The ‘mini Trump’ who built a kingdom out of books

(CNN) — He wore a golden crown made from cardboard, appointed a horse as his prime minister and declared his hometown an independent country on April Fool's Day. In many ways, Richard Booth was a classic British eccentric whose regular bouts of mischief and bluster could easily be dismissed as

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal through to fourth round

Rafael Nadal won the US Open in 2010, 2013 and 2017US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Rafael

American qualifier Townsend continues Open run

1:32 PM ETESPN News Services Taylor Townsend keeps coming to the net and keeps winning, beating Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the US Open round of 16 for the first time.Townsend, an American qualifier ranked No. 116, advanced further than she's ever gone in a Grand Slam by

‘I want more aces against Konta – and not just for me’

US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and radio commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and appThird seed Karolina Pliskova is among the favourites to win the women's singles at the US Open but faces a tough test

Hurricane Dorian’s forecasted path shifts

CNN WeatherA stretch of Florida's east coast, from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet, has been placed under a tropical storm watch, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory on Hurricane Dorian. The advisory explained: Given that the area of tropical storm force winds could expand, and taking into