Arthur Ashes real legacy was his activism, not his tennis

We remember Ashe for his electrifying talent. But he had a social conscience that was way ahead of its time Fifty years ago this week, Arthur Ashe shocked the tennis world by winning the mens singles at the first US Open. No one had expected a fifth-seeded, 25-year-old amateur on…

Continue reading

Hawaii’s daredevil surfers grab their boards to ride hurricane’s epic waves

As Hurricane Lane pummelled the Hawaiian islands this week, surfers headed out into the swell, despite official warnings As Hurricane Lane Tom Niland, 67, said: When its like this, sharks make mistakes. Photograph: Breena Kerr Nearby, Tom Niland, 67, of New Jersey, stood with his board on a cliff. He…

Continue reading

‘They entrusted their son to us’: Maryland accepts fault in football player’s death

Maryland have acknowledged that mistakes were made in the treatment of Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died Marylands college football team have parted ways with their strength and conditioning coach and have acknowledged that mistakes were made in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair,…

Continue reading

Urban Meyer probe shows the days of sports ignoring domestic abuse are over

For years larger-than-life coaches like Meyer could operate without oversight or interference, but society has evolved and sports have caught up For years, the two most powerful coaches in college football have been Alabamas Nick Saban and Ohio States Urban Meyer. Combined, their teams have won nine of the last…

Continue reading

Britain’s Trumpocracy: who are the president’s biggest cheerleaders?

Donald Trumps UK arrival is expected to be met by protest but some citizens see him as an ally As the US president arrives in the UK, he will be met with a chorus of disapproval but also a smaller number of cheerleaders whose enthusiasm for his leadership is matched…

Continue reading

Chelsea Clinton: Ive had vitriol flung at me for as long as I can remember

The former first daughter on privilege, female leadership, dealing with critics, and how Trump degrades what it means to be American When the American media describe the Clinton Foundation, a vast but discreetly unadvertised expanse of midtown Manhattan office space populated by serious-looking people and elegantly adorned by African-inspired artwork…

Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

CNN, which aired Bourdains show Parts Unknown, confirmed his death and said it was suicide The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony Bourdain has paid tribute to his brilliant, fearless spirit as friends and family reacted with shock to his death at the age of 61. CNN, which hosted Bourdains globetrotting…

Continue reading