September 20, 2018

Cipriani out of England squad as Ashton, Tuilagi included

Gloucester flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's training squad for next week's training camp in Bristol, while Chris Ashton and Manu Tuilagi were included on the 36-player list, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

Spurs midfielder Alli must prove fitness ahead of Brighton clash

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli is back in training ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but manager Mauricio Pochettino will not risk playing the attacking midfielder unless he is fully fit.
September 20, 2018

The Overstory review: Richard Powers’ latest novel is the Moby-Dick of trees

Richard Powers has been at the forefront of American fiction for years and with this capacious, poetic and generously accessible hymn to the wonder and complexity of trees, he is set to become a household name everywhere else.
September 20, 2018

French songstress Camille on her way to Australia (via plane, this time)

French musician Camille Dalmais is running late for our interview in a Paris cafe, and her publicist is not sure when she will arrive.
September 20, 2018

Turning Pages: Why we need to read in a different way

There is still a reading community that lauds "difficult" books, but it's small and shrinking, says novelist Charlotte Wood.
September 20, 2018

Russia’s suspended athletics federation takes heart from WADA’s doping decision

The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA on Thursday has given the country's suspended athletics federation hope it too may be reinstated, its president said in comments carried on its website.
September 20, 2018

Teen musician Tia Gostelow says pub gigs made her ‘super resilient’

Tia Gostelow releases debut album Thick Skin on her own label, Lovely Records.
September 20, 2018

After four decades Radio Birdman are still on the outside

Radio Birdman are flying again this month ahead of an upcoming European tour.
September 20, 2018

Savage outlook

Good Citizens is Cash Savage's fourth album and a stocktake of a brutal year.
September 20, 2018

Sticky Carpet

One of England's most influential rock 'n' roll bands of the `60s is touring for the final time.
September 20, 2018

Giorgi upstages defending champion Wozniacki in Tokyo

Italian Camila Giorgi once again frustrated Caroline Wozniacki on a hard court as she beat the defending champion 6-2 2-6 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday.
September 20, 2018

French pair show tactics count more than domestic form in Europe

A day after Paris St Germain were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool, a far less fancied French side, Olympique Lyonnais, produced the surprise result of the Champions League's opening round by beating Premier League winners Manchester City.