Ben Stokes and England celebrate a wicket in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka battle their way to lead

England found themselves on the back foot after day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka, 46 runs behind and facing the prospect of a nerve-racking second innings in Kandy.

Jos Buttler

Stokes, Buttler retained in IPL

England pair Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have been retained by Rajasthan Royals for next year's Indian Premier League.

Sam Curran

Curran blitz gives England the edge

Sam Curran played a tone-altering, morale-raising innings from number eight as England posted 285 all out on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Ben Stokes and Joe Root

Stokes eager to bat at three

England captain Joe Root says Ben Stokes is eager to shoulder the "added responsibility" of batting in the problem position of number three.

Jos Buttler prepares for the second Test

England unchanged for Kandy Test

Ben Stokes will bat at number three in an unchanged England side for the second Test against Sri Lanka, with Jonny Bairstow overlooked despite being fit.

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Michael van Gerwen (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)1

MVG beats Smith in epic

Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith produced one of the finest matches in Grand Slam of Darts history but it was the world number one who reached the quarter-finals.

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks
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Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

A Hare Breath is backed at Cheltenham3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson previews all of Friday's action including at Cheltenham but his best bet of the day runs at Lingfield - get his verdict for every race.

Wayne Rooney shares a joke with Brad Guzan4

England ease to 3-0 win over USA

Wayne Rooney got a heartfelt send-off and glimpse of the future as England debutant Callum Wilson completed a 3-0win for Gareth Southgate's side against the United States.

Trainer Philip Hobbs is in fine form
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Daily Nap: Hobbs red hot

We go for three winning racing Naps in a row with Ben Linfoot putting faith in the in-form trainer Philip Hobbs.

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Michael van Gerwen (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)1

MVG beats Smith in epic

Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith produced one of the finest matches in Grand Slam of Darts history but it was the world number one who reached the quarter-finals.

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks
2

Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

A Hare Breath is backed at Cheltenham3

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson previews all of Friday's action including at Cheltenham but his best bet of the day runs at Lingfield - get his verdict for every race.

Wayne Rooney shares a joke with Brad Guzan4

England ease to 3-0 win over USA

Wayne Rooney got a heartfelt send-off and glimpse of the future as England debutant Callum Wilson completed a 3-0win for Gareth Southgate's side against the United States.

Trainer Philip Hobbs is in fine form
5

Daily Nap: Hobbs red hot

We go for three winning racing Naps in a row with Ben Linfoot putting faith in the in-form trainer Philip Hobbs.

Racing Tips

Jerrysback is a fascinating runner in the JP McManus silks

Value Bet: Hobbs has Steel

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on day one of Cheltenham's November Meeting with Philip Hobbs' fancied to strike with a long-absent horse.

Midnight Shot in action at Cheltenham

Simon Holt: Midnight feast

Simon Holt has a quartet of quality selections as Cheltenham opens its doors again for day one of the November Meeting on Friday.

A Hare Breath is backed at Cheltenham

Friday's racing preview

Nick Robson previews all of Friday's action including at Cheltenham but his best bet of the day runs at Lingfield - get his verdict for every race.

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Hunt for goals at Highbury

The early kick-off on Saturday sees Fleetwood take on Walsall in Sky Bet League One. Tom Carnduff is backing goals.

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Rooney set to strike in final game

It's all about Wayne Rooney in his final game for England, and there is value to back him to strike against the United States.