|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day two):|
|Middlesex 384 Malan 166; Carey 4-54 & 189-5 Robson 73*, Simpson 56|
|Glamorgan 171 Lloyd 67; Helm 5-53, Roland-Jones 4-45|
|Middlesex (7 pts) lead Glamorgan (3 pts) by 402 runs|
Middlesex have a formidable lead of 402 over Glamorgan at 189-5 in their second innings, going into day three in Cardiff.
Sam Robson (73*) and John Simpson (56) have strengthened the visitors’ grip.
Toby Roland-Jones (4-45) made the most of a helpful pitch as Glamorgan were hustled out for an inadequate 171.
David Lloyd’s 67 was the top home score, while Tom Helm (5-53) wrapped up the innings with his fifth wicket after his first-evening purple patch.
Lloyd shared half-century stands with Billy Root and Chris Cooke before the visitors’ seamers re-established control, as Glamorgan’s last five wickets mustered just 28 runs.
A lead of 213 runs was not enough to persuade Dawid Malan to enforce the follow-on, wanting to avoid batting last on the most bowler-friendly Championship pitch of the season in Cardiff.
Although Middlesex slumped to 85-4, they were never under pressure thanks to their first-innings lead, and the Robson-Simpson century partnership blossomed in the evening sunshine to grind down Glamorgan hopes of avoiding a first defeat of the campaign.
Glamorgan vice-captain David Lloyd told BBC Sport Wales:
“A very difficult day, they hit their lengths more regularly than we did, then we started well with the ball in the second dig but it’s always tough when you’re chasing the game.
“It’s a wicket where you have to be positive and get forward because it’s starting to go more up and down- it’s about looking to score rather than sit there and wait for things to happen.
“We’ve showed in previous games that we can battle draws out so you never know, we’ll have to try to bat the rest of the game and we can do it if we get our mindsets right.”
Middlesex bowler Tom Helm told BBC Radio London:
“It took a bit longer to get the fifth one than I had in my head last night, but Toby had four and I’m very happy with it.
“If you get the ball in the right area, the odd one zips through and it changed a bit from day one.
“There’s so long left in this game, we can bat for as long as we want and it’ll be interesting to see how the morning goes, they’ll come out fired up but we’ll see how we go.”
A woman riding an electric scooter has been killed in a crash with a lorry in south-west London.
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene at the Queen Circus roundabout, Battersea following the crash at about 08:30 BST.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said her next of kin had yet to be informed and no arrests had been made.
In July last year a cyclist was killed at the roundabout after being hit by a bin lorry.
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We sent an advanced paramedic, two ambulance crews, an incident response officer and two medics in cars to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in under four minutes.
“Sadly, despite the extensive efforts of medics, a woman died at the scene.”
Transport for London and Wandsworth Council redesigned the roundabout in 2015, which trialled the use of raised kerbs and separate traffic lights to keep cyclists and vehicles segregated at junctions.
Concerns had been raised that the new layout was too complicated.
While the cause of the crash is unknown, e-scooters are illegal to ride on public roads, including in cycle lanes or on the pavement.
A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: “We extend our deepest sympathies to all those involved in this tragic incident, and fully support the police as they carry out their investigations.
“Safety is at the heart of all our road laws and it is important that retailers continue to remind people at the point of sale that it is illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads.”
An electric scooter, or e-scooter, is similar to a traditional children’s scooter but has a motorised engine attached.
Arsenal have condemned “unacceptable” racial abuse Jordi Osei-Tutu has said he suffered during a pre-season friendly for loan club VfL Bochum.
Osei-Tutu, 20, left the pitch in tears saying an opposition player had abused him.
The defender, who signed for second-tier German side Bochum on a season-long loan, started in the warm-up match with Swiss team St Gallen on Tuesday.
The incident occurred two minutes after Osei-Tutu was booked for a late tackle.
Arsenal have said they are “working closely with Bochum” and are giving the player their full support.
“Racism has no place in our game and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination,” a club statement read.
