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ICC won't change bails after World Cup wicket problems

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Certain that the skipper will feel an instant connect with the gift, she adds, "Our best wishes to all the members of Team India and our captain Virat Kohli for ICC World Cup 2019". Is the stump too thick or too rigid? If indeed, that is the case, the ICC must prevail upon the makers of the LED bails - a wonderful innovation that adds to the spectacle, excites the fans and makes it easy for the TV umpire to come to a decision on when the wicket was actually broken - to improvise on their ... Read More »

Knicks' Kevin Knox on NBA Draft target RJ Barrett: 'That's my guy'

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It feels like I know the place well enough". When asked if he's expecting to be chosen by New York, Barrett said , "If that ends up and I'm still there at three, I would love for them to take me". That being said, it already seemed fairly unlikely for the Cavs to get themselves in position to draft Barrett. And apparently, that's exactly who he wants to play for - under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Read More »

Pats file tampering charges vs. Texans

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The Patriots apparently found some fault with the development. The fact that the Patriots resorted to filing for tampering is rather interesting and could indicate that the interest is mutual between Caserio and the Texans. Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston wrote this week that the Patriots could find a way to block the Texans' interview request, if so inclined. He could have spoken with Caserio then, and that could be the impetus for the tampering charge. Read More »

Premier League 2019/20 fixtures for opening day allegedly leaked online

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We take a look. A kind-looking start sees newly-promoted Norwich City head to Anfield on August 9th - a nice little Friday Night Football offering to get the season up and running - before a trip to Southampton (August 17th) follows. But at the end of the day you have to play everyone twice so why not get them out of the way early. Meanwhile, newbies, Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will also discover how and where they will open up their campaigns back in the top flight ... Read More »

Romelu Lukaku makes Man United transfer decision amid Inter interest

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The striker failed to score in his final eight appearances of the 2018/19 season. Lukaku netted two times as Belgium cruised past Scotland in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Brussels. "He was a young boy when he worked with me, he has grown since then, strong, a goal scorer and he has played for some of the best clubs in the Premier League. Read More »

Is Zinedine Zidane trying to lure Llopis back to Real Madrid?

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Jovic is one of Real's three major signings so far. Jovic's arrival has added to Madrid's wealth of attacking talent, with the likes of Karim Benzema , Vinicius Junior, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Brahim Diaz, Isco, Mariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez all now on the club's books. Read More »

Own goal helps Nigeria top South Korea

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However, France secured the win after Eugenie le Sommer converted a penalty with with 18 minutes remaining to secure top spot in the group. Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's Super Falcons bounced back to winning ways at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup in France following their 2-0 win over South Korea . Read More »

Ajax star advised to move to Man United ahead of FC Barcelona

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Paris Saint-Germain are making progress in their bid to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax with the defender's agent Mino Raiola now in the French capital, sources have told ESPN FC. Raiola , 51, was initially banned by the Italian Football Federation, before Fifa's disciplinary committee extended the sanctions worldwide in May. Read More »

Real Madrid have already spent over 300 million euros

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Rodrygo's signing has been known for some time for 45m euros, as well as 50m euros for Eder Militao , 60m euros for Luka Jovic , 100m euros (for now) for Eden Hazard and then Mendy's fee. The news is no surprise after Didier Deschamps , the France head coach, claimed Mendy was set to move to the Spanish capital. Mendy enjoyed an impressive campaign previous year, playing 30 Ligue 1 matches for Lyon and helping the French side reach the Champions League round of 16. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann Drops Huge Hint On Future

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However, the report states that the lack of Champions League football at Old Trafford next season would be a significant deterrent for the World Cup victor. "Maybe in two weeks we'll know something". "It's crystal clear where he is going to play, I've known since March". The player's release clause is now €200million, after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer. Read More »

Back from cricket, Australia’s Barty now French Open champ

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She hopes that as well as emulating Goolagong, who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, her French Open triumph will open more sporting doors for indigenous youngsters. The response was no surprise to Barty's first coach, Jim Joyce from the West Brisbane Tennis Centre. She had been a successful junior, winning the 2011 Wimbledon girls' title, and played in three doubles finals by then, too. Read More »

