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Marsh defends Haddin omission

Selector Rod Marsh has defended the decision not to recall Brad Haddin, pictured, for the third Ashes Test

Selector Rod Marsh believes Brad Haddin's lean streak with the bat left Australia with no option but to leave him out of the third Ashes Test.

Caulker out to prove himself

Steven Caulker appears to be on the move again

Steven Caulker wants to prove himself at Southampton after suffering back-to-back Premier League relegations with Cardiff and QPR.

Woods hopeful of upturn in fortune

Tiger Woods has endured a miserable 2015 season so far

Former world number one Tiger Woods concedes his form may have to get worse before it gets better, but insists he is close to turning the corner.

FA give Platini firm backing

Michel Platini has announced he is to run for the FIFA presidency.

Michel Platini has been given the firm backing of the Football Association after formally declaring he is to run for the FIFA presidency - and despite his public backing for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.

Cup winners get World Club spot

Wigan's 'on the road' game will take place at The Den, home of football club Millwall

The winners of next month's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final will earn a place in the 2016 World Club Series, it has been announced.

Begovic targets starting role

Asmir Begovic wants to make his mark at Chelsea

New Chelsea signing Asmir Begovic insists he has no desire to play second fiddle to first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Rio organisers face "challenges"

IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted Rio 2016 faces serious challenges

Organisers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted.

Anderson puts England in control

James Anderson led the way as Australia were bowled out cheaply at Edgbaston

A classic display of seam-and-swing bowling from James Anderson helped England bowl Australia out inside two sessions at Edgbaston to restate their 2015 Ashes credentials.

Chelsea edge out Barca in shootout

Eden Hazard scored a brilliant first-half goal

Chelsea finished their pre-season tour of North America by defeating European champions Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw over 90 minutes in Washington DC.

Brady 'deflategate' ban upheld

Tom Brady has lost his appeal against a four-game ban following the 'deflategate' scandal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback's role in the 'deflategate' scandal.

Herrera sacked as Mexico coach

Miguel Herrera has been sacked as Mexico coach after allegedly punching a television reporter

Miguel Herrera has been fired as Mexico coach just two days after guiding them to a record seventh Gold Cup crown following allegations that he punched a television reporter.

Nadal bounces back in Hamburg

Rafael Nadal made a winning return to action in Hamburg

Rafael Nadal had to recover from a set down against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco before easing through to the second round of the bet-at-home Open in Hamburg.

Clarke keen to test Bairstow

Australia captain Michael Clarke is ready to test returning England batsman Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston

Australia captain Michael Clarke has warned returning England batsman Jonny Bairstow that his recent exploits in county cricket may not have prepared him for the Ashes.

Wenger defends Arsenal spending

Arsene Wenger, pictured, has played down comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over Arsenal's transfer policy

Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach.

Welter is first female NFL coach

Jen Welter will work with Arizona's inside linebackers at their training camp

Jen Welter has become the NFL's first female coach after being hired as pre-season intern for the Arizona Cardinals' training camp.

Tributes paid to courageous Rice

Former South Africa player Clive Rice has died aged 66

Former South Africa and Nottinghamshire captain Clive Rice has been hailed as "courageous and inspirational" and "a giant of the game" after his death at the age of 66.

Platini set to run for FIFA

UEFA President Michel Platini is set to announce his plans to run for FIFA president

Michel Platini is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday.

Reedie advises LA switch

Sir Craig Reedie believes Los Angeles' existing stadium and sports facilities would make it a strong bid for the 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles should step in as the United States' bid for the 2024 Olympics to replace Boston, according to Britain's IOC vice-president Sir Craig Reedie.