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India v England: Couch potatoes’ eyes primed to glaze over during armchair fans’ toughest tour

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It is clear that there are some hard yards ahead for Andy Flower’s outfit – negotiating those devilish spinners, negotiating those devilish lavatories, trying not to throttle Kevin Pietersen – but their obstacles are as none compared to the battle facing their loyal supporters at home over the next few weeks.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal trophies: here’s some more they might have won

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Silly football fans thought that Arsenal had not lifted any silverware for ages, but thanks to Arsene Wenger, we now know that they have in fact won cup after cup – by qualifying for the Champions League. Here are some other trophies picked up by the North Londoners

Abolish football, form unions, get angry, be happy…

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It has been another bumper few days for football supporters, with the sports pages, blogs, phone lines and Twitters groaning under the weight of opinion about men refusing to wear t-shirts. Where once we talked about the actual sporting activity, now it’s the training top as political statement, racism, trade unionism and society that fill the pages and internet.

England v Poland: Adrian Chiles stays afloat in troubled waters as ITV are served a damp squib

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As the Fifa announcements failed to materialise, and Roy Keane’s blood pressure rose, you had to feel for Adrian Chiles, trapped in a small room with an angry Keano during the rained-off Poland game

Ryan Bertrand proves that only constant Twitter usage can save football

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What did footballers do before the invention of Twitter? It feels that barely an hour can now pass without a player making a berk of himself on the inescapable social media site…

On Mankading, the spirit of cricket and other enjoyable debates

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So is it right for a bowler to run out a batsman who is backing up too far? Vinoo Mankad thought so in 1947; and Murali Kartik was of the same mind on Thursday when he whipped off the bails at the non-striker’s end as Somerset’s Alex Barrow wandered too far down the pitch. The affair prompted the sort of spluttering and chuntering that only a really good bust-up about the ‘spirit of cricket’ can engender.

February 2016 news: England cricket captain Cook resigns after South African defeat

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In an emotional but dignified press conference, Alastair Cook today resigned the England captaincy saying: “it was just the time was right for me to go. Kevin Pietersen has nothing to do with the decision.”

Kevin Pietersen, like Sir Ian Botham, was a problem worth having for English cricket

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[a blog for the Daily Telegraph website on the news that Kevin Pietersen had been left out of the England ODI and World Twenty20 squads]

Gary Lineker and his team on best behaviour to kick off the new Match Of The Day season

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Last Saturday? It was the return to our screens of the vastly popular, hysterical and grotesque national obsession. And once The X-Factor was over, there was televised Premier League football.

With friends like these, Kevin Pietersen…

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There are few situations in human life that cannot be made more disharmonious by the introduction of Piers Morgan, and sure enough, his entry into the fray on behalf of Kevin Pietersen has made the affair that bit more rancorous.