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Russia will protect its servicemen, Israeli actions are ‘reckless’ – Foreign Ministry

Russia will protect its servicemen, Israeli actions are ‘reckless’ – Foreign Ministry

The Israeli actions in Syria, which Moscow says resulted in the downing of the Il-20 plane and the death of its crew, are “reckless” and “unfriendly,” the Russian Foreign Ministry told Israeli Ambassador Caren Cohen-Gat. Russia will take all necessary measures to protect its servicemen, who “support the Syrian people in their fight against terrorism,”

Barnier offers better Irish terms to get Brexit deal

Barnier offers better Irish terms to get Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to address key British concerns over Northern Ireland, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, in a clear push to get a Brexit deal effectively done in the next month. Speaking on the eve of an EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, where British Prime Minister Theresa May will brief fellow

The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: careful what you start | Editorial

The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: careful what you start | Editorial

“I t is easier to start a war than to end it,” Gabriel García Márquez once observed. This is true even when the skirmishes are fought over cotton hammocks, ornamental fish, motorboats and soya bean oil rather than territory. On Monday, Donald Trump ramped up his trade offensive by announcing that the US would impose new tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese

U.S. Justice Department probes Musk statement on taking Tesla private

U.S. Justice Department probes Musk statement on taking Tesla private

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Chief Executive Elon Musk’s public statements in August that he was considering taking the electric carmaker private, the latest and biggest threat to Musk and his leadership of the electric car maker. The Justice Department asked Tesla for documents about Musk’s

Australia

RUSH HOUR: Fury over ‘unhealthy’ school lunch

RUSH HOUR: Fury over ‘unhealthy’ school lunch

RUSH HOUR: Fury over ‘unhealthy’ school lunch

Are Music Festivals to Blame for Overdose Deaths?

Are Music Festivals to Blame for Overdose Deaths?

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities vowed to shut down a popular music festival after two people died of suspected drug overdoses and 700 others sought medical attention over the weekend. The deaths at the Defqon.1 festival in Sydney renewed a debate about drug policy in the country, with supporters of liberalization — and music — arguing

NSW police conduct search at Lynette Dawson's former home – video

NSW police conduct search at Lynette Dawson's former home – video

NSW police conduct search at Lynette Dawson's former home – video

Germaine Greer sparks anger after claiming ‘inconsiderate sex is worse than rape’

Germaine Greer sparks anger after claiming ‘inconsiderate sex is worse than rape’

GERMAINE Greer has sparked anger after claiming that “inconsiderate sex” is worse than rape. The controversial Australian writer also said that being raped by a stranger was “bloody bad luck” as she discussed the sensitive topic. Germaine Greer has sparked controversy yet again Rex Features Ms Greer’s comments come as she publicises her essay On Rape,

Business

Wall Street bounces back as investors shrug off trade tensions

Wall Street bounces back as investors shrug off trade tensions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside intensifying trade rhetoric between the United States and China. All three major U.S. indexes closed higher following Monday’s sell-off. Late Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in imports from China

Shares hold ground as U.S. and China ramp up trade war

Shares hold ground as U.S. and China ramp up trade war

LONDON (Reuters) - Who’s afraid of the big bad trade war? Not world stock markets, it seems. The response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to go ahead next week with collecting 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, ratcheting up to 25 percent in January, was unusual and unexpected on Tuesday. Trump’s measures initially

Google Maps finally comes to Apple CarPlay with iOS 12     - Roadshow

Google Maps finally comes to Apple CarPlay with iOS 12 - Roadshow

If you use Apple CarPlay in your car, one of the biggest draws of Apple's iOS 12 update was the addition of Google Maps functionality in CarPlay. When the iOS update dropped, however, Google Maps wasn't quite ready to play along -- but now it is. One day after iOS 12 dropped, Google released the update to its Google Maps iOS app that enables CarPlay

Aurora says no deal with beverage makers for weed-based drinks

Aurora says no deal with beverage makers for weed-based drinks

(Reuters) - Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Tuesday it had not partnered with any beverage company, responding to a media report that Coca-Cola Co was in talks with the Canadian weed producer to make marijuana infused drinks. Aurora said while it often engages in “exploratory discussions with industry participants,” there was “no agreement, understanding

World

German spymaster ousted after far-right attacks row, but promoted

German spymaster ousted after far-right attacks row, but promoted

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has removed the country's domestic spy chief, who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies - but transferred him to an essentially more senior role amid efforts to end an impasse over immigration that once more threatened the fragile ruling coalition. Hans - Georg Maassen will become a senior

Fun Guy in Chief?

