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Bavuma denied ton as South Africa skittle hapless Australia Bavuma denied ton as South Africa skittle hapless Australia
- April 01, 2018

He has even caught the eye of perhaps the best batsman in the world today, India captain Virat Kohli having expressed his appreciation for Markram twice over Twitter, a week ago calling him a delight to watch , and on Friday responding just with emojis, words apparently unable to do justice to the South African's talents. (more...)
Alderweireld no longer first-choice at Spurs Alderweireld no longer first-choice at Spurs
- April 01, 2018

With a crucial game coming up on Sunday , which could decide whether or not the two London based clubs finish in the top four or not, the Blues will be concerned that two of their defensive stars could miss the game at Stamford Bridge. "If I am the Belgium manager, England manager or Argentina manager I want all my players to play. We must be focused on the win and the performance". (more...)
Cavaliers get Love back from injury Cavaliers get Love back from injury
- March 31, 2018

That helped the Pelicans eat away at a pair of early eight-point leads, closing the period by outscoring the Cavs 20-12 and making it a 29-all deadlock. The Pelicans are 4 in the league in scoring offense with 111.3 points per game. "Any chance we get some time off, like the night before a game, we always try to make it a point to see each other". (more...)
Cardinals, Greg Holland agree on 1-year deal Cardinals, Greg Holland agree on 1-year deal
- March 31, 2018

In a later update, Heyman said that it will be a one-year deal worth $14 million for the veteran relief pitcher. Holland will have a physical Thursday night, reports The St. Before long, Holland should take over the closer's role with projected Cards closer Luke Gregerson (hamstring) on the disabled list. His best year was 2013 when he saved 47 games with a 1.21 ERA in 67 innings. (more...)
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp hails 'dirty' three points which are 'very important' Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp hails 'dirty' three points which are 'very important'
- March 31, 2018

City travel to Anfield for an eagerly anticipated clash on Wednesday, but Klopp has stressed he is treating this weekend's game at Selhurst Park with equal importance. We love Lallana - and he definitely provides something "different" in England's midfield - but we're not sure we like the idea of England taking someone to Russian Federation after spending such little time on the pitch this season. (more...)
Dunne takes early lead in rain-hit Houston Open Dunne takes early lead in rain-hit Houston Open
- March 31, 2018

The 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule continues this week at the Houston Open . That meant an 0720 start (local time) to play just one hole and complete a disappointing 73, but the former Ryder Cup star quickly turned things around when play resumed. (more...)
Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan: Keys to the Final Four matchup Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan: Keys to the Final Four matchup
- March 31, 2018

The former MI star told co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on the latest episode of the "AP Sports Special Events" daily March Madness podcast that he doesn't see that happening soon but hopes players in the future will be able to get paid for playing college basketball. (more...)
Fans excited as Boston Red Sox play first game of the season Fans excited as Boston Red Sox play first game of the season
- March 31, 2018

He threw two-seamers and cutters mixed with a live fastball that kept Rays batters off balance. The Rays in a statement said the sprinklers were activated and the fire was extinguished. The depth will be tested over time , but the impact looks ready to go. Boston's starting rotation also has a chance to be among the best in the league. (more...)
36 referees, 63 assistant referees to officiate in World Cup 36 referees, 63 assistant referees to officiate in World Cup
- March 30, 2018

Besides Australia, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have qualified from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). There has been a British official at every World Cup since the Second World War, with Howard Webb refereeing the 2010 final and also refereeing matches in Brazil in 2014. (more...)
Sixers: Joel Embiid has concussion, fracture; will require surgery Sixers: Joel Embiid has concussion, fracture; will require surgery
- March 30, 2018

During that drive, Fultz knocked heads with Embiid, accidentally, and the big man fell to the floor. The Sixers report that Embiid did not show symptoms of a concussion after being removed from Wednesday's game and passed the NBA's baseline testing, but he began showing symptoms later in the night. (more...)
Australia cheats aren't bad guys, pleads head coach Darren Lehmann Australia cheats aren't bad guys, pleads head coach Darren Lehmann
- March 30, 2018

A formal announcement is expected soon. Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been banned from worldwide cricket for a year and stripped of their leadership positions, with the latter branded "never to lead again" by Cricket Australia (CA). (more...)
Grant Hill to be inducted to Hall of Fame Grant Hill to be inducted to Hall of Fame
- March 30, 2018

Kidd's 12,091 assists sit behind only John Stockton for most in league history. Kidd , a 10-time All-Star who won a title with the Mavericks in 2011, also ranks second behind Stocking with 2,684 career steals and third with 107 triple-doubles, behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. (more...)
Kevin Love Placed In Concussion Protocol Kevin Love Placed In Concussion Protocol
- March 29, 2018

The Miami center's elbow struck Love in the mouth, causing him to immediately retreat to the locker room for evaluation. He returned to the game but was held out after halftime because he was experiencing concussion-like symptoms. And when we had our looks, we had some really good looks, we just couldn't knock them down. "I believe it was his tooth", Cleveland's acting head coach Larry Drew said . (more...)
David Warner quits as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad after ball tampering scandal David Warner quits as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad after ball tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

