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Lehmann to resign as Australia coach

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I panicked in that situation and I'm very sorry. Smith broke down again as he said he hoped the mistakes he has made can be a lesson to people in the future. "To all of my teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world, and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry, I'm sorry". "I am satisfied that the sanctions properly reflect a balance between the need to protect the integrity and reputation of the game and theneed to maintain the possibility of redemption for theindividuals ... Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki plans to return to Mavericks next season

I've only missed one game all season". The Philadelphia 76ers lost a key player during the first minute of the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks, as center Joel Embiid was ruled out for the remainder of the contest due to a facial contusion. Read More »

Ben Simmons' hilarious reaction to Karl-Anthony Towns' 56-point outburst

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The Atlanta Hawks continue to get disrespected both on and off the court. During Simmons' livestream, Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns , an avid gamer and popular Twitch user himself, hopped on with him. The Wolves led by as many as 16 points and never trailed by more than six all night. The performance couldn't have come at a more crucial time for his team. Read More »

Murray making progress in injury return

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If things go well, the former world No 1 could make his competitive return before Rosmalen, which runs from June 11 to 17. Andy Murray is on target to return for the grass season and Wimbledon. Scot Andy Murray hit the practice court with his promising countryman Aidan McHugh. Murray has not competed on the tour since hobbling out of the quarter-finals of Wimbledon against Sam Querrey past year but he is booked in for action between 11-17 June for the ATP 250 event. Read More »

France holds state funeral for police hero of Trebes siege

Morocco criticized French authorities Wednesday for not sharing their information on the Moroccan-French gunman who carried out deadly attacks in southern France. A 17-year-old male friend of Lakdim's was released Tuesday for lack of evidence of involvement. Three former presidents - Francois Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Valery Giscard d'Estaing - attended the ceremony. Read More »

India tasted their first victory over England, Mandhana hits another knock

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In the second innings, they did have their moments in the middle scalping Mithali Raj and Jemimah Rodrigues cheaply. But Mandhana, who got a life on 13, made the most of it and punished the England bowlers. By chasing the Target of 108 runs, India lost Mithali Raj as their first wicket. However, once the opener was caught and bowled by Deepti Sharma for 31, India's spinners took control. Read More »

LA Galaxy signing Ibrahimovic: Sweden always calling me

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That means he is only taking home £16,000-a-week, a huge drop from his giant £350,000-a-week wage packet at United. Former Arsenal, Chelsea and England midfielder earned a basic salary of $350,000 a year ago, as confirmed by the official MLS wages list and while Ibrahimovic is earning more following his high-profile arrival in America, the figures suggest he is will have to accept a position as one of the lesser paid players at his latest club. Read More »

Real Madrid slap minimum price on Gareth Bale

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The future of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid has been in the air since January, and there are reports that Tottenham want him back in the Premier League. Los Blancos have been linked with a number of players in recent months including Neymar, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Mo Salah, as well as a whole host of top class goalkeepers too. Read More »

Joel Embiid (facial contusion) makes early exit for 76ers on Wednesday

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The Sixers now have their most victories since the 2002-2003 season. "I know I hit him, but I believe he is OK", Fultz said. "There isn't a team in the Eastern Conference I'm intimidated by". "You have to play well to win on the road", Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. "He has had the same mentality". Brown scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 for the Celtics, who won their fifth straight despite a short-handed roster. Read More »

Late shot pushes Celtics over Jazz

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But the 30-plus minutes he had played - the most since he returned to action after suffering a concussion earlier this month - and the usual fatigue players not used to the altitude change in Utah, were setting in at the worst time - late in the fourth quarter of a tightly contested game. Read More »

Wild Game Chef Breaks Down Deer Leg in Front of Vegan Protesters

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It's led to the eating place being targeted by angry animal rights activists. "So I went and got a deer leg". "I'm going to have my own protest". It seems to be an interesting way both parties have chosen to handle the situation and we can only say that both have the right to share their views on the matter. Read More »

Kansas coach Bill Self: "We haven't kicked the door in yet"

