The Ashes

Sport shorts: Joe Root gets Ashes motivation watching Amazon
England will travel to Australia for the 2021 Ashes series
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: Joe Root gets Ashes motivation watching Amazon

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 31 March
31 Mar 2020
Back pages: England and Root will ‘urn’ revenge down under
Joe Root and Jack Leach celebrate England’s victory in the fifth Ashes Test against Australia
In Brief

Back pages: England and Root will ‘urn’ revenge down under

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 16 September
16 Sep 2019
The Ashes 2019: England vs. Australia series guide
England will travel to Australia for the 2021 Ashes series
In Review

The Ashes 2019: England vs. Australia series guide

England drop Jason Roy and Craig Overton for the final Test at The Oval
11 Sep 2019
The Ashes: Smith mocks Leach in ‘classless’ celebration
Steve Smith (wearing glasses) celebrates Australia retaining the Ashes
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The Ashes: Smith mocks Leach in ‘classless’ celebration

Aussies have since denied they were imitating the England spinner
10 Sep 2019
‘It hurts’: Joe Root vows to stay on despite Ashes loss
Joe Root is the captain of England’s Test cricket team
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‘It hurts’: Joe Root vows to stay on despite Ashes loss

Australia retain the urn after a 185-run victory at Old Trafford
9 Sep 2019
Back pages: XXXX it! Australia and Smith toast Ashes win
Australia players celebrate their Ashes series victory after the fourth Test at Old Trafford
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Back pages: XXXX it! Australia and Smith toast Ashes win

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 9 September
9 Sep 2019
Has Jack Leach’s ‘muppet moment’ cost England the Ashes?
The big screen shows the no ball bowled by England spinner Jack Leach
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Has Jack Leach’s ‘muppet moment’ cost England the Ashes?

Steve Smith punishes England after surviving spinner’s no-ball dismissal
6 Sep 2019

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Back pages: Steve Smith leaves England in double trouble
Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates after reaching 200 in the fourth Ashes Test
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Back pages: Steve Smith leaves England in double trouble

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 6 September
6 Sep 2019
Ashes: England, and the weather, fail to warm to their task
Windy conditions meant the bails were removed on day one of the fourth Ashes Test
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Ashes: England, and the weather, fail to warm to their task

Maybe scheduling a Test in Manchester in September was not the best idea?
5 Sep 2019
Back pages: Smith is having a ball with England’s bowlers
Australia’s Steve Smith hits a beach ball on day one of the Old Trafford Ashes Test
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Back pages: Smith is having a ball with England’s bowlers

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 5 September
5 Sep 2019
Back pages: Ben Stokes gives Aussies an Ashes nightmare
England all-rounder Ben Stokes bats in the nets ahead of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford
In Brief

Back pages: Ben Stokes gives Aussies an Ashes nightmare

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 4 September
4 Sep 2019
Ashes 4th Test: expect more theatre from Archer and Smith
Australia’s Steve Smith smiles at England’s Jofra Archer during the Lord’s Test
In Review

Ashes 4th Test: expect more theatre from Archer and Smith

Australia’s star batsman will be a target once again for England’s fast bowler
3 Sep 2019
Ashes 4th Test: Aussies are anxious says England star Archer
England bowler Jofra Archer has impressed in his first two matches in Test cricket
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Ashes 4th Test: Aussies are anxious says England star Archer

Fast bowler Archer plays down his impact ahead of the Old Trafford clash
30 Aug 2019
Ben Stokes: the sports star we’d all secretly love to be
England star Ben Stokes takes a moment in the dressing room after the Headingley Ashes Test
In Depth

Ben Stokes: the sports star we’d all secretly love to be

England’s World Cup and Ashes icon is a hero and anti-hero rolled into one
27 Aug 2019
Back pages: burger king Stokes eclipses Botham and Flintoff
Jack Leach and Ben Stokes celebrate England’s Ashes third Test win against Australia
In Brief

Back pages: burger king Stokes eclipses Botham and Flintoff

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 27 August
27 Aug 2019
Back pages: ‘six god’ Jofra Archer shoots down the Aussies
England’s Jofra Archer celebrates taking the wicket of Australia batsman Pat Cummins
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Back pages: ‘six god’ Jofra Archer shoots down the Aussies

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 August
23 Aug 2019
‘Bowling freak’: what makes Jofra Archer so terrifying?
England’s Jofra Archer bowls during his Test debut against Australia at Lord’s
In Depth

‘Bowling freak’: what makes Jofra Archer so terrifying?

