Sport Kevin Pietersen can either wait for the IPL auction next month or play county cricket in England

There are rumours that the batsman's England career is over

Ryan Sidebottom took four wickets against his former county

Yorkshire stride towards title with Notts toppling

Yorkshire 407 Nottinghamshire 150

Stuart Broad is congratulated following the dismissal of Brad Haddin

Ashes 2013: Australia coach Darren Lehmann accuses Stuart Broad of 'blatant cheating' in extraordinary radio rant

The England bowler has angered the tourists at times during the series

Retired Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington's home was broken into. Burglars took her fiance's car

Twitter probe launched after burglars target Rebecca Adlington's home

Athlete took to Twitter to announce her relief that medals were found 

Twenty20: Michael Carberry set for international debut against Australia

Broad, Root and Finn only members of Ashes squad to feature in squad

Full production unlikely at fracking protest site

Full production is "unlikely" to take place at Balcombe in West Sussex, the energy firm test drilling for oil there has said, according to the BBC.

11 held over Nottingham care home inquiry into death of Ivy Atkin, 86

Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of an 86-year-old woman who died shortly after she was moved from a failing care home.

The Metropolitan police, Britain's largest force, has set up an internal inquiry to investigate 42 cases of sexually predatory officers (stock image)

Police investigate 169 staff over allegations of predatory sexual behaviour

Meeting held to address the criminality by officers and support staff

Nick Compton's unbeaten 70 guided Somerset to a draw

County cricket: League leaders escape after rain frustrates Warwickshire

Warwickshire will not yet admit defeat but their chances of mounting a successful defence of their title certainly receded when a rain-wrecked final day at Headingley robbed them of an  opportunity to deal Yorkshire’s prospects a blow.

Chris Woakes took 4 for 31 to give Warwickshire hope of victory

Yorkshire 302 & 148-7 Warwickshire 309: Sloppy Yorkshire hand champions their chance

Warwickshire’s insistence that their First Division title defence is not dead may be more than wishful thinking.

County Championship round-up: Graham Onions lords it over rivals

Bowler of the day Is there a better bowler in county cricket than Graham Onions? Statistically, the Sussex duo, Steve Magoffin and Chris Jordan, are leading the way this season, both passing the milestone of 50 first-class wickets in the match with Derbyshire. But they have only done what Onions has been doing year-on-year in a career in which he now has more than 400 first-class wickets following his 7 for 62 as Middlesex were dismissed for 168 at Lord's. Indeed, it is his favourite ground – outside his home patch at Chester-le-Street – having now taken 42 wickets from eight matches. The battle between Onions and Steven Finn, his England rival, has made for an intriguing sub-plot. Each dismissed the other, Finn getting Onions in both Durham's innings.

Unsung hero: Steve Patterson deserves more credit for his wicket hauls

Laurie Evans opens up to cloud Yorkshire's ambitions

Yorkshire 302 Warwickshire 221-8 (Yorkshire lead by 81 runs)

People enjoying the good weather on Scarborough beach, as the summer heatwave continues across the UK

Return of the heatwave: Sunnier conditions set to banish rain and storms – for one day at least

After a grey and rainy few days, many Britons may be pleased to hear that the weather looks set to return to temperatures close to those experienced in the heatwave - for Thursday at least.

James Taylor, left, goes for a quick single against Australia

Ashes 2013: England guard against complacency ahead of third Test against Australia

Selectors shake up squad as Panesar and Tremlett earn surprise recalls

Taylor has every chance of playing in the third Test at Old Trafford

Ashes 2013: James Taylor - From nowhere man to nearly man for England

Forgotten Notts batsman will face Aussies to prove himself in case Pietersen is not fit

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