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Ben Stokes should replace Joe Root as England captain



Ben Stokes should replace Joe Root as England captain

Ben Stokes should replace Joe Root as England Test captain, says former England skipper Michael Vaughan.

Root, who captained England for five years, stepped down from the role on Friday.

Vaughan told the Test Match Special podcast that vice-captain Stokes was best placed to take over but would need support.

“I don’t see anyone else who could take the position and be guaranteed of their place in the side,” Vaughan said.

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“In Ben Stokes, you have clearly got someone who has got a smart cricket brain, he’s going to give it everything, he is certainly going to have the respect of the players around him.”

Stokes took a break from cricket in July for his mental well-being but returned to the England squad for the Ashes series.

The all-rounder has not been training after suffering pain in his left knee during England’s tour of the West Indies in March but he is hoping to make a return to county side Durham next month.

“Stokes is everything in a person and a player that you would want but he will need a lot of support around him because when you have got that all-rounder tag and they’ve got that persona that they think they can do everything,” Vaughan said.

“You need a senior core around him to give him a few pointers.

“You need to have someone say ‘listen Ben, just concentrate on what you’re really good at’ and that’s out on the field, making decisions and trying to just give us your best performance.”

The 30-year-old captained a young England side to a 3-0 ODI series victory against Pakistan last summer after a Covid outbreak caused England to name an entirely new 18-man squad.

“If he performs like we know he can he will lead the team by example,” Vaughan added.

However, cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said he had concerns about Stokes possibly succeeding Root.

“There are so few candidates that it rules out any kind of long-term appointment,” Agnew said.

“Someone like Ben Stokes could be one if he is fit enough, but I do not know if it is good for Stokes or for English cricket if he was saddled with the captaincy.

“You look back at the big characters that have captained England like Ian Botham, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff – they have all failed as captains. We all want Stokes to go out there and express himself.”

Choosing the next captain will be the first task for the new management hierarchy, with England in the process of appointing a new managing director and head coach following the departures of Ashley Giles and Chris Silverwood after the Ashes.

Root led England for a record 64 Tests and won more (27) and lost more (26) than any other man to have led the side, though only one of those victories came in the last 17 Tests.

It had been expected that any decision on his future would only be made with the new managing director and head coach in place.

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What is the most expensive BMX bike?



The most expensive BMX bike varies by location. In the United States, the most expensive BMX bike, costing $2,800, is the 2012 Redline Flight Team Carbon Pro XL.

Some FAQs about bikes

How much do bmx bikes weigh?

15 pounds and up! It depends on what the bike is made of. The bmx department stores are the heaviest in the 25lb+ range. If what you are looking for is really running bmx. A retail bmx is not a good option. They also can’t handle track conditions and are very heavy!

Can you create your own BMX bike?

Define creation. If creating for you is ordering all the parts you want and putting them together, absolutely! If building yourself is making each component and then assembling them, it is not so easy, but it is possible. The third way is to contact a company like Standard Byke Co and they will provide you with ANYTHING you could want and design it, especially for you.

How expensive are the bikes?

It depends on the quality of the bike. You can pay anywhere from $90 to $2,000. It also depends on what kind of bike as well. For example, mountain bikes and BMX bikes are generally more expensive than cruisers.

What is the best sprocket on a bmx bike?

Ordering the best size sprocket is like ordering the best size shoe: you get one that fits you, or in this case, the way you ride. Want to go faster, but can’t turn the cranks faster? Get a smaller one. Do you feel that it is difficult to move the bicycle? Get a bigger one.

What can cycling bmx do for you?

It can make you feel fit and healthy, it can give you riding friends, and it can also lead to accidents.

How do you pump on a bmx bike?

When you go up a bump, you let your legs bend so you can bring the bike closer. Then, as you descend, straighten your legs again. Get the timing right and this will really push you forward.

How much is the most expensive bike?

The bike is covered in gold and rhinestones and sells for £49,824, making it the most expensive bike in the world.

What is better a bmx bike or a dirt bike?

That’s a bit like asking if a hamburger is better than a banana split. They are different bikes, meant for slightly different uses. The bike that suits the type of use you prefer will be the best. Dirt bikes are a bit bigger so they will travel a bit faster. A BMX will be more manageable.

How is the mess on a bmx bike?

You are inadvertently a complete rider, you have 180 degrees to ride, so the rear tire is overshooting and the front isn’t, then it goes back up.? If you get disappointed on a BMX bike, you just suck. I’m an 11 year old girl and I can do a 180 and a kick and not “disaster”. A kick flip is a skateboard trick, stupid.

Can tell people bmx bike?

Of course, there can be different size BMX bikes. Of course, there is a limit to how high they can be. But I have seen people probably around 6’5 on BMX bikes and they were very good.

How to convert a bike into a bmx bike?

