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JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect


South Africa seamer Vernon Philander appears to be in doubt for the opening Test against Bangladesh later this month after pulling out of the first round of first-class fixtures, beginning next Tuesday. "In the years ahead, my focus will be placed on attaining limited-overs cricket success for South Africa and the WSB Cape Cobras, along with attending to my young family, who have been incredibly supportive and understanding", he added. Read More »

Escaped Prisoners Captured On British Virgin Islands

The scale of destruction was steep. We were told initially that the storm "poses a major threat to the Caribbean and potentially to the United States next week". Raging onwards from the Leeward Islands, Irma grazed Puerto Rico , the Dominican Republic and Haiti before hitting Cuba at full category five force. Read More »

India vs Australia series 2017: 5 players to watch out for


While Smith later apologised for his self-admitted "brain fade" moment, Kohli slammed the Aussies at the last series press conference in Dharamsala. India have had their fair share of unobtrusive shuffles at the top of the order - Rohit and Rahane opened in the New Zealand ODIs. Read More »

Anti-doping agencies call for Russia Winter Olympics ban

NADO, which consists of anti-doping leaders from the United States, Austria, Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Sweden, as well as the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organization, said it supported allowing Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag if they could be properly cleared. Read More »

Newcastle United handed huge boost ahead of Stoke City clash


Skipper Jamaal Lascelles' goal ultimately made his manager's day after a hard week which had seen Benitez attempt and abandon the trip back to Newcastle three times. "Hopefully he continues the tradition you have of scoring versus other teams", the Newcastle boss said. "At the moment, I'm quite positive", said Benitez. Read More »

Thunder Officially Unveils New Alternate Uniform


The black Clippers jersey is reminiscent of past versions worn by Blake Griffin and co. featuring the "LAC" logo. One of those changes was replacing "home" and "away" jerseys with "association" and "icon" editions. This is the first time pinstripes have been featured on the Cavaliers' uniforms. The trim on the shoulders and collar is wine, as is the waistband on the shorts that showcases the word "CAVS" front and center. Read More »

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale calls for calm after hard start

Zinedine Zidane's side beat APOEL 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, but Los Blancos have failed to win their last two league games, drawing at home to Valencia and Levante either side of the global break. Xabi Prieto has scored nine La Liga goals against Real Madrid , more than against any other team in the competition. Bale also spoke about Wales' hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup, with Chris Coleman's side now second in Group D ahead of next month's final ... Read More »

Eden Hazard shows off skills at Cobham ahead of Chelsea v Arsenal

Hazard posted the video clips above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: "Having fun, a few skills for you to enjoy!" Drinkwater was an unused substitute against his former club Leicester last Saturday and missed the midweek Champions League win over Qarabag of Azerbaijan. Read More »

Massive enhancements on Chelsea, Arsenal and Lacazette

Conte disagreed with both decisions but he knows the red cards had a significant influence on Chelsea's defeats against their London rivals. Sunday's afternoon of football kicks off with a London derby as Arsenal make the short journey to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea . Read More »

Arsenal fans to have memberships revoked after Koln trouble


An estimated 20,000 Cologne fans came to London ahead of the match. Later in the morning UEFA confirmed they had opened proceedings against both clubs. "The entire security plan and the communication around it appeared to us to be insufficient and there were not enough police on duty". Hector Bellerin admits that Arsenal's slow start to the 2017-18 season sowed seeds of doubt within Arsene Wenger's squad. Read More »

Couldn't become coach because had no setting in BCCI: Virender Sehwag


Ravi Shastri was chosen ahead of Sehwag for the Team India coach's post, after a decision was made by Committee of Administrators (CoA) after consulting skipper Virat Kohli . Saha said, in fact, it's his wife Romi who wishes to see him play in the World Cup. "If you asked me if I had interest in coaching, I did not have any". Read More »

Trump blocks Chinese acquisition of USA semiconductor firm


A federal panel that reviews foreign investment in the United States for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion purchase of Lattice Semiconductor last week. According to Bloomberg, Lattice makes programmable logic chips, which are often used for industrial and military purposes. It had 1,000 employees worldwide at the end of the previous year, but that number dwindled after Lattice sold a division in India and laid off workers. Read More »

Jerry Sandusky's son pleads guilty to sex crimes involving teenage girls


The Commonwealth will seek a 4-8 year state prison sentence due to the nature of the crimes charged. Jeffrey was one of six adopted children. Another minor told police that Jeffrey Sandusky had asked her to perform sex acts on him when she was 15 years old, according to a release from the District Attorney's Office. Read More »

Cubs' Lackey, Contreras tossed from game against Cardinals


Baez, meanwhile, at least initially appeared to be OK and remained in Friday's game. The Cubs took care of business in the sixth though. The goal for the Chicago Cubs is to stay ahead of the Cardinals and Brewers for a few more weeks to capture the NL Central crown. Read More »

United order rest for Pogba


The 24-year-old instead opted to seek treatment from a personal trainer however, which Mourinho and his United medics feel has "made the midfielder far more vulnerable to injury". I don't know that I just it is a muscular injury. Carrick is yet to start a game this campaign but at 36-years-old, Mourinho knows when the flawless time will be to use his wealth of experience and expert passing in midfield. Read More »

How Much Does It Cost to Watch Canelo vs. GGG?


