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England lead by 252 runs

England lead by 252 runs

South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has been hospitalised with a suspected viral infection, thus adding to the Proteas' woes in the ongoing third Test of the four-match series against England at The Oval. Stokes came within a whisker of producing one of the catches of the year low to his left in the gully, but was just unable to keep hold of a powerful Bavuma edge.


Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks pitcher, hit in head by 108 miles per hour line drive

Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks pitcher, hit in head by 108 miles per hour line drive

Ray issued a statement via his Twitter account thanking fans for their support and saying that he's feeling much better. The ball speed coming off the bat was reportedly 108-mph which is horrifying just to think about. Ray's teammates quickly ran to his side. Ray was immediately tended to on the field and was taken off on a cart. The 25-year-old entered Friday's game with a 3.15 ERA and 149 strikeouts, the fourth-most total in the majors.


Marouane Fellaini on the brink of leaving Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini on the brink of leaving Manchester United

Nemanja Matic is close to joining from Chelsea , which would allow Fellaini to move on. That said, sporting director Cenk Ergun has confirmed that the wheels were in motion for the transfer, noting: " There will be surprises, we are in talks with Fellaini ".



South Africa 18-1 against England in 3rd Test

The diminutive Bavuma had a reprieve on 40 when an edged drive off Stuart Broad flew low to gully where a diving Stokes could not hold what would have been a stunning catch. But Bavuma was out soon afterwards, with Roland-Jones leading England off the field. Electing to bat, England captain Joe Root gave his predecessor Cook the chance to impress again in the landmark Test at the south London venue which has become one of the cricket's most historic grounds over 137 years.


South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval

South Africa get first breakthrough of the morning at the Oval

The ninth-wicket duo took a partnership worth 12 overnight to 47 before Morkel edged James Anderson to Alastair Cook at first slip. Vernon Philander was pronounced fit to come in down at number 11 against England , having recovered from a stomach upset which left him on an intravenous drip in hospital the previous evening.


'Don't be worried': Mauricio Pochettino assures Tottenham fans on transfer activity

'Don't be worried': Mauricio Pochettino assures Tottenham fans on transfer activity

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants rival Premier League managers to show some respect after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte questioned the North London side's ambition ahead of the new season. Speculation suggests that the England global is open to a move to the Red Devils and that United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting him to be his holding midfielder.