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Andy Murray can reflect on 'incredible career', says former team-mate Tim Henman

Andy Murray can reflect on 'incredible career', says former team-mate Tim Henman

Sports
Andy Murray will not have wanted "to be making up the numbers" as he contemplated his future, says his former Davis Cup team-mate Tim Henman.The three-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one will retire this year because of a hip injury.And the 31-year-old Scot says next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. "It is sad news, but it doesn't detract from what an incredible career he has had," Henman told BBC Sport.Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Henman, who has been friends with Murray since the Scot was a teenager, was one of many former players and fans offering their best wishes following the announcement in Melbourne on Friday.Murray is the greatest...
Chelsea transfer news: Cesc Fabregas could reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco

Chelsea transfer news: Cesc Fabregas could reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco

Sports
TOGETHER AGAIN Fabregas has started just one Premier League match this season and is frustrated with lack of opportuntites Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could soon be set to seal a move to Monaco. It has been a frustrating season for the World Cup winning midfielder, who has been unable to force his way into Maurizio Sarri’s plans. Cesc Fabregas is wanted by Monaco An injury at the start of the campaign disrupted his preparations and he is now behind Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic in the pecking order. His only start in the Premier League this season came in the 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers and he has mainly appeared in the secondary competitions such as the Europa League and EFL Cup. The Spaniard...
Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss

Technology
Facebook could become a threat to democracy without tougher regulation, the former head of intelligence agency GCHQ has said. Robert Hannigan told the BBC the social media giant was more interested in profiting from user data than "protecting your privacy".It comes after MPs this week accused Facebook of striking secret deals over user data. The firm has also been criticised for its handling of fake news. In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Hannigan said: "This isn't a kind of fluffy charity providing free services. It's is a very hard-headed international business and these big tech companies are essentially the world's biggest global advertisers, that's where they make their billions."So in return for the ser...
Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker dies aged 93

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker has died aged 93.The son of a plasterer, London-born Baker introduced the first BBC TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. He went on to front the Last Night of the Proms and present on Radio 2, 3 and 4.Baker's son James said his father died this morning at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.BBC director general Tony Hall was among those to pay tribute, saying he "became the face of news for millions".Obituary: The voice of the first BBC TV news bulletinBaker's studies at Cambridge University were interrupted by World War Two.He served on a minesweeper with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the conflict, attached to the supply convoys to Russia.A keen ...
Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Former Intel boss Brian Krzanich to lead CDK Global

Technology
The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a company that provides technology to auto dealers. Brian Krzanich resigned from Intel in June after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. He had held the top job at the tech company for just over five years. He joined Intel Corp. in 1982 as an engineer. Companies have become more diligent about enforcing rules governing intercompany relationships in the #MeToo-era. Krzanich, 58, replaces Brian MacDonald at CDK Global, which has annual revenue of about $ 2 billion. Based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, CDK provides technology and marketing services to auto dealers in more than 100 countries. It serves about 30,000 retailers and most automotive manuf...