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Theo Walcott Announces Retirement from Professional Football

Theo Walcott celebrates his goal for Arsenal Former winger Theo Walcott has officially retired from professional football at the age of 34. After a remarkable career spanning 12 years with us, beginning in January 2006 when he signed from Southampton, Walcott went on to make 397 appearances in our iconic colors, scoring an impressive 108 goals. He also represented Everton before returning to Southampton last season. During his time at Arsenal, he was a pivotal part of our successes, contributing to our FA

New Zealand beat England following one of all-time great…

England lost to New Zealand by one run in one of the all-time great finishes to the second Test in Wellington. On a barely believable final day at the Basin Reserve, last man James Anderson was caught down the leg side off Neil Wagner when England needed two to win. Anderson had joined number 10 Jack Leach with seven required, after Leach added 36 for the ninth wicket with Ben Foakes, who was caught at fine leg for 35. Anderson fended off a
Eoin Morgan Retires from Cricket

Former England Captain Eoin Morgan Retires from Cricket

Eoin Morgan, who captained England to World Cup glory in 2019, has now retired from all forms of cricket. "I have treasured every minute," says Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan stepped down from the international game in June 2022. Under Morgan's captaincy, England won the World Cup in 2019 and reached the top of the one-day and Twenty20 rankings.Since then he has played in The Hundred for London Spirit and most recently for Paarl Royals in the SA20. "It is with great pride that
National League Football on a pitch

English National League Games to Start From Monday

All English, Welsh and Northern Irish football and senior Scottish football was postponed over the weekend. As it stands, the midweek English Football League fixtures are also expected to go ahead. However, the EFL is yet to issue a statement about its fixtures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Some matches could be affected by a lack of resources such as policing, but issues will be resolved on a game by game basis. In a statement, the National League - the fifth tier of
New Zealand beats England in Commonwealth games

Commonwealth Games: New Zealand beat England to earn T20…

New Zealand won the first women's cricket medal awarded at a Commonwealth Games as they comfortably beat England to bronze at Edgbaston. The White Ferns needed fewer than 12 overs to reach their target of 111 after England were restricted to 110-9 from 20 overs after winning the toss. Captain Sophie Devine top scored with an unbeaten 51 as the Kiwis raced home for the loss of only two wickets. Favourites Australia now face India for the gold medal at 17:00 BST. Having
England bowled out for 147 on day one of Ashes opener

England bowled out for 147 on day one of…

England were dismissed for 147 in their first innings before tea on the opening day of the first Ashes test at the Gabba on Wednesday after captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat. Australia's fast bowling captain Pat Cummins finished with 5-38, the pick of the home bowlers. Source: Reuters / Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
Leach sniffs Ashes chance with Stokes return

Leach sniffs Ashes chance with Stokes return

England are beaming with the return of Ben Stokes for the Ashes but few players could be happier than spinner Jack Leach, who sees the pugnacious all-rounder as his own ticket back into the test set-up. Stokes's absence through the home summer also saw Leach left out in the cold with selectors preferring seam-heavy attacks for "team balance" against New Zealand and for most of the truncated India series. Along with Stokes, England have brought another seam-bowling all-rounder in their squad in Chris
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell On T20 World Cup Semi-Final Win Over England

New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell On T20 World Cup Semi-Final…

Opener Daryl Mitchell on Wednesday said it was "awesome" to play a leading role in New Zealand's five-wicket win over England and reach their first ever T20 World Cup final. Opener Daryl Mitchell on Wednesday said it was "awesome" to play a leading role in New Zealand's five-wicket win over England and reach their first ever T20 World Cup final. Mitchell smashed an unbeaten 72 after Jimmy Neesham turned the semi-final on its head with a 11-ball 27 to help New Zealand chase
Jos Buttler Ton Helps England Defeat Sri Lanka By 26 Runs In Sharjah

Jos Buttler Ton Helps England Defeat Sri Lanka By…

T20 World Cup, ENG vs SL: Jos Buttler was in top form and smashed an unbeaten century as England defeated Sri Lanka on Monday. Jos Buttler hit the first century of the Twenty20 World Cup as England effectively booked their semi-final spot with a 26-run victory over Sri Lanka on Monday. Buttler's unbeaten 101 - his maiden century in 86 T20 internationals - steered England to 163 for four after being invited to bat first in Sharjah. England bowlers led by Adil Rashid
England Cruise Past Bangladesh, Win By 8 Wickets

