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England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup warm-up, SouthamptonAustralia 297-9 (50 overs): Smith 116, Warner 43, Plunkett 4-69England 285 (49.3 overs): Vince 64, Buttler 52, Behrendorff 2-43Australia win by 12 runsScorecardEngland fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith's first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9.James Vince and Jos Buttler struck fine fifties to seemingly put Englan...
Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

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VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
Green Bay Packers camp setup: Healthy Aaron Rodgers a must

Green Bay Packers camp setup: Healthy Aaron Rodgers a must

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DE PERE, Wisc. -- In every way imaginable, the Green Bay Packers went backward in 2017. Green Bay failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2008. The Packers' 7-9 record was the second worst of Mike McCarthy's 12 seasons as head coach. And after reaching the NFC Championship Game in both 2014 and 2016, the Packers were eliminated from the playoffs by mid-December. Green Bay could be poised for a bounce-back season, though. The Packers return nine starters on each side of the ball and addressed several positions of weakness in free agency. Most important, though, quarterback Aaron Rodgers returns after missing nearly 10 full games last season with a broken collarbone. At the end of the Packers' offseason program, McCarthy called it "one of our best offseasons, just as f...
Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers QB announces he is cleared to play

Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers QB announces he is cleared to play

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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- All-Pro gunslinger Aaron Rodgers posted a photo Tuesday, announcing he has been medically cleared.The photo featured Rodgers wearing a hairnet and a sheet, while giving the thumbs up sign from a hospital bed."It's been a long road from that day to this, but I'm happy to say I've been medically cleared to return," Rodgers said in the post. "Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and a big thank you to Dr McKenzie and our incredible training staff. #riseagain."Rodgers, 34, was injured during a Week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He broke his collarbone after being hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.After the game, Packers coach Mike McCarthy called the hit "totally unnecessary."The Packers (7-6) are 3-4 in Brett Hundley's ...