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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.

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.

Tony Pulis has been sacked as West Brom manager following their 4-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday (Adam Davy/PA)

West Brom keen to appoint boss with top-flight experience to replace Tony Pulis

West Brom want a manager with Premier League experience to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.

Alastair Cook has exchanged pleasantries with Australia's new chief 'sledger' Nathan Lyon (Jason O'Brien/PA)

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.

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.

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

Oumar Niasse charged with simulation by FA over controversial penalty

Everton striker Oumar Niasse has been charged with simulation by the Football Association after he won a controversial penalty in Saturday’s Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

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.

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.

Tonia Couch holds up her medal

Olympic diver Couch announces retirement

Three-time Olympian Tonia Couch has retired from diving.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jana Novotna was Wimbledon champion in 1998 (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died from cancer aged 49.

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.

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.

Liverpool could qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League if results go their way (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jurgen Klopp: It’s crunch time for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits it is now crunch time for his side in the Champions League.

Tottenham duo Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier battle for the ball with Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic (Adam Davy/Empics)

Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham talking points

Tottenham will go through to the Champions League last 16 as group winners if they can beat Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Boston Celtics? Kyrie Irving, middle, battles for the ball

Boston Celtics extend winning run to 16 games with victory over Dallas Mavericks

The Boston Celtics’ unbeaten streak now stands at 16 games but they needed overtime to beat the league’s basement side the Dallas Mavericks.

Peter Crouch coming on as a substitute

Peter Crouch makes record Premier League substitute appearance

Peter Crouch made a record 143rd Premier League appearance as a substitute when he came on for Stoke against Brighton on Monday night.

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