Otago Daily Times:

Football: England appoint Allardyce as manager

Football: England appoint Allardyce as manager

Sam Allardyce has been appointed England manager on a two-year contract, tasked with restoring pride in the national team after their dismal performances at Euro 2016.

Cricket: England takes control

Cricket: England takes control

Joe Root's masterful 254 and three early wickets for Chris Woakes put England in a commanding position on the second day of the second test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.

League: Titans zero in on finals after beating Eels

League: Titans zero in on finals after beating Eels

Written off as likely wooden spoon favourites, Gold Coast are suddenly in sight of a rare NRL finals finish after killing off Parramatta's season with a 34-14 rout.

Racing: Junior title could cap season

Racing: Junior title could cap season

Tonight is the last-chance saloon for Brad Williamson in the New Zealand junior drivers' championships at Addington.

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