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Mark Wood column: ‘Ben Stokes trains harder, eats more & has worst music taste of anyone I know’

Mark Wood column: ‘Ben Stokes trains harder, eats more & has worst music taste of anyone I know’

Men’s Ashes 2019: England v Australia, fourth Specsavers Ashes TestVenue: Old Trafford Dates: 4-8 September Time: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website, plus in-play highlights and text commentary.As Ben Stokes was playing one of the all-time great Test innings, almost single-handedly keeping England…


Bury FC: EFL to ‘consult with clubs’ about efforts to readmit Shakers

Bury FC: EFL to ‘consult with clubs’ about efforts to readmit Shakers

Bury’s 125-year membership of the EFL came to an end with their expulsion on 27 AugustThe English Football League is to discuss Bury’s future with its member clubs following efforts to reinstate the Shakers in League Two next season.Bury were expelled from the EFL on 27 August after a failed takeover bid by C&N Sporting…


Michael Owen & Alan Shearer: New book sparks Twitter row

Michael Owen & Alan Shearer: New book sparks Twitter row

Alan Shearer (left) and Michael Owen (right) were teammates at Newcastle United before Shearer had a brief spell as interim managerMichael Owen’s new book has ignited a row on social media between the former England striker and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer.One of the more cutting lines in the book includes Owen’s claim that his…


World Championships 2019: Dina Asher-Smith to go for 100m & 200m double

World Championships 2019: Dina Asher-Smith to go for 100m & 200m double

Asher-Smith defended her British Championships women’s 100m title in a record time in AugustDina Asher-Smith will go for the 100m and 200m sprint double after Great Britain confirmed its squad for the 2019 World Championships in Doha.Laura Muir will focus on the 1500m rather than add the 5,000m to her schedule at the event, which…


Ashes 2019: Craig Overton replaces Chris Woakes in England side for Old Trafford Test

Ashes 2019: Craig Overton replaces Chris Woakes in England side for Old Trafford Test

Craig Overton has taken 32 wickets at an average of 21.34 in the County Championship this seasonMen’s Ashes 2019: England v Australia, fourth Specsavers TestVenue: Old Trafford Dates: 4-8 September Time: 11:00 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app.…


Premier League could end early summer transfer window closure

Premier League could end early summer transfer window closure

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp both want the transfer window aligned with the rest of EuropePremier League clubs could vote to end the early closure of the summer transfer window at their next meeting on 12 September.Two years ago, the top flight voted to close it before the start of…


Steve Smith: Australia batsman returns to top of Test rankings

Steve Smith: Australia batsman returns to top of Test rankings

Steve Smith, who has scored 378 runs in three innings, is set to return to the Australia team for the fourth Ashes Test, starting at Old Trafford on WednesdaySteve Smith has regained the number one spot in the ICC Test batting rankings.Smith has overtaken Virat Kohli after the India captain suffered a second-innings golden duck…



Michael Owen: Real Madrid to Newcastle move the only one I regret

Michael Owen: Real Madrid to Newcastle move the only one I regret

Michael Owen (centre)Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen says his move from Real Madrid to the Magpies was a “downward step” and the “one I really regret”.The ex-England captain signed in 2005 for £17m – a year after joining Real from Liverpool – but injuries limited him to 79 appearances in four years.”I should have…


Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd forward ‘does not regret’ Old Trafford move

Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd forward ‘does not regret’ Old Trafford move

Alexis Sanchez only started 31 of a possible 77 games while at Manchester UnitedForward Alexis Sanchez “does not regret” joining Manchester United but says he did not get enough playing time to be a success.The Chilean, 30, joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal in August after 19 months at Old Trafford.He was United’s…


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