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A hell of a job: why the Lions selection process is almost as tough as the tour | Sport

Suffice it to say the process of Lions selection has changed over the years. The first tour in 1888 was dreamt up by three cricketers and was on the whole comprised of players from northern England looking to make a few quid. One of...

Turkey vote curtailed fundamental freedoms, say European observers | World news

The Turkish referendum on presidential powers took place on an “unlevel playing field” and in a political environment where fundamental freedoms were curtailed, European observers have said. The observer mission said voting had proceeded in a largely orderly fashion on Sunday, but it criticised a...

Prince’s doctor prescribed oxycodone under friend’s name days before death | Music

A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of a friend of the musician to protect the singer’s privacy, according to an affidavit unsealed Monday. The document is one of several affidavits and search warrants unsealed...

Boston Marathon: Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui, Edna Kiplagat win in 121st running | Sport

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from American Galen Rupp with about two miles to go to win in an unofficial time of 2hr 9min 37sec. Rupp, a three-time Olympian making his Boston debut, was 21 seconds behind and...

How Donald Trump became the golfer-in-chief | Global

Golf has been called many things – “an expensive way of playing marbles” (Chesterton), “an insult to lawns” (National Lampoon), “a plague invented by Calvinist Scots as a punishment for man’s sins” (James Barrett Reston) and Twain’s famous “good walk spoiled”. The late and...

Chelsea come a cropper at Manchester United – Football Weekly

Has the title race been reignited following Chelsea’s defeat at Old Trafford? Plus, Barcelona look for another miraculous comeback; more fan trouble in Bastia; and Coventry relegated to the fourth tier Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast & Stitcher. And join the...

Coachella 2017: 10 things we learned during the festival’s first weekend | Music

1) Lady Gaga won the battle of the headliners Radiohead were unfortunate with their technical woes and Kendrick Lamar played with the boundaries of what headline acts can get away with, but Lady Gaga’s hit-packed high-energy set was the one everyone was talking about. She...

Borussia Dortmund blasts: letters claiming responsibility may be fake | World news

Almost a week after the attack on a bus carrying the German football team Borussia Dortmund, police have said they are continuing to investigate “in all directions” and have questioned the authenticity of three separate statements that claimed responsibility for the attack. Copies of a...

Gianfranco Zola resigns as Birmingham manager after Burton defeat | Football

Gianfranco Zola took full responsibility for failing as Birmingham City manager after resigning from his role following their 2-0 home defeat against Burton Albion on Monday. Goals in either half from Lloyd Dyer and Lucas Akins sealed a double for Albion over Blues, with home...

Jamaican woman, 117, is oldest person on Earth | Society

A Jamaican woman born 117 years ago has become the oldest person in the world after the death of Emma Morano, the Italian woman who was previously the oldest human being on the planet when she died at 117 on Saturday. Morano, who was thought...