England dismiss Australia, chase 354 for victory

By Nick Mulvenney ADELAIDE, Dec 5 : James Anderson took five for 43 as England continued their bowling resurgence to dismiss Australia for 138 just before tea on Tuesday and set themselves an imposing victory target of 354 over the last five sessions of the second Ashes test. Although the hosts managed to add only […]

Crisis at managerless Everton deepens with no end in sight

By Neil Robinson LONDON, Nov 27 : Everton’s search for a new manager entered its sixth week on Monday after the team suffered two heavy defeats in four days and former players expressed anger at a club apparently in free fall. The Merseysiders are one of only seven sides never to be relegated from the […]

Soccer-Second-string Man City scrape past Wolves in League Cup shootout

By Neil Robinson Undated, Oct 25 : Manchester City were kept at bay for 120 minutes by second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers before winning 4-1 in a penalty shootout to reach the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday. No other team has managed to stop Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City finding the net this season as the Premier […]

England no longer expects, despite World Cup qualification

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Oct 6 : England’s players lined up to congratulate each other following the win over Slovenia which assured World Cup qualification on Thursday but when they turned to acknowledge the crowd, they saw nothing more than thousands of empty red seats. Wembley Stadium, which had been barely half full all night, […]

Roland-Jones to miss rest of the season through injury

By Pete Hall LONDON, Sept 22 : Middlesex said on Friday that England pace bowler Toby Roland-Jones will miss the remainder of the domestic season with a stress facture. Roland-Jones was a strong contender to be named in the national side for the upcoming Ashes series in Australia, having taken 17 wickets in his first […]

Florence declined and London may too, banks warn ahead of May’s speech

By Anjuli Davies and Andrew MacAskill LONDON, Sep 21 : Britain is in danger of losing its place in the financial world much in the same way Florence did after its Renaissance heyday, an industry group warned on Thursday. In statement ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit in the Italian city, TheCityUK, […]