Emotional Michael Palin dedicates NTAs win to late Terry Jones with hilarious ‘sick’ story

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words ‘Lovingly frosted with glucose.’”

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

He says: “A lot of anxieties disappear, you get to a certain age and you think, ‘Well, I am that age. If I die next year, that will probably be average’. If you think you’ve done most of what you want to do, it’s all rather a relief.”

NFL PREVIEW 2020: NFC team-by-team capsules

Strengths: Roster and coaching staff includes most central figures from last season’s playoff team: NFL all-time passing leader Drew Brees, head coach Sean Payton, and WR Michael Thomas (NFL record 149 receptions in 2019). Top RB Alvin Kamara, TE Jared Cook and newly added WR Emmanuel Sanders complete dynamic offense. Defense has Pro Bowl talent […]

James Harden admits he needs to be better on defense. It’s a start, I guess.

The fact is the Rockets should be better on defense, they have Patrick Beverley at the point, Trevor Ariza on the wing and Howard in the paint (although they will miss Omer Asik as a backup). It’s guys like Terrence Jones, Harden and Jason Terry buying in and playing focused, hard team defense that will […]

Super League: Saturday’s talking points and team news

“He was a very good talker around the field, very creative, very astute and a smart kicking game, and I know he played around a few clubs, but he had a positive impact. I probably played against him more than I did alongside him, but he was always a guy who had a big impact.

Super League Round 13 fixtures confirmed; New date for Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants

Meanwhile, the outstanding match between Wakefield and Huddersfield has been re-arranged for Thursday, September 17 and will be played behind closed doors at the John Smith’s Stadium and is also being streamed for season-ticket holders on Our League.

Six Religious Hate Preachers Banned From Entering Denmark

“There’s a matter of principles in saying that there are people we don’t want on Danish soil, coming here and preaching hate. We do not want people here if they are coming to incite terror or to incite assault or violence against Jews and homosexuals,” announced immigration minister Inger Stojberg.

Police manage to tackle 30 topless women Extinction Rebellion chained to Parliament in just two hours – despite needing 12 hours to move in when they disrupted newspaper print works

Doomsday Yet like so many lobby groups, my old colleagues peddle messages of doomsday gloom that alienate as much as they motivate, offering little in the way of positive solutions. It is scaremongering rather than inspiring, and while for a time I aligned myself with their world view — and their tactics — in recent […]

Column: NFL keeps stumbling in fight for social justice

No one has shown any desire to hire Kaepernick, who hasn’t taken a snap since the final game of the 2016 season, his once-promising career effectively snuffed about by a league that really doesn’t want its players — a majority of them Black — to be stirring up good trouble unless it’s on their terms.