Smith, who orchestrated the ball tampering, was suspended for one Test and docked his entire match fee by ICC, while his teammate Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera using a foreign object to tamper with the ball on Saturday, was fined of 75% of his match fee and handed three demerit points. (more...)
Bishop canvasses World Cup boycott Bishop canvasses World Cup boycott
- March 29, 2018

FIFA - which is now investigating Football Federation Australia over its governance structures - would expel and punish Australia should the Socceroos not attend. 'There are a whole range of options of further actions that could be taken. In response to questioning on Tuesday, Bishop said a further escalation of diplomatic action was possible. (more...)
'Seriously angry' - Joseph Parker says Anthony Joshua's in wrong frame of mind 'Seriously angry' - Joseph Parker says Anthony Joshua's in wrong frame of mind
- March 28, 2018

In the United Kingdom alone, more than 1,500,000 people purchased Joshua's bout with Wladimir Klitschko a year ago and his second unification bout against Parker is expected to match those numbers on Easter Saturday. Parker (24-0, 18 KOs ), 26, who was dressed smarter in a suit, spoke confidently a the press conference that was watched by hundreds of Sky employees who cheered Joshua's entrance. (more...)
UEFA eliminates cup-tying in CL, Europa UEFA eliminates cup-tying in CL, Europa
- March 28, 2018

From the 2018/19 season, a fourth substitute listed on the match sheet will also be allowed to take part in knockout matches exclusively during extra time. This also applies to the UEFA Super Cup, with exceptions to the rule made by the UEFA administration. This will avoid situations where January signings are prevented from playing for their new clubs if they have already played in UEFA competition that season, as has happened with Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona and Pierre-Emerick ... (more...)
Darren Lehmann set to resign as coach Darren Lehmann set to resign as coach
- March 28, 2018

Waugh, who always believed in the sanctity of "Baggy Green" added: "The Australian Cricket team has always believed it could win in any situation against any opposition, by playing combative, skillful and fair cricket, driven by our pride in the fabled Baggy Green". (more...)
NFL Owners Approve Changes To Catch Rule NFL Owners Approve Changes To Catch Rule
- March 28, 2018

On Tuesday, NFL owners approved modifications to the catch rule for the 2018 season during the Annual League Meeting. One of the intentions of the rewritten rule was to eliminate the receptions being overturned via replay when officials noticed the football had wiggled when the receiver hit the ground. (more...)
Brazil Seeks Win Against Germany To Avenge World Cup 2014 Drubbing Brazil Seeks Win Against Germany To Avenge World Cup 2014 Drubbing
- March 28, 2018

Luis Felipe Scolari, the hero that had guided Brazil to glory in 2002, resigned one week later. BERLIN (AP) - Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 on Tuesday to end the World Cup champion's 22-game unbeaten run and restore some lost pride following the humiliating mismatch between the sides in their previous meeting. (more...)
Doctor-Sexual Assault-Michigan State Doctor-Sexual Assault-Michigan State
- March 28, 2018

Prosecutors said other students also accused Strampel of sexual misconduct. Though Strampel became dean in 2002, he says his only true interaction with Nassar began after a complaint was lodged against the doctor in 2014. John Manly , a lawyer for numerous victims in the scandal , stated his clients were encouraged by Monday's development. "It demonstrates he is serious about investigating the systemic misconduct at MSU that led to the largest child sex abuse scandal in the history of ... (more...)
LiAngelo Ball declares for 2018 NBA Draft LiAngelo Ball declares for 2018 NBA Draft
- March 28, 2018

It just continues. After being pulled out of UCLA (by his father) and joining Vytautas Prienai of the whatever league in Lithuania (because his dad sponsored the team), LiAngelo Ball will now be entering the NBA Draft . Roach averaged 12.3 points and 3.7 rebounds this season and often guarded the opponent's best perimeter player. But will a team select him? LiAngelo Ball , a 6'5 guard , is the younger brother of Lonzo Ball . (more...)
Australia calls for reinforcements amid cheating probe Australia calls for reinforcements amid cheating probe
- March 28, 2018

Renshaw was dropped at the beginning of the summer and Bancroft subsequently featured in the Ashes against England, which Australia won 4-0. Cricket Australia today chose to send home captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, a newcomer in the team, for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. threatening to hold out Odell Beckham Jr. threatening to hold out
- March 28, 2018

It will take draft pick capital to get the Giants' attention, and Beckham would definitely prefer to go to a team that can and will give him the big new contract he seeks. Earlier in March, a video surfaced of the wide receiver with what appeared to be cocaine and a brown cigarette in hand. "It's important as coaches and players and anybody who is working together to visit and get a chance to know one another". (more...)
Venus survives marathon battle against Bertens in Miami Venus survives marathon battle against Bertens in Miami
- March 27, 2018

Konta had finished the first set strongly, firing a pair of backhand winners to close it out, but then dropped her serve early in the second set and found herself pushed back by a ferocious Williams bombardment. "I felt everybody behind me". Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova went through after Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan retired hurt while trailing 6-2, 2-1. Pliskova was leading 6-2 2-1 when the Kazakh player abandoned the match with an injury. (more...)