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NBA opening night: Bucks rout Nets to open title defense as retooled Lakers fall

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t let the celebration of the franchise’s first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense. In his first game since scoring 5...

Marta Bastianelli sprints to win opening stage of Women’s Tour of Britain

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Marta Bastianelli sprinted to a first-ever stage win in the Women’s Tour of Britain in Banbury, as a last-gasp breakaway was reeled in after attacking on the final climb of stage one, to Sibford Ferris. The Italian, ...

Guardian Australia Reads: Peter Doherty on Covid, Twitter and Dan Murphy’s opening hours

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He has the most evoked name in Australia thanks to the Covid-19 modelling that bears it. Features editor Lucy Clark recommends Paul Daley’s profile on Peter Doherty, which ranges from politics to books, misinformation...

Fendi channels Studio 54 disco vibe at Milan’s opening show

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Milan “looks lively again, people are out for dinner and enjoying themselves”, reports British fashion designer Kim Jones, whose Fendi show fired the starting pistol as the Milan catwalks return to full speed. “Or at ...

US is ‘opening a new era of relentless diplomacy’ says Joe Biden in UN speech – video

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Joe Biden has promised to the United Nations that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is a turning point in history, in which 'relentless war' would be supplanted by 'relentless diplomacy', pledging a renewed commitment t...

Theranos trial: opening arguments set to begin against Elizabeth Holmes

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Opening arguments in the highly anticipated trial of Elizabeth Holmes are set to begin on Wednesday, with jurors expected to hear prosecutors make the case that the Theranos founder knowingly defrauded investors and p...

Paris 2024 to take opening ceremonies to the streets in Games for the people

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On Sunday night, during the Paralympic handover ceremony, Tony Estanguet could be seen bounding on to a stage in Paris in a black polo shirt and stonewash jeans. Full of energy and boasting a big smile, like a radio D...

Women’s Super League: talking points from the opening weekend’s action

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When Arsenal’s forward Vivianne Miedema wrong-footed the 23-year-old defender Jess Carter and slotted in Arsenal’s first goal against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon the problem that haunted the reigning champions at the ...

Wout van Aert times run to perfection to claim Tour of Britain’s opening stage

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Bodmin, Paris and Tokyo have shared at least one experience this summer: the Wout van Aert juggernaut has rolled into town and made a lasting impression. Six weeks after taking the Olympic silver medal in the Olympic ...

Paralympics opening ceremony: pandemic, politics and plenty of fun

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The location for the Paralympics opening ceremony, at least in the imagination, was that of the Para Airport. After all the dispiriting pandemic processes every athlete has been forced to endure after getting off the ...

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: the final countdown to the opening ceremony

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Today in a nutshell: Tokyo is dotting the Is and crossing the Ts – well, the equivalent in the kanji and kana anyway – as it gets ready to host the Paralympics. Tomorrow’s key moments: the Games will award 539 gold me...

High court hears opening salvos in libel case brought by Roman Abramovich

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This week, in the Victorian confines of London’s high court, massed ranks of lawyers acting for three Russian billionaires and state-controlled oil company Rosneft engaged in the first courtroom phase of a legal actio...

Barega wins first Tokyo athletics gold on opening night of tears and drama

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The first night of Olympic athletics opened with a big screen video montage of Usain Bolt’s greatest moments. It was an odd choice, another reminder of something else the competition was missing, along with the 60,000...

Tokyo’s opening ceremony plays it safe in extraordinary circumstances

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Setting the right emotional tone for the precursor to an Olympic Games being held in such extraordinary circumstances was always going to be a perilous exercise in not causing offence, to a world traumatised by a pand...

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony: toil and mourning bloom into sparkling extravaganza

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Rather than turning its face away from the struggles of the past year to put on an all-smiling, all-dancing show, Tokyo’s delayed opening ceremony led with the theme of loss and mourning in a meditative three-hour pro...

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