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Anthony Joshua dominates Eric Molina to set up Wladimir Klitschko showdown | Sport

Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina, a 34-year-old Texan of quiet disposition and scant achievement, said before he stepped into the ring with Anthony Joshua here on Saturday night that he considered the WBC champion, Deontay Wilder – who stopped him in nine rounds – to...

Edward Snowden backers beam calls for pardon on Washington news museum | US news

Edward Snowden has been the subject of several high-profile appeals this year, calling on Barack Obama to pardon the National Security Agency whistleblower and allow him to return home to the US. Writers, intelligence experts, film stars and tech tycoons have all joined the...

MLS Cup final: Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders – live! | Football

1.26am GMT01:2610 min First look for Lodeiro, and he wins a corner. TFC can’t clear; after bossing the first eight minutes they’re now on the back foot. Finally they smash it downfield, and we can all take a breather.Share1.25am GMT01:259 min TFC repel the...

Picasso and Rivera review – a lifelong conversation between artistic frenemies | Art and design

Although they are both credited with inventing cubism, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque spent most of their lives arguing over top billing. Henri Matisse, who gave cubism its name when he derided Braque as a painter of “little cubes”, feuded with Picasso from the...

Tim Dowling: ‘One masters the art of raising teenagers…’ | Life and style

When I started writing this column, my oldest son was 12. Last week, he turned 22. In a month, the middle one will be 19. The youngest, at 17, has just a few months left before he becomes society’s problem. Until recently, I’ve suffered...

How do you tell a child his mother is dying? | Life and style

Siobhan Dowd had breast cancer. Her sister Denise was looking after her and one day, when the time seemed right, they had “the conversation”. “It came up when I was doing some of her personal care,” says Denise, a retired district nurse. “That’s always a...

Family life: Me on the ferry to Denmark, Life in a Northern Town, Nonna’s gnocchi | Life and style

Snapshot: Watching the sea on the ferry to Denmark The little girl in the photograph is me. The curtains and my hair “style” give away the fact that it was taken in the 1970s. It’s perhaps not instantly apparent that it’s on board a ship....

My workout: ‘Towards the end of a race, your legs are on fire’ | Life and style

I live in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire; the Team GB cyclist Ed Clancy lives just down the road. Before London 2012 I’d see him out on the roads when I was riding. A few weeks later, he was winning an Olympic gold medal. I remember...

Obama’s legacy: Lorrie Moore, Richard Ford, Marilynne Robinson and others look back | Books

Joyce Carol Oates Brilliant and understated, urbane, witty, compassionate, composed, quietly fuelled by an idealism born of the legacy of civil rights America in conflict with the old white-nationalist America, Barack Obama is a unique human being and has been a unique president. In some...

‘My worries are not over’: diary of a 16-year-old Afghan refugee | Life and style

I was 15 when I left Afghanistan. I still felt like a child, but I tried to act like an adult. The situation there was very difficult for me and my family; it’s a long story, but I left home because of the civil...