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India v England – first ODI – text & radio

22 Feb 2019Women's One Day International SeriesInd WomenIndia Women03:30Eng WomenEngland WomenVenue: Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiRelated Video and AudioGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryPlay starts at 03:30 GMTTMS coverage starts at 03:15Sarah Taylor & Katherine Brunt back in…

Japan to recognise Ainu as ‘indigenous people’ for first time

After decades of discrimination, the government of Japan has introduced a bill to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time - a move welcomed by activists as a "first step" towards achieving equality. The Ainu people, traditionally a society of hunter-gatherers on the northern island of Hokkaido, have long suffered…

‘A horrific week for Virginia’: Gov. Ralph Northam takes on blackface...

CLOSE The top three Democrats in Virginia are embroiled in scandals; two over offensive racial depictions, and the other over sexual assault accusations. USA TODAYVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam sidestepped calls for his resignation, instead saying in his first interview since he admitted to wearing blackface that he would spend the rest of his time in…

Rukban camp in Syria receives first aid in 3 months

A camp where babies are dying despite it being in a zone in Syria controlled by the United States military finally received its first aid delivery in three months. The United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent reached the Rukban camp in southeast Syria with 118 trucks packed with food supplies, basic medicines, education items and children's recreational kits.…

GB’s Konta serving to stay in first set against Sakkari

SummaryBritain's Johanna Konta loses first set 6-4 to Greece's Maria Sakkari in second singles rubber in Fed Cup group tieGB's Katie Boulter beat Valentini Grammatikopoulou 6-3 4-6 6-3 in the opening singles to put GB 1-0 upGB won Wednesday's opening Group A tie against Slovenia 3-0Fed Cup matches taking place at the University of BathEight…

World Para Taekwondo Championships 2019: Matt Bush becomes first British man...

By Nick Hope BBC Olympic sports reporter Matt Bush won a bronze medal at last year's Pan American Para Taekwondo ChampionshipsMatt Bush has become the first British man to claim a title at the World Para Taekwondo Championships with a golden-point victory in Turkey.With the scores level at 8-8 following the regulation rounds, the Welshman…

Super Bowl LIII will feature male cheerleaders for the very first...

Quinton Peron (pictured) and Napoleon Jinnies will become the first ever male cheerleaders to perform at the Super Bowl on Sunday.Image: Joe Scarnici/Getty ImagesBy Matt Binder2019-02-03 20:25:36 UTC At 2019's Super Bowl, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will make history. On Sunday, Peron and Jinnies will become the first male cheerleaders to ever perform at…

Pope Francis seeks dialogue on first trip to UAE

Pope Francis starts a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, the first for a leader of the Roman Catholic Church in the Arabian Peninsula. The Pontiff will attend the Global Conference on Human Fraternity at the behest of the UAE's leadership, that has proclaimed 2019 the "Year of Tolerance", a move scorned…

Laura Kenny: National Track Championships gold for Olympian on first appearance...

Laura Kenny, in black, in action during the heatsLaura Kenny won scratch-race gold as she made her first National Track Championships appearance since 2015.Kenny beat fellow Olympic champions Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald in Manchester."Sometimes people think because you've won at World Championships and Olympics, Nationals can't mean too much - but it does," said…

Chris Pine and Jimmy Kimmel nerd out over their first ever...

What was your first concert? Did one of your parents take you or did you go it alone? Chris Pine's a keen Metallica fan, but it wasn't his first concert. Hollywood Chris and star of both Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman and I Am the Night, Pine had a delightful nerd-out with Jimmy Kimmel on Friday…
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