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England confirm bust-up between Danny Cipriani and Mike Catt prior to Rugby World Cup 2015

Training ground incident did occur, but England insist it was resolved swiftly<p>England were embroiled in further controversy yesterday, with the Rugby Football Union confirming a training-ground spat between Danny Cipriani and attack coach Mike Catt and <b>James Haskell involved in a Twitter row with</b> …

Wales's Rugby World Cup win: Samuel L Jackson tweets comfort as Shane Warne twists knife

Comeback victory at Twickenham sees celebrities and sporting figures around the world give their two cents<p>A host of celebrities and sporting figures have hailed the Welsh rugby team following their stunning Rugby World Cup triumph over England.<p>Related: Wales are bobbing in pool of death while …

England vs Wales: Huge Sam Burgess gamble played to Wales' strengths at Twickenham

Stuart Lancaster's decision was always going to be scrutinised given how little experience he had at international level<p>The nightmare looms of the hosts crashing out at the pool stage. Unless England can beat Australia here next weekend – and nobody would bet on it, on this display – all that …

Rugby Union

3 reasons Apple TV could fly where Google TV flopped

Company execs demonstrated how just about any streaming video could be quickly accessed thanks to the powerful universal search; they showed a new way to watch live sports accompanied by player stats and other bells and whistles; and they teased new apps to transform the television set into a …

Lenovo does it again as LSE component removed after security fears

Chinese company releases firmware update after fears new problem software could, as with Superfish, be used to let hackers access vulnerable computers<p>Six months after apologising to users for pre-installing security-busting malware Superfish on its consumer laptops, Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo …

Malware

AT&T's 'extraordinary, decades-long' relationship with NSA – report

• New York Times and ProPublica cite newly released NSA documents<br>• Telecoms giant assisted with ‘wiretapping United Nations headquarters’<p>The telecoms giant AT&T has had an “extraordinary, decades-long” relationship with the National Security Agency, it was reported on Saturday.<p>Citing newly disclosed …

Greece needs further debt relief after third bailout deal in five years, says IMF chief

Greece,Christine Lagarde,International Monetary Fund (IMF),Europe,World news,Economics,Business,Euro,European Union,European monetary union,Currencies,European Central Bank,Eurozone crisis<p>Christine Lagarde insists burden is unsustainable and warns fund will not participate without ‘concrete …

Eight reasons why China’s currency crisis matters to us all

The Chinese leadership’s devaluation of the yuan delivered a temporary shock to financial markets, but its longer-term effects may be felt around the globe<p>After China unexpectedly devalued its currency last week, one City economist shrugged despairingly and said: “It’s August.” While it’s meant to …

Economy

Tianjin explosions: sodium cyanide on site may have been 70 times allowed amount

Fears are growing for nearly 100 Chinese firefighters still missing after being sent to tackle the deadly explosions in Tianjin last week, amid reports that 70 times the permitted quantity of sodium cyanide had been stored at a warehouse near the blasts.<p>Tianjin explosions so huge they were visible …

China

The Crisis Is Spreading: China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden...

Earlier today, we posted an excerpt from IceCap Asset Management's latest letter to investors focusing on the farce that is the Greek bailout #3, …

New 'Magic Mouse 2' and Apple Wireless Keyboard With Bluetooth 4.2 Appear in FCC Filings

A group of filings posted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission website yesterday (via <i>SlashGear</i>) reveal impending upgrades for Apple's Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard accessories. Images accompanying the filings point to the Magic Mouse's successor to simply be titled "Magic Mouse 2," but …

England vs. France: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info for Rugby World Cup Warm-Up

Twickenham is prepared for another edition of "Le Crunch" as England play host to France on Saturday in what promises to be a key World Cup warm-up outing for both teams.<p>England coach Stuart Lancaster has a dilemma on his hands in who to keep as part of his World Cup plans, while departing France …

Luke Fitzgerald has final say against Scotland after Ireland call on cavalry

Ireland’s cruise to the World Cup hit its first patch of choppy water on Saturday when Joe Schmidt’s side went behind three times in the second half of their warmup match against Scotland, a side who were 30-points worse the last time they met and are only just starting out on the business of …

