April 6, 2020

RUGBY – England 19-7 New Zealand: Eddie Jones’ side beat All Blacks to reach World Cup final

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By Tom Fordyce From BBC 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final England: (10) 19 Try: Tuilagi Con: Farrell Pen: Ford 4 New Zealand: (0) 7 Try: Savea Con: Mo’unga England are into their first Rugby World Cup final in 12 years after a brilliant demolition of three-time world champions New Zealand. England had stormed into a 10-0 lead, Manu Tuilagi’s second-minute try and a long-range penalty […]

Cricket: Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith and David Warner banned for 12 months

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From BBC Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year for ball-tampering. Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the cheating in South Africa, was given a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia. The three had already been sent home from Australia’s tour – before a fourth Test begins on Friday – […]

‘Voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud dies at 84

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By Barry Parker, AFP From Business Insider APR. 9, 2015, 11:36 PM Sydney (AFP) – Former Australian captain Richie Benaud, whose peerless commentary made him the beloved “voice of cricket” to fans around the world following a scintillating on-field career, has died aged 84. Benaud, one of Australia’s most influential cricketers and leading television commentators, […]

Phillip Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25/Windies pay tribute/Israeli cricket umpire killed by ball

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From BBC Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness. Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was […]