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Lehmann to stand down as Australian cricket coach Lehmann to stand down as Australian cricket coach
- March 29, 2018

In a latest development to the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the cricketing world across the globe, Darren Lehmann announced on Thursday that he will step down from the post of Australia head coach after the fourth and final Test against South Africa to be played at Wanderers in Johannesburg starting Friday. (more...)
Jason Kidd and Steve Nash headed to HOF Jason Kidd and Steve Nash headed to HOF
- March 29, 2018

The announcement will formally take place during the Final Four weekend. Joining them will be Maurice Cheeks . He was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons and made the All-Star team in his first four seasons, earning first-team All-NBA recognition in 1997. (more...)
Former Expos and Mets great Rusty Staub dead at 73 Former Expos and Mets great Rusty Staub dead at 73
- March 29, 2018

In addition, he is the only major leaguer in history to achieve 500 hits with four different teams, and, along with Ty Cobb, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield, one of only four players in history to hit home runs in the majors before turning 20 years old after turning 40. (more...)
FIFA excludes countries using VAR from World Cup referee list FIFA excludes countries using VAR from World Cup referee list
- March 29, 2018

Iran, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia each will have two representatives in the list of 10 assistant referees. "Following this seminar, the Fifa Referees Committee will announce the names of the referees selected to act as VARs during football's most important competition, the Fifa World Cup ". (more...)
It was failure of my leadership, says emotional Steve Smith It was failure of my leadership, says emotional Steve Smith
- March 29, 2018

I made a serious error of judgment and now understand the consequences. "It was a failure of my leadership". Steve Smith , who was stripped of the captaincy and also handed a one-year ban for his role, will arrive back in Australia on a separate flight evening. (more...)
Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann says side must stop 'butting heads' Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann says side must stop 'butting heads'
- March 29, 2018

Smith is leaving the tour of South Africa in disgrace after the ban, announced Wednesday, for his part in a plot to cheat in the third test. "Tonight, I want to make clear that as captain of the Australia cricket team I take full responsibility". (more...)
Bancroft sorry for lying about sandpaper in ball-tampering attempt Bancroft sorry for lying about sandpaper in ball-tampering attempt
- March 29, 2018

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has finally broken his silence on the massive ball-tampering scandal, saying that he and his entire cricket team have to change their culture and need to learn from New Zealand the way they play cricket. (more...)
Michigan Basketball: Get To Know Loyola Michigan Basketball: Get To Know Loyola
- March 29, 2018

Tennessee's Jordan Bone was able to catch the ball near midcourt, take three dribbles and attempt a 3-pointer before the final buzzer sounded. Matthews led the Wolverines in scoring with 17 points in Saturday's win against Florida State . (more...)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann quits in wake of ball-tampering scandal Australia coach Darren Lehmann quits in wake of ball-tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

He arrived home just as three players flown from Australia as replacements - Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell - prepared to train on the eve of the fourth Test against South Africa at the Wanderers. "I've never, ever been involved in tampering with the ball", he said. "To see the way my old man has been.", Smith, stopping briefly to cry, continued. (more...)
Towns Sets T-Wolves' Single-game Record with 56 Towns Sets T-Wolves' Single-game Record with 56
- March 29, 2018

The performance couldn't have come at a more crucial time for his team. James finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Charlotte . He also had 15 rebounds in a 126-114 win over the Hawks . Towns , 24, is the youngest player with 50 points and 15 rebounds in a game since Shaquille O'Neal accomplished the feat in 1994, according to ESPN. (more...)
Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game' Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'
- March 29, 2018

Warner was scheduled to arrive back in Sydney late Thursday night, but was not planning to speak to the media. The coach had told Australian media on Wednesday that he had no knowledge of the ball-tampering plans before they unfolded at Newlands, and he added that he would be staying on as coach. (more...)
Ball-tampering scandal: Australian Coach Darren Lehmann quits Ball-tampering scandal: Australian Coach Darren Lehmann quits
- March 29, 2018

The International Cricket Council said it will review its punishment for ball-tampering in light of the Australia scandal, and warned the game is in danger unless decisive action is taken. "Firstly that I'm deeply sorry". It's a game that I believe should be played in the purest form. After opening with an apology to his teammates and cricket fans, Smith reiterated his love for a game whose image has been tarnished under his leadership. (more...)
'Ronaldo would have played' - Injured Messi criticised by Gatti over Argentina absence 'Ronaldo would have played' - Injured Messi criticised by Gatti over Argentina absence
- March 29, 2018

Isco is far from an automatic starter at Madrid, despite contributing five assists and five goals in La Liga this season, and the midfielder appeared to aim a barb at Zidane after the game, noting the confidence he feels from Lopetegui helped him to star with a thrilling performance. (more...)
Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

Australian cricket has been reeling from the after effects of the ball-tampering row which started when Cameron Bancroft's attempts at scuffing up the ball with a sandpaper was caught on cameras during the Newlands Test. If any good can come of this, if it can be a lesson to others then I hope I can be a force for change. "It's about the integrity and reputation of Australian cricket and whether Australians can feel proud of their national teams. (more...)
Kevin Love In Concussion Protocol Kevin Love In Concussion Protocol
- March 29, 2018

Jordan Mickey's elbow struck Love in the mouth and caused a front tooth subluxation , which means the tooth is loose but not displaced. He left the game and never returned. Under this protocol, a player may not return to the lineup until he has been reevaluated by a physician. The Cavs scored 120 or more points in every game and won them all. (more...)
Twitter reactions over Steve smith emotional conference Twitter reactions over Steve smith emotional conference
- March 29, 2018

I made a serious error of judgement and I now understand the consequences. Smith added: "I am deeply sorry, I love the game of cricket, I love kids aspiring to play the game of cricket that I love. "What happened in Cape Town has already been laid out by Cricket Australia". Smith was met by a huge media pack as he arrived back in Sydney on Thursday night. (more...)
David Warner And Steve Smith Will Be Out Of IPL 2018 If….. David Warner And Steve Smith Will Be Out Of IPL 2018 If…..
- March 29, 2018

While Smith has stepped down as captain of Rajasthan Royals , there has been no official word on the future of Warner, the Sunrisers captain. The decision from the BCCI - announced by IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla - came as news broke that Cricket Australia was banning the players for 12 months , in the wake of tremendous outrage over the incident at Newlands from the Australian public, the Australian government and sponsors. (more...)
Nuggets collapse away victory against Raptors Nuggets collapse away victory against Raptors
- March 29, 2018

DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, and Fred VanVleet each scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Nuggets 114-110 on Tuesday night. We're playing like we have 30 games to go in the season and I can't explain that. Nuggets lost their second straight game, and fourth on their seven game road trip. Up 85-82 through three quarters, Denver reeled off five straight points in the first minute of the fourth to open an eight-point advantage. (more...)
David Warner, Steve Smith Banned From IPL 2018 David Warner, Steve Smith Banned From IPL 2018
- March 29, 2018

Lehmann, who was not was due to leave the job until after the 2019 Ashes series in England, is quitting despite being cleared of any role in the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport. I will do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it's caused. Cricket is the greatest game in the world. Bancroft, who was caught on camera pulling out sand paper to scruff up the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town, said he is disappointed with himself. (more...)
EPL: Mourinho convinces Bale to sign for Manchester United EPL: Mourinho convinces Bale to sign for Manchester United
- March 29, 2018

Real Madrid want more than £87m (€100m) to sell Bale, but the 28-year-old believes his current club need to be more realistic. According to the report, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been told by Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez he will not look to create a bidding war over the Welsh star this summer, and will instead deal only with United. (more...)

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