David Warner sinks West Indies then England help Australia into semis

David Warner sinks West Indies then England help Australia into semis

David Warner struck a 56-ball 89 after fast bowler Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket blitz to help Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi and put themselves in a commanding position to make the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals, which they duly accomplished on net run rate, ahead of South Africa. The Proteas beat…

Norwich sack manager Daniel Farke despite victory over Brentford

Norwich sack manager Daniel Farke despite victory over Brentford

Norwich have sacked Daniel Farke just hours after he led the side to their first Premier League victory of the season, 2-1 at Brentford. Farke, who joined the club in 2017 and won two Championship titles in 2019 and 2021, had been under increasing pressure after his side failed to win any of their opening…

Isaac Hayden saves draw for Newcastle at Brighton with Howe in the stands

Isaac Hayden saves draw for Newcastle at Brighton with Howe in the stands

Howe do you like that? Before kick‑off Newcastle sank to the bottom of the league because of Norwich’s victory at Brentford; then they fell behind to a penalty by Leandro Trossard. Then came the reaction that must have encouraged their prospective new manager, who, from his seat in the stands, saw Newcastle fight back to…

Malcolm Marx crosses late to help South Africa edge Wales in thriller

Malcolm Marx crosses late to help South Africa edge Wales in thriller

You guess it has been a long 24 hours for the South Africans in Cardiff, long enough for them to enjoy a selection of the city’s delights, the freezing-cold weather, the torrential rain, and not just one, but two, night-time fire alarm calls in their hotel, one at 3am, which gave them a good 20-minute…

Aileen Whelan lifts Brighton to third in WSL with win at struggling Everton

Aileen Whelan lifts Brighton to third in WSL with win at struggling Everton

Everton’s new manager, Jean-Luc Vasseur, urged patience after Aileen Whelan’s second-half header lifted Brighton to third in the Women’s Super League at the expense of his team in his first league game in charge. “The project is long and we need to be patient,” said Vasseur. “Win or not winning, we need to build, that’s…

England hopeful Owen Farrell may be back to play against Australia

England hopeful Owen Farrell may be back to play against Australia

England are hopeful Owen Farrell will be cleared to face Australia at Twickenham next weekend despite the captain’s positive Covid-19 test which left his teammates fearing Saturday’s opening autumn international against Tonga would be cancelled just hours before kick-off. Farrell was forced to sit out England’s 69-3 victory over Tonga after returning a positive PCR…

FA Cup roundup: Mansfield dump out Sunderland, Hartlepool hold Wycombe

FA Cup roundup: Mansfield dump out Sunderland, Hartlepool hold Wycombe

Rhys Oates dumped League One high-flyers Sunderland out of the FA Cup as fourth-tier Mansfield booked their place in the second round. Oates’s fifth-minute strike at the Stadium of Light was enough to send Nigel Clough’s side through against the club his father Brian represented with such distinction as a player, as the Stags repeated…