ADELAIDE - England captain Alastair Cook has called on his players to search their souls for hidden resolve and dig themselves out of the deepest of Ashes holes, but mining reserves of character may not be enough to counter Mitchell Johnson on Perth's WACA pitch.
Recent Sports News
- Manchester City will rest key players against Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday with an eye on next weekend's game against Premier League leaders Arsenal, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday.
- Rafael Benitez is facing his first rumblings of discontent at Napoli where defensive blunders and his habit of tinkering with the team have upset the supporters.
SAO PAULO - Shocking violence at a Brazilian championship match is not an indication of what can be expected when the South American country hosts next year's World Cup, FIFA and Brazilian government officials said on Monday.
- Scottish champions Celtic have banned 128 fans from attending home and away matches pending further investigation into damage caused at Motherwell's Fir Park ground last Friday.
COPENHAGEN - Real Madrid are not planning to ease off in their final Champions League Group B match at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday despite having secured top spot and a place in the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.