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England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
On This Day: James Anderson takes 400th Test wicket
The seamer had Kiwi opener Martin Guptill caught by Ian Bell at second slip.
May 29, 08:54
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Supporters urged to join stars in backing fund to honour Bob Willis
Supporters are being asked to #BowlLikeBob and support a fund in his memory which will pay for research into prostate cancer.
May 19, 22:59
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
On This Day: James Anderson takes 300th Test wicket
The seamer became just the fourth English bowler to reach 300 Test wickets during a 170-run victory over New Zealand.
May 17, 07:33
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Matt Proudfoot: 'England are not an unhappy camp'
Ian Botham's grandson James is in the Wales squad taking on Eddie Jones' side this weekend.
Feb 24, 22:45
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Former England, Surrey opener John Edrich dies, aged 83
Edrich scored 103 first-class centuries and was awarded an MBE in 1977.
Dec 25, 10:25
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James Botham: 'It is a dream come true to take on England'
The 22-year-old grandson of England cricket great Sir Ian James Botham will make just his second international appearance.
Nov 26, 17:15
Wales' Justin Tipuric pictured in February 2020
Justin Tipuric challenges Wales new boys to earn spot against England
The Ospreys captain is one of only two players to retain their place after last weekend's defeat in Ireland.
Nov 20, 15:46
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac pictured in October 2020
Five talking points ahead of Wales' showdown with Georgia
Wayne Pivac's last victory as Wales head coach was back on February 1 against Italy.
Nov 20, 13:23
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac pictured in October 2020
Wayne Pivac lavishes praise on Sir Ian Botham's grandson
James Botham will make his Wales debut against Georgia on Saturday.
Nov 19, 17:13
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James Botham set to make Wales debut against Georgia
The grandson of Sir Ian James Botham is in line to play at Parc y Scarlets in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Nov 18, 21:17
Scotland's Blair Kinghorn in action against Wales in the Six Nations on October 31, 2020
Wales' James Botham identified as potential 2023 World Cup star
The Cardiff Blues flanker is training with the Wales squad.
Nov 17, 15:37
Ian Botham pictured in June 2015
Sir Ian Botham to join House of Lords
The 64-year-old former England all-rounder backed Brexit and has now been awarded a peerage.
Jul 31, 20:17
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
England, West Indies to compete for Richards-Botham Trophy
The winners of their ongoing series will lift the Wisden Trophy for the last time.
Jul 23, 22:50
Robert Kubica pictured on March 12, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 29
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Jun 29, 23:39
Ian Botham pictured in June 2015
Sir Ian Botham reveals he had coronavirus in December, January
The former England all-rounder hopes county and grassroots cricket will return shortly.
Jun 29, 10:19
England's Sir Ben Stokes celebrates as they win the test on August 25, 2019
On this day: Headingley hosts its first Test match
Yorkshire play their home matches at the ground.
Jun 29, 07:28
Ian Botham pictured in June 2015
On this day: Ian Botham takes eight-wicket haul against Pakistan
Captain Mike Brearley called him a 'colossus' after a third Test century in England's 364 and 8-34 in Pakistan's second innings.
Jun 19, 08:50
England bowler James 'Jimmy' Anderson appeals for a wicket against West Indies on January 23, 2019
On this day: James Anderson takes 300th Test wicket
James Anderson became the fourth English bowler to reach the milestone when New Zealand opener Peter Fulton nicked into the slip cordon.
May 17, 08:52
Ian Botham pictured in June 2015
A look back at 'Botham's Ashes' and the first 'miracle of Headingley'
In 1981 England's premier all-rounder secured A-list status in the series of his life.
Mar 31, 10:49
Freddie Flintoff pictured in June 2018
On This Day: Flintoff's 'Fredalo' disrupts England's 2007 World Cup campaign
The all-rounder lost the England vice-captaincy over his drunken antics.
Mar 18, 08:36
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 26, 2020
Ben Stokes joins elite company with all-round displays in South Africa
The all-rounder became only the sixth player to amass 300 runs, 10 wickets and 10 catches in a Test series.
Jan 27, 17:47
Ian Botham pictured in June 2015
Sir Ian Botham pays tribute to "big brother" Bob Willis
Willis died from cancer on Wednesday at the age of 70.
Dec 5, 20:12
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Bob Willis obituary: England's brutal fast bowler who made himself an Ashes hero
The quick played 90 Tests for England.
Dec 4, 16:51
England's Sir Ben Stokes celebrates as they win the test on August 25, 2019
Stars salute 'special' Stokes after superhuman innings keeps Ashes alive
England are level at 1-1 in the series with two Tests to go.
Aug 26, 19:27
England's Sir Ben Stokes celebrates as they win the test on August 25, 2019
Stokes' innings joins the list of England's greatest Ashes moments
The all-rounder echoed Ian Botham in 1981 with his match-winning 135 not out at Headingley.
Aug 25, 18:00
Liverpool celebrate Divock Origi's winning goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on May 7, 2019.
From Leicester to Medinah - the greatest odds-defying sporting moments
A look back at some memorable sporting miracle moments.
May 8, 14:11
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Sir Ian Botham appointed as new Scunthorpe United club president
League One outfit Scunthorpe United announce the appointment of ex-Iron defender and former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham as the club's new president.
Dec 14, 19:02
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Result: England crush West Indies in three days at Edgbaston
Stuart Broad overtakes Sir Ian Botham as England's second all-time leading Test wicket-taker as the hosts seal victory against West Indies in three days at Edgbaston.
Aug 19, 21:20
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Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook could beat Sachin Tendulkar record'
Sir Ian Botham backs outgoing England captain Alastair Cook to become the leading Test runscorer of all time.
Feb 6, 18:06
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Ian Botham reveals impotence treatment
Sir Ian Botham reveals that he is undergoing preventative treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Aug 14, 04:31
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Chris Woakes pins Pakistan back on day three at Lord's
Pakistan make it to stumps on day three of the first Test against England at 214-8, despite Chris Woakes claiming his maiden 10-wicket haul.
Jul 16, 20:29
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Arsene Wenger, Per Mertesacker sign anti-Brexit letter
Arsenal pair Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker endorse a letter calling for Britain to remain in the EU.
Jun 2, 16:34
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Andrew Flintoff elected president of the Professional Cricketers' Association
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is elected the new president of the Professional Cricketers' Association.
Feb 23, 17:05
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Ian Botham: 'Move Ben Stokes up batting order'
Sir Ian Botham calls for Ben Stokes to be moved up the batting order for England's ODI series with South Africa.
Feb 1, 16:10
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Ian Botham: 'Don't rule out England win'
Sir Ian Botham insists that England are still capable of going on to win the final Test with South Africa in Centurion.
Jan 24, 17:59
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Sir Ian Botham: 'Ben Stokes is better than I was'
Sir Ian Botham claims that Ben Stokes is 'probably a better player' than he was at the same age, comparing him to a "dominant male lion".
Jan 10, 22:35
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Sir Ian Botham hails "magnificent" Ben Stokes
Sir Ian Botham heaps praise on Ben Stokes after the all-rounder broke the English record for the quickest Test double-century during the second Test against South Africa.
Jan 3, 18:13
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Ian Botham: 'England will not rush decision on number three'
Sir Ian Botham believes that England will not rush to make a decision about who will bat at three against South Africa.
Dec 13, 13:21
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England bowler James Anderson signs new two-year deal with Lancashire
England bowler James Anderson extends his stay with Lancashire by signing a new two-year deal.
Oct 26, 09:17
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Sir Ian Botham defends Adil Rashid performance
Sir Ian Botham insists that England should give Adil Rashid a chance to make amends for his display in the first innings on the final day of the first Test against Pakistan.
Oct 16, 22:38

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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