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I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

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Australia v England, fourth Ashes TestVenue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25 December)Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Injured Australia bowler Mitchell Starc hopes his replacement Jackson Bird "sticks it up" England in the fourth Test, which starts on 26 December.Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, misses Melbourne's Boxing Day Test with a bruised heel.Last week England's James Anderson said Ashes winners Australia have "problems" beyond their first-choice attack.Starc hit back: "I think they have got bigger things to worry about than the depth of Australia's fast bowlers."Austra...
Leicester 2-2 Manchester United: Late Harry Maguire strike continues Red Devils' woes

Leicester 2-2 Manchester United: Late Harry Maguire strike continues Red Devils' woes

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Manchester United will spend Christmas an eye-watering 13 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City after Harry Maguire secured Leicester a draw with a last-gasp goal.Already reeling from their shock midweek Carabao Cup exit at Bristol City, the need for Jose Mourinho's men to get back to winning ways was heightened by Pep Guardiola's team racking up a 17th successive league win earlier in the day.Juan Mata's brace looked to have done just that as United responded to Jamie Vardy's 50th Premier League goal, only for Maguire to strike at the death as ten-man Leicester secured a 2-2 draw.It was a remarkable end to an entertaining encounter that United started brightly, only for the Foxes to catch them cold on the break as Vardy became the club's first player to reach a half...
The Racing Club Podcast – Christmas Racing Preview

The Racing Club Podcast – Christmas Racing Preview

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The Racing Club Podcast – Christmas Racing PreviewSaturday, December 23, 2017Lee McKenzie, Rupert Bell, Tony Calvin and Maddy Playle preview the best of the action across the weekend and Boxing day.Plus top jockey Nico de Boinville on what it's like to ride Might Bite.The Racing Club is back on Boxing Day morning from 8am for an in-depth King George preview.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Norwich 1-2 Brentford: Lasse Vibe brace piles on more misery for Canaries

Norwich 1-2 Brentford: Lasse Vibe brace piles on more misery for Canaries

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Two goals in five-first half minutes from striker Lasse Vibe gave Brentford a deserved 2-1 win over misfiring Norwich side at Carrow Road.There were chants of 'sack the board' and 'Delia out' as the home fans voiced their anger at club owner Delia Smith on a disappointing night for Daniel Farke's team.The Bees went in front in the 36th minute when Romaine Sawyers picked out Vibe - and a carbon copy goal just before half-time effectively settled the game.Norwich, who have won just one home match since September, improved after the break and got one back in added time through Nelson Oliveira, but they were still jeered off at the end.Brentford were quickly into their stride and were desperately unlucky not to go ahead after just two minutes.It looked a goal all the way when Ollie Watkins let...
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

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HOUSTON -- For Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn't officially rule out quarterback Tom Savage for the remainder of the regular season, but emphasized that he's a "ways off" in terms of being cleared under the NFL concussion protocol. Yates is hoping to upgrade his performance and production significantly after the entire offense struggled during a 45-7 road loss last Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first start in two years, Yates was sacked four times and hit nine times overall as he completed just 12 of 31 passes for 128 yards with one t...