Boy at heart of UK court battle dies after life support ends

LONDON — A 12-year-old boy who had been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended the life-sustaining treatment his family had fought to continue. Archie Battersbee’s mother, Hollie Dance, said her son died at 12:15 pm, about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British courts … Read more

Breaking down England’s 11-minute masterclass of time-wasting that won Euro 2022

Taking it to the corner is time-wasting at its best, and this was an absolute masterclass from Sarina Wiegman’s side — particularly Chloe Kelly and Ella Toone. And they only took it to the right-hand corner. But it wasn’t just those two who helped England wind down the clock after Kelly gave them a 2-1 … Read more

England hero Chloe Kelly: An iconic celebration and the perfect blend of fire and ice

“It is one of the only times in the women’s game I’ve seen a training-ground bust-up,” Willie Kirk, who coached Chloe Kelly at Everton, tells The Athletic after the 2022 European Championship final. “It was two players just desperate to win, going hard into a real meaty challenge and a little bit of afters. Chloe … Read more

Sarina Wiegman proved herself a great football manager in the way she won Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman now belongs in the pantheon of great football managers. If that sounds like a knee-jerk reaction after England’s victory last night, it’s worth considering that no one has ever won two European Championships — or World Cups, for that matter — with different nations in either the women’s or men’s game. Wiegman was … Read more

England’s Euro 2022 title success is a platform to inspire the next generation

LONDON — Lucy Bronze wasn’t sure what was next after this final. For her whole career, whenever a tournament finished with England, she’d pick through the disappointment, learn from it and try to ensure she wouldn’t feel the same again. As a country, it’s been this case for 56 years. Even after their remarkable win … Read more

England’s road to Euro 2022 final has been hard but they are driven by history and inspiring the nation

TEDDINGTON, England — England’s training session on Friday at the team’s base was the most competitive yet. According to veteran Jill Scott and others who were there, it was the most full-throttle of the past nine weeks. Tackles were flying in — Scott felt the full force of a one-on-one with Millie Bright, while Georgia … Read more

Euro 2022 vs Euro 2017 is a different ball game: England pass completion is up 20%

Across almost every aspect of Euro 2022, the numbers are up dramatically from Euro 2017: higher prize money, higher attendances and higher viewing figures. But what has perhaps been overlooked so far is the rise in the quality of football. Over the last half-decade, the women’s game has improved considerably — and England has represented … Read more

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire faces boos, cheers and a new position

At about 4.30pm Australian time, some four hours before kick-off in the friendly between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, The Crafty Squire was together in song. The pub in Melbourne’s central business district has been home to United fans during the team’s stay and as the beer flowed, up went the chant for Harry Maguire. … Read more

Match Preview – England vs India, India in England 2022, 3rd ODI

Big picture The last time India came away from a multi-format tour of Australia, England, New Zealand or South Africa without a series loss in any format was in 2018-19 in Australia. To find the next-most-recent instance, one will have to go all the way back to 1986, when India drew their ODI series in … Read more

Match Preview – England vs India, India in England 2022, 2nd T20I

Pity the poor put-upon ground staff at Edgbaston. Barely four days have elapsed since they were watering down the wicket at the end of England’s thrilling chase in the long-delayed fifth Test – and here we are again, back to Brum as the England-India one-day roadshow gathers pace. What’s more, the change of livery around … Read more