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Smith and Warner banned for a year over ball-tampering scandal Smith and Warner banned for a year over ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

Cricket Australia has confirmed Warner will "not be considered" for any role within the leadership team for the rest of his career. Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland will hold a press conference in Johannesburg at 6pm United Kingdom time, following crisis talks over Cameron Bancroft's attempt to manipulate the ball with sticky tape during the third Test against South Africa. (more...)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann announces resignation Australia coach Darren Lehmann announces resignation
- March 30, 2018

Lehmann was exonerated from any involvement in the ball-tampering scandal that has overwhelmed the team and world cricket but clearly found his position untenable. One of those was former Australia and current Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, who wrote that the scandal was an inevitable result of an unwillingness to improve the culture in the country's entire cricket set-up. (more...)
David Warner apologises for his part in the ball tampering scandal David Warner apologises for his part in the ball tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

They will fly to South Africa today to join the squad ahead of the Fourth Test in Johannesburg . Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported Tuesday that Lehmann had resigned his position with immediate effect. "The other guy I really don't care about." - former England captain Michael Vaughan. "They haven't done that". "That depends as much on the way the players conduct themselves, as it does about winning or losing". (more...)
Lehmann to step down after 4th Test Lehmann to step down after 4th Test
- March 30, 2018

Smith was unable to complete his news conference at Sydney Airport and was ushered out of the room after a short display of raw emotion during which he repeatedly apologised for his misjudgement. After four days of nearly universal condemnation for the trio in Australia, the severity of the punishments brought some support. One of those was former Australia and current Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur, who wrote that the scandal was an inevitable result of an unwillingness to improve the culture ... (more...)
Fowler finding his groove in Houston Fowler finding his groove in Houston
- March 30, 2018

Former US Open victor Lucas Glover and Kevin Tway ignited hopes of securing the last Masters berth on Thursday with seven-under par 65s at the rain-hit Houston Open . Round one of the Houston Open was suspended due to darkness around 7:45 p.m. CT and is set to resume at 7:20 a.m. on Friday morning. "Building confidence for the rest of the week and going into next week", he said. (more...)
Ford Mustang Bullitt Special Edition MSRP Set At $46595 Ford Mustang Bullitt Special Edition MSRP Set At $46595
- March 30, 2018

It comes equipped with a 5.0-liter, V8 engine under the hood. And you probably recall that Ford showed the 2019 version and the 1968 stunt vehicle from the film side-by-side at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Customers will be able to choose between shadow black and the classic dark highland green, as shown in Detroit. "When making a Bullitt , there are certain things it absolutely must have", Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, said in a previous statement. (more...)
Morata named as potential Lewandowski replacement at Bayern Morata named as potential Lewandowski replacement at Bayern
- March 30, 2018

It's left the Bundesliga champions with a nasty headache before the World Cup, but they wasted little time in identifying replacements with 25-year-old Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata topping their list. However, he did manage to end a three-month dry spell with a goal in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Leicester City in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The 25-year-old was left out of coach Julen Lopetegui's team that defeated Argentina 6-1 in an worldwide friendly game, after playing 1-1 draw ... (more...)
Injured Starc ruled out of IPL Injured Starc ruled out of IPL
- March 30, 2018

The 28-year-old was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for £1.28m at the IPL auction in January but will now miss the upcoming tournament in India. Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc will not take part in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL ) tournament after he suffered a leg injury while on global duty. (more...)
Good Friday 2018: Celebration and Significance Good Friday 2018: Celebration and Significance
- March 30, 2018

The Gospel stories of the risen Lord's appearances to his disciples have their basis in the writings of Saint Paul. Because He lives, I too shall live. As Christians, we daily thank God for his blessings and a chance to show his love to others. Jesus went there on his own. Richard told us that he had recreated the most important Holy Week scenes in the model: the Last Supper, Jesus' last meal with his apostles; the garden of Gethsemane, where Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus; Pilate's court, ... (more...)
Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach
- March 30, 2018

