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India humiliate England again as Ajinkya Rahane leads nine-wicket romp

England 206; India 212-1 India win by nine wickets to take unassailable 3-0 series leadAlastair Cooks England one-day international team hit a new low as a nine-wicket hammering at the hands of India completed the captains fifth successive series defeat.Embarrassment hung in the air for the hosts at Edgbaston, where a near capacity crowd, evidently dominated by opposition supporters, rau

Bradley Wiggins named Team Sky leader for Tour of Britain defence

Wiggins won the eight-stage event in 2013 Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel also among race lineup Wiggins: Id like to re-establish world hour recordSir Bradley Wiggins will defend his Tour of Britain title after being named as the leader of Team Skys squad for the race, which begins in Liverpool city centre on Sunday.Wiggins will be joined by Ian Stannard and Ben Swift, with Bernhard Eisel

US Open 2014: Andy Murray turns on style to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Scot ignores New York heat to win 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 Eighth seed faces Novak Djokovic in quarter-finalsIf Andy Murray is to win the US Open, he will have to do to Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday what he did to him in the final two years ago: break his heart. On the evidence of their contrasting wins in the fourth round on Monday that is not a sound betting proposition although

Ryder Cup 2014: Poulter, Gallacher and Westwood are wild-card picks

No place for Luke Donald in Europes team It was a very difficult conversation, says McGinley Ryder Cup wild-card picks as they happenedIan Poulter, Stephen Gallacher and Lee Westwood have been named as Europes Ryder Cup wild-card picks, with the captain Paul McGinley opting against the selection of Luke Donald.McGinley announced his choices at Wentworth on Tuesday. While there is deligh

Tom Cleverley makes loan move from Manchester United to Aston Villa

Paperwork sent through at 1.15am on Tuesday Everton failed with £5m bid for midfielder Arsenal sign Danny Welbeck for £16m Sky sorry over swearing and sex toyTom Cleverley has been granted a season-long loan move to Aston Villa a day after the transfer deadline ended, despite the requisite paperwork being filed later than a two-hour extension granted by the Premier League.Villa are tho

Wayne Rooney promises England will start new chapter under captaincy

We have to put summer behind us, says striker Hodgson feels Norway will provide a difficult gameEngland squad announcement: Rooney named captainWednesdays match could be record low at new WembleyNorways Vegard Forren calls Rooney a bit chubbyWayne Rooney has promised that England will start a new chapter when they play Norway at Wembley as they warm-up for their European Championship qualif

Australia thump South Africa to get back on triangular series track

Australia 282-7; South Africa 220 Australia win by 62 runs in triangular seriesA swashbuckling innings from Mitchell Marsh helped Australia bounce back from two successive defeats to beat South Africa by 62 runs in the triangular one-day series on Tuesday.Marsh plundered an unbeaten 86 off 51 balls, including seven sixes and three in a row off fast bowler Dale Steyn, to take his side to 282

England v India: fourth ODI as it happened

India hammer England with nine wickets (and 117 balls) to spare thanks to Ajinkya Rahanes brilliant 106 4.50pm BST Right, thats it from me. Thanks for your company. Stick around on site for all the reports and reaction. Cheerio! 4.50pm BST And heres MS Dhoni: Our performances have been getting better this was a perfect game again. It was a good toss to win the wicket got better as th

County cricket live!

With Richard Gibson at the Riverside for Durham v Notts and Andy Wilson at Old Trafford for Lancashire v Yorkshire 4.22pm BST Andy Wilson reports on a record-breaking performance This Yorkshire team can now call themselves Roses record-breakers, and they could well be champions elect at some point in the next 24 hours. 4.18pm BST Richard Gibson reports at teaTea on the third d

European Ryder Cup: Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher receive Europe's wildcards video

Europe's Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, names Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as wildcard picks. The three will join the nine players already on the team, including Rory Mcllroy and Jamie Donaldson, in taking on the United States in Gleneagles later this month Continue reading...

