Cricket: Aussie Ashes heartbreaker Ben Stokes set to captain England in Test against West Indies

After working hard to restore his reputation following a late-night fight in Bristol, Ben Stokes broke Australian hearts at Headingley during last year’s Ashes. Now the redemption of the superstar England all-rounder is complete with Stokes set to captain his country in the first Test against West Indies on July 8. Joe Root is likely
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Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, June 30

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, June 30 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Doncaster, Musselburgh, Leicester and Chepstow.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW 12.30 Rolfe Rembrandt (nb) 1.00 Anghaam  1.30 Mr Wagyu 2.00 Wentworth Falls 2.30
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes says captaincy will not change his style

Ben Stokes says he will not alter his style of play if he is confirmed as England captain for the first Test against West Indies. Skipper Joe Root is set to miss the match, which begins on 8 July, for the birth of his second child, with vice-captain Stokes likely to step in. “I hope
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Leicester horse racing fixture goes ahead amid local lockdown threat

Leicester's horse racing meeting looks set to go ahead tomorrow, amid plans for a localised coronavirus lockdown. The nine-race card from 4.40pm has 106 runners, including Petit Bay trained by retired eventing star Sir Mark Todd. Tuesday's fixture is being held as mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and Health Secretary Matt Hancock discuss the city's reaction
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West Indies to wear Black Lives Matter logos on shirts in England Test series

The West Indies cricket team will wear “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during next month’s Test series against England in a show of solidarity with the global movement. The tourists will follow the lead of English Premier League footballers during the three-Test series, which starts at the Ageas Bowl on July 8. Relive
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West Indies coach Phil Simmons in self-isolation after leaving bio-secure location for compassionate leave

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is in self-isolation after leaving his team’s bio-secure location in Manchester for a short period of compassionate leave. Cricket West Indies confirmed that Simmons has twice tested negative for the virus since returning on Friday, and will have another test on Wednesday before rejoining the squad. The West Indies
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Ben Stokes to captain England for the first time against West Indies

Ben Stokes to captain England for the first time against West Indies with Joe Root set to be at the birth of his second child – forcing the skipper to self-isolate for a week Joe Root is set to miss England’s first Test next week against the West Indies The 29-year-old has not missed a
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Jones dodges wrecks, wins 1st career Truck race

LONG POND, Pa. — Brandon Jones surged down the final two laps to win the wreck-filled Truck Series race, the first of three NASCAR races Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It’s the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time
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Speak In Colours lands Greenlands Stakes

Shane Crosse rode the biggest winner of his career to date when Speak In Colours gamely held on in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh. Turned out again quickly by Joseph O’Brien having run respectably when fifth to Hello Youmzain at Royal Ascot, he extended his good record at the track having never
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England cricketers will not be allowed contact during West Indies test

No high fives! England cricketers are issued warning over physical contact during their ‘bio-secure’ three-Test series against West Indies as they are urged to avoid celebrations and handshakes England cricketers have been told to avoid handshakes, high-fives and hugs The warning comes before their ‘bio-secure’ three-Test series v West Indies Doctors want players to bump fists
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