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The former England striker has been the subject of alleged abuse on the social media website

County Championship round-up: Mitchell leads from front on fruitful day for Pears

Daryl Mitchell, the Worcestershire captain, carried his bat through a completed innings for the second time in his career as his side fought desperately for points in the only Championship cricket in the country yesterday.

Euro 2012 surge lifts TalkSport

The Olympics were a damp squib in terms of advertising, but blokey radio station TalkSport is still celebrating after a surge in revenues from Euro 2012.

Bogus website offered airline jobs

A bogus website offering jobs in the airline industry has been uncovered by trading standards.

Keegan: his work was characterised by attention to detail and his focus on the human element of war

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John Keegan did not emerge as the greatest living authority of military warfare by chance. As good generals do, he managed the circumstances of his life, both good and bad, with consummate skill and not a little courage. He described his unique method of approaching battle encounters as "the order": "You need an exact list… for instance at Waterloo …how many French units, how many British and Allied… who commanded them, their position in the field, the terrain itself, how that affected combatants on either side." Just as a businessman must look to his accounts, he would explain, you may not tell the story of battle, you have no account, until you account for all the details. Then you have the bill right.

Mark Boucher receives treatment

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher forced to retire

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has retired from international cricket following the eye injury he suffered during yesterday's tour game against Somerset.

Fashion industry blamed for death of teenage girl Fiona Geraghty

The death of a teenage girl who was found hanged while suffering from an eating disorder has been blamed on the fashion industry's obsession with thinness.

Jos Buttler: His bold 58 helped see Somerset home against Northants

Round-up: Gale cuts loose in Yorkshire victory

A record opening stand of 122 between skipper Andrew Gale and Phil Jaques put Yorkshire on track for a 22-run victory over reigning champions Leicestershire in their Friends Life t20 encounter at Headingley yesterday.

David Griffiths, of Hampshire, runs out Somerset’s George Dockrell

Round-up: Patel leads the way for in-form Bears

Jeetan Patel's four wickets helped Warwickshire make it three wins from three Clydesdale Bank 40 Group C games with an easy eight-wicket victory over Northamptonshire yesterday.

Olympic torch mum in delivery dash

An expectant mother is due to carry the Olympic torch in Bath - just 24 hours before she gives birth.

Floods fear as more rain forecast in 'wettest April'

Parts of England and Wales were braced for more heavy rain and potential flooding after a weekend of storms left one person dead.

Jonathan Trott takes evasive action during a century at Hove

County Championship round-up: Trott eases to century as Bell fails once again

After Andrew Strauss's frustration at Lord's last week, Ian Bell's bid to find form in the County Championship ran into trouble against Sussex yesterday. Bell made a seven-ball duck, in complete contrast to his Warwickshire and England team-mate Jonathan Trott.

Man jailed for slashing neighbour's throat

A man has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for slashing the throat of a father who survived by stemming the blood with a doner kebab.

Rocket enthusiast Philip Leonard jailed for storing explosives

A "reclusive" rocket enthusiast made and stored the same high explosive used by "Shoebomber" Richard Reid in his garden shed using chemicals he bought on eBay, a court heard today.

Vernon Philander has taken 51 Test wickets at just 14 runs apiece

Meet the man who can knock England off the top of the tree

South Africa's Vernon Philander has enjoyed the best start to a Test bowling career in over 100 years and his stint at Somerset spells bad news for Strauss's men this summer

County Championship round-up: Bairstow underlines his potential with century

With perfect timing, as England selector James Whitaker looked on admiringly, Jonathan Bairstow completed the fourth first-class century of his rapidly developing career to lead Yorkshire's attempt to fight back against Kent.

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