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The women boxers of Gleason’s Gym – a photo essay

Tim Knox visited New Yorks famous Gleasons Gym to photograph some of the six female world champions who train there and find out about what motivates them and some of their fellow female regulars at the establishment In 1982, Bruce Silverglade, in his 30s at the time, went into partnership with Ira Becker, the second owner of Gleason’s gym. Ira …

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‘Now just one champion’: Khabib Nurmagomedov takes UFC lightweight title

Nurmagomedov capped one the rockiest weeks in UFCs 25-year-history with a dominant outing over a bloodied Al Iaquinta to win the 155lb championship Khabib Nurmagomedov, a native son of Dagestan, became the Russian Federation’s first Ultimate Fighting Champion early Sunday morning. The 29-year-old grappler manhandled and out-struck Al Iaquinta, of Long Island, New York, to take possession of the besieged …

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England toil as Warner gives Australia control on day one of fourth Test

Australia closed on 244 for three after a century from David Warner while Steve Smith was unbeaten on 65 on a day when England toiled again It was a curate’s egg of a day. In the first session Australia raced to 102-0, 83 of which came from David Warner’s bat; in the second they were becalmed while losing two wickets. …

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Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba is powering through his midlife crisis 007 rumours and all. He talks to Tim Lewis Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing …

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Trump says Syrian refugees aren’t precisely a terrorist threat, they’d hurt quality of life

Comments tagged new increase in rhetoric warned against the danger of declaring refugees into US as he addressed problem of terrorism following bombing attacks Donald Trump on Wednesday described security threats posed by Syrian refugees as not only a matter of terrorism, but too a matter of quality of life. The statement marked a new increase of Trumps rhetoric warning …

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America’s brand-new opposition: the women standing up to Trump

A refugee, a Native American, a transgender lady these primary wins are changing the face of the progressive left It has been a summer of political firsts in the US as a historically diverse arena of campaigners run for power, largely rejuvenated by resentment with Donald Trump’s presidency. Across the country Democratic women are guiding for role- and prevailing primaries- …

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