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England dealt pre-Ashes blow by hosts Australia

England dealt pre-Ashes blow by hosts Australia

PAUL NEWMAN IN TOWNSVILLE: Australia have struck the first blow in the psychological battle ahead of the Ashes by leaving England frustrated that they must train in the afternoon at the Gabba.

The Ashes: We want to make you proud... I'm fired up

The Ashes: We want to make you proud... I'm fired up

STUART BROAD: The last Ashes tour was horrible for me and people such as Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson. We do not want to go through that again. We have a chance to put it right.

Richarlison went from Brazil drug gangs to Premier League

Richarlison went from Brazil drug gangs to Premier League

ROB DRAPER - CHIEF FOOTBALL WRITER: Richarlison puts his finger to his forehead. He has been asked where the gun was pointing when he was threatened. He was just 14-years-old.

David Moyes will not accept apologies from West Ham flops

David Moyes will not accept apologies from West Ham flops

David Moyes held a brutally honest meeting with his West Ham players ahead of today's game against Watford, warning them no-one is safe from the chop if they do not pull their weight.

Fears for World Cup as FIFA call on Russia whistleblower

Fears for World Cup as FIFA call on Russia whistleblower

EXCLUSIVE: FIFA are trying to arrange talks with whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to obtain extra evidence that Russian footballers benefited from state-supported doping.

Manchester United slap £20m price-tag on Jose Mourinho

Manchester United slap £20m price-tag on Jose Mourinho

Paris Saint-Germain face having to pay a record £20million compensation package for Jose Mourinho if they want to lure the Manchester United manager from Old Trafford in the summer.

Stoke offer Stephen Ireland new six-month deal

Stoke offer Stephen Ireland new six-month deal

JOE BERNSTEIN: Stoke City's forgotten man Stephen Ireland has been offered a contract until the end of the season despite not playing since suffering a broken leg in May 2016.

Arsenal 2-0 Spurs: Gunners earn derby bragging rights

Arsenal 2-0 Spurs: Gunners earn derby bragging rights

ROB DRAPER AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Sanchez, Ozil and maybe even Arsene Wenger seemed to have tired somewhat of the storyline. The narrative arc had become tiresome.

John Stones injury enrages Man City boss Pep Guardiola

John Stones injury enrages Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola made a veiled complaint about John Stones being put through 180 minutes of football for England, after admitting he will be out for four to six weeks with a hamstring strain.

Kevin Doyle quit football after concussion from heading

Kevin Doyle quit football after concussion from heading

Doyle has been told by doctors that he was probably suffering from concussion without realising his 13-year career, before heading started making him feel dazed and nauseous.

Napoli 2-1 AC Milan: Insigne and Zielinski goals win game

Napoli 2-1 AC Milan: Insigne and Zielinski goals win game

Napoli beat AC Milan 2-1 at the Stadio Sao Paolo on Saturday evening through goals from Italy international forward Lorenzo Insigne and Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

Antonio Conte bemoans Chelsea's packed fixture schedule

Antonio Conte bemoans Chelsea's packed fixture schedule

Antonio Conte has complained that the Premier League title race would be closer had fixtures been arranged more fairly. Chelsea remain nine points adrift of Manchester City.

Leicester 0-2 Man City: PL leaders earn 10th straight win

Leicester 0-2 Man City: PL leaders earn 10th straight win

IAN HERBERT AT THE KING POWER: It could have been very different had Kompany seen red rather than yellow early on when he appeared to deny Jamie Vardy a clear scoring chance.

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: Salah double and Coutinho goals

Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: Salah double and Coutinho goals

DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: There is only one place to start. To try and begin anywhere else would be risible, given the glorious way Mohamed Salah changed the course of this game.

Pochettino: Rose wasn't fit enough for Arsenal derby

Pochettino: Rose wasn't fit enough for Arsenal derby

Mauricio Pochettino insisted that Danny Rose’s exclusion from the Tottenham squad for the north London derby was a matter of fitness and due to the left-back missing nine months with injury.

Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton: Niasse punishes mistake

Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton: Niasse punishes mistake

SAMI MOKBEL AT SELHURST PARK: Time will tell if David Unsworth proves himself as a good manager. But he seems to be a lucky one. He will scratch his head at how his team left with a point.

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle: Pogba scores on return

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle: Pogba scores on return

JOE BERNSTEIN AT OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba made a scoring return from injury as Jose Mourinho’s men set a new club record of 39 games without defeat at home.

