Epic Games remove and refund Fortnite’s Gunner Pet cosmetic

On August 14, Epic announced that the Gunner Pet will removed from players’ inventories moving forward, and anyone who purchased the cosmetic will receive a full refund. In fact, almost uncharacteristically, they also apologized for having put the item up for sale in the first place, and have promised players an additional 200 V-Bucks of […]

European Road Championships: Elia Viviani wins after Bjorg Lambrecht tribute

A minute’s silence was held before the European Road Championships to pay tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht. The Belgian cyclist died last week aged 22 following a crash during stage three of the Tour de Pologne. The Belgium team led the tribute at the 172.6km event, won by Italy’s Elia Viviani in three hours 30.52 minutes. […]

Adrian was the hero for Liverpool as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty

Goalkeeper Adrian kept out Tammy Abraham’s spot kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners. Chelsea had taken the lead in the first half through Olivier Giroud’s clinical strike but Sadio Mane scored twice to give Liverpool the lead. Jorginho’s spot-kick took the game to penalties, where Liverpool triumphed. The win comes just two […]

Classic TV mystery: Who left old television sets on front porches in Virginia?

More than 50 people in Virginia received free TVs this week from an anonymous donor, but they weren’t the giant, flat-screened models many would covet. Instead, residents of Henrico County, Virginia, woke up Sunday to find old-model TV sets on their porches and lawns and learned later the clunky electronics were left by someone wearing […]

Neymar: Paris St-Germain reject Barcelona & Real Madrid bids for Brazil forward

Barcelona and Real Madrid have made unsuccessful offers for Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, says BBC Radio 5 Live’s Guillem Balague. Neymar’s former club Barcelona are believed to have offered 100m euros (£92.4m) plus Philippe Coutinho. Ivan Rakitic was also discussed with the French club as part of the deal for the 27-year-old Brazil international. Real […]

Emiliano Sala ‘exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash’

Footballer Emiliano Sala was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide prior to a fatal plane crash in the English Channel, a report has revealed. Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, crashed on 21 January while travelling from Nantes in France to Cardiff. Toxicology tests on Sala’s body showed CO levels in his blood […]

Apple may completely change the naming scheme for its next iPhones

Apple could be about to completely shake up the naming scheme for its upcoming iPhones. This is according to French outlet iPhoneSoft (via 9to5Mac), which cites a document from case maker ESR that contains the new names. If the document is accurate, the successor to the iPhone XR will be the iPhone 11. The new […]

Nafissatou Thiam: Heptathlon’s student superstar on prizes, progress and perspective

A full house of Olympic, world and European gold medals, a world athlete of the year award, a clutch of blue-chip sponsorship deals, a catwalk jaunt at Paris Fashion Week and the mantle of being one of athletics’ post-Bolt era superstars. And only 24 years old. On first look, Nafissatou Thiam’s rise seems straight and […]

Finding Nemo and Harry Potter ‘do not inspire demand for pets’, new study says

Films like Finding Nemo, Harry Potter and Zootopia have not inspired a surge in demand for certain pets, but are raising awareness of conservation, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Oxford were inspired to look into the alleged trend by the so-called “Nemo effect”, with global reports having indicated that the 2003 […]

Type 2 diabetes: Going on holiday? Seven things people with type 2 diabetes should know

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control. Rising blood sugar levels can pose serious health risks such as heart disease and strokes. To keep the risks at bay, a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may need to overhaul their lifestyle and plan their […]