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, […]

Soccer-Chicharito shares West Ham’s lofty ambitions

By Steve Tongue LONDON, July 28 : Javier Hernandez sounded confident that he can become the prolific goalscorer West Ham United need when he gave his first news conference today since joining from Bayer Leverkusen. The club’s fourth major signing of the close-season after goalkeeper Joe Hart, defender Pablo Zabaleta and forward Marko Arnautovic is […]