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The Latest: Arrogate upsets California Chrome in BC Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup (all times local):<p>5:55 p.m.<p>Arrogate overhauled pacesetter California Chrome in the final 100 …

Alastair Cook: England players have chance to etch name in Ashes history

Alastair Cook has called on his players to etch their names in the history of English cricket by regaining the Ashes at Trent Bridge with a match to spare.<p>Cook’s side, who go into Thursday’s fourth Test 2-1 up in a seesaw series, have the chance to finish off Australia and finally draw a line under …

Australia batting disappoints McGrath

Former bowler Glenn McGrath says he is disappointed with the way Australia batted as they were bowled out for 60 on the opening morning of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.<p>England bowler Stuart Broad took 8-15 as the tourists were dismissed in only 111 balls before lunch.<p>Australia were the …

Warne and Ponting slam Australia’s technical failings against England

Australia’s former leg-spinner Shane Warne and former captain Ricky Ponting have lamented technical failings and mental approach as their compatriots were shot out for a humiliating 60 by England on the first morning of the fourth Ashes Test.<p>Warne believes some of the problems stem from the …

Ashes 2015: 'Unstoppable' Stuart Broad writes name into history

<b>Stuart Broad produced a spell of bowling that we will still be talking about in 50 years to sink Australia to their knees and put England on the brink of regaining the Ashes.</b><p>The key question coming into the fourth Ashes Test was who would stand up to lead England's attack in the absence of James …

Ashes 2015: Australia 60 all out - amazing day in numbers

<b>Australia were blown away for 60 by England on an unforgettable first day at the fourth Ashes Test.</b><p>England then raced to 274-4 in reply - a lead of 214.<p>Here are the key stats from an extraordinary day at Trent Bridge:

Ashes 2015: Australia will not give up, says Michael Clarke

<b>Australia captain Michael Clarke insists his side will not give up as they look to save the Ashes series following a disastrous first day for the tourists at Trent Bridge.</b><p>Clarke's side were bowled out for 60 before lunch as Stuart Broad took 8-15.<p>Joe Root then hit an unbeaten century as England …

Broad and Root bury feeble Australia

Stuart Broad produced one of great Ashes displays as he took 8 for 15 to dismantle a woeful Australia for 60 before lunch on the opening day at Trent …

Clarke defends aggression as Australia crumble

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day<p>What was Michael Clarke thinking then, as he swung lustily at Stuart Broad's first ball …

Broad delighted with 'dream' day

England bowler Stuart Broad said he had a day "you dream of" after bowling Australia out for 60 in the fourth Test before opening up a 214-run lead.<p>He took 8-15 before Joe Root hit an unbeaten 124 as England - 2-1 up in the five-match series - put themselves in a strong position to win the Test and …

Joe Root adds a touch of Dexter to complete England’s fairytale day | Vic Marks

Ashes 2015,Joe Root,England cricket team,The Ashes,Australia cricket team,Australia sport,Cricket,Sport<p>England’s batting hero makes his eighth Test century in a little over two and a half years to punish Australia mercilessly in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge<p>Joe Root played one of the great Test …

Stuart Broad hails ‘dream’ day as historic haul puts England in charge

Stuart Broad reflected on a dream performance after delivering on the request from his captain, Alastair Cook, to make history in the fourth Test with the greatest Ashes figures ever returned by a fast bowler, claiming eight for 15 on day one at Trent Bridge that means England are primed to win the …

'Ashes disgrace', RIP cricket and a nudie run: how Australia's media reacted

First, the good news: cricket fans around Australia would have enjoyed a full night’s sleep on Thursday, following their side’s day-one capitulation in the fourth Ashes Test in Trent Bridge.<p>All out by lunch for a measly 60 was the dire first innings score, with more runs via sundries (14) than the …

Ashes 2015: When Australia collapses like this, the nation reaches for a bottle

There’s nothing like a classic photograph to haunt the dreams of Australian cricket fans. Look at a bearded, cable-knit clad Ian Botham contentedly drawing back the smoke of a cigar and at once you’re reminded of his whirring Duncan Fearnley blade dispatching Australian bowlers all over the ground …

