Sports shorts: Second Ashes Test hit by rain, Ruiz Jr denies Saudi fight, Uefa Super Cup

Joe Root waits for the rain to clear at Lord's


England captain Joe Root waits for the rain to clear at Lord’s


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Joe Root waits for the rain to clear at Lord’s

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on Wednesday 14 August

Daily Briefing

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 10:49am

1. Chelsea keen on Super Cup

Liverpool face Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul this evening, with Blues boss Frank Lampard bullish about his side’s chances, despite their 4-0 defeat to Man United on the opening day of the season. “It means something to us as a club because it is another trophy,” Lampard said. “For me, it would be a really nice start personally, but more than that it would be a really good feeling for the players with the season coming up to show that we can compete with Liverpool.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Chelsea would pose a threat: “They are really strong and young and fresh and everything is exciting.”

2. Second Test hit by rain

The first day of the second Ashes Test has been affected by rain. The start was delayed by wet weather and there were more showers forecast throughout the day. England are to give fast bowler Jofra Archer a debut as they seek to bounce back from defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston, where Australian batsman Steve Smith inspired his side with two centuries.

3. Celtic out of Champions League

Celtic were embarrassingly bundled out of the Champions League as they conceded four goals to Romanian side Cluj at Parkhead, much the fury of their fans. The visitors won 4-3 on the night at 5-4 on aggregate after what the Daily Telegraph calls a “sensational” game. Neil Lennon’s side went 1-0 down before scoring twice, only to be pegged …read more

Source:: The Week – All news


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