1st Test, Day 3: Kane Williamson ton puts New Zealand on top against England
1st Test, Day 3: Kane Williamson ton puts New Zealand on top against England

Kane Williamson starred for New Zealand as they outplayed England on the third day of the first Test at Lord`s on Saturday.

Williamson`s well-constructed 132 was the centrepiece of New Zealand`s 523 all out which gave them a first-innings lead of 134.

Roy Hodgson hails USA-bound Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard
Roy Hodgson hails USA-bound Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard

England manager Roy Hodgson has lauded departing Premier League stars Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and predicted that both players will enjoy successful coaching careers once they stop playing.

1st Test, Day 2: Kane Williamson frustrates England
1st Test, Day 2: Kane Williamson frustrates England

Kane Williamson`s unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day`s work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord`s on Friday.

Cameron starts push for EU reforms

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said that he is determined to reform Britain`s relationship with the European Union (EU) as he seeks to kickstart talks with European leaders on his plans.

Raheem Sterling will see out Liverpool contract: Brendan Rodgers
Raheem Sterling will see out Liverpool contract: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract despite claims made by the winger`s agent that the England international will snub any new deal.

Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series
Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series

Veteran allrounder Shane Watson said Friday winning a first Ashes away series since 2001 was a huge motivator for the senior members of the Australia squad heading to England this year.

Roy Hodgson sympathises with under-fire Raheem Sterling
Roy Hodgson sympathises with under-fire Raheem Sterling

England manager Roy Hodgson expressed sympathy for Raheem Sterling on Thursday over the Liverpool forward`s increasingly unseemly contract stand-off with his club.

Indian-origin UK hotelier feared kidnapped in India

The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab.

London receives record foreign tourists in 2014
London receives record foreign tourists in 2014

London has received record number of foreign visitors last year with 17.4 million tourists pouring into the UK capital, a new survey reported today.

Tim Southee looks to Lord`s it over England again
Tim Southee looks to Lord`s it over England again

New Zealand`s Tim Southee will return to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs on Thursday for the first Test against England at Lord`s.

Justin Langer says no to India role, stays with Western Australia
Justin Langer says no to India role, stays with Western Australia

Ending speculation about being a possible candidate to become the Indian cricket team's chief coach, former Australia batsman Justin Langer on Tuesday signed a two-year contract extension with Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA).

Justin Langer rules out England coach role
Justin Langer rules out England coach role

Former Australia opening batsman Justin Langer on Tuesday ruled himself out of the running for the vacant England coaching job by signing a new contract with Western Australia.

New Zealand fly under the radar as usual
New Zealand fly under the radar as usual

In their traditionally under-stated fashion New Zealand have been content to stay in the background before the two-test series against England.

Joe Root salutes Peter Moores' role in his rapid rise
Joe Root salutes Peter Moores' role in his rapid rise

In-form England batsman Joe Root says he has sacked former coach Peter Moores to thank for his rapid rise to international prominence.

Joe Root named England's player of the year
Joe Root named England's player of the year

Joe Root was named on Monday as England`s cricketer of the year for 2014-15, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.

Stuart Broad apologises for missing sponsor event
Stuart Broad apologises for missing sponsor event

England bowler Stuart Broad has revealed that he has apologised for missing a sponsor event last week, following media reports he had been out drinking the night before.

Martin Guptill run-riot continues for New Zealand
Martin Guptill run-riot continues for New Zealand

Martin Guptill`s impressive sequence of big scores continued as New Zealand beat Worcestershire by 15 runs on Sunday in their final warm-up match before next week`s first Test against England at Lord`s.

England team weaker without Kevin Pietersen: Michael Clarke
England team weaker without Kevin Pietersen: Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke said today England will be a weaker team without Kevin Pietersen, but still expects a tough Ashes battle in July.

Martin Guptill in good touch ahead of Test return
Martin Guptill in good touch ahead of Test return

New Zealand`s Martin Guptill warmed up for his anticipated return to Test cricket next week with a quickfire fifty on Saturday in the Black Caps` final warm-up fixture before their series opener with England.

Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain
Ian Bell backs Joe Root as future England captain

Ian Bell hailed Joe Root as a future Test captain despite being replaced as vice skipper by his fellow batsman in this week`s turbulent shake-up of English cricket.