Defence the best form of attack, says England winger Daly

Defence the best form of attack, says England winger Daly

Elliot Daly credited England’s late try-scoring onslaught against Australia to their ability to turn a stern defence into clinical counter-attack.

Southampton open to offers for Gabbiadini, Austin and Long

Southampton open to offers for Gabbiadini, Austin and Long

JOE BERNSTEIN: Southampton are willing to listen to offers for Manolo Gabbiadini, Charlie Austin and Shane Long in the January transfer window.

Steve Hansen plays down rivalry with Warren Gatland

Steve Hansen plays down rivalry with Warren Gatland

EXCLUSIVE: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says next Saturday’s showdown with Wales is not about settling Lions scores with Warren Gatland.

Kenny Dalglish finds peace after years of Hillsborough

Kenny Dalglish finds peace after years of Hillsborough

OLIVER HOLT: Each time I speak to Kenny Dalglish over the telephone, he signs off in the same way. ‘Hasta luego,’ he says in contented Glaswegian, exuding peacefulness and rest. See you later.

Make no mistake, England were far superior

Make no mistake, England were far superior

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: That was a fantastic pivotal win that will set up England beautifully for the Six Nations, although they must first produce an 80-minute performance against Samoa.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Arsene Wenger hailed the commitment of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in Arsenal’s stirring derby win over Tottenham - but doesn’t believe wins like this will convince them to stay.

Ashes: Woakes relishes chance to take over from Stokes

Ashes: Woakes relishes chance to take over from Stokes

LAWRENCE BOOTH EXCLUSIVE: Chris Woakes is too decent to kick up a stink, but there are only so many times you can be called ‘the best No 9 in Test cricket’ without letting it irk you.

England 30-6 Australia: Record-breaking victory for hosts

England 30-6 Australia: Record-breaking victory for hosts

NIK SIMON AT TWICKENHAM: Michael Cheika fumed as his side had two players sin-binned, two tries disallowed and watched every key decision go against them.

Wales players angry that FAW failed to keep Coleman

Wales players angry that FAW failed to keep Coleman

The Wales FA made three separate contract offers to Chris Coleman but none met his requirements to stay as he wanted deals for all three of his assistants, the Mail on Sunday understands.

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Ramos breaks nose in draw

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Ramos breaks nose in draw

A 3-0 win at Leganes earlier in the day had extended the gap between Barcelona and the two Madrid clubs, who are now both 10 points off the summit after their goalless draw.

Liverpool learnt little about Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool learnt little about Virgil van Dijk

MIKE KEEGAN: Did we learn anything here, in what may have been a dress rehearsal? Not really. Southampton's decision to part with Claude Puel continues to seem a strange one.

Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood set for tense end in Dubai

Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood set for tense end in Dubai

A grandstand finish to the season to rival any in European Tour history seems assured on Sunday as Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood slug it out over one more round of the Race to Dubai.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Man United comeback felt 'special'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Man United comeback felt 'special'

There was a collective roar around Old Trafford when the self-proclaimed king of the pride lion replaced Anthony Martial , making his first outing since suffering a knee injury in April.

Scotland 17-22 New Zealand: All-Blacks edge past hosts

Scotland 17-22 New Zealand: All-Blacks edge past hosts

RORY KEANE AT MURRAYFIELD: Darkness descended on Murrayfield just before kick-off, but this was no blackout In a pulsating contest that ebbed and flowed.

PSG 4-1 Nantes: Edinson Cavani continues hot streak

PSG 4-1 Nantes: Edinson Cavani continues hot streak

Edinson Cavani maintained his prolific goalscoring form with two more as Paris St Germain beat Nantes 4-1 to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1.

Wales 13-6 Georgia: Hosts underwhelm against minnows

Wales 13-6 Georgia: Hosts underwhelm against minnows

WILL KELLEHER AT THE PRINCIPALITY STADIUM: Wales' embarrassment was spared in Cardiff – just about – as they sneaked past Georgia in a breathtakingly underwhelming display.

Gerard Pique's booking gives Barcelona defensive headache

Gerard Pique's booking gives Barcelona defensive headache

Barcelona will be short of options in defence for their clash with Valencia after Gerard Pique picked up his fifth booking of the season against Leganes meaning he will have to serve a one-game ban.

