. Once again, we apologize to the fans who love Wanna One, and Swing Entertainment will become a label that makes more of an effort.”

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World Superbikes: Rea wins race two at Magny-Cours to break podium record

Four-time world champion Jonathan Rea won race two of the weekend at Magny-Cours on Sunday to break the record for the most podiums in World Superbikes.

Rea, 31, has stood on the rostrum on 131 occasions, one more than previous record holder, Australian Troy Corser.

The dominant Northern Irishman has now won eight races in a row and 14 of the 22 races staged, two short of the tally of victories he racked up last season.

Rea overhauled runner-up Chaz Davies on lap 11 and extended his lead to win.

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Kawasaki rider Rea’s fourth consecutive double success and his fifth of this year’s championship took his record number of career wins in the series to 68.

He has been on the podium 19 times this year and will be hotly tipped to improve those sequences even more at the final two rounds in Argentina and Qatar later this month.

Best ever winning streak

“It’s unbelievable. This is my best ever winning streak and to do it just after winning the championship is amazing,” said Rea.

“There would be nothing worse than winning the title, enjoying the euphoria that comes with that and then having a bad result like last year.

“I can fly back to Belfast on Monday and really enjoy the moment and reflect on an incredible season.

“With two rounds still to go I’m dreaming. I feel so lucky and blessed to be in this position with a great team so I hope I can finish the year strongly.

“Being world champion four years in a row – I can’t describe the feeling. I feel like I’m on cloud nine and I never want this to stop.”

The Ulsterman became the first rider to be crowned champion in four successive years when he won race one at the French circuit on Saturday to build an unassailable lead over Welshman Davies.

Englishman Carl Fogarty won four championships in the 1990s but not in successive years.

With Rea starting from ninth place on the grid for race two, Ducati rider Davies led early on, with the champion working his way up to second by lap three.

Rea assumed command at the head of affairs by half-distance and went on to win by 1.8 seconds, with Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark third.

Englishman Tom Sykes was fourth, while Italians Marco Melandri and Lorenzo Savadori completed the top six.

Alex Lowes came in seventh, with Leon Camier ninth and Eugene Laverty 11th.

2018 WSB Riders’ Championship
Jonathan Rea (GB) Kawasaki 470 pts
Chaz Davies (GB) Ducati 335
Michael van der Mark (Ned) Yamaha 309
Tom Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 273
Marco Melandri (Ita) Ducati 250
Alex Lowes (GB) Yamaha 213

Premiership: Leicester Tigers 19-15 Sale Sharks

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Leicester Tigers (13) 19
Try: Eastmond Con: Ford Pens: Ford 4
Sale Sharks (5) 15
Tries: Yarde, Webber, Langdon

Sale Sharks were made to pay for missed kicks at goal as the Premiership’s bottom club lost at Leicester Tigers.

Will Cliff failed with all three of his attempts, which would have contributed an extra seven points to Sale’s cause.

Kyle Eastmond’s first try for Leicester cancelled out Marland Yarde’s early score for the visitors at Welford Road.

Rob Webber and Curtis Langdon finished off driving mauls for Sale, but George Ford’s first-half conversion and two penalties for Tigers were crucial.

Sharks – who were forced into a late change before kick-off with AJ MacGinty absent – trailed 13-10 after Webber’s try and England fly-half Ford added two further penalties late on to seal a victory that took Leicester up to seventh in the table.

Both sides went into the match having won only one of their first four games and losing their previous two, and that lack of early-season form was evident, with neither team able to wrest complete control of a scrappy contest.

Former Bath and Wasps man Eastmond combined well with fellow centre Gareth Owen for Leicester’s only try, collecting Owen’s offload to touch down near the posts.

Tigers wing Jonny May thought he had added a second before the interval, racing in unopposed from 50 metres, but the officials judged that Ford’s pass to May had gone forward.

Leicester: Olowofela; Thompstone, Owen, Eastmond, May; Ford, White; Bateman, T Youngs, Cole, Williams, Kitchener, Denton, Thompson, Kalamafoni.

Replacements: McMillan, Feao, Heyes, Wells, Mapapalangi, B Youngs, Hardwick, Holmes.

