ENGLAND, Sept 20:  England’s Ashes and World Cup bowler Jofra Archer and opening batsmen Rory Burns and Joe Denly are among a number of players to be awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

LONDON, Sept 17: The days of James Anderson and Stuart Broad spearheading England’s fast bowling attack are over, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

LONDON, Sept 16: Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.

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LONDON, Sept 13: England were bowled out for 294 in the first innings of the fifth Ashes test at the Oval on Friday, with Australia’s Mitchell Marsh claiming his first test five-wicket haul to end the host’s chances of building a high score.

LEEDS, Aug 24: England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.

LONDON, August 16:  England fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top order wickets before lunch at Lord’s to leave Australia at 80-4.

LONDON, August 16: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, Aug 15:  Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, August 14: England captain Joe Root expects his side to fight back hard against Australia when the second Ashes test starts at Lord’s on Wednesday.

LONDON, Aug 6: Wayne Rooney will join Derby County in January from MLS side DC United, with the former England captain set to continue his playing career while working towards his goal of becoming a manager, the Championship club said on Tuesday.

BIRMINGHAM, August 6: England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.

London, August 6: Crystal Palace have signed former England and Chelsea centre back Gary Cahill on a free transfer ahead of the new season, the Premier League club have said.

SYDNEY, Aug 6: Those Australians who eschewed late nights in front of the television woke up on Tuesday to the news that their cricket team had achieved a thumping first Ashes test victory lauded as “A Win for the Ages” in local media.

BIRMINGHAM, August 4: Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes test at Edgbaston.

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 3:  Rory Burns’ superb maiden test century and 57 from Joe Root put England in a strong position — 17 runs behind with six wickets in hand — going into day three of the first Ashes test against Australia, as their top order finally clicked.

BIRMINGHAM, August 1:  There were no handshakes as Australia won the toss and elected to bat in brightening conditions at Edgbaston as the Ashes series between England and Australia got underway in Birmingham on Thursday.

LONDON, July 30: England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

LONDON, July 27: Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday.

LONDON, July 27:  Ireland’s dream of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the history of test cricket was shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs to England at Lord’s on Friday.

LONDON, July 26: Australia have named the following 17-man squad for the five-test Ashes series against England, which begins at Edgbaston on Aug. 1.

MELBOURNE, July 24: The six years since James Pattison last bowled against England have been a soul-crushing treadmill of injuries, rehab and dashed expectations but the patched-up paceman is again daring to dream on the verge of the Ashes.

LONDON, July 15: England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama on Sunday.

LONDON, July 14: Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

BIRMINGHAM, July 11:  England stormed into the World Cup final with an eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday after yet another century opening partnership from Jason Roy (85) and Jonny Bairstow (34).

LE HAVRE, June 15: England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday.

CARDIFF, June 8:  A superb 153 from Jason Roy and a big-hitting 64 from Jos Buttler fired England to their highest ever Cricket World Cup total as they posted 386-6 in their third match at this year’s tournament on Saturday.

LONDON, May 30: Half-centuries from four batsmen guided England to a challenging 311/8 against South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval in London on Thursday.

LONDON, May 25: England must first win the women’s World Cup before they can start a discussion on equal pay with their male counterparts, Lionesses forward Fran Kirby said.

LONDON, April 18: British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country’s sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.

March 7: Every member of England women’s squad is made to feel valued and the sense of togetherness will stand the Lionesses in good stead at the World Cup later this year, defender Leah Williamson has said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Royal College of England has conducted an MRCPCH exam for the pediatrics- first of its kind in Nepal. The exam held for the specialization after MD in pediatrics was earlier available only in Britain.

LONDON, Jan 1: Police picked up a group of 12 migrants found on a beach in southwestern England as top British officials met Monday to discuss the increasing numbers of people attempting to cross the English Channel from France to England.

COLOMBO, Nov 24: Sri Lanka made strong reply to England’s first innings total of 336 as Dimuth Karunaratne forged a 142-run partnership with Dhananjaya de Silva to guide the hosts to 183 for two at tea on the second day of the third and final test on Saturday.

COLOMBO, Nov 23: Jonny Bairstow hit a fluent 42 not out to guide England to 102 for two at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Friday.

LONDON, Nov 19: England fought back to qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League as Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane scored late goals in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Croatia, who were relegated from Group A4 after defeat at Wembley on Sunday.

PALLEKELE, Nov 18: England captain Joe Root was particularly pleased that he practiced what he preached after his sublime century set up the team’s series-clinching victory in the second test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

SRI LANKA, Nov 17: England were all out for 346 in their second innings in the first session on the fourth day, setting Sri Lanka 301 for victory in the second test on Saturday.

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SRILANKA, Nov 15: All-rounder Ben Stokes stole the show with two brilliant efforts in the field to help England break through Sri Lanka’s resilience with a brace of wickets shortly before lunch on the second day of the second test on Thursday.

LONDON, Nov 15: Wayne Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt and captain’s armband when he comes on for his final England appearance in Thursday’s friendly with the United States, manager Gareth Southgate said.

BARCELONA, Oct 16: Spain’s 3-2 defeat to England in the Nations League on Monday not only burst the bubble of optimism surrounding new coach Luis Enrique, but it also dredged up unpleasant memories of their woeful World Cup campaign in Russia.

LONDON, Sept 12: Defeated India skipper Virat Kohli took some comfort from a 4-1 drubbing in England, saying the series had revived test cricket.

ENGLAND, Sept 3: India skipper Virat Kohli said the England’s “frustrating” lower order batsmen proved the difference as the hosts won the fourth test in Southampton by 60 runs for an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

SOUTHAMPTON, Sept 1: Moeen Ali spun England right back into contention on a fluctuating second day of the fourth test with five wickets as India slumped to 273 all out in their first innings on Friday.

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 4: England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli to give the hosts a stunning victory by 31 runs on the fourth day of the first test match at Edgbaston.

ST PETERSBURG, July 14: Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss.

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RUSSIA, July 11: England manager Gareth Southgate says he knew that the negative press about Russia leading up to this summer’s World Cup would not turn out to be true.

July 11: This is a FIFA World Cup semi-final decades in the making. Both sides have waited patiently for their turn, each experiencing heartbreak in prior editions since they last appeared in the final four. Croatia have 'only' had to wait 20 years (semi-finalists at France 1998), while England last reached the semi-final stage 28 years ago at Italy 1990.