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Former Blues first-five Piers Francis makes England squad

Former Blues first-five Piers Francis makes England squad

Bath flanker Zach Mercer and Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith have been included as " apprentice players". When quizzed on what the uncapped duo's roles will entail, Jones light-heartedly responded: "They make the tea, they get the paper and the paper clips when you need them".


Watch Marshawn Lynch Truck Stick Some High School Kids In Practice

Watch Marshawn Lynch Truck Stick Some High School Kids In Practice

However, the Raiders newcomer will not be with his team this weekend after being suspended for making contact with a referee against the rival Kansas City Chiefs. Lynch is clearly releasing some built-up aggression after failing to win his suspension appeal, where even opposing cornerback Marcus Peters spoke on his behalf.


South Africa in control

South Africa in control

Bangladesh were bowled out for 169. Conditions: The pitch in Bloemfontein normally favours batsmen and is likely to do so today also. "It was a brilliant wicket for batting", he said. Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin.


Packers' Rodgers says he has screws in collarbone

Packers' Rodgers says he has screws in collarbone

In a preview clip, Rodgers discusses the injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the season. In a taped appearance on TBS' " Conan " that airs Thursday, Rodgers told host Conan O'Brien that doctors used "13 screws" to fix his collarbone.


Manchester City to face Leicester City in Carabao Cup fifth round

Manchester City to face Leicester City in Carabao Cup fifth round

Five-time winners Chelsea secured their place in the last eight by defeating Everton 2-1 in the fourth round, whereas Bournemouth got the better of Middlesbrough in a 3-1 victory. All ties will be played the week commencing Monday December 18. City also met Leicester away in the fifth round of this competition back in 2013, with an Edin Džeko brace helping them to a 3-1 win.


Mesut Ozil being targeted by Manchester United

Mesut Ozil being targeted by Manchester United

And Manchester Evening News reports that the midfielder is holding out for a move to one of three clubs - Manchester United , Real Madrid or Barcelona . But the report also claims that United have not made an approach for Ozil. Neither of the Spanish giants has shown any interest in signing the German so a stay in England looks likeliest with the source appearing to rule out moves to Italy and Turkey.