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The simple pleasures of Eid

For the world’s Muslims, the festival of Eid al-Fitr is a perfect conclusion to Ramadan — the month-long period of fasting and contemplation practiced by observers of Islam around the globe. One of the most festive periods in the religion’s calendar, Eid is often commemorated with large feasts, family-time, and through charitable acts and donations.

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Football: Man City romp

Manchester City’s old guard earn a priceless first win for new manager Manuel Pellegrini, beating 10-man Newcastle 4-0 in the club’s English Premier League opener.

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Death of Serie A exaggerated

Italian football has had plenty of problems in recent years. But as Serie A kicks off on Saturday, there are hopes of a new dawn.

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Warren versus Hearn – the rematch

Frank Warren is battling Eddie Hearn for British boxing’s heart and soul, but it is a battle he has fought – and won – before

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No stopping Nadal in Montreal final

Rafael Nadal followed up his win over Novak Djokovic at the Rogers Cup with a convincing victory against Milos Raonic in the final. He’s unbeaten on hard courts this year.

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An unresolved Marikana dispute

Marikana lies on South Africa’s platinum belt, where the world’s richest deposits of the metal are located. Together with Russia, South Africa produces 90% of the world’s platinum demand. The people of Marikana know the land is mineral rich, and last year they demanded a taste of that wealth.

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