In 1986 Ugandan knockout artist John Mugabi was given his first loss of his professional career when "Marvellous" Marvin Hagler knocked him out in a thrilling middleweight title fight. " Canelo right now is ready for 160 [pounds]". Victory would put Golovkin one win away from matching the record of 20 middleweight title defences set by the legendary Bernard Hopkins, but it is not a target GGG is focusing on. Read More »

Hazard boost but Drinkwater blow for Chelsea


To have this type of patience with him is paying off. Conte said: "He had a muscular problem in his calf". "We have to continue in this way". Conte added: "For sure Eden is improving and is very close to being fully fit". Don't forget I have to make the best decision for the team, for the players. They have a very good squad and have the chance to fight for the title. "For this reason, I think it's a massive game for us. Read More »

'Weaker' Hurricane Jose stalling east of Bahamas


After Harvey and Irma, many people are wondering if Jose could pose another threat to the United States. This morning, Jose was moving west-northwest at about 8 miles per hour. While some models say that Jose will continue moving in the sea, a few have been indicating that it may make a landfall in the East Coast. A Category 1 hurricane has winds measuring 74 miles per hour to 95 miles per hour, according to the Saffir-Simpson scale. Read More »

Man City faces 'demanding' game against Watford - Guardiola


City won only two Premier League fixtures out of the seven that followed their Champions League group and knockout matches last season. "Of course I am so satisfied", Guardiola said. You have to do that. So when you see the players, you see they have a big enough personality to play in bigger stages'. However, he has urged a sensible approach. Read More »

Everton star Rooney out to prove himself against Man Utd

I hope [that happens] before the match and after the match, not during the match". "But when the team is in control and makes decisions on the direction of a game, when the team is so offensive, when the team puts so many people in attacking areas, I think they have to score goals". Read More »

Real Madrid's Isco says moving to Barcelona never crossed his mind


Interestingly, in the new employment contract, Madrid listed the amount of Isco's release clause of EUR700 million or approximately IDR10.85 trillion. It's true that there have been some bad moments, but that makes me enjoy more the good times. And Real Madrid are also thinking about doing the same for Nacho . Read More »

Man United not crying about Pogba as Mourinho awaits 'legend' Rooney

The France player, 24, came off in the 19th minute of the Champions League Group A match. The weekend match is the only match that I'm thinking about. Sunday's match will see Rooney return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving Manchester United for Everton in July. "I think he will get a welcome he deserves", said the Portuguese manager. Read More »

Green Bay Packers Impact Players to Watch in Week Two


But after being no better than the No. 5 cornerback in Green Bay's season-opening victory over Seattle on Sunday, Gunter was deemed expendable. He's a big physical and can get after your backs in pass protection. "There's always plays where 'I would have done that one differently.' Sometimes the play is a success". A similar performance this week could go a long way towards disrupting the Falcons offence. Read More »

RB Leipzig Striker Timo Werner Flattered To Be Linked With Real Madrid


RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has said that while "it is a pleasure" to be linked with Real Madrid , the German worldwide is now fully focused on his Bundesliga club. "We have not yet come to terms with the development at Leipzig", he said of their meteoric rise through German football to the Champions League. He added that; "FC Bayern are a big club but that's not a topic I will busy myself with". Read More »

Gareth Bale defended against booing Real Madrid fans


The European and Spanish champions have drawn their last two La Liga games in his absence and Ceballos has admitted that they need him back as soon as possible. All in all, becoming the victim and not being around to score all the goals has increased his popularity more than ever. Isco and Gareth Bale also went close, but Zidane was content after the game, saying: "We are happy". Read More »

NFLPA gives Colin Kaepernick weekly 'Community MVP' award


Stills was among players who last season kneeled during the playing of the national anthem in protest of the treatment of minorities. Colin Kaepernick is now unemployed and is probably unlikely to find a team willing to take a chance on him after his National Anthem protest last season, but that hasn't changed the opinion of his peers who still think highly of him. Read More »

Manchester United Will Miss Paul Pogba Admits Jose Mourinho


He allows the likes of Pogba and Fellaini to push forward, while he would be given the chance to take up a free role next to the more defensive-minded pairing of Michael Carrick and Matic. But the midfielder is believed to have been getting treatment from a personal trainer, leading to fears that it might have made him more vulnerable to injury. Read More »

I need Yaya Toure and the team needs him, says Pep


Fresh doubts have been raised about the former Ivory Coast international's future at the Etihad Stadium, particularly as Guardiola refused to confirm whether he will select the player when City visit Watford on Saturday. I admire him for what he has done in his career. Asked if Toure could feature, Guardiola said: "We will see". He is an exceptional player. Guardiola is aware he will have to use the full extent of his squad as fixtures come thick and fast. Read More »