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Cricket law arbiters have their say on Ravi Ashwin's Mankad

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Ravichandran Ashwin's "Mankading" dismissal of batsman Joe Buttler on Monday became the highlight of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between KXIP and Rajasthan Royals and sparked a big debate on social media. @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. "It's been quite a day for me on twitter", he wrote. Warne was most critical of Ashwin, calling his action "disgraceful" and against the spirit of the game. Read More »

2 NCAA Tournament Futures to Bet Right Now — March Madness Simulations

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According to the collegiate sports governing body's website, the chances of correctly predicting all 63 games is hard to quantify, but if each game was treated as a coin flip, the odds would be 1 in 9.2 quintillion. "My wife [Casandra] was sitting next to me, and I had it on speaker phone", Nigl told the Columbus Dispatch . To find out, we simulated the NCAA Tournament 10,000 times using our Bracket Simulator to see which teams have the best chance of reaching the Final Four and ... Read More »

Caboclo's career-high 24 points lead Grizzlies past Thunder

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Thursday, the Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies with Westbrook looking to become just the second player in National Basketball Association history to record eight consecutive triple-doubles. OKC trimmed the lead to six several times but could not get closer. The Oklahoma City Thunder seemed to have found their groove after a win over the Toronto Raptors , however, a trip to Memphis brought them back to reality. Read More »

Flyers sign 2018 first-rounder Joel Farabee to entry-level contract

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Joel Farabee , ladies and gentlemen! Wow. He led the team in almost every offensive category, including goals (17), assists (19) and overall points (36) in 37 games played. He posted five points at the tournament and helped his team claim a silver medal. Farabee will be eligible to play for either the Flyers or Phantoms next season, to be determined by the results of offseason training and training camp performance. Read More »

Michael Irvin had biopsy to test for throat cancer

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A doctor eventually advised him to get a throat biopsy, Irvin said. Growing up in the ghetto of Fort Lauderdale [FL], the one thing you have to conquer to get out is FEAR. Irvin said problems with his voice lasted for almost two months after the game, so he visited doctors and they opted to schedule a biopsy on Irvin's throat to see if there could be more serious problems. Read More »

Blue Jays trade Kendrys Morales to Oakland A's

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In a very unexpected move, the club announced the trade of Kendrys Morales to the Oakland A's. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets that Olson will be out anywhere from six to eight weeks. That would allow the Blue Jays to give Teoscar Hernandez plenty of time at DH while fielding a strong defensive outfield with any combination of Kevin Pillar , Randal Grichuk , Billy McKinney and Alford. Read More »

Mets, Jacob deGrom Reach Agreement On Five-Year, $137.5 Million Deal

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The deal covers 2019 through 2023, and there's a $32.5 million club option for 2024 that could take its overall value to six years and $170 million. "Jake's the best pitcher in baseball right now". But now, he'll restructure his deal for 2019 and 2020 and make big, new money in 2021 and 2022 ($33.5M). Even teammate Noah Syndergaard grew unhappy on behalf of deGrom , saying deGrom "deserves whatever amount he's worth". Read More »

WWE star insults Rob Gronkowski during event at TD Garden

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Lio Rush was booed heavily by the Boston crowd after he called Gronkowski a "hot piece of garbage" during an exchange with Finn Bálor on Monday Night Raw. We're all still really proud of that moment. "He'd be a flawless fit". "I want to thank my loved ones, most importantly my wife Chantel and our four children, for their constant support as we enter this exciting new chapter of our lives". Read More »

AAF In Danger of Folding After One Season of Play

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The league is now halfway through its inaugural season and so far, every player is signed to a three-year contract. The current AAF management had the goal of building up its own brand before potentially becoming a feeder system to the NFL by Year 3, but Dundon pivoted and immediately began pushing for the AAF to become a minor league. Read More »

FSU's Cofer to miss Sweet 16 after father's death

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And while most teams would treat Florida State as just another one, Gonzaga doesn't. Gonzaga is one of the few teams that can match the Seminoles size up front, and the Bulldogs also have plenty of shooters. Sam Fuehring had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assist & 3 blocks. Look for Kabengele to have a breakout game to improve his NBA Draft stock as the Seminoles advance in a tight one. Read More »

Chelsea midfielder Barkley: At 25 I'm now coming into my own

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While Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and the teenage wingers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi have caught the eye, Barkley has also made a significant impact and scored his first worldwide goals since 2015 in Podgorica. It is how I am maturing as a person and a player. We can all still improve. "It was my best performance for England ", he added. We're not in the game to accept where we are. Read More »

Mike Trout: Leaving Angels 'never crossed my mind'

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The entire offseason was about the two players, something that it seems Trout wanted to avoid. "I want to bring a championship back to Anaheim". It was the first news conference since the center-fielder's 12-year, $426.5million extension made him the highest-paid player in Major League Baseball history. Read More »

Bianca Andreescu retires from 4th-round match at Miami Open

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After the 4-6, 6-4, 1-6 loss, Kerber and Andreescu went to shake hands, only for the former world No. 1 to limply grab the Canadian's hand while saying: "You're the biggest drama queen ever ". "I didn't think she was going to (end the match earlier), but she's had so many matches and I'm sure she's worn out", Kontaveit said. "I expected a lot of good things from her but I think I was one step ahead today". Read More »

Lonzo Ball Covers Up Big Baller Brand Tattoo

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Either way, Ball and Big Baller Brand are no longer an item, and Lonzo wasted no time in covering his tattoo that featured the "triple B" Big Baller Brand logo. Charles Barkley didn't mince words when talking about LaVar Ball . Everyone I know who has encountered Lonzo has said he seems like a really good kid. Read More »

