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Steve Smith makes final attempt to unsettle England

Steve Smith makes final attempt to unsettle England

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN BRISBANE: Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have been ‘nastier’ in the nets than Mitchell Johnson four years ago, according to Australian captain Steve Smith.

England name team to take on Australia in Ashes opener

England name team to take on Australia in Ashes opener

PAUL NEWMAN IN BRISBANE: Jake Ball has won his battle with Craig Overton to take the fourth seamer’s place in England’s first Test line-up and try to fill the enormous shoes of Ben Stokes.

Leeds friendly abandoned as firm tackle sparks huge brawl

Leeds friendly abandoned as firm tackle sparks huge brawl

An overly physical game between a Leeds United XI and Welsh side Rhyl was abandoned on Tuesday night. Bryce Hosannah was attacked by Rhyl's senior players following a firm tackle.

Wigan's Ryan Colclough scores twice before birth of son

Wigan's Ryan Colclough scores twice before birth of son

As a professional footballer, there are few better feelings than scoring to help your team to victory... but Wigan's Ryan Colclough may just have found one.

David Warner gives Australia boost ahead of Ashes opener

David Warner gives Australia boost ahead of Ashes opener

Australia captain Steve Smith insisted star opener David Warner will be fine to play in the first Ashes Test but admitted the selectors are considering calling up cover.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Cardiff move into automatic spots

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Cardiff move into automatic spots

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Cardiff overtook Chris Wilder's Sheffield United to move into second place in the table after a late Callum Paterson goal snatched a 1-0 victory at Barnsley.

Tottenham: Danny Rose very disappointed with Arsenal snub

Tottenham: Danny Rose very disappointed with Arsenal snub

Danny Rose was 'very disappointed' to have been left out of Tottenham's match day squad for their north London derby tie against Arsenal, claims TV pundit and former star Jermaine Jenas.

Liverpool 'don't know how to defend', says Rio Ferdinand

Liverpool 'don't know how to defend', says Rio Ferdinand

The Reds went 3-0 up after half an hour in Spain and looked on course to reach the Champions League knock-out stages. However they were pegged back in the second half.

Maldon & Tiptree team involved in 'multi-vehicle accident'

Maldon & Tiptree team involved in 'multi-vehicle accident'

Maldon & Tiptree saw their match against Potters Bar Town postponed this evening after the team's vehicle was involved in a 'multi-vehicle accident' on the M25.

Pep Guardiola challenges Foden to succceed at Man City

Pep Guardiola challenges Foden to succceed at Man City

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD: Pep Guardiola has challenged Phil Foden to become a Manchester City great. The 17-year-old made his debut in the slender victory against Feyenoord.

Liverpool 'stopped playing football' v Sevilla: Klopp

Liverpool 'stopped playing football' v Sevilla: Klopp

A worrying wobble saw them concede twice to Wissam Ben Yedder - one a twice-taken penalty - in the 15 minutes after the interval and Guido Pizarro drilled home an added-time corner.

Monaco 1-4 RB Leipzig: Naby Keita nets in rout

Monaco 1-4 RB Leipzig: Naby Keita nets in rout

Last season's Champions League semi-finalists Monaco will not be in the knockout stage of this year's edition after a humiliating defeat at home to German upstarts RB Leipzig.

Manchester City 1-0 Feyenoord: Match report

Manchester City 1-0 Feyenoord: Match report

IAN LADYMAN AT THE ETIHAD: He was the best player of the game long before he scored the goal that settled it. Raheem Sterling’s rebirth at Manchester City continues to gather pace.

Yaya Toure dictates tempo for Man City vs Feyenoord

Yaya Toure dictates tempo for Man City vs Feyenoord

JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE ETIHAD: With City already through to the Champions League knockout stages – Toure was drafted in against Feyenoord to see if there was still life in the old dog yet.

Samoan players risk being kicked out of the squad

Samoan players risk being kicked out of the squad

EXCLUSIVE: Samoa’s players risk being kicked out of the squad to face England if they speak out against the country’s governance crisis, according to former captain Dan Leo.

Everton furious at Oumar Niasse diving charge

Everton furious at Oumar Niasse diving charge

The FA declared on Tuesday that the Senegal striker had successfully deceived a match official during Saturday's 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace. The offence carries a two-match ban.