Osei-Tutu shrugged off team-mates before being escorted away by a member of the Bochum coaching staff, but managed to compose himself before returning to the action.
In a statement, the defender, who is yet to make a senior appearance for Arsenal, said: “I am very disappointed about what happened.
“No one should ever be subject to any discrimination and it is really hard to understand how a fellow professional footballer could do this.
“Arsenal and Bochum have provided great support to me and I hope that, if nothing else, we can show that racism has no place within football.”
St Gallen also condemned all forms of discrimination in the “strongest possible way”.
“With our players from different countries and cultures, we are an example of mutual understanding and tolerance,” they said in a statement.
“Our players take care of each other, completely regardless of origin, skin colour or religion. The player concerned, in a hearing with the people in charge, assured us that he had followed this association principle.”
Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been appointed coach of the club’s under-19 Uefa Youth League side.
It is the 28-year-old’s first permanent role since he was forced to retire from playing in February 2018 after suffering a fractured skull during a Premier League game 13 months earlier.
He has been working with Tottenham’s academy since April 2018 while obtaining his coaching badges.
Mason started his career with Spurs before joining Hull in August 2016.
The midfielder, who won one cap for England in 2015, was injured in a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge in January 2017.
After eight minutes of treatment on the pitch Mason was given oxygen as he was carried off on a stretcher and underwent surgery in hospital, with the midfielder later saying he felt “lucky to be alive”.
He was able to return to training in May 2017 but an expected return date was never given and he announced his retirement nine months later on medical advice.
Meanwhile, former Portsmouth and West Ham midfielder Matt Taylor has also joined Tottenham as coach of the under-18s side, while Nigel Gibbs is appointed assistant head of player development for the under-17s to under-23s.
Chris Riley and Troy Archibald-Henville have assumed revised roles to support the older players in the academy.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman and three children aged under 12 were stabbed at a home in London.
Emergency services were called to Livingstone Road in Bowes Park, north London, at 12:15 BST following reports of an incident.
Those found injured have been taken to hospital. Their condition is not yet known.
Met Police officers have said the attacker was known to the victims.
No-one else is being sought in connection to this stabbing.
Livingstone Road has been closed at the junction with Bowes Road A406, and a cordon is in place while enquiries are carried out. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
A 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun bust that Egypt claims was stolen has fetched £4.7m ($6m) at auction.
Egypt earlier called on auction house Christie’s to cancel the sale of the relic depicting ancient boy-king Tutankhamun.
The country’s foreign ministry says that the bust was probably stolen from an Egyptian temple during the 1970s.
Christie’s says Egypt has not expressed concern about the bust in the past, despite it being exhibited publicly.
The brown quartzite, 28cm (11in) relic comes from a private collection of ancient art that Christie’s last sold for £3m in 2016.
In a statement, Christie’s said: “The object is not, and has not been, the subject of an investigation.” The auction house said it would never auction an object over which there were legitimate concerns.
Christie’s also published a chronology of the relic’s owners for the past 50 years. The bust is understood to have been acquired from German aristocrat Prinz Wilhelm von Thurn between 1973 and 1974.
The auction house also said that the bust’s existence had been known for a considerable time and it had been on display for a number of years.
Egypt’s former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass told AFP news agency: “We think it left Egypt after 1970 because in that time other artefacts were stolen from Karnak Temple.”
Egypt introduced laws in 1983 banning the removal of artefacts from the country.
Tutankhamun died over 3,000 years ago aged 19. His remains were found in 1922.
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Pattonair County Ground, Derby (day three):|
|Derbyshire 557-6 dec: Du Plooy 118, Godleman 102, Hudson-Prentice 99, Reece 96, Dal 92|
|Middlesex 436-6: Malan 177*, Simpson 91*; Reece 2-82|
|Middlesex (4 pts) trail Derbyshire (7 pts) by 121 runs|
Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten 177 as Middlesex successfully avoided the follow-on and edged their Division Two game against Derbyshire towards a draw.
Malan was on 39 overnight as Middlesex replied to 557-6 and he batted all day to guide his side to 436-6 at stumps.
