• US justice department targets big tech firms in antitrust review 23/07/2019
    Officials to look into whether Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are unlawfully limiting competitionThe US justice department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition.“The Department’s review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses and entrepreneurs have expressed […]
  • Open winner Shane Lowry warns rivals: ‘I feel like I can beat anyone now’ 23/07/2019
    • Irishman says Portrush victory has given him new confidence• Medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics is now on his radarShane Lowry, having comfortably converted the opportunity that came his way at the Open Championship, believes the sight of his name on leaderboards will draw a fresh level of respect now from the finest golfers.Lowry’s six-shot success at Royal Por […]
  • England’s Suzy Petty hopes to help GB hockey team make it to Olympics | Paul MacInnes 23/07/2019
    Hockey star admits she’s feeling pressure as qualification for the 2016 gold medallists rides on success in upcoming European ChampionshipsSuzy Petty is in an unusually stressful position. The 27-year-old has forced her way into the Great Britain women’s hockey team. As they are the Olympic champions one might think they should be getting set for Tokyo but, […]
  • Team GB must deliver more than just medals at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo | Paul MacInnes 23/07/2019
    British Olympic Association sets new goals that will include currying favour with the hosts and inspiring future generationsThe slogan of the British Olympic movement used to be straightforward and decidedly unsentimental. Now, as the countdown to Tokyo 2020 reaches a year to go, “no compromise” has been replaced by a new and gentler slogan: “Medals and more […]
  • Fabian Delph enjoying new challenge and increased intensity at Everton 23/07/2019
    Delph: ‘The volume of training is higher than at City’Everton likely to play Delph in preferred midfield positionFabian Delph has only been at Everton a week and already he is exhausted from the training. The former Manchester City midfielder is not complaining, however, as he prefers to push himself as hard as possible.“The volume of training is a lot highe […]
  • Keeping Faith series two review – return of the mac! 23/07/2019
    The BBC’s word-of-mouth smash goes primetime ... and now, there’s been a murder in deepest WalesFirst things first: the yellow mac has not gone for good, even if it does seem to have been usurped by a sharp blue trench coat for much of this episode. That fans have come to care so deeply about an item of practical outerwear, with the same fervour as they migh […]
  • Kamala Harris attended a fundraiser with Scooter Braun. Will the Taylor Swift voting bloc react? 23/07/2019
    The Swift voting bloc is a thing, and it isn’t insignificantSenator Kamala Harris attended a fundraiser over the weekend that placed her in the middle of the feud between Taylor Swift and music manager Scooter Braun.The question now is if attending a fundraiser hosted by Braun is enough to lose Harris the Taylor Swift voting bloc, which is actually a thing a […]
  • Trump hails 'good man' Boris Johnson and says of UK: 'They like me over there' 23/07/2019
    Trump tells crowd: ‘Boris is good. They call him Britain Trump’President praises Farage and mocks Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDonald Trump has heaped praise on the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, describing him as “Britain Trump” during a speech to hundreds of teenage fans in Washington on Tuesday.“We have a really good man who’s going to be the prime mi […]
  • Ashes arms race leads to Australians playing warm-up against each other | Geoff Lemon 23/07/2019
    The touring squad was split down the middle to play a warm-up match in Southampton rather than weak county oppositionIt is not hard to find amusement in the concept of Australia’s top cricketers preparing for the Ashes by playing a formal match against one another. An observer with English cricketing sympathies might read this as evidence of Australians thin […]
  • Canada: two teens thought missing named as suspects in double murder 23/07/2019
    Police name Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky as suspects in murder of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese in British ColumbiaTwo teenagers who were previously feared missing have been named as suspects in the double murder of Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, and US citizen Chynna Deese, 24, who were shot dead on a remote highway in northern Canada. Related: Three deat […]