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Ryder's high spirits send hopes for Test place out the toilet window

New Zealand's 3-1 one-day series victory over England came at a price when Jesse Ryder, the Black Caps exciting opening batsman, seriously injured his right hand during a night of excessive celebration. Ryder damaged tendons to his right thumb and index finger after smashing his hand through a toilet window at the Stock Exchange bar in Christchurch at 5.30am on Sunday.

Brian Viner: Ashes to Ashes, Trescothick and the 'taliswomen'

As far as I am aware, I'm not related, even on my mother's side, to Emmeline Pankhurst. Emily Davison, the suffragette who threw herself in front of the King's horse in the 1913 Derby and died of her injuries, has never been one of my heroines.

Eriksson set to defy Ferguson on return of Rooney

Sven Goran Eriksson had a serious dispute with Sir Alex Ferguson over Wayne Rooney's fitness on Wednesday and he is now prepared to defy the Manchester United manager once again - and the advice of the country's leading orthopaedic surgeon - by risking the player in the group stages of the World Cup finals.

C&W chief defends £240m executive bonus scheme

The chairman of Cable & Wireless yesterday insisted it needed to offer private equity-style rewards to its management if the telecoms business is to recover.

Vaughan stands firm on his knee

Captain returns as England try to play catch-up

Fourth Test at Trent Bridge: Hoggard and Giles hold on as champions refuse to go quietly

ENGLAND 477 & 129-7 AUSTRALIA 218 & 387 England win by three wickets

James Lawton: Flintoff is man for all seasons, even in autumn

The grace, the brilliance and humour of the players of both the sides survived

Stephen Fay: The odd couple open up to find rhythm at the right time

Langer is little; Hayden is large. Langer is talkative about cricket. Hayden talks about God and cooking
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