Rafael Nadal lived up to his billing with victory in the first of this year’s US Open night sessions reports BBC Sport
Nadal, seeded eighth, saw off 18-year-old Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to win the 200m and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing reports BBC Sport
Defending champion Bolt, 29, won in 19.55 seconds, with American Gatlin taking silver in 19.74 in a repeat of Sunday’s 100m final
Ferrari have decided to retain Kimi Raikkonen as Sebastian Vettel’s team-mate for the 2016 Formula 1 season reports BBC Sport
The team had been considering whether to drop the 2007 world champion following concerns about his form and had explored other driver options.
But on Wednesday Ferrari said they had renewed their “technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen”.
It means Valtteri Bottas, who had been of interest to Ferrari, is likely to stay with Williams.
Centre Sam Burgess should be included in England’s Rugby World Cup squad, says Mike Ford, his coach at Bath reports Sam Burgess image below (along with many more) is available as a full size poster from TotalPoster now!!!
Jamie Murray beat brother Andy in their first senior competitive meeting, teaming up with John Peers to win the men’s doubles second round at the Rogers Cup reports BBC Sport
Jamie, the 2007 Wimbledon mixed doubles champion, said: “It’s weird to not get really pumped up when you play and every time you look down the other side of the net, that’s your brother there.
England’s Ashes win is tinged with anger because of past criticisms, according to selector Angus Fraser reports BBC Sport
Captain Alastair Cook faced repeated calls to resign last summer, while, in March, Geoffrey Boycott said national selector James Whitaker should also go. In addition, cricket director Andrew Strauss was derided for not ending Kevin Pietersen’s international exile.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, former England pace bowler Fraser added: “There’s a bit of anger.
“But there is also huge satisfaction. I’m delighted for Cook and Strauss, who took a lot of stick for the decisions he made.”
Stuart Broad produced bowling that will still be talked about in 50 years to sink Australia to their knees and put England on the brink of regaining the Ashes reports BBC Sport
The key question coming into the fourth Ashes Test was who would stand up to lead England’s attack in the absence of James Anderson.
Jonathan Agnew never doubted that Broad would deliver.
“He’s a very competitive player and I always felt the responsibility would do him good. But that’s not to say I expected him to take eight wickets for 15 runs”.
England bowler Stuart Broad has backed Durham seamer Mark Wood to replace the injured James Anderson for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge reports BBC Sport
Wood, 25, played in the first two Tests but suffered an ankle injury and was replaced by Steven Finn at Edgbaston.
England’s James Anderson says he “can bowl better” despite taking his best-ever Ashes figures of 6-47 on the first day of the third Test reports BBC Sport
The 32-year-old took four Australian wickets in 19 balls as the tourists were skittled out for 136 at Edgbaston.
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari will try to “make the impossible possible” and beat Mercedes to the Formula 1 title reports BBC Sport
The German is 42 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton after his second win of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix.