Langer drops major selection hint

Australia coach Justin Langer has strongly hinted towards an unchanged XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting Friday. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis was added to the squad after the first Test and shaped as a potential Test debutant in Canberra as a fifth bowling option. But selectors appear set to resist the temptation of […]

Walmart has a huge selection of deals that are guaranteed to deliver before Christmas — but time is running out

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Christmas is less than a week away. If you haven’t finished all of your shopping by now, we won’t sugarcoat it — you’re running out of time. But you shouldn’t […]

Epic Games Store launches with extremely limited selection of games

Enlarge / The Epic Games Store logo. (credit: Epic) PC gamers accustomed to the literally thousands of new games that flood Steam every year may be surprised that Epic is launching its recently announced Game Store tonight with just three third-party titles. A small handful more are listed as “coming soon.” As part of tonight’s […]

Hockey Canada announces World Junior selection camp roster

Canada will have just two players returning to defend its gold medal from the 2018 world junior hockey championship. Forwards Alex Formenton and Maxime Comtois, both 19, are among the 34 players chosen by Hockey Canada that will attend selection camp ahead of the 2019 world junior championship that begins on Boxing Day. The majority […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp criticises Man City team selection after Champions League win

Liverpool took a 3-0 lead to the Etihad Stadium but they had their nerves tested to the maximum early on when Gabriel Jesus netted after just 123 seconds. Pep Guardiola was sent off at half-time for remonstrating with the referee after Leroy Sane incorrectly had a goal disallowed for offside. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino […]

High drama in store plus a stab at a classic: A selection of gripping & grim new thrillers

Getty Jo Nesbo has updated Macbeth to the 1970s MACBETH – Jo Nesbø (Hogarth, £20) ***** It is no easy task taking on the greatest English writer of all time and turning one of his best-loved plays into a thriller for the modern reader. Yet this is what Jo Nesbø attempts with Macbeth and the […]

England rugby coach Eddie Jones sent warning over Six Nations selection – EXCLUSIVE

England will open their Six Nations campaign against Italy on Sunday (3pm) with the goal of sending a message to the rest of the teams about the seriousness of their intentions. Eddie Jones’ men will start the tournament as favourites to secure a third straight triumph by the end of March, having lost just once […]

Neuron cascade may be akin to neutral selection in evolution

Enlarge / Brain made of cables of different colors and plug (credit: Miguel Navarro / Getty Images) “I am sorry, but your brain suffers from avalanches” is a diagnosis that should be a thing. The cure should involve a St. Bernard digging neurons out from under piles of neurotransmitter. Unfortunately, everyone’s brain suffers from avalanches. […]

Watch the Canadian Olympic long track speed skating team selection

Canada’s best long track speed skaters will be in Calgary this week looking to book their spot at the Winter Games Click on the video player above beginning on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET to watch the men’s 5,000 and the women’s 3,000. Ivanie Blondin has already pre-qualified for the women’s 3,000, leaving two spots available. The men’s side has one spot […]