This is the one accommodation cipher is adage Arsène Wenger has got amiss | Daniel Taylor

The saddest thing, perhaps, is that of all the thousands upon thousands of words that have been devoted to Arsène Wenger over the last couple of days, it is difficult to recall a single sentence arguing that this is all threatening to be one big mistake and that, contrary to what you might have heard, …

Sharks, zealots and the apocalypse: acceptable to Steve Bannon’s cine world

Most recognise him as the dishevelled former Breitbart News boss who ran the triumphal last leg of Donald Trump’s election campaign and then became – until his sudden ejection, seven months in – the new president’s chief strategist. Some may recall Steve Bannon was once at Goldman Sachs, and executive produced a few Hollywood movies. …

Gary Ballance guides Yorkshire to able position over Nottinghamshire

After seven successive days of washed-out cricket at Headingley to start the summer this was the kind of contest they had been waiting to see in the Broad Acres. It was nip and tuck from the off but Yorkshire are now in pole position to win following an impressive first-innings bowling display and Gary Ballance’s …

Verne Troyer, amateur who was Mini-Me in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

The actor Verne Troyer has died, according to a statement posted to his social media pages on Saturday. He was 49. Troyer was 2ft 8in tall. He found fame in Mike Myers’ Austin Powers spy spoof movies as Mini-Me, a clone of the villain Dr Evil. Having experienced struggles with alcoholism, Troyer was admitted to …

Defending best Mark Selby agape out in aboriginal annular by Joe Perry

Mark Selby suffered a huge shock on the first day of the world championship at the Crucible in Sheffield, losing 10-4 to Joe Perry. The Cambridgehire-based Perry, a former world semi-finalist who had to qualify for this season’s tournament, outclassed the world No 1 throughout to complete a comfortable victory. His long putting and break-building put …

Price allegory website abstracts may accept been acclimated by Leave.EU

Personal information gathered from price comparison websites may have been used without people’s knowledge or consent by pro-Brexit campaigners in the European referendum. An ex-director of Cambridge Analytica told parliament last week that she believed the Leave.EU campaign, headed by Nigel Farage and bankrolled by Arron Banks, may have breached data protection laws by using …

Trump ‘considering abounding pardon’ of Jack Johnson – acknowledgment to Sylvester Stallone

Donald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of racially motivated injustice. Johnson became the first black heavyweight world champion in 1908, winning a fight in Australia against a white boxer from Canada. In July 1910 he pummelled the white …

As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has proved adept at political gamesmanship, but his maneuvers could expose the Justice Department to more politically motivated attacks. Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — He has a reputation as a principled lawyer. He has worked for both Republican and Democratic attorneys general. He has a jugular instinct …

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been criticized for the ways that his professional actions overlap with personal relationships. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, met personally last year with J. Steven Hart, the lobbyist whose wife had rented him a …