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England 'won't be intimidated', Stokes sends a message & vote on who's on top

England 'won't be intimidated', Stokes sends a message & vote on who's on top

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Media playback is not supported on this device First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five)England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53Australia: Yet to batScorecardEngland "sent a message" on the opening day of the Ashes that they will compete with Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan.The tourists recovered from 2-1 to reach 196-4 in Brisbane, thanks to James Vince's 83, Mark Stoneman's 53 and an unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan."I was concerned that England might get blown away," Vaughan, who captained England to an Ashes series victory in 2005, told the BBC's Test Match Special."I wrote them off."England are widely expected to struggle in Australia, where they have won only once in the past seven tours dating back to 1990-91.Vinc...
Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Ashes: England's James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

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First Ashes Test, Gabba, BrisbaneEngland 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53Australia: Yet to batScorecardEngland's James Vince made 83 before Australia fought back on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Vince added 125 for the second wicket with Mark Stoneman either side of a 95-minute delay for rain at the Gabba.But Vince was run out by Nathan Lyon's superb direct hit, in between Pat Cummins bowling Stoneman for 53 and trapping captain Joe Root lbw for 15.England, the Ashes holders, closed on 196-4, with Dawid Malan 28 not out and Moeen Ali unbeaten on 13.Live Ashes reaction - text & Test Match Special commentaryThe tourists battled hard after winning the toss and losing Alastair Cook in the third over, perhaps determined not to be blown away in the manner that saw them defeated 5-0...
PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

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Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.Former PSG youth player Moussa Dembele fired Celtic into a stunning first-minute lead but the home side reacted to the loss of the first goal in the Champions League with a Neymar double and goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe before the break.The big-spending French club, who had won 5-0 at Parkhead on match day one, were even more ruthless in the second half with goals from Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves compounding the Hoops' misery.Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had described the PSG as "the best of the best" and they made a good case for that accolade after their early setback, making it five Group B wins out of five.The Scottish champions will now have to ...
Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

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Another member of the US Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful." Douglas, 21, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who competed in 2012 and 2016. Earlier this month, Aly Raisman -- Douglas' teammate on the last two Olympic teams -- came forward alleging that Nassar had abused her. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13. J...
Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

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An almighty collapse saw Liverpool miss the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages as they drew 3-3 away to Sevilla. Maribor's added-time equaliser against Spartak Moscow opened the door not only for Liverpool to qualify with a match to spare but win the group outright but they did not so much as walk through as blow it off its hinges with a scintillating first half of footballThey then spent the next 45 minutes desperately trying to barricade the hole they left behind as the half-time introduction of Franco Vazquez sparked Sevilla into life.It means Liverpool need a point at home to Spartak to now qualify but Sevilla could snatch top spot as they play already-eliminated Maribor.Liverpool certainly cannot afford another Jeckyll and Hyde performance like this o...