Horse racing tips: Wednesday 3 September

Gilbeys Mate, trained by John Gosden, is Greg Woods nap selection to win the 1m 2f handicap at Lingfield (5.05)2.00 Charming Thought 2.30 Chevallier 3.00 Pacos Dream 3.30 Heart of Africa 4.05 Rome 4.35 Passionate Affair 5.05 Gilbeys Mate (nap) 5.35 Invasor Luck Continue reading...

Australia v South Africa: tri-series live! | Geoff Lemon and Russell Jackson

*Get in touch: *Or with more concise musings @rustyjacko 1.02am AEST PRIZE TIMEDaniel McDonald has proven that he has a genuine Australian postal address so he will recieve the book, even if his request that I slip in a few World Cup tickets was met with the same facial expression I had when I first looked at the ticket prices for said tournament. 1

NFL 2014: your photos and experiences

With the start of the regular 2014 NFL season this week, wed like to know how you will be supporting your team this seasonThis Thursday the Green Bay Packers host defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks in the annual Kickoff game to mark the start of the 2014 NFL regular season. For the next 17 weeks, 32 teams will tough it out to see if they can pave their way to postseason success i

Louis van Gaal hopes to solve Uniteds problems with Ángel di María

Zimbabwes three-wicket win stuns Australia; Rosberg and Hamilton make peace; Sharapova knocked out of US OpenPremier League football, the competition that makes global banking look like a model of economic prudence. Manchester United took their summer spending beyond an eye-popping $260m, including a British transfer record of around $100m on Real Madrid midfielder Ángel di María. Colombian str

Leeds Zak Hardaker investigated over alleged homophobic comments

Alleged incident took place in 13-12 defeat to St Helens Second time in three months England player has been accused Zak Hardaker, the Leeds and England full-back, is to be investigated once more for using homophobic language. The Rugby Football League has confirmed it has launched an inquiry into allegations that the 22-year-old used inappropriate language during the Rhinos 13-12 defeat by S

Jaguars' first clashes of NFL season may show how loudly London is calling

Jacksonville, on their way to Wembley, have a highly rated quarterback who wont play and a stadium they struggle to fill*Guardian Witness: NFL 2014 your photos and experiencesLondon is calling once more for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in the second year of their four-year commitment to the NFLs International Series at Wembley. As the new season approaches, Britains American football fans mig

Ryder Cup 2014 at Gleneagles: Europe's wildcard picks as it happened

*Paul McGinley names his three wildcard selections for the Ryder Cup*Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Steve Gallacher chosen for Gleneagles 12.49pm BST And with that, we shall leave you to your lunch/afternoon.Here are the full detailson McGinleys selection, from Ewan Murray at Wentworth. 12.48pm BST As an aside, there were no jazzy graphics to go with the announcement, no whizz-ba

Sport picture of the day: Diego Maradona meets the pope

Diego Maradona met the Pope prior to a special inter-religious football match in Rome, it was a headline writer's dream. Our favourite was 'Hand of God meets God's right hand man' a nod to Maradona's notable description of his ill-gotten goal against England in 1986, which he said was the product of divine intervention Continue reading...

Talking Horses: todays best bets and tipping competition | Greg Wood

Johnny Barnes and Statutory are two to watch at Goodwood, while Lola Montez is the pick of the cards at KemptonThe card at Goodwood this afternoon is as ordinary as it gets on the Sussex downs, but the juvenile events might offer form to keep an eye on, the opening maiden in particular. Continue reading...

