October 11, 2019

U.S. Olympic champion Dwyer retires after doping ban

American double Olympic champion Conor Dwyer on Friday said he was retiring from swimming on the day he was handed a 20-month doping ban that ruled him out of next year's Tokyo Olympics.
October 11, 2019

Shutting down Nike Oregon Project the ‘right thing’ – USADA

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has praised the decision to shut down the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), saying on Friday it was a necessary step after the elite distance running programme's leader, Alberto Salazar, was suspended for doping violations....
October 11, 2019

Grim detail of Greenock murder revealed in plea for information

THE girlfriend of a 27-year-old father knifed to death in front of his young son and daughter put tea towels over the children
October 11, 2019

‘Czech Cobra’ Ondrasek makes dream debut in win over England

Czech Republic forward Zdenek Ondrasek waited more than a decade for his national team debut but the man known as the "Czech Cobra" took his chance with a late goal that secured a famous 2-1 win over England in their Euro qualifier on Friday.
October 11, 2019

Czechs upset England to end 10-year run in qualifiers

England suffered their first tournament qualifying defeat for 10 years when they lost 2-1 away to the Czech Republic in their Euro 2020 qualifying Group A clash on Friday.
October 11, 2019

England just not good enough says Southgate after Czech defeat

England manager Gareth Southgate said his team were simply not good enough after they slumped to a 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat away to the Czech Republic on Friday.
October 11, 2019

Farah defends reputation after Salazar suspension

British Olympic champion Mo Farah defended his reputation at a news conference ahead of the Chicago Marathon on Friday after being bombarded with questions about his former coach Alberto Salazar who has been banned for doping violations.
October 11, 2019

Giroud puts injury-hit France on the brink of Euro 2020

Olivier Giroud's lack of club action proved no handicap as the Chelsea striker's penalty earned France a 1-0 away win against Iceland to put Les Bleus closer to next year's European Championship finals on Friday.
October 11, 2019

Carlsberg invents the world’s first paper bottle

You can now have as many green bottles as you like
October 11, 2019

Row over what you call the end of a loaf – is it a crust or a heel?

Other suggestions include a nobby and a butt
October 11, 2019

Big business ‘avoiding eco-friendly packaging due to cost’

The people behind the UK's first fully compostable crisp packets say consumers must push large corporations for more eco-friendly packaging.
October 11, 2019

Baby died after hospital sent mum home twice while she was in labour

A full investigation has been launched into two deaths on the same day