Fun Guy in Chief?

Nintendo fans are proclaiming that Mario Kart is ruined for them after excerpts of Stormy Daniels' forthcoming autobiography "Full Disclosure" revealed colorful allegations concerning the president's package. "He knows he has an unusual penis," Daniels writes, according to The Guardian. "It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool." While that is

Pussy Riot Activist May Have Been Poisoned, German Doctors Say

Pussy Riot Activist May Have Been Poisoned, German Doctors Say

BERLIN — German doctors treating a Pussy Riot activist who lost his sight, speech and mobility after spending time in a court in Moscow said on Tuesday that it was “highly plausible” that he had been poisoned, as their tests had found no evidence that he was suffering from a long-term illness. The activist, Pyotr Verzilov, 30, was treated for several

Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent U.S. base during a White House

Opinions

Bad singing, pepper spray & Russophobia: Top hits of US midterms’ campaign cringefest (VIDEO)

Bad singing, pepper spray & Russophobia: Top hits of US midterms’ campaign cringefest (VIDEO)

As the critical midterm elections move closer in the US, campaigning ads are often crossing over from of the realm of eye-catching, and straight into the bizarre. Here are some of this year’s most cringeworthy hits. With this year’s midterms seen as a battle royale of the Democrat “blue wave” against the Republicans’ tenuous legislative majority, every

raceAhead: Diversity at the Emmy Awards

raceAhead: Diversity at the Emmy Awards

Last night's Primetime Emmy Awards brought more jokes about diversity than actual diversity. While the show bragged about their diverse nominees - a record 36 non-white actors were nominated this year, a 20% increase over 2017 – the show's opening number was a clever musical jab at the notion that the industry had done anything more than just scratch

How America Will Win the Global War for Talent

How America Will Win the Global War for Talent

All things being equal in your personal life, would you rather have more money than less? More assets and resources, or be forced to scrounge? Obvious answers, right? It's no different when you run an organization. You want access to every asset and resource you can find, and there is no asset more important than good people. Employees are the lifeblood

Science

Why the Gene Editors of Tomorrow Need to Study Ethics Today

Why the Gene Editors of Tomorrow Need to Study Ethics Today

WIRED ICON Jennifer Doudna , Crispr pioneer NOMINATES Jiwoo Lee , Crispr wunderkind, Stanford sophomore October 2018. Subscribe to WIRED . Plunkett + Kuhr Designers Two years after biochemist Jennifer Doudna helped introduce the world to the gene-editing tool known as Crispr , a 14-year-old from New Jersey turned it loose on a petri dish full of lung

Jeff Bezos and the Clock That Will Outlast Civilization

Jeff Bezos and the Clock That Will Outlast Civilization

WIRED ICON Jeff Bezos , founder and CEO of Amazon, orbital enthusiast GOES LONG The 10,000-year clock 1 Inventor and computer scientist Danny Hillis spent the 1980s and early ’90s designing machines worthy of the new millennium. But by 1995 he realized that he had never given much thought to what lay on the other side of the year 2000. “Those three

Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

WIRED ICON Sean Parker , Napster cofounder NOMINATES Alex Marson , biologist and infectious disease doctor at UC San Francisco When Sean Parker was young, he cofounded Napster and changed the way we listen to music. In his twenties, he helped jump-start Facebook and changed the way we interact with each other. Now, at age 38, he’s set on changing something

6 Terrific Books for Getting Girls Into Tech

6 Terrific Books for Getting Girls Into Tech

WIRED ICON Susan Wojcicki , CEO of YouTube NOMINATES Geetha Murali , CEO of Room to Read October 2018. Subscribe to WIRED . Plunkett + Kuhr Designers Geetha Murali’s mother grew up in Chennai, India, in a family in which child marriage was common. When she was 13, she rebelled and went to school instead. “Education became a driving force in her life,”

