NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — James Anderson dismissed old rival Virat Kohli for a duck as England's bowlers bounced back against India on a rain-shortened second day of the first test on Thursday at Trent Bridge.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League champion Manchester City broke the British transfer fee record on Thursday to sign midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
City paid a fee of 100 million pounds ($139 million), Villa chief executive Christian Purslow confirmed.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Rugby League World Cup scheduled for October in England was postponed to 2022 on Thursday.
The news was anticipated after Australia and New Zealand pulled out two weeks ago, citing player welfare concerns in the pandemic.
LONDON (AP) — England fast bowler Jofra Archer was ruled out for the rest of the year on Thursday because his problematic right elbow has a new injury.
Archer will miss the ongoing home test series against India, the Twenty20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month.
LONDON (AP) — British police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the team's Euro 2020 soccer final loss against Italy say they have made 11 arrests.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed penalties in the shootout defeat at Wembley on July 11.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester defender Wesley Fofana was carried off on a stretcher with a leg injury during the club's preseason friendly against Spanish team Villarreal on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old French defender was tackled from behind by Villarreal forward Nino and received lengthy treatment at the King Power Stadium before being carried off.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa signed striker Danny Ings from Southampton to a three-year contract on Wednesday.
The Birmingham club paid an undisclosed transfer fee for Ings amid widespread reports that it was also negotiating a deal to sell midfielder Jack Grealish to Manchester City for a record fee.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa signed forward Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen to a four-year contract on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Jamaica international scored 15 goals and had 11 assists across all competitions last season for the German club.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — India captain Virat Kohli is waiting to see how much “scarring” lingers among England’s batsmen following their recent travails against his side.
Kohli celebrated a 3-1 series win in India in March when Joe Root's side failed to get to grips with turning surfaces and the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association on Tuesday over the behavior of some England fans at the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium.
LONDON (AP) — England has postponed its six-match cricket tour of Bangladesh, originally scheduled for September and October, until March 2023.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said Tuesday it and the Bangladesh Cricket Board mutually decided to reschedule the tour, which includes three one-day internationals and three Twenty20s.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Joe Root called his friend Ben Stokes the heartbeat of the England team, without compare in world cricket even.
And yet England must replace that incomparable heartbeat somehow or the five-test series against India starting on Wednesday at Trent Bridge is going to feel like five heart attacks.
LONDON (AP) — England allrounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the home test series against India starting next week to “take an an indefinite break from all cricket.”
Stokes wants “to prioritise his mental wellbeing and to rest his left index finger, which has not fully healed since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month,” the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement on Friday.
LONDON (AP) — The England and Wales Cricket Board is determined to find a way to ensure England's best players are available for the Ashes in Australia in December.
In a joint statement with the Professional Cricketers’ Association on Friday, the governing bodies reiterated their desire for the five-test series to be played at the highest possible standard.
LONDON (AP) — A man who accosted England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park pleaded guilty Friday to assault and was ordered to pay the scientist 100 pounds ($140).
Lewis Hughes, 24, and another man filmed themselves harassing Whitty, who has become a nationally recognized figure through appearances at televised coronavirus briefings.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal signed defender Ben White to a long-term contract on Friday after luring the England center back away from Brighton, which described the transfer fee it received as a club record.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of rehabilitation.
The Premier League club, which kicks off the new season in just over two weeks, did not specify how long the 23-year-old Rashford could be out.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say they found “shocking conditions” at a facility for people arriving in England on small boats, with babies and small children among dozens packed into a small room in the port town of Dover.
SYDNEY (AP) — Rugby league’s World Cup received more bad news Friday when all 16 National Rugby League clubs approved a decision by Australia and New Zealand officials to withdraw from the tournament.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marc Skinner was hired as manager of the Manchester United women's team on Thursday, less than a week after he resigned as coach of the Orlando Pride.
LONDON (AP) — A British man who died 32 years after being caught in a crush of soccer fans at an overcrowded Hillsborough Stadium has been recorded as the 97th victim of the 1989 tragedy.
Andrew Devine was badly injured in a crush of Liverpool fans at the stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chances are 50-50 the Rugby League World Cup will happen this year, tournament chief executive Jon Dutton said on Thursday.
He did not expect Australia and New Zealand to change their minds after their shocking decision last week to withdraw, citing player welfare concerns in the pandemic.
