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Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

Wayne Rooney set for England return with Gareth Southgate to name DC United forward in next squad

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Roo-turn England's all-time record goalscorer will take to the field once again for a charity fund-raising friendly against the United States Wayne Rooney will return to the England fold and win his 120th cap later this month. Rooney, the forward, decided to retire from international football at the start of last season, ending his career as the Three Lions’ record goalscorer. Rooney scored 53 goals for England, more than any other player in history However, the 33-year-old is set for a stunning comeback after enjoying a period of superb form since joining DC United in June. Rooney has netted 12 goals for the MLS outfit, helping them qualify for this season’s play-offs; the club’s campaign ended earlier this week with a defe...
Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Row over central England mega-plan

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Row over central England mega-plan

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A controversial mega-development of homes, offices and roads across central England is being backed by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.Up to a million new homes could be built along the Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge arc.A new expressway would also shorten journey times from East to West.Government advisers say the developments are needed to safeguard the booming economies of the UK’s science and technology hub.But environmentalists argue that the mega-plan will ruin green space the size of Birmingham. And they ask if wealthy towns need to become ever more rich. The plan from the National Infrastructure Commission (PDF) includes the re-ope...
Ben Stokes realises how lucky he is to play for England after turbulent year

Ben Stokes realises how lucky he is to play for England after turbulent year

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looking ahead The all-rounder was recently found not guilty of affray after an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol just over a year ago Ben Stokes admits he is lucky to play for England after his international career was threatened by off-field drama. It is just over a year since the cricketer was arrested after a late night scrap in Bristol and two months since he was cleared of affray. In that time he missed the entirety of last winter’s Ashes tour, lost the vice-captaincy and was again absent for this summer’s Lord’s Test against India due to court commitments. Stokes was welcomed back to the England side after his court case ended The unhappy chapter is not yet fully closed, with he and team-mate Alex Hales due to fa...
Sri Lanka vs England: Exclusive live commentary, scorecard and result of fourth ODI in Kandy

Sri Lanka vs England: Exclusive live commentary, scorecard and result of fourth ODI in Kandy

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lions on tour You can hear exclusive, uninterrupted ball-by-ball coverage on talkSPORT 2 talkSPORT is bringing you exclusive coverage of England’s tour of Sri Lanka this autumn/winter. The tourists can wrap up the one-day series with a match to spare with victory in the fourth ODI in Kandy on Saturday. Tune into our commentary to find out if they do it, and keep up-to-date with the match stats and result in our scorecard below. Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
Sterling scores twice as England stun Spain

Sterling scores twice as England stun Spain

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England won in Spain for the first time in 31 years as they recorded a memorable Uefa Nations League win over Spain in Seville.Gareth Southgate's side were 3-0 up after a sensational first half, Raheem Sterling ending a three-year and 27-game barren sequence with a thunderous early opener and he was on the mark from close range for the third before the interval, with a composed strike from Marcus Rashford sandwiched in between.Spain, torn apart by England's pace in those opening 45 minutes, responded in predictable fashion in a chaotic second period as Paco Alcacer pulled a goal back just before the hour with a near-post header. England lived on their nerves, particularly goalkeeper Jordan Pi...