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Australia coach quits, captain breaks down in tears

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Don't know about u but I see in him a desperate leader trying to win a Test match for his country, his team. "I've been thinking about my position for a while, despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning", he told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday. Read More »

Isco admits frustration over life at Real Madrid

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Perhaps the biggest achievement in his tenure so far is making Real Madrid midfielder Isco central to everything. Spain played Germany then Argentina, with Isco producing heroics. "They've really given us a slap in the face", said a crestfallen Sampaoli afterwards. The reigning Champions League holders are in third place 15 points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona . Read More »

Heyman | Cardinals nearing deal with Greg Holland

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St. Louis had planned to use Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, but he strained his left hamstring late in spring training and began the season on the 10-day disabled list with no timetable for his return. 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 ... Read More »

Injured Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL

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The left-arm pacer was in fine form in the Test series against South Africa and picked 12 wickets from three matches. In the much-talked about IPL auction, Mitchell Starc was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.4 crore. He becomes the third Australian to be ruled out of this year's tournament. Starc was brought to team up with veteran compatriot Mitchell Johnson to spearhead the KKR seam attack alongside India's under-19 World Cup stars Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Read More »

Pochettino won't rule out surprise Kane return for Chelsea clash

Toby Alderweireld is also hoping to be involved. That means things could come to a head between Alderweireld and Pochettino as the centre-back bids to force his way into not only the Tottenham plans for the remainder of the season, but also that side when Belgium line up against Panama in their opening match in Russian Federation later in the year. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant ejected after two straight technicals

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But the Warriors never threatened again after Durant was tossed. The Warriors got both Durant and Draymond Green (hip/flu) back for the game against the Bucks. Houston clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and Golden State fell a game behind East-leading Toronto for the NBA's second-best record. Read More »

Luke Wright questions Australia's conduct after ball-tampering drama

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During the third Test between South Africa and Australia between March 22 to 26, Australian Cameron Bancroft was caught on cameras using what is believed to be a tape before attempting to hide the object down the front of his trousers, moments before the umpires seemingly inquired about the contents of his pockets on the third day of the Cape Town Test. Read More »

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool - Betting Tips and Predictions

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Salah has 36 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season, and former Reds striker Ian Rush is backing the Egypt global to break his club record of 47 in one campaign, per Sky Sports . Xabi Alonso reflects on Liverpool's season and looks ahead to their Champions League clash with Man City after a charity match at Anfield. "So I just don't know how Crystal Palace can stop him". Read More »

Magellan quits as Australia Test sponsor

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Lehmann, who was contracted until the end of the 2019 Ashes, has led Australia for nearly five years, having succeeded Mickey Arthur as coach just weeks before the 2013 Test series in England. Spin-bowling great Shane Warne, while condemning the cheating, said the hysteria whipped up by anti-Australian feeling around the cricketing world had led to overly harsh punishments. Read More »

Penn State crushes Utah to claim title — NIT

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Josh Reaves added 18 and Tony Carr had 15 points and 14 assists for Penn State . The Nittany Lions biggest lead was 27 points and went on to win 75-60. "I think we've proven to teams across the country that Penn State basketball is here to stay", Chambers said. As the quarter came to a close, it was clear that Penn State had this one in hand. Read More »

Cricket scandal: David Warner to front media tomorrow, Lehmann resigns as coach

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Cricket Australia has banned Smith and Warner for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering plot, while Bancroft has been hit with a nine-month suspension. Cricket is my life and I hope it can be again. Smith will hold a media conference when he lands in Sydney, with an official announcement from Cricket Australia expected tonight. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reaches Los Angeles, Could Make Galaxy Debut In Derby

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Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly took a shocking pay cut when he joined LA Galaxy from English giants Manchester United . When Ibrahimovic had announced on his Instagram profile that he would be leaving United for MLS side La Galaxy , Eric Bailly's "F**k off" comment had delighted many fans as they knew it was all banter between two teammates. Read More »

Stephens to meet Ostapenko in Miami final

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Stephens endured a torrid five-month losing streak following her shock triumph at Flushing Meadows a year ago, but since she snapped the run in Acapulco last month she has rediscovered her best tennis. She said she had been working this year on her mental approach. Playing much better than she previously had, Stephens broke for a second time for a 3-2 lead, and then raced through the remainder of the set to take the match to a decider. Read More »

Bullard track and field prowls at Doug Jordan Relays

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Steven Aubuchon notched his team's first victory on the track as he won the 100-meter dash in 11.84. "Schaffler finished third in the pole vault with an impressive height of 11'6" and also contributed to the fourth-place 4x100 meter relay, 46.52 seconds. Read More »

Japan's Ohtani makes Major League Baseball debut

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Slugging pitcher Shohei Ohtani made his major league debut on Thursday as a hitter and singled in his first at-bat but the Oakland Athletics erased the celebratory mood with a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Los Angeles Angels . Ohtani was asked if he had wished that he faced more major league hitters before coming over from Japan this winter. With Sonny Gray having been dealt to the New York Yankees late last season, and injuries/question marks clouding many of his other options, A's ... Read More »

