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Former England captain Wilkins in critical condition

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Former England captain Ray Wilkins is in a critical condition in a London hospital following a heart attack. “Ray Wilkins is currently being treated at St George’s Hospital, and his condition is critical,” the hospital said on its official twitter feed on Saturday. Induced coma “His family have asked for privacy at this time, and we are tweeting this update with their agreement.” His wife was quoted as saying he had suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be put in an ...

US says Russian expulsion of diplomats marks ‘deterioration’ in ties

Friday, 30 March 2018

Russia’s expulsion of 60 US diplomats and shuttering of one of its consulates marks a “further deterioration” in relations between Washington and Moscow, the White House said Thursday. The US had ordered a similar number of diplomats from Russia to leave and the shuttering of one of its consulates as part of an international effort to isolate the country after an ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned in England in a nerve agent attack blamed on Moscow. “Russia’s ...

Liverpool discount store displays unique 40ft banner to honor Mohamed Salah

Sunday, 25 March 2018

A massive 40ft Mohamed Salah banner was erected on the storefront of a discount and e-cigarette shop in Walton in Liverpool in a show of support for the Liverpool FC football star. Written on the sign is “Mohamed Salah 30 goals and counting!!!”, “All the best from County Rd discount store” and “the Egyptian king”. The e-Cig shop called Smokers Paradise and the discount store which sells miscellaneous items like groceries and bedding are owned by the same ...

Morale-boosting win for Tunisia in football friendly against Iran

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A fortunate own goal handed Tunisia a 1-0 victory over Iran in their friendly clash on a waterlogged pitch in Tunis on Friday, in what was a morale boosting result for the World Cup-bound north Africans. Wahbi Khazri proved the talisman for the home side and it was his dribbling run that led to the 71st minute winner. Khazri’s shot was parried by Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand into the path of defender Milad Mohammadi, who could only turn the ball into his own net. Tunisia, who share ...

England’s Stuart Broad becomes 15th bowler to take 400 test wickets

Thursday, 22 March 2018

England swing bowler Stuart Broad claimed his 400th test wicket Thursday on the first day of the first cricket test against New Zealand.Broad, playing in his 115th test, reached the milestone when he dismissed Tom Latham for 26 in New Zealand’s first innings.He became the 15th bowler in test history and the second Englishman after his new-ball partner James Anderson (522) to reach the 400-wicket mark.Latham was caught by Chris Woakes at square leg when New Zealand was 92-2 in reply to ...

Former England batsman Pietersen calls time on playing career

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen appeared to have brought the curtain down on his cricket playing career on Saturday, announcing his decision to step away from the game in a series of messages on social media. Pietersen, 37, who briefly captained England in 2008-09, was told in 2014 that he was no longer in the national side’s plans and spent the latter part of his career playing for a number of club teams across the world. The South Africa-born player represented Quetta Gladiators ...

Stephen Hawking: ‘His laboratory was the universe’

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking’s cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday at age 76, became the public face of science genius. He appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” voiced himself in “The Simpsons” cartoon series and wrote the best seller “A Brief History of Time.” He sold 9 million copies of that book, though many readers didn’t ...

I am not a sexist, says England women’s coach Phil Neville

Monday, 29 January 2018

England women’s coach Phil Neville has denied being sexist and is confident he is the right person for the job despite his lack of experience. The former Manchester United defender has been widely criticized since his appointment last week after comments he made on Twitter a few years ago came to light, one of which said he had “just battered the wife”. In his first interview since taking charge, Neville reiterated an apology he made last week, saying ...

Easy win gives England 2-0 series lead over Australia

Friday, 19 January 2018

England’s top order fired in unison to give them a four-wicket win in the second one-day international against Australia on Friday as Aaron Finch’s second straight hundred for the hosts could not prevent them falling 2-0 behind in the series. Chasing 271 for victory in Brisbane, England reached their target comfortably with 34 balls to spare and need one more victory to wrap up the five-match series. Finch had scored 107 in Australia’s five-wicket loss in the first match and ...

Rugby: England head coach Eddie Jones extends contract until 2021

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him in the role until 2021, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday. Jones, who took over the reins at England in November 2015, was originally contracted until the end of the 2019 World Cup campaign in Japan. The 57-year-old has led England to consecutive Six Nations triumphs and series wins in Australia and Argentina. 

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