The diamond and pearl-encrusted Boucheron tiara, which was sewn into the bride's hair, was originally a wedding gift to Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the 'Dollar Princesses', from her father at the time of her marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlborough. … [Read more...] about Welcome to the world Olympia Arabella Kitty Spencer-Churchill! Wife of the Marquess of Blandford announces the birth of the couple’s first child as she unveils glimpse of their ‘little angel’
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Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A final bow Schumacher won the 91st race of his Formula One career in Shanghai on October 1, 2006. It would turn out to be the last win of his F1 career. Schumacher retired from racing at the end of the season, in which he finished second in the drivers' standings. In 2007 he accepted an advisory role with Ferrari. … [Read more...] about Sports news feed: Kylian Mbappe tests positive for coronavirus
Also often seen watching the action from the stands of the Arthur Ashe Stadium are Azarenka and her four-year old son, Leo. The 31-year-old Azarenka is chasing her first major since 2013, and has both form and self-belief behind her after clinching her first title since 2016 at the Western & Southern Open in the lead-up to the US Open. She believes motherhood has made her a better tennis player. … [Read more...] about The mother of all Slams!
In Section 145 of T-Mobile Park in Seattle, there's a photo of an energetic 6-year-old wearing a pink baseball glove in Row 7, Seat 17. Charley Beers always had designs on playing baseball, not softball, and she loved the Mariners. She knew all the players' names and numbers, watched every game on television and was constantly begging her parents to make the trek from the family's home in Olympia, Wash., to the ballpark. … [Read more...] about Cardboard cutouts, a quirk of pandemic baseball, let grieving fans honor loved ones
NEW YORK (AP) — They were just two particular points from Serena Williams’ latest three-set comeback at the U.S. Open, yet they were pivotal and consisted of the sorts of lengthy exchanges filled with athleticism and brilliance that in any other, non-pandemic year would be marked by thousands of folks rising to their feet for delirious roars and raucous applause. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s how you finish’: Serena Williams into Open semifinals
It’s under these same circumstances that all tennis careers begin, as 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens remarked in a press conference last week, likening the atmosphere to junior-level competition. “It’s very back to girl’s 12s, where it’s like you and your parents, the other girl you’re playing and their parents.” In this way, a crowd-less U.S. Open is tennis in its purest distillation; anyone who ever played the sport at the junior level will recognize the sense of isolation and fragility it generates, the way silences between points and fist-pumps from a parent or a coach are pregnant with private significance. In a sport where there are few sources of encouragement other than the voice inside one’s own head, the mentally sturdy learn to weather this solitude early, developing a language of self-affirmation independent of spectators. Others — a junior tennis also-ran like me — would more often buckle under pressure. … [Read more...] about The Fan-Free U.S. Open Shows Tennis at Its Purest — and Most Brutal