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  1. On the Box - Weekly TV ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago |

    This week's mixed bag include a new US drama starring Ta Leoni, a returning BBC mockumentary, and a couple of chat shows Reviewed: Madam Secretary ; W1A ; The Late Late Show ; The Graham Norton Show It's been a long time coming, but women are definitely getting better and more interesting roles on TV. Way back when the likes of Lucille Ball, then Mary Tyler Moore, were pioneers.


  2. Milward boxing clever with next chapter of his careerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Northern Echo

    DESCRIBED as one of the country's most inventive young writers and - by Irvine Welsh no less - a "major talent", Richard Milward presents as a slightly shy character with a rock star-style haircut and a noticeable Teesside twang. He began writing short stories aged just 12, inspired by Welsh's 'Trainspotting', and thereafter began pestering publishers in an effort to get his work into print.


  3. Ruta Meilutyte Stays Strong in CardiffRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Swimming World & Jr. Swimmer

    Ruta Meilutyte, Jeanette Ottesen, Adam Peaty, and other top European athletes gathered in Cardiff for the 2015 National Arena Swimming League Cup. With top-tier talent, world ranked swims were expected heading into the meet.


  4. Canadian swimming coach Randy Bennett dies after brief battle with cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Globe and Mail

    Ryan Cochrane, an Olympic bronze medal winner in the 1500m freestyle in Beijing, China in 2008, talks with Head Coach Randy Bennett Ryan Cochrane, an Olympic bronze medal winner in the 1500m freestyle in Beijing, China in 2008, talks with Head Coach Randy Bennett The Canadian swimming community has lost one of its finest coaches. Randy Bennett, who guided freestyler Ryan Cochrane to a pair of Olympic medals, died Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer.


  5. 2015 Wimbledon singles champions to receive nearly $3MRead the original story

    25 min ago | KDWN

    Prize money keeps going up at Wimbledon, with first-round losers as well as champions cashing in on record rewards. The All England Club announced Tuesday that prize money for this year's grass-court Grand Slam will increase by 7 percent to reach a total of 26.75 million pounds .


  6. Barcelona to play Chelsea at FedEx FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | The Washington Post

    Two of the biggest names in global soccer, Barcelona and Chelsea, will collide at FedEx Field on July 28 as part of the International Champions Cup , an annual tournament featuring European clubs in preseason. The match will fall four months after numerous problems marred the Argentina-El Salvador friendly in Landover on March 28. Fans complained of dangerous crowding issues, stadium understaffing, counterfeit tickets and $40 parking fees.


  7. Longtime Canadian swim coach Randy Bennett dies of cancer at 51Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Brandon Sun

    Longtime Canadian swim coach Randy Bennett, who helped Victoria's Ryan Cochrane reach the podium at the last two Summer Olympics, has died. The Victoria native served as national team coach at the London Olympics and has coached Canada's top senior teams at every major international competition since 2009.


  8. Wiggins: London a fast trackRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Sky Sports

    Sir Bradley Wiggins has declared London's Lee Valley VeloPark the "best place" to make his world hour record attempt after riding the track for the first time on Tuesday. Wiggins, who will bid to break the prestigious record live on Sky Sports on June 7, underwent a training session at the 2012 Olympic velodrome and was impressed by the conditions.


  9. College Sport: The wrapRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Netball Four of MAGS' premier netballers and two from St Kentigern College make up half the 12-strong New Zealand team which will assemble next week ahead of the U19 transtasman netball tournament in Rotorua in late May. Out of MAGS are captain Holly Fowler, in her fourth year in this side, and also in the New Zealand Under 21 squad, Maia Wilson, Alanis Toia-Tigafua and Caitlin Dowden, while the St Kentigern duo of Sydney Fraser and Amorangi Malesala round out the Auckland schools' representation. "We are fortunate to have had a group of 24 of our top secondary school netballers to choose from and it was a close call," she said.


