Mitch Phillips

Analysis-Soccer-Toiling Kane not leading England by example

Jun 18 2021

LONDON Harry Kane is England's captain, chief goalscorer and talisman, which is great when things are going well, but when the striker is off the boil, as he was horribly again on Friday against Scotland, his sluggishness seems to permeate the whole team.

Soccer-Scotland set for four changes against England

Jun 18 2021

LONDON England look set to be unchanged for their Euro 2020 clash with Scotland on Friday but visiting coach Steve Clarke is expected to make four changes in response to their disappointing opening match defeat by the Czech Republic.

Soccer-England up and running with 1-0 win over toothless Croatia

Jun 14 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Raheem Sterling finally found his tournament touch when his 61st-minute goal gave England a deserved 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley on Sunday as they began a European Championship with a victory for the first time in nine attempts. | Video

Rugby-England's youngsters get chance to impress Jones

Jun 10 2021

LONDON Eddie Jones has included 21 uncapped players in his initial 34-man squad for Tests against the United States and Canada, giving them an opportunity to make their mark in the absence of a host of unavailable regulars.

Running-British pair cover over 300 miles to break record in last-man-standing event

Jun 08 2021

(Reuters) -Two British ultra-runners smashed the world record by covering more than 330 miles of a 4.2-mile course in Suffolk, England, with 41-year-old John Stocker taking the ultimate honours as the last man standing more than three days after the race started.

Soccer-Finns expect a 'Pukki party' in Euro debut

May 25 2021

(Reuters) -Finnish soccer fans have waited a lifetime to see their side reach the finals of a major tournament and will be hoping striker Teemu Pukki can continue his club and country goalscoring form when the party gets underway.

Olympics - a party short on guests as COVID concerns chip away at Japan training camps

May 24 2021

LONDON The Olympics may be going ahead, but much of the celebration and connection that normally makes hosting the Games so memorable is being stripped away as almost 50 cities have lost their role as a host or training camp base.

Rugby-England reject Simmonds gets Lions call-up but no room for Sexton

May 06 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Exeter's Sam Simmonds, overlooked by England for three years, was the most eye-catching selection in Thursday’s British and Irish Lions squad as Warren Gatland chose the try-scoring Number Eight ahead of Billy Vunipola for the tour of South Africa.

Rugby-England no, Lions yes as Gatland recognises Simmonds's quality

May 06 2021

LONDON An early contender for the most uplifting sporting story of the year is Sam Simmonds' selection for the British and Irish Lions after his international career had been frustratingly stymied by the blinkered vision of England coach Eddie Jones.

Rugby-RFU backs Jones, offers more support after poor Six Nations

Apr 20 2021

LONDON, April 20 The Rugby Football Union (RFU) gave its backing to England head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday following the team's fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations championship but made a series of recommendations to improve performance.

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