Technology

Audi reveals E-Tron electric SUV with $74,800 starting price     - Roadshow

Audi reveals E-Tron electric SUV with $74,800 starting price - Roadshow

Audi has announced its first production all-electric vehicle, the E-Tron midsize SUV. While we've seen the "E-Tron" moniker for Audi's prior plug-in hybrid offerings , not to mention a whole bunch of concepts , this full-fledged EV promises to give the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace , to say nothing of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC and Porsche Taycan

4 features we want to see in an Amazon Alexa microwave     - CNET

4 features we want to see in an Amazon Alexa microwave - CNET

Word on the internet is that Amazon has cooked up an Alexa-powered microwave. CNBC reported Monday that Amazon will sell this small appliance (along with at least seven more devices) by the end of the year. Digest rumors with a healthy amount of side eye -- there's a chance that we'll never see an Alexa microwave or any of the other devices Amazon

iOS 12 saved my old iPad mini from the trash heap

iOS 12 saved my old iPad mini from the trash heap

Until yesterday, I was thinking of turning my old iPad mini 2 into a digital photo frame. The tablet worked, but it was painfully slow. Launching an app always had an unacceptable lag, and any serious multitasking was near-impossible. Then I updated it from iOS 11 to iOS 12, and suddenly the little guy was nearly as good as new. SEE ALSO: Here's how

Super Mario Party could be the game to save your Christmas from Fortnite

Super Mario Party could be the game to save your Christmas from Fortnite

ON the most basic level, Super Mario Party is a board game you play on your Switch, populated by your favourite Mushroom Kingdom characters. It’s packed with over a hundred minigames that you can either play on their own or as part of the board game itself. The characters are instantly recognisable, and their personalities seem to shine through The

Celebrity

Stars go wild at Emmys after parties

Stars go wild at Emmys after parties

Once the star-studded 70th annual Emmy Awards wrapped up, TV stars headed off to let their hair down, with Fox, HBO, Netflix and Hulu just a handful of the networks throwing wild bashes to toast the night. Notorious life of the party Chrissy Teigen uploaded an Insta story with her singer husband John Legend, looking every bit the superstar in a sparkling

Kirsten Dunst had a hilariously awkward seating issue at the Emmys

Kirsten Dunst had a hilariously awkward seating issue at the Emmys

Who hasn't been able to find their seat at the most inopportune moment? Everyone, that's who. Hell, even Kirsten Dunst has been there. And, her scramble to find her seat was caught on television for all the world to see during the Emmys. SEE ALSO: Emmy winner proposes to his girlfriend on stage, and it was adorable Dunst 'grammed a pic of herself and

Cher reveals secrets behind Cruise fling

Cher reveals secrets behind Cruise fling

In a new interview with the Daily Mail , Cher revealed the couple initially met at Sean Penn and Madonna’s wedding in 1985. But the icon said it was a shared learning disability would reunite them again, reports the New York Post. “Then a bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic,” she said.

Health & Food

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial

(Reuters) - Viking Therapeutics Inc’s shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals . Viking said it plans to develop its VK2809 drug as a treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a type of fatty liver disease

New skin implant ‘could CURE cocaine addiction – breaking down the drug in 20 minutes’

New skin implant ‘could CURE cocaine addiction – breaking down the drug in 20 minutes’

COCAINE addicts might soon have an alternative to going through long painful stints in rehab if they want to get clean. A pioneering new treatment involving skin grafts is said to destroy the cocaine, breaking the drug down before it can cause the addictive “high”. A pioneering new treatment involving skin grafts might help addicts battle their cocaine

Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system

Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France’s hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities. Macron’s announcement came days after he unveiled a separate 8 billion euro plan to help some

Art & Design

British artist crafts new portraits from old technology

British artist crafts new portraits from old technology

LONDON (Reuters) - British artist Nick Gentry is giving a second life to unfashionable and obsolete storage devices, such as video cassettes, floppy disks and CDs, by turning them into art. The 38-year-old Londoner paints large portraits over the items shaped into the frame of his subject. He also grinds down CDs, mixing the broken fragments with a

Music

Judas Priest's KK Downing on his departure: 'I felt I was in crisis'

