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Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.

Luis Suarez talks with Brendan Rodgers in Melbourne

In pictures: Arsenal target Luis Suarez meets up with Liverpool squad

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful the Uruguay international will remain with the club

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers admits Luis Suarez could be sold - if Arsenal make a high enough bid

Rodgers accepts that every player has their value but says there is nothing to consider until that value is met

Shane Warne sports an advancing hairline

Shane Warne ends competitive cricket career by retiring from Melbourne Stars

The Australian spinner will not play at this summer's Big Bash tournament

Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra of Manchester United visits Manley Beach as part of their pre-season tour

Manchester United profile rises in Australia thanks to pre-season tour

The club are currently on tour down under

Hanssen Pigott in her studio

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: Potter whose work was acclaimed for its clarity and calmness

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was a major figure in the field of international studio ceramics, whose work was characterised by its clarity and calm. From the mid-1980s she began to group apparently functional wares, in the form of bottles, beakers, cups and bowls, into sculptural still-life sequences of timeless purity, a move in the direction of fine art, seen at its most ambitious in her 55ft installation Caravan, shown at Tate St Ives in 2004.

Step aside: Leigh Halfpenny beats Will Genia and Joe Tomane to set up a try

The Lions: Record-breaker Leigh Halfpenny is happy to miss 007 but not kick No 8

Leigh Halfpenny missed a kick and a champagne celebration with James Bond, but nothing could detract from the extraordinary achievements of the record-breaking player of the series.

British and Irish Lions 2013: Tommy Bowe fired up for final Test against Australia

The series decider takes place tomorrow

George Smith of the Wallabies talks to team mate Michael Hooper

British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero making good progress in bid to be fir for third Test against Australia

The British and Irish Lions are hopeful that Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero will be passed fit for Saturday's series decider against Australia at ANZ Stadium.

Sam Warburton was probably the Lions’ best player in Melbourne

British and Irish Lions 2013: Sam Warburton facing long lay-off after grim scan results

Hamstring injury may rule skipper out ‘for months’ and has forced Gatland into a rethink

Wimbledon 2013: 'Laura effect' goes straight to the heart of a nation

The Lawn Tennis Association have already acknowledged "the Murray effect", as youngsters have been inspired by his gold medal at London 2012 and his US Open win last September to pick up a racket for the first time. Who knows what effect Laura Robson may yet have on British tennis; at seven years the Scot's junior she may, we now dare hope, have as bright a future ahead of her.

Brian O'Driscoll expresses his disappointment following the 16-15 defeat to Australia

British and Irish Lions: Brian O'Driscoll admits 'It's disappointing but it's not over'

The talismanic centre cannot hide his disappoinment following 16-15 defeat but recognisies the importance of the next seven days.

James Horwill’s foot was said only to have glanced Alun Wyn Jones

Lions Tour 2013: Stamp ban storm hits Wallabies' Test hopes

IRB appeals James Horwill 'let-off' and replaces Kiwi hearing judge with British-Canadian

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