Lehmann will quit after the current Test series in South Africa after three players were sent home for ball-tampering. "I've been privileged andhonoured to represent my country". "My family and I have copped a lot of abuse over the past week and it has taken its toll", he said. "I am satisfied that Darren Lehmann was not involved and didn't know anything about the plan", Sutherland added. (more...)
Ball-tampering row: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland will not resign Ball-tampering row: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland will not resign
- March 30, 2018

ALSO READ: Ball-tampering scandal: Key takeaways from Cricket Australia's sanctions He went on to add, "The thing that breaks my heart the most is that I've given up my spot in the team for free". "What happened on Saturday is not something that is acceptable from the Australian cricket team", Lehmann told a news conference restricted to Australian media. (more...)
Heyman | Cardinals nearing deal with Greg Holland Heyman | Cardinals nearing deal with Greg Holland
- March 30, 2018

Holland left the Royals after being granted free agency following the 2015 season. Since that point, Holland, along with many other free agents, saw a drastic reduction of activity in terms of potential offers as many organizations have taken a very cautious approach to the free agent market, especially in relation to contracts that span over a long period of time or involving the relinquishment of draft picks. (more...)
Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL 2018 due to injury Australian pacer Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL 2018 due to injury
- March 30, 2018

In the much-talked about IPL auction, Mitchell Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore. On Thursday, BCCI barred Steve Smith and David Warner for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal. He is the third high-profile Australian to be ruled out of the lucrative tournament following the cancellation of the contracts of Steve Smith and David Warner, both banned by Cricket Australia for their part in the ball tampering controversy during the South African Test series. (more...)
Forgotten French global Hatem Ben Arfa to quit Paris Saint-Germain Forgotten French global Hatem Ben Arfa to quit Paris Saint-Germain
- March 30, 2018

The 31-year-old earned a move to the French capital on the back of a stunning one-season spell at Nice in 2015-16 which saw him net 17 times in Ligue 1. And in an emotional Instagram post, Ben Arfa conceded his adventure at Parc des Princes has come to an end. "I will keep wonderful memories with my teammates and through this message I want to take the opportunity to thank the many supporters". (more...)
Liverpool: This is the back four we want against Crystal Palace Liverpool: This is the back four we want against Crystal Palace
- March 30, 2018

Salah has already had a remarkable first season with Liverpool following his move from Roma and he heads into Saturday's Premier League clash at Crystal Palace with more milestones in his sights. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has missed the previous three months due to an ankle injury picked up at the end of past year against Arsenal. The Reds went into the global break in good form, Mohamed Salah inspiring them to a 5-0 win over Watford, and they will be looking to pick up where they left off as ... (more...)
Italy puts forward bid to host 2026 Games in Milan and Turin Italy puts forward bid to host 2026 Games in Milan and Turin
- March 30, 2018

The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on Thursday announced that it had sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee to present bids for Milan and Turin for the 2026 Winter Olympics. CONI's decision eliminates a prospective bid from the Veneto and Dolomites region which would have centred on 1956 Winter Olympics host Cortina d'Ampezzo. (more...)
Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia coach Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia coach
- March 30, 2018

There will be no sign of disgraced trio Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft while, up in the stands, coach Darren Lehmann will oversee his last match before stepping down. Cricket is my life and I hope it can be again. "I really felt for Steve as I saw him crying in front of the media, and all the players are really hurting", Lehmann said, adding that he had barely slept since the scandal broke at the weekend. (more...)
Ball-tampering scandal: Feel sorry for Steve Smith, says Faf du Plessis Ball-tampering scandal: Feel sorry for Steve Smith, says Faf du Plessis
- March 30, 2018

Following huge uproar by Australian crowd including PM, Smith and Vice-captain David Warner were banned for 12 months by the Cricket Australia for their leadership role in the ball tampering act, while Cameroon Bancroft was banned for nine months. (more...)
Spurs beat Thunder, move into 4th-place tie in West Spurs beat Thunder, move into 4th-place tie in West
- March 30, 2018

Yet while Leonard remains sidelined, the Spurs still have weapons. Mills had 14 points and Manu Ginobili added 10 points off the bench in the win. "Playing without him is nearly handing a (the other team) win because he's become so important", said Ginobili. (more...)
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...)

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