West Brom 0-4 Chelsea: Pressure builds on Tony Pulis

West Brom 0-4 Chelsea: Pressure builds on Tony Pulis

LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE HAWTHORNS: All the components that would see Tony Pulis sacked arrived in a desolate defeat to that left the manager wearing a thousand-yard stare.

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle PLAYER RATINGS

Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle PLAYER RATINGS

Pogba scored one and created another on his return from a two month injury layoff to lead Manchester United to a comprensive win. Sportsmail's Scott Wilson rated the players.

England 30-6 Australia - PLAYER RATINGS

England 30-6 Australia - PLAYER RATINGS

GLEN WILLIAMS AT TWICKENHAM: Tries from Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Jonathan Joseph and Jonny May ensured Eddie Jones' side ran out 30-6 winners over Michael Cheika's Wallabies.

League Two: Hylton treble puts Luton in seventh heaven

League Two: Hylton treble puts Luton in seventh heaven

Danny Hylton scored a hat-trick as Luton thumped Cambridge 7-0 - the third time they have netted seven or more goals in a game at Kenilworth Road this season.

Italy 15-31 Argentina: Late tries secure Pumas victory

Italy 15-31 Argentina: Late tries secure Pumas victory

The lead changed nine times and Italy led 15-14 on the hour before Marcos Kremer and Joaquin Tuculet scored in the final 20 minutes to secure the Pumas only their second win this year.

Burnley 2-0 Swansea: Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes score

Burnley 2-0 Swansea: Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes score

JACK GAUGHAN AT TURF MOOR: Paul Clement twitched, his feet restlessly scuffing the floor while attempting to surmise the latest Swansea catastrophe.

Stuart Pearce can fire up players says David Moyes

Stuart Pearce can fire up players says David Moyes

David Moyes says Stuart Pearce can fire up West Ham's under-performing players and their disillusioned fans as the new Hammers boss looks to turn around slow start to the season.

Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield: Callum Wilson scores treble

Bournemouth 4-0 Huddersfield: Callum Wilson scores treble

SAM CUNNINGHAM AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: After two years of debilitating hurt, Callum Wilson has slowly dragged himself from the floor via two knackered knees and completed his comeback.

Arsenal rediscover how to entertain in front of their fans

Arsenal rediscover how to entertain in front of their fans

OLIVER HOLT AT THE EMIRATES: A beautiful view that had been hidden for some time, and which many feared they would never glimpse again, appeared suddenly once more on Saturday.

Oumar Niasse's trip to Selhurst Park has perfect finish

Oumar Niasse's trip to Selhurst Park has perfect finish

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT SELHURST PARK: After what went on before, it was perhaps inevitable that Oumar Niasse's latest visit to Crystal Palace was going to play out like this.

Bayern Munich 3-0 Augsburg: Robert Lewandowski gets double

Bayern Munich 3-0 Augsburg: Robert Lewandowski gets double

Lewandowski, sporting a new, peroxide-blond hairstyle, grabbed Bayern's second goal not long after Arturo Vidal's 31st minute opener and added another early in the second half.

Ross County 0-1 Celtic: Super sub Leigh Griffiths

Ross County 0-1 Celtic: Super sub Leigh Griffiths

Substitute Leigh Griffiths' sizzling second-half free-kick was enough to beat Ross County and extend Celtic's own British unbeaten domestic record to 64 games.

Leganes 0-3 Barcelona: Luis Suarez ends drought with brace

Leganes 0-3 Barcelona: Luis Suarez ends drought with brace

Luis Suarez ended his goal drought with a brace as Barcelona winn 2-0 away to Leganes, keeping the Catalan giants seven points clear at the top of La Liga. Barcelona remain unbeaten after 12 games.

Chris Hughton vows to keep Brighton focused on future

Chris Hughton vows to keep Brighton focused on future

Manager Chris Hughton has said Brighton must not forget the bigger picture as they look to build on a positive opening to the Premier League season. The Seagulls currently sit in eighth in the league.

Eden Hazard was targeted by West Brom - he made them pay

Eden Hazard was targeted by West Brom - he made them pay

ADAM CRAFTON AT THE HAWTHORNS: Tony Pulis knew his side were up against it, with their backs against the wall and the firing squad ready. So the objective was to chop the pretentious down to size.

Daniel Hegarty dies after Macau Motorcycle GP crash

Daniel Hegarty dies after Macau Motorcycle GP crash

The 31-year-old, racing for Topgun Racing Honda, came off his bike at a sharp bend during the sixth lap and was flung into barriers, losing his helmet and sustaining fatal injuries.

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