May 21, 2016

Anderson, Bairstow propel dominant England past Sri Lanka

Jimmy Anderson put on a swing-bowling clinic after Jonny Bairstow struck his second test century to leave England in complete control of the first test against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. Playing on his home ground, wicketkeeper Bairstow hit 140 — 10 short ...

May 4, 2016

Retired Japanese exec, 51, embarks on solo trans-Atlantic race

Hiroshi Kitada embarked from Plymouth for New York on Monday as the first-ever Japanese skipper to attempt the Transat, a 3,000 mile (5,650 km) solo trans-Atlantic race. The 51-year-old former company boss with a spirit of adventure is aboard a Class40 12-meter single hull ...

'Happy Birthday, dear Queenie' rings out as Elizabeth turns 90

Apr 22, 2016

'Happy Birthday, dear Queenie' rings out as Elizabeth turns 90

Well-wishers sang “Happy Birthday” to a smiling Queen Elizabeth II as she turned 90 on Thursday, celebrating the milestone by lighting a beacon and greeting cheering crowds in the streets. The sovereign, who has been on the throne since 1952 and steered Britain through ...

West Indies wins World Twenty20

Apr 4, 2016

West Indies wins World Twenty20

Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England to lift the World Twenty20 title in Kolkata on Sunday. The Windies went into the last over needing 19 to win and with expert death bowler Ben Stokes ...

U.K. man convicted of plotting to attack U.S. troops in Britain

Apr 1, 2016

U.K. man convicted of plotting to attack U.S. troops in Britain

A British delivery driver has been convicted of plotting to attack U.S. military personnel in the U.K. A jury on Friday found Junead Khan guilty of preparing an act of terrorism. The 25-year-old’s work for a pharmaceutical firm took him past U.S. air bases ...

England rallies to beat Germany

Mar 27, 2016

England rallies to beat Germany

Jamie Vardy scored his first England goal two minutes after coming on as a substitute and Eric Dier scored in injury time to beat Germany 3-2 and preserve the team’s unbeaten record in Berlin on Saturday. Vardy, who came on in the 72nd minute, ...

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Mar 20, 2016

England tops France to complete Grand Slam

Six Nations champion England completed its first Grand Slam in 13 years after beating France 31-21 in an error-strewn finale on Saturday. England, handed the title last weekend after France lost to Scotland, scored three tries to none but kept giving away kickable penalties ...