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Bale bags awards treble with writers' honour

Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale completed a notable treble after being voted the 2013 Footballer of the Year by England's Football Writers' Association.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 4:48am

English law brings end to 'libel tourism'

London's reputation as the defamation capital of the world is poised to end after the enactment of a law that strengthens the position of respondents and puts a virtual end to so-called libel tourism. Powerful foreigners - Russian oligarchs, Arab oil magnates and large corporations - have often brought libel cases against authors, journalists, academics, scientists and bloggers based on the most tenuous of links to England.

27 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

We're not done yet, insists England after loss to Samoa

England will meet old enemy Scotland with the pressure on their shoulders after Samoa knocked the stuffing out of them in a powerful and consummate performance which stunned most of the packed stadium on the opening night of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

23 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

England must be wary of group's surprise package

England head to Montenegro for Tuesday's second and most difficult part of their away double-header in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, with the result likely to be more crucial to the group H final standings than most would have expected at the start of the qualifying campaign.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

England 234-1 vs NZ after day 4

Alastair Cook scored his 24th test century and Nick Compton his first Saturday in an 231-run opening partnership which steered England towards parity with New Zealand on the fourth day of the first test.

At stumps England was 234-1, 59 runs behind New Zealand with a day to play.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:58pm

New Zealand skittle England for 167

England were hustled out for just 167 on the second day of the opening Test against New Zealand on Thursday as the unfancied Black Caps attack destroyed the tourists’ powerful batting line-up.

7 Mar 2013 - 1:02pm

France should follow England's example, says Philippe Saint-Andre

France should follow England's example when it comes to looking after their players and not overloading the schedule, French coach Philippe Saint-Andre said.

The 45-year-old, who spent over eight years coaching in England, said the lack of time allowed for top players to develop their skills had hindered and would continue to hinder the national side.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Briefs, December 29, 2012

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must pay his second wife, Veronica Lario, €3 million (HK$30.8 million) a month in alimony but gets to keep their estate.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Christians could be a minority in England and Wales by 2018

Christians could be in a minority in England and Wales by 2018, according to analysis of the latest census results, which have revealed a fall of more than four million in the number of people who describe themselves as adhering to the faith.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:05am

Big guns clash in World Cup 'group of death'

England, Wales and Australia were all drawn together in a potential 'group of death' when the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England was made yesterday.

The trio all found themselves in Pool A at a draw conducted at London's Tate Modern gallery.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am