Five-star PF Darius Bazley decommits from Syracuse, will join National Basketball Association G

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This could be a very huge success story and I'm willing to go for it. Bazley explained why he chose the G League, rather than going overseas. Bazley, a 6-foot-9 forward from Cincinnati, posted "Ready for the next chapter". I talked to my high school coach, Steve, who played overseas, and then I talked to a couple of guys in the G League who have experience. Not only are you getting paid to play the sport you love, but you're getting the development that you need and want. Read More »

England Skipper Joe Root Hails New Zealand Cricket Culture

At stumps, England were 290 for eight, having been sent in and found themselves in trouble as they tumbled from 93 for two to 94 for five in the middle session. At the conclusion of the first Test, England made wholesale changes to their squad of eleven that took the field in Christchurch, something that was well and truly expected. Read More »

Mourinho to hold clear-the-air talks with Man Utd squad

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According to Manchester Evening News , the Portuguese tactician has started plotting his club's transfer targets for next season and it appears he will be going in for a left back, a right back, a centre half and two central midfielders. Mourinho possibly has bigger issues with which to contend after United players returned from the worldwide break this week to prepare for their first club fixture in two weeks against Swansea. Read More »

An NBA Star Is Now 0-26 Playing Against LeBron James

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Without a father in his life, James viewed Jordan as a role model and on Friday night the indomitable Cleveland Cavaliers star, playing at an MVP level in his 15th National Basketball Association season, likely will surpass a record held by a player he once admired "like a god". Read More »

Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to China: North Korea pledges denuclearisation

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He said this in reaction to Un's surprise visit to China on Wednesday. There was a banquet in the honor of Kim and his wife where Peng Liyuan , wife of President Xi was also present. "I think North Korea wanted to have "insurance" against the upcoming summit with the USA and check how much China is willing to protect North Korea's interests", Shin Beom-chul, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, told the Korean Herald. Read More »

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 6-4 win over Boston

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Reliever Matt Barnes , who had issues in the 2017 campaign, pitched a scoreless seventh. Sale was dealing. The Red Sox took a 4-0 lead. That didn't go well. He wasn't afraid to swing at the first pitch. Nunez had an inside-the-park home run in the top of the second inning. Xander Bogaerts had three hits - with two doubles - and scored two runs, but it wasn't enough. Read More »

Arsenal players held clear-the-air talks as form slumped - Shkodran Mustafi

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Arsene Wenger's appetite for success has not diminished and the Arsenal manager is doing a "great job" at the London club, his assistant Steve Bould has said. Wenger has taken the lion's share of the blame for Arsenal dropping off badly this season and a large section of the Gunners fan base want him to leave the club in the summer. Read More »

Wilshere, Lacazette Back Against Stoke

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Before the global break Wilshere, whose contract expires at the end of the season, revealed that he was told that he could leave the Gunners last summer if the right offer came in. "I understand that he's doing a great job as far as I'm concerned". 'I admire him immensely , ' Bould said. He takes unbelievable stick off an terrible lot people and he's just one of the great managers. Read More »

Recovering Murray commits to Rosmalen return in June

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The three-time Grand Slam champion is now recovering from a hip surgery he eventually underwent this past January. "I've heard lots of good things about the tournament and the courts are meant to be very good - it's the ideal way for me to prepare for Wimbledon ", wrote the 30-year-old on his official website. Read More »

Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket

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Cricket is a sport that has games that spans over three days, whilst rugby games only go for 80 minutes and soccer games only go for 90 minutes. why does a cricket game take so long? Smith and Warner - the team vice-captain - have been banned from playing professional cricket in Australia for 12 months, and have relinquished their leadership roles. Read More »

Ireland Sets Date For Controversial Abortion Referendum

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Ireland will be conducting a referendum to decide if relaxing its laws on abortion is what the people want, The Guardian reports. Abortion is legal only in rare cases when a woman's life is in danger. If the public votes to repeal the constitutional provision, the Irish government intends to table legislation that would permit women to abort within 12 weeks of pregnancy. Read More »

Tearful Australia coach Lehmann quits over cheat scandal

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Australian cricket is now in a state of turmoil following the bans of captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft after the three players were found guilty of using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test in Cape Town . Read More »

Indianapolis Colts 2018 Mock Draft 4.0: Who Goes Number Six?

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The Titans could try to infuse some youth at the position this year if for no other reason than to have some depth because right now you have Kevin Dodd, Josh Carraway (practice squad) and Aaron Wallace who has ended up injured in both of his seasons in the NFL . Read More »

Steve Smith cries in public: Devastated for shaming cricket

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I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated". Smith's fall from grace has been dramatic, and fast. Reports in the Australia media estimate the suspensions could cost Smith and Warner 5 million Australian dollars ($3.8 million) each in lost earnings and endorsements. Read More »

LeBron James Bails On Monster Dunk To Flip Out Over A Call

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The effort didn't go unnoticed by the North Carolina crowd. Having solidified his status as the best player of this decade, James is leading a rejuvenated Cavaliers squad to the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference this year while putting up 27.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game . Read More »