Ashes 2015: Mark Wood in fitness battle to replace Jimmy Anderson for fourth Test
• Durham seamer came through training after painkilling injection
• Choice will be between Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt if Wood not fit
Mass pile-up causes chaos at stage two finish in Tour de Pologne
- Australian rider Caleb Ewan collides with Italy’s Sacha Modolo
- Alex Dowsett: really happy to have avoided that one
Champion jockey elect Silvestre de Sousa admits he is up for title shot
After another winner the Brazilian jockey could hardly be in a better position in his chase for gloryREAD MORE...
RideLondon organisers name cyclist who died on 100-mile route
Stephen Green, a 55-year-old from Reading, died of a suspected heart attack as he approached the ascent of Leith Hill near Dorking in SurreyREAD MORE...
George North to miss Wales World Cup warmup against Ireland
• North could feature in return match in Dublin at end of August
• Wales staff optimistic Liam Williams will be fit for World Cup
Forget Mitchell Johnson, remember when West Indies truly ruled by pace
A new book recalls the start of Caribbean domination and how Clive Lloyd led the islands to ‘fight fire with fire’ and become legends of the gameREAD MORE...
Joe Allen set to miss Liverpool’s opening game with hamstring injury
• Wales midfielder suffered injury in friendly against Swindon
• Wolves favourites to sign Sheyi Ojo on season-long loan
Horse racing tips: Tuesday 4 August
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Five under-pressure Premier League managers with much convincing to do
Great expectations abound but more than a few top-flight managers need good starts and will be under the fiercest scrutiny from day oneREAD MORE...
Australia lost the last Test in three days but remain favourites for Trent Bridge
The Ashes series where everything is not quite as it seems continues to raise imponderablesREAD MORE...
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Nine-year-old bat boy dies after being hit in head at Kansas baseball game
- Boy hit by follow-through swing at Liberal Bee Jays game
- Death comes despite Kaiser Carlile wearing helmet
Memphis Depay and Raheem Sterling: who will have the bigger impact?
Manchester United’s flying Dutchman cost half as much as City’s £49m signing and has the superior goalscoring record but both forwards have big points to prove with their new clubs this seasonREAD MORE...
American Pharoah is Timeform’s top rated in world after Haskell win
• Triple Crown winner edges ahead of Golden Horn in current rankings
• Ratings experts expect him to overtake Cigar as all-time US great
Mass doping claims: IOC promises zero tolerance if athletes are found guilty
Head of the IAAF, world athletics’ governing body, says it is impossible to be sure that blood test irregularities mean an athlete dopedREAD MORE...
‘I really thrived in Norway when we did our Arctic warfare training’
Peterborough’s manager, Dave Robertson, was a Royal Marine before a heart problem meant he left the forces – now he aims to use his battlefield experiences to get the club out of League OneREAD MORE...
Connor Wickham signs for Crystal Palace from Sunderland
• Fee for Wickham believed to be around £8m
• Player joins Selhurst Park club on five-year deal
Luke Campbell shows Sky’s not the limit – in the ring at least
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John Terry: Community Shield defeat could be wake-up call Chelsea needed
• Chelsea captain says loss to Arsenal is ‘maybe the boost we needed’
• ‘It could be a blessing in disguise. It’s going to be even tougher this year’
Premier League 2015-16 preview No12: Norwich City
Alex Neil has been impressive thus far in charge of the Canaries but a weak squad may find life difficult despite a kind set of opening fixturesREAD MORE...