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Cricket finally prepared to fight for Australian ball-tampering trio Cricket finally prepared to fight for Australian ball-tampering trio
- March 30, 2018

I am absolutely gutted. "As a young player starting out in worldwide cricket, I hope the lessons learned from this episode will strongly influence the way he plays the game during the rest of his career". Despite the Australian team's repeated insistence that they had never tampered with the ball before Cape Town, South African captain Faf du Plessis said his team felt something was amiss earlier in the series when the Australian fast bowlers achieved reverse swing more quickly than usual. (more...)
World No 93 Knock Venus Williams Out Of Miami Open World No 93 Knock Venus Williams Out Of Miami Open
- March 30, 2018

She's been my favorite player for forever. Collins and Ostapenko have never played a professional match against each other, but did contest a junior match in 2011. "And if I win the match, I win the match and it's awesome". Collins needed to survive two qualifying matches before making the main draw at Key Biscayne, and will now meet sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko in Thursday's semifinals. (more...)
Penn State Wins NIT Championship Penn State Wins NIT Championship
- March 30, 2018

NIT titles won by current Big Ten programs: Maryland (1972), Purdue (1974), IN (1979), MI (1984, 2004), Ohio State (1986, 2008), Minnesota (1993, 2014) and Penn State (2009, 2018). The Nittany Lions collected their second NIT Championship, as they also won the crown in 2009. He bounced up and down after finding Moore for a layup, then dropped off a pass for a dunk by Moore on the final possession of the third quarter. (more...)
National Football League cheerleader fired after Instagram post National Football League cheerleader fired after Instagram post
- March 30, 2018

The team said again she broke their rules against posting lingerie photos online. "If the cheerleaders can't contact the players, then the players shouldn't be able to contact the cheerleaders", said Sara Blackwell, Davis's lawyer. There are almost 2,000 players in the N.F.L., and many of them use pseudonyms on social media. "There is only good that can come of it", said Blackwell. (more...)
David Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal David Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

Meanwhile, Queensland opener Matt Renshaw has been called up to join the Australia squad in South Africa ahead of the fourth Test. After being cleared of any wrongdoing by Cricket Australia (CA) investigation in the ball-tampering scandal on Wednesday, Lehmann said he fears for the health of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. (more...)
Wie dizzy, Thompson strong at ANA Wie dizzy, Thompson strong at ANA
- March 30, 2018

Her appearance in the tournament has always been marked by boundless public curiosity and burdensome expectations. Korda is also a realistic contender after her recent victory in Thailand, and she is on a mission to correct a spotty major record. (more...)
Ball tampering plot: Smith, Warner banned for 12 months Ball tampering plot: Smith, Warner banned for 12 months
- March 30, 2018

Smith initially said the decision was made by the leadership group within the team, but reports in Australia said Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, seen as among those senior figures, were not involved and angry at being implicated. Tasked with doing the tampering in the game in Cape Town , Bancroft was caught in the act by television cameras and then panicked and tried to hide the piece of sandpaper he used down the front of his pants, an action that was also caught on TV and replayed over ... (more...)
IOC President Thomas Bach heads to Pyongyang IOC President Thomas Bach heads to Pyongyang
- March 30, 2018

The visit of IOC president, Thomas Bach and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President HE Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah will include meetings with the Indian Government including sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore April 19. (more...)
Stoke boss tells Ibrahim Afellay to stay away from the club Stoke boss tells Ibrahim Afellay to stay away from the club
- March 30, 2018

Signed from Barcelona on a free transfer by Lambert's predecessor, Mark Hughes , in July 2015, Afellay has not appeared for the first team since Dec 30. Mame Biram Diouf should return after shoulder problems while Erik Pieters is back in the squad having been left out against Everton and fined two weeks' wages for breaking a curfew the night before the match. (more...)
Miami Open: Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka to reach final Miami Open: Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka to reach final
- March 30, 2018

She will play the victor of Friday's semi-final between qualifier Danielle Collins - who defeated fellow American Venus Williams in the last eight - and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia. "At the end of last season, I had to play". "I was just trying to play my game and I'm really happy with the way I finished". "I knew I had to stay in it", said Stephens. (more...)
Australian rugby sevens captain in hospital after alleged one-punch attack Australian rugby sevens captain in hospital after alleged one-punch attack
- March 30, 2018

