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US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

The US House of Representatives has voted to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, despite President Donald Trump objecting to the legislation. Senior officials will be targeted in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 election. The bill is likely to complicate President Trump’s hopes of improving relations with Russia. It needs to be passed through the Senate before it can be sent on to the president to be signed. The White House says it is reviewing the bill, and it is unclear whether the president will veto it….

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Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

Jodie Taylor scored her fourth goal in two games at the Women’s European Championship as England closed in on the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Spain. Arsenal striker Taylor fired in a hat-trick in Wednesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Scotland in England’s Group D opener, and sealed a hard-fought win for the Lionesses with another in rain-soaked Breda after Fran Kirby had given Mark Sampson’s side an early lead. England were made to work harder than anticipated against technically gifted opponents and ran themselves to a standstill after Kirby had…

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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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Twin Atlantic: TRNSMT couldn't be closer to home

It might be the first time TRNSMT festival has taken place in Glasgow, but for one act they couldn’t be closer to home. Local band Twin Atlantic, who’ve just come back from supporting System of a Down in Moscow, are playing on the Sunday line-up. Front man Sam McTrusty said: “It couldn’t be closer for us, you could probably measure it metres, how far away the stage is from our rehearsal rooms. “It’s the closest door-to-door gig we could do.” The four-piece rock band are from Glasgow and practice in…

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Leeds 24-22 St Helens: Rhinos take step closer to Super League semi-finals

Leeds’ youngsters rose superbly to the occasion to help the Rhinos to a tense 24-22 victory over St Helens that keeps them firmly on course for the Betfred Super League semi-finals. England internationals Kallum Watkins and Ryan Hall got the all-important tries in the last 16 minutes that enabled Leeds to come from 16-12 down, but the 2015 champions were hugely indebted to young guns Jack Walker and Jordan Lilley in helping them overcome the absence of seven senior players through injury and suspension. Full-back Walker, just 17, produced an…

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