This was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy. Two years after their World Cup capitulation against Germany, Brazil crushed Haiti to move top of Copa América Group B, thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho – his first for the national team.
Tom Hiddleston has said doesn’t believe he will be the next James Bond. The actor is the popular favourite to take over from Daniel Craig, who starred in the last film, Sceptre.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, has joined his Australian counterpart Steve Smith in rejecting the idea of Test matches in future Ashes series being played under floodlights.
Leaving the European Union risks the “fragmentation of the western world”, the former foreign secretary William Hague has said.
Tony Blair has launched his strongest attack yet on Jeremy Corbyn, for condemning the war in Iraq but standing by while the Syrian people were barrel-bombed.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has been accused of breaking one of his key election pledges after he announced that his fares freeze on public transport would apply only to single journeys.
These were the NBA finals that the Golden State Warriors were losing last year, and yet they acted as if the whole thing was a joke. They were supposed to be practising in Cleveland’s arena, trailing the Cavaliers 2-1 in the series, but this hardly looked like basketball practice.
Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.
The first time I met Stephen Keshi was in 2002. He was lying on a sun-lounger by a pool in a hotel in Bamako and I was one of about a dozen journalists crouched at his feet, eager for the views of the great centre-back turned assistant coach. The next time I saw him, four years later, he was fighting Emmanuel Adebayor on a bus in Cairo.
When we think of the Beatles, we think of black-and-white television footage, 45s playing on a turntable, and their reluctance to embrace streaming.
Old-fashioned, Crazy Gang-era Wimbledon used to force their opponents to take cold showers and subject them to obnoxious music.
Manchester City are said to be interested in the Arsenal midfielder.