Five sports – cricket, squash, baseball/softball, lacrosse and flag football – will either be making their Olympic debut or returning to the programme at the Los Angeles 2028 Games. The proposal was approved at the International Olympic Committee Session on Monday, with only two delegates voting against the new events.
Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner for the 17th time in 29 meetings and for the second time in the match as England fought back to beat Australia in the third Ashes Test at Headingley. Having already snared Warner in the first Test last month, we take a look back at the Broad vs Warner duels over the years to see how they have historically fared against each other.
Ben Stokes produced another remarkable innings for England in what was ultimately a losing cause in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. The England captain walked in with his team on 45 for four and they were later reduced to 193 for six in pursuit of 371, but his explosive 155 kept them in contention before Australia finally managed to end his resistance and go on to claim a 43-run win. We look at some of Stokes’ special innings with the bat for England.
The 2023 Ashes is set to be one of the most exciting in history, with a resurgent England taking on Test champions Australia. Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have led England to 11 victories in 13 matches since their appointments as captain and coach last summer, while Australia cemented their status as the best five-day team in the world by thrashing India by 209 runs in the World Test Championship final.
Edgbaston is the venue for this week’s Ashes opener and has been a happy hunting ground for England over the years, though they will be out to avenge 2019’s loss to Australia. England have won six and drawn five of their 15 Tests against Australia in Birmingham, losing four, while they have 29 wins there overall and only 10 losses.
England will attempt to end a miserable past few years in the Women’s Ashes and topple Australia for the first time since 2013-14 when the multi-format series starts next week. Here we assess some of the burning issues ahead of the curtain-raising one-off Test at Trent Bridge which begins next Thursday.