Arsenal will open talks with Leon Goretzka in January

Arsenal will open talks with Leon Goretzka in January

German ace Goretzka is aware of Arsenal's interest and the club believe they are in a strong position to land the versatile midfielder, though official talks will not commence until January.

Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland: Chris Coleman loses first game

Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland: Chris Coleman loses first game

LAURIE WHITWELL AT VILLA PARK: Chris Coleman lost his first game as Sunderland boss on Tuesday as the Championship's bottom failed to win for a 16th straight league match.

Bristol City 1-2 Preston North End

Bristol City 1-2 Preston North End

RALPH ELLIS AT ASHTON GATE STADIUM: If ever there was a team for which the international break came at the wrong time it was definitely Bristol City.

Ryan Sessegnon hat-trick leads Fulham to 5-4 win

Ryan Sessegnon hat-trick leads Fulham to 5-4 win

Sheffield United squandered the chance to go top of the Championship as a Ryan Sessegnon-inspired Fulham ran riot in a 5-4 thriller at Bramall Lane.

Jonathan Kodjia is likely to need surgery on his ankle

Jonathan Kodjia is likely to need surgery on his ankle

Steve Bruce has revealed Jonathan Kodjia is likely to need an operation on his injured ankle which would keep him out for months. The Aston Villa manager described the news as ‘devastating’.

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Reds throw away 3-0 lead in Spain

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Reds throw away 3-0 lead in Spain

DOMINIC KING IN SEVILLE: Jurgen Klopp wanted to make a point. It was time to leave the cramped confines of Sevilla’s press room but not before he had made one last statement.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers pours scorn on PSG billions

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers pours scorn on PSG billions

Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic have a history, fanbase and tradition that mega-rich clubs like Paris Saint Germain cannot buy. ‘You can’t buy that. And we have to do that in our world,' Rodgers said.

Northern Ireland offer O'Neill improved six-year deal

Northern Ireland offer O'Neill improved six-year deal

The IFA are understood to believe their counterparts at Hampden will struggle to match either the length or financial value of the proposed deal, which will hike O’Neill’s existing £500,000 salary.

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham: Harry Kane and Son strike

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham: Harry Kane and Son strike

MATT BARLOW IN DORTMUND: Dele Alli wriggled between two yellow-shirted defenders, drew in a third and found Son who curled a shot into the net to cleanse the pain of a North London defeat.

Ange Postecoglou resigns as Caltex Socceroos head coach

Ange Postecoglou resigns as Caltex Socceroos head coach

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sensationally quit a week after guiding Australia to its fourth-consecutive World Cup.

Who have been the last five destroyers in the Ashes?

Who have been the last five destroyers in the Ashes?

Both Australia and England possess key bowlers who could make the difference for their countries, such as Mitchell Starc and Jimmy Anderson.

Francois Zoko costs former club Notts County top spot

Francois Zoko costs former club Notts County top spot

Yeovil forward Francois Zoko came back to haunt his former club as Notts County lost their place at the top of League Two following a 1-1 draw at Huish Park on Tuesday night.

Ashes form guide: Mitchell Starc could decide the series

Ashes form guide: Mitchell Starc could decide the series

The first Test of the Ashes series gets underway in Brisbane at midnight on Wednesday UK time. England were whitewashed last time Down Under, but will they fare better this time?

Mauricio Pochettino delighted to finish top of Group H

Mauricio Pochettino delighted to finish top of Group H

Mauricio Pochettino admits he feared the worst when Tottenham's Champions League draw came out but his side will go through top of the group after they beat Borussia Dortmund.

England hero Simon Jones on his horror injury at The Gabba

England hero Simon Jones on his horror injury at The Gabba

ASHES MEMORIES: Redemption came for Simon Jones amid the glory of England's historic 2005 win, when he shined with the ball, taking 18 wickets in the four Test matches he played in.

Man City beat Feyenoord the ugly way: Raheem Sterling

Man City beat Feyenoord the ugly way: Raheem Sterling

Sterling fired home an 88th-minute winner to earn the Premier League leaders maximum points as Pep Guardiola's men completed a double over their Dutch Group F opponents this season.

Man City's Eliaquim Mangala fails Pep Guardiola audition

Man City's Eliaquim Mangala fails Pep Guardiola audition

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD: Mangala might well be leaned on for much more than this game while Stones recovers from the hamstring injury sustained at the weekend. That should be a concern.

