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Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

World
Robert Mugabe is facing impeachment after he called on Zimbabwe to "move forward" instead of announcing his resignation as president.The state television broadcast baffled viewers as he was expected to make a resignation announcement on Sunday after meeting with army generals following his dismissal as leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party.Video:Zimbabwe's president remains defiantHe defied Zanu-PF and thousands of protesters by pledging to preside over the party's next congress in December after he was told he had until noon local time on Monday to step down as president or face impeachment proceedings as early as Tuesday.Image:Robert Mugabe meeting army generals at State House. Pic: Herald newspaperMr Mugabe acknowledged "a range of concerns" in his speech but made no mention of his own pos...