Captain Alastair Cook says his 100th Test will be the "toughest" of his career as England look to to turn around the Ashes.
Kate Cross hopes Ashes victory in Australia will strengthen the case for England's women to be awarded central contracts.
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says England must "come out fighting" and not "sulk" if they are to turn around the Ashes series.
The ground that saw Adam Gilchrist's 57-ball century, a solitary Test victory for England and the "Ayatollah" Brearley
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South African all-rounder Johann Myburgh joins Somerset for the 2014 season following spells with Durham and Hampshire.
Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole return from injury to bolster the England women Ashes squad.
Australia's lack of Ashes-winning experience may affect the third Test, according to former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.
Ireland take control of the Intercontinental Cup final as Ed Joyce's unbeaten 74 helps them lead Afghanistan by 164 runs.
Warwickshire and England all-rounder Chris Woakes has signed a new two-year contract at Edgbaston
Nottinghamshire's Michael Lumb passes up the chance to play in the Indian Premier League by signing a new three-year deal.
Coach Andy Flower says England will make changes for Friday's third Ashes Test as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
England rest Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Graeme Swann for their ODI and T20 series against Australia.
England lack the "desire and heart" to compete with Australia in the Ashes, says former batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
England captain Alastair Cook insists his side can fight back despite going 2-0 down after another emphatic Ashes defeat.
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his side's 2-0 lead in the Ashes is not "a fluke" and the result of "hard work".
England's Ben Stokes and Australia's Mitchell Johnson are found not guilty of inappropriate and deliberate physical contact.
Former Surrey team director Chris Adams says he is in discussion with three counties over a return to coaching.
Veteran Glen Chapple will lead Lancashire as captain on their return to Division One of the County Championship.
Nottinghamshire batting coach Paul Johnson ends a 32-year association with the club following a coaching restructure.
Karl Krikken will have to re-apply for his job as Derbyshire head coach after the club announce management re-shuffle.
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Former England captain Alec Stewart says a four-man seam attack would boost England's slim chances of an Ashes fightback
England will need character, courage, self-belief and good fortune to turn around their Ashes campaign, says Jonathan Agnew.
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce asks how England can recover from another heavy defeat by Australia that leaves them 2-0 down
Alastair Cook's uncharacteristic dismissal was symptomatic of the muddled thinking undermining England's Ashes defence
Former paceman Makhaya Ntini joins South African sportsmen describing late president Nelson Mandela's sporting impact
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