Horse racing pundit John McCririck dead at 79

London (CNN)The legendary horse-racing broadcaster John McCririck, who was famed for his outlandish dress sense, has died at the age of 79, his family has announced. “His flamboyant broadcasting style from the heart of the betting ring proved extremely popular with racing fans and beyond,” McCririck’s family said. “Despite suffering ill health in recent months, John continued to make several TV and radio appearances. “John’s interest in horse racing and betting began at Harrow where he was the school bookie. On leaving he worked for an illegal street bookmaker then legally on-course where he learned the art of tic-tac, clerking bets and making a book,” they added. Jockeys and racing experts have paid tribute to McCririck. Tony McCoy, a 20-time …

‘They’re amazingly isolated’: is social media making NBA players miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blame Sometimes it can be challenging for NBA players to focus entirely on basketball. Recently, later banned from the teams games for life. And its not just on court where players can feel exposed it happens on social media too. The most infamous case came when Kevin Durant was Kevin Love and Adam Silver suggested that many players are unhappy. He said that in an age of anxiety many of the players he meets with are genuinely unhappy and amazingly isolated. NBA hall of famer Charles Barkley, ignoring the old adage that money cant buy you happiness, Russell …