Vulcans have very large lungs; an evolutionary trait developed as a result of a low-oxygen environment. It became a popular challenge on the Enterprise to see who could hold their breath longer than Spock. While the Commander claims it is a frivolous and wasteful way to pass the time, he will also admit that after a few years stuck on a starship there’s only so many times you can play chess before it loses its excitement. He remains the undefeated champion.
Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso to retire by end of season: Report
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso will conclude his football career by the end of this season when his contract expires with German football champions Bayern Munich.
At the end of Bayern’s recent winter camp, Alonso, 35, told the club’s management that he did not want to renew his contract, German magazine Sport Bild said on Wednesday, reports Efe.
Bayern was planning to extend Alonso’s contract for another year, just like Frenchman Franck Ribery and Dutch Arjen Robben.
The magazine explained that the Bavarian club took the former Spanish international’s wishes into consideration, while it left the door open for his renewal in case he changed his mind.
If Xabi insists on leaving Bayern he will end a career that has extended over the past 18 years, in which he won several titles, including two Champions League trophies, with Liverpool and Real Madrid, as well as the European Championship and the World Cup with Spain.
Patrice Evra joined Manchester united from Monaco on January 10th, 2006 for a fee of £5.5 million. Evra made 273 appearances for the club from 2006 to 2014, scoring 7 goals.
Evra would not become a first team stalwart until the December following his move to the club, as he initially struggled to adapt to English football. However, he was named to the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year during his first full campaign with Manchester United, despite only appearing in 24 league matches. Evra would remain with United until July of 2014 and earned a litany of honors with the club, including:
5 Premier League Titles
3 Football League Cups
5 FA Community Shields
1 UEFA Champions League Trophy
1 FIFA Club World Cup
Recent reports have linked the Frenchman with a return to United, but no move has been completed as of this writing. The Old Trafford faithful would undoubtedly welcome Evra home with open arms.
Honda RC166 Road Racer | 250 6 Cylinder 7 Speed | 1960 Racing Bike |
Winner of 10 out of 10 races in the 1966 World Championship Series | RC166 captured the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ Championships in the 250cc class for two consecutive years | Isle of Man TT Winner | Rider: No.7 Mike Hailwood of England
Mike Hailwood | Grand Prix Road Racer | Known as Mike The Bike | Nine Times World Motorcycle Champion | Best remembered for dueling with his rival, Giacomo Agostini, at the 1967 Isle of Man TT