How England let the gremlins creep in for a while against Australia | Vic Marks

Ashes 2015,England cricket team,Australia cricket team,Cricket,The Ashes,Australia sport,Sport<p>Victory is so coveted in the Ashes that strange things can happen and a ridiculous tension set in as fast bowlers overstepped and catches were dropped<p>It is 3.10pm and for the first time in the match …

England close on Ashes win as Ben Stokes stamps on Australia revival

After two days of the fourth Test the Ashes are all but back in England’s hands. Asked to make 332 to avoid an innings defeat, the Australian second innings was on its last legs at 241 for seven, still 90 runs behind England, after Chris Rogers and David Warner had given it a start of 113 for the …

England’s Root and Australia’s Smith join catch-of-the-match race

After Ben Stokes held that catch on the first morning of the fourth Test – the diving one-handed pluck at the edge of the slip cordon that left Stuart Broad in wide-eyed shock at his good fortune – three men tried to recreate it on day two. It will come as no surprise to learn that out of Nasser …

Football shouldn’t be allowed to deny cricket its moment in the sun | Jonathan Freedland

It seems wrong that an Ashes series as thrilling as this one has been should have to make way so soon for the big money and brashness of the Premier League<p>Today at least I had an excuse. Like plenty of others this summer, I’d been sneaking guilty peeks at the cricket during the working day, …

Ashes 2015: 'Stokes kick-starts England's party'

<b>Ben Stokes was England's driving force on Friday as they set themselves up for an Ashes-winning party.</b><p>The Durham all-rounder has always had pace and energy in the field, and we've seen glimpses of his prowess with the bat, but his bowling has lacked control.<p>Today, however, he bowled with brilliant …

Ashes 2015: Ben Stokes targets quick finish on day three

<b>Ben Stokes is hoping England can finish the fourth Test quickly on day three after his five wickets put them on the brink of reclaiming the Ashes.</b><p>England lead Australia by an innings and 90 runs and need three wickets to claim an unassailable 3-1 series lead.<p>Durham all-rounder Stokes, 24, took 5-35 …

'We go hard right to the end' - Starc

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day<p>A nonchalant Mitchell Starc has said Australia's imminent Ashes humiliation is …

Ben Stokes lauds Alastair Cook and Trevor Bayliss for England revival

Ben Stokes stopped short of stating the Ashes have been regained but admitted their imminent return to English hands was testament to Alastair Cook’s improved leadership and the relaxed philosophy of their head coach, Trevor Bayliss.<p>Stokes made his Test debut in late 2013 on the toughest tour of …

How I get ready: Stuart Broad

‘I like the chance to dress up. I am just over 6ft 5in, so trousers are tricky’

Stuart Broad

England’s Ben Stokes comes to Ashes party after fitful early series

By five o’clock the sun had disappeared back behind the clouds, so the last rites of another Australian defeat played out in fading light. Their openers, Chris Rogers and David Warner, had held the loss at bay through the sunlit afternoon until Ben Stokes broke their stand and the back of the …

Rampant England regain the Ashes

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day<p><i>England 391 for 9 dec (Root 130, Bairstow 74, Starc 6-111) beat Australia 60 (Broad</i> …

England win the Ashes after resounding innings triumph over Australia

• England win fourth Test by an innings and 78 runs to seal series win<br>• Australia 60 & 253; England 391-9d<p>Before midday, the England players in their brilliant-white costumes, accompanied by another slim figure in blue training gear (not an interloper, nor one of the support staff, but Jimmy …

Pakistan's ex-cricket captain escapes shooting attack

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A gunman opened fire on Pakistan's legendary former cricket captain Wasim Akram in an apparent incident of road rage in the …

England declare first innings in Ashes fourth Test

Starc leads a spirited Australian fightback as England declare on 391 for nine shortly before lunch.<p>Mitchell Starc led a spirited Australian fightback as wickets continued to tumble on the second day of the fourth Ashes test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.<p>The touring side, bowled out for …

Mitchell Starc

Ashes 2015: England hammer Australia to regain the urn

<b>England regained the Ashes after wrapping up a spectacular victory over Australia on the third morning of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.</b><p>The hosts took Australia's three remaining second-innings wickets in 39 minutes to win by an innings and 78 runs.<p>Ben Stokes took the day's first wicket to finish …