TICKETS for the IT20 International between England and Australia at Emirates Riverside in July 2020 have sold out.

With England winning the World Cup and Durham's Ben Stokes producing memorable moments throughout the summer, demand for tickets has been high.

Durham say all tickets for the fixture were bought prior to the opening of today's national general sale date.

Durham Cricket marketing director David Jackson, said “We have been delighted by the response to the game which shows cricket is as popular as ever in the region.

"The sell out comes on the back of record crowds at this summer’s T20 Blast games at the ground and three sell out World Cup games.

"We are working with our seating provider to install additional seats and hope to have these on sale soon so that as many people as possible can come to the game.”

TENNIS: Heather Watson pulled off her best win for more than two years in superb style to reach the quarter-finals of the Tianjin Open.

The British number two had not beaten a top-50 player since January 2018 but lost just three games against 22nd-ranked Wang Qiang in a 6-3 6-0 victory.

It is Watson's best victory since she defeated then world number 19 Anastasija Sevastova at Wimbledon in 2017.

In the last eight, the 27-year-old will face Poland's Magda Linette, where another win would be enough to propel her back into the top 100.

Novak Djokovic is on course to defend his Shanghai Masters title after beating John Isner 7-5 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

Djokovic, who won the Japan Open last week, maintained his fine form after a straight-sets win against Denis Shapovalov in the previous round to dispatch big-serving 16th seed Isner in 75 minutes.

BOXING: WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr is in intensive care following a car crash in Dallas.

A statement from Dallas Police Department said that Spence, driving a Ferrari and not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle when it "flipped multiple times" in the early hours of Thursday morning.


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