World’s second-tallest man chasing gold for Iran at the Paralympics

Tokyo: There are nearly 8 billion people in the world. The second tallest of them all is an Iranian man in Tokyo spending most of his time sitting on a Paralympic volleyball court. Meet Morteza Mehrzad, whose sitting volleyball team will play in their semi-final against Bosnia Herzegovina on Thursday. Iranian sitting volleyball player Morteza Mehrzad is the second-tallest man

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Controversial jockey Roman Chapa, who got biggest fine EVER for US rider, dies aged 50 – four months after horrific fall

A CONTROVERSIAL jockey has died aged 50 – four months after a terrible fall let him in a coma with collapsed lungs. Roman Chapa suffered devastating injuries after being unshipped in an unsanctioned race in Georgia, US, last March. The jockey spent 45 days in a coma, and after 103 days in hospital finally returned home earlier this month. But

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‘Defund the BBC!’ Charlie Stayt slammed over ‘irresponsible’ panic buying coverage

BBC Breakfast: Naga jokes that Carol Kirkwood is 'hot headed' We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Charlie Stayt welcomed Helen Dickinson onto BBC Breakfast to discuss

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Alamo Drafthouse Files for Chapter 11, Movie Theater Chain Sells Assets to Altamont and Fortress

Two Texas theaters and one in Kansas City will be closed, development in Orlando to be “permanently ceased” Flickr Alamo Drafthouse has filed for Chapter 11 and sold all of its assets to its senior leadership group, including Altamont Capital Partners, funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”), founder Tim League, and other original investors. League is

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Justin Gaethje set to face Charles Oliveira in huge UFC lightweight clash in comeback fight since Khabib loss

JUSTIN GAETHJE is on course to throw down with Charles Oliveira in his return to the Octagon, UFC president Dana White has revealed. The former interim lightweight champion has been champing at the bit to get back in the cage after coming up short in his unification fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov last October. And the fan favourite's road back to

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Strictly Come Dancing – JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden look downcast as they leave show after being voted off – The Sun

FANS of Strictly Come Dancing were left disappointed last night as JJ Chalmers was voted off the show – but they weren't the only ones feeling downcast. After a tough dance-off against Jamie Laing, the TV presenter, 33, and his pro partner Amy Dowden, 30, looked in low spirits as they headed home from the studio for the last time.

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The shady side of Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you more than likely caught Bravo’s Season 7 Southern Charm premiere in late October 2020. And probably, like most fans, you were equally shocked and flabbergasted to watch former cast member Thomas Ravenel strut across your television screen. Um, wut?! As one might recall, Thomas was swiftly axed from the hit reality show just before

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Black Voters Are Ready For Change

I’m not asking Black voters to show up for the Democratic Party. I’m asking Black folks to show up for Black folks. There’s a force that’s a greater threat to the Black vote this election than voter suppression. It’s worse than fears of contracting Covid-19, which we know has disproportionately sickened Black folks and is now the third leading cause of

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Mom of baby Evelyn Boswell charged with murdering girl she had reported missing before her body was found

THE mom of Evelyn Mae Boswell has been charged with murdering the girl she had reported missing before her body was found. Megan Boswell, 19, was charged on Wednesday with the murder of 15-month-old Evelyn – who was reported missing in February this year, but actually had not been seen since December 2019. "During the course of the investigation, it

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