Nibs heading in here

■ FOOTBALL: West Ham have re-signed defender James Collins for £2.5m, with Feyenoord’s Ron Vlaar set to move to Villa to replace him. Hammers transfer target Andy Carroll, meanwhile, has not travelled with Liverpool to tonight’s Europa League qualifier against FC Gomel in Belarus.

■ CRICKET: England captain Andrew Strauss has described the second Test with South Africa, which begins today, as “do-or-die”. He said: “We’re quietly confident, we can’t afford to make any mistakes now – it’s do-or-die time.”

■ BOXING: Team GB amateurs Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell, super-heavyweight and bantamweight respectively, last night won to reach the quarter-finals of London 2012.