Sale: McGuigan; Solomona, L James, Jennings, Yarde; S James, Cliff; Harrison, Webber, John, Evans, Ostrikov, Ross, T Curry, Strauss.

Replacements: Langdon, Tarus, Jones, Phillips, Beaumont, B Curry, Warr, Van Rensburg.

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

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The Qualifiers: Hull KR seal 2019 Super League place with easy win over Widnes

Hull KR (20) 30
Tries: Greenwood, Crooks, Atkin, Vaivai, Hall Goals: Hall 5
Widnes (0) 0

Hull Kingston Rovers ensured they would play in Super League next season as they easily beat relegated Widnes.

Needing to win by 14 points to seal third place in the Qualifiers and their spot in the top flight for 2019, the hosts made easy work of victory.

James Greenwood crossed to put Rovers ahead, while Ben Crooks and Chris Atkin extended their lead to 20-0.

After the break, Junior Vaivai touched down before Craig Hall dived in the corner to wrap up a comfortable win.

The result means that Toronto Wolfpack finish in fourth place due to their inferior points difference on Hull KR and they will face fifth-placed London Broncos in the Million Pound Game on Sunday, 7 October.

Meanwhile, Rovers joined Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos in sealing the top three positions in the Qualifiers and will all play in Super League next season.

Hull KR: Atkin, Hall, Crooks, Vaivai, Oakes, Carney, McGuire, Masoe, Lee, Scruton, Greenwood, Tomkins, Clarkson.

Replacements: Mulhern, Blair, Kavanagh, Tickle.

Widnes: Hanbury, Buckley, Brand, Runciman, Marsh, Lyons, Gilmore, Houston, White, Hansen, Whitley, Dean, Leuluai.

Replacements: Heremaia, Wilde, T Chapelhow, J Chapelhow.

Referee: Chris Kendall

Ryder Cup 2018: Europe thrash US to regain Ryder Cup

Europe regained the Ryder Cup with a dominant victory over the United States at Le Golf National in France.

Open champion Francesco Molinari beat Phil Mickelson 4&2 to get Europe to the 14½-point winning mark, before Sergio Garcia won to become the Ryder Cup’s leading points scorer with 25½.

The Americans, trailing 10-6, had threatened a comeback by winning 3½ of the first five singles points.

But Europe’s Jon Rahm, Ian Poulter and Thorbjorn Olesen all won their matches.

And the winning moment came when Mickelson, three down with three to play, hit his tee shot on the par-three 16th into the water and conceded the hole and match.

Victory for Molinari means he becomes the first European to win five points in one Ryder Cup. After being drenched in beer by celebrating fans, he said it “means more than winning majors”.

That spirit has prevailed throughout the European team all week. They went in to the match as underdogs despite the US not having won in Europe since 1993. The American side boasted 31 major titles, and 11 of their players are in the world’s top 17.

But Le Golf National is a different course to those the Americans are used to playing on – the tight fairways and deep, penal rough, a world away from the vast majority of PGA Tour courses.

Only three of the American dozen had played a competitive round at the home of the French Open before this week, and it showed as the European players, who have played in excess of 200 rounds between them, looked more at ease.

Postman Poulter delivers again

The Americans put their best players out at the top of the singles order and the gamble appeared to be paying off for captain Jim Furyk with three wins and a halved match out of the first five.

Both the opening matches went down to the 18th, with Justin Thomas defeating Rory McIlroy after an epic battle before Brooks Koepka rolled in a three-footer to share his equally entertaining match with Paul Casey.

World number two Justin Rose failed to recover from losing the second and third holes to Webb Simpson and was three down after eight. Rose birdied the par-three 16th but the American holed his second shot to close out a 3&2 win.

Tommy Fleetwood’s hopes of becoming the first European to win all five matches at a single Ryder Cup were crushed by Tony Finau. None of the first 11 holes were halved but the American won eight of them to the Englishman’s three to go five ahead and he eventually won 6&4.

But then the tide turned. Poulter, so often the European to spark a momentum change, holed a birdie putt on the 14th to edge ahead of world champion Dustin Johnson in their see-saw contest and the roar reverberated around the course.

