Warburton skippered the Lions in Australia in 2013 and New Zealand four years later, and says Itoje has the leadership qualities needed for what is likely to be a bruising series against the world champion Springboks. "I would back him to be primed and ready to go," Warburton told reporters on Wednesday.
World no.1 Judd Trump has challenged snooker stars to build on Barry Hearn’s legacy and ‘take the game to another level’.
The Bank of England said on Thursday it plans to open a "northern hub" in England, as part of a drive to make the central bank less London-centric. The BoE said it intends to locate the hub in Leeds, the largest city in Yorkshire, where a cash distribution centre is slated to close in 2023. "Having a greater proportion of our workforce located outside London and the South East will better enable us to support our mission," Governor Andrew Bailey said in a statement.
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Canadian provincial officials have decided to cancel the 2021 Women's World Ice Hockey Championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation announced Wednesday while holding out hope of staging it later this year.
Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis said he plans to return to the court Thursday against the Dallas Mavericks as long as he feels ready the day of the game. The Lakers listed Davis as questionable for the contest. Davis has missed two-plus months of the season with a calf injury that he described to reporters Wednesday as a "ripping" feeling when he aggravated it Feb. 14 against the Denver Nuggets.
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, whose club were among 12 involved in the failed European Super League project, believes UEFA needs to consider a possible better distribution of revenues.
A prosecutor urged a jury in a trial's opening statement Wednesday to convict a New York man who threatened to kill members of Congress in a video posted online, but a defense lawyer dismissed his rants as speech-protected hyperbole so absurd that they bordered on comedy. The trial of Brendan Hunt, 37, put the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol before a jury for the first time, though Hunt wasn't there in Washington that day. Hunt, an analyst for the New York court system, has pleaded not guilty to a threat-to-murder charge in Brooklyn federal court, where coronavirus precautions forced spectators into adjacent courtrooms to watch on video.
Cue the acrobats: Cirque du Soleil announced Wednesday that four of its shows will return to the stage after more than a year on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 1,600 people were detained in towns and cities across Russia on April 21 as multiple demonstrations took place in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, human-rights watchdog OVD Info reported.At least 26 of those detentions took place in Moscow, while more than 700 occurred in St Petersburg, the city where President Vladimir Putin launched his political career, the watchdog said.This footage from Navalny team members in Moscow shows thousands of demonstrators marching through the city, chanting slogans against Putin, and calling for doctors to be allowed to see Navalny in prison.As the protests were ongoing, Navalny’s Moscow team said one of their local employees, Alexander Shepelev, had been detained along with his girlfriend, Mediazona journalist Olya Romashova. Romashova reported that police had entered their apartment, and that Shepelev was beaten by officers as they demanded the password to his phone.Romashova was one of several Mediazona journalists detained on Wednesday, according to the Mediazona website, while Team Navalny said both current and former members of local coordinating teams were detained in various cities, including Yekaterinburg, Yaroslavl, Murmansk, and Saratov.Navalny, who was in his third week of a hunger strike at a prison in the Vladimir region, east of Moscow, was reported to be in rapidly deteriorating condition. Russian authorities refused to allow Navalny’s personal doctors to see him, and claimed the opposition leader, who has accused Putin’s government of attempting to assassinate him using the nerve agent Novichok, was receiving adequate medical care.The widespread protests were called for by Navalny’s team, and timed to begin as Putin delivered an address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. Several members of the team were detained before the protests began, including Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, and lawyer Lyubov Sobol. Credit: @teamnavalny_mos via Storyful
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — “One down, three to go!” went the chant just minutes after Derek Chauvin was convicted in George Floyd’s death — a reference to three more fired officers who are awaiting trial. Activists, Floyd’s family members and some public officials said Chauvin's convictions on murder and manslaughter charges were just a start, and they will continue to push for systemic change in policing in Minneapolis and beyond. “We need true justice," Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the team that prosecuted Chauvin, said after Tuesday's verdict.
NASA's Perseverance rover keeps making history.
Formula One champions Mercedes have recognised they need to speed up their pit stops as they wage a tight battle with Red Bull, the fastest team in the pitlane. Although they made the fastest stop of last Sunday's race at Imola, changing the wheels on Valtteri Bottas's car in 2.24 seconds in a wet pitlane, they have also lost time with costly errors. Sunday was the first time since 2018, 42 races ago, that Mercedes had topped the DHL fastest pit stop list.
Snooker star Mark Williams hit out at attempts to ban his unusual break-off shot after easing into the second round of the World Championship with a 10-4 victory over qualifier Sam Craigie on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City's role in the European Super League controversy is a "closed chapter" as he urged his players to focus on clinching the Premier League title after Wednesday's 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
The Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t as fast you think Dutch researchers say it likely walked at a similar pace to humansThey studied the movement of the dinosaur's unique tailusing a 3D computer model of a female T. rex skeletonLocation: Leiden, NetherlandsCourtesy: Mike Bink Fotografie(SOUNDBITE) (English) 3D TECHNICIAN AND ANATOMIST AT THE DUTCH NATURALIS MUSEUM, PASHA VAN BIJLERT, SAYING (INTERTWINED WITH FOOTAGE OF A TYRANNOSAURUS REX SKELETON ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM):''So if you're interested in the walking speed, it's not enough to estimate the step frequency, you also want to know how far apart each foot is placed. In other words, you need to know the step length. We estimated the step length by scaling up a fossilized trackway from a slightly smaller Tyrannosaurus up to Trix's size. Next, if you multiply step length by step frequency, you get a walking speed that's slightly faster than 4.5 kilometres per hour."’
Manchester City's players put days of tumult over the proposed Super League behind them to beat Aston Villa and remain top of the Premier League on Wednesday, with club captain Fernandinho saying that football won out as the project quickly fell apart. City were one of six English clubs involved in the ill-fated proposal which was announced on Sunday but foundered almost as quickly.
A Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 40-year-old father, identified as Andrew Brown Jr, while carrying out a search warrant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on April 21, Sheriff Tommy Wooten II confirmed.In a press conference on Wednesday, Wooten said the deputy was placed on administrative leave. Wooten confirmed there is bodycam video of the incident but said he had not yet reviewed the footage. He said no further information would be released until the investigation was complete but that the sheriff’s office would be “transparent with this situation.”A representative of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said the agency has opened an investigation on the shooting at the request of the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office.According to local news reports, Brown, 40, was father to 10 children. He was shot when he attempted to drive away from deputies, reports said.Facebook Live videos streamed by local resident Kel Whittle show the scene on Perry Street, including the vehicle Brown was reportedly driving, as neighbors gathered to question what happened. Local media reported that Brown’s body was placed under a blue tent, and it was still there “hours after the shooting.” Credit: Kel Whittle via Storyful
Joel Glazer and John Henry, of Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, became scourges of European soccer this week – if they weren't already.
Mayfair remains the only golfer to beat Tiger Woods in a playoff.