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Sam Curran beats Chris Woakes to the final spot in England XI for Test opener with New Zealand

Sam Curran beats Chris Woakes to the final spot in England XI for Test opener with New Zealand

SAM CURRAN has been given the nod ahead of Chris Woakes to play in next week’s First Test. Surrey all-rounder Curran , 21, was named in the team for the final warm-up match against New Zealand A, starting Thursday night. Curran has beaten Woakes for the final spot in England’s Test XI Captain Root and head coach Silverwood picked their intended Test

Steve Smith’s quest to prevent suicide

Steve Smith’s quest to prevent suicide

Cricket: Steve Smith is using his experiences to help those struggling with mental health issues, in particular young men with thoughts of suicide through the Gotcha 4 Life program alongside Gus Worland.

Can Scorchers put heat back in the furnace?

Can Scorchers put heat back in the furnace?

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Ponting backs Burns to help cure Australia’s top order woes

Ponting backs Burns to help cure Australia’s top order woes

Ponting was not surprised Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja were overlooked as options at opener due to the fact Australia need a right-handed batsman to complement their greatest attacking threat in Warner. “The left-hand, right-hand combination at the top is a good thing,” Ponting told cricket.com.au . Watch Australia vs Pakistan live on Fox Cricket

Matthew delighted to lead Europe's Solheim Cup defense

Matthew delighted to lead Europe's Solheim Cup defense

(Reuters) - Catriona Matthew says captaining the winning Solheim Cup team this year was the highlight of her career after being appointed on Thursday to lead Europe’s bid to retain the trophy in 2021. Matthew believes she faces an even bigger challenge to inspire her players to victory in the United States in two years. “Capturing the Solheim Cup in

'It's like an old boys network' – British coach Christine Bowmaker insists lack of diversity creates unhealthy culture

'It's like an old boys network' – British coach Christine Bowmaker insists lack of diversity creates unhealthy culture

O ne of Britain's most successful female athletics coaches says there needs to be more women to break up the “old boys network” of “arrogant and egotistical” male coaches if the country’s culture of fat-shaming towards female athletes is to end. Telegraph Sport on Thursday revealed endemic problems of a predominantly male-dominated coaching environment

‘Mongoose attack’: English golfer Tommy Fleetwood falls victim to animal course invaders in South Africa (VIDEO)

‘Mongoose attack’: English golfer Tommy Fleetwood falls victim to animal course invaders in South Africa (VIDEO)

English golfer Tommy Fleetwood’s attempt to win his first tournament of the year has been hampered by a pair of mongooses who ambushed his ball on the green on the first day of play at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City. The world number 18 watched his shot clear water and land in a promising position on the 14th fairway at the tournament in South

Rhodes sisters gearing up for final-day showdown at Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship

Rhodes sisters gearing up for final-day showdown at Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship

M imi and Patience Rhodes will not just be competing for the sizeable honour of winning the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship title here on Friday, but also for the bragging rights in their sibling rivalry. They will both be playing for their grandmother, Susan, whose darks days in her battle with cancer have been afforded so many rays

British Cycling and Team Sky ordered Viagara for riders, medical tribunal hears

British Cycling and Team Sky ordered Viagara for riders, medical tribunal hears

T he mystery of the 2011 batch of testosterone delivered to British Cycling’s headquarters deepened on Thursday after a medical tribunal heard that Viagra may also have been part of the order. It was also claimed that a stock of the drug, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction but may also give athletic performance benefits, was kept in the national

Victoria’s star trio prove demons don’t discriminate

Victoria’s star trio prove demons don’t discriminate

Batsmen Joe Burns, Travis Head and Cameron Bancroft are in the frame for recalls to the Australian team to play Pakistan in the first Test in Brisbane. (AAP Video) And that their teammate Glenn Maxwell would be at the forefront this summer as one of the world’s finest exponents of short-form cricket. Stream international cricket Live & On-Demand with