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Football abuse hotline receives 860 calls in first week

Football abuse hotline receives 860 calls in first week

Image copyright Thinkstock A dedicated football sex abuse hotline has received 860 calls in its first week, the NSPCC says. Chief executive Peter Wanless said there had been a “staggering…

Man Utd cruise into last four as banned Mourinho watches from ‘secret location’

Man Utd cruise into last four as banned Mourinho watches from ‘secret location’

Anthony Martial had only scored twice before the EFL Cup tie, therefore doubling his tally this season Manchester United eased into the EFL Cup semi-finals as they beat West Ham…

Pro tour needs cutting, says O’Sullivan – match report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Some players can’t play – Ronnie O’Sullivan Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan says snooker’s professional tour should be cut and “the tail is…

Jessica Ennis-Hill: ‘Fight against athletics drug cheats must continue’

Jessica Ennis-Hill: ‘Fight against athletics drug cheats must continue’

Jessica Ennis-Hill won an Olympic silver medal at Rio 2016, before retiring in October Jessica Ennis-Hill says the fight against drug cheats must continue. The Briton’s 2011 World Championship heptathlon…

Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years

Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years

Image copyright Getty Images The oil cartel Opec has agreed its first supply cut in eight years in order to boost the price of oil. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Opec’s…

Tenor bringing American swagger to Milan ‘Madama Butterfly’

MILAN (AP) — U.S. tenor Bryan Hymel is bringing American swagger to the role of F.B. Pinkerton for La Scala’s gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” next week. Hymel…

Victoria’s Secret rocks Paris with $3M bra and Lady Gaga

PARIS (AP) — The laciest, if not raciest, catwalk event of the year — aka, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show — was taking place in Paris on Wednesday night. Among…

Sundance unveils diverse slate of competition films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jenny Slate reunites with her “Obvious Child” director in the ’90s-set “Landline,” Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in “The Hero,” Aubrey Plaza gets…

Wacky gifts for the tech-savvy person who has everything

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest technology can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool gadget they…

Italy’s Erri De Luca wins dreaded Bad Sex in Fiction prize

LONDON (AP) — Acclaimed Italian novelist Erri De Luca has added a somewhat tarnished trophy to his list of accolades — the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. De Luca won…

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