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Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28 Cricket rule changes to be introduced on September 28
- September 26, 2017

There are no changes to the permitted width and length of a cricket bat, but the thickness of the edge can be no more than 40mm , and the thickness of the bat must not exceed 67mm at any point . However, the ongoing ODI series between India and Australia won't immediately have the new rules implemented and will be the last to play with the current rules. (more...)
Off the Field Battle Between Clarke, Harbhajan Continues Off the Field Battle Between Clarke, Harbhajan Continues
- September 26, 2017

Clarke had retired from Test cricket post Ashes 2015. Both Clarke and Harbhajan are expert commentators on a Indian news channel. On Sunday, Australia produced yet another lame example of batting despite getting off to a stunning start. (more...)
Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Trump Comments Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Trump Comments
- September 26, 2017

Jordan said via the paper , "One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest". "Don't divide us. Bring us together", Kerr said. Trump's moves have elicited a vast response from sports players , with many football players taking a knee during games on September 24 and others locking arms in defiance. (more...)
Varadkar and May to have Brexit talks in Downing Street Varadkar and May to have Brexit talks in Downing Street
- September 26, 2017

Following her speech, Mr Varadkar said: "I'd give the speech a cautious welcome". The EU insists that such negotiations can not begin until there is "sufficient progress" on the 3 key issues for Europe which include a solution to the Northern Irish border, the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom after Brexit , and an agreement of the so-called "Divorce Bill" - the payment by the United Kingdom towards a number of EU projects it committed to before the Brexit vote. (more...)
Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints 1-0 Lukaku strikes again as Man United beat Saints 1-0
- September 26, 2017

Mourinho's side remain level on points with Manchester City , but they now trail their local rivals on goal difference after Pep Guardiola's side trounced Crystal Palace 5-0. Chances were now few and far between, while Southampton continued to search for an equalizer. The first half finished with United leading 1-0 against Southampton . (more...)
Xabi Alonso announces that he's going into management Xabi Alonso announces that he's going into management
- September 26, 2017

Alonso started his career with Real Sociedad before joining Liverpool in 2004. Despite leaving to join Real Madrid in 2009, the Spaniard has always been held in high regard by Liverpool supporters who still sing his name to this day. (more...)
Benjamin Mendy heading to Barcelona as fears grow over knee injury Benjamin Mendy heading to Barcelona as fears grow over knee injury
- September 26, 2017

Mendy , who came to the fore in France during Marcelo Bielsa's 2014-15 reign at Marseille, said City boss Pep Guardiola had been "a big influence" on his decision to spurn other suitors in favour of a switch to the Etihad Stadium. "The objective for this season?" Though Mendy has thus far struggled to gain full fitness in Manchester, he was instrumental in Monaco's phenomenal campaign last season, racking up 11 assists across all competitions as the Principality outfit secured a shock ... (more...)
Antonio Conte thanks Diego Costa for Chelsea contribution Antonio Conte thanks Diego Costa for Chelsea contribution
- September 26, 2017

The Spaniard said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told him his Stamford Bridge career was over via text. Costa failed to return to Chelsea over the summer and has remained exiled in Brazil while his desired move was put in place. Speaking ahead of Saturday's visit of Stoke, Conte said: "I don't forget that we won together". "But the minute he comes into the box, I actually think he is a better finisher than Costa. (more...)
Villa striker Hogan handed Republic call-up Villa striker Hogan handed Republic call-up
- September 26, 2017

Hogan signed for Villa from Brentford for a reported £15m last January having scored 14 goals in 25 Championship games for the Bees. However, injury rules out Greg Cunningham (knee) and Jonathan Walters (knee). Although the centre forward hasn't managed to score in the Championship yet this season, he has bagged three goals in the League Cup. "I want the players to have a genuine enthusiasm for playing for the Republic of Ireland because I don't want to lose that". (more...)
Trump is using sports 'to divide us': LeBron James Trump is using sports 'to divide us': LeBron James
- September 26, 2017

In what will go down as one of the most talked about moments in sports in the 21st century, LeBron James continued to let his feelings be known about the Cheeto-in-Chief. I have to put team first. James echoed those sentiments after losing the 2014 Finals to the San Antonio Spurs. "I had so many different emotions go through my head". (more...)
Ford Backs NFL Players Over Trump Ford Backs NFL Players Over Trump
- September 26, 2017