Judas Priest's KK Downing on his departure: 'I felt I was in crisis'

Everything about the image of Judas Priest communicates cooperation and unity. They’re five men in leather and studs, who barrel through a finely calibrated brand of heavy metal, highlighted by two lead guitarists who found a trademark by mirroring each other’s key riffs precisely. According to one of those guitarists, however, the inner workings of

Aussie acts dominate Laneway line-up

Aussie acts dominate Laneway line-up

For its 15th birthday, the indie-focused festival has announced a stellar list of artists, including Sydney’s Gang of Youths, Melbourne’s Camp Cope, electronic music duo Cosmo’s Midnight and Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett. The festival will also feature a range of international performers, including rapper Denzel Curry, electronic artist

Hip-hop restaurants: Australia's popular yet polarising food trend

Hip-hop restaurants: Australia's popular yet polarising food trend

P op into one of the many trendy burger joints that dot Australia’s inner cities and chances are you’ll find one of the following: an oversized mural of an American rapper; a colourful graffiti homage to hip-hop slang; speakers churning out tunes by Biggie Smalls, 2Pac or Snoop Dogg; and a menu item called a “Cheezy Yeezy” (after Kanye West) or “The

TV & Movies

Who is Sian? The Circle contestant and fashion student

Who is Sian? The Circle contestant and fashion student

THE Circle is a brand new reality show by Channel 4 which aims to explore how we communicate through social media. Sian is one of the contestants taking part – here’s everything you need to know… Sian is a contestant on The Circle PA:Press Association Who is Sian? Sian is a fun-loving, fashion student whose modelling career took off when she started

The Great British Bake Off 2018: lucky escapes and a favourite four - how dessert week split the tent

The Great British Bake Off 2018: lucky escapes and a favourite four - how dessert week split the tent

I t was Dessert Week in the tent , which meant cracking meringue, melting chocolate and sloppy blancmange.  But where was the missing baker? Had he been carried off into the Welford Park woods by a well-endowed squirrel? Here are all the talking points from episode four… No elimination was a shock twist Well, we didn’t see that coming. At the top of

Who is in the Big Brother 2018 lineup and when is the first eviction?

Who is in the Big Brother 2018 lineup and when is the first eviction?

THE last ever Big Brother is underway with a final batch of housemates. Here’s the lowdown on 2018 line-up… Big Brother has kicked off its last every series Who is in the Big Brother 2018 line-up? Here are the last ever housemates… Akeem Griffiths Anamélia Silva Brooke Berry Cameron Cole Cian Carrigan Ellis Hillon – REMOVED Isaac Jagroop Kay Lovelle

Emmerdale fans rejoice as Rebecca White ‘comes back from the dead’ and appears in a graveyard to a stunned Rob Sugden

Emmerdale fans rejoice as Rebecca White ‘comes back from the dead’ and appears in a graveyard to a stunned Rob Sugden

EMMERDALE viewers were tonight rejoicing as Rebecca White finally “came back from the dead”. Her friends feared she had been killed by evil Lachlan White , but at the end of this evening’s episode she appeared like ghost in a graveyard to a stunned Robert Sugden and his family. Rebecca White tonight came ‘back from the dead’ on Emmerdale ITV Robert

Fashion

Autos

Motorists urged to drive safely ahead of tomorrow’s European Day Without A Road Death – while 70 road users expected to lose their lives today

Motorists urged to drive safely ahead of tomorrow’s European Day Without A Road Death – while 70 road users expected to lose their lives today

BRITS are being urged to be extra vigilant on the roads tomorrow for Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death). The annual campaign, run by the European Traffic Police Network, hopes to raise awareness about year-round safety, as 70 people die every day on roads across the continent. Project EDWARD hopes for zero deaths on all European roads

Jaguar Land Rover amps up its Brexit scaremongering by cutting down Birmingham factory worker hours to just three days a week

Jaguar Land Rover amps up its Brexit scaremongering by cutting down Birmingham factory worker hours to just three days a week

JAGUAR Land Rover has axed its Castle Bromwich car plant worker hours to just three days a week until Christmas. The car maker blamed the decision on “continuing headwinds” impacting the UK industry. Workers at the JLR Castle Bromwich site have had their hours cut to a three-day week Getty Images - Getty The decision affects around half of the 2,000

Pensioner trapped in car for 13 HOURS after electrical fault locks the doors and windows

Pensioner trapped in car for 13 HOURS after electrical fault locks the doors and windows

A TERRIFIED pensioner was left fearing for his life after being trapped in his car for 13 hours last month. The elderly motorist became a prisoner in his 2006 Cadillac XLR roadster after an electrical fault prevented him from opening the doors or windows while the vehicle sat in his garage. An electrical fault turned this pensioner into a prisoner

Travel

The French hate these ‘ignorant’ tourists – so are you guilty?

