Knight the ‘best in the world’ – Brunt

Including her current innings, Knight averages 46.77 in nine Tests Heather Knight is the best Test batter in the world said team-mate Katherine Brunt after the England captain’s superb Ashes century in Canberra. Knight’s 127 not out rescued her side on day two of the one-off Test and dragged them to 235-8 at the close. … Read more

Burkina Faso coup: New leader Damiba gives first speech

The first speech of Burkina Faso’s new military leader was followed by millions. Many saw parallels with the country’s charismatic 1980s military leader, Thomas Sankara, who was assassinated during a coup in 1987. Lt-Col Damiba, wearing a red beret like Sankara, used much of the same rhetoric and phrases such as “dignity”, “integrity”, “anthem of … Read more

Barty aiming to break 44-year drought

Ashleigh Barty is into her third Grand Slam final, while Danielle Collins is competing in her first Dates: 17-30 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Daily radio commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sport website and app, with selected live text commentaries online; TV highlights from middle Saturday. Ashleigh Barty will bid to … Read more

What to look out for in the women’s FA Cup

Chelsea begin their campaign to retain the FA Cup trophy against fellow WSL team Aston Villa Date: Sunday, 30 January Time: 12:30 GMT Venue: Meadow Park Coverage: Watch live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app The Women’s FA Cup returns this weekend, with the Women’s Super League giants joining the fray as … Read more