Leicester forward Maddison: Man City win proves no hangover
James Maddison insists Leicester City proved they have no hangover from last season after beating Manchester City last weekend.The Foxes stunned City by claiming a 5-2 at the Etihad, and Maddison says his team are raring to improve on their fifth-place finish last season."We answered those questions in the right way, by doing our talking on the pitch," said Maddison."There was a lot of noise about last season, but we'd have bitten your hand off for fifth. There were murmurs about a hangover, but we've put those to bed."We're so happy with the start. We would expect to beat West Brom and Burnle...
Why the 49ers are not concerned about the dreaded Super Bowl hangover
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Every year the Super Bowl hangover gets brought up to the team that lost out on the Vince Lombardi Trophy. And every year it gets pointed out how teams rarely get back to the big game.Only eight teams in NFL history have gone back to the Super Bowl the season after losing it, and just three have won it.Which confirms the idea: Winning the Super Bowl is hard whether you played in the game last season or not.That’s also why only eight teams have ever won back-to-back Super Bowls, including four times before 1980 when teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Gr...
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Virus booze ban causes headache for S.African winemakers
Wellington (South Africa) (AFP) - Wineries around Cape Town fear a nine-week alcohol sales ban will leave a bad hangover that outlasts the coronavirus pandemic, as South African bottles lose their spots on international shelves and thousands of jobs are lost.Africa's most industrialised economy shuttered liquor stores at the start of a strict anti-coronavirus lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of COVID-19, and reduce pressure on busy emergency wards.The controversial booze ban was lifted on June 1st as part of a gradual easing of confinement measures to limit the economic setbacks of the...
Scotch whisky fears bad hangover from US tariffs
London (AFP) - The Scotch whisky industry said Thursday it would be hit hard by a proposed 25-percent tariff on imports to the United States.Washington has been given the go-ahead by the World Trade Organization to retaliate with trade tariffs on the European Union over state subsidies for aircraft manufacturer Airbus.Single malt Scotch and liqueurs from Britain are being lined up for a 25-percent tariff on imports from October 18."This is a blow to the Scotch whisky industry," the Scotch Whisky Association trade organisation's chief executive Karen Betts said in a statement."Despite the fact ...
Limited hangover for AB InBev after beer IPO goes flat
Brussels (AFP) - The share price for the beer giant behind Stella Artois and Budweiser showed limited spillover on Monday from a shock decision to call time on what would have been the year's largest stock sale.Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, had hoped to raise almost $10 billion from a listing of shares in its Asia-Pacific subsidiary in Hong Kong, before it backed out at the last minute on Friday.Shares in AB InBev ended the day with a 0.62 percent drop in Brussels, after losing as much as 2.8 percent early in the session.Abandoning the initial public offering was an embarra...