Australian golfer Lyle dies aged 36

Australian golfer Lyle dies aged 36

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Golfer Jarrod Lyle reached a career-high 142nd in the world Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36, his family has confirmed. Lyle overcame acute myeloid leukaemia in 1998 and 2012, before announcing it had returned last year. He died on Wednesday, after spending his final days […]

England's Stokes 'spiteful before fight'

England's Stokes 'spiteful before fight'

Image copyright PA Image caption Ben Stokes arrives at Bristol Crown Court for the second day of his trial England cricketer Ben Stokes was “spiteful and angry” towards a bouncer before he was involved in a fight with two men, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder is one of three men accused of fighting […]

England's Stokes 'mocked gay men before fight'

England's Stokes 'mocked gay men before fight'

Image copyright PA Image caption Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court after the first day of the trial England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked two gay men and flicked a cigarette butt at one of them before brawling with two other men, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder, who will miss the second Test against […]

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Imran Khan giving his televised speech from his home on the outskirts of Islamabad Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals. In a television address, he said: “We were successful and we were given a mandate.” His PTI party is […]

Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Sri Lanka's Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Image copyright AFP Image caption England fans watch their team play Sri Lanka at Galle Stadium in 2012 One of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning views […]

Legend D'Oliveira awarded freedom of city of Worcester

Legend D'Oliveira awarded freedom of city of Worcester

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Basil D’Oliveira, fondly known as Dolly, represented England in 44 Test matches Cricket legend Basil D’Oliveira is to be posthumously awarded the freedom of the city of Worcester. Born in South Africa, D’Oliveira moved to England in 1960 because of the lack of opportunities for non-white players. He played […]