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Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots cruised to their seventh straight victory, a 35-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Running back Rex Burkhead also scored twice (one pass, one run) as the Patriots (9-2) sent Miami (4-7) to its fifth straight loss -- and its eighth straight at Gillette Stadium. Brady had a string of 189 straight passes without an interception snapped, but went on to complete his 83rd game with at least three touchdown passes. Brady has thrown 54 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 23 games since returning from his Deflategate suspension. He has 26 touchdown passes this season, a record for quarterbacks in a season after turning 40. It was also his 28th game with at least fou...
England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

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England withstood a dramatic late fightback from a passionate Tonga to reach their first World Cup final for 22 years.Prolific winger Jermaine McGillvary scored for the 10th game in a row to put his side on their way to a 20-0 lead but England were hanging on grimly by the end after the Pacific Islanders, roared on by a fervent following of more than 25,000 fans, scored three converted tries in the last seven minutes.Tonga might have snatched it in the dying seconds when prop Andrew Fifita went on a charge for the line only to lose the ball in the tackle and England clung on for a pulsating 20-18 victory.It may get tougher for England on the pitch when they face holders Australia in Brisbane next Saturday but at least they will not have to contend with a cauldron-like atmosphere generated ...
The Smith problem – how can England dismiss the best batsman in the world?

The Smith problem – how can England dismiss the best batsman in the world?

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Australia v England, first Ashes TestDates: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, BrisbaneCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage"England have got to get rid of Steve Smith."The task - described by former England captain Michael Vaughan - sounds simple. Carrying it out is anything but.Australia skipper Smith almost single-handedly rescued his side from the depths of 76-4 in the first Ashes Test.In making an unbeaten 64 that carried Australia to 165-4 - a deficit of 137 - he took his career average past 60 and underlined his status as the best batsman in the world.BBC Sport asks what makes Smith so special, why he is so difficult to...
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...
Lyon aims to 'end careers' of England players

Lyon aims to 'end careers' of England players

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Australia v England, first Ashes TestDate: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, BrisbaneCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverageOff-spinner Nathan Lyon hopes Australia can "end the careers" of some England players during the Ashes series.Graeme Swann retired in the midst of England's 5-0 defeat in 2013-14, Kevin Pietersen was discarded after the series, and Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior hardly played again. "Being part of that squad, seeing Mitchell Johnson scare them, was unbelievable," said Lyon. "We knew that they were broken. Hopefully we can recreate history."The first Ashes Test starts in Brisbane on Thursday.And, on a day w...