England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

Jun 19, 2016

England coach Jones wants clean sweep over Australia

With two wins and a first-ever test series victory in Australia, England coach Eddie Jones isn’t about to lower the bar for his expectations of a successful rugby tour Down Under. Jones, an Australian who formerly coached the Wallabies and Japan, wants a third ...

England beats Australia to clinch series

Jun 18, 2016

England beats Australia to clinch series

Captain Dylan Hartley scored a first-half try and Owen Farrell a late clinching one as England defended resolutely through repeated Australian scoring attacks to beat the mistake-prone Wallabies 23-7 on Saturday and clinch its first rugby series Down Under. Leading 10-7 at halftime, Farrell’s ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...

Jun 11, 2016

England tops Australia in test series opener

England’s resurgence under Eddie Jones gained traction with a breakthrough 39-28 win over the Wallabies to open the three-test series against the Rugby World Cup finalists on Saturday. Jones took over in the wake of England’s dreadful group-stage exit at the 2015 World Cup, ...

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 ...