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Stokes called up to England ODI squad but unlikely to play

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been named in England’s one-day squad for the five-match series against Australia in the new year. Stokes, 26, has not played since being arrested following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He is not available for selection until the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides whether to charge him. Once a decision has been made, the England and Wales Cricket Board will decide on disciplinary action. Hales is facing no criminal charges for his involvement in the Bristol incident but he too could…

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Kane and Winks to miss England friendlies, Livermore called up

Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Harry Winks have withdrawn from the England squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil due to injuries. West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore has been called up as a replacement. Striker Kane has a knee injury while midfielder Winks has an ankle problem. The pair had treatment during the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday. England host Germany at Wembley on Friday and then play Brazil at the same venue on 14 November. Kane and Winks’ Spurs team-mate Dele Alli had already withdrawn from…

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'I used to get called monobrow': Lorde thrilled with Vogue cover

Lorde, the 20-year-old “hambone” with a “monobrow” has landed her first Vogue cover and could not be more delighted. Taking to social media, the Grammy-award winning Kiwi singer exclaimed:  “They put me on the cover of VOGUE … this little hambone really scrubs up huh.” Lorde and her “monobrow” get their revenge. Photo: AP gold dust woman A post shared by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:44pm PDT Lorde on the cover of Vogue Australia.  In a separate note to her 5.8 million Twitter followers, she wrote: “It’s literally…

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Adams' fight called off after problem with opponent's blood test

Nicola Adams’ fight against Alexandra Vlajk in Las Vegas has been called off after a problem with her opponent’s pre-fight blood test. Double Olympic champion Adams was due to fight Hungarian Vlajk in a junior bantamweight bout on the Saul Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin undercard on Saturday. Vlajk, 37, has won 11 of her 17 contests and has stopped two opponents since turning professional in 2013. Britain’s Adams tweeted she was “devastated” not to be fighting. The 35-year-old, who said the bout would not go ahead because of a problem…

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Taylor Swift announces new album, called Reputation

Exactly three years after Taylor Swift released her fifth studio album 1989 – she’s back. She’s just posted a tweet which reveals the record is called Reputation and will be released on 10 November. All the photos have also returned to her social media profiles after mysteriously disappearing last Friday. It’s her sixth studio album and led to the hashtag #TS6 to trend on Twitter at points since her “blackout” at the end of last week and this week. https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/900399489126629377 Tweeting for the first time since her social media blackout…

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'Scared mom to death': Charlottesville driver's disabled mother called police on him twice

A 20-year-old man charged with driving into a crowd of activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, allegedly threatened or assaulted his wheelchair-bound mother so violently as a young teenager that she twice called emergency services, police records show. In one incident in 2010, Samantha Bloom reported that her son, James Alex Fields, had struck her in the head and threatened to beat her after she told him to stop playing video games, the records show. Bloom told authorities she was locked in the bathroom. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Confederate statue toppled…

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Euro 2017: Germany v Denmark quarter-final called off in rainy Rotterdam

The Euro 2017 quarter-final between Germany and Denmark is postponed an hour after the intended kick-off time after long deliberations and comical scenes as heavy rain in Rotterdam leaves the pitch unplayable. The match will now take place on Sunday as 11:00 BST. Listen to live coverage of Women’s Euro 2017 on BBC Radio 5 live & 5 live sports extra; plus watch live coverage of Women’s Euro 2017 on Channel 4. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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