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Alex Hales to join England World Cup training camp

Alex Hales has made six centuries in 70 one-day internationals for EnglandBatsman Alex Hales will join the England squad for their pre-World Cup training camp in Cardiff on Saturday.The 30-year-old has missed Nottinghamshire's first three One-Day Cup games for what the county described as "personal reasons".Last week, Notts said that Hales had "made himself unavailable…

Ronnie O’Sullivan defeated by amateur James Cahill at World Championship in...

Watch the closing stages as five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers a shock defeat by amateur James Cahill at the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield. Available to UK users only

Rory Best: Ulster and Ireland skipper to retire after Rugby World...

Best led Ireland to a Grand Slam in 2018Ireland and Ulster captain Rory Best will retire after this year's World Cup in Japan.The 36-year-old hooker made his Ireland debut in 2005 and has won 116 caps."It is with mixed feelings that I announce my retirement from Ulster Rugby as of the end of this season,"…

Jofra Archer does not want to ‘step on toes’ over England...

Archer has been playing with England players Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier LeagueUncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer says he does not want to "step on anyone's toes" as he tries to break into England's World Cup squad.The 24-year-old, Barbados-born Sussex bowler became eligible to play for England on…

Jofra Archer: England do not pick pace bowler in provisional World...

Archer has been playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier LeagueEngland have not picked uncapped pace bowler Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.Barbados-born Archer, 24, qualified to play for England in March after a change in residency…

On the brink of extinction: Death of rare turtle leaves just...

Associated Press Published 3:45 a.m. ET April 15, 2019 BEIJING – The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where…

Omar al-Bashir deposed: How the world reacted

Sudan's military has toppled President Omar al-Bashir after widespread protests against his nearly 30-year rule. General Awad Ibn Auf, who announced on Thursday the 75-year-old's toppling and arrest, was sworn in later in the day as the head of a military council that will run the country for two years. But the move was swiftly rejected…

England Women 0-1 Canada Women: Lionesses beaten in World Cup warm-up

By Caroline Chapman BBC Sport at the Academy Stadium, Manchester Christine Sinclair is set to appear in her fifth World Cup this summerEngland suffered their first defeat of 2019 as they were beaten by Canada in their first warm-up match for this summer's World Cup.In front of a partisan crowd at Manchester City's Academy Stadium,…

Investigating Trump in a post-Mueller world

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is done, but it has left us with more questions than answers. Mueller did not find conclusive evidence that US President Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to undermine the 2016 election. But that's not the end of the story. The Take partners with Al Jazeera's investigative unit to…

Miami Open: Halep misses chance to go to world number one...

Simona Halep (left) congratulates Karolina Pliskova at the net after their semi-final in Miami, which finished after 01:00 local time because of rain delaysSimona Halep missed the chance to return to world number one after losing 7-5 6-1 to Karolina Pliskova in the Miami Open semi-finals.Czech Pliskova, 27, won nine straight games, and 10 of…

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