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England coach Andy Flower and England captain Alastair Cook say they are determined to win the current Ashes series, having retained the urn. England keep the Ashes heading into the Australian series this winter, as they can’t lose being 2-0 up with only two Test matches left to play.

Meanwhile Australian captain Michael Clarke firmly believes that his side can draw the current series 2-2.

“If we can level the series we will take a lot of confidence back to Australia. I'm confident if we play the type of cricket that we have through the four days here that we will give it a real good shake,” said Clarke.

Former Manchester United star Paul Ince says Wayne Rooney may need to force a move away from the club if he really wants to leave.

“If Wayne wants to go, then it is up to him to force that issue. But Wayne has not said he wants to go or wants to stay; it would be nice to know what Wayne Rooney wants,” said the Blackpool boss.

Newcastle United have signed striker Loic Remy on a season long loan deal from Queens Park Rangers. Remy snubbed Newcastle to originally join QPR but has done a U-turn moving to the North East to retain his status as a Premier League player. It’s unclear whether Newcastle will have the option to make the move permanent.

Andy Murray says he will give himself the best possible chance of retaining his US Open title. Murray returns to competitive action this week at the Rogers Cup in Canada, as he prepares for the American hard court season. He currently holds two of the four Grand Slam titles.

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