Sturridge ruled out
Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine tomorrow after failing to recover from a thigh injury.
It leaves England without their three leading strikers - the injured Wayne Rooney, suspended Danny Welbeck, and Sturridge - for a match that will be crucial in determining which team finishes top of Group H and automatically qualifies for next summer's finals in Brazil.
Sturridge missed the 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday and returned to Liverpool for treatment on an injury that had been affecting him for more than a week. England coach Roy Hodgson will not be calling up any replacements, meaning he is likely to start with Rickie Lambert up front in Kiev. Rooney is out after sustaining a deep cut to his forehead.
England tops the group, a point ahead of Ukraine, with three matches left.
T&T sweep T20s
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):
Trinidad and Tobago defeated the Windward Islands by seven wickets on Saturday to make a clean sweep of the two-match Twenty20 series at the Windsor Park Stadium this weekend.
Batting first, the Windwards made 138 for five with a second-wicket partnership of 76 between Johnson Charles (51) and André Fletcher (28). Kavem Hodge also contributed with an unbeaten 39 from 30 balls, while Sherwin Ganga bagged two for 34, bowling for Trinidad and Tobago.
In reply, openers Evin Lewis (44) and Adrian Barath (29) provided a good start for the Trinidadians on their way to victory. Unbeaten knocks from Denesh Ramdin (29) and Jason Mohammed (14) saw Trinidad and Tobago reach 139 for three from 14.5 overs.
The Trinidadians won the first match by five runs on Friday after the Windwards reached 148 in reply to the visitors' 152 for three. Trinidad and Tobago are preparing for the Champions League T20 in India, which starts on September 17.
Burns retains title
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP):
Ricky Burns withstood a broken jaw and being knocked down by Mexican challenger Raymundo Beltran to keep his WBO lightweight title after a controversial draw on Saturday night.
Burns never looked like he was winning his fourth defence of the lightly regarded title and even he and his hometown fans were surprised when the result was announced. One judge gave it to Burns 115-112, another ruled Beltran won by 115-113, and the last scored it 114-114.
The more aggressive Beltran dislocated Burns' jaw in the second round and floored the Scot with a left hook in the eighth. The first draw in the pro career of each fighter left their records at 36-2-1 for Burns and 28-6-1 for Beltran.