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T20 Blast-North Group Report

In what was an interesting set of fixtures in the T20 Blast-North Group, the games didn't disappoint with plenty of action across all matches. Durham Jets made a flying start to their innings scoring quickly, which including a shining innings from Jet's opener Mark Stoneman, he scored  51 from just 29 balls. Lancashire produced a great display of spin bowling which not only included the key wickets of Collingwood, Muchall and Hastings but also and more importantly killed the run-rate. The Lanc
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England's character shines through

England had decided to name an unchanged side from the one that defeated New Zealand in the ODI up at Durham on Sunday. New Zealand, however, made three changes with Colin Munro, Nathan McCullum and Mitchell McClenaghan replacing Grant Elliot, Ben Wheeler and Andrew Mathieson. England won the toss and chose to bat on what seemed to be a batsmen friendly pitch. England continued their emphatic change to attacking cricket. Jason Roy and Alex Hales gave the innings a lightning start as England ma
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In-season test preview - Who's happy to get track time in Austria?

With the F1 title race remaining open after Nico Rosberg's weekend win, who'll be looking to make up lost ground this week in Austria? There isn't a lot of work Mercedes are needing to do in terms of engine development and upgrades, however they will be hoping that they may gain some extra pace in order to distance themselves from Ferrari when it comes to long distance runs and race simulations. From a driver point of view, Rosberg will be hoping to make good use of the extra time behind the w
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Horner calls for Brawn to be 'independent advisor'

It may not come as much of a surprise to everyone when they hear that Christian Horner has been complaining, yet again, about the state of Formula 1 this season, however this time he may actually have a point. He believes that an independent advisor could be the saviour for F1. The Red Bull team boss feels that there needs to be someone who doesn't have any strong team affiliations in order to not only speed up important rule changes, but also to ensure that they aren't blocked by teams just be
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United’s Greatest Defenders

Despite the current struggle to find a solid back 4 with world class centre backs it’s traditionally an area United have been strong, arguably one of the best teams in the world. Narrowing down then to a select few to call the greatest therefore is not easy, but here are some of the strongest candidates: While he may seem to be the most gifted in terms of footballing management at the moment, there is absolutely no doubt he was one of the most gifted centre-halves to have ever graced the Old Trafford turf
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Ashley Young named May Player of the Month

This headline seemed unlikely at the start of the season with many presuming, due to the arrival of Angel Di Maria, that the England winger would only ever feature as a backup player, and that possibly Ashley Young’s time at Old Trafford was up. However, now the biggest surprise is that it has taken Young up until May to win a Player of the Month accolade. Young made two assists in four matches throughout May, after numerous successful crosses – which with higher quality frontmen on the end of
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Director David Gill could reject FIFA role

It takes an extraordinary man with extreme sense of principal to turn down an offer the a job at the top table of the FIFA, not only the world’s biggest footballing organisations but one of the world’s richest organisation football or otherwise. This, however, is exactly what David Gill, the FA vice-president and former Manchester United chief executive, has done. The current director at the Theatre of Dreams may be one of the best and most experienced footballing men in the world, but he has s