'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Dec 18, 2013

'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies at 84

Ronnie Biggs, known for his role in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, died Wednesday, his daughter-in-law said. He was 84. Veronica Biggs did not provide details of the cause of death. He had been released from prison four years ago on compassionate grounds because ...

Aussies take commanding lead in second test

Dec 7, 2013

Aussies take commanding lead in second test

Mitchell Johnson terrified the England batsmen on Saturday, taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling and helping Australia move to the cusp of back-to-back victories to start the Ashes series. In a hectic third day of the second test, 12 wickets tumbled after ...

England triumphs over Australia in first Ashes test

Nov 23, 2013

England triumphs over Australia in first Ashes test

After spending three months trying to convince critics that the last Ashes series was much closer than it looked, Michael Clarke’s Australian squad did everything they could to ram home the point against England on Saturday. Resuming at 65-0 and with a 224-run lead, ...

Farah fires back at Wilshere over residency row

Oct 15, 2013

Farah fires back at Wilshere over residency row

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah hit back on Monday at Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s comment that only English people should play soccer for England. The 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter champion, who was born in Somalia, told ITV’s “The Agenda” program that he was ...

| Jun 1, 2013

England needs victories, not draws

by Christopher Davies

England plays Brazil in a friendly on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Whether England will return to Brazil for next year’s World Cup finals remains in the balance. Its performance in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland underlined yet again, as if ...

| Mar 22, 2013

Montenegro a challenge for England

by Christopher Davies

It is a moment Jonathan Pearce will never forget. Pearce, who now has a leading role in the BBC’s football commentating team, was covering the 1994 World Cup qualifying game between San Marino and England for the commercial radio station Capital Gold in November ...

Feb 16, 2013

A king rediscovered

Few kings in history have been as vilified as England's Richard III. Will the discovery of his 15th-century remains prompt a reassessment of his legacy?