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Morgan replaces Cook as England One-Day captain

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alistair Cook as England one-day cricket captain.

Eoin Morgan has replaced Alastair Cook as England One-Day captain with immediate effect Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The ECB announced the new captaincy today saying the appointment would take place with immediate effect.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “We spent a considerable time yesterday discussing the make up of a squad that gives England the best possible chance of success at the World Cup which begins in less than two months.

"Having reviewed the recent series against Sri Lanka we came to the conclusion that there was no place for Alastair Cook amongst our strongest 15 one-day players and therefore recommended Eoin Morgan be appointed One-Day captain.”

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Olympics star Michael Phelps avoids jail for drink driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has been given a one-year suspended jail sentence for drink driving.

Phelps was caught driving at 84mph (135kph) in a 45mph zone (72kph) and crossing lanes illegally while nearly twice the legal limit in September. It was his second arrest for drunken driving.

Michael Phelps told reporters he would 'continue to grow from this' after admitting to the judge he had made a 'bad mistake'.

The 18-time Olympic gold medallist also received 18 months of supervised probation after admitting the offence.

Phelps said he underwent a 45-day rehab programme after his arrest and has pledged to continue to receive care while also attending Alcoholics Anonymous.

Cook to be removed as England one-day captain

Alastair Cook has struggled in the shorter game. Credit: PA

Alastair Cook is to relieved of his duties as England one-day captain after a poor run of personal and team form, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The opener is set to be replaced with Eoin Morgan, when a 15-man squad is named on Saturday for an upcoming series in Australia ahead of the World Cup in February.

England selectors made the decision after a meeting at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Essex batsman Cook will continue in his role as Test captain.

The ECB are yet to confirm Cook's departure.

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Platini: Fifa credibility at stake over report

Michel Platini is hoping for a successful outcome. Credit: PA

Uefa president Michel Platini says the credibility of Fifa depends on the report in the World Cup bidding process.

Platini, who has been frequently critical of Sepp Blatter, was speaking after Fifa announced they would release Michael Garcia's findings.

"This is a step in right direction. Let us hope that the (corruption) report can now be published as quickly as possible. The credibility of Fifa depends on it," Platini told the media on Friday.

Ex-Liverpool boss Dalglish describes Hillsborough 'mayhem'

Kenny Dalglish wore a '96' badge to the inquest. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has finished giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquiry.

Dalglish, 63, was questioned for two hours at Warrington Coroners Court about the tragedy that saw 96 Liverpool fans died.

The Scot described the situation at the ground as 'mayhem' during the questioning.

"It was mayhem. Nobody knew what was going on. There were stories coming from every angle," Daglish told the jury.

Blatter: The Fifa crisis stops today

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will turn round the organisation following a period of 'crisis'.

Blatter, who intends to stand for the presidency for a fifth time, was speaking after it was announced Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process would be published.

Sepp Blatter wants to end the crisis. Credit: PA

Blatter told journalists: "It's not the first time we have been in a critical situation. We will fight. But we need your help, you are making public opinion.

"We have been in a crisis, but today the crisis stopped. I will bring back FIFA. But not alone. I need my Exco & the FIFA family."

Blatter: World Cups will not be revoked

Sepp Blatter will have the report published. Credit: PA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be hosted by Russia and Qatar, as intended

Blatter said "external legal experts" supported the view that "there are no legal grounds" to revoke the controversial vote in 2010 to award the World Cups to the respective nations.

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