Tottenham's Harry Kane hails 'fantastic night' in Dortmund

Tottenham's Harry Kane hails 'fantastic night' in Dortmund

Spurs fell behind to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first-half strike but Kane equalised with his sixth goal of the tournament before Son Heung-min sealed an impressive victory.

Phil Foden's Man City bow could be start of special career

Phil Foden's Man City bow could be start of special career

JACK GAUGHAN AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: That Tuesday night was to be the night for Phil Foden became clear just after seven o'clock. The 17-year-old was given the full treatment.

Five things you missed from the Champions League

Five things you missed from the Champions League

With so many games on offer and so many goals scored, you’d be forgiven for missing some of the action, Luckily, Sportsmail was on hand to bring you the moments you may have missed.

Louis van Gaal confirms no contact made with Everton

Louis van Gaal confirms no contact made with Everton

Louis van Gaal has not been approached by Everton regarding their vacant manager’s job. Van Gaal is thought to be willing to listen to offers surrounding a return to management.

League One round-up: Leaders Shrewsbury stunned by Bury

League One round-up: Leaders Shrewsbury stunned by Bury

Shrews midfielder Shaun Whalley struck the post from a spot-kick after Shakers goalkeeper Leo Fasan fouled Bryn Morris. Paul Hurst's men were made to pay when Greg Leigh slid home.

Millwall 0-0 Hull City: Pressure rises on Leonid Slutsky

Millwall 0-0 Hull City: Pressure rises on Leonid Slutsky

HARRY SLAVIN AT THE DEN: Millwall and Hull delivered a masterclass in how not to finish as both sides spurned a number of opportunities to collect a much needed win in a frenzied 0-0 draw.

Napoli keep hopes of Champions League progress alive

Napoli keep hopes of Champions League progress alive

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND-UP: But minutes later Zielinski made amends, confidently slotting into the far bottom corner after a smart exchange with Dries Mertens.

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois: No development in contract

Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois: No development in contract

SAMI MOKBEL IN BAKU: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is ready to shelve talks over a new contract as the uncertainty over his Chelsea future intensifies.

England's Joe Root refuses to be spooked by Ashes ghosts

England's Joe Root refuses to be spooked by Ashes ghosts

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: As locations go, it was not the most auspicious. On the eve of the first Test, Joe Root held court outside the Odeon suite at Brisbane's Sofitel hotel.

England cannot be bullied if they are going to win Ashes

England cannot be bullied if they are going to win Ashes

The main ingredient England will need to be successful on this Ashes tour is character. From now in Brisbane onwards it's going to be very hostile and they will have to stick together as a unit.

Jose Mourinho attacks Gareth Southgate over Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho attacks Gareth Southgate over Phil Jones

Jose Mourinho has launched a fresh attack on Gareth Southgate, insisting Manchester United were not informed that Phil Jones was given six painkilling injections for a thigh injury.

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for November 22

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for November 22

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Kempton, Chepstow, Warwick and Hexham.

Cardiff's Principality Stadium could be a Euro 2020  venue

Cardiff's Principality Stadium could be a Euro 2020 venue

CHARLES SALE: Cardiff's Principality Stadium, which surprisingly missed out on staging matches for the 13-city Euro 2020 tournament, is back in strong contention to be a host venue.

APOEL 0-6 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo crushes Cypriots

APOEL 0-6 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo crushes Cypriots

PETE JENSON: Real Madrid could not have asked for a more supple punching bag to forget their domestic woes than APOEL and the La Liga giants enjoyed letting out their frustrations.

Lionel Messi and Co train for Wednesday's Juventus clash

Lionel Messi and Co train for Wednesday's Juventus clash

Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team-mates trained on Tuesday night ahead clash with Juventus while Ivan Rakitic admits that the Argentine talisman isn't 100 per cent certain 'if he'll stay or not'.

Celtic to play the 'best of the best' against PSG

Celtic to play the 'best of the best' against PSG

Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic will play the 'best of the best' when they take on Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night. The Parkhead side lost 5-0 to the French giants on matchday one.

How to watch the Ashes 2017 on BT Sport: Ultimate TV guide

How to watch the Ashes 2017 on BT Sport: Ultimate TV guide

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch this winter's Ashes series on BT Sport, who have won exclusive rights from Sky Sports to broadcast cricket's greatest series.

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