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Annie Leibovitz opts for natural and effortless style in portraits of Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Amy Schumer and others
The annual calendar produced by Pirelli tyres – which traditionally centres on the artfully lit nude bodies of female supermodels – has been unveiled, presenting a dramatic shift in subject matter and aesthetic.
Gone are the gym-toned limbs and heaving bosoms; in their place for the 2016 calendar, shot by Annie Leibovitz, are simple portraits of women of various sizes, ages and ethnicities chosen for their “professional, social, cultural, sporting and artistic accomplishment”.Continue reading...
• Voro will begin third spell as caretaker of club
Voro has been named interim Valencia coach, with Phil Neville as his assistant, following the resignation of Nuno on Sunday evening.
Nuno announced his departure following Los Che’s 1-0 loss to Sevilla, but said he had already informed chairman Peter Lim of his decision prior to kick-off.Continue reading...
Ten down: one to go. After a bruising Premier League draw at Norwich Arsenal’s attempt to rack up an entire first XI of convalescents is now tantalisingly close to succeeding. Although typically the balance in Arsène Wenger’s 10-man injury list is weighted towards midfielders and attackers. The new additions are Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla, and most frustratingly of all given the apparent desire to run him until he explodes, Alexis Sánchez. They join Danny Welbeck (knee), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (knee), Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Theo Walcott (calf), Francis Coquelin (knee) and Mikel Arteta (calf).Continue reading...
Details to emerge from trial of former New Zealand all-rounder, who was acquitted of perjury, paint a worrying picture for the game at large
In a case like this there are no winners,” said Chris Cairns on the steps of Southwark crown court moments after being acquitted of perjury and perverting the course of justice following a gruelling trial that spilled into its ninth week but gave an all-too-brief glimpse into the murky world of match-fixing in cricket.
In a sense the former New Zealand all-rounder is right. While Cairns and his co-defendant, Andrew Fitch-Holland, were visibly relieved on hearing the not guilty verdicts, the result leaves little sense of celebration overall, instead throwing up questions as to how corruption is dealt with by the sport.Continue reading...
- Patriots lose unbeaten record after overtime defeat
- Reports indicate Rob Gronkowski could return for next game
The New England Patriots’ shot at a perfect season has gone and Tom Brady isn’t pleased.
The Super Bowl champions lost to a Denver Broncos side led by Peyton Manning’s back-up, Brock Osweiler, in overtime on Sunday night, and Brady said the result had affected him deeply.Continue reading...
• ‘I had it from good sources not to touch anything in the changing room’
Tyson Fury has claimed that he refused to drink anything in his dressing room after ripping the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko because he had “good information” that the Ukrainian’s camp would try to drug him.
Speaking at the Macron Stadium in Bolton after returning home on the overnight ferry to Hull, Fury revealed he was dehydrated after defeating Klitschko over 12 rounds but feared the consequences of drinking any fluids. “After the fight, I had it from good sources not to touch anything in the changing room because they might try to drug me,” he added. “People were trying to pass me all sorts of things but unless it came from my own baggage, I wasn’t having it, there was no chance of me getting drugged.Continue reading...
• Horse lost unbeaten record after heart scare there two years ago
Un De Sceaux, who heads the market for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March, is odds-on to make a winning seasonal debut in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday after Nicky Henderson decided that Sprinter Sacre, the 2013 Champion Chase winner, would skip the Grade One event to run in a Grade Two contest at Kempton Park on 27 December.
Un De Sceaux is top-priced at 4-6 with Coral to beat a field which could also include Vibrato Valtat, the winner of the Henry VIII Novice Chase over course and distance on the same card last year. Paul Nicholls’s grey is a 7-2 chance for Saturday’s race, while Simonsig, who has made just one start over hurdles since taking the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham in March 2013, is 7-1 and Sir De Grugy, the 2014 Champion Chase winner, is 10-1.Continue reading...
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