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