England’s Jack Leach plays a shot off the bowling of Ireland’s Andy McBrine during the second day of their one off Test match at Lord’s in London on Thursday. Associated Press
Ireland ended England's World Cup honeymoon in dramatic style on Wednesday, bowling out the host nation for a derisory 85 on the first day at Lord's as they eyed one of the biggest shocks in Test history
Reigning champions Australia made one change after a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford, with the recently called-up Peter Handscomb replacing injured batsman Usman Khawaja.
England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years. Battle commences at Edgbaston on Thursday and the last time Australia won there was the opening match
Uncapped fast bowler Jofra Archer has been included in England’s 14-man squad announced on Saturday for next week’s Ashes opener against Australia, with all-rounder Ben Stokes re-appointed as vice-captain. The pair both enjoyed starring roles in England’s stunning World Cup final win over New Zealand
Lee Westwood defied the age and shot a stunning round of 67 (-5) to claim the 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by two strokes, taking his tally of European Tour
Rohit Sharma smashed a blitzkrieg century as India defeated Australia by seven wicket in the third one-day international to claim the series 2-1 on Sunday.
Milan: Inter Milan’s title hopes suffered a huge blow as they were held by a lowly Lecce to a 1-1 draw while the city rivals AC Milan cruised to a 3-2 victory over Udinese on Sunday.