  10. ASB Young Sports Person of the Year winners: 1991- 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Each week from now until the annual ASB YSPOTY awards dinner in November, we will profile past winners as we count down to the 25th annual event which honours the top young college sportspeople in the region. In 1998, her senior year at St Cuthbert's, and competing for the Icon club, she was part of the winning New Zealand double-mini team at the Sydney world championships.


  11. Royal baby: Why a princess would be bestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNN

    Prince George of Cambridge arrives with parents Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for his christening on October 23, 2013. Buckingham Palace announced on Monday, September 8, that a second baby is on the way for the royal couple.


  12. Age is no barrier for 52-year-old He Zhiwen when your legacy is secure in table tennisRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | South China Morning Post

    At 52, former China and now Spain international loses first-round singles game but he's happy he's still competing at the top level For 52-year-old He Zhiwen of Spain, the oldest player at the world championships, an early exit in the men's singles meant little as his legacy is secure. The former China international lost to Jakub Dyjas of Poland in seven gruelling games, despite the raucous support of fans in the country of his birth.


  13. Tom Daley Tells LBC He's A Floating VoterRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | LBC 97.3

    Olympic diver Tom Daley tells LBC that he has no idea who he's going to vote for, and that as he approaches his 21st birthday he's still fully focused on competing. Daley, who is currently competing in the FINA World Diving Series which comes to London this weekend, told Beverley Turner on LBC this afternoon that he is registered to vote, but hasn't decided who he will vote for.


  14. James Turner builds to Olympic dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Kelowna Capital News

    For the the next 16 months, James Turner will be working towards a childhood dream-competing for Canada at the Olympic Summer Games. Based on the 21-year-old decathlete's start to the 2015 season, the Kelowna product may well be on track to challenge for a spot on Canada's team in Rio.


  15. the Best there is in a region of championsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Nation

    RATCHANOK INTANON, ONCE A BADMINTON WORLD CHAMP, IS NOW THE SPORT'S QUEEN OF ALL ASIA, AN EVEN GREATER ACCOMPLISHMENT Three years after winning the world championship, badminton heroine Ratchanok Intanon brought yet more pride to Thailand on Sunday by defeating London Olympics gold medallist and Chinese top seed Li Xuerui to become the first Thai champion of Asia. The thrill was all the greater because she lost the opening game to her formidable opponent and hopes began fading.


  16. Fern Britton pulls on her wellies to support RNLIRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Western morning News

    TV presenter and author Fern Britton donned a pair of yellow wellington boots for a photoshoot in support of the RNLI as the charity launches its national fundraising campaign, Mayday. The photos, shot by Torbay RNLI volunteer crew member and professional photographer Nigel Millard, capture Fern giving it some welly for the RNLI's Mayday fundraising campaign, which runs from May 1-4.


  17. Damon Hill makes winning competition debut with new teenage rider [VIDEO]Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Horse and Hound

    Damon Hill has made a winning international debut under his new rider, 17-year-old Jil-Marielle Becks, the daughter of the stallion's owner, Christian Becks. They won the one-star prix st georges class with 79.21% .


  18. Ennis-Hill comeback field revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Newsday

    Heptathletes Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson will come up against British European champions in next month's Great CityGames. Olympic gold medallist Ennis-Hill will be competing for the first time since giving birth to son Reggie last July.


  19. The coolest offices in Wales: The Welsh businesses replacing the drab with the fabRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | IcNetwork

    Are your offices a sea of drab computer screens with break areas you wouldn't be happy leaving your pet in if you went on holiday? Well it really doesn't have to be like that. Here are some of the coolest offices in Wales, with funky design and imaginative areas where you can unwind and then return to your workstation fully re-energised and in productivity record breaking mood.


  20. Ji So-yun Earns Another Player of the Year Award in English Football LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Chosun Ilbo

    Ji So-yun celebrates after receiving the Player of Year award from the Professional Footballers Association in London on Monday, in this picture tweeted by the association. Ji So-yun of Chelsea Ladies was named the Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers Association.