Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day two England 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113 West Indies 44-1 West Indies trail by 470 runs Scorecard Alastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England’s declaration at 514-8. Dawid Malan, looking…

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West Brom don't need to sell Evans…but every player has their price – Pulis

West Brom don't need to sell Evans…but every player has their price – Pulis

West Brom “don’t need or want to sell” captain Jonny Evans, says manager Tony Pulis who went on to concede “every player is for sale at the right price”. Albion have rejected an £18m bid from Manchester City for the defender, 29, who has two years left on his contract. Pulis said: “It would be crazy to say West Brom won’t sell if a huge amount of money is put in front of you. “It’d…

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Cook & Root hit centuries as England dominate – report & highlights

Cook & Root hit centuries as England dominate – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day one England 348-3: Cook 153*, Root 136 West Indies: Yet to bat Scorecard Alastair Cook and Joe Root hit centuries as England dominated West Indies on the first day of the inaugural day-night Test in the UK. Cook batted through the day for his unbeaten 153, sharing 248 with skipper Root, who made 136, as England racked up 348-3 at Edgbaston. Opener…

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Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double world champion James retires from cycling

Double track world champion and Olympic silver medallist Becky James has retired, at the age of 25. The Welsh athlete won the world sprint and keirin titles in 2013 and took silver at the same events at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “I have had time to think about my future and have decided to retire from international track sprint racing,” James said in a statement. She intends to set up a baking business “along with…

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Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Five-goal Celtic rout Astana in Champions League first leg

Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net. Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after the break. James Forrest fired the fourth before Leigh Griffiths’ shot deflected in off Igor…

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Everton are set to announce the signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be about £45m. The 27-year old passed a medical at the club earlier on Wednesday, manager Ronald Koeman told a news conference. The Iceland international scored nine goals and made 13 assists last season to help the Swans avoid relegation. Sigurdsson will be a record signing for Everton, who paid £31.8m to Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku…

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Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions League first leg

Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found the bottom corner of the home net in the 35th minute to give him his first goal…

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'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

'MOTD is very different to 25 years ago' – relive first show of Premier League era on Tuesday

On Tuesday it is 25 years since the start of the Premier League. To mark the occasion, there will be two special Rewinds on the BBC website and the Red Button (UK only). At 14:55 BST watch the full match between Sheffield United and Manchester United – plus there will be a live text commentary with clips of numerous goals from the opening afternoon. And at 22:00 BST on the Red Button and website you…

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