Sixers on top, leaving Renegades hungry for finals revenge

Having secured a finals spot for the first time, the Melbourne Renegades have declared they aren’t there to make up the numbers. A narrow win over the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday ensured the Renegades became the first Victorian club to qualify for the Women’s Big Bash League finals. But the Renegades couldn’t overcome a star-studded Sydney Sixers side at Geelong’s […]

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Top Notch back in business at Kempton with eyes on the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson was delighted with his eight-year-old's return to fences revealing he suffered a setback early in the season. He stayed on well to win the Listed 32Red Casino Chase for prominent owners Simon Munir and Isaac Soude. Bookmakers reacted by cutting Top Notch into as short as 8-1 for the Grade 1 Ryanair over two-and-a-half-miles. Henderson said of the 6-4 […]

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Race on for Lyon to top Test wickets list

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon is locked in a three-way battle to defend his crown as the year's leading wicket-taker in Test cricket. The race looks set to go down to the wire with Lyon, Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada all in action for their respective nations in the period between Christmas and New Year's […]

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Our top tips for cutting the cost of sending Christmas cards this year — plus win £15,000 in our raffle

But sharing your festive greetings need not break the bank. Here are some simple ways to cut the cost of card giving . . . HUNT OUT BARGAINS: Got a long list of friends and family? Card ­Factory is selling boxes of 30 cards for just £1.99 in ­different luxury designs. That works out at just 7p a card. Meanwhile, at Paperchase, a […]

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Ted Baker asks top law firm to investigate allegations against founder Ray Kelvin after 'forced hugging' storm

The under-fire retailer said Herbert Smith Freehills will carry out a probe after a staff petition demanded an end to alleged “forced hugging” by Ray Kelvin. Mr Kelvin is also accused of asking young female staff to "sit on his knee, cuddle him or let him massage their ears". Herbert Smith will report to a committee of the company's non-executive directors […]

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'America's Next Top Model’ contestant Jael Strauss dead at 34 after stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis

Former "America’s Next Top Model" contestant Jael Strauss has died two months after revealing that she has been battling Stage 4 breast cancer. (Instagram) Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Jael Strauss has died two months after revealing she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, Fox News can confirm. She was 34. “I just want to share that Jael lived […]

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Top jock Bridget Andrews says there will never be a female champion jockey over the jumps in exclusive interview

The 25-year-old is among a new wave of girl jockeys who have broken through in recent years and are treated with the same respect as the boys in the weighing room. Andrews comes from a racing background and is a conditional jockey at Dan Skelton’s yard in Warwickshire. She said: “Racing is changing but I don’t believe there will be […]

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Dallas officer who fatally shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

DALLAS — Amber Guyger, a white former Dallas police officer, has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of Botham Jean, her black unarmed neighbor. Guyger has said she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own and shot him. The court records were posted Friday before authorities were set to announce a grand jury’s decision on the […]

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