Rugby World Cup 2015: Owen Farrell says England ready and focused for Australia

The Pool A maths are complicated and the permutations many, but hosts England go into the showdown with Australia on 3 October knowing defeat means an exit from the Rugby World Cup in the opening round for the first time. A week after their shock 28-25 defeat to Wales stopped their campaign in its tracks, the hosts must rouse themselves for yet another high pressure encounter at Twickenham. Oct 2, 2015

Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh postponed over security concerns

Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland confirmed on 2 October that the teams tour to Bangladesh was postponed due to security concerns. The squad was originally due to leave on 28 September but was told to stay back after their government warned of potential security risks. In a video news release, Sutherland said it was disappointing. Oct 2, 2015