ROME - England is going back home - with something to play for.Harry Kane scored twice and England overwhelmed Ukraine, 4-0, on Saturday to reach the European Championship semifinals.It was the only match of Euro 2020 that England had to play ...
Jul 4, 2021
LONDON - As the Wembley Stadium announcer roared the final score - "England 2, Germany 0" - Gareth Southgate's vision was momentarily diverted from his victorious players to the big screen.Shown beaming from the VIP seats, reveling in England's passage ...
Jun 30, 2021
LONDON - Raheem Sterling grew up in the shadow of Wembley Stadium as it was being rebuilt, even getting a tattoo of its famous arch on his left forearm.Now playing for his country at the iconic venue, he used his right foot ...
Jun 14, 2021
BUENOS AIRES - Cheeky as ever, Diego Maradona's wish for his 60th birthday is to score another goal against England - this time with his right hand.The Argentine great's most famous - and most infamous - goal went into the net ...
Oct 31, 2020
JOHNRIEL Casimero pulled off a golden performance of his own in faraway England, capturing the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight crown with a sensational stoppage of South African Zolanie Tete early Sunday morning (Manila time).The 30-year-old Casimero floored the ...
Dec 1, 2019
CHICAGO - It's early morning in Birmingham, England, but one of the treadmills at the 24-hour The Gym on Broad street is already humming with the beautiful sound of two happy feet pounding the conveyor belt.Dug, dug, dug, dug, ...
Nov 28, 2019
AS his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs.The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular- ...
Sep 20, 2019
SOUTHAMPTON, England - England recovered from conceding a goal after 35 seconds to score five times in the first half in a wild 5-3 win over Kosovo on Tuesday, maintaining the team's perfect start to qualifying for next year' ...
Sep 11, 2019
LONDON - Harry Kane scored a hat trick and set up Raheem Sterling's goal as England beat Bulgaria, 4-0, in European Championship qualifying on Saturday.With a third win in Group A, England leads by one point with a game ...
Sep 8, 2019
PODGORICA, Montenegro - It should have been the night to celebrate the emergence of another prodigious teenage forward in the latest joyous display by Gareth Southgate's young England team.Instead, England's 5-1 win over Montenegro on Monday will ...
Mar 26, 2019
LONDON - Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!"Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's ...
Feb 13, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Steady rain showers, gusty winds and cool temperatures greeted golfers Friday for the opening foursomes at the World Cup.Teams from Zimbabwe and Wales were the first to tee off at 10:35 a.m. with the leading groups set ...
Nov 23, 2018
LONDON - Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score.Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted " ...
Nov 16, 2018
DEPRIVED of a seat inside the stadium through no fault of their own, a small band of loyal England supporters watched the game from a hilltop overlooking the virtually empty ground.There wasn't much to see.England and Croatia played ...
Oct 13, 2018
The Italian and Spanish leagues get underway this weekend, a week after the English and French leagues started. In Germany, there are cup matches.What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend:ITALYCristiano Ronaldo is expected to make ...
Aug 17, 2018
BRISTOL, England - Ben Stokes, one of the world's most expensive cricket players, knocked two men unconscious in a street brawl after flicking a cigarette end at gay men he mocked outside a nightclub, the prosecution said at the England star&# ...
Aug 7, 2018
PETERSBURG, Russia - Belgium and England both leave the World Cup happy to have reached the semifinals. Belgium may be a little happier, though.The Belgians earned their highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match on ...
Jul 15, 2018
MOSCOW - England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no one wants to play.The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for FIFA to fill TV space with two teams who just ...
Jul 13, 2018
MOSCOW - Harry Kane will likely come home from the World Cup with the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer and a burnished reputation as a feared forward.Had Kane added to his six goals in Russia with either of ...
Jul 12, 2018
SAMARA, Russia - England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), earning England&# ...
Jul 8, 2018
MOSCOW - The research paid off for Jordan Pickford.When Carlos Bacca stepped up to take Colombia's fifth and final penalty, Pickford knew he was likely to shoot to the left.The 24-year-old goalkeeper, in just his seventh England ...
Jul 4, 2018
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