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Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70

Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70

Former England captain Bob Willis has died at the age of 70. The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 Ashes. He captained England in 18 Tests and 29 one-day internationals before […]

England in New Zealand: Drawn second Test seals 1-0 series win for hosts

England in New Zealand: Drawn second Test seals 1-0 series win for hosts

Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day five of five): New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) & 241-2 (Williamson 104*, Taylor 105*) England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101; Wagner 5-124) Match drawn; New Zealand won series 1-0 Scorecard New Zealand sealed a 1-0 series win over England as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor centuries helped secure a draw in the second […]

Ben Stokes using David Warner to sell book – Australia captain Tim Paine

Ben Stokes using David Warner to sell book – Australia captain Tim Paine

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is using Australia opener David Warner to sell his new book, says Australia captain Tim Paine. Stokes said Warner’s comments to him on the field inspired his match-winning innings in the third Ashes Test at Headingley in the summer. Asked whether it was a cheap shot by Stokes, Paine said: “Oh absolutely.” […]

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

On 10 November 2009, the Germany squad were in their hotel restaurant preparing for a home friendly match against Chile. Assistant coach Oliver Bierhoff stood up to tell them some news. “No-one talked for 25 minutes,” recalls the former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker. “No-one could believe it, no-one could say a word, no-one could do […]

Pep Guardiola to face no action after Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool

Pep Guardiola to face no action after Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face no action from the Football Association for his actions during the defeat by Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool beat the Premier League champions 3-1 at Anfield to move eight points clear at the top of the table and nine clear of Guardiola’s City. It came after City had two penalty appeals […]

England v New Zealand: Scott Barrett into back row as Sam Cane dropped

England v New Zealand: Scott Barrett into back row as Sam Cane dropped

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has sprung a surprise by dropping flanker Sam Cane to the bench and picking Scott Barrett for Saturday’s crunch World Cup semi-final against England in Yokohama. It will be the first time Barrett, who is normally a lock, starts a Test in the back row. Older brother Beauden is […]

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