The England batsman, who last played a Test in August 2018, hit 19 fours in his 344-ball innings, which has lasted three minutes shy of eight hours.
Malan’s main support came from John Simpson, who finished unbeaten on 91.
Middlesex had looked in a little bit of danger when nightwatchman Steven Finn was the first man out, bowled by Logan van Beek to leave them on 159-4.
But although Max Holden (10) and George Scott (23) did not hang around long, Malan and Simpson put on 185.
|Betfred Super League|
|Castleford Tigers (16) 42|
|Tries: Egodo 2, McMeeken 2, Rankin, Trueman, Clare, Clarkson Goals: Rankin 5|
|London Broncos (4) 10|
|Tries: Dixon, Williams Goals: Dixon|
Castleford Tigers sent London Broncos back to the bottom of the Super League table with an eight-try thrashing.
Mike McMeeken grabbed a first-half brace after Tuoyo Egodo’s opener to put Cas 16-4 up at the break, with Kieran Dixon responding for the Broncos.
Jordan Rankin then scored Tigers’ fourth immediately after the break.
A second try for Egodo and further scores Jacob Trueman, James Clare and Chris Clarkson saw London’s three-match winning run end in emphatic fashion.
Rhys Williams skipped through Tigers’ defence for a late consolation try, but it was not enough to stop them from slumping to the foot of Super League on points difference.
Earlier on Sunday, Leeds Rhinos moved off bottom and up to ninth in the table with a 31-12 win over Catalans Dragons. Although Leeds are level on 14 points with all sides below them, including the Broncos, after 20 games.
The resurgent Broncos, who had beaten St Helens, Catalans and then Hull KR in recent weeks, made Tigers work hard in the first half.
A fine cut-out pass from Rankin sent Egodo over for the opener and McMeeken, who was earlier stopped just short of the line, helped edge them to a 10-0 lead just before the half-hour mark.
Dixon, however, responded with a stunning intercept try, running the length of the field to touch down.
A hesitant moment in defence by Jordan Abdull as the half-time hooter sounded, however, allowed McMeeken to pounce on a grubber kick from Rankin to make it 16-4.
Rankin then added to the advantage himself just seconds into the second half, with McMeeken running through Abdull to set up the try.
Trueman sent Egodo over for his second before going over himself, with Clare and Clarkson going on to complete win.
Castleford Tigers: Rankin; Clare, Minikin, Blair, Egodo; Trueman, Ashton; Watts, Milner, Smith, Sene-Lefao, McMeeken, Massey.
Replacements: McShane, Millington, Cook, Clarkson.
London Broncos: Walker; Dixon, Morgan, Kear, Williams; Abdull, Smith; Battye, Cunningham, Krasniqi, Pitts, Gee, Yates.
Replacements: Lovell, Fozard, Richards, Butler.
Referee: Marcus Griffiths (RFL).
The coroner at the London Bridge inquest said he was “not convinced” MI5 and police missed any opportunities that would have prevented the attack.
The inquest into the deaths of the eight victims ended with chief coroner of England and Wales Mark Lucraft concluding they were unlawfully killed.
He said he would not be criticising MI5 and the police in his conclusions.
But Mr Lucraft did criticise the lack of barriers on the bridge – a “particularly vulnerable” location.
The attack, in June 2017, happened only two and half months after the Westminster Bridge attack.
He said the lack of barriers showed “weaknesses in systems for assessing the need for such measures… and implementing them promptly”.
Summing up evidence earlier, Mr Lucraft also said the family of attacker Khuram Butt were not “convincing witnesses” in court.
He said each of Butt’s family members “accepted that they should now have done more at the time” and that they all “knew something of his extreme views”.
Four of Butt’s family gave evidence during the inquest at the Old Bailey: his widow Zahrah Rehman, brother-in-law Usman Darr, brother Saad Butt, and sister Haleema Butt.
Mr Lucraft said he could understand the pressures on Saad Butt – whose daughter had been killed in an accident.
