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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

Sports
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...
Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Sports
Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.Southampton confirmed the move in a statement, adding: "The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way." First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.Hughes, who also had a spell at the south coast club during his playing career, joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City.The club were one point above the relegation zone at the time and the 55-year-old led them to safety last se...
Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Finance
Oil marketing companies have hiked the prices of petrol and diesel again on Thursday by 13 paisa and 11 paisa respetively. As a result, petrol has reached its all time high of Rs 81 per litre in Delhi while diesel costs Rs 73.08 per litre in the national capital. In Mumbai, petrol now costs Rs 88.39 per litre and for disel you have to shell out Rs 77.58 per litre. Petrol and diesel prices have been rising for a while now owing to a falling rupee and rising international oil prices. A fear that the US sanctions on Iran may end up contracting global oil supplies more than other producers can make up is pushing up oil prices. Crude oil prices have risen to $ 77 a barrel, gaining about $ 7 in a month. Recently Andhra Pradesh as well as Rajasthan have announced cut in state taxes to rein in th...
Facebook reveals Mark Zuckerberg's US Congress testimony

Facebook reveals Mark Zuckerberg's US Congress testimony

Business
Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his planned testimony to the US Congress, ahead of answering questions during a two day hearing about data privacy.The Facebook founder will speak about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Russian election interference and what the company is doing to prevent future incidents.He will say the firm's new investment in security will affect its profits."Protecting our community is more important," he adds.On the subject of users' data, he will say that every app that had access to a large amount of Facebook data prior to 2014 will be investigated. He said privacy controls had been made easier to understand.Mr Zuckerberg also admits that Facebook was slow to spot Russian meddling.Read Mark Zuckerberg's full statement hereOver a two year period, 126 million people ...