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Former skipper Ian Chappell doesn't see Steve Smith captaining Australia again

Former skipper Ian Chappell doesn't see Steve Smith captaining Australia again Smith and Bancroft fought back tears as they faced the media, with former captain Smith in Sydney and Bancroft in Perth. Smith added that he "doesn't blame anyone" and continued: "I'm the captain of the Australian team". "And this can be a big challenge but the boys will be doing whatever possible they can to make people proud of them". Bancroft who I don't know was led astray but deserved pun... [Full Article...]

Afellay told to stay away from Stoke by boss Lambert

Afellay told to stay away from Stoke by boss Lambert Paul Lambert , the Stoke manager, was unhappy at the 31-year-old's open dissent in training in front of his team-mates and told the former Dutch global to stay away from the training ground. The report claims that he will still be paid by Stoke - on wages of £30,000-a-week - but he's no longer welcome at the training ground. Afellay still has a whole 'nother year left on his contract but the wri... [Full Article...]

Lexi Thompson still haunted by ANA Inspiration controversy

Lexi Thompson still haunted by ANA Inspiration controversy Thompson also again overpowered Michelle Wie on a hot afternoon at Mission Hills, four years after routing her in a final-round showdown for her first major title. The South Korean, who eventually beat Thompson in a playoff to lift the trophy a year ago, failed to make a birdie in a three-over 75. "People will always remind me but I'm okay with it", Kim said of the missed putt. [Full Article...]

Cricket Council To Review Punishments

Cricket Council To Review Punishments A series of ugly incidents, culminating in Cameron Bancroft's attempt to use sandpaper to illegally scuff the ball in Cape Town, have marred the sport in recent months. "We need to be clear on what acceptable behaviour is and what isn't and what the appropriate sanctions are when a player breaches the code". "That may also mean strengthening sanctions to make them genuine deterrents". [Full Article...]

Cardinals reportedly reach deal with closer Greg Holland

Cardinals reportedly reach deal with closer Greg Holland That effort all came off Tommy John surgery late in the 2015 season. The move provides manager Mike Matheny a huge asset during Gregerson's DL stint and beyond. The Cardinals were linked to Holland throughout the offseason, but with the start of the 2018 regular season beginning on Thursday, the team finally found that it was time to act. [Full Article...]

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL 2018 due to injury

Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL 2018 due to injury This will be the third season that he misses out, having been out of action in 2016 due to a foot injury and having opted for Australia's worldwide commitments ahead of playing for Royal Challenger's Bangalore in 2017. Last year, just ahead of the auction, Starc ended his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to focus on worldwide cricket, while in 2016, a foot fracture kept him out o... [Full Article...]

The most popular dog breeds of 2017

The most popular dog breeds of 2017 The breed also claimed the top spot in some of the country's largest cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and West Palm Beach. "Always a trend-setter, New York City continues its love affair with the French bulldog as the rest of the world catches on", AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks

Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks Andre Iguodala exited the game with left knee soreness and likely won't play on Saturday at Sacramento, Kerr said. He's now just two technical fouls away from an automatic one-game suspension. When there was no whistle, Durant got up as play resumed and walked directly toward Maddox. It was the 14th technical he has picked up this season and his fifth ejection. [Full Article...]

Lehmann to quit after Johannesburg Test

Lehmann to quit after Johannesburg Test Cricket Australia have banned Smith and vice-captain David Warner from all global and domestic cricket for a year while Bancroft was exiled for nine months. "To see the way my old man's been", he sobbed. "As I said yesterday like all Australian's we're extremely disappointed and as a team we know we've let so many people down and for that, we are truly sorry". [Full Article...]

Brendan Rodgers: second treble would beat the last one

Brendan Rodgers: second treble would beat the last one On the back of the recovery the players had which was minimum, it was probably impossible to recreate that. Johnstone has impressed with Villa having spent the a year ago on loan at Villa Park, and with strong displays for hometown club Preston North End before that, he should be in demand if United do cash in this summer. [Full Article...]

