Blackpool’s Jake Daniels, inspired by Adelaide’s United Josh Cavallo, comes out as gay

Blackpool striker Jake Daniels has become the first active professional male footballer in England to come out as gay in more than 30 years. Key points: The Blackpool FC teenager said he was inspired by Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo who came out last year Daniels said he had “hated lying my whole life and feeling … Read more

Smiling Queen joins star-studded Jubilee celebration

After skipping a number of recent appearances, the Queen was all smiles as she joined the star-studded crowd at a Jubilee event. The Queen has been given a standing ovation as she turned up for the final night of an equestrian extravaganza as part of the celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee. Dozens of stars, dignitaries … Read more

Andrew Symonds ‘never met’ birth parents, but found ‘paradise’ with wife and kids

Andrew Symonds might have been best known for his contribution to Australian cricket, but it was life off the field that was “his paradise”. Andrew Symonds might have been best known as a legend of Australian cricket, but it was his life with wife Laura and their two children that was “his paradise”. The 46-year-old … Read more

Sam Kerr is finally getting the global coverage she’s always deserved

Like so many of football’s great moments, this one felt like it happened in slow-motion; as though the universe wanted us to appreciate every small detail — every twitch and flex of muscle, every quirk and bend of physics, every vibration in the air — that made it possible. Sam Kerr watches the ball fall towards her, not dropping from the sky so much as being gently lowered into her path … Read more

Sunny Saturday could see top temperature of 24C

T emperatures are warming up for the weekend as most of Britain can expect to be bathed in sunshine. However, the Met Office warned that a sun-kissed Saturday, which would be ideal for a barbecue, could be followed by heavy rain and thunderstorms. Saturday could be “16-19C widely – with 24C the possible high in … Read more

Rugby opens new frontier by picking US as World Cup hosts

International rugby chief Bill Beaumont said Thursday the sport would have a crack at the “golden nugget” after the World Cup was awarded to the United States for the first time. Beaumont, speaking after the global governing body confirmed the hosts for the next five World Cups, said the United States was seen as the … Read more

Former England Test cricketer Graham Thorpe ‘seriously ill’

Former England cricketer and men’s batting coach Graham Thorpe is in hospital after becoming “seriously ill”. Key points: Graham Thorpe is being treated in hospital after falling ill, according to the Professional Cricketers’ Association  Thorpe played 100 Test matches for England, debuting against Australia in 1993 Thorpe had recently signed on to coach Afghanistan’s national … Read more

‘Terrifying’: Australian cricketer Travis Head and pregnant partner caught in plane drama

Ashes hero Travis Head and his pregnant partner have revealed the “terrifying” moment their plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Australian cricketer Travis Head and his pregnant partner Jess Davies have revealed the “terrifying” moment their plane was forced to make an emergency landing after returning from holiday in the Maldives. Davies shared … Read more

Johnson loses ‘crown jewels’ in UK vote overshadowed by scandal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Friday left reflecting on a string of losses at local elections in England, in a mid-term test of his popularity after a string of scandals. Johnson conceded Thursday’s vote had produced a “mixed” set of results for his ruling Conservatives, including the loss of three London councils long … Read more

Johnson loses ‘crown jewels’ in UK vote overshadowed by scandal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw losses at three key London councils held by his Conservative party in UK local elections Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party lost control of key councils in London, according to partial results from local and regional UK elections on Friday, with a potentially historic change looming in Northern Ireland. Full … Read more