Ashes 2013-14: Broad and England dominate first day in Brisbane

Stuart Broad took his fifth five-wicket haul against Australia as England took the first day at The Gabba.


Broad finished with figures of 5-65, including the prize wicket of Aussie captain Michael Clarke, as the hosts finished 273-8 at the close.

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Football: England vs. Germany Preview

Roy Hodgson has named his England Xl for the friendly against Germany at Wembley.


Daniel Sturridge is included in the staring line-up, despite missing Friday’s 2-0 defeat by Chile with a foot injury and withdrawing early from training on Monday.

Meanwhile, Joe Hart returns in goal. When asked about the pair, England manager Hodgson said, "Sturridge is fine. The only reason he came off in the training game was to give Rickie Lambert a go because there’s a good chance I want to see him."

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Barclays Premier League: Weekend Review

It was another weekend for unpredictable results in the latest round of Premier League fixtures, as Manchester United drew themselves back into the title race.


Their 1-0 at home to Arsenal on Sunday evening cuts the gap to the Gunners, now being just five points adrift.

Chelsea missed the chance to close the gap further to Arsenal but were spared a defeat with a dramatic injury-time penalty, while Liverpool and Southampton continue to occupy second and third in the table with comfortable home wins.

There was also a shock as Sunderland came up with the goods against Manchester City, after Newcastle won away at Tottenham.

Elsewhere, there was wins for Aston Villa and Norwich, and plenty of goals shared between Swansea and Stoke in a 3-3 draw.

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Barclays Premier League: Weekend Preview

Arsenal will test their title credentials at the home of the Champions this weekend as the Barclays Premier League returns to action.


Manchester United welcome the Gunners to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, with the visitors hoping to maintain their current five point lead at the top of the table.

Second placed Chelsea host West Brom, while Liverpool face Fulham at Anfield.

All of the bottom three have tricky home fixtures.

On Sunday, Tottenham and Manchester City will be hoping to close the gap on leaders Arsenal, when they host Newcastle and visit Sunderland respectively.

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Football: Hodgson names Saints striker in squad

England manager Roy Hodgson included Southampton striker James Rodriguez in his squad for the upcoming friendlies.


Rodriguez received his first call up to the senior side for this month’s friendlies against Chile and Germany at Wembley.

His Southampton team-mate Adam Lallana and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson have also been named in the 28-man squad.

Joe Hart will continue as England’ Number one goalkeeper, despite being dropped by his club manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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