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It is November 2017 in Woolongabba, Brisbane in the tough, hot and fiery Australian state of Queensland.

Layth Yousif visits the Arsenal Hub to meet an inspiring set of people taking part in wonderful work under the banner of the club.

Tracey Neville’s England won Commonwealth Games gold with a last-gasp win over world champions Australia which was reminiscent of her brothers’ Champions League win 19 years ago.

England’s men followed in the footsteps of the women’s team by beating India to claim bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

That England could lose the final by 44 points to Australia and emerge from their post-game huddle with beaming smiles said everything about their silver medal in the Commonwealth Games women’s basketball.

Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif met up with the highly-rated Ben Sheaf, who is impressing on loan at Stevenage. Read on for his in-depth feature on the talented midifielder.

England’s women will have a shot at netball gold at the Commonwealth Games for the first time after a thrilling semi-final win over Jamaica on the Gold Coast.

England’s men and women sprinted to 4x100m relay golds at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women will play for Commonwealth Games gold in the basketball competition after they outplayed Canada in a 65-53 semi-final win on the Gold Coast.

England’s hockey men were left to battle for bronze after being edged out by hosts Australia in their semi-final at the Commonwealth Games.

Three memories. A trio of insights into character as much as talent. It is 2011 – the last time Middlesex’s County Cricket Club’s won promotion – and a Sydney-born Australian with an English mother and a British passport is batting with Andrew Strauss at Lord’s.

Dina Asher-Smith was delighted to win bronze in the women’s 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women face a battle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Saturday after suffering penalty shuffles heartbreak in their semi-final.

England’s Dina Asher-Smith won bronze in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, with former UEL student Bianca Williams in seventh place.

England’s men face a tough semi-final against hosts Australia at the Commonwealth Games after suffering a last-gasp defeat in their final group game.

London table-tennis star Tin-Tin Ho had more success on day seven of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

There were mixed fortunes for England sprinters in the women’s 200m semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s hockey men came from two goals down at half-time to beat Wales and book a place in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Woodford Green’s Mark Dry won bronze in the hammer for Scotland on the opening afternoon of athletics action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

England’s men and women both celebrated wins in their latest matches at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Former UEL student Aimee Willmott was one of two English underdogs with Scottish ties to shock favourites from Scotland and take Commonwealth Games gold on Thursday.

England’s Adam Gemili is ready to return as a solo star at the Commonwealth Games.

When you win a medal at the World Championships on your home track, you would think that would signal a successful summer – but not for Newham & Essex Beagles’ Rabah Yousif.

Romford Town Swimming Club’s David Ebanks is competing at his second Commonwealth Games – for the Cayman Islands.

BA coach Vear excited by England role

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Barking Abbey does not only have three former players involved with the England men and women’s basketball teams at the Commonwealth Games, but one of their current coaches too, writes Lee Power.

When it comes to netball, the Commonwealth Games really is the sport’s Olympics and former Barking Abbey Academy pupil Kadeen Corbin is going for gold.

Havering’s Emily Defroand says England’s women want a medal at the Commonwealth Games, but knows they have to focus on each step of their journey.

Tin-Tin Ho is competing in her second Commonwealth Games at the tender age of 19.

Commonwealth Games Federation boss David Grevemberg believes the event has never been more ‘relevant’ than it is now – because it has finally stopped trying to be a mini Olympics.

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan is prepared to believe Australia’s bowlers were unaware of Steve Smith’s ball-tampering plot in South Africa.

A 28-point haul from Brandon Peel saw the London Lions bounce back from defeat against Glasgow in style, demolishing local rivals the Surrey Scorchers at the Copper Box.

Various members of the Tottenham Hotspur squad have jetted off in recent days to represent their countries

Dawid Malan has revealed England are searching for ways to cut Billy Stanlake, Australia’s 6ft 8in paceman, down to size.

In an article from our ‘Year In Sport’ pullout, the next 12 months for Eddie Jones’ men are previewed

England’s failure to capitalise on opportunities in key moments of the Ashes resulted in their 4-0 loss to a “far better” Australia side, Jimmy Anderson admitted after the series drew to a close in Sydney.

The Ashes: Australia 4 England 0

Monday, January 8, 2018

Joe Root’s bravery was in vain as England slid to an innings & 123-run defeat in the final Test to complete their miserable Ashes campaign as 4-0 losers.

Joe Root’s last stand was all that feasibly stood between England and 4-0 Ashes embarrassment as they diced with a landslide innings defeat at the SCG.

Outclassed England finished Sydney’s pink Test day red in the face from thankless toil and surely a touch of embarrassment too over a looming 4-0 Ashes endgame.

England endured a frustrating second day of the final Ashes Test as Usman Khawaja eased Australia into an advantageous position at the SCG.

Dawid Malan admits he was surprised to see Jonny Bairstow come out to bat in the closing stages as Australia grabbed two late wickets to spoil England’s foothold in the fifth Ashes Test.

There was something about the way Alastair Cook celebrated his magnificent double-century in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne that epitomised his character.

The Ashes: England draw on positives

Saturday, December 30, 2017

England yet again had no answer to Steve Smith as the Australia captain took his Ashes tally to 604 runs this winter with his third century to close out a predictable stalemate at the MCG.

England head coach Trevor Bayliss revealed his side are not under any investigation over allegations of ball-tampering and believes the claims are another example of “Pommie-bashing” in Australia.

Alastair Cook admitted to being “embarrassed” by his Ashes showing before a record-breaking double-century which kept England in control of the fourth Test at the MCG.

Alastair Cook’s record-breaking double-century kept England in control of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG.

The Ashes: Cook at his best says Broad

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Stuart Broad hopes Alastair Cook can turn his first Ashes century in six years into a major score and help England take complete control of the fourth Test.

The Ashes: Cook century lifts England

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Alastair Cook completed his century in the last over at the MCG as he and Stuart Broad belatedly kickstarted their Ashes campaigns to put Australia under pressure at last.

The Ashes: Warner ton puts Aussies on top

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

England’s tenacity brought scant reward as centurion David Warner and his Australia captain Steve Smith carried the opening day of the fourth Test.

It’s time for our Arsenal fan Q&A. This week we have a loyal Gooner from down under Micky Brock. Read on Micky’s passionate interview as he shares his favourite player (George Armstrong), scrapes at West Brom, his dear old dad giving him a love of The Arsenal by sharing tales of our 1930s stars and much, much more.

England have lost the Ashes before Christmas despite Dawid Malan’s late, lone-hand resilience and a controversial three-hour delay after overnight rain got underneath the WACA’s leaky covers.

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