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Technology allows us to appreciate Liverpool and Stokes winning in style | Andrew Anthony

Purists are overcoming the pragmatists because with the world watching it’s not just what you do, it’s the way that you do itWhen the history comes to be written of this football season, there will be two stories that dominate. The first, barring some …

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Ben Stokes escapes ban over ‘audible obscenity’ after row with supporter

• Stokes in altercation with fan on Friday in Johannesburg• England batsman fined 15% of match fee by ICC refereeBen Stokes has escaped a ban for swearing at a supporter on the opening day of the fourth Test against South Africa, after accepting a leve…

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Ben Stokes facing disciplinary action after foul-mouthed altercation with fan

• England player used the language after he was dismissed• Sports Personality of Year overheard on TV camerasEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes could face disciplinary action after he was involved in a foul-mouthed altercation with a fan on the first day o…

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Ollie Pope hailed as ‘phenomenal’ by Ben Stokes after maiden Test ton

• ‘It was a pretty special moment,’ says Pope after unbeaten 135• England in charge after day two of third Test in South AfricaBen Stokes hailed the “phenomenal” talent of Ollie Pope after the 22-year-old’s maiden Test century put England in complete c…

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Ben Stokes dedicates England heroics against South Africa to stricken father

• England all-rounder: ‘Hopefully I’ve made him proud’• Stokes told Joe Root he was bowling until England wonBen Stokes has dedicated his match-winning performance in the second Test against South Africa to his stricken father, who kept tabs on England…

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Joe Root thrilled with ‘golden nugget’ Ben Stokes after match-winning spell

• Stokes takes three for one from 2.2 overs to secure thrilling win• England captain describes all-rounder as a ‘born match-winner’Joe Root hailed Ben Stokes as a born match-winner and “golden nugget” after the all-rounder bowled England to their first…

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Ben Stokes strikes again as England beat South Africa to level series

• England 269 & 391-8 dec; SA 223 & 248 – England win by 189 runs• Ben Stokes takes last three wickets to wrap up second TestBen Stokes had a very satisfactory 2019. Well, 2020 has not started too badly either. With the shadows lengthening unde…

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Stokes’s brutal second Test batting cameo lays down marker for 2020 | Chris Stocks

Forget the Hundred, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year pulverised South Africa’s bowlers in Cape TownBen Stokes missed the start of this tour to make sure he could pick up the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award in person after a stellar 201…

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Stokes’s brutal second Test batting cameo lays down marker for 2020 | Chris Stocks

Forget the Hundred, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year pulverised South Africa’s bowlers in Cape TownBen Stokes missed the start of this tour to make sure he could pick up the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award in person after a stellar 201…

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The Spin | The Hundred will be hangover to cricket year that took the biscuit

Stokes’s Headingley miracle and the World Cup final super over were special but 2019 is likely to be as good as it gets for a whileThere’s something missing from the England and Wales Cricket Board’s financial statements, a hole in between all the inta…

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The Spin | The Hundred will be hangover to cricket year that took the biscuit

Stokes’s Headingley miracle and the World Cup final super over were special but 2019 is likely to be as good as it gets for a whileThere’s something missing from the England and Wales Cricket Board’s financial statements, a hole in between all the inta…

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England’s cricketers and exceptional women in sport honoured

Ben Stokes recognised with an OBE while England midfielder Jill Scott receives an MBE The victorious England World Cup cricket team and the exceptional contribution of a number of women in sport were recognised in the honours.A number of the squad who …

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Ben Stokes resumes training for Test but illness worries mount for England

• Condition of Stokes’ father has improved in intensive care• Leach, Woakes and Pope unable to train before South Africa TestEngland’s preparations for the Test series continue to be nightmarish. The grimmest news came on Christmas Eve when it was anno…

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Ben Stokes’ father in critical condition in Johannesburg

Former rugby league player Ged Stokes has ‘serious illness’Stokes to miss England training session before Boxing Day TestBen Stokes’ father Ged is in “a critical condition” in a Johannesburg hospital, with the England all-rounder at his bedside. The En…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Stokes in the Long Room

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery“Miracle”, “masterclass”, “sensational”, “heroic”. Google “Ben Sto…

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Ben Stokes looks back on ‘dream’ year after cricket sweeps Spoty awards

• Stokes thanks England teammates for helping him through trial• Eoin Morgan calls on cricket to use platform for growthBen Stokes described himself as the “boy in the bubble” as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year thanked his teammates and the spor…

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Ben Stokes’s Spoty crown is a triumph for that silly little game of cricket | Jonathan Liew

Coming 14 years after Andrew Flintoff in 2005, Ben Stokes’s coronation felt like a vindication. But of what, exactly?No sooner had the polls closed than the recriminations could begin. Horror and dismay at Katarina Johnson?Thompson HQ. Rumours Dina Ash…

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England cricketer Ben Stokes wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

• Stokes honoured for World Cup win and Ashes heroics• Super over victory over New Zealand named moment of yearBen Stokes has become the first cricketer since Andrew Flintoff in 2005 to be named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year after helping Englan…

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England cricketer Ben Stokes wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

• Stokes honoured for World Cup win and Ashes heroics• Super over victory over New Zealand named moment of yearBen Stokes has become the first cricketer since Andrew Flintoff in 2005 to be named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year after helping Englan…

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Sports Personality of the Year: our writers on the six contenders

Ben Stokes produced two match-winning innings but Dina Asher-Smith made history and Lewis Hamilton got title No 6Stride by stride, second by second, Dina Asher-Smith had a 2019 for the ages. To win one world athletics medal would have been staggering e…