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In defence of sportspeople using public transport

England rugby coach Eddie Jones claims he will not travel on public transport again after revealing details of physical and verbal abuse while travelling alone by train.<p>That would be a sad outcome because the sight of elite sportspeople using public transport always warms the heart.<p>In an era when …

Liverpool plotting transfer move for Mario Lemina after Arsenal drop interest

gossip<p>Liverpool are interested in signing Southampton star Mario Lemina, according to reports in France.<p>Lemina completed a club-record £15.4million …

Amazon Dips Into U.K. Soccer Market With Manchester City Series

Amazon is making its first entry into Britain's hot soccer market in a deal with the current leader of the Premier League, Manchester City.<p>Amazon …

WhatsApp now deals in customer support for businesses

A year after outlining its plans to give the platform customer service functionality, WhatsApp has revealed how businesses will be able to communicate with users via verified accounts. A green check badge -- not dissimilar to the ones found on Facebook and Twitter -- next to a contact name means …

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford provides quality assist for Harry Kane as England thrash Malta

Harry Kane has his second and @England's fourth late on! Watch LIVE on @ITV pic.twitter.com/SWtFUsMRBK<p>— ITV Football (@itvfootball) September 1, …

Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders as part of privacy push

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders for up to five minutes after a trip, its security chief told Reuters, as the ride-services company tries to fix its poor reputation for customer privacy.<p>The …

Privacy

'Angry' Cristiano Ronaldo 'could quit Real Madrid next week' with Manchester United on red alert over former No.7

Manchester United are on red alert with ‘angry’ Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly ready to quit Real Madrid next week.<p>The 32-year-old stole the show with …

15 Southern African artists tell us what it's like to be Young Now

Johannesburg’s Hazard Gallery is hosting a number of prolific, young African artists in their latest exhibition.

South Africa

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Vols run out of magic, Houston upset

If the first six weeks of the college football season have taught fans anything, it's this: Never turn off a Tennessee game.<p>The Volunteers remained …

College Football

Senator John McCain Withdraws Support for Donald Trump

U.S. Senator John McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, became the latest Republican to officially withdraw his endorsement for …

Non-Project Fi Nexus phones to get Google’s Wi-Fi Assistant

Back in August, Google announced that in the coming weeks it would also allow non-Project Fi Nexus users to connect to verified, secure Wi-Fi hotspots in public, and that’s exactly what’s happening now, it seems.<p>Google’s Fi wireless service has been around for a while now, and until now, only …

Android News

'Minecraft: Education Edition' launches in early access

A new version of <i>Minecraft</i> developed for the classroom is now available in early access. <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i> was announced back in January alongside Microsoft's acquisition of MinecraftEdu, a team that had already been tweaking the game for teachers. The replacement is available for free …

Canada’s Mitch Marner nets winner in wild 7-6 victory over Sweden

Mitch Marner scored with less than four minutes to go to cap the scoring in a wild third period, and Canada edged Sweden 7-6 Wednesday in its last exhibition match before the world junior hockey championship.<p>Canada led 5-1 heading into the third, before Sweden lit up Canada goaltender Mason …

Ice Hockey

U.S.: Russia may be seeking proxy in case Syria's Assad falls

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. intelligence community now thinks Russia may have embarked on its military buildup in Syria because Moscow believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may not be able to hang onto power and it wants to position itself to back a proxy if the regime were to collapse. It is a …

Middle East

England prepared to go the extra mile in Brazil

England face Italy in their World Cup Group D opener in the equatorial jungle city of Manaus on 14 June, before taking on Uruguay and Costa Rica.<p>“It’s about learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable,” said England boss Roy Hodgson.<p>Experts from Loughborough University are helping monitor …

Soccer

Prognosis for Luis Suarez is good, according to his mother

“The surgery is over and thank God everything went well. What Luis had wasn’t as serious as we thought,” Suarez’s mother, Sandra Diaz, told the <i>AP</i>.<p>Further encouraging news from Saurez’s sister, who said the striker is expected to be out for 2-3 weeks.<p>“The problem is that these days he won’t be able …

Soccer