The Ashes

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Ashley Giles the man to lead England back from the Ashes

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Michael Vaughan When a young player is given an opportunity in the England side, selectors look to see how they handle the pressure of international cricket, deal with the media spotlight and whether they can...

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Rene Farrell's rise from the Ashes

ACT Meteors' Rene Farrell.

Lee Gaskin Rene Farrell credits her move to Canberra as aiding her international renaissance.

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Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

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Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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How a miracle rose from the Ashes

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Greg Baum The impossible Australia had accomplished immediately, in Brisbane and Adelaide. Disconcertingly, the miracle took a little longer.

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Australia wins the Ashes: This is their moment ... this is their day to savour

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates with Chris Rogers after the

Malcolm Knox Like sons of famous fathers, this generation of Australian cricketers has had to live in the shadow of those who went before. It hasn't been easy.

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Australia wins the Ashes

Australia crush England in the the 3rd Test at the WACA in Perth to win back the Ashes and send sporting fans around the country into raptures.

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Test captain Michael Clarke thought he would be dropped as captain if his team lost the Ashes in Australia

Michael Clarke

Malcolm Knox Even with all his positive thinking, the realist in Michael Clarke wondered about the consequences of another series loss.

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The Ashes: SCG set to undergo $100m upgrade

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu The fifth Test heralds the opening of the brand-spanking new Noble and Bradman stands but The Tonk can reveal the next stage of the SCG redevelopment is already well and truly in the works.

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Michael Clarke would love Australia to play the same team all the way through the Ashes campaign

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke says it would be 'extremely romantic' if Australia was to field the same line-up from start to finish of an unforgettable Ashes campaign.

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England's 'Indian' summer plan cost it the Ashes in Australia

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Malcolm Knox By reverting to defensive plans, England's leadership betrayed a lack of belief in its stars.

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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The Ashes: Australian player ratings

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Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers (463 runs at 46.3, 2 centuries) No longer a one Test wonder but a dual century maker in an Ashes-winning team. Leading runscorer across home and away series from either side. 8/10

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The Ashes: Justin Hemmes treats Australian team to ritzy victory party

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have closed out the Test portion of the summer by partying in style.

Women's cricket launches multi-format series for the Ashes

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Melinda Farrell The format for the women's Ashes could be the forerunner to a revolution in how series are decided across both the men's and women's games, according to Australian cricketing legend Belinda Clark.

Updated snickometer may just miss the Ashes

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Chris Barrett Real-time snickometer, soon to be the newest gadget at the disposal of television umpires, is unlikely to be introduced to DRS in time for Ashes, says CA CEO.

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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

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Rogers' 88 points to high hopes for the Ashes

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Jesse Hogan Chris Rogers benefits from some fine preparation for the Ashes against NSW.

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Fairfax Radio joins the Ashes cricket fray early

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Matt Murnane Competition on the airwaves for a share of the cricket audience will begin sooner than first thought, with Fairfax Radio Network now set to broadcast the third Ashes Test in Perth.

England leave nothing to chance as Andy Flower and Alastair Cook plan for the Ashes

Andrew Wu IT is mid-September and Andy Flower and England's managing director Hugh Morris have a dinner date with the wives and girlfriends of England's players.

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The Ashes: Kevin Pietersen's knee, rain trouble England

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field as rain stops play during day four of the tour match between Australia A and England at Blundstone Arena on November 9, 2013 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen is downplaying the seriousness of the knee problem that has him in doubt for the first Test, as England's meticulous Ashes preparation continues to be foiled by injuries and bad...