The French hate these ‘ignorant’ tourists – so are you guilty?

WHAT’S the best way of speaking to locals in a country where you don’t speak the language? Well it definitely isn’t speaking English louder and slower. Alamy The French who speak their own language… but slower and louder, in order to make themselves understood when holidaying in France (stock image)[/caption] According to the French, the tourists who

A backpacker’s guide to Chile: a one-month itinerary

A backpacker’s guide to Chile: a one-month itinerary

Why go? Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific and stretching from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Patagonia, this strip of a country opens its secrets to backpackers prepared to push into the lesser-known quarters: to the lava fields of Conguillío national park with its monkey puzzle trees, or to the wild beaches of Hueicolla. Along the

Brits faced with the least punctual train service in 12 years with ’14 per cent running late’

Brits faced with the least punctual train service in 12 years with ’14 per cent running late’

RAIL punctuality has hit a 12-year low, with one in seven trains running late. Services were crippled by bad weather and chaotic new timetables . Commuters wait for service as it is revealed one in seven trains ‘run late’ Alamy Live News Fourteen per cent missed their Public Performance Measure of punctuality in the year to August 18, said the Office

Fun

Emmys 2018: a steady shake-up as TV’s underdogs get their dues

Emmys 2018: a steady shake-up as TV’s underdogs get their dues

F or its 70th anniversary, the Emmys was warm, open and largely steered clear of overt political gestures, instead turning its humour back on television itself. That was a step-change from the 2017 ceremony. The most memorable moment from last year’s ceremony was also its most controversial. That was when Sean Spicer sent up his own grasp of “alternative

Sneak peek at Meghan’s royal life

Sneak peek at Meghan’s royal life

The two-part Queen of the World examines Elizabeth II’s passion for the Commonwealth and how she is passing on the baton to the younger generation. The preview shows Meghan admiring her Givenchy wedding dress and commenting on the silk tulle wedding veil, which featured a flower from all 53 Commonwealth countries. “Fifty-three countries, oh my goodness,”

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

(Reuters) - A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the “Mary Poppins” reboot that was released on Tuesday. Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the original, is replaced in “Mary Poppins Returns”

'Sex and the City' star Kristin Davis posts cast throwback photo, leaves out Kim Cattrall amid feud

'Sex and the City' star Kristin Davis posts cast throwback photo, leaves out Kim Cattrall amid feud

'Sex and the City' cast member Kristin Davis shared a throwback photo that didn't include one member.  (Reuters) To commemorate the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, actress Kristin Davis posted a throwback photo of herself with her “Sex and the City” co stars, minus one

NRL

Sam Burgess 'happy for truth to come out' over sexting allegations

Sam Burgess 'happy for truth to come out' over sexting allegations

E ngland forward Sam Burgess insists he wants the truth to come out over sexting allegations surrounding his NRL club South Sydney . The 29-year-old prop has spoken to the Australian media following allegations of a lewd video chat involving Rabbitohs players. Reports in Australia over the weekend claimed one of Burgess' social media accounts had been

Radical plan to build NRL crowds

Radical plan to build NRL crowds

Following the weekend’s semi-final matches which saw the Sharks and Panthers match bring in under 20,000 fans at Allianz Stadium and the Rabbitohs and Dragons draw under 50,000, Michael Ennis floated the idea returning to suburban grounds and locking fans out. On Fox Sports’ NRL 360 , Crawley said the NRL should be looking for ways to build the crowds,

