Archive for May 7th, 2016

Andy Murray wins SPOTY 2015 crown as BBC avoids presenting an award to Tyson Fury – but only just

Saturday, May 7th, 2016:

But he also apologised, adding: “If I’ve said anything in the past that’s hurt anybody, I apologise to anybody that’s been hurt.” The Fury furore became a full-blown BBC crisis when fellow nominee Greg Rutherford pulled out of the show in protest at the boxer’s place on the shortlist only to change his mind. There were still plenty of high-profile no-shows last night, however, with last year’s winner, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Froome and Mo Farah all skipping the ceremony. Hamilton and Farah were interviewed via video link from their training bases in Colorado and Oregon, with the Formula One world […] Read More →

Unbeaten Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 7th, 2016:

(Reuters) – Favorite Nyquist ran a perfect race to extend his unbeaten record winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, sparking talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown champion. Nyquist, who had won a record $3.3 million heading into the Derby, extended his unbeaten record to 8-0 with a smooth trip under jockey Mario Gutierrez. Nyquist pulled away from Gun Runner down the stretch and then held off a closing charge by Exaggerator to win the first leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds. Exaggerator, the second choice, finished second by 1-1/4 […] Read More →

Inside the world of last Mitford sister: Debo Devonshire's last sale raises £1.8 million at auction

Saturday, May 7th, 2016:

The auction haul included special chicken boxes, inscribed with her initials, made so she could transport her favourite hens to country shows. Sotheby’s estimated this lot would go for £200-300 but it eventually sold for £10,625. Among other poultry-themed items were tureens in the shape of chickens and chicks, miniature models of cockerels, and an egg case, complete with six alabaster eggs, which was sold for £5,500. The popularity of the sale is all down to Debo, who died in 2014. “She was the last of a breed,” Wyndham says. “People are interested in her for the same reason that they […] Read More →

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