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Villanova punched their ticket with a 71-59 defeat of third-seeded Texas Tech in their Elite Eight matchup Sunday. They were part of each of the past two KU runs, which stopped in the Elite Eight. One of Newman's favorite players, UConn standout Kemba Walker, made a name for himself at the end of the 2010-11 season. It's tough when you see a pair of 1 seeds squaring off when the other side has lower seeds battling for a spot in the national title game because someone here has to lose. Read More »

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault

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The Seattle Seahawks released Boykin, who was a backup quarterback on the team, on Tuesday in the wake of the allegations. He called the allegations false and said he wasn't involved in a physical fight. He was arrested in Dallas a year ago when a vehicle he was a passenger in hit several people on a sidewalk. In 2015, Boykin was arrested for assaulting a police officer and public intoxication shortly before the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio during his senior season at TCU. Read More »

Del Potro Outlasts Raonic For A Spot In The Semis

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Canada's Milos Raonic breezed by France's Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 in his fourth-round match at the Miami Open. "We both played well, the difference was perhaps that I just played better in the tie-breaks". Raonic, seeded 20th, improved his lifetime record against Chardy to 7-0. But the resilient Del Potro - seeking back-to-back-to-back trophies - rallied to outlast Raonic after nearly three hours and consecutive tie-breaks in Miami midweek. Read More »

David Warner apologises for Australia ball-tampering involvement

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Lehmann also said the finding that he had not known about the ball tampering plan was correct. Warner will never again be considered for a leadership role in an Australian team. Australian great Shane Warne said the players had been harshly treated and the punishment does not fit the crime, referring to a "tornado of hysteria" in a post on Facebook . Read More »

Some 'Hearthstone' cards will be phased out with April's expansion

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Tournaments have a start time, and once you're signed up and online when it starts you'll be automatically matched with other players in a swiss tournament that's entirely managed inside the game itself. Called Year of the Raven , the new content is named for one of the heavenly bodies surrounding Azeroth. "We're working on a feature that will help you run a Hearthstone tournament from your own home or Fireside Gathering! " the update read. Read More »

Florida woman's parking accident sends vehicle into pool with husband, child inside

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But her forgetfulness was to get worse, as she ran back for the cash without putting the handbrake on. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the auto rolled downhill and hit a fence before ending up in the pool. "Apparently, it didn't go all the way into park", the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post . The incident happened on Okaloosa Island, located on Florida's panhandle. Read More »

Ball Tampering: Top sponsor Magellan terminates Cricket Australia partnership

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CHEATS Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are facing a world ban from senior cricket after LYING in the ball-tampering scandal. He said cricket's governing body in Australia didn't want it known that the global Twenty20 cricket circuit, headlined by the Indian Premier League, meant players could leave the CA system and still earn a rich living as a professional cricketer. Read More »

Ball tampering row: What is going on, said Darren Lehmann on walkie-talkie

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Overall, he was reasonably well respected by team-mates and people outside of the Australian cricket team. The governing body's CEO James Sutherland confirmed in his press conference on Wednesday morning that he was satisfied only three people were involved in the scandal - captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and bowler Cameron Barncroft. Read More »

Venus Williams stunned by qualifier Danielle Collins at Miami Open

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EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSERVenus Williams of the USA in action against Danielle Collins of the USA during their women's quarterfinal round match at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida, USA, 28 March 2018. He'll hope that trend continues in the semifinals. Isner - who ousted second-seeded Marin Cilic earlier this week - will next face either No. 5 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina or No. Read More »

Vaughan 'pretty sure' Oz tampered with ball during Ashes

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The ICC on Sunday said Australia captain Steve Smith , who had stepped down during the third Test match against South Africa , has been given one-match suspension and fined 100 percent of his match fee. We've written to Cricket South Africa . We'll see what happens. Broad has also accused the Aussies of hypocrisy and whingeing after being targeted by Aussie coach Darren Lehmann before the Ashes tour in 2013 after refusing to walk when he edged a catch in the Trent Bridge Test that year. Read More »

Goswami misses out on Australia series due to heel injury

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While the squad for the same will be named later. The Indian women's team are fresh from their victory against South Africa, where they scripted history by clinching a double series win in a single tour for the first time ever. "The ODI series will be followed by the T20I tri-series and the squad for the same will be named later", BCCI said in a release. Joining her will be Sophie Molineux, Nicola Carey and Belinda Vakarewa. Read More »

