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Australia’s fast bowler and chief tormentor of England Mitchell Johnson has blown away the opposition in the 2013-14 Ashes Series with a flurry of aggressive bouncers and famous stone-cold stare, but those at the crease tomorrow may be forgiven for having a cheeky snigger back towards him.

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Outside Edge: If you're going to lie, lie big

Paul Burrows is officially the biggest liar in the world, having won the annual contest staged at the Bridge Inn in Eskdale, Cumbria, at his first attempt on Thursday. The Southender's tale of how the Cumbrians stole their mountains and lakes from his home county, leaving Essex the dull, flat expanse it is, triumphed over tall stories of muggings by synchronised swimmers and rabbits on quad bikes. Burrows works in advertising, which some feel should disqualify him on the grounds that he gets too much lying practice – lawyers and politicians are already barred from entering on the grounds that they are "professionals". In other news, Edge has always known that the golf commentator Peter Alliss was the world's biggest something, and has now discovered what it is: Alliss was the heaviest baby born in Europe in 1931, weighing in at 14lb 10oz when he arrived in 1931. Suggestions that after being delivered he recommended some alterations to the doctor's grip remain unconfirmed.

The Ashes: Classic quotes

The 2010/11 Ashes are nearly upon us as England look to retain the urn against Australia.

Aussies lack swagger but it's hard in Wagga Wagga

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Don't look now England, but Australia might have found the new McGrath

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We can repeat Ashes whitewash, says Ponting

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Ponting predicts 5-0 Ashes victory for Australia

With paceman Glenn McGrath retired, it appears Ricky Ponting has taken on the role of making the bold prediction about Australia regaining the Ashes from England with a 5-0 series sweep.

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Boy from Bendemeer on road to stardom

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