DERBY, England (AP) — Derby manager Wayne Rooney apologized to his family and employer after photos of him at a private party surfaced online.
The photos appeared to show the former Manchester United striker asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a group of young women.
LONDON (AP) — Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United defender Alex Telles is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season due to an ankle injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Brazilian likely won't return until September, meaning he'd miss the first three games of the season.
BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton launched a charitable foundation Tuesday that will both support diversity and inclusion in motorsports and empower underrepresented youth groups in Britain.
The seven-time Formula One champion formed Mission 44 with a personal pledge of 20 million pounds ($27.5 million) earmarked to support programs and organizations that narrow the gap in employment and education systems.
LONDON (AP) — Londoners were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks.
The Met Office weather agency said 41.8 millimeters (1.65 inches) of rain — almost a month's worth — fell in central London on Sunday afternoon.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has left his role as assistant coach of Premier League team Aston Villa in order to “develop my aim and objective of becoming a manager.”
SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) — Stephen Dodd birdied the final hole to win the Senior British Open by one stroke on Sunday, holding off challenges from Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke to secure his first major title.
SUNNINGDALE, England (AP) — Stephen Dodd equaled the lowest round in the history of the Senior British Open by shooting an 8-under 62 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds.
The Welshman made nine birdies in a round that also tied Sunningdale’s Old Course record that was set by Nick Faldo at the 1986 European Open and then tied by Shane Lowry in British Open qualifying in 2010.
LONDON (AP) — After 16 months of solo jogging, Saturday's return of the weekly 5-kilometer mass runs in England's parks was met with widespread jubilation.
Days after all remaining lockdown restrictions were lifted in England, the organized 5K runs were allowed to resume for the first time since the pandemic struck in March 2020.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a contract extension through at least the 2023-24 season, the club said Saturday.
The show of confidence in Solskjaer follows a second-place finish in the Premier League and a trip to Europa League final.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked a former girlfriend and threw her naked out of their hotel room as part of a pattern of abusive behavior, it was claimed in court on Friday.
LONDON (AP) — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Australia and New Zealand were called “selfish” and "cowardly” for pulling out of the Rugby League World Cup in October in England on Thursday.
The southern hemisphere giants, who have won 12 of the 15 World Cups, stunned organizers when they withdrew citing player welfare and safety concerns in the pandemic.
BERKSHIRE, England (AP) — Darren Clarke shot a 5-under 65 on Thursday at Sunningdale for a share of the Senior British Open lead with James Kingston.
Clarke had six birdies and a bogey on the Old Course in the final senior major championship of the year.
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Swedish newcomer Vincent Norrman continued his remarkable start to life as a professional golfer as he took a share of the lead after the first round of the Wales Open on Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday.
Unlike last year, the depleted supplies did not reflect consumers stockpiling basic goods in anticipation of a lockdown.
LONDON (AP) — The British government has tripled its pay increase offer for more than a million National Health Service employees in England, but unions said the proposed boost was insufficient given an anticipated spike in inflation.
LONDON (AP) — Fast bowler Ollie Robinson was recalled to the England test squad on Wednesday for the first time since his ban for sending discriminatory tweets.
Robinson was named in head coach Chris Silverwood's 17-man squad for the opening two tests of the five-match series against India starting Aug.
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Ellen White scored a pair of goals and Britain opened the Olympic women's soccer tournament with a 2-0 victory over Chile on Wednesday.
Lauren Hemp's header put the ball in front of White for a close-in goal in the 18th minute.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leg-spinner Adil Rashid posted career-best figures to help England secure a tense three-wicket win over Pakistan in the third Twenty20 and clinch their series 2-1 on Tuesday.
TOKYO (AP) — Athlete activism is making a comeback at these Olympic Games.
When play starts at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday, acts of free expression of the kind athletes were long banned from making at the Olympics will take center stage.
LONDON (AP) — England is giving Tonga money and offering coaching help for their rugby test in November at Twickenham.
Tonga was due to visit last November but the match was canceled in the pandemic.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton has suspended a player pending a police investigation, the Premier League club said Tuesday.
The northwest-England team did not identify the player or any details about the police case.
LONDON (AP) — The British government sought Monday to prevent Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro from gaining access to nearly $2 billion of gold held by the Bank of England as the U.K. Supreme Court started hearing a case that hinges on the question of who should be considered the Latin American nation’s president.
LONDON (AP) — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom.