We live in an age of wonders but when a teenager plucked from relative obscurity scores 98 on his Ashes debut batting at No 11, as Ashton Agar did against England here on Thursday, our disbelief enters new realms. Also: Wayne Rooney has left Manchester United's Far East tour and returned home with a hamstring injury that may rule him out of the start of the Premier League season.
Another wildly fluctuating day of Ashes cricket will long be remembered for a historic innings by Australia's debutant Ashton Agar but by the close its appeal had long worn thin on England, who were instead left seething by two decisions by the third umpire, Marais Erasmus. Also: Gary Neville believes English football has reached a "tipping point" with youth academies at the Premier League's elite clubs flooded by foreign recruits and short-term demands in the domestic game effectively blocking the progress of local talent into the first team.
England were fuming after a controversial umpiring decision robbed them of linchpin batsman Jonathan Trott. Also: Wayne Rooney's uncertain position at Manchester United took another twist yesterday when he left the club's pre-season tour with a hamstring injury.
Australia's teenage debutant Ashton Agar scored an extraordinary and historic 98 on another day of high drama at Trent Bridge. The 19-year-old rescued his side from 117 for 9 to 280 all out, shattering records in the process and putting England on the back foot after the second day of the first Test. Also: On a day of drama on stage 12, Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen, one of Tour leader Chris Froome's key wingmen, was injured in a bad crash and is out of the race, while Mark Cavendish suffered his second straight defeat in a bunch sprint stage.
Wayne Rooney was forced into a 22-hour, 11,922-mile round trip across the globe after being sent home from Manchester United's Far East tour. Also: England boss Roy Hodgson's worst World Cup nightmare came true yesterday... England were raging last night after two controversial decisions from the TV umpire in the first Ashes Test.
England were offered a grovelling apology by international cricket chiefs after an umpiring cock-up. Also: Wayne Rooney has flown home from Manchester United's pre-season tour with a hamstring injury and will be out for a month. And in another hammer blow, new boss David Moyes is set to miss out on prime transfer target Thiago Alcantara, who will instead sign for Bayern Munich.
England felt cheated by technology after a day of high drama left the first Ashes Test on a knife-edge at Trent Bridge. Also: Wayne Rooney was left distraught last night after suffering a major pre-season injury blow.
Unknown Ashton Agar carved his name into Ashes history with a record-breaking tail-end knock that left England on the ropes.. Also: Wayne Rooney still wants to quit Manchester United.
England will consider making an official complaint to the International Cricket Council after demanding clarification on the two decisions that left them on the back foot in the first Investec Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Also: David Moyes suffered a bitter double blow last night as the saga surrounding Wayne Rooney took another twist with the Manchester United striker ruled out for a month through injury and the club in grave danger of losing out to Bayern Munich in the race to sign Thiago Alcantara.