BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Meet the contenders

BBC News

Here is a rundown of the 12 contenders who have been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award, to be presented on 17 December.


EA's Black Friday deals discount 'FIFA 19' and 'Madden 19' by half

Engadget

Thinking of buying a new console in the Black Friday sales? You may need a side of virtual sports to go with your main course. Enter EA: the publisher is heavily discounting its biggest titles to catch your eye and wallet. On offer are FIFA 19, Madden 19, and NHL 19 (including the Wayne Gretzky 99 Edition), all with 50 percent off their asking price at select retailers from November 22nd through to November 27th. And for basketball fans, there's 60 percent off NBA Live 19, while UFC 3 will be 75 percent cheaper.


Cook & Beaumont among sports stars listed

BBC News

Former England cricket captain Alastair Cook and ex-England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont have been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin is made a dame. Outgoing Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore and Geva Mentor, who helped England's netball team win Commonwealth Games gold, become CBEs. England boss Gareth Southgate and 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas are made OBEs. England captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane is appointed an MBE.


Fantasy football and photography fans warned over Yahoo hack

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Some services require a Yahoo email account in order to participate This includes playing fantasy sports on Yahoo Sports, Tumblr and Flickr Many have signed up for Yahoo just to use these sites, but didn't use the email Now its believed that those who have dormant accounts are at risk Many have signed up for Yahoo just to use these sites, but didn't use the email Airbnb to sell you flights as well as somewhere to stay:... Stress causes gray hair in dogs too: Study finds pets afraid... Mark Zuckerberg reveals his home AI: Jarvis can recognize... Virtual dating simulator that teaches men how to pick up... Airbnb to sell you flights as well as somewhere to stay:... Stress causes gray hair in dogs too: Study finds pets afraid... Mark Zuckerberg reveals his home AI: Jarvis can recognize... Virtual dating simulator that teaches men how to pick up... You may be at risk if you've played fantasy sports using Yahoo Sports, blogged on Tumblr or shared pictures on Flickr. Hackers can have all my yahoo info they want, but if they change my fantasy football lineup it's war There is a solid chance the #Yahoo hack gave nefarious forces access to my very mediocre fantasy sports statistics. Been that long since I used yahoo, I'm hoping the hacker can tell me my password. Girl shouts at her poor Grandpa over her iPhone appointment Adorable Hamster gets Shot and pretends to be dead At over seven feet tall, is Freddy Britain's biggest dog?


92 BILLION videos were watched on Pornhub in 2016 - with Mississippi spending the longest time per visit and Oregon the shortest

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Pornhub has revealed a plethora of stats about its users in 2016 - who watched an astonishing 92 billion videos on the site over the year. The analysis revealed a range of insights, including that the most popular movie character searched was DC character Harley Quinn, and the most popular celebrity searched for on the site was Kim Kardashian - although donald Trump made a surprise appearance in fourth place. The countries with the most porn traffic in the world were revealed to be the US, the UK, Canada, India and Japan. But if you account for the population of each country and the amount of Pornhub page views per person, the top five changes to the US, Iceland, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. The team also looked at how events can affect traffic to Pornhub, including the Olympic Games, Major League Baseball, Snow Storms and the Presidential Election.