Moments later, those around the 14th green were roaring again when Olesen completed an unlikely 5&4 victory over Jordan Spieth to put Europe 11½-9½ ahead.

Olesen had not played since losing in the fourballs on Friday morning and his victory was built on four birdies on the front nine as he went five clear, while Spieth, who has been one of the US team’s star players with three points, never recovered from three successive bogeys.

Poulter then went two holes up on Johnson after the American dumped his second to the par-four 15th into the water.

Up on the 16th, Rahm missed a short putt to allow Tiger Woods to get back within a hole but the Spaniard nailed his approach to the 17th to four feet and holed the putt to add another blue point.

Rahm punched the air in delight, striding around the green in raucous celebration, before calming himself enough to console Woods, who had waited patiently to congratulate his conqueror.

Johnson won the 16th to stay in touch with Poulter but the thousands gathered round the 17th green were expecting to celebrate another European point minutes later.

Poulter, for once, failed to deliver, missing a six-footer to win the match. However, he strode to the final tee, smashed his drive down the middle and flicked a mid-iron to six feet, a putt conceded by Johnson, to put Europe 13½-9½ ahead and just one point from regaining the trophy.

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‘Produce 48’ fans accused of copying JBJ concepts

YBY‘ fans have been accused of copying JBJ.

Just like the first two seasons of ‘Produce 101‘, ‘Produce 48’ also produced a fan-made group made of members who fans really wanted to see in a group together. The group is named YBY and includes Kim Na Young, Kim Do Ah, Kim Si Hyun, Wang Yi Ren, Takahashi Juri, and Shiroma Miru.

While the idea of a runner-up group is not unique to JBJ (‘Produce 101’ season 1 produced IBI), JBJ fans are accusing YBY fans of creating concepts that are taken straight from JBJ. In fact, the concept photos that YBY fans created seem to be taken directly from JBJ’s “Fantasy” and “My Flower” concepts.

In fact, fans pointed out that there was no denying that YBY fans had taken JBJ concepts because YBY fans themselves had told fellow fans to look at JBJ concept photos for reference, including pre-formation fanmade clips. In the YBY open KakaoTalk room, a fan told the other fans to ‘ignore’ JBJ fans’ displeasure.

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N.Flying’s Cha Hun and Jaehyun open ‘2 Idiots’ variety YouTube channel

Cha Hun and Jaehyun of the band N.Flying have officially become YouTubers!

The idols recently opened their own YouTube channel named ‘2 Idiots,’ filled with a variety of self-created content – proving not only their musical chemistry, but comical chemistry as well.

In the video they uploaded on September 28, the boys are seen planning what kind of content they would like to put on their channel, including videos involving travel, gaming, and music. Realizing this would probably get expensive, the boys charmingly teamed up to record a ‘video letter’ to their agency FNC Entertainment‘s CEO, politely asking for some investment money.

Check out Cha Hun and Jaehyun’s new YouTube channel here!
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Angela Hartnett's easy entertaining supper: tuna, baked celeriac and buttermilk panna cotta

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Tuna and borlotti bean salad Courgette salad Baked celeriac with Montgomery cheddar sauce Buttermilk panna cotta

This is a perfect menu for close friends. For me, that’s the group of four or six I tend to go on holiday with, but if the neighbours are around they might join us too. We were in Sicily recently so could get hold of tuna and borlotti beans easily, but there’s no reason why you can’t recreate what you enjoyed at home.

The dishes themselves are light and easy; only the baked celeriac with a lovely Montgomery cheddar cheese sauce is a bit heartier, and is something you could have on its own as a comforting supper, too. They reflect the fact that many people eat…

Valverde wins men’s road world title

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde edged a sprint finish to win the men’s race at the Road World Championships.

Valverde finished just ahead of France’s Romain Bardet, Canada’s Michael Woods and Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands in Innsbruck, Austria.

The 38-year-old had previously finished on the podium a record six times.

Peter Kennaugh finished 16th for Great Britain, with Adam Yates 37th and Vuelta a Espana champion Simon Yates 47th.

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