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Alastair Cook’s 243 gives England complete control at Edgbaston

Alastair Cook’s chanceless Edgbaston vigil ended at last on 243 but still maintained England’s dominant position on a rain-shortened second day of the first Investec Test against West Indies.

Harry Maguire celebrates scoring Leicester's second goal against Brighton (Nigel French/PA)

Riyad Mahrez turns on the style as Leicester brush aside Brighton

Riyad Mahrez inspired Leicester to breeze past toothless Brighton as the Foxes cruised to a 2-0 win.

Jack Marriott made it five goals in two games as Peterborough earned a 2-1 home win over Rotherham (Daniel Hambury/Empics)

Jack Marriott on the goal trail again as Peterborough beat Rotherham

Jack Marriott made it five goals in two games to help keep Peterborough flying high in Sky Bet League One with a 2-1 home win over Rotherham.

Christian Doidge was on target in Forest Green Rovers' comeback win against Yeovil ( Scott Heavey/Empics)

Forest Green fight back to stun Yeovil; Swindon pip Morecambe

Forest Green came from two goals down to snatch a 4-3 victory – their first in the Football League – at home to Yeovil.

Hal Robson-Kanu netted the winner for West Brom at Burnley (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Hal Robson-Kanu scores winner and is sent off as West Brom beat Burnley

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored to earn West Brom another 1-0 win before being sent off in a lively 20-minute cameo at Burnley.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing netted the winner for Cardiff at Wolves (Chris Radburn/PA)

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing grabs winner at Wolves as Cardiff march on

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s second-half goal helped Cardiff maintain their perfect start to the Sky Bet Championship season with a 2-1 victory over fellow high-flyers Wolves.

Richarlison scores the opening goal for Watford at Bournemouth (Steven Paston/PA)

Watford at the double in deserved victory over Bournemouth

Second-half goals from Richarlison and substitute Etienne Capoue earned Watford a well-deserved 2-0 victory at Bournemouth.

Charlie Austin secures a 3-2 for Southampton from the penalty spot ((Adam Davy/PA)

Charlie Austin gives Southampton late win against 10-man West Ham

Southampton ended their goal drought at St Mary’s and increased 10-man West Ham’s misery with a 3-2 Premier League victory secured by a stoppage-time penalty from Charlie Austin.

Sadio Mane celebrates his goal with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Martin Rickett/PA)

Sadio Mane secures Liverpool victory against bogey side Crystal Palace

Sadio Mane poked home the only goal of the game as Liverpool banked a first win of the Premier League season against a spirited Crystal Palace at Anfield.

South Africa beat Argentina  37-15 in Port Elizabeth in their Rugby Championship opener (Brian Witbooi/AP)

South Africa prove too strong for Argentina

South Africa strong-armed their way past Argentina to secure a four-try win in their Rugby Championship opener.

Cristie Kerr, left, and Lexi Thompson celebrate fourball success (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

United States complete clean sweep to dominate Solheim Cup

The United States completed a sweep of the afternoon fourball matches to move into a dominant position over Europe in the Solheim Cup after the opening day’s play in Des Moines.

Pep Guardiola played alongside Ronald Koeman at Barcelona (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Pep Guardiola won’t change tactics for Manchester City’s visit of Everton

Pep Guardiola has no intention of changing his tactics to throw rival boss Ronald Koeman when Manchester City host Everton on Monday.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is not concerned about his Everton price tag (Nigel French/PA)

Gylfi Sigurdsson not worried about price tag ahead of Everton debut

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists his price tag is not something he will be thinking about as he starts life as an Everton player.

Antonio Conte will not accept any excuses from his Chelsea players (Adam Davy/PA)

Antonio Conte says no excuses for Chelsea players after poor start

Antonio Conte has told his Chelsea squad there can be no excuses and work is the solution to the current predicament.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes his former club Chelsea will be the team to beat this season (Niall Carson/PA)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: Chelsea remain the team to beat

Jose Mourinho believes former club Chelsea remain Premier League favourites despite Antonio Conte struggling in some areas, the ongoing Diego Costa debacle and their chastening opening-weekend defeat.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Diego Costa "is in the past" (Richard Sellers/Empics)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off Diego Costa ‘criminal’ claims

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has laughed off Diego Costa’s suggestion that he has been treated like “a criminal” and says the striker is in “the past”.

Liverpool have rejected an improved bid of £113m for Philippe Coutinho (Dave Howarth/PA)

Liverpool reject improved Barcelona bid for Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for wantaway playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

West Indies' Shai Hope is bowled by England's Toby Roland-Jones (David Davies/PA)

James Anderson stars as England dismantle West Indies’ top order

James Anderson blew away West Indies’ top order as England surged into position to press for a quickfire victory in the first Investec Test at Edgbaston.

Eric Bailly, right, celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester United hit four to sink sorry Swansea

Manchester United signalled their Premier League title intent by claiming another convincing 4-0 victory at Swansea.

Ryan Crotty was among the try scorers as New Zealand beat Australia (Rick Rycroft/AP)

New Zealand win opener despite Australia fightback

A second-half rally was not enough for Australia as they lost the opening Rugby Championship clash to New Zealand.

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