With great difficulty. Your typical BMX uses 20″ wheels. If you take a bike made for larger wheels and put 20″ wheels on it, the bottom bracket (the mounting point for the pedal arms) will be hung up, creating a kick hazard pedal if you pedal during a turn. Using smaller than intended wheels will also make it difficult to align your rim brakes.

Even after that, you’re still stuck with a bike that may not be stolen enough to withstand the beatings, falls, and accidents associated with BMX riding.

Is a redline 340 bmx bike lighter than most redline bmx bikes?

The RL 340, while lighter than lower-end BMX bikes, doesn’t go through the scales as quickly as the Proline Series and Flight Series bikes. However, the RL 340 is an incredibly durable bike.

Do amber bmx bikes jump bike?

They are more of a risk bike, but if you want to do more jumps, you should take a trials bike.

Are bmx bikes the best motorcycle brands?

BMX is not a brand, it is a type of bicycle. Whether or not it’s better depends on what you want to do with it.

Are opollo bmx bikes good?

Apollo bmx bikes aren’t the best, but if you’re just starting out, they’re fine. However if you are at a decent bmx level and have the money you may want to go for a wethepeople, hoffman, mongoose, archos, mafia, haro, or even make your own custom bmx.

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FIFA UFA Move to Ban Russia | FIFA UEFA




Fifa Ufa On Friday, it was confirmed by UEFA that the Champions League final scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg this season would be moved instead to Paris in response to Russia’s war of choice in Ukraine.

In the days since, with federations from Poland, Sweden, and Czechia refusing to play World Cup qualifiers and England’s FA ruling out playing Russia in any competition “for the foreseeable future,” the question was what further steps the sport’s governing bodies might take.

Today, we were given the answer as following the International Olympic Committee’s call to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from sporting events FIFA and UEFA have announced that Russia and Russian clubs will be banned from all of their competitions.

Friday’s initial decision could have an impact on Liverpool, who are up 2-0 on Inter Milan in their Champions League Round of 16 tie and, if they make it to the final, would now travel to Paris rather than Russia.


The latest news likely won’t, at least not straight away given there are no remaining Russian sides in the Champions League. However, in the Europa League Spartak Moscow are now expected to be expelled, with RB Leipzig advancing to the quarter-finals as a result.

As was the case last year when some of Europe’s richest clubs, including Liverpool, tried to found a breakaway super league only to have their efforts driven back by widespread and vociferous public outcry, this is a reminder public opinion matters.

Regimes like Vladimir Putin’s Russia have long used sport and sporting bodies as a way to project soft power, investing in clubs and competitions as a way of swaying the public’s opinion of them in a more positive direction.

Saudi Arabia, who have this season bought Newcastle United, as well as Manchester City owners Abu Dhabi, are similarly invested in sport as an instrument of soft power—and doing so while the Saudis and UAE are engaged in a bombing campaign in Yemen that deserves more of the world’s attention.

Meanwhile, the World Cup Russia now know they won’t be at has seen the country hosting it accused of a myriad of human rights abuses related to, amongst other things, abuses of the migrant labour building the infrastructure for the World Cup.

Sports governing bodies have rightly acted to punish Russia’s unconscionable behaviour, but historically they have been more than happy to take the money of some of the world’s worst people in exchange for allowing dictators and oligarchs to use the sport to their own ends.

The most optimistic reading of the current situation is might be that it will prove a tipping point, that along with the reaction to the super league last year the public may begin to embrace the power for good they collectively have. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

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League of Ireland Football Team | Six Nations



League of Ireland Football Team

League of Ireland Football Team The Ulster captain has returned home to isolate after producing the positive result during routine testing as the squad assembled again on Monday night.

Hendersons withdrawal came as Ireland captain Johnny Sexton confirmed he has recovered from injury.

The fly-half is now set to face the Italians at the Aviva Stadium.

British and Irish Lion Henderson, 30, missed Ireland’s opening Six Nations win over Wales with an ankle injury before returning from the bench in the defeat to France.

Head coach Andy Farrell selected Tadhg Beirne to partner James Ryan in the second row for each of those games.

League of Ireland Football Team

The Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed Henderson’s absence with Covid as it said in a statement: “The positive result has since been confirmed.


is well and has left Ireland camp to complete his period of isolation at home. There are no other positive results within the group and the squad will continue to test across the week.

The return of Sexton will boost Ireland, having missed the 30-24 loss in France after injuring his hamstring in training during the build-up to the game.

However, the 36-year-old has trained fully at the end of last week and for the past two days.

Joey Carbery deputised for Sexton in what was Farrell’s only change from the team that secured the impressive home victory over Wales.

Prop Tom O’Toole also left the Ireland camp this week due to a hamstring strain, while Leinster backs James Lowe and Jimmy OBrien have linked up with the squad for the Italy match.

While Ireland have won one and lost one of their opening matches in the competition, Italy will arrive in Dublin having suffered defeats to France and England.

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