Premier League Looking At Possibility Of Two-Week Winter Break

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Five Premier League games would take place on one weekend and the other five on the following weekend, ensuring at least a 13-day break for clubs. According to numerous reports , the Premier League have reached an agreement for an annual two-week break in early February - prior to the return of the Champions League and Europa League knockout rounds. Read More »

Capello leaves Jiangsu Suning amid Italy job links

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He is said to have left the Jiangsu Province capital on Monday though the club is yet to make an official announcement. Jiangsu is now 12th in the 16-team CSL on three points. It eventually finished the season in 12th place. Capello handed in his resignation due to personal reasons, and his resignation was accepted by the club with the contract being terminated before its expiration date, Jiangsu Suning told Xinhua. Read More »

Citing Safety, NFL Threatens to Get Rid of Kickoffs

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The impetus, of course, is player safety. It appears the league isn't done with their war on kickoffs yet, though. If what current Packers president Mark Murphy says is true, that great moment would have never transpired. In fact, he provides the rate of concussions on kickoffs compared to other plays. Sure, it might cost a handful of return specialists their jobs in the long run, but could keep far more players healthy. Read More »

Peyton Manning turned down Fox's offer for TNF

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In the wake of Tony Romo's rookie success as CBS' lead analyst, both ESPN's " Monday Night Football " and Fox's " Thursday Night Football " went hard after Manning, feeling he is a bigger name with the potential to match Romo's success. Brett Favre is also in the mix as a long shot. Panthers tight end Greg Olsen also had a tryout, but the Charlotte Observer reported this week that the team expects Olsen to keep playing. Read More »

LeBron James thinks he should be NBA MVP

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James Johnson and Josh Richardson each had 15 points for the Heat . Cleveland Coach Tyronn Lue now is taking a leave of absence because of health issues. Since his return, the Cavs have gone 5-0 with Love averaging 20.3 points and 10 rebounds per game over the win streak. It's possible for an MVP to play for a team outside of first place, but in LeBron's case, it doesn't seem likely to happen in 2018. Read More »

Smith, Warner get 12-month bans

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An investigation led by CA head of integrity Iain Roy had concluded that only three players had prior knowledge of Australia's ball tampering in Cape Town. Now, he's an outcast in his sport, only allowed to play club cricket for the next year. Steve Smith and Bancroft can not hold leadership roles for the first 12 months after the end of their suspensions. Read More »

National Football League expected to have Jerry Jones reimburse legal fees

Goodell made a decision to seek reimbursement from Jones after consulting with other owners and this action has been approved by the league's finance committee , per ESPN . The battle between Jerry Jones (right) and Roger Goodell continues. The move is consistent with Jones "I'll do it my way" M.O. In 1995, Jones struck deals with Pepsi and American Express to sponsor the Cowboys while the league had official deals with Coca-Cola and Visa. Read More »

Spurs' Aldridge (knee) set for MRI on Wednesday

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Coming into Tuesday's contest against Washington, San Antonio was sixth in the West with a three-game lead on the ninth seed. So hopefully it's just a one-half thing because if not it's really going to get tough to score down the stretch. We've got tough opponents. Aldridge is the biggest reason San Antonio's season hasn't been derailed by Leonard's absence - and a tough schedule ahead makes the matchup-nightmare center's status worth watching. Read More »

Cinderella Loyola a nightmare opponent for Beilein, Michigan

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The upstarts had their fun on the left side of the bracket. Bettors are forced to act relatively fast on the first two weekends of the NCAA Tournament , with only a few days separating matchups being set and the games playing out. It starts with Zavier Simpson , who is one of the most annoying and pesky players on the defensive end of the floor in all of college basketball. Villanova has the highest-scoring offense (87 points per game) in the nation, but even ranked No. Read More »

Irish dancing back to Final Four after beating OR 84-74

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They were giddy, and I think they had mentally said 'That was our goal, we had accomplished it.' And here I am going 'We're one game away from the Final Four. "We just had to be able to punch back, and we didn't", Ionescu said. OR and Notre Dame have combined for only seven losses, including five to No. 1 seeds. Read More »