James Ward looks to move on from 'tough time' by causing Wimbledon upset

Congleton Guardian: James Ward launches Wimble-Bum shorts created by Direct Line to fix the discomfort experienced by those queuing for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

10:27am Saturday 25th June 2016

James Ward is relishing his chance to be Wimbledon's opening act on Monday but behind the smile will lie a grief that he is still trying to come to terms with.

Michael O'Neill urges Northern Ireland to play with passion against Wales

Congleton Guardian: Michael O'Neill is relishing a contest against a fellow home nation

7:31am Saturday 25th June 2016

Chris Coleman may want his players to ignore the fervour surrounding Wales' clash against fellow Brits Northern Ireland, but counterpart Michael O'Neill has urged his team to use the emotion to fuel their last-eight bid.

Jason Roy and Alex Hales give England upper hand in Royal London Series

Congleton Guardian: Jason Roy celebrates his century at Edgbaston

7:49am Saturday 25th June 2016

The "absolutely remarkable" spectacle served up by Jason Roy and Alex Hales in the second Royal London Series match means England can put themselves in an unbeatable position against Sri Lanka in Bristol.

England manager Roy Hodgson has fully fit squad to choose from for Iceland game

Congleton Guardian: Roy Hodgson has no injury concerns ahead of England's last-16 game against Iceland

1:52pm Saturday 25th June 2016

England head into the Euro 2016 last-16 clash against Iceland with a clean bill of health.

England bowler James Anderson set to miss first Test against Pakistan

Congleton Guardian: James Anderson has a shoulder injury

10:59am Saturday 25th June 2016

England paceman James Anderson's participation in next month's first Investec Test against Pakistan is in doubt because of a stress fracture of his right shoulder blade.

Late show from Greig Laidlaw helps Scotland to narrow victory

Congleton Guardian: Greig Laidlaw kicked four late penalties to hand Scotland victory in Tokyo

1:52pm Saturday 25th June 2016

Greig Laidlaw came off the bench to kick four late penalties as Scotland secured an undeserved 21-16 win over a gutsy Japan side in the second Test in Tokyo.

New Zealand thrash Wales in third Test to clinch series whitewash

Congleton Guardian: Beauden Barrett scored 26 points for New Zealand against Wales

11:24am Saturday 25th June 2016

Wales slumped to their heaviest defeat to New Zealand in 13 years as Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a 46-6 victory in the third Test in Dunedin.

England secure series whitewash over Australia with thrilling win in third Test

Congleton Guardian: Owen Farrell kicked 24 points for England in Sydney

1:37pm Saturday 25th June 2016

England concluded a glorious season by completing a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia with a 44-40 victory over the Wallabies 44-40 at Allianz Stadium.

Raheem Sterling given morale boost from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Congleton Guardian: Raheem Sterling, pictured, has been given a morale-boosting call from Pep Guardiola

7:31am Saturday 25th June 2016

Raheem Sterling has reportedly been handed a morale-boosting phone call from Pep Guardiola, but it looks increasingly likely Harry Kane will be the man to shoulder England's scoring burden against Iceland.

Ashley Williams says Wales will be up for the challenge against Northern Ireland

Congleton Guardian: Wales captain Ashley Williams says Gareth Bale, centre left, and company will match Northern Ireland's fight in their last-16 clash at the Euros

7:31am Saturday 25th June 2016

Ashley Williams believes Wales will show as much fight as Northern Ireland in their Euro 2016 showdown in Paris.


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