May 22, 2015

New Zealand polishes off England

Trent Boult and debutant Matt Henry took four wickets each as New Zealand made short work of England’s tail in the first test at Lord’s on Friday. The tourists then got through to lunch on the second day without losing a wicket. At the ...

West Indies defeats England to tie series

May 4, 2015

West Indies defeats England to tie series

The West Indies completed a tense, hard-fought victory over England by five wickets in the extended final session of the third day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval on Sunday. The hosts were set 192 to win and were guided to ...

Skipper Cook nearing England record

Apr 23, 2015

Skipper Cook nearing England record

Alastair Cook closed in on becoming England’s highest test run-maker on Wednesday as his team began its pursuit of West Indies’ 299 all out on the second day of the second test. England skipper Cook and fellow opener Jonathan Trott negotiated 26 overs without ...

Apr 18, 2015

West Indies draws England in first test

An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first test Friday, spoiling James Anderson’s celebrations after becoming his country’s record wicket taker Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with ...

Mar 9, 2015

Poisoning probed after Crufts prize-winning dog dies

Owners of a prize-winning Irish Setter who died after competing at the renowned Crufts dog show claimed on Sunday their dog had been poisoned at the English event. Thendara Satisfaction, who was known as Jagger and was almost 4 years old, won second in ...

England rallies for win over Wales

Feb 7, 2015

England rallies for win over Wales

England fought back from 10-0 down after nine minutes to beat Wales 21-16 in the opening game of the Six Nations on Friday, avenging a painful defeat to its fiercest rival on its last trip to the Millennium Stadium. Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph ...

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

Nov 28, 2014

NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel

A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship ...

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

Nov 3, 2014

Jazz clarinetist Acker Bilk dead at 85

English clarinet player Acker Bilk, who beat the Beatles and other British rockers to the top of the U.S. music charts with the instrumental “Stranger on the Shore,” has died at the age of 85. Manager Pamela Sutton said Bilk died Sunday at a ...