Sport Monty Panesar bowls in the nets at Adelaide as Alastair Cook looks on

Monty Panesar was initially dropped by England in strange circumstances. Looking back nearly five years it was as though he was squarely to blame for the beach which doubled as a cricket pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Recreation Ground in Antigua.

Cook can't hide England faults

England 600-6 dec & 279-2 dec West Indies 749-9 dec

Tony Cozier: Guyana's great talent finally runs out of bad luck

Sarwan must at times have wondered why fate had dealt him such a tough hand

Rash of referrals blight the game

No other sport could get itself into such an unholy mess. No other governing body but the International Cricket Council could mean so well with such a dire outcome.

Small Talk: Ideal Shopping needs McKenna to work his magic on its share price

Look into my eyes. You are feeling very sleepy. Or at least you would have been if you had tuned in to the television shopping channel Ideal World last Friday night.

Flintoff sent for home help

Talismanic all-rounder remains committed to IPL riches despite injury

Flintoff to fly home for treatment

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will miss the fifth and final cricket test against the West Indies starting in a week's time in Trinidad, team officials confirmed today.

Andrew Flintofff: 'I never get a niggle. It's always a proper injury'

The Brian Viner Interview: Freddie is out of action again. But England's talismanic all-rounder says he will be fit to play in the IPL and this summer's much-awaited Ashes

Strauss plays captain's innings

England captain Andrew Strauss hit his 16th Test hundred to power his side into a strong position against West Indies at Kensington Oval.

Swann: 'In two years I could be on the scrapheap'

Graeme Swann, England's No 1 spinner, tells Stephen Brenkley about life as the down to earth joker in cricket's pack

Rivals set out on road to Ashes

England and Australia begin key Tests as countdown to summer begins in earnest

Swann delays elbow surgery to help England's fight

However many bowlers England choose to use in the Fourth Test it would be helpful if most, or indeed all, of them were fully fit. That looked to be a long shot yesterday when it was revealed that Stephen Harmison had been to hospital for a scan on his back.

Giles Clarke: 'I am not going to walk away when people start shouting'

The ECB chairman has come under intense fire over the Stanford debacle but he is defiant in his refusal to quit, writes Stephen Brenkley

Clarke unrepentant over Stanford

Giles Clarke claims he has received more than 9,000 e-mails of support urging him to remain as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board despite his role in the Stanford controversy.

Under-fire Clarke re-elected

Giles Clarke has been officially reappointed as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board after his election was ratified today.

The Stanford Files: FBI’s first probe was 20 years ago

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Major medical journal Lancet under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda' over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Lancet accused of 'anti-Israel hate propaganda' over coverage of Gaza conflict

Threat to free speech as publishers of renowned medical journal are accused of inciting hatred and violence
General Election 2015: Tories and Lib Dems throw their star names west to grab votes

All noisy on the Lib Dems' western front

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How Etsy became a crafty little earner: The online market has been floated for £1.2bn, but can craft and capitalism coexist?

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The Apple Watch has apparently sold millions even before its launch tomorrow
Don't fear the artichoke: it's a good cook's staple, with more choice than you'd think

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Artichokes are scary - they've got spikes and hairy bits, and British cooks tend to give them a wide berth. But they're an essential and delicious part of Italian cuisine
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Paul Scholes column: Eden Hazard would be my Player of the Year – but I wonder if he has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo

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Hazard would be my Player of the Year – but I wonder if he has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo
Frank Warren: Tyson Fury will be closely watching Wladimir Klitschko... when he wins it'll be time to do a deal

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London Marathon 2015: Kenya's brothers in arms Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto ready to take on world

Kenya's brothers in arms take on world

Last year Wilson Kipsang had his marathon record taken off him by training partner and friend Dennis Kimetto. They talk about facing off in the London Marathon
Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad but it's not because I refuse to fly

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Green leader prefers to stay clear of her 'painful' family memories but is more open about 'utterly unreasonable' personal attacks
Syria conflict: Khorasan return with a fresh influx of fighters awaiting the order to start 'shooting the birds'

Khorasan is back in Syria

America said these al-Qaeda militants were bombed out of the country last year - but Kim Sengupta hears a different story
General Election 2015: Is William Cash the man to woo Warwickshire North for Ukip?

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Four rival Robin Hood movies get Hollywood go-head - and Friar Tuck will become a superhero

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Peter Kay's Car Share: BBC show is the comedian's first TV sitcom in a decade

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Car Share is the comedian's first TV sitcom in a decade. The programme's co-creator Paul Coleman reveals the challenges of getting the show on the road