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Bekah M. Explains Why Mom Reported Her 'Missing' — and Admits She Wanted Peter as The Bachelor

Bekah Martinez may no longer be competing for Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s heart on The Bachelor, but will not be easily forgotten by the show’s fans – and she has her mom to thank for that.

Following Monday’s episode, Martinez appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for her first TV appearance post-Bachelor. “I’m hanging in there. It was shocking for me as well, I’m picking up the pieces as I go along,” the 22-year-old nanny from Los Angeles told host Jimmy Kimmel.

“For one thing, I have been a fan of the show for years… I’ve been telling my family and friends like, ‘Yeah I’m going on The Bachelor one day,’ ” she said when asked why she signed up for the ABC dating competition series instead of conventional dating apps.

“Well, I was hoping it would be Peter and it ended it up being Arie,” Martinez admitted about the possibilities of dating the fan favorite who made it to the final two on Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay‘s season.

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While she had been a memorable contestant this season due to her young age, outside the Bachelor house, she made headlines recently after being removed from a missing persons list in California.

During her late-night appearance, Martinez set the record straight about the whole missing persons debacle from earlier this month.

“First of all, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor but no I had already been eliminated from the show,” she told Kimmel.

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“I just decided to go to the mountains with my friends for a couple weeks and I was there for six or seven days without phone service which I thought I was going to have phone service and I told my mother that I would,” Martinez recalled.

“I just had this weird feeling like on the sixth or seventh day, I need to go home now. So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents and then come to find out only 12 hours before my mother had called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing,” she added.

According to her mother’s account, Martinez was allegedly planning on working at a marijuana farm in the area. Martinez’s mother told deputies she contacted Martinez via a friend’s cell phone on Nov. 12 at around 11 a.m. and told her she wanted her to come home.

Martinez allegedly refused and said she would see her mother in seven to eight days. At the time, Martinez told her mother that she was near Eureka, an area about 45 minutes north or south of any marijuana farm.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office attempted to contact Martinez and others associated with her, receiving no response. The deputy followed procedure, following up on all leads and forwarding the case to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

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“To set the record straight I’m not a weed farmer. I’m still a nanny in L.A.,” Bekah clarified to Kimmel on Monday.

Martinez previously addressed the bizarre news of her being “missing” on Feb. 2, tweeting: “MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??”

The Bachelor airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. (ET).

Mourinho explains why he substituted this Man Utd star during defeat to Newcastle

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has explained why he bizarrely substituted Paul Pogba during the defeat to Newcastle United.

The two clubs clashed in the Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon and it was the Magpies who came away with the 1-0 along with all three points.

Fans were frustrated with many aspects of the game but were particularly upset with the decision to substitute one of their key players when United clearly needed more firepower to try to win.

Some supporters pointed out that Pogba was possible injured as he seemed to struggle during the match and there was a little worry in the pre-match warm-up.

However, Mourinho has since denied that the Frenchman was injured and offered a different reason for why he took him off the field.

According to Football365, Jose said to Sky Sports: “I wanted a better way to come out in the first phase against a team that was defending in a very compact block.

“I was trying that with the simplicity of Michael Carrick because he tries to make everything simple and bring Alexis close to an area to Lukaku where he could be like a second striker to try to win the game.”

The Portuguese manager’s explanation possibly makes things worse, not better and adds more confusion to the already puzzling situation.

With the Red Devils 1-0 down, Jose Mourinho opted to bring in the likes of Michael Carrick and Scott McTominay on the field when it was so clear that the team needed more attacking impetus.

Many fans questioned the former Chelsea boss’s tactics in the first place, wondering why he insists on using a 4-2-3-1 formation when the 4-3-3 so clearly suits Paul Pogba more.

Manchester United played a few times with the latter formation and it always seemed to bring out the best of the team as well as the former Juventus man.

Jose Mourinho explains why Man United failed to score against Newcastle

Jose Mourinho has noted that Manchester United wouldn’t have been able to score against Newcastle United in ten hours of play after suffering a 1-0 defeat at St James’ Park.

Anthony Martial spurned a one-on-one opportunity to put the visitors ahead in the first half before Alexis Sanchez fluffed his lines after rounding Martin Dubravka.

And Man United were eventually made to pay for their wastefulness as Matt Ritchie stoked home after some terrible defending at a set-piece.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho implied that United had ‘one of those’ days where the ball just wouldn’t go in.

“We could be here 10 hours and we wouldn’t score a goal. That’s the feeling,” he said.