Injuries: Andrew Luck back to throwing footballs again

Injuries: Andrew Luck back to throwing footballs again Luck, 28, is now still rehabbing from a shoulder injury that held him out of the entire 2017 season. The last time Luck was throwing live footballs he was attempting to make a return for the 2017 season. "As a head coach you just don't blink, even when it's your star player". We're playing for championships. There's not one ounce of me that's being patient. [Full Article...]

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 31 March 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 31 March 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions Mohamed Salah might not have won his duel with Cristiano Ronaldo during the global break, but the Liverpool winger is on the verge of being ranked alongside the Portugal superstar after his record-breaking season. In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on NBCSN, kick off 7.30am. Salah has 36 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season, and former Reds ... [Full Article...]

Manu Ginobili becomes San Antonio's all-time steals leader

Manu Ginobili becomes San Antonio's all-time steals leader George led the Thunder with 26 points, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with a team-high 25 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. While the Spurs had 10 turnovers, the Thunder had 9 for the half - however, the Spurs converted these into 14 points, while the Thunder only had 11 to show. [Full Article...]

Stephens downs Azarenka to reach Miami final

Stephens downs Azarenka to reach Miami final Asked if she was surprised to see a 24-year-old college graduate winning high-level matches at this stage of her career, Williams said: "There's more than one way to skin a cat". "This is such a cool situation, I need a couple of hours to process it all". There was little difference between these two big hitters, but it was the Argentine who held his nerve when it counted to book a last-four enc... [Full Article...]

Sushil Kumar's name added to the CWG entry list

Sushil Kumar's name added to the CWG entry list Failing to secure a spot for Rio Olympics 2016 after a fall-out with the federation, the Gold Coast Games will be Sushil's first major tournament since competing in the 2014 edition in Glasgow. However, IOA chief Narinder Batra confirmed that Sushil's accreditation is in fact in place and so was his name a part of the list which was submitted during the Delegation Registration Meeting. [Full Article...]

Darren Lehmann steps down as Australian cricket coach

Darren Lehmann steps down as Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann is to step down as Australia coach following this week's test match against South Africa after taking ultimate responsibility for the culture of a team embroiled in a ball-tampering scandal that has rocked cricket. "I've been so privileged and honoured to represent my country as captain of the Australian Cricket team. His work ethic has been terrific and he genuinely cares for an... [Full Article...]

Australia ball tampering offence worse than ball shining

Australia ball tampering offence worse than ball shining While his counterpart Smith, five years his junior, was succumbing to the pressure and all the feelings of being wronged that Australia seemed to focus on, and gave his ear to the poisonous ideas of David Warner, Du Plessis has managed to keep his team largely on the right side of the line and focused on the field of play. [Full Article...]

Pentagon: Trump and Mattis Had 'Initial Conversation' on Funding Border Wall

Pentagon: Trump and Mattis Had 'Initial Conversation' on Funding Border Wall When pressed on the possibility of the diverted dollars ultimately hurting the military's ability to buy needed equipment, White said the suggestion was "a bridge too far". The photos were later denounced by the Department of Homeland Security saying the photos were taken nine years ago of a segment being replaced along with the border and do not resemble the wall at all. [Full Article...]

Umtiti to Man Utd? Barcelona defender drops subtle transfer hint

Umtiti to Man Utd? Barcelona defender drops subtle transfer hint The Daily Mail also reported recently that Jose Mourinho had personally called Umtiti to offer him a lucrative contract worth £7.8m per season if he made a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season. However, the La Liga outfit may be beginning to panic about the fact that his current deal contains a release clause of £52 million - one that doesn't look all that big in football's current tr... [Full Article...]

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'left Manchester United because of Champions League exit'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'left Manchester United because of Champions League exit' Ibrahimovic's career was stalled in April a year ago when he suffered a serious knee injury but he recovered earlier than expected and returned to action in November. This is my feeling. It's my feeling. United cannot catch up with City in the league either. "He has, in principle, won everything else". "Unfortunately, they lost to Sevilla". [Full Article...]


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