Ireland’s John Mooney: his thoughts from his Facebook page is the December blog for aware.ie. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland international cricketer John Mooney admitted earlier this year he has been suffering from depression throughout his career. Diagnosed t(...)

Michael Cheika of Australia: “I just want his family back home to know that we care.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia head coach Michael Cheika wants the family of Phil Hughes to know that his team care and are touched by the cricketer’s tragic passing. (...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

Australian cricketer  Phil Hughes celebrates reaching a century during the one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in this January 11th, 2013 file photo. Hughes has died two days after he was struck in the head by a ball during a game in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Files/Reuters. 2:09

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a ball. The impact of the hit led to a “c(...)

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in intensive care and on life support in an induced coma after being struck on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. Photograph: Nick Potts/Pa

Cricket helmet manufacturers are doing all they can to prevent head injuries in the sport, according to a former player who now works as a leading (...)

England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook (right) run between  wickets during day two of the Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Darren Lehmann cut a solitary figure late in the afternoon at Lord’s. The dressing- room balcony doors were shut, and he sat outside on his own on a b(...)

Australia’s number 11 batsman Ashton Agar  hits out on his way to 98 during day two of the first Ashes Test against Australia  at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Australia’s 19-year-old debutant number 11 Ashton Agar transformed the first Ashes Test as he and Phil Hughes rewrote the record books in an astoundin(...)

Australia’s Peter Siddle  celebrates after the dismissal of England’s Matt Prior during the first Ashes cricket Test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

What a day. Exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure - and that just for those watching - England and Australia slugged it out on a day that had b(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke at  a news conference before today’s first Ashes cricket Test match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

This could be a closer contest than many people with their whitewashes clearly believe. Some of the talk has been bombastic. Michael Clarke’s side may(...)