England star recorded speeds of 96mph on his Test debut at Lord’s
22 Aug 2019
Back pages: Root backs Archer as England bid to level Ashes
England captain Joe Root celebrates an Australia wicket with bowler Jofra Archer
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Back pages: Root backs Archer as England bid to level Ashes

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 22 August
22 Aug 2019
Ashes: Steve Smith out and more to follow in bouncer battle?
Australia batsman Steve Smith will miss the third Ashes Test at Headingley
In Review

Ashes: Steve Smith out and more to follow in bouncer battle?

Australia coach Justin Langer is confident his players can step up at Headingley
21 Aug 2019
Sports shorts: Lampard woes continue, Archer ignites Ashes
Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw in Frank Lampard's first game as manager at Stamford Bridge
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Lampard woes continue, Archer ignites Ashes

Chelsea still without a win under Frank Lampard, as Australia escape from Lord’s with a draw
19 Aug 2019
What they are saying about 'frightening' Jofra Archer
England bowler Jofra Archer has impressed in his first two matches in Test cricket
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What they are saying about 'frightening' Jofra Archer

Australia hold on for a draw, but the momentum has shifted in England's favour
19 Aug 2019
Today's back pages: England ready to bounce back
Ben Stokes avoids a short ball in the second Ashes Test at Lord's
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Today's back pages: England ready to bounce back

Joe Root's bowlers will fight fire with fire in second Test, support for Tammy Abraham after penalty miss
16 Aug 2019
The Ashes: just how good is Jofra Archer?
Jofra Archer made his England debut in the World Cup
In Depth

The Ashes: just how good is Jofra Archer?

There is a lot resting on England's new fast bowling sensation, but he's made of the 'right stuff'
14 Aug 2019
Sports shorts: Second Ashes Test, Super Cup, Ruiz Jr speaks
Joe Root waits for the rain to clear at Lord's
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Second Ashes Test, Super Cup, Ruiz Jr speaks

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on Wednesday 14 August
14 Aug 2019
Today's back pages: Jofra Archer unleashed, Man City fined
England bowler Jofra Archer takes part in a net session
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Today's back pages: Jofra Archer unleashed, Man City fined

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on Wednesday 14 August
14 Aug 2019
Ashes whitewash? The omens aren’t looking good for England
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon did the most damage taking 6-49 at Edgbaston
In Depth

Ashes whitewash? The omens aren’t looking good for England

Australia take series lead after cruising to a 251-run win in first Test
6 Aug 2019
Back pages: England turmoil as ‘fortress’ Edgbaston crumbles
England batsman Jonny Bairstow reacts after being dismissed in the second innings
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Back pages: England turmoil as ‘fortress’ Edgbaston crumbles

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 6 August
6 Aug 2019
Back pages: ‘New Bradman’ Smith is England’s nemesis again
Australia batsman Steve Smith celebrates his century with team-mate Matthew Wade
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Back pages: ‘New Bradman’ Smith is England’s nemesis again

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 5 August
5 Aug 2019
‘I’m lost for words’: Smith reflects on an emotional return
Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates his century against England at Edgbaston
In Brief

‘I’m lost for words’: Smith reflects on an emotional return

In the first Test match since his ban ended Smith saves Australia on opening day of the Ashes against England
2 Aug 2019
Back pages: Aussie captain Paine taunts England fans
England captain Joe Root and Australia skipper Tim Paine hold the urn ahead of the Ashes
In Brief

Back pages: Aussie captain Paine taunts England fans

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 1 August
1 Aug 2019
Ashes: can Jimmy Anderson make the difference at Edgbaston?
England bowler Jimmy Anderson takes part in a net session at Edgbaston
In Review

Ashes: can Jimmy Anderson make the difference at Edgbaston?

England take on Australia in the first match of the five-Test series
31 Jul 2019
Back pages: England will rough up Aussie ‘sandpaper three’
Australia cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft train at Edgbaston
In Brief

Back pages: England will rough up Aussie ‘sandpaper three’

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 31 July
31 Jul 2019
Ashes: Root ready to step up and boost England’s batting
Joe Root will captain England in the 2019 Ashes Test series against Australia
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Ashes: Root ready to step up and boost England’s batting

England captain set to bat at No.3 against Australia at Edgbaston
30 Jul 2019
Ashes 2019: Aussie bowlers target Test new boy Jason Roy
England batsman Jason Roy made his Test debut against Ireland at Lord’s
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Ashes 2019: Aussie bowlers target Test new boy Jason Roy

England opener Roy should expect a tough introduction to the Ashes
29 Jul 2019
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