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Cook sees funny side of Lyon’s pre-Ashes sledging

Alastair Cook sees the funny side of Nathan Lyon’s pre-Ashes rant about the frightening challenge facing England this winter.

Danielle Wyatt struck England's first T20 century (Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport)

Danni Wyatt hits century as record-breaking England end Ashes series on a high

England made the highest successful run chase in a Women’s T20 International to draw the Ashes series with Australia at 8-8.

England's Kevin Brown

Brown to start for unchanged England in semi-final if fit after head blows

Veteran stand-off Kevin Brown has been named in an unchanged England team for Saturday’s World Cup semi-final but must prove his fitness.

Nathan Lyon thinks Australia's bowling attack will 'break' England during the Ashes series (Nick Potts/PA)

Nathan Lyon says Australian attack will leave England “broken” again

Nathan Lyon claims Matt Prior was so scared he wanted to fly home less than halfway through England’s last Ashes tour – and warned Joe Root’s team to expect an even tougher time this winter.

Moeen Ali plays football in a training session

See the alternative way Moeen Ali has been offered to watch the Ashes

Moeen Ali will have one of the best views of the Ashes but that hasn’t stopped someone offering him an alternative.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City ? Premier League ? AMEX Stadium

Glenn Murray: Brighton are in good mood ahead of testing run

Glenn Murray says Brighton will head into a hectic and daunting run of fixtures full of confidence.

The Spaniard has managed at Watford and Brighton in England (Simon Cooper/EMPICS Sport)

Oscar Garcia keen to replace Tony Pulis as West Brom manager

Former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia is interested in the West Brom job.

George Groves? WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jnr will take place at the Manchester Arena on February 17 (Scott Heavey/PA Wire)

Date set for George Groves v Chris Eubank Jnr

George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jnr will take place at the Manchester Arena on February 17.

American, trained by Harry Fry, in action at Uttoxeter (Nigel French/PA)

Harry Fry wants to make American great again at Newbury

Harry Fry insists he would not swap American for any other horse in the Ladbrokes Trophy after seeing his charge enjoy a racecourse gallop at Newbury on Tuesday morning.

Oumar Niasse  has been charged with simulation by the Football Association (Anthony Devlin/EMPICS Sport)

Everton to appeal against Oumar Niasse diving charge

Everton are to contest striker Oumar Niasse’s diving charge.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has criticised Premier League scheduling (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

Antonio Conte questions fixtures as cause of Champions League struggles

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks the schedulers of Premier League fixtures are hindering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League.

Liam Williams suffered an abdominal injury at the weekend. (David Davies/PA Wire)

Liam Williams misses out on All Blacks clash due to abdominal injury

Wales have lost a second injured British and Irish Lion in their autumn Test campaign.

The all-rounder will be sentenced on Friday after being convicted last week (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Shiv Thakor sacked by Derbyshire following conviction

Derbyshire have terminated the contract of Shiv Thakor after the all-rounder was found guilty of exposing himself to two women.

Joey Carbery broke his wrist in Ireland's 23-20 win over Fiji on Saturday (Brian Lawless/PA Wire)

Ireland “not too concerned” by depth at fly-half following Joey Carbery injury

Ireland are “not too concerned” by their depth at fly-half in the wake of Joey Carbery’s broken wrist, according to coach Greg Feek.

Eusebio Di Francesco

5 things we learned from the Rome derby

Roma edged a tight Eternal City derby over rivals Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night.

Jamie Roberts is poised to win his 94th cap for Wales

Wales centre Jamie Roberts in contention to face All Blacks

Jamie Roberts could be in the frame for a Test match recall when Wales tackle world champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Matt Prior in action for England

Matt Prior hits back at Nathan Lyon over ‘scared’ claim

Former England wicket-keeper Matt Prior has launched a staunch defence of himself in the wake of criticism from Australia spinner Nathan Lyon.

Tonia Couch holds up her medal

Olympic diver Couch announces retirement

Three-time Olympian Tonia Couch has retired from diving.

David Warner is confident he will be fit to face England at the Gabba (Jason O'Brien/PA)

David Warner: Absent Ben Stokes has let England down

David Warner believes Ben Stokes has “let a lot of people down” and will need to earn back the respect of his team-mates if he does eventually make it on to their Ashes tour.

Sam Allardyce

Football rumours from the media

What the papers say Speculation is mounting about the vacant managerial position at West Brom after they parted company with Tony Pulis on Monday. The Daily Mail reports that Sam Allardyce is in the frame to take over at the Hawthorns, with the paper reporting the former England and West Ham boss is “featuring highly” in discussions about succeeding Pulis.

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