Ben Youngs praises Stuart Lancaster and eschews England’s old ways

• The scrum-half highlights differences between 2011 and 2015 set-ups<br>• ‘Stuart lad the foundations four years ago – everything is concrete now’<p>England won the World Cup in 2003 and reached the final four years later, but next month’s tournament is about exorcising the ghosts of 2011 when calamities …

England vs France: Five things we learned as players stake their claims for Rugby World Cup spot

Sam Burgess and Henry Slade combine well, Alex Goode proves a versatile option for Stuart Lancaster plus three other musings from England's win over France<p>Burgess and Slade make for a potent combination<p>Was this the night that Henry Slade and Sam Burgess both played their way into England’s World …

BMW should make the 3.0 CSL Hommage

At the moment, the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R is dropping jaws and gathering “oohs” and “ahhs” at Pebble Beach. It’s a massive automotive internet …

BMW

Anthony Watson dazzles for England in World Cup warm-up win over France

It may not be in Paris next Saturday, but England are sure to say “play again Sam” after the most high profile of the recruits from rugby league turned hype into performance. Sam Burgess became the first England player to be sent to the sin-bin on debut but it was his one blemish on a night when he …

iOS 9's killer feature: it can read your mind

One of the coolest features in iOS 9 is one that you don’t really get to experience until you’ve been using it for a few weeks. Over time, it learns your habits and starts making suggestions about what to do next.<p>When Predictive Siri, which powers this feature, was first announced I didn’t think …

Ireland 28 Scotland 22, match report: David Denton steps up for Scots but Ireland turn screw

Ireland vs Scotland: A successful afternoon for visitors, despite the scoreline but one which still exposed front-five failings<p>For Scotland coach Vern Cotter, the purpose of this match of two halves – one dominated by Ireland everywhere except on the scoreboard, the second a joyously free-flowing …

2015 BMW X5 M

Isaac Newton was a hack.<p>The BMW X5 M is a perplexing vehicle. Viewed through the eyes of a purist, it is everything a sporting BMW shouldn’t be. Which is to say it’s huge, heavy, and—duh—an SUV. On the other hand, it is also very fast, an attribute that appeals very much to our primal …

Cooper will be at World Cup no matter what, says Cheika

(Reuters) - Enigmatic flyhalf Quade Cooper will be in Australia’s World Cup squad no matter what happens in the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup showdown with the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday, coach Michael Cheika has said.<p>Australia's Quade Cooper scores against Ireland in their International rugby …

Rugby Union

US PGA Championship: McIlroy exudes confidence in Whistling Straits opener

• Rory McIlroy shrugs off doubts over his fitness with solid one-under round<br>• Playing partner Jordan Spieth backs Irishman, “He seems 100% ready”<p>Rory McIlroy revealed it took him just two US PGA Championship holes to convince himself that no negative reaction had been caused by his recent and enforced …

Rugby World Cup 2015: Twickenham breaks new ground with use of Hawk-Eye during England v France clash

EXCLUSIVE - Increased technology will be used for Saturday's Test and should help doctors and TMOs at World Cup<p>Hawk-Eye technology, which could have eradicated any doubt over Mark Cueto’s controversially disallowed try in the 2007 World Cup final, is to be used for the first time at an England …

Rugby World Cup 2015: England wary of Australia's rapid progress as 'Group of Death' looms large

Graham Rowntree acknowledges Australia will present a formidable challenge now that they have sealed over their scrummaging fault line<p>Graham Rowntree, the England forwards coach, has admitted that Australia are looming large in English rugby eyes, as they did for the cricketers only a few weeks ago.<p>…

WADA 'very alarmed' by new doping scandal in athletics

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Sunday that it is "very alarmed" at new accusations of mass use of banned drugs in athletics and that an existing investigation would be extended.<p>"WADA is very disturbed by these new allegations that have been raised by ARD which will, …

'One in three medal winning distance runners this century are guilty of doping' according to reports

Shocking new German documentary exposes an apparent secret database showing the extent to which cheating is rife in athletics<p>Athletics has been rocked by another drugs scandal following claims that one in three medallists in distance events at the sport’s most prestigious competitions returned …