“Anthony in the first and in the second half Alexis with an open goal. Then we have situations. The goal is a mistake. Long distance free kick we lose the first ball in the air because we didn’t compete and then we lost the second ball. Newcastle fight.

“I loved the way Newcastle fought for 90 minutes and I loved the way my players fought for the last 25 minutes to change the result.”

You felt during the game that United, for all their control, were playing at a speed just a few percentage points below what was needed to truly take Newcastle apart. The contrast in attacking zip and precision with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur was once again there to see.

Even so, United carved out plenty of chances. Good chances. So perhaps talk of United’s structural approach is being slightly overplayed.

But what once again came back to haunt them, as it so often did last season, was some kind of psychological block in front of goal – especially when they fell behind – and Mourinho doesn’t seem to be any closer to solving that problem.

Pundit explains what Paul Pogba must work on at Man United

Once again, in bizarre fashion Graeme Souness has been absolutely ruthless in his assessment of Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman can’t seem to escape from being scrutinised by the pundit who did not hold back by any means before the club faced Newcastle.

United ended up losing the match 1-0 in shocking fashion with Pogba playing a part from the start of the match although he was later substituted in the second half.

Some fans were concerned with the midfielder’s fitness as he seemed to pick up a knock in the pre-match routine and somewhat hobbled off after the game concluded.

Jose Mourinho denied claims of injury to Paul who wasn’t at his best against the lively home side and supporters can expect Souness to criticise him once more.

Paul Pogba has been in the limelight of late as critics, pundits, former players and fans all try to assess how to get the best out of him.

There’s no denying the former Juventus man’s ability but it might be fair to say he hasn’t been at his utmost best since joining the Red Devils.

Many supporters have grown frustrated with Mourinho’s insistence on playing Pogba in a double pivot 4-2-3-1 formation as it appears to restrict him.

Fans hope to see the midfielder given the freedom to express himself in a 4-3-3 formation as they witnessed in the match against Everton where he excelled.

Juventus also employed a three man midfield to get the best out of Paul, unshackling him and leaving the defensive work to the two other midfielders.

What's the Difference Between Ice Dancing and Figure Skating? Olympian Evan Bates Explains

The Winter Olympics are here and buzz surrounding the worldwide competition is heating up.

For many fans, figure skating events are an Olympic highlight, but every four years many people seem to have the same question: What’s the difference between figure skating and ice dancing?

The short answer is that ice dancing falls under the broader umbrella category of figure skating.

Leading up to the PyeongChang Olympics, PEOPLE sat down with 2018 Olympic ice dancer Evan Bates, whose partner is Madison Chock, to clarify some of the differences between figure skating and ice dancing.

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“Ice dancing has more restrictions,” Evan Bates explained to PEOPLE. “We can only do lifts that are below the head so I can’t raise my hands above my head, which is a really easy distinction when you’re trying to differentiate between pairs and ice dancing.”

According to Shape.com, ice dancing places more importance on having a graceful and entertaining routine compared to figure skating, which focuses more on jumps, lifts and spins. Figure skaters are scored based on connecting their footwork for all of their various moves, but ice dancers are evaluated by the precision of their moves.

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“We’re really more like ballroom dancers,” Bates explained. “We’re interpreting music, putting a lot of emphasis on the connection between the couple and on the connection to the music.”

Ice dancers work together in pairs to complete their routine, and the music that they dance to must have a steady rhythm for skating.

San Diego Ice Arena coach and former ice dancer Justin Ross told NBC San Diego that while pairs figure skating is recognized by its throws and jumps, ice dancing pairs are scored more on how they move together as one. For example, if one dancer moves or spins at a slightly different pace than their partner, it could mean huge point deductions.

Ross continued to explain that pairs figure skating is all about the heavy lifting and jumps, placing an emphasis on over-the-head lifts, triple jumps and throws — all things you won’t see in an ice dancing routine.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will air live starting Feb. 8. To learn more, visit teamusa.org.

Match of the Day running order: Gary Lineker explains Man City & Spurs positions

The Match of the Day running order

Gary Lineker may be one of Leicester’s most famous fans, but he had to admit Manchester City’s brilliance on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne claimed a hat-trick of assists and the Belgian was left adrift by Sergio Aguero.

The Argentine claimed a brilliant four goals, with all four coming in the second half. It was 1-1 at half-time thanks to Jamie Vardy’s latest goal against the Top Six.

As a result of their resounding win over Leicester, Manchester City are first up on Match of the Day tonight.

