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Farbrace acknowledges England bowling limitations but refuses to concede defeat

England admit Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh have exposed the limitations of their bowling attack overseas – but insist the Ashes are far from lost yet.

Real Madrid?s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the FIFA Club World Cup final (Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association Images)

Ronaldo takes centre stage as Real Madrid retain Club World Cup crown

Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb free-kick gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Brazilian side Gremio to retain their FIFA Club World Cup title in Abu Dhabi.

My Tent or Yours (left) on his way to winning the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson feels ‘real emotion’ as My Tent Or Yours finally takes top spot

Nicky Henderson was fighting back the tears after perennial bridesmaid My Tent Or Yours secured a heartwarming success in the Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Bistol City players celebrating

Bristol City – The GIF that just keeps giving

Bristol City have garnered plenty of attention for their amazing GIF goal celebrations and that continued during their 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Apple?s Shakira saunters to victory in the opening race at Cheltenham

Satisfaction for Nicky Henderson as Apple’s Shakira makes no mistake at Cheltenham

Apple’s Shakira maintained her unbeaten record with an effortless victory in the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Mesut Ozil scored for Arsenal in the 23rd minute against Newcastle (Joe Giddens/PA )

Mesut Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways but had Mesut Ozil to thank for scoring a wonderful winner on an otherwise average afternoon for the Gunners as they toiled against out of form Newcastle.

Australia v England ? 2017/18 Ashes Series ? Third Test ? Day Three ? WACA Ground

Ashes third Test day three – in pictures and social

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace ? Premier League ? King Power Stadium

Christian Benteke finds redemption as Eagles soar in Leicester

Christian Benteke put his penalty misery behind him to inspire resurgent Crystal Palace to their first away win of the season as 10-man Leicester were beaten 3-0. 

Lionel Messi will look to lead Barcelona against Deportivo

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde keeps focus on Deportivo La Coruna game

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde assures his side are fully focused on Sunday’s visit of Deportivo La Coruna and not distracted by next weekend’s potentially key showdown with Real Madrid.

Elias Kachunga scored Huddersfield's opener at Watford

Huddersfield grab second away win of season at Watford as Deeney sees red again

Aaron Mooy’s double fired Huddersfield to a pulsating 4-1 win at Watford and only their second away win of the season.

Leinster made it two wins from two in the Champions Cup against Exeter (Brian Lawless/PA )

Leinster battle back to claim Champions Cup double over Exeter

A tenacious fightback from 14 points down saw Leinster complete a Champions Cup double over Exeter Chiefs, with Luke McGrath’s 65th-minute try proving crucial in a 22-17 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock for Chelsea in first half stoppage time (Tim Ireland/AP)

Alonso scores winner for clock-watching Conte

Marcos Alonso’s pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Burnley ? Premier League ? AMEX Stadium

Murray penalty woe as Brighton’s winless run continues

Glenn Murray squandered a first-half penalty as Brighton’s winless run stretched to seven games with a goalless draw against high-flying Burnley.

Mark Noble celebrates his penalty against Stoke on his 300th Premier League appearance

Pressure ramped up on Stoke boss Mark Hughes after West Ham loss

Stoke slumped to a fifth defeat in six to heap further pressure on Mark Hughes as West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic came back to haunt his old club in a 3-0 win.

Steve West knocked world number 14 Benito van de Pas out of the World Championships ( Steven Paston/PA)

Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King crash out of World Championship

There were two shocks early on day three of the William Hill World Darts Championship as Benito van de Pas and Mervyn King were dumped out.

Adam Peaty wins gold in the 100m breaststroke at European Short Course Championships (Jens Dresling/AP)

Gold for Adam Peaty in 100m breaststroke at European Short Course Championships

Adam Peaty claimed his first major short-course title with gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the European Championships in Copenhagen.

Bayern Munich beat Stuttgart 1-0 thanks to Thomas Muller's goal (Marijan Murat/AP)

Sven Ulreich saves stoppage-time penalty as Bayern Munich win at Stuttgart

Sven Ulreich’s penalty save in the fifth minute of added time helped earn Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at stubborn Stuttgart.

Napoli go top of Serie A as Udinese shock Inter (Alessandro Di Marco/AP)

Napoli go top as Udinese shock Inter

Napoli took full advantage of Inter Milan’s first defeat of the Serie A season to take over at the top.

Harry Kane turned to former England number nine Alan Shearer for advice (Adam Davy/PA)

Harry Kane hails Alan Shearer influence and would love to land BBC award

Harry Kane has revealed how Alan Shearer’s advice helped him out of a “dry spell” as he aims to break the former Newcastle man’s Premier League calendar year scoring record.

Steve Smith celebrates his double-century (Jason O'Brien/PA)

Australia could get the Ashes for Christmas as England on verge of heavy defeat

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

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