Naomi Osaka fights back to sink Victoria Azarenka and regain US Open

Naomi Osaka flirted with ignominy before quelling the spirited challenge of Victoria Azarenka to win her second US Open, and the third slam of her young career, at the end of an extraordinary fortnight at locked-down Flushing Meadows. She won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, only the fourth women’s final to go the distance in 25 years […]


Ditch the soggy sarnie: inspiration for packed lunches

How can I make my children’s packed lunches more interesting?Sue, London E11 The perils of packed lunches aren’t limited to those with children. After months of endless cooking, the prospect of getting clever with lunch boxes ­– for school or work – is somewhat unappealing. The humble sandwich is always a good place to start, […]


Delta can avoid most job cuts but still supports more gov’t aid, CEO says

Delta Air Lines DAL.N will avoid involuntary furloughs for frontline employees on Oct. 1 except for pilots, but will continue to reduce work hours and executive pay through the end of the year, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees on Tuesday. Delta’s major rivals American Airlines AAL.O and United Airlines UAL.O […]


Microsoft confirms Xbox Series S won’t support Xbox One X backward-compatibility enhancements

Microsoft has offered clarification on backward-compatibility features for its upcoming Xbox Series S console, confirming the machine will apply its own enhancements, rather than support Xbox One X enhancements, to backward compatible games. At present, Xbox One X, Microsoft’s most powerful current-gen console, offers machine-exclusive enhancements for certain Xbox One and backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles, […]


‘A Match Made In Heaven’: Teen Swimmer Becomes Blind, Trains For Paralympics With Guide Dog

After battling anxiety and depression from losing her eyesight, Anastasia Pagonis found joy in competitive swimming again with a little help from man’s best friend. New York resident Anastasia Pagonis was 14 when she lost her sight within 2 months. “Being a teenage girl is hard, so having that on top of it was just […]


Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open with achilles problem

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open citing the achilles problem that troubled her during her defeat by Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semi-finals, organisers have announced. Williams, a four-times champion in Rome, took a medical timeout for treatment on her achilles during her three-set loss in New York on Thursday. The […]


Tesla shares rally again, boosted by ‘Battery Day’ excitement

Tesla Inc’s stock was set for a fifth consecutive session of gains as anticipation heats up for its “Battery Day” event next week, recouping some of its recent valuation slump following a sell-off and surprise exclusion from the S&P. The company’s shares were up as much as 4.4% at $437.89 in early trading on Tuesday, […]


Death and chaos with Edith Finch and The Unfinished Swan

A short while into What Remains of Edith Finch, you come to a beach. It’s night, but you can still make out the silhouette of something, half sunk, against the horizon. You’ll probably want to check that out, you think, but not now – no boat, no way to get there, too far out – […]


Monkey Steals Man’s Phone And Takes A Bunch Of Photos

A man in Malaysia had his phone stolen but the thief left incriminating evidence in the device’s camera roll. Zackrydz Rodzi said he woke up on Saturday morning and realized his smartphone was missing. His father called his phone and that’s when Zackrydz heard ringing “from the jungle a few steps beyond the back garden”. […]


Alexander Zverev the final hurdle in Dominic Thiem’s long road to glory

Alexander Zverev smiled weakly when reminded yet again that the last time a German won the US Open – Boris Becker, in 1989 – the Berlin Wall was still standing. But Zverev (whose parents played for the Soviet Union) also knows that if his wounded Austrian friend Dominic Thiem is similarly upright on Sunday, one […]