England

Everton outcast Ross Barkley could become a "lost talent", says his former England boss Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has warned that Ross Barkley is in danger of becoming a “lost talent”, <b>writes John Cross in Beijing</b>.<p>The former England boss says Barkley …

Roy Hodgson

NSWRL to launch first external-led review of State of Origin failures since 2010

The NSW Rugby League will launch a first major external-led review of its State of Origin failures since the Canavan Report seven years ago, leaving …

Eddie Jones

How to Do Summer in Provincetown, According to Designer John Derian

The designer and shop owner on the 5 A.M. sunrises, a great burger joint and the many natural wonders at the very end of Cape Cod.<p>Even in the middle of winter, the air in Provincetown, Massachusetts has an icy, floral smell. "Being so far out in the sea," says designer John Derian, "You can almost …

Travel

Top Stories of the Week: Essential Cheap Eats; Portsmouth and Kittery Dining; More

Miss any important news? Catch up with this weekly archive of Eater Boston's most-read stories<p>Essential Cheap Eats in Boston: Save money while eating well.<br>• A Guide to Dining and Drinking in Portsmouth and Kittery: Take a trip up to the New Hampshire-Maine border.<br>• Newton’s Union Street Restaurant Has …

Restaurants

5 lesser known UK National Parks that deserve your attention

UNESCO World Heritage status has put the spotlight on the Lake District National, but lesser-known UK national parks have just as much to offer. Here …

National Parks

Intelligence of Saracens' recruitment means they will be an imposing force next season

Invariably, when new commercial partners are announced, a club will select players for accompanying ‘activity’ - interviews, video clips, whatever is required to raise awareness.<p>Saracens’ British and Irish Lions are not yet back in preseason training. That might sound disingenuous. They are not …

Saracens

These Lions fans' very different version of the haka is going viral

The British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand may be well and truly over, but there are still little gems emerging on social media from the trip …

British and Irish Lions

Tim Streather: Ex-Saracens centre forced to retire by knee injury

<b>Former Saracens centre Tim Streather has retired from rugby union on medical advice with a persistent knee injury.</b><p>Streather, 29, failed to make a Premiership appearance last term and was released at the end of the season.<p>He joined the club from Nottingham in 2013 and went on to make 30 appearances …

Saracens

Peter Stringer to play beyond 40 as he joins Worcester on short-term contract

Worcester Warriors have signed Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season.<p>The scrum-half will join the club this week as cover for Francois Hougaard who is set to be away on international duty during the start of the season.<p>Stringer, who will turn 40 in …

Worcester Warriors

River carp venues – and tactics to try and catch one

RIVER carp can be hard to find, let alone catch. Ben Hervey-Murray reveals prime stretches of running water in every part of the country that hold …

Fishing

New Hampshire trooper reels in massive 650-pound tuna during fishing trip

RYE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish — a massive 650-pound (295-kilogram) tuna.<p>Nick Cyr says he was reading a book on …

Fishing

John Major: My lifelong love affair with the Oval

I first visited as a small boy with sandwiches and Tizer; next week I’ll be there for its 100th Test match<p>I first walked into the Oval as a small boy in the early 1950s. My family home was in Brixton, only a few minutes from the ground. More than 60 years later, those early memories are still …

Sport (UK)

World Rugby announce six law changes

• World Rugby introduce six law changes<br>• Implemented from 1 August in northern hemisphere<br>• Relate to scrum, tackle and ruck areas<p><b>The World Rugby Executive</b> …

English Rugby

Meet 26 Maine Companies That Received Funding from MTI

When looking into the Maine startup ecosystem, there are more companies launching each quarter. Looking at the second quarter of 2017, 26 Maine …

Innovation

6 Beautiful Properties Used in Nostalgic Jane Austen Adaptations

Step into the world of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.<p>In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death on 18 July 2017, here are some of the most iconic properties to appear in the adaptations of her classic novels. From <i>Sense and Sensibility</i> to <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, step into the worlds …

Literature

4 Fun Adventures on the Water in Maine

Maine is well-known for its 5,000 mile coastline—from sandy beaches to lighthouses on granite cliffs. Yes, I know what you are thinking – 5,000 miles …

United Kingdom

England Sevens on track at Youth Games

• England Sevens in Bahamas for Youth Games<br>• England lose to Samoa before wins over Canada and Bahamas<p><b>England Sevens finished day one of the Commonwealth</b> …

English Rugby

Letters: Boris is the only candidate who has what it takes to be the next Tory leader

Also: the three-sided Brexit negotiations, Ulster Tories and smoking in pubs<p>Yes to Boris<p>Sir: Get Boris (15 July)! Get Boris to be prime minister, in fact. He is the only possible candidate for the Conservatives who has the flair, the experience, the ideas and the sense of humour to rescue the party …

English Rugby

Amor praise for university and academy systems

<b>Head Coach Simon Amor has praised the importance of the university and academy systems which have provided the talent selected to play for England on</b> …

English Rugby

Newport, Rhode Island: Where to Eat

There's plenty of food to try in this beautiful Rhode Island town, host to an ATP 250 event.<p>For many, Newport, RI, conjures dramatic visions of …

Tennis

This Is What Portland, Maine Tastes Like (in Case You Can't Go)

When you think of the food of Maine, your mind might land on lobster. But Portland, Maine's largest city, has so much more to offer than mayo-dressed …

Food

The huge house price difference in neighbourhoods right next to each other

The average house prices in Wales can vary enormously based on their location.<p>Houses in exclusive Cardiff suburbs or the idyllic Monmouthshire …

Real Estate

A Bostonian’s guide to oysters

Silky, salty, and a little intimidating for newbies? Oysters are a popular delicacy — but an accessible one, both in terms of relative price and …

Restaurants

Could Damian McKenzie’s potential move to Leicester Tigers actually benefit the All Blacks?

The timing of Sunday’s report in <i>The Rugby Paper</i> linking Damian McKenzie to Leicester Tigers for the beginning of the 2018/9 season, when his current contract expires, highlights an intriguing tangle.<p>It crystallises the ongoing quandary at the heart of rugby’s modern-era player market - meaty …

Rugby Union

Dylan Hartley re-named Northampton Saints captain and agrees new deal at Franklin’s Gardens

Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s captain for the second time.<p>The 31-year-old, who has made 229 appearances in his 12 years at Franklin’s Gardens, led Saints during the club’s most successful period between 2009 …

Rugby Union

The unlikely Welsh rugby players who've signed for European giants

Perhaps we shouldn't have raised any eyebrows when news broke former Welsh prop Craig Mitchell was training with Bath and reportedly set for a move …

Leicester Tigers

The Best Places to Get Married on Cape Cod

The legendary shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, are an iconic vacation destination—and also one of the most popular wedding spots in the country. …

Cape Cod

Why Bangor is the best place to be a student

Maybe it is the chance to study surrounded by some of the country’s most stunning scenery, the array of courses or the Hogwarts-esque Main Arts …

United Kingdom

A Guide to Dining and Drinking in Portsmouth and Kittery

Take a trip up to the New Hampshire-Maine border<p>Barring traffic, Bostonians can drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Kittery, Maine in just over an hour. The beautiful coastal city and town, respectively, are essential summer destinations — but don’t ignore them in the winter. There are always …

Restaurants

A four-decade stroll, tracing the changes to the Outer Beach

NEWCOMB HOLLOW BEACH, WELLFLEET — There’s a large rock, big as an armchair, lying in the wet sand. At some point it tumbled from the blue clay cliffs …

Boston