BMW: posted 17.9 per cent growth in sales in China

Last week, until an hour before kick-off, a friendly football match between Argentina and Brazil in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium was looking dicey be(...)

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson: caught speeding  by a fixed camera while travelling between Whitby and London. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding, he has admitted.The outspoken car enth(...)

 New Zealand’s  Dan Carter (second right) will miss the final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter has lost his race to be fit and will miss the final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia next week.Carter broke his l(...)

Pope Francis arrives for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family in Vatican City. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In his former life, Pope Francis was noted for his openness to people of all faiths and of none. In 2011, he said “dialogue is born from an attitude o(...)

Top Gear presenters James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. The cast and crew of the show have flown out of Argentina after facing protests from politicians and army veterans for using a car whose number plate apparently referred to the Falklands/Malvinas War. File photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The cast and crew of BBC’s Top Gear had to abandon their cars at the roadside and flee Argentina after reportedly being pelted with stones by an angr(...)

New Zealand out half dan Carter taking a carry against Ireland with Alan Quinlan making a tackle. The All Black is again injured and unavailable for the All Blacks. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Daniel Carter’s ‘annus horribilis’ continued when a calf injury ruled the All Black outhalf out of Canterbury’s provincial clash with Tasman on Saturd(...)

Northampton Saints Alex Corbisiero is tackled by Wasps Ashley Johnson. The former will be out of action until the near year. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Alex Corbisiero out until new year
  • Rugby
  • September 30, 2014, 12:55

Alex Corbisiero will miss England’s autumn Tests after suffering a shoulder injury.The Northampton prop was hurt during Saints’ 31-24 Aviva Premiersh(...)

A woman walks past a poster with pictures of Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and US  District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, depicted as Uncle Sam, near the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

In a rare move, a US judge held Argentina in contempt, saying the country is taking “illegal” steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with(...)

Jean de Villiers from South Africa celebrates scoring a try in  their Rugby Championship match against  Australia at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Nic Bothma / EPA

South Africa 28 Australia 10South Africa captain Jean de Villiers hailed his team’s perfect game-plan after their 28-10 Rugby Championship victory ove(...)

Ulster’s South-African born number 13, Jared Payne, who qualifies to play for Ireland under three-year residency rule. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Success has never been defined by the IRFU in a public way with regard to their project player scheme. But if strike rate in getting non-national play(...)