Ex-footballer told police ‘I only had one pint’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDean Saunders was filmed by an officer’s body camera after his Audi was stopped Ex-Liverpool striker Dean Saunders was filmed telling a police officer he had drunk “one pint” before refusing to give a breath test. The BT Sport pundit, 55, was later jailed for 10 weeks for the offence before being freed pending an appeal. The officer who stopped Saunders told him his driving was “atrocious” before adding: “You can’t even stand up.” Chester Magistrates’ Court heard he had to prop himself up and was slurring his words as he got out of his Audi A8. When asked whether he had drunk alcohol, he told the officer he had consumed “one …

Europa League draw: Manchester United given gruelling group

In Fridays Europa League draw, Manchester United were handed a tricky group including Astana and Partizan Belgrade, while Arsenal, Celtic, Rangers and Wolves were all give more forgiving fixtures Wolverhampton Wanderers were handed an encouraging draw on their return to European competition proper for the first time in 38 years, when they avoided big-name opposition in a Europa League group that pits them against Besiktas of Turkey, Braga of Portugal and Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia. Nuno Esprito Santo will be happier than Unai Emery with the draw, for Arsenals opponents in Group A include Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Lige, while Manchester United face demanding trips to Partizan Belgrade and Astana of Kazakhstan. Eintracht reached the semi-finals of the Europa League …

Insta360s tiny new GO stabilized camera could be game-changer for social video

Insta360 has quickly established itself as the leader in 360-degree video capture, at least for the consumer market, and its new GO stabilized camera builds on that legacy and extends some of the tech it has built into the category of more traditional, non-360-degree footage. The $199.99 GO is truly tiny — it weighs less than an ounce and measures less than two inches tall and an inch wide. It’s tiny, and that’s ideal for the use case that Insta360 has in mind for this device — wearing it or mounting it virtually anywhere for capturing quick clips. The GO’s all about quick action grabs, with a 30-second cap on clip recording, which you trigger by pressing the lone control …

Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed in high-speed Belgian Grand Prix crash

Anthoine Hubert. (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The collision split Hubert’s car into two pieces and debris littered the track, while Correa’s car was flipped upside down by the impact. Medics rushed to reach them as other driver sweved around the wreckage of both cars. The race was canceled a few minutes later. Hubert was taken to an emergency center where the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), said he was pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. local time. DALE EARNHARDT JR. SHARES HARROWING NEW DETAILS OF FAMILY’S PLANE CRASH Anthoine Hubert’s car after the wreck. (REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images) He is the first Formula 1 or Formula 2 series driver to die as the result of a racing accident since French F1 driver Jules …

Sturgeon condemns Glasgow ‘sectarian’ disorder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoads were blocked as a result of the demonstrations Nicola Sturgeon has condemned “sectarian disruption” at a march in Glasgow as “utterly unacceptable”. Riot police, a helicopter and dog units were called in when an Irish Unity march in Govan was met by hundreds of “disruptive” counter demonstrators. Roads were blocked in what police described as “significant disorder” on Friday evening. Glasgow City Council said it planned to stop “morons intent on bringing mayhem to the streets of our city”. Two men, aged 37 and 21, have been arrested and charged following the incident. Image copyright @JohnAitken90 The Irish Unity march, led by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, set off from …

Sturgeon condemns Glasgow ‘sectarian’ disorder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoads were blocked as a result of the demonstrations Nicola Sturgeon has condemned “sectarian disruption” at a march in Glasgow as “utterly unacceptable”. Riot police, a helicopter and dog units were called in when an Irish Unity march in Govan was met by hundreds of “disruptive” counter demonstrators. Roads were blocked in what police described as “significant disorder” on Friday evening. Glasgow City Council said it planned to stop “morons intent on bringing mayhem to the streets of our city”. Two men, aged 37 and 21, have been arrested and charged following the incident. Image copyright @JohnAitken90 The Irish Unity march, led by the James Connolly Republican Flute Band, set off from …

‘Bruised and shaken and coming home’

Both are members of Killymoon Golf Club in Cookstown and Ryan had gone to Georgia on his own hoping to see a McIlroy victory. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lightning struck a tree close to the 15th green Ryan told his father he had been sheltering under a tree when the lightning struck and all he could remember was waking up “yards away” with the emergency services all around him. “He’s had scans just to make sure there is no internal damage,” said his father. Ryan was back in his hotel by Sunday afternoon and is hoping to fly home to Northern Ireland on Tuesday. He had only finished camp a week ago and had headed to Chicago before …

