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Cook in agony over England axe

Alastair Cook has been left out of England's 15-man World Cup squad

Alastair Cook was left "gutted" and "raw" after being stripped of England's one-day captaincy and dumped from the World Cup squad.

Silva strikes sink Palace

David Silva, right, scores his second goal as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace

David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace aside 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Cipriani shines in Sale win

Danny Cipriani was in fine form for Sale

Danny Cipriani created one try and scored another as Sale wrecked Exeter's hopes of climbing to the top of the Aviva Premiership.

Plenty of support for Cook removal

The news that Alastair Cook will no longer captain England in one-day internationals has been welcomed

The news that Alastair Cook's reign as England one-day international captain is all but over has been welcomed by several former leaders of the national side.

Good news for Carter

Ali Carter has been given the all clear following treatment for lung cancer

Ali Carter has been given the all clear from cancer for the second time in two years.

Hart signs new City contract

Joe Hart is enjoying a fine season for Manchester City

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.

Fine and one-match ban for Pearson

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been fined £10,000 and banned from the touchline for one match

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been hit with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline ban following his altercation with a fan last month.

West Indies in trouble

Vernon Philander, left, was among the wickets for South Africa

The West Indies are staring at a heavy defeat after taking a battering from South Africa's bowlers on the third day of the first Test at Centurion.

Mourinho hails Hazard

Eden Hazard is on the brink of signing a lucrative new deal at Chelsea

Eden Hazard is set to sign a new deal with Chelsea, where Jose Mourinho believes he can become an all-time great.

Teen held over boxer Crolla attack

Anthony Crolla is recovering in hospital after being struck over the head with a concrete slab

A teenager has been arrested over a brutal attack which left b oxing world title hopeful Anthony Crolla in hospital with a fractured skull and broken ankle.

Blatter: No new World Cup vote

Sepp Blatter and FIFA are set for a rule change vote

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the world governing body's executive committee agreed unanimously that an "appropriate" form of the Garcia report should be published.

Wenger hails Arsenal continuity

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, left, has the sympathy of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, right

Arsene Wenger has hinted Alexis Sanchez chose to move to Arsenal ahead of Liverpool due to a near-guarantee of Champions League football.