Stannard, who played in a Commonwealth Games warm-up match on Thursday, was was taken to St Vincent's Hospital where police say he's in a stable condition with head injuries. It is unknown whether Stannard will recover in time to be part of the side's Gold Coast campaign when it begins on April 14. Rugby Australia (RA) later identified Stannard as the victim of the attack and said they were co-operating with police. (more...)
Shohei Ohtani added to Angels roster, will make pitching debut Sunday Shohei Ohtani added to Angels roster, will make pitching debut Sunday
- March 30, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Keeping it loose and light the way he does, Shohei Ohtani tipped his cap as he emerged from the tunnel to rapid camera clicking from the media frenzy and took the field, smiled that signature wide grin under blue skies then used his hands as if playing a video game while he began to stretch. (more...)
Arsene Wenger is hungrier than ever for success, says Steve Bould Arsene Wenger is hungrier than ever for success, says Steve Bould
- March 30, 2018

Bould, who has been the assistant since 2012, having previously coached the club's youth players for 11 years, was evidently under instruction to say little. Alexandre Lacazette is expected to make his return to Arsenal's matchday squad against Stoke on Sunday following a month on the sidelines with an injury to his left knee. (more...)
Federer: SA's Kevin Anderson could win a Grand Slam Federer: SA's Kevin Anderson could win a Grand Slam
- March 30, 2018

He also won Wimbledon in July and defended his Australian Open title last January. Tennis star Roger Federer continued his exceptional 2018 on Tuesday as he bagged the Laureus Award for the Sportsman of the Year and Comeback of the Year , that saw him become the most decorated victor in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards. (more...)
Xi, Kim meeting raises questions; cause for optimism in Asia Xi, Kim meeting raises questions; cause for optimism in Asia
- March 30, 2018

It was the North Korean leader's first overseas trip since inheriting power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. The North's leader invited Xi to make an official visit to Pyongyang "at a convenient time and the invitation was accepted with pleasure", KCNA added. (more...)
England dismisses New Zealand for 223 in 2nd ODI England dismisses New Zealand for 223 in 2nd ODI
- March 30, 2018

His century proved the difference in the opening win over England in Hamilton. Taylor had cut the ball behind point and set off for a run. Brief scores: New Zealand 223 in 49.4 overs (Mitchell Santner 63*, Martin Guptill 50; Moeen Ali 2-33, Ben Stokes 2-42, Chris Woakes 2-42) vs England . (more...)
Barcelona concede Umtiti will join Manchester United Barcelona concede Umtiti will join Manchester United
- March 30, 2018

He's established himself as a regular feature in Ernesto Valverde's first team this season, partnering ex-United man Gerard Piqué at the heart of the defence. Today, some interesting stuff on Samuel Umtiti ... Club chiefs have drawn up a three-man shortlist, with RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, Schalke's 21-year-old defender Thilo Kehrer and Sevilla's Clement Lenglet all being targeted. (more...)
Steve Smith takes full responsibility for ball tampering scandal, apologises Steve Smith takes full responsibility for ball tampering scandal, apologises
- March 30, 2018

Vice-captain Warner, along with skipper Steve Smith , have been banned from all worldwide and domestic cricket for a year for their behaviour. Smith , who along with his deputy David Warner was banned for a year, arrived here on Thursday and appeared before the media when he admitted that the Cape Town ball tampering scandal was a failure of his leadership. (more...)
Blue-chip prospect Darius Bazley decommits from Syracuse to join National Basketball Association G League Blue-chip prospect Darius Bazley decommits from Syracuse to join National Basketball Association G League
- March 30, 2018

This is going to happen down the road and become more common. Jeremy Lin, Aaron Brooks, Danny Green and Matt Barnes are past G-League/NBADL players who have made the successful transition to the NBA . If things were to go according to a typical plan, he would surely be a one-and-done in college before heading to the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Darren Lehmann breaks silence, admits Australia must 'change how we play' Darren Lehmann breaks silence, admits Australia must 'change how we play'
- March 30, 2018

Tainted Australia skipper Steve Smith broke down during his interaction with the media at the Sydney Airport and said that he is "deeply sorry " for what transpired in the Cape Town Test last Saturday. 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...)

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