David Carrick: London Metropolitan Police officer admits to dozens of offenses against women, including 24 cases of rape

London CNN – A serving officer in London’s Metropolitan Police has admitted to 49 offenses, including 24 counts of rape over an 18-year period, reigniting calls for urgent reform in the United Kingdom’s largest police force. David Carrick appeared at Southwark Crown Court in the British capital Monday to plead guilty to four counts of … Read more

World Cup 2022 prize money: What payout will France or Argentina receive for winning in Qatar?

The World Cup trophy is not the only prize on offer when Argentina and France meet in Qatar on Sunday. The World Cup winners also receive one of the most generous payouts on offer in football. The 2022 tournament will award a record-breaking prize pot, with all 32 nations who played in Qatar receiving a … Read more

Don’t blame Gareth Southgate’s tactics for England’s exit – his plan worked

England aren’t accustomed to going out of major tournaments in this manner. In recent memory, England have been knocked out after a penalty shootout in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2020. They deservedly failed to progress from the group stage in 1992, 2000 and 2014. They were outplayed and beaten. by Brazil in … Read more

How England kept France’s star forward Kylian Mbappe quiet

“There are a handful of players you need to consider for special attention,” England assistant coach Steve Holland said before the quarter-final against France. “You’d have to put (Kylian) Mbappe in that category. We need to look at trying to avoid leaving ourselves in situations where he is as devastating as we’ve seen.” On a … Read more

Alan Shearer: Kane’s penalty miss will hurt and haunt him every day for the rest of his life

Analyze this all you want (and, man, I’m sure we will) but sometimes matches hinge on moments, and sometimes they swing for you and sometimes they don’t. Harry Kane missed a penalty and this progressive, young England team with their progressive manager are heading home. It wasn’t an institutional failure, a failure of systems or … Read more

England v France XIs: Back three? How to neuter Mbappe? Our experts’ verdicts

After a crushing 3-0 win over Senegal in the last 16, this is where the World Cup starts getting serious for Gareth Southgate and England. A quarter-final tie against France, the reigning world champions and armed with arguably the sport’s greatest player in Kylian Mbappe, promises to be the sternest test of their credentials as … Read more

Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in the global Anglican church

Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. This year, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion and demanded “repentance” by the … Read more

Yaya Toure: Jude Bellingham’s game intelligence and passing are unbelievable

I can’t wait to watch the World Cup quarter-final between France and England on Saturday, because I think they have the two young players who are at the top of the tournament: Kylian Mbappe and Jude Bellingham. Bellingham has been the star of all of England’s matches for me. Sometimes he’s scoring, sometimes he’s passing, … Read more

England 3-0 Senegal: Bellingham sparkles, eight World Cup scorers, Henderson sets the tone

England eased into the World Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win against Senegal and, not for the first time in Qatar, Jude Bellingham was the star. The teenage midfielder set up Jordan Henderson’s opening goal after a brilliant run beyond the Senegal defense and played a key role in the second, scored by Harry Kane. … Read more

Rashford vs Sterling: the England manager must choose between meritocracy and loyalty

Marcus Rashford has been playing for England for six and a half years, and this is his fourth major tournament. But watching him rip through Wales in the second half at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, it felt as if his entire international career had been built up to this moment, and maybe even this … Read more