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UK Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Allen to win seventh title

UK Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Mark Allen to win seventh title

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ronnie O'Sullivan won the UK Championship for a record seventh time by outclassing Mark Allen 10-6 in York.O'Sullivan retained his title to move to 19 World, UK and Masters trophies - surpassing Stephen Hendry's record in the 'Triple Crown' events.A run of six frames in a row allowed the Englishman to dominate the final. Northern Ireland's Allen rallied to trail 9-6, but O'Sullivan closed out the match with a break of 78 to collect the trophy and the £170,000 top prize.I don't want to stop now - O'SullivanFive-time w...
Doug Williams admits not talking to Clinton-Dix, Allen about Reuben Foster

Doug Williams admits not talking to Clinton-Dix, Allen about Reuben Foster

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When the Washington Redskins claimed controversial linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams cited conversations with a few former Alabama teammates currently on the roster. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said they never discussed Foster with any member of Washington's front office. On Thursday, while making his weekly appearance on a local radio show, Williams admitted he did not talk with all of Foster's college teammates currently on the roster. "We didn't hold a convention," Williams said during his appearance on The Team 980 on Thursday. "It wasn't like we talked to all five. The ones we did talk to knew him very well." ...
John Allen Chau 'tribal death': Family forgives killers

John Allen Chau 'tribal death': Family forgives killers

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The family of a US man reportedly killed by arrows fired by members of an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands has said they forgive those who killed him.In a statement, they said John Allen Chau "loved God, life, helping those in need, and had nothing but love for the Sentinelese people".Seven people who helped him reach North Sentinel island have been arrested.The Indian authorities say it may take "some days" to recover Mr Chau's body. Outsiders are banned from even approaching the island to protect the people who live there and their way of life.His family released a statement on Instagram, saying he had gone to the island of "his own free will"."We also ask for the release of those friends he had in the Andaman Islands. He ventured out of his own free will and his l...
Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

Lily Allen: Music industry is 'rife with sex abuse'

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Lily Allen has said the music industry is "rife" with sexual abuse but insiders refuse to speak up. The singer made the remark as she revealed more details about her own encounter with a record industry executive who allegedly targeted her.The 33-year-old said she was sexually assaulted when she fell asleep in a hotel room after she got "smashed" at a party.Allen said the man took her to his room to sleep it off, but she woke up at 5am "because I could feel someone next to me pressing their naked body against my back".She added that she "moved away as quickly as possible and jumped out of the bed, full of alarm... and ran out of his room".Allen has described the alleged assault in her memoir My Thoughts Exactly which will be published later in September.She said she consult...
Mercury Prize: Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Jorja Smith on shortlist

Mercury Prize: Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Jorja Smith on shortlist

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Arctic Monkeys, arguably Britain's biggest rock band, are among the 12 nominees for the 2018 Mercury Prize.Their space lounge concept album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, earns the band a fourth nomination for the award, established in 1992 as a high-minded alternative to the Brits.But the quartet face stiff competition from the likes of Jorja Smith, Lily Allen and Florence + The Machine.Other nominees include Wolf Alice, Noel Gallagher and jazz act Sons of Kemet.Last year's winner, Sampha, also features on the soulful Everything Is Recorded, a collaborative album put together by the head of XL Records, Richard Russell - aka "the man who signed Adele".The Arctics, Gallagher and Florence are 4-1...