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Amir’s Sword Festival brings the world to Qatar

A very international renewal of the Amir’s Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha, Qatar, featured a 1-2 French sweep of the $1 million H. H. The Amir’s Trophy Presented by Longines, a first-ever runner for Japan and a successful visit by a Japanese jockey, and a stirring triumph by a British-trained 3-year-old now…

IPl: CSK Come Up With Epic Reply To RCB’s “Sweet Sambar” Tweet

IPL 2019 will begin with a mouthwatering clash between CSK vs RCB on March 23. © AFP The schedule for the first two weeks of IPL 2019 was announced on Monday and the opening encounter of the tournament will witness a mouthwatering clash between MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the defending Indian Premier League…

The hater’s guide to football rivalries

Every sport has great rivalries. In fact, they form the beating heart of sports: Without an enemy, how can you have heroes?The months of March and April see a string of the biggest rivalries in club soccer across the best leagues in Europe and North America, with every weekend packed full of grudge matches. And…

When Co-Stars Become Competitors, Who’s the Favourite?

Rachel Weisz (left) and Emma Stone in The Favourite. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox The fifth of six high-profile awards-season crash-course collisions took place on Sunday when Rachel Weisz walked off with the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as the acid-tongued, power-hungry duchess of Marlborough in The Favourite. To claim that…

When Co-Stars Become Oscar Competitors, Who’s the Favorite?

Rachel Weisz (left) and Emma Stone in The Favourite. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox The fifth of six high-profile awards-season crash-course collisions took place on Sunday when Rachel Weisz walked off with the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as the acid-tongued, power-hungry duchess of Marlborough in The Favourite. To claim that…

Reminder: Reading Brick Show, 23-24 February

Posted by Huw, 19 Feb 2019 06:00 I just thought I’d post a reminder that the first Reading Brick Show is coming to Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading on 23rd & 24th February, i.e. this coming weekend. It will bring together fantastic LEGO models made by the most talented builders in the UK and lots…

Bristolian Rhapsody: how the Struts put the pout back in pop

‘Is anyone in the audience feeling a little bit dirty?” asks Luke Spiller during a two-hour display of preening, pouting and rock’n’roll showboating that has reduced Bristol’s SWX club to a quivering mess. As the crowd roar their affirmation, the charismatic frontman of the Struts – dressed in a black-and-gold leather trouser suit by Lady…