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Liverpool had to come through an epic penalty shoot-out 14-13 to get the better of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough at Anfield and book their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
Arsenal were sent crashing out of the Capital One Cup in the third round after 2-1 home defeat to Southampton.
Lancashire picked up maximum bowling points against relegation rivals Middlesex on the opening day of their crucial LV= County Championship clash.
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will practise in separate groups when Europe open their preparations for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.