October 18, 2018

An Open Book review: David Malouf’s poems show his undiminished literary skills

Though they in no way comprise a memoir, the poems in An Open Book are arranged progressively across David Malouf's life.
October 18, 2018

England win shows futility of being ‘drunk on stats’ says Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has long railed against the modern obsession with statistics and possession football and England's win away to Spain in the Nations League this week has left him feeling vindicated.
October 18, 2018

I should have done better, says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel recognised on Thursday that he and Ferrari had made mistakes this season but refused to single out the moment where his hopes of winning a fifth Formula One title ended.
October 18, 2018

FA ‘seriously concerned’ by abuse of England’s Carney

The English FA said on Thursday it was "seriously concerned" about abuse of players on social media after Chelsea and England midfielder Karen Carney was the target of threatening messages.
October 18, 2018

Perez sees bright future for reborn Force India

Mexican Sergio Perez saw a bright future for Force India after the Formula One team finally confirmed on Thursday that he would continue racing for them in 2019.
October 18, 2018

Kyrgios ends season after pulling out of Kremlin Cup

Australian Nick Kyrgios has called time on his season after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday with a recurrence of an elbow injury.
October 18, 2018

England need to be fit for World Cup, not November, says Jones

Less than a year from the Rugby World Cup Eddie Jones's settled and experienced team capable of winning the tournament exists only in his mind as he deals with the destructive and debilitating reality of England's domestic game.
October 18, 2018

Hartley and Farrell perfect fit as co-captains, says Jones

England coach Eddie Jones said his decision to make Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell co-captains for the November tests was "almost a no-brainer" though his idea that they will take the field holding hands is one of his less likely predictions.
October 18, 2018

Alonso hails Hamilton as one of the F1 greats

Lewis Hamilton's former team mate Fernando Alonso hailed the Briton as a Formula One great on Thursday and said he was happy to see him stand on the brink of a fifth world championship.
October 18, 2018

Supermarket refuses to sell gin to parents shopping with teenage daughter

Jackie Chandler and Gary Sprake were shopping with their young daughters when Lidl refused to sell them a bottle of gin
October 18, 2018

Mick Schumacher ‘100 percent’ will be in F1, says Hamilton

Michael Schumacher's son Mick is '100 percent' certain to make it to Formula One and when he does it will be great for the sport, world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.
October 18, 2018

Saudi-backed fund eyes stake in UK’s Oaknorth

The world's biggest technology fund is in talks to buy a stake in the British digital bank Acorn Oaknorth Holdings - a deal that would indirectly make Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment vehicle a substantial investor.