England seek World Cup exorcism as Belgium kick off

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday with manager Gareth Southgate seeking to banish memories of dismal recent finals performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark horse challengers.

Lewandowski v Mane as Poland brace for Senegal test

Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouthwatering World Cup shootout between two of European football's most lethal forwards on Tuesday as Poland take on Senegal.

Migrants lead cricket charge in Sweden

Wooden bats and red balls are taking over Sweden's fields: cricket is booming in the Scandinavian country thanks to Afghan and Pakistani migrants who've found a way to reconnect with their roots.

Garry Kasparov is fading away in Putin's Russia

Until his retirement from the professional game in 2005, Garry Kasparov was widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. Banished from Russia, now living in New York, Kasparov once launched a presidential campaign against Vladimir Putin but fled the country for fear of political persecution. He is now the chairman of a New York based Human Rights Foundation.

Far from madding crowd, MS Dhoni trains alone at NCA

Sachin Tendulkar during his last few years in international cricket would train all by himself at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's training session at NCA on Monday looked similar.