Kobe Bryant Ranks Himself Above Michael Jordan, LeBron James

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In December, Bryant appeared on Alex Rodriguez and Big Cat's podcast, "The Corp", and said the GOAT debate was an immature question . To play the game, players take turns asking each other juicy questions. We can't imagine just how bad cow tongue tastes, but it must be pretty terrible for Bryant to blurt out an answer, full well knowing that it'd be posted all over the internet. Read More »

Blue Jays sign veteran right-hander Hudson

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The native of Simcoe, Ont., was released from a minor-league deal on Saturday after being diagnosed with a stress reaction on a bone in his right elbow. Axford's time with the Dodgers proved forgettable. Last season, the 32-year-old Hudson went 3-2 with a 4.11 ERA with the Dodgers, throwing 46 innings with 44 strikeouts and 18 walks. Read More »

Halep battles into fourth round clash with Venus

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In the final set, both ladies preserving to lay aside their fourth-round spot in the Miami Open 2019, Halep held an early break at 2-1 in the deciding set and further dominated the third set by leading with a break. The Romanian, who will also move up the to the top of the rankings if she reaches the final and Petra Kvitova doesn't win the title, will certainly have to put in a better display than the patchy performance which eventually sent the gutsy Hercog, the world number 93 from ... Read More »

Is Nick Kyrgios a "Dick"?

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Nick Kyrgios has taken a stand against "racist, homophobic" abuse. The circus came to town on Sunday night at the Hard Rock Stadium. It was at this point the chair umpire, amid jeering from the crowd, told Kyrgios over his microphone: "Nick, that's enough". Read More »

Conor Hourihane fires Ireland to win over Georgia

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It's a good place to be, isn't it, after two games? 'There was a lot that pleased me tonight - individual performances, the all-round team performance, which I thought was excellent. Thirty-three minutes into the match at the Aviva Stadium, fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch in protest at recent developments at the FAI. I thought the atmosphere was brilliant'. Read More »

IPL 2019 | MCC Reading of Law Raises Doubt Over Ashwin 'Mankad'

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I didn't even load and he (Buttler) left the crease. Later on we needed 39 off 4 overs and we thought that could have been done easily. He explained himself during the post-match presentation stating, 'Look, it was very instinctive. "Over to u BCCI - this a not a good look for the #IPL", Warne wrote in his twitter handle. "We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue", he said. Read More »

Pakistan vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

A record opening stand by centurion Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja fired Australia to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the second ODI in Sharjah on Sunday but the victory was soured by an injury to seamer Jhye Richardson. But Finch fell victim to Yasir Shah, the veteran spinner he has tormented throughout the series , in the 42nd over. Junaid Khan dismissed Shaun Marsh for 14 to leave Australia struggling at 20-2 but Finch added 84 for the third wicket with Peter Handscomb (47 ... Read More »

IPL 2019 | Pakistan Bans Broadcast of IPL

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Chaudhry also accused the Indian team of politicising cricket. "During the PSL, the way the Indian companies and the government treated Pakistan cricket. How did the BCCI respond? Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow spearhead a list of 11 English cricketers set to play in the glitz and the glamour of the 2019 IPL. Read More »

Johnny Manziel helps lead comeback in AAF debut

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Quarterback Brandon Silvers was the hero for Memphis (2-5), despite the Express recently signing former Texas A&M, National Football League and CFL QB Johnny Manziel . The Express went three-and-out. "Let me know if you want in on it". The 26-year-old was cut late last month by the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL for violating his contract but promised he's ready to make the most of his latest opportunity. Read More »

Dell Technologies Match Play

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A similar run this week wouldn't be surprising for the world No. 1 who already has two wins to his credit this year. The 43-year-old won the WGC-Match Play three times during its one-and-done era but now the event sees each of the 64 competitors play three group matches before the knockout phase begins. Read More »

Kingsbury to allow Cardinals 'cell phone breaks'

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And in that scenario, consider the New York Giants interested. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that while the Giants remain unsure of the Cardinals' intentions, they are prepared to explore a blockbuster trade for Rosen should he be made available. Read More »

Golfers stunned by giant alligator

Those who tune in to the PGA Tour will have seen alligators before at courses in Florida and Georgia - notably at the Masters in Augusta - but for one to so brazenly stride out across the green is certainly a rarity. "At first, I thought it was the maintenance crew on the other side of the brush cutting it back or something". "That is nuts", Vance can be heard saying in the video. Read More »

Texas Tech dominates Buffalo for spot in Sweet 16

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Beard and the Red Raiders left Boston with a 12-point loss to the eventual national champion, but also gained quite a bit in defeat. Texas Tech started fast and finished strong while taking a 33-25 halftime advantage. Tech has thrived with transfers like Tariq Owens (22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in two NCAA Tournament games so far) and Matt Mooney (20 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, seven steals in the two victories). Read More »

Stunning Finch powers Australia to victory in UAE

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Finch and Khawaja have produced opening stands of zero, three, 63, 76, 83, 193 and 209 since coming together at the start of the recent tour of India. Jhye Richardson (2-16) took the first two wickets but suffered a dislocated shoulder after landing awkwardly on his bowling arm when attempting to prevent a boundary. Read More »

Owners vote to make OPI, DPI, non-calls reviewable

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This is an unprecedented victory for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and team owner Gayle Benson, who were seen exiting the meeting with suppressed grins. I think we do that in a lot of other things. It will be re-evaluated next year. The owners were scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, but it wasn't clear if a vote would take place at that time or on Wednesday morning. Read More »