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July 14, 2018 2:18 PM 100 Women: 'I was a World Cup honey shot'

It's known as the "honey shot" - when a conventionally attractive woman is picked out of the crowd by cameras at a sporting event. The issue has come under scrutiny during this World Cup and Fifa has said broadcasters have got to stop zooming in on "hot women". It happened to Natalia Betancourt at the 2014 World Cup game between Colombia and Brazil 24

July 12, 2018 8:37 AM Birchington: Inspirational boy with celebral palsy William Hopkins defies doctors

A nine-year-old boy told he may never walk has defied doctors to become a sporting champion. William Hopkins, who has cerebral palsy, plays frame football and other sports and is a future Paralympian in the eyes of his proud mum. The Minster primary school pupil, who lives in Birchington, recently completed the cross country at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs 8

July 10, 2018 5:30 PM Eden Hazard wife: Here’s everything you need to know about Natacha Van Honacker

EDEN HAZARD is set to play against France in Russia tonight for a place in the World Cup final on Sunday, but who is his wife Natacha Van Honacker? Belgium and Chelsea player Eden regularly updates his 14.1m followers on Instagram with his life and career, but it appears as though his wife prefers to remain out of the spotlight, having no official Twitter 36

July 8, 2018 11:08 PM Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group announce partnership

The band’s catalogue includes some of the most celebrated and influential albums of all time, from 1971’s Sticky Fingers to 2016’s Grammy-winning Blue & Lonesome. UMG will continue to distribute the band’s music catalogue globally, with future projects and reissues to be released through UMG’s labels and networks around the world. Bravado, UMG’s brand 9

July 8, 2018 11:10 AM World Cup 2018: England's victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans

England's decisive World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden was watched by nearly 20 million viewers on BBC One, according to overnight figures. An average of 15.8 million watched the whole match, which saw England secure a place in the semi-final. A peak audience of 19.9 million viewers were watching as the match ended. It was live-streamed online 9

July 7, 2018 8:27 AM Pupils enjoyed their mini Wimbledon matches

SCHOOLS throughout Southend took part in a "mini Wimbledon" with around 200 students taking part. The hundreds of primary school children from Darlinghurst Academy, Saint Pierre School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School took part in the event which was held by Westcliff High School for Girls and Boys in Kenilworth Gardens. Tom Morrish, director 10

July 6, 2018 1:00 PM Luis Suarez wife: Sofia Balbi prompted Uruguay star to 'turn his life around’ aged 15

LUIS SUAREZ will take to the pitch to play for Uruguay against France in the World Cup 2018 tonight, and ahead of the match, it has emerged that the Barcelona striker has said meeting his wife Sofia Balbi prompted him to pursue his football career. The 31-year-old married Sofia back in 2009, and currently has two children, seven-year-old Delfina and four-year-old 20

July 3, 2018 9:27 PM World Cup 2018: England-Sweden quarter-final live on BBC

England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden on Saturday will be shown live across the BBC. The game at the Samara Arena will kick-off at 15:00 BST, live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport online. The BBC will also show Brazil's quarter-final with Belgium at 19:00 BST on Friday. The remaining quarter-finals see Uruguay take on France 13

July 2, 2018 10:30 AM Chris Froome cleared by UCI over salbutamol test

Chris Froome is free to ride in the Tour de France after cycling’s world governing body cleared him of any wrongdoing in a doping case. The announcement from the UCI comes just one day after French media reports that Tour organisers were seeking to block Froome from riding in this year’s race due to the ongoing uncertainty over an adverse analytical 9

June 30, 2018 1:08 PM Olympic gold winning sprinter Irena Szewinska dies at 72

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Irena Szewinska, a Polish sprinter who dominated women's athletics for two decades, winning seven Olympic medals, has died at 72. Szewinska's husband and former coach, Janusz Szewinski, said she died shortly before midnight Friday in a Warsaw hospital after a battle with cancer. In its reports, the Polish news agency PAP on Saturday 7