Bjorn Borg Bjorn Borg’s sublime footwork, agility and speed around the court made him stand out. He nearly always found a way to get the ball back, which must have left his opponents wondering just how they were going to win a point. He was a superb athlete, able to finish tough five-set matches as if he was starting them. He had a cool demeanour on court and rarely showed emotion, not giving anything away. Borg, who won 11 grand slams, produced some revolutionary strokes, including a crushing two-handed topspin backhand, a looping topspin forehand and an attacking topspin lob. His serve got the job done, too. And he hit the ball very, very hard. … [Read more...] about The greatest male tennis player of the last 50 years: the fans’ verdict
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Asked whether his sister had expressed anxiety about his drug intake at the time, Depp replied: 'My sister Christi has over many, many years since my youth had a number of worries about my consumption growing up and yes, she talked to me many times over the course of my life. We did speak about it. … [Read more...] about Amber Heard arrives at court with her squad hours after hitting the town with her sister until the small hours of the morning – as Johnny Depp prepares to take the stand for a third day of trial
Nong Nam: game show winner, £250,000 I was 19 when I applied to be on Deal or No Deal. I only did it for a laugh – to be honest at that age I didn’t think much of it. I’d never considered signing up for a TV show before. But while on other programmes you need a specific skill-set or good general knowledge, this was all about luck so I wanted to try it. I went through the audition and then didn’t hear anything. I almost forgot about it, until I got the call inviting me on two years later. … [Read more...] about Pennies from heaven: what’s it like to suddenly become rich?
Mazel moment: In the show's Moment of Mazel, Cecily mentioned friends in Chicago who had just experienced 'a tough loss,' and asked viewers to remember that who even those die in violent situations are still people with 'families that really, really love them … [Read more...] about Watch What Happens Live: Kyle Richards shares frustration with Denise Richards fleeing RHOBH events
He sent a copy of The Peregrine to the film director Werner Herzog; Herzog read it and was astonished. He has since spoken often of the book, and it is now one of only three required texts for his Rogue Film School – along with Virgil’s Georgics and Hemingway’s story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”. Herzog describes The Peregrine as inducing “ecstasy” in the radical sense of the word: not just entranced or frenzied, but literally beside oneself. There are moments, he notes, “where you can tell that [Baker] has completely entered into the existence of a falcon. And this is what I do when I make a film: I step outside of myself into an ekstasis; in Greek, to step outside of your own body.” … [Read more...] about Violent spring: The nature book that predicted the future