August 2, 2019

Soccer: Four Central Asian players get life bans for match-fixing

Four Central Asian players have been slapped with life bans for match-fixing during the Asian Football Cup (AFC) tournaments in 2017 and 2018, the continent's soccer governing body said on Friday.
August 2, 2019

Kyrgios, Tsitsipas advance to quarter-finals at Citi Open

Australian Nick Kyrgios blasted 15 aces to blow past Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 7-5 on Thursday and reach the quarterfinals at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
August 2, 2019

Revealed: The Brit superstars you need for box office success – and those you want to avoid

Female British film stars are a better investment than their male counterparts
August 2, 2019

Furious transgender woman in phone banking battle because staff claim ‘she sounds like a man’

HSBC even sent incorrect card referring to 'Mr' rather than 'Ms'
August 2, 2019

Cuba have golden punch in Pan Am boxing ring

Cuba landed the golden punch in the Pan Am Games boxing ring on Thursday, rolling out a lineup of Olympic and world champions to fight their way up the medal table.
August 2, 2019

England’s Anderson apologised to team mates after re-injuring calf

A "distraught" James Anderson apologised to his England team mates after pulling up injured on day one of the opening Ashes test against Australia, fellow quick Stuart Broad has revealed.
August 2, 2019

Australia hails return of saviour Smith

After an 18-month exile from test cricket, Steve Smith's defiant century on day one of the Ashes series restored the former Australian captain to hero status in the eyes of a grateful nation on Friday.
August 2, 2019

You’re only young once and there’s so much to learn

David Nicholls gives his 16-year-old hero a distinctive emotional life
August 2, 2019

Turning Pages: The rewards of perseverance

Writers Adrian McKinty and Peter Papathanasiou both stuck to their dreams and got that lucky break.
August 2, 2019

Ted Chiang and the fight to escape the genre ghetto

Ted Chiang, whose story was the basis of the film Arrival, tries to avoid pessimism and cynicism in his fiction.
August 2, 2019

The delicious story of the clerical conman and bigamist

Robert Peters' ludicrous fabrications and fantasies fascinated an eminent historian.
August 2, 2019

Mark Smith brings his entertaining YA trilogy to a satisfying finale

Mark Smith pushes his characters to their limits in the final instalment of his YA trilogy.