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UFC 201: Harsh Tyron Woodley dissolves Robbie Lawler’s welterweight reign

Tyron Woodley took the entitlement from UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, stopping him with 2:12 left in the first round It very well could have happened another time over the past year and a half. A loss. An inch here, a missed breather there and Robbie Lawler might not have owned the UFC welterweight belt as he …

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10 of the best Bruce Springsteen landmarks in New Jersey

As the Boss regales Broadway audiences with his demonstrate of ballads and floors about growin up and life in the spotlight, we pick out New Jersey locations that have played a big part in his life and career Convention Hall, Asbury Park This impressive building on the Asbury Park boardwalk was built in the late 1920 s and is predominantly …

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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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