Cowboys CEO resigns after club’s lacklustre season

Cowboys CEO resigns after club’s lacklustre season

Tonner announced he was stepping down from his role after four seasons in charge of the Townsville club. His reign included the club’s maiden grand final victory in 2015 and last year’s grand final appearance. All details from Burgess scandal 0:00 NRL: Watch the full press conference held by Sam Burgess as he provides all the possible details regarding

NRL team lists: Latest in Gallen’s fight to play

NRL team lists: Latest in Gallen’s fight to play

As the rugby league world braces for the preliminary finals, we have the teams for all four clubs right here. Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks Friday, 7:50pm, AAMI Park Storm: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Curtis Scott, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith, 10. Tim

Racing

Free horse racing tips for today: Sandown, Yarmouth, Beverley and Kelso – Steve Mullen’s betting preview for Wednesday, September 19

Free horse racing tips for today: Sandown, Yarmouth, Beverley and Kelso – Steve Mullen’s betting preview for Wednesday, September 19

SANDOWN 1.40 SAAHWEQ was very impressive when coming back from more than a year off to win at Doncaster last week. Getty Images - Getty He had a lot more in hand than the official margin of a length and a penalty shouldn’t put the brakes on. The only concern is whether this will come too soon. If it does, Roundabout Magic could cash in after an excellent

Who is Richard Johnson? The champion jockey continuing to set the standards

Who is Richard Johnson? The champion jockey continuing to set the standards

RICHARD JOHNSON is the current champion jockey over jumps in Britain and will be bidding to defend his title for a fourth consecutive season. Johnson has ridden 76 winners already this year, and he has partnered at least 100 winners every campaign since 1997. Who does Richard Johnson ride for? The Champion jockey has been retained for many years by

Templegate’s horse racing tips: Beverley, Sandown, Yarmouth and Kelso  – Templegate’s betting preview for racing on Wednesday, September 19

Templegate’s horse racing tips: Beverley, Sandown, Yarmouth and Kelso – Templegate’s betting preview for racing on Wednesday, September 19

WINTER LIGHTNING (nap) should strike in Yarmouth’s 3.35. She developed into a smart filly in Dubai and she made a cracking returned from six months off the track when third to Veracious in a Sandown Group 3 last time. That should have set her up for today. PA:Press Association RAWDAA (3.50 Sandown, nb) was beaten at 1-12 on Wolverhampton’s all-weather

Son Of Rest “more than likely” to have crack at Ayr Gold Cup after second in Group 1 Flying Five

Son Of Rest “more than likely” to have crack at Ayr Gold Cup after second in Group 1 Flying Five

FLYING FIVE second Son Of Rest will try his luck in the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday. The Group 1 runner-up will be 10lbs well in for the six furlong sprint and has been cut to a general 8-1 favourite. Son Of Rest flew home to grab second in the Flying Five behind Havana Grey PA:Press Association The four-year-old flashed home in the Flying Five at the

AFL

Robinson slams ‘weak’ AFL inaction

Robinson slams ‘weak’ AFL inaction

While Collingwood and Melbourne opened its doors for the second successive week this week, and West Coast flung their open ahead of Saturday night’s preliminary final, Richmond kept its doors closed amid speculation around Dustin Martin’s fitness. The Hawks didn’t produce an open media session ahead of either of their two finals, with no one turning

AFL legends slam ‘worst rule change’

AFL legends slam ‘worst rule change’

Melbourne midfielder Angus Brayshaw, on hands and knees, reached for the ball when Hawthorn’s Shaun Burgoyne ran in and collected his head with his legs. The force snapped Brayshaw’s head back and it looked like Brayshaw had collected another concussion in the AFL. But shortly after the contact the umpire blew his whistle and awarded a free kick to

AFL fans furious over Ticketek errors

AFL fans furious over Ticketek errors

But a bizarre error message followed by a blunder from a staff member at Ticketek have left him ticketless and furious. The 29-year-old diehard fan who secured tickets to the Pies’ first two finals was trying to purchase four tickets for him and his mates — all of whom are members. He went online, waited in the queue and was met with an error message

Man down? Dusty doubt for final

Man down? Dusty doubt for final

Martin, who suffered a cork during the Tigers’ qualifying final win over Hawthorn, took part in stationary kicking drills before Monday morning’s session was closed to media and was later spotted jogging laps with backman Nathan Broad. It comes after Martin left the training track early last Friday, failing to take part in an hour-long match simulation

Football

Liverpool vs PSG, player ratings: Who walked tall and who went missing in Champions League opener at Anfield?