Matthijs De Ligt: I Was Shocked By What Cristiano Ronaldo Told Me

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So impressive was de Ligt this season that Ronaldo took a moment after the final whistle on Monday to let the Dutchman know that he would be welcome in Turin should there be interest on his part. Barcelona were favourites for his signature, while Manchester United and Liverpool were also believed to have a chance of signing the youngster. Read More »

Binnington's legendary performance secures Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup

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The Bruins got a tremendous early lift from the crowd in Game 5 and Game 7 but couldn't bury any of their many first-period scoring chances. The Bruins will play the St. Last Sunday he tweeted a picture of the now infamous mugshot of him wearing a St. Louis Blues jersey. But they knocked it out of the park, landing "fist bump kid" Liam Fitzgerald, along with Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the banner captains ahead of the ... Read More »

Blues win Stanley Cup title in Game 7 road victory over Bruins

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The St. Louis Blues won the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup for the first time with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the decisive seventh game of the championship series on Wednesday. The second period was scoreless, then Schenn put it out of reach with 8:35 to play and Sanford made it 4-0 before the Bruins spoiled Binnington's bid for a shutout. Read More »

Rangers suffer transfer blow as Leeds approach Ryan Kent

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Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent spent the 2018-19 season out on loan to SPFL side Rangers FC and the winger was one of the best players in Steven Gerrard's squad. Rangers are also interested but there would be questions over whether the Scottish club could meet Liverpool's asking price. Middlesbrough is another potential destination. Read More »

Ex-Barcelona Chief Slams Real Madrid Over Eden Hazard Deal

Upon the player's move from Chelsea to Real Madrid being confirmed on June 7, Real Madrid requested that the Belgian FA maintain this media silence from their player ahead of his presentation which is set to take place in the Spanish capital this Thursday (June 13th ). Read More »

Turkey accuses Iceland of 'disrespect' at airport

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In a phone call, top diplomats from Turkey and Iceland on Tuesday discussed the mistreatment of Turkish football players who arrived in the country by plane last weekend, according to diplomatic sources. "This is disrespectful. They took everybody's luggage and belongings and searched them repeatedly". " We have been waiting for three hours . We flew for 6.5 hours and we've waited for three hours". Read More »

Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for India’s next two games

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He was eventually out after scoring 117 off 109 balls. "Mr Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb during the CWC 2019 league match against Australia ", the statement added. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Will Not Exercise $21.3M Player Option With Celtics

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Irving could also maintain future flexibility by signing a 1-plus-1 with the Celtics (or any other team), although that would open him up to more questions about his future, which irked him all year in Boston. Overall, Ainge was mostly mum about whether or not Irving will be back in Boston come the 2019-20 season. The Celtics may not be afraid of risk, but they would need to take on a pile of it to acquire Davis. Read More »

McIlroy targets fast US Open start in bid to end major drought

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The problem is eight of those wins, including a PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, came in a two-year stretch from 2015-16. "And it looks like they have the golf course right where they want it right now - which is exciting". "Now this week we're all going to be playing from virtually the same spots, especially if it dries out, the longer guys will be hitting (a) shorter club, shorter guys will be able to hit driver down there, it's overall playing from the same spots, now how do ... Read More »

Ex-Canada global gets death threats for US goal celebration criticism

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But after the game, the team received criticism on Canadian sports network TSN from a pair of former Canadian national team players who thought the Americans showed disrespect by continuing to score with the game out of reach, as well as celebrating each goal despite the score being as lopsided as it was. Read More »

Chris Froome to miss Tour de France after crashing during practice

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Froome won the Tour in 2013 with Team Sky, and in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Team Ineos released a statement that confirmed the 34-year-old crashed towards the end of his route recon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, sustaining injuries including a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs. Read More »