Jamie Vardy goal vs Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Spurs 1 – Arsenal 0 is on second on Match of the Day

Second on Match of the Day is the early kick off, with Spurs beating Arsenal 1-0.

Lineker hailed Tottenham’s second half performance and wonders if there has been a swing in the power shift in north London.

Third up on Match of the Day is Everton’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies scored for Everton. Luka Milivojević pulled a late penalty back for Crystal Palace.

West Ham 2 – Watford 0 is fourth on Match of the Day

The fourth game on Match of the Day is West Ham’s 2-0 win over Watford. This was a much needed win for the Hammers.

Swansea’s latest impressive result in the Premier League, under new manager Carlos Carvalhal, is fifth on Match of the Day.

The Welsh side beat Burnley thanks to a goal from Ki Sung-Yeung.

And, finally on Match of the Day is Stoke 1 – Brighton 1.

Which does come with some jokes from Gary Lineker, who argues that the Brighton goal was “Barcelona-esque.”

The Match of the Day running order

Gary Lineker explains the Match of the Day running order

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Everyone saw what Erik Lamela called Jack Wilshere after Tottenham beat Arsenal.

Anthony Martial explains why he's in such good form at Man United

Anthony Martial has expressed his delight at being voted Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ for the third time this season.

The Frenchman picked up the award for September and October following a string of ebullient displays on the left hand side.

And he deservedly claimed the award – handed to Ashley Young and then Jesse Lingard in the interim – once again earlier this week after claiming three goals and two assists through January.

Speaking to MUTV, the 22-year-old noted he was pleased with the way he has started 2018.

“I feel really good at the moment,” he said.

“I’m training hard and, to be fair, with the matches and results since the new year, we’ve made a decent start, so I hope we can continue in the same vein.

“It’s a real honour for me that the supporters have voted for me. I think now it’s the third time it’s happened this season. I just hope I can keep this run going and maybe even try and win a few more of them!”

2018 began with Martial, through a beautiful curling strike at Everton, eclipsing the goal tally he managed during the entirety of last season – a strange time during which he admitted to not being fully focused, his mind preoccupied with things outside of the pitch.

This time around, however, the 22-year-old’s application has been ruthless. His body language conveys a kind of controlled ferociousness, contrasting heavily with the detached figure we saw just a year ago, and the precision which has returned to his game – both inside and outside the box – as a result serves as a frightening prospect for any right-back in the world.

Wayne Rooney explains why he wants to be a manager

Wayne Rooney has revealed that his main ambition after retiring from playing is to pursue a managerial career.

The 32-year-old departed Old Trafford over the summer to rejoin boyhood club Everton after a difficult season that nevertheless saw him become the club’s all-time record goalscorer.

And he has played an important talismanic role in a topsy turvy season for the Toffees, claiming 11 goals and three assists so far.

Speaking to Jamie Carragher in an interview for the Telegraph, Rooney explained how he always felt suited to coaching.

“The main thing I want to have a go at is management,” he said.

“I would love to stay at Everton in a coaching role or hopefully manager one day. It is something I want to do – to stay involved, but if that is not possible I will look to see where the opportunities are for me. I am determined to become a manager.

“From next season I want to be doing some coaching sessions with the Under 14s at Everton. It would be good to have all my badges by the time I have finished, but it is also about having the chance to carry on when I have so I can get straight into coaching.”

“Obviously my first objective is to do well as a player over the next few years. Then I hope the role can grow into something beyond that. It is something I will talk about with the club when they and I feel the time is right.

“It was Neil Bailey at Manchester United who started me on the ‘B’ licence. We brought in a school from Ashton in Manchester and I coached them at United’s training ground. I took the session on my own and found it very natural. I have never been shy to get up and speak in front of my team mates or anyone. It was comfortable.”

Rooney’s appearance on Monday Night Football earlier this week was met with plenty of praise for the Englishman’s observations and seemingly relaxed on-camera persona.

And yet, in similar fashion to Paul Scholes, you sensed that this wasn’t his natural – or preferred – environment. Rooney has only wanted to be on the pitch – the place that has been home to him for longer, and in more ways, than any actual domicile.

The former skipper flagged on a technical and physical level during the latter stages of his career but notably never hid from the spotlight, never stopped giving everything, and developed a greater understanding of the game at large. It is often forgotten that Rooney is one of the most intuitively intelligent footballers this country has ever produced.

These attributes, coupled with the ethic drummed into him by Sir Alex Ferguson, should put Rooney in good stead for a promising career in the dugout.