Liverpool vs PSG, player ratings: Who walked tall and who went missing in Champions League opener at Anfield?

Liverpool A lisson Becker Last on the European stage against Liverpool for Roma, he will have been relieved to see the red arrows flying away from his goal. No chance from Meunier’s volley. 7/10 Trent Alexander-Arnold Every game is the next ‘toughest’ exam. An early challenge on Neymar was reassuring and he played most of the game in the final third

Champions League round-up: Atletico Madrid come from a goal down to beat Monaco

Champions League round-up: Atletico Madrid come from a goal down to beat Monaco

ATLETICO MADRID came from a goal down to beat 2004 Champions League finalists Monaco 2-1. With just 18 minutes on the clock, Samuel Grandsir put the Principality ahead, sending home fans into raptures. Diego Costa brought Atletico Madrid back into with the equaliser against Monaco EPA Diego Costa is rejuvenated back at Atletico Madrid after his Chelsea

Messi brilliance, Inter comeback stuns Spurs

Messi brilliance, Inter comeback stuns Spurs

We bring you all the highlights and results from Inter Milan v Tottenham, Barcelona v PSV, Liverpool v PSG, Monaco v Atletico Madrid, Club Brugge v Dortmund, Schalke 04 v Porto, Red Star Belgrade v Napoli, and Galatasaray v Lokomotiv Moscow. INTER MILAN 2-1 TOTTENHAM A STUNNING Mauro Icardi volley sparked a stunning late Inter Milan comeback as the

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was team’s best performance of the season

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was team’s best performance of the season

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has bizarrely claimed tonight’s 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was his team’s best performance of the season. The Argentine chief, 46, followed up his bizarre cow rant from yesterday by claiming he was “happy” with defeat at the San Siro. Mauricio Pochettino reckons Spurs’ 2-1 Inter loss was their best game of the season

Rugby

Rugby union: Wallabies hit record low in world rankings after loss to Argentina

Rugby union: Wallabies hit record low in world rankings after loss to Argentina

The Wallabies have fallen to their lowest ever world rugby ranking after Saturday’s 23-19 loss to Argentina in the Rugby Championship . Australia dropped two places to No7, their worst position since the current rankings system began 15 years ago. The Wallabies are now just ahead of France, Argentina and Fiji, while at the top Ireland are closing in

Bath giant and friend of the Queen Joe Cokanasiga can be England’s Jonah Lomu and is the X-Factor player Eddie Jones is after

Bath giant and friend of the Queen Joe Cokanasiga can be England’s Jonah Lomu and is the X-Factor player Eddie Jones is after

EDDIE JONES says he is hunting for World Cup X-Factor. Well, call off the search, Joe Cokanasiga is ready to be England’s very own Jonah Lomu. Joe Cokanasiga touches down after dicing through the air to finish a sensational try at The Stoop Getty Images - Getty Joe Cokanasiga can be England’s very own Jonah Lomu AFP - Getty Cokanasiga has taken part

Rugby league considering bringing in golden point extra time for all matches

Rugby league considering bringing in golden point extra time for all matches

RUGBY league is considering doing away with draws and bringing in sudden death ‘golden point’ extra time. A ‘shot clock’ for drop outs and scrums may also be introduced from next season. Castleford won through to last year’s Grand Final on golden point. Now the concept may be extended to all rugby league matches. GETTY IMAGES Australia’s NRL currently

Cricket

Stokes faces new charge over brawl

Stokes faces new charge over brawl

The independent Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) was tasked with leading an internal investigation into the incident outside a nightclub in Bristol, southwest England, which took place in September 2017. Each player has been charged with two counts of breaching ECB directive 3.3, which states: “No participant may conduct themself in a manner or

Suspended trio’s ‘heavy price’ still to pay

Suspended trio’s ‘heavy price’ still to pay

Smith, who is set to return to Sydney grade cricket this weekend for Sutherland, was infamously dumped as Test captain and suspended from state and international cricket for a year following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Opener David Warner was also suspended for a year, while Cameron Bancroft was given a nine month ban. Waugh, Australia’s

