The Five Pointer: Under fire Root finds Ashes ally, Kompany lauds van Dijk, Messi unhappy with Barca

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Despite failing to win the Ashes, England captain Joe Root has received the backing of his rival captain Tim Paine as the final Test gets underway.

Speaking ahead of his testimonial match at the Etihad stadium, Vincent Kompany revealed who he believes is the Premier League’s best centre back.

The USA men’s basketball team suffered a huge World Cup shock to end an incredible 13-year winning streak.

NFL week two kicks off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travelling to the Bank of America stadium to take on the Carolina Panthers, with both teams looking to bounce back from opening day defeats.

Lionel Messi breaks his silence on Barcelona’s failed bid to reunite him with former teammate Neymar this summer.

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