But he said: “It seems to me that on the basis of what he accepted he did know of his brother and the worrying views he was espousing, he did very little, if anything, to accurately monitor his brother’s movements.”
The coroner said police officers, medics and members of the public rushed to help despite the danger.
PC Charlie Guenigault, 27, was off duty when he took on the three attackers alongside British Transport Police PC Wayne Marques and Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria.
He said: “In my head I just see all three of them standing in front of me, knives in hand and fake vests on and that look of, ‘We’re going to kill you,’ basically that sort of anger in their eyes.”
PC Guenigault, who was awarded the George Medal, said he “played dead” after being stabbed in the head.
Philippe Pigeard, whose 26-year-old son Alexandre Pigeard was killed, paid tribute to nurse Helen Kennett who came to his son’s side.
Standing next to Ms Kennett outside court, he said: “I want to thank so much Helen for her courage.
“She came to help my son who was bleeding to death. She was stabbed too in a few seconds.”
Earlier in the inquest Butt’s widow, Ms Rehman, told the court his actions were “disgusting” and their children would never know where his grave was.
She said she would not grieve for his death and also denied prior knowledge of her husband’s plot – although she said she had been worried he wanted to go to Syria.
Eight people died when ringleader Butt, 27, alongside Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before getting out and stabbing people in and around Borough Market. Another 48 people were injured.
The three attackers were shot dead by police less than 10 minutes after the rampage began.
During the last eight weeks, the inquest has also heard of extraordinary acts of bravery by members of the public and off-duty medics who rushed to help.
Off-duty nurse Helen Kennett, who was out to celebrate her birthday, was stabbed in the neck as she tried to help one the victims.
And another man, an off-duty doctor who having dinner with a friend, begged to be let out of a restaurant on lockdown so he could help injured victims.
Xavier Thomas, 45, Christine Archibald, 30, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, Kirsty Boden, 28, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39, were all killed.
A father who was stabbed to death on a train was subjected to a “quick and frenzied attack”, a court has heard.
CCTV footage of Lee Pomeroy, 51, being repeatedly stabbed on a Guildford-to-London train on 4 January has been shown to the Old Bailey jury.
The prosecution said Mr Pomeroy suffered 18 knife wounds in an assault lasting little more than 25 seconds.
Darren Pencille, 36, of Wilbury Road, Farnham, denies murdering Mr Pomeroy but admits possessing a bladed article.
His barrister told the court Mr Pencille did not deny stabbing him but would be arguing that he was acting in self-defence.
The defendant’s girlfriend, Chelsea Mitchell, 27, of the same address, denies assisting an offender.
Jurors watched in silence as they viewed the footage showing the moment Mr Pomeroy was first stabbed.
It showed him and his 14-year-old son buying tickets at the station and then boarding the train at London Road at the same time as Mr Pencille.
It showed the two men arguing before Mr Pomeroy followed Mr Pencille into another carriage, while his son remained where he was.
The footage then showed Mr Pomeroy being repeatedly stabbed while trying to defend himself with his hands.
Det Con Marc Farmer, from British Transport Police, who was responsible for locating and viewing CCTV in the investigation, told the court: “We see the first blow (that was to his neck), and then movement and we see him slash at his torso and then his thigh.
“It is quick and a frenzied attack.”
Justin Rouse QC, defending, asked Det Con Farmer to confirm there was no audio of the apparent verbal exchange, which the officer did.
The barrister said Mr Pencille walked away and was followed by Mr Pomeroy – which the police officer confirmed.
“At the end of the carriageway is a dead end,” Mr Rouse continued. “He can’t get out.”
Mr Rouse added: “The train is in motion and he can’t get out of the doors. Before he turns to violence he resorts to using his phone.”
Det Con Farmer replied: “Yes.”
Mr Rouse then said: “After the blows have been exchanged – and there is no dispute Mr Pencille stabbed Mr Pomeroy – Mr Pomeroy then for the first time retreated, and it’s fair to say Mr Pencille doesn’t take a single step towards him.”
Det Con Farmer replied: “Only to pick up his glasses.”
The trial continues.