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Azarenka and Halep meet in battle of former number ones

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2019 Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka in action during her second round match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic REUTERS/Tony O’Brien(Reuters) – A resurgent Victoria Azarenka runs into her biggest test so far at this year’s Wimbledon when she meets fellow former world […]

The incredible amount of money Real Madrid have made in 10 years by selling academy products

It has been calculated that Real Madrid have earned a whopping €245m from selling academy players over the last ten years. The famous La Fabrica (which translates as ‘The factory’ in English) has produced current first-team players for Los Blancos such as Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vasquez and Nacho. But even those who don’t quite make […]

Samsung Elec says second quarter operating profit likely 56% down year-on-year

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks behind a logo of Samsung Electronics at the company’s headquarters in Seoul By Ju-min Park and Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (LON:) Co Ltd (KS:) forecast a steep plunge in its second-quarter operating profit as the U.S.-China trade war wreaks havoc in global chip and smartphone […]

Donald Trump hails US heroes during patriotic Independence Day extravaganza as military flyover stuns soaked DC crowds

DONALD Trump hailed American heroes in a patriotic Independence Day extravaganza as soaked spectators marvelled at a stunning military flyover in a rainy Washington DC last night. The US president hailed an eclectic mix of American patriots – from the armed forces, space explorers and civil rights leaders through history. 19 President Donald Trump with […]

Nick Kyrgios disagrees with Rafael Nadal Grand Slam assessment

Kyrgios was beaten by Nadal (Picture; AFP/Getty Images)In the immediate aftermath of one of the best matches of the season, Rafael Nadal heaped praise on Nick Kyrgios. ‘He was a tough opponent,’ the 18-time Grand Slam champion said. ‘When he wants to compete, he’s one of the toughest opponents you can face. ‘It was an […]

Mazda 3 recall in Australia amid safety fears that 'wheels could fall off'

Three thousand new Mazda cars are being urgently recalled in Australia, with fears that their wheels could fall off. And other recalls have been issued for Jeep and Dodge cars, with faults that could cause the windshield to detach, and issues with braking. The 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback has an issue with the wheel studs […]

Ijegun pipeline fire: When Armageddon visited Lagos

Tessy Igomu It was the day of the Armageddon in Ijegun, a community in Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, on Thursday. Hell literally visited the community in the early hours of the morning when a ruptured pipeline of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded, triggering a monumental inferno.   Two people […]

Nigeria: LCCI wants FG to show more commitment to measures aimed at stabilising food prices

The Federal Government has been advised to show more commitment to measures aimed at stabilising food prices through improved food production, post-harvest management and transportation. President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr Babatunde Ruwase made the plea at the 2nd edition of the chamber’s quarterly state of the economy media briefing in Lagos. […]

Love Island fans claim Tommy Fury is reciting Rihanna lyrics to Molly-Mae

Love Island fans have called out Tommy Fury after his attempts to woo Molly-Mae saw him quote Rihanna lyrics. The 20-year-old professional boxer has been the fountain of sound bites in which he has professed his feelings but, not for the first time, he appears to have been caught reciting song lyrics. Previously, viewers noticed […]

More than 40 Swiss military staff hit with vomiting bug

More than 40 military staff and recruits at an academy in central Switzerland were sent to hospital on Thursday after they suddenly fell violently ill, the government said. The Swiss defence department said that on Thursday afternoon, 43 recruits and members of the Jassbach academy in Linden, in Bern canton, suddenly suffered from acute gastrointestinal […]

Gunmen kill police man, abduct 2 Chinese in Edo

Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Two Chinese working with a glass and aluminium company in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have been kidnapped by gunmen. It was gathered that a police personnel attached to them was killed during the operation. It was further gathered that the victims were abducted on Wednesday evening at Utesi community, a […]

Atiku tenders 5, 638 result sheets against Buhari

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has beefed up his legal team by obtaining the services of foremost constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to prosecute his petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 election before the Presidential […]

Police probe Pastor Fatoyinbo over alleged rape

Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan, with agency report Less than a week after Busola Dakolo, wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, accused Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), of alleged rape, when she was a teenager, she has formally filed a complaint against him with the police. With her complaint, the police has commenced […]

Gentleman Jack drama gives boost to female folk duo

Image caption Heidi Tidow (left) and Belinda O’Hooley (right) with Suranne Jones For the last two months viewers have been gripped by Gentleman Jack, BBC One’s drama about the eventful life of 19th Century landowner Anne Lister.Written by Sally Wainwright, the series stars Suranne Jones as Lister, a wealthy industrialist from West Yorkshire who lived […]

Tory leadership contest: What's on the minds of party members?

