Yates keeps Giro lead as Dennis wins stage

Australia's Rohan Dennis has claimed his first Giro d'Italia stage win but race leader Simon Yates and his Australia-based pro cycling team team, Mitchelton-Scott, cleared a significant hurdle in their bid for overall glory. No British rider has ever won the Giro but Yates will go into the final five days as clear favourite after surviving Tuesday's time trial with […]

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Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates stretches lead ahead of time trial

Sappada: Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates made it a hat-trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia, with the Briton winning the 15th stage to consolidate his overall lead as the race heads into its final week. Briton Simon Yates edged ever closer to claiming the first Grand Tour victory for the Australian Mitchelton-Scott team. Yates set off on a solo attack with 17 […]

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Brumbies' Lonergan ready to lead Junior Wallabies after paying respect

The Junior Wallabies paid their respects at the Australian War Memorial on Saturday as they prepare for a different type of battle in Europe. The Australian under-20 team spent several hours at Canberra's iconic museum, with co-captains Ryan Lonergan and Tate McDermott laying a wreath on behalf of the team. Junior Wallabies co-captains Ryan Lonergan and Tate McDermott at the Australian War […]

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Baynes helps Celtics charge to 2-0 lead over LeBron's Cavs

Aron Baynes had power dunks and sank a key three-pointer to help power the Boston Celtics to another win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics survived an early point-scoring onslaught by LeBron James to defeat the Cavaliers 107-94 in Boston on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of- seven series. Aron Baynes puts […]

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Celtics charge to 2-0 lead over Cavs

Jaylen Brown recorded 23 points and seven rebounds to help the Boston Celtics take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with a 107-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Terry Rozier scored 18 points, Al Horford added 15 points and 10 boards, Marcus Morris had 12 points and both Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart contributed 11 […]

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Giro d'Italia: Yates wins stage to cement lead for Mitchelton-Scott

Gran Sasso: Simon Yates has cemented his position as overall leader of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday by winning the ninth stage for the Australian Mitchelton-Scott team. Yates was part of a five-man group that escaped in the final kilometres of the summit finish and attacked right at the end to edge out Thibaut Pinot. Simon Yates of the Mitchelton-Scott […]

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In the pink: Dennis keeps hold on lead as Mt Etna approaches

Santa Ninfa: Australian rider Rohan Dennis has retained the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia after Italy's Enrico Battaglin surged ahead in a thrilling finale to win stage five in Sicily. Local boy Giovanni Visconti, looking to impress before his home fans, led coming around the final turn with 200 metres to go before Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Battaglin accelerated to […]

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Barack Obama slams Donald Trump for blowing up Iran nuke deal and says it could lead to war

The former president posted a long statement on Facebook claiming the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could lead to war. He said: "The United States could eventually be left with a losing choice between a nuclear-armed Iran or another war in the Middle East." Trump has repeatedly criticised the 2015 accord, calling it "the worst […]

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Fears for Frightened Rabbit lead singer Scott Hutchison who vanished after walking out of hotel

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Scott Hutchison, who is lead singer for popular indie band Frightened Rabbit. The 36-year-old was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in Edinburgh where he was spotted on CCTV leaving at around 1am. His family have now raised the alarm, Daily Record reports. The band tweeted: "We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a […]

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Warriors take 3-0 lead over heavy-hearted Spurs

San Antonio’s Tony Parker drives. Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs played valiantly with heavy hearts but were unable to topple the Golden State Warriors in game three of their NBA play-off series. The Warriors' 110-97 win in San Antonio, led by Kevin Durant's 26 points, gave the defending NBA champions a commanding 3-0 series lead and placed them just one […]

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