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World 30 Dec 2017 | 1:19 AM

Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted in New Year's honours list

LONDON: Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb were each awarded a knighthood in Britain’s traditional New Year Honours, announced late on Friday (Dec 29).

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.

Nation 26 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sir Martin does the Heng Hua community proud

KUCHING: From a school dropout to a successful businessman, Poh Sang Chung has done his Heng Hua community proud by receiving a knighthood from Britain.

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.

Other Sport 30 Jan 2017 | 8:51 AM

Olympian Mo Farah slams Trump ban, says makes him 'alien' in U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - British Olympic champion Mo Farah said he was relieved he would be able to rejoin his family in the United States after the British government said late on Sunday the new U.S. travel restrictions did not apply to UK nationals born, like Farah, in one of the countries listed.

Tennis 16 Jan 2017 | 8:40 PM

Murray in firing line as young Russians rise up

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray is ambivalent about being introduced as "Sir" when he walks on court following his recent knighthood and it is a greeting he is unlikely to receive from Russian teenager Andrey Rublev when they meet in the Australian Open second round.

Tennis 14 Jan 2017 | 1:48 AM

'Sir Andy' seeks end to Australian Open agony

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having snatched Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb's Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses.

World 09 Jan 2017 | 6:45 AM

Children's TV star Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial

London (AFP) - Former children's television star Rolf Harris goes on trial in London on Monday, accused of a series of assaults against minors.