Toronto Raptors have home-court advantage over Golden State Warriors: Crowquill

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VanVleet will be one of the Raptors tasked with guarding Stephen Curry , the perennial MVP contender who averaged 27 points per game during the regular season. "We're going to need him at a high level this series". Against the Raptors , Bogut will likely see more burn, matching up against their big frontline options, including 7-foot-1 Marc Gasol , 6-foot-10 Serge Ibaka and 6-foot-9 Pascal Siakam. Read More »

Woods feels Durant's pain after Achilles injury

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Kevin Durant is dealing with an injury once again after he appeared to tear his right Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the NBA Finals . And as of Monday night, Kevin Durant is another. Few believed Woods could return to competitive golf, much less major-caliber golf. "If he popped it, then that's six to nine months of rehabbing", said Woods. Read More »

Juventus director Paratici: Pogba? Let's wait for the new coach

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Maradona is now in charge of Dorados de Sinaloa in the Mexican second tier. United have already allowed Ander Herrera - a player admired by Maradona - to leave for PSG on a free transfer and Maradona has also offered a candid assessment of midfielder Paul Pogba , blasting the Frenchman as work shy. Read More »

Manchester United great thinks Frank Lampard can be Chelsea’s Pep Guardiola

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England coach Steve Holland, Ajax's Erik ten Hag, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Watford's Javi Gracia are now all contenders for the Chelsea job. "So are you going to continue doing that, and keep blowing money away with these managers who you have to pay up after two years?" "Or are you going with someone who the fans will love to have back". Read More »

13-0 win 'part of growing the game', says U.S. captain

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Make no mistake, the United States of America are the favourites to win a fourth World Cup for a reason, they have the best squad, more depth, more options and in Alex Morgan , arguably the best player at the tournament. "For all that have issue with many goals: for some players this is there first World Cup goal, and they should be excited", 2015 World Cup victor Wambach wrote via Twitter. Read More »

Madison Bumgarner, Max Muncy get into it after pimped home run

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And to put a cherry on top of it all, he revealed his response to Bumgarner yelling at him. "I told him: 'If you don't want me to watch the ball you can go in the ocean and get it, '" Muncy said. Pedro Baéz worked around a walk in the eighth, and Kenley Jansen struck out two in a ideal ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances to complete the Dodgers' major league-high ninth shutout this season. Read More »

Fury: Andy Ruiz Will Win Again, Joshua is Not The Better Boxer

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There was a rematch clause written into the contract and Eddie Hearn exercised it on Tuesday, the promoter announcing the two fighters would meet again at the end of the year and that he hopes it would take place in the UK. Ruiz spoke to Fight Hub about the rematch, and what his demands are for the bout to take place in the United Kingdom. He would prefer the clash to be in his home country, Mexico. Read More »

Du Plessis hopes De Villiers row sparks South Africa

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South Africa who lost their first three games, reached 29-2 in the 7.3 overs possible in Southampton . Faf du Plessis said that he received a call from AB de Villiers , requesting his worldwide comeback during the IPL 2019 but by then the selectors had already made up their mind and finalised the full squad for the World Cup 2019. Read More »

South Africa coach Gibson irked by De Villiers storm

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The former West Indies pacer, who has been coaching South Africa since August 2017, said that the door for a possible return for de Villiers was open till December 2018 after which South Africa played Pakistan and Sri Lanka before the start of the World Cup. Read More »

Norway dominates Super Falcons in 3-0 win, Onome Ebi marks Milestone

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Two became three minutes later when the ball was whipped in for Utland, the striker leaning to reach it with her head, Osinachi Ohale's intervention only enough to take it past her own goalkeeper. Thembi Kgatiana's goal in the 25th minute had given the South Africans the lead until the 70th minute when Jennifer Hermoso made it 1-1 from the spot. Read More »

Tony Parker says he’s retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

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For his career, the six-time All Stars boasts averages of 15.5 points, 5.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. Additionally, he told The Undefeated , he'll open an global school in Lyon, France, called the Tony Parker Adequat Academy. The next chapter for Parker includes spending time in France as the owner and president of ASVEL - a French men's and women's basketball club. Parker said on Twitter. Read More »