David Bowie has died at the age of 69. . He is pictured performing at Slane in July 1987. Photograph:  Dermot O’Shea.

Singer-songwriter David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following an 18 month battle with cancer. A statement on his Facebook page reads: “David Bowi(...)

Sam Burgess’s move back to the South Sydney Rabbitohs has stalled over salary cap issues. Photograph: Getty

Sam Burgess’s return to rugby league and the South Sydney Rabbitohs has stalled because it would take the club over the salary cap with the N(...)

Sam Burgess: returning to South Sydney Rabbitohs on lucrative contract. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Was Sam Burgess chased out of rugby union? And will there ever be a lonelier World Cup career in English rugby union lore? Maybe the blurry memory (...)

Sam Burgess could earn €1 million a year and become the highest earner in the NRL on his return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Sam Burgess has left Bath after just a year in rugby union to rejoin the Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs. The 26-year-old, who ina(...)

Leeds United players huddle ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match against Blackburn Rovers. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been told that now is the time to make good of his previous interest in owning a stake in Leeds. Crowe — best k(...)

Tom Burgess (L) with brothers Luke and George. Photograph: Getty

The phone rang late on Sunday night and the voice was unmistakable. “Hello mate, how are you?” Thomas Burgess asked, as if he was calling to find out (...)

Sam Burgess was a somewhat surprise inclusion in England’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Burgess’ early exit from rugby union moved a significant step closer with the arrival in England of a high-ranking official from Australia’s Natio(...)

Sam Burgess is among the replacements for England’s World Cup opener. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

All Black Sonny Bill Williams says England are using his fellow code-crosser Sam Burgess in the wrong role and that the English powerhouse would be be(...)

John Nash: he thought mathematicians were comparatively sane, at least compared with logicians.

The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a car crash along with his wife, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A (...)

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia at the 74th annual Academy Awards in  2002. Photograph: Reuters.

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died aged 86. Mr Nash and his wife(...)