Hundreds of National Football League (NFL) stars protested President Donald Trump's call for fans to boycott the league by refusing to stand for the USA national anthem this weekend , starting Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonsville Jaguars. (more...)
Pat Tillman's Widow Doesn't Want his Death 'Politicized' Pat Tillman's Widow Doesn't Want his Death 'Politicized'
- September 26, 2017

Those who served with Tillman in Iraq and Afghanistan say he was vehemently against former US president George W. Bush and called the war " so fucking illegal ". Trump has spoken out against NFL players who kneel or practice another form of silent protest during the National Anthem, tweeting about it at least 18 times since Saturday. (more...)
Ben Stokes arrested after incident in Bristol Ben Stokes arrested after incident in Bristol
- September 26, 2017

An ECB statement said: " Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for tomorrow's one-day worldwide match against West Indies at The Oval". Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday after an "incident" in Bristol. He was later released on Monday without any charge. "I went to see Ben last night down in Bristol". We will obviously be launching our own investigation into the circumstances surrounding this. (more...)
Sanders Points Out Hypocrisy In National Anthem Protests Sanders Points Out Hypocrisy In National Anthem Protests
- September 26, 2017

On Monday, Villanueva's No. 78 jersey was outselling big names like Marshawn Lynch and Aaron Rodgers on the NFL Shop. Kaepernick's jersey also hit the top spot after he began the protest. NFL owners and players slammed Trump for the remarks, and players across the league during Sunday's spate of games kneeled or locked arms in solidarity. (more...)
Trump Praises NASCAR for Not Tolerating Protest During National Anthem Trump Praises NASCAR for Not Tolerating Protest During National Anthem
- September 26, 2017

Trump suggested National Football League owners should fire players who protest at games. Former Ravens player Ray Lewis and Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy criticized Kaepernick's act of resistance within the past two months yet still sat out the anthem on Sunday. (more...)
Darren Sproles With Torn ACL And Broken Arm Darren Sproles With Torn ACL And Broken Arm
- September 26, 2017

Sproles is having surgery on his arm Monday and will require surgery on his knee, sources said . Sproles' injuries came in the first half of the Eagles game against the Giants on Sunday when he landed awkwardly after a hit from NY safety Darian Thompson . (more...)
Keith Mitchell: 'There's no reason to be excited to meet Donald Trump' Keith Mitchell: 'There's no reason to be excited to meet Donald Trump'
- September 26, 2017

James , the highest profile star in the NBA , said Trump's reaction to NFL players who protest during the national anthem showed he did not know how to lead the nation. "Can we sit up here and say I'm trying to make a difference?" "Whatever topic y'all want to hit, let's stay there before me move on to the next". "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture", Goodell said in a statement. (more...)
Steelers player who stood for national anthem has top-selling jersey Steelers player who stood for national anthem has top-selling jersey
- September 26, 2017

Steelers players chose to stay in the locker room during the pregame anthem on Sunday, in an effort to avoid the controversy of whether players would stand or kneel. He turned back toward his teammates in the tunnel when the music began playing. Alejandro Villanueva said he "made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault only", according to a local Pittsburgh CBS affiliate . (more...)
India Vs Australia: Andrew Tye To Replace Pat Cummins For T20I Series India Vs Australia: Andrew Tye To Replace Pat Cummins For T20I Series
- September 26, 2017

Paceman Cummins will head home after the one-day global series against Virat Kohli's men to rest ahead of the Ashes. The T20I series begins in Ranchi on October 07. Cummins, who is part of the ODI squad, has featured in all three matches in the ongoing series against India. Playing for Gujarat Lions this IPL, Tye enjoyed success, including a match-winning hat-trick against Pune, until he suffered the shoulder injury. (more...)
Guardiola says Man City star Sane was underwhelming in pre-season Guardiola says Man City star Sane was underwhelming in pre-season
- September 26, 2017

Fernandinho insisted, however, that any title talk was far too premature. "It's just the beginning". We all know how tough it is. "Last season on this type of fixture we would have given away maybe five or six points, so we are better", said Mourinho, who claimed he did not know why he was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson late on. (more...)