England Cruise Past Bangladesh, Win By 8 Wickets

T20 World Cup: England defeated Bangladesh in their second Super 12 fixture in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. England raced to a second successive victory at the Twenty20 World Cup with an eight-wicket drubbing of Bangladesh on Wednesday in the two nations' first ever meeting in the format. Opening batsman Jason Roy smashed 61 off 38 balls as England romped to their victory target of 125 in 14.1 overs in the Super 12 clash in Abu Dhabi. Roy reached his seventh T20 half-century with
England held 1-1 by Hungary in match marred by crowd violence

England held 1-1 by Hungary in match marred by…

England took another, somewhat faltering, step towards 2022 World Cup qualification when they drew 1-1 with Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday and are now three points clear at the top of Group I with two matches remaining. The gamewas marred by fighting in the stands between Hungary fans and baton-wielding police just after kickoff, with riot police entering the fray as visiting supporters forced stewards and police back down a tunnel. On the pitch, the visitors went ahead with a Roland Sallai penalty
India players refused to play fifth test v England, says BCCI chief

India players refused to play fifth test v England,…

REUTERS India's cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly said their players refused to play the fifth and final test against England due to COVID-19 concerns and denied that the upcoming Indian Premier League had played any part in the decision. The Old Trafford test was cancelled last Friday barely two hours before its scheduled start as the tourists, who were leading the series 2-1, failed to field a side after their physiotherapist tested positive for COVID-19. "The players refused to play but you can't
Fifth Test to go ahead after India return negative Covid results: England v India 2021

Fifth Test to go ahead after India return negative…

BBC The fifth Test between England and India is set to go ahead on Friday after no further positive Covid-19 tests were returned by the tourists. India cancelled an optional training session earlier on Thursday in Manchester after another of their coaching staff was found to have Covid. Head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive during India's fourth Test win. Negative results were returned after fresh tests on Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed. Earlier in the day, India players had been

England concede late equaliser to Poland in World Cup…

Poland snatched an injury-time equaliser to deprive England of three points in Warsaw and a sixth straight victory in their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. England looked on course to maintain that perfect sequence of results in European Group I and take another giant stride towards Qatar after a moment of quality from Harry Kane gave them the lead when he sent a dipping drive past Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny with 18 minutes left. Gareth Southgate's side had performed

Lingard Scores twice as England Cruise Past Andorra

England secured a predictably comfortable win over Andorra at Wembley as the smooth path to next year's World Cup in Qatar continued with a fifth successive victory in their qualifying group. Manager Gareth Southgate made 11 changes from the side that won 4-0 in Hungary in readiness for arguably the toughest test in European Group I, in Poland on Wednesday. Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford was given a debut but was unable to find the net in the usual one-sided contest against Andorra,

England v New Zealand: Tammy Beaumont crashes 97 as…

Tammy Beaumont crashed a sensational 97 as England romped to a 46-run victory over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 at Chelmsford. Beaumont - who was dropped on 26 and 64 by Kiwis captain Sophie Devine - hit 13 fours and one six from 65 balls, as she brutally attacked a rusty New Zealand, who had not played any competitive cricket since April. She was ably assisted by Amy Jones, who made a 15-ball 31, and Sophia Dunkley, who made an unbeaten 23,

Openers drive home England advantage after India Skittled for…

England v India: Brilliant hosts dominate first day of third Test England produced a stunning all-round display to take complete control of the third Test against India on the first day at Headingley. In a complete turnaround from their miserable defeat in the second Test at Lord's, the home side dismissed India for only 78 and then serenely moved to 120-0, a lead of 42. They were led by the peerless James Anderson, who claimed 3-6, including India captain Virat Kohli, as England exploited the

Mark Wood: England bowler out of third Test with…

England bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the third Test against India because of a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old jarred his right shoulder while fielding on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's. No replacement has been called up for the Test at Headingley, with Saqib Mahmood and Craig Overton already in the squad as back-up seamers. "It is frustrating for Mark and for us as a side - he gives us a real point of difference," captain Joe
Ben White’s rise to £50m Arsenal defender and ‘future England captain’

Ben White’s rise to £50m Arsenal defender and ‘future…

BBC In August 2017, Ben White arrived at Newport County with just two professional appearances to his name and a point to prove. The teenage centre-back, who has since blossomed into an England international and £50m signing for Arsenal, was thrown in at the deep end. "The manager was telling us that we had a young lad coming in who was going to be the next big thing," says Mark O'Brien, the former Newport defender. "We had high enough expectations for him, but

England v India: Hosts recall Dawid Malan, drop Dom…

Yorkshire batsman Dawid Malan has been recalled to the England squad for the third Test against India, with Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley both dropped from the 15-man squad. Malan, 33, played the last of his 15 Tests in August 2018. Seamer Saqib Mahmood is included, while spinner Jack Leach misses out but will be on standby as back-up to Moeen Ali. England fell to a 151-run defeat in the second Test, having drawn the first match in the five-Test series. The third