Image copyright Getty Images In just a few weeks’ time, Conservative Party members will choose not only their new leader but the country’s next prime minister. When it comes to things such as their age, wealth and where they live, the 160,000 or so paid-up members may not be particularly representative of the rest of […]

Gianfranco Zola unhappy Chelsea did not tell him about coaching axe ahead of Frank Lampard arrival

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola was reportedly extremely disappointed by the late manner in which he was let go by the club ahead of the appointment of new manager Frank Lampard. Zola, who assisted fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri last season, is considered a cult hero at Stamford Bridge having played for the Blues between 1996-2003. With […]

Samsung Electronics says second-quarter operating profit likely 56% down, beats expectations

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File PhotoSEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely fell 56% from a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. A drop in memory […]

Man Utd told to call Matthijs de Ligt before making final Harry Maguire transfer decision

The Red Devils are believed to be deciding whether to ahead with a move for Maguire, after having their initial £70million rejected.Leicester have told Manchester United chiefs they can clinch the deal, but only if they meet their £90m valuation.Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has urged United to get give Mino Raiola another call, before […]

Cabbies to be offered £320 a year tax breaks to switch to electric after sales of ‘green’ motors fall

CABBIES will be offered £320 a year tax breaks to switch to electric – as sales of ‘green’ motors go into reverse. Ministers vowed to introduce new laws to exempt carbon neutral cabs from higher vehicle excise duty to improve air quality in big cities. 1 Cabbies will be offered tax breaks to switch to […]

Idris Elba rushes off stage to help woman who suffered seizure in audience during his new play

IDRIS Elba rushed off stage to help a woman who had a seizure during his new play on Wednesday. Heroic Idris, 46, leapt to help theatre-goer Amanda Billington after she collapsed at Upper Campfield Market Hall in Manchester. 3 Idris Elba in Manchester this week. The actor rushed to help a woman who suffered a […]

What Remains Of Edith Finch Switch review – interactive fiction

What Remains Of Edith Finch (NS) – much more than a walking simThe BAFTA award-winning adventure game comes to Nintendo Switch, and brings with it one of the best storytelling experiences in gaming. Phoenix Point hands-on preview and interview – the next evolution of XCOMWhen hearing about the story of What Remains Of Edith Finch […]

Marc Jacobs On His Fashion Legacy: “I Never Thought Of Myself As Cool”

When Tim Blanks meets Marc Jacobs in April ahead of his wedding to Charly Defrancesco, the designer is in a reflective mood. His friend Grace Coddington has just published a coffee-table book, Marc Jacobs Illustrated, full of her drawings of the designer’s 30 years in fashion. He has also just photographed his new beauty campaign […]

Games Inbox: Yearly video games budget, Shenmue III optimism, and Phoenix Point hype

Nintendo doing their own thing and not trying to directly compete with more powerful rival hardware goes back years. Do you remember when Nintendo refused to put a CD drive in the N64, to compete with PlayStation, and stuck with cartridges? They said they could do anything with carts that CDs could do, but with […]

Bladder cancer 'attacked and killed by common cold virus'

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption A virus of the common cold infected and killed bladder cancer cells in the study A strain of the common cold virus could help infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was […]

Shay Mitchell Reveals the Sex of Baby No. 1 in the Wildest Way

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for HBO Big Little Lies It’s safe to say that Shay Mitchellwill never forget her first gender reveal.The You star continues to keep her fans on their toes throughout her pregnancy. Shay had the world in utter shock when she unveiled her maternity photos, months into the pregnancy. And now, she is surprising […]

Wimbledon day four: Nadal outlasts Kyrgios, Kerber goes out and Murray returns – video

Rafa Nadal emerged victorious from a memorable four-set duel with rival Nick Kyrgios, while Roger Federer is set to equal Jimmy Connors’s Open-era record of 17 appearances in the third round following a win over Jay Clarke. Defending champion Angelique Kerber was dumped out by Lauren Davis, while Johanna Konta beat Katerina Siniakova and will […]

Donald Trump delivers July 4th speech – live

12.56am BST00:56 The White House press office has just released the list of those “expected to attend” today’s event. (White House pool reports are always a little bit behind events). The following individuals are expected to attend: The White HousePresident Donald J. TrumpFirst Lady Melania TrumpVice President Mike PenceSecond Lady Karen PenceActing Secretary Mark T. […]

‘Outfit of the day’ posts; the ultimate anti-fashion ritual

It’s a strange bind we find ourselves in. All ethnicities and body types are being represented on runways and in media, and that’s to be praised from the highest peak, but from this magnificent melting pot emerges only an endless parade of flawless Fembots. Their sameness is the ultimate denial of fashion although many of […]