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Omie Dale has fond memories of splashing in the sea as a child, of racing through water parks and swimming in backwaters and rivers. “There’s so much joy that can be had once you learn to swim, once you’ve abandoned those fears and you can get in the water,” the 25-year-old Dale, who is based […]

What started as a mock drill for the 44th Chess Olympiad turned out to be a world record event. With four days to go for the start of the Olympiad, to be held at Mamallapuram, an open Chess tournament was conducted on Sunday to test the efficacy of the system and infrastructure. A record was […]

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, who was racially abused during his time as a player, has encouraged more players to speak out in Scottish Cricket after its governing body failed on almost all tests of institutional racism. Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, who was racially […]

A cyclist gets to grips with the Commonwealth games mountain bike track on Cannock Chase More than 1.2 million tickets have been sold for 19 sports, including para-sports, spread across 15 venues in Birmingham and out across the Black Country and into Warwickshire, with track cycling taking place at the Lee Valley VeloPark in the […]

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Every Hall of Famer has a story of how they got to the hall. But not many can match the incredible journeys of Buck O’Neil and Minnie Minoso, two baseball pioneers whose long roads finally reached the most exalted place in the game on Sunday — the hallowed Plaque Gallery of the […]

By Scott Sandell and Amy Hubbard Hello, it’s Monday, July 25, and here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today: TOP STORIES A plan to help homeless people stalls in L.A. Yolanda Robins’ dream was finally coming true after her three decades of living on skid row, punctuated by brief stays in hotel rooms and […]

Americans are rightly anguished by gun violence and the question of what’s motivating the young men who have committed a succession of horrific mass murders. We seem to be fumbling around for answers: Is it racism and radicalization, or untreated mental illness, or toxic video games, or too-easy access to guns? All of these may […]

Sir Lenny Henry (Photo by Jake Turney/Comic Relief) The Dudley-born star will run with the baton through Victoria Square on July 27 as part of its 90,000-mile journey around all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The comedian, a Comic Relief founder, was chosen to be a batonbearer to celebrate Sport Relief becoming the […]

All the possibilities were scattered inside three baseball hats. In the first hat was every month from January to December. In the second, every number from 1 to 31. And in the third, every year from 1970 to 2019. The idea, pilfered from Gene Weingarten’s book “One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 […]

Omie Dale has fond memories of splashing in the sea as a child, of racing through water parks and swimming in backwaters and rivers. “There’s so much joy that can be had once you learn to swim, once you’ve abandoned those fears and you can get in the water,” the 25-year-old Dale, who is based […]


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