World Cup 2018 fixtures: Full schedule and match dates

  The Russia World Cup 2018 is not far away, excitement is building and you can start planning your summer months of football viewing. Last December’s draw put England in Group G with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama and all three of the games have been scheduled at times which will please office workers country-wide. The full World Cup ...

Pakistan cricket team leave for Ireland, England tours

ISLAMABAD(BBC ASIA) Pakistan national cricket team comprising 16 players and 11 officials left for Ireland via Dubai on flight EK-623 from Allama Iqbal International Airport today. The team will play one Test against Ireland, two Tests against England and two T20 against Scotland during the tour. The team will take on Ireland, who will be playing their ...

All you need to know about the Championships

“There’s a certain beauty and majesty to Wimbledon – the elegance, the way the grass looks on TV.” Seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe sums up the Championships at the All England Club rather well. Pristine surfaces, the all-white dress code, strawberries and, most importantly, the world’s best tennis players all striving for one of ...

Surrey v Hampshire: George Bailey hits 161 as Hants pile on runs at The Oval

George Bailey hit 161 for Hampshire who declared on 648-7 as batsmen dominated on day two against Surrey at The Oval. Hampshire captain Bailey batted through the entire first session with Sean Ervine (83), putting on 167 before the Zimbabwean dragged on Conor McKerr. Ian Holland (58 not out) and Gareth Berg’s rapid 35 saw ...

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward agrees new deal

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021. The 30-year-old, who joined Barca aged 13, will sign the deal when he returns to training from pre-season. “The club is very happy with the renewal and commitment of Messi, the best player in history,” said the ...