UK govt survives no-confidence vote by tiny margin

UK govt survives no-confidence vote by tiny margin

British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters File Photo) London, January 17 (IANS): British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, averting any immediate risk of an early general election. The vote of no-confidence, put forward by the main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was lost by 325 votes […]

British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media during the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, on January 7, 2019. (Anthony Devlin/Pool via REUTERS/File) LONDON, January 13 (Reuters): British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers that failure to back her plan to leave the European […]

Mourinho’s woes multiply as Manchester Utd flop again at West Ham

Mourinho’s woes multiply as Manchester Utd flop again at West Ham

Manchester United’s David de Gea looks dejected after West Ham’s third goal on September 29 )REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)   London, September 29 (REUTERS): Manchester United’s troubled season hit a new low on Saturday as Jose Mourinho saw his gamble on introducing a new tactical system backfire with an insipid 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the […]

French pair show tactics count more in Europe

French pair show tactics count more in Europe

Lyon’s Nabil Fekir in action with Manchester City’s Fernandinho. (Reuters Photo)   MANCHESTER, SEPTEMBER 20 (REUTERS): A day after Paris St Germain were beaten 3-2 by Liverpool, a far less fancied French side, Olympique Lyonnais, produced the surprise result of the Champions League’s opening round by beating Premier League winners Manchester City.   PSG have […]

Soccer: Relentless Liverpool sweep aside Tottenham to stay top

Soccer: Relentless Liverpool sweep aside Tottenham to stay top

Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scores their first goal on September 15. (Reuters)   September 15 (Reuters): Liverpool continued their perfect start to the season to stay top of the Premier League after a goal in each half gave them a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.   Georginio Wijnaldum picked the perfect time […]

Cricket: Rahul delays England celebrations with defiant century

Cricket: Rahul delays England celebrations with defiant century

India’s KL Rahul celebrates his century on September 11. (Reuters Photo)   LONDON, September 11 (Reuters): Opener KL Rahul scored a defiant century to hold up England’s victory charge as India reached 167-5 at lunch on the final day of the fifth test at the Oval on Tuesday.   England need five more wickets to complete […]

Cricket: Alastair Cook’s last stand ends on 147 as England dominate

Cricket: Alastair Cook’s last stand ends on 147 as England dominate

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after losing his wicket on September 10 (Reuters Photos) LONDON, September 10 (Reuters): Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fairytale fashion with a memorable century as England built a 404-run lead over India at tea on the fourth day of the fifth test on Monday.   England’s […]

Cricket: Alastair Cook ends England career with ‘nothing left in the tank’

Cricket: Alastair Cook ends England career with ‘nothing left in the tank’

LONDON, September 3 (Reuters): Alastair Cook, England’s leading test run-scorer, will retire from international cricket after this week’s fifth test against India, the 33-year-old said on Monday.   The left-handed opening batsman, who captained England in 59 tests, admitted there was “nothing left in the tank” after enduring a poor run of form in nine […]

Cricket: England beat India by 60 runs to wrap up series

Cricket: England beat India by 60 runs to wrap up series

– September 2, 2018 England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Shikhar Dhawa. (Reuters)   SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 2 (Reuters): England bowled India out for 184 on Sunday to win the fourth test by 60 runs and wrap up the series with a match to spare.   A gritty 101-run partnership between Virat […]

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