A message to Bury from a club that bounced back

Image copyright Stevie Doogan Image caption Clydebank FC celebrate a goal Two seasons later, in 2003, Clydebank was brought back by the fans, who now own it together. It’s something Grace would encourage Bury to do now, and Bolton if they have to. “You can be reborn,” she tells Newsbeat. “You can start again. It won’t be the same, it’ll be a lot of hard work and a lot of heartache but it’s not the end.” Clydebank’s members pay an annual subscription to own an equal share in the club. They play non-league football and it’s run entirely by volunteers who look after things like the finances, advertising and sponsorship. Skip Twitter post by @clydebankfc What a night under the …

Breath test refusal ex-footballer leaves jail

The details were confirmed by Saunders’s solicitor Conor Johnstone, who said: “Clearly, he will be relieved.” The father of three had been branded “arrogant” by District Judge Nicholas Sanders. Passing sentence on Wednesday, he told Saunders he had shown no remorse and thought he was “above the law”. Saunders, who was capped by Wales 75 times, was slurring and had to prop himself up against his Audi A8 car when he was asked to get out of the vehicle, Chester Magistrates’ Court heard. The former Derby County, Oxford United and Aston Villa forward, of The Paddocks in Whitegate, Cheshire, told the court he had been at Chester Races and had drunk two pints. The court heard that a police patrol …

US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power

US legislator David Cicilline will be joining the next meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, it has been announced. The meeting will be held in Dublin on November 7. Chair of the committee, the Irish Fine Gael politician The congressman — who is chairman of the US House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee — will attend as an “ex officio member” which will allow him to question witnesses, she added. Exactly who the witnesses in front of the grand committee will be is tbc. But the inclusion of a US legislator in the ranks of a non-US committee that’s been seeking answers about reining in online disinformation will certainly make any invitations …

Coco Gauff wins in her US Open main draw debut

(CNN)Could Coco Gauff match — or better — her magical Wimbledon run? Gauff, the youngest player in the draw, trailed by a set and a break. But she fought back — and igniting the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium while doing it. Gauff had 4-1 lead in the third set, but following a medical timeout Potapova broke back. But Gauff stopped Potapova’s win streak, breaking to win the match when Potapova’s forehand went long. “Honestly, I wanted to win, and I was just trying to calm myself down, and really it was the crowd that really helped me, because I was almost out,” Gauff said to ESPN. The two players’ combined age is 33 years old, making it the youngest …

Some fans booed Andrew Luck for retiring. But the NFL community is showing him lots of love

(CNN)As word spread Saturday night that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring, some fans booed the four-time Pro Bowler after a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Injuries had kept Luck, 29, from playing in the preseason, but fans at the game in Indianapolis were clearly upset about the news. Cameras caught one man even taking off his Luck jersey as the game ended. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear it,” Luck told reporters afterward. “Yeah, it hurt.” James Irsay, the owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts, said at a press conference Saturday, “We have nothing but gratitude and thankfulness for the blood, sweat and tears he spilled as no. 12.” “Sheesh man, thank you …

Give cyclists an extra day’s vacation, politician proposes

(CNN)A politician has said cyclists in Germany should get an extra day of vacation because they are healthier and take fewer days off work. The extra vacation would also act as a motivation for commuters to use bicycles instead of cars, he added, calling on the government to support his suggestion. “This leads to less congested roads and less air pollution, which benefits not just cyclists themselves but the whole community,” he said. The benefits of exercise are widely known: It helps you live longer and lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal has also suggested that when done in moderation, exercise leads to better mental health. However, German health …

CITES Votes To Regulate Giraffe Trade For First Time In Bid To Save Species

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has just voted to regulate the trade in giraffes in an attempt to save the majestic mammals from extinction. Between 2006 and 2015, a vast 40,000 giraffe parts, such as skins, bones, and hunting “trophies”, were imported into the USA alone as a result of trophy hunting. The new CITES decision aims to curb this international trade, which is damaging wild giraffe populations. Representatives from over 180 countries are currently meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss changes to regulations on wildlife trade. Other changes to come out of the conference include a move to ban the capture of wild African elephants for use in international zoos and a decision to double …

South Africa Has Just Been Granted Permission To Double Its Black Rhino Trophy Hunting Quota

South Africa will be allowed to (almost) double the number of black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) killed for sport each year after a motion passed at this year’s CITES conference.  The controversial ruling will boost the total number of black rhinos that can be legally hunted from five individuals to 0.5 percent of the South African population. This would take the annual quota up to nine, according to today’s figures.  The country won the vote after saying the money raised from trophy hunting will be put towards conservation efforts to help the species, which is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. They have also said that adult males would be targeted to protect breeding females and agreed not to fulfill that quota …