Aug 28, 2015

Burgess selected to England squad for Rugby World Cup

Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England’s squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive selection by coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was included as one of four centers in ...

England pounds Australia, closes in on Ashes victory

Aug 8, 2015

England pounds Australia, closes in on Ashes victory

Eighteen months after a regime-changing whitewash Down Under, England is on the cusp of winning back the Ashes. And they are humiliating Australia in the process. England fell just short of a series-clinching victory inside two days at Trent Bridge when bad light stopped ...

Aug 1, 2015

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in British plane crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for the Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British ...

Finn leads England to victory

Aug 1, 2015

Finn leads England to victory

Once known for hitting the stumps at the wrong end as he ran in to bowl, Steven Finn made a triumphant return to test cricket at Edgbaston, extracting maximum bounce and spearheading England to an eight-wicket victory Friday over Australia in the third Ashes ...

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Jul 31, 2015

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Australia held on to force the third Ashes test into a third day, limping to stumps at 168-7 in the second innings for a 23-run lead on Thursday. At 111-6 with 27 overs left in the day, the match looked like it would be ...

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

Jul 30, 2015

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

The Ashes series took another twist Wednesday as England dominated the first day of the third test to finish only three runs behind Australia with seven wickets remaining after the tourists were dismissed for just 136. England finished the rain-hit day at Edgbaston on ...

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

Jul 30, 2015

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. British ministers convened for emergency talks on the mounting crisis, as Prime Minister ...

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Jul 23, 2015

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Medals awarded to a glamorous World War II heroine fetched a record price at auction on Wednesday, reviving memories of the spy whose exploits earned her one of Britain’s most prestigious honors. Violette Szabo’s George Cross and other medals sold for £312,000 ($446,691), including ...

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Jul 20, 2015

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Australia dealt England a humiliating Ashes defeat at Lord’s on Sunday, winning by 405 runs to level the five-match series and deliver a wounding defeat from which England may struggle to recover. The match ended more than a day early after Australia dominated every ...