Ferrari would welcome Ross Brawn back tomorrow, says Marco Mattiacci

James Allison would benefit from the assistance Brawn retired last year after four seasons at MercedesFerraris team principal Marco Mattiacci has revealed he would love to see Ross Brawn back with the team at Maranello.Brawn left Formula One at the end of last season after four years as team principal of Mercedes as he did not want to form a part of the new management structure. Continue r

The Spin: Confessions of a cricket team alphabetical XI obsessive | Andy Bull

Compiling A to Z XIs is a task that can never be completed and one that can bring with it feelings of great shameI blame Mike Selvey. It must have seemed such an innocuous remark at the time, just one line among many in an idle piece about his all-time England Ashes XI. But for some reason it caught in my mind like a burr on a coat, and has been stuck fast ever since, too deeply entwined to be

Stuart Lancasters search for 2015 World Cup match-winner starts now | Robert Kitson

England coach needs to unearth something out of the ordinary if he is to match the progress made by his main World Cup rivalsAll Blacks snubbed in World Cup promotional videoNew season promises new challengesA new season has become a relative concept. The modern merry-go-round hurtles through climatic changes and different hemispheres without bothering to pass Go. One Premiership director of

Melbourne Demons unreservedly apologise for Mad Monday outfits

*Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou face club sanctions*Pair dressed up as Rolf Harris and a young girlMelbourne coach Paul Roos has apologised over the unacceptable costumes Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou donned at the AFL clubs Mad Monday. Terlich dressed as convicted child sex offender Rolf Harris, while rookie-listed Georgiou donned pigtails and a dress to accompany him as a girl.The pai

Aston Villa hope to sign Manchester Uniteds Tom Cleverley on loan

Premier League to rule if deal can be completed after deadline Cleverley not part of Louis van Gaals first-team plansTom Cleverley may yet move to Aston Villa on loan a day after the transfer deadline ended after the requisite paperwork was filed late, with the Premier League potentially making a decision by the end of Tuesday.Villa are expected to try and demonstrate to the Premier League

Arsenal sign the Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck for £16m

Late deadline-day deal will help flagging attack Champions League the key attraction for England player Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on loan Interactive: how much have clubs spent?Arsenal sweated until beyond the final minutes of the transfer window to complete a deal to sign Danny Welbeck for £16m from Manchester United. The paperwork for the England forward was being processe

Henry handed permanent Gold Coast job

*Henry held interim position since replacing John Cartwright*Oversaw three defeats, including 42-0 thumping by WarriorsNeil Henry has been appointed as Gold Coast coach, signing a three-year deal with the embattled NRL club. The 53-year-old, who has been the Titans interim coach for a month, has landed the role despite suffering three defeats from three matches since replacing John Cartwrig

All Blacks snubbed in Rugby World Cup promotional video

*No mention of world champions in 2015 World Cup video*All Blacks unfazed by perceived snub The All Blacks have kicked for touch at their snub from a promotional video advertising tickets for next years Rugby World Cup. The video shows well-known British actor Charles Dance addressing several international players in a rousing pre-match speech encouraging them to ensure the 2015 World Cu

Daniel Ricciardo awarded prestigious Formula One trophy

*Red Bull driver follows in F1 greats footsteps*Ricciardo also given parcel of baked treats Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has joined an elite club of Formula One greats by winning the prestigious Trofeo Bandini. The Australian was presented the annual award, named after legendary Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini, at a ceremony in the tiny Italian village of Brisighella on Sunday.Previou

Kurtley Beale and Nic White dropped to Wallabies' bench for South Africa test

*Pair replaced by Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps*Australia play South Africa on Saturday in PerthAustralia coach Ewen McKenzie has run out of patience with misfiring half-backs Kurtley Beale and Nic White, dumping them to the bench for the Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Perth on Saturday. The pair started in Australias 12-12 draw against New Zealand and the humbling 51-20 r

Premier League clubs spend record £835m on transfers in summer window

Manchester United are biggest spenders after outlaying £150m 2014 total is more than £200m higher than the previous recordPremier League clubs have smashed the record for spending on transfers in the summer window after splashing out £835m on new players.Manchester United led the way, with a record for an English club of £150m spent, as the Premier League clubs displayed the spending power

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