Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day one – live!
- Over-by-over updates from the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston
- Unchanged Australia win the toss and elect to bat against England
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Kaka for MVP? 'He's a brilliant human being. You can't fail to be impressed'
Orlando’s Brazilian star has staked his claim to win the individual award – and he’s proving to be the most important designated player since David BeckhamREAD MORE...
Aleksandar Mitrovic the Newcastle diamond with some rough edges
Question marks over weight, outlandish haircuts and hot-headedness aside, Newcastle have acquired a striker who looks to need only a little polishingREAD MORE...
England's 1986 squad: the worst bunch of managers ever?
Knowledge archive special: also featuring Arsenal and the Community Shield curse and epic penalty shootouts. The column is taking a break in the off-season but you can still send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or on TwitterREAD MORE...
Liverpool’s low turnout in Malaysia blamed on Gerrard and Sterling exits
• Co-promoter says Liverpool less popular after departures of star names
• But Liverpool supporters’ group in Malaysia blames organisers
Football transfer rumours: Dimitar Berbatov on his way to Aston Villa?
Today’s fluff is already looking forward to the weekendREAD MORE...
AFL players might leave field if Adam Goodes booed, says race commissioner
Tim Soutphommasane warns players may take matters into their own hands and walk off the ground to protest against racist treatment by fansREAD MORE...
Premier League 2015-16 preview No5: Crystal Palace
Optimism abounds at Palace after strong showings under Alan Pardew and with summer signings such as Yohan Cabaye. The club are arguably healthier than ever but history has taught those at Selhurst Park to take nothing for grantedREAD MORE...
Jasper Cillessen’s injury could impact on Manchester United’s David de Gea
• Ajax goalkeeper may miss Champions League tie
• Louis van Gaal eyes Dutchman as potential new No1
Beijing must not win 2022 Winter Olympics bid, say human rights activists
IOC endorsement in Friday’s vote would give China an undeserved ‘second chance’ in wake of crackdown on dissent, say campaignersREAD MORE...
AFL great Adam Goodes is being booed across Australia. How did it come to this?
The Indigenous Sydney Swans player should be entering the twilight of his career amid a hail of plaudits. Instead he’s on the verge of being hounded outREAD MORE...
José Mourinho hits back with jibe about Rafa Benítez's weight
• Benitez’s wife had joked that her husband tidies up Mourinho’s ‘messes’
• Chelsea manager: she should take care of her husband’s diet and speak less
Chelsea show their stuff in the shootout to edge past Barcelona
- Chelsea 2-2 Barcelona (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties)
- Hazard scores the opener; Cahill receives bloody nose heading the second
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera sorry for 'painful incident' that led to firing
Herrera admits ‘it is not the attitude that a coach for the Mexican team should take’ after TV reporter accuses ‘El Piojo’ of punching him at Philadelphia airportREAD MORE...
Chelsea 2-2 Barcelona (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties) – as it happened
Chelsea win another pre-season friendly on penalties, beating Barcelona 4-2 in the shootout after an entertaining 2-2 draw in WashingtonREAD MORE...
Dermott Brereton and Rebecca Wilson clash on air over Adam Goodes debate
- Wilson accuses Brereton of ‘actively encouraging’ fans’ behaviour
- Fuming former AFL player calls in to radio show to defend himself
Champions League roundup: Van Persie and Nani draw blank for Fenerbahce
• Former Manchester United men feature in 0-0 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk
• CSKA Moscow draw 2-2 against Sparta Prague; Monaco win 3-1 at Young Boys
Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas: the love I have for Arsenal will never change
• Spaniard prepared for hostile reception in Community Shield
• ‘I have great memories, love and respect for the club,’ says Fàbregas
Louis van Gaal backs Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to thrive this season
• Left-back has impressed on tour after difficult first Old Trafford season
• Manchester United manager expresses faith in Shaw’s ‘big talent’
Toss may be crucial as England look to inspire revival against Australia
England have had to rejig after their mauling in the second Ashes Test and will need Ian Bell and Jonny Bairstow to enjoy their new roles and hope the bowlers can thrive in better conditionsREAD MORE...