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Moores: 'Pietersen fell out with me, not vice versa'

Peter Moores, the reappointed coach of the England cricket team, has clarified his pivotal disagreement with batsman Kevin Pietersen, saying "I never fell out with Kevin, Kevin fell out with me".

Mr Moores stood down as coach in late 2012 after a very public falling out with Mr Pietersen, who had become a controversial member of the England team.

Mr Moores fills the role vacated by Andy Flower in January, who coached England through a 5-0 series Ashes whitewash loss in Australia over Christmas.

Read: Moores - 'Great to be back' as England cricket coach

Moores: 'Great to be back' as England cricket coach

The new coach of England's cricket team said "it's great to be back" at the helm after being formally reappointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Peter Moores has been reappointed as England's cricket coach
Peter Moores has been reappointed as England's cricket coach Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Mr Moores originally held the post from February 2009 to November 2012, but stepped down after a public falling out with batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Mr Moores replaces Andy Flower, who initially saw success in the Ashes against Australia, but crashed out to a whitewash 5-0 series loss over Christmas and stepped down as coach in January.

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Peter Moores 'set for return' as England head coach

Peter Moores is set for a dramatic return as England head coach and will be unveiled on Saturday morning, according to Press Association Sport.

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores. Credit: PA

Andy Flower's replacement will be announced by Paul Downton, managing director of England cricket, at Lord's and it is understood that Moores is the chosen candidate.

The 51-year-old Lancashire coach previously held the job between 2007 and 2009, but was dismissed after disappointing on-field results and a damaging personality clash with then captain Kevin Pietersen, who was also deposed.

West Ham player's tattoo tribute to Dylan Tombides

West Ham player George Moncur has offered a tattoo tribute to his team mate Dylan Tombides, who died today of testicular cancer.

Moncur, who is currently on loan at Scottish team Partick Thistle, described 20-year-old Tombides as his "best mate".

Samuel L Jackson tweets on West Ham player's death

Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson has offered his condolences to the family of West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides, who has died from testicular cancer.

The actor posted a picture of him meeting Mr Tombides at a cancer awareness event in November last year.

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British tennis player Laura Robson to miss Wimbledon

Britain's number one female tennis player Laura Robson has announced she will miss this year's championships at Wimbledon because she is due to have surgery on her wrist.

Laura Robson is set to miss the French Open and Wimbledon
Laura Robson is set to miss the French Open and Wimbledon Credit: Jon Buckle/Jon Buckle Photography/Press Association Images

She wrote on her Facebook page: "I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the world, Dr Richard Berger.

"Dr Berger is very confident that I will be able to return to the tennis court pain free before you even have time to miss me.

"Although sadly, I will have to miss the French Open and Wimbledon."

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Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

In a statement issued by organisers of the marathon, Robert Berry's family said they were overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages and contributions to the National Osteoporosis Society, adding:

We are devastated and shocked by the events of Sunday and cannot believe that he is no longer with us to share in our lives and laughter.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and work colleagues – a fun-loving and caring person, respected, loyal and very much loved by us all.

He was a loving husband to Gwen and an amazing father to his two children and will remain forever in their hearts.

Rob was a loyal and loving son to Alan and Ann and a fantastic, caring brother to his younger sister Janet who always looked up to him.

Rob will be a great loss to our family.

Read: Donations surge for London Marathon runner who died

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