Ponting defends Australia’s ‘very strong’ culture

Ponting defends Australia’s ‘very strong’ culture

Still reeling from the South Africa ball-tampering scandal, Cricket Australia is investigating claims from England allrounder Moeen Ali that he was sledged on the basis of his religion and appearance during his Ashes debut in 2015. Australia’s cricketing culture has been scrutinised in two independent reviews following the suspensions handed to Steve

Tennis

Friend to foe: Barty sinks US Open partner

Friend to foe: Barty sinks US Open partner

Barty, the seventh seed, prospered on serve to post a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Vandeweghe, the American power hitter she accompanied to the US Open doubles title earlier this month. The 22-year-old from Ipswich put 70 per cent of her first serves into play in the third set against the 2017 semi-finalist at the Australian and US Opens. Ash Barty celebrates

First Federer, now Nadal for Aussie giantkiller

First Federer, now Nadal for Aussie giantkiller

The Australian No.2 vowed to produce the lofty standard of tennis that stunned Roger Federer at the US Open this month when he proudly plays the Brisbane International for the first time as a direct entry. On Tuesday Millman became the second player to confirm an entry for the Brisbane International from December 31-January 6, joining world No.1 Nadal

Great Britain beat Uzbekistan in Davis Cup after Norrie makes up for meltdown

Great Britain beat Uzbekistan in Davis Cup after Norrie makes up for meltdown

This Davis Cup almost runneth over into a dead rubber on Sunday but sanity prevailed after Cameron Norrie had wrapped up the tie against Uzbekistan 3-1, with a quick win against the late substitute Sanjar Fayziev, to ensure Great Britain will be seeded when the competition resumes in its new format in February. The convention once was that at least

Davis Cup: Austrian hero Thiem impressed by Aussie battler de Minaur

Davis Cup: Austrian hero Thiem impressed by Aussie battler de Minaur

Austrian world No8 Dominic Thiem was full of praise for Alex de Minaur after being given the fright of his life by the Australian teenager in their Davis Cup reverse singles rubber. Thiem beat the 19-year-old 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-4 in an absorbing match that lasted almost three hours on outdoor clay at the Messe Congress complex in Graz on Sunday. The 25-year-old

Mix

Hard sex, ‘smelly f*nnies’ and Nando’s chicken fights – Billy Joe Saunders’ most shameful moments

Hard sex, ‘smelly f*nnies’ and Nando’s chicken fights – Billy Joe Saunders’ most shameful moments

HE’S been forced to apologise for taunting a drug addict with £150 worth of crack, but it’s not the first time 29-year-old old boxer Billy Joe Saunders has caused fury with his outrageous behaviour and outbursts. From beating up a fellow boxer with a half chicken during a fight in Nando’s, to claiming women are only “there for cleaning, cooking, washing

Liverpool vs PSG: Prediction, tips, and odds for Champions League clash

Liverpool vs PSG: Prediction, tips, and odds for Champions League clash

THE Champions League is back and Liverpool and PSG’s mouthwatering clash couldn’t be a better way to whet the appetite. Last season’s beaten finalists will be hoping to go one better this time around but will have to be at their best to topple the big-spending French champions. Over 3.5 goals : 11/8 with Marathon Bet Sadio Mane and Kylian Mbappe to

WWE Super Show-Down: How to watch it FREE, live stream, when is it and the full match card

WWE Super Show-Down: How to watch it FREE, live stream, when is it and the full match card

A LEGENDARY line-up will compete in WWE’s Super Show-Down in front of a potential 100,000-plus crowd. The wrestling company is heading Down Under, and here’s everything you need to know about the blockbuster event: WWE’s Super Show-Down will explode Down Under in October WWE When is WWE Super Show-Down? WWE Super Show-Down will take place on Saturday

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Start time, live stream, TV channel and full undercard info for Wembley super-fight

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Start time, live stream, TV channel and full undercard info for Wembley super-fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA defends his heavyweight titles against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin this weekend. The Watford-born fighter will put his straps on the line in a mandatory defence, following his March points win over Joseph Parker . Anthony Joshua will enjoy his next two fights at Wembley Stadium PA:Press Association When is Joshua vs Potevkin? THE big