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Tennis 11 Jan 2019 | 8:03 PM

Murray, the gift who kept giving for British tennis

LONDON (Reuters) - For a nation steeped in tennis history but long starved of success, Britain's Andy Murray was the gift that kept giving.

Rugby 29 Dec 2018 | 7:56 AM

World Rugby chairman Beaumont knighted in UK honours list

LONDON (Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognised in the British New Year's Honours list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport.

Football 29 Dec 2018 | 6:40 AM

Cook, Thomas and Southgate honoured in UK New Year list

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has recognised its sporting stars in the Queen's New Year's honours list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane.

Football 11 Oct 2018 | 7:25 PM

Former Villa chairman Ellis dies

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis has died at the age of 94, the English Championship club said on Thursday.

Football 09 Jun 2018 | 7:18 AM

Liverpool great Dalglish awarded knighthood

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list that was announced on Friday.

Athletics 04 Mar 2018 | 9:45 PM

Roger Bannister, first four-minute miler, dies aged 88

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.

Motorsport 31 Oct 2017 | 12:44 AM

Hamilton favourite for 2018 title and knighthood

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers' favourite for next year's Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain's New Year's honours list.

Rugby 21 Sep 2017 | 2:00 AM

England's NZ focus should be 2018, not World Cup - 'winning guru'

LONDON (Reuters) - Humphrey Walters, the man behind the man who transformed England's rugby team into world champions, says the current squad need to forget about Japan 2019 when they face New Zealand next year in their first clash for four years.

Rugby 28 Aug 2017 | 12:27 PM

Meads remembered as driven icon, family man and knitter

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks great Colin Meads was a supremely competitive family man who was passionate about New Zealand rugby, yet would faint at the sight of blood and even learned to knit as a child, his brother Stan said in a eulogy to the former lock on Monday.

Rugby 20 Aug 2017 | 9:40 AM

Factbox - All Blacks great Colin Meads

Factbox on former All Blacks lock Colin Meads, who died from pancreatic cancer on Sunday.