Chris Woakes confident hard-fought Ashes battle won’t get ‘personal’

England all-rounder Chris Woakes says he does not expect “personal” issues to be used in any sledging during the upcoming Ashes series. The build-up to the first Test, which gets under way in Brisbane next Wednesday, has been overshadowed by racism and sexism scandals. English cricket has been engulfed by

Vaughan won’t appear on BT Sport Ashes commentary amid Azeem Rafiq claims

Michael Vaughan has been removed from BT Sport's coverage of the Ashes after he was named in Yorkshire 's report into the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. The former England captain is set to commentate on the series for Australian broadcaster Fox Sports and BT Sport were planning to broadcast their

Man United co-owner Avram Glazer buys a UAE T20 League franchise

Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer buys a franchise in the new UAE T20 League – with businessman making his first venture into cricket after losing in the bidding war for the two new money-spinning IPL teams Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has made his first foray into cricket  Glazer, 61,

Carey set for baggy green at the Gabba

The first piece of Australia’s Ashes selection puzzle is in place with Alex Carey poised to make his Test debut in Brisbane after being given the nod ahead of Josh Inglis. Selectors could have waited until the last minute to make the call, but they have made an early decision

England must start with a bang in Brisbane to win back the Ashes

England must start with a bang in Brisbane to win back the Ashes urn… Sadly, they have a history of day-one DISASTERS at the Gabba, with Phil DeFreitas, Nasser Hussain and Steve Harmison all culpable The Ashes series begins in Brisbane on December 8 at the Gabba, Queensland England have

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Tuesday, November 30

Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Tuesday, November 30 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Southwell, Lingfield and Newcastle.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.25 Percussion  12.55 Whatsdastory 1.25 Light N Strike 1.55 Crambo

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, November 29

Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Monday, November 29 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Monday’s meetings at Ayr, Wolverhampton and Kempton. Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Friday’s meetings AYR  ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.30 Lebowski 1.05 Ardera Cross 1.40 Famous Bridge 2.10

Canberra trio hoping soft going results in Sapphire Coast success

While the turf tune across NSW has been a virtual non-stop version of “Singing In The Rain,” that’s music to the ears of three Canberra gallopers heading to the Sapphire Coast on Monday. In the final race on the seven-event card, five-year-old Ocean Park gelding Sisseck is set to break

Michael Vaughan ‘sorry’ for hurt Azeem Rafiq has gone through

Michael Vaughan said he is “sorry” for the pain Azeem Rafiq has experienced amid his former Yorkshire team-mate’s allegations of racism. Rafiq told MPs earlier this month of the “inhuman” treatment he suffered during his time at Yorkshire, with Vaughan among a number of figures implicated in the case. Vaughan