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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham hopes loan path leads to World Cup

Tammy Abraham hopes to force his way into England’s World Cup squad after going down the same loan-player path as Harry Kane. Abraham has had an up-and-down campaign at Swansea since making his season-long loan switch from Chelsea. The 20-year-old scored five goals by mid-October and that impressive form earned him his first England caps against Germany and Brazil the following month. New kits: All confirmed and leaked 2018 World Cup strips Abraham then went 14 games without a goal before scoring twice in Swansea’s record 8-1 FA Cup win…

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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water leads field

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture. World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receives seven. British stars shortlisted include Gary Oldman, Sally Hawkins and a pair of Daniels – Day-Lewis and Kaluuya. Live coverage: Oscar nominations Oscar nominations in full Greta Gerwig gets a best director nomination for Lady Bird, one of nine films shortlisted for the best picture…

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Australia v England: Jos Buttler century leads tourists to series win

Third ODI, Sydney England 302-6 (50.0 overs): Buttler 100*, Woakes 53* Australia 286-6 (50.0 overs): Finch 62, Stoinis 56, M Marsh 55; Wood 2-46 England won by 16 runs Scorecard England have won their one-day series against Australia with two games to spare after Jos Buttler’s century led the tourists to a 16-run win in Sydney. Buttler played a majestic innings, reaching his ton from the final ball of the innings as England posted 302-6. The tourists were 189-6 on a slow pitch but Buttler and Chris Woakes (53 not…

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Dua Lipa leads the Brits nominations

Dua Lipa leads the charge at this year’s Brit Awards with five nominations, including best album. The singer, whose hit single New Rules was one of the breakout hits of last year, is also up for best female, best video, best single and British breakthrough artist. She narrowly beat Ed Sheeran’s four nominations, while J Hus and Rag’n’Bone Man have three apiece. They are all up for best British album, as is Stormzy’s Gang Signs and Prayer. The fan-voted best video category sees a fight between three former members of…

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Julie Bishop leads the field of famous faces at Portsea Polo

As Australia’s most senior foreign official, Julie Bishop is a master in diplomacy. So what does she think of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump administration? Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with her partner, David Panton, at the Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo on Saturday. Photo: Luis Ascui “I’m halfway through it. It’s an interesting holiday read,” said the stylish foreign minister, sporting a suntan – no doubt developed during morning runs in her Perth electorate – and her trademark smirk. Ms Bishop was among 6000 people who braved squally and often…

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