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Largest, most intact stegosaurus fossil ever found sells for $44.6m

The largest and most complete stegosaurus fossil ever discovered sold for $44.6m at Sotheby’s in New York on Wednesday to become the most valuable fossil sold at auction. The dinosaur remains, nicknamed “Apex”, exceeded its pre-sale low estimate by more…

Sir Geoffrey Boycott undergoes ‘successful’ surgery on throat cancer

Sir Geoffrey Boycott has undergone a successful operation to remove a tumour from his throat, his family have said. The 83-year-old former England batter announced this month that he had received a second cancer diagnosis having previously undergone extensive chemotherapy…

England complete 5-0 T20 sweep of New Zealand with Heather Knight to the fore

England’s international summer finished with a record 13th win after they beat New Zealand by 20 runs at Lord’s on Wednesday, but not before another spin‑induced top-order wobble which should be cause for concern before the T20 World Cup in…

Mr Bigstuff review – Danny Dyer does the business

It may be that Danny Dyer’s finest work will always be his 2018 diatribe on Good Evening Britain, asking pertinent questions about the approach of David Cameron to the aftermath of the Brexit referendum – or “this mad riddle”, as…

Classy Carapaz claims Tour de France stage 17 win after fiery return to Alps

Richard Carapaz, the current Olympic road race champion, won stage 17 of the Tour de France, in Superdévoluy, after catching and dropping the British rider Simon Yates on the day’s toughest climb, the Col du Noyer. The Ecuadorian, who wore…

Signs of two gases in clouds of Venus could indicate life, scientists say

Hot enough to melt metal and blanketed by a toxic, crushing atmosphere, Venus ranks among the most hostile locations in the solar system. But astronomers have reported the detection of two gases that could point to the presence of life…

US government urged to declare wildfire smoke and extreme heat major disasters

Fourteen state attorneys general are urging the federal government to declare extreme heat and wildfire smoke major disasters. The petition comes as millions of people in the south and north-east face excessive heat advisories, and large swaths of the western…

Ben Stokes backs Chris Woakes to thrive as England’s new attack leader

Chris Woakes has been challenged to take on the role of leader of England’s bowling group, with the 35-year-old in line to win his 50th Test cap when the second Test against West Indies starts on Thursday. After the retirement of…

Emmys 2024: Shōgun and The Bear lead nominations

Shōgun and The Bear are leading the way in this year’s Emmys race with the Netflix breakout Baby Reindeer also making a strong impression. The nominations, announced on Wednesday, saw FX’s historical Japan-set epic drama lead with 25, including for…

West Indies relish Test of mettle but must envy England’s cricketing riches

As Kraigg Brathwaite and his West Indies players lined up to give Jimmy Anderson a guard of honour at Lord’s last week, they could have been forgiven for harbouring the odd envious thought. The respect out in the middle was…