Rafael Nadal beaten by Lucas Pouille in five-set classic at US Open

Lucas Pouille outlasted the two-time champion over five tough sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 to reach the quarter-finals, where he will play his countryman Gal Monfils When he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year, many tipped the 22-year-old Lucas Pouille as a star of the future. After his victory over Rafael Nadal in […]

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Concerns over abuse of Paralympic classification raised over two years ago

Senior UK Athletics officials internal email raised possibility of athletes abusing official classification of their disabilities The possibility of Paralympic athletes abusing the official classification of their disabilities to improve medal prospects was raised by senior UK Athletics (UKA) officials more than two years ago, the Guardian has learned. Mike Cavendish, the performance programme manager […]

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Tsonga beats Sock to end American men’s hopes at US Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat American Jack Sock in four sets to reach the US Open quarter-finals for the second straight year. Jo-WilfriedTsongabeat American Jack Sock in four sets to reach the US Open quarter-finals for the second straight year. After failing to covert one match point in the third-set tiebreaker, the ninth-seededTsongadominated the fourth for the […]

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Oklahoma orders wastewater disposal wells shut down after earthquake

US Geological Survey to investigate whether hydraulic fracking activity played a role in 5.6-magnitude earthquake, equal to strongest in states history Oklahoma officials have ordered 37 wastewater disposal wells shut down after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the state on Saturday, equal to the as likely to suffer tremors as northern California. There are about 4,200 […]

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Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan collection to be auctioned

Works including items by Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso will raise funds to preserve couples former studio at Durham Wharf Works of art from a very private collection belonging to Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan, which includes items by Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso, will go on auction to raise funds to preserve the studio […]

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Horror film Don’t Breathe continues $15.7m hold on US box office

Low-budget sci-fi thriller Morgan bombs on opening weekend with just $2m and Robert De Niros Hands of Stone fails to comeback in second weekend The horror thriller Dont Breathe topped the US box office for the second straight week, while several new releases struggled to find traction over a typically sleepy Labor Day weekend. The […]

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350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London finale in pictures

The Great Fire 350 commemorations, Londons Burning, is a festival of arts and ideas for the anniversary of the fire of London. It culminated with a spectacular 120-metre-long model of the 17th-century London skyline being set ablaze on the Thames Read more:

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Stout defense lifts Wisconsin to upset of No5 Louisiana State at Lambeau Field

Fifth-ranked LSU stunned by Wisconsin in season opener at Lambeau Field Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 47-yard field goal with 3.47 left, and Wisconsin staved off No5 LSUs desperate last-ditch drive for a 16-14 win on Saturday in a game that dealt an early blow to the fifth-ranked Tigers national title hopes. LSUs frustration was on […]

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Yes, great art. Can I go now? | Victoria Coren Mitchell

Pictures bore me. Sculpture leaves me cold. Thank goodness other people enjoy going to galleries Why do people go to art galleries? For me, its to improve the taste of a cup of tea. This is something my mother taught me, early in life, about buying clothes. If you make a successful visit to a […]

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Victoria Beckhams secret is out: shes changed. Havent we all? | Barbara Ellen

The fashion designers letter to her teenage self is curiously poignant but does it really teach us anything? It would take a heart of granite not to be charmed by after-work drinks culture or early evening socialisation. This benefits men who dont feel the need to be at home and also discriminates against mothers who […]

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