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BCCI bars Smith, Warner from this year's IPL

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It is my life and I hope it can be, again, ' Smith added. Following Cricket Australia's investigation into the scandal, it has come to light that Smith and Cameron Bancroft knew what they were getting into but it was Warner who developed the "plan to attempt to artificially alter the condition of the ball". Read More »

Cardinals working to close a deal with Greg Holland

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Holland, 32, had a solid season with the Rockies a year ago, saving a league-high 41 games with a 3.61 ERA and a 70/26 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. After posting a 1.62 ERA and 28 saves in the first half, he struggled down the stretch with a 6.82 ERA and 13 saves. Read More »

Messi returns to training after missing Argentina friendlies

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Tomorrow we will see how he feels". We will play in all of the competitions this month and we will see how the players are when they return from global duty. In addition, Andre Gomes and Jasper Cillessen featured in a training session on Wednesday after returning from global duty with Portugal and Netherlands respectively. Read More »

International Olympic Committee chief visits NoKor

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It was not known if Bach would meet during his three-day visit with leader Kim Jong Un, who has just returned from a summit in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping, his first known trip overseas as leader. Bach will remain in North Korea until Saturday and will have meetings with the nation's Olympic officials in a trip agreed a year ago as part of talks between the IOC, and North and South Korea ahead of the Games. Read More »

Darren Lehmann, Australia coach, resigns in tears over ball-tampering scandal

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A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa. "I thought this was tough, but speaking to the players and saying goodbye, telling them the news, that's the toughest thing I've ever had to do", he said. Read More »

Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd Headed To Hall Of Fame

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Maurice Cheeks will also join the heralded trio in Springfield. Kidd and Nash, who rank second and third in career assists, respectively, were among six former National Basketball Association players eligible for the first time. He ranks third all time in assists, and led the league in dimes six times. However, it wasn't until Nash arrived in Dallas in before the 1998-99 season that the native Canadian's career took off. Read More »

EPL: Pochettino speaks ahead of Chelsea, Tottenham clash

Pochettino is expecting a passionate contest and said: "I think, to compare with Arsenal , I think it is similar". "I think it's hard now to say "yes" or "no", to be involved or not in the game". Both Chelsea and Spurs have Champions League ambitions, and this game will go a long way in deciding who plays in Europe next season. "When you play this type of game, the pressure is for both teams". Read More »

The NFL just got its first male cheerleaders

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The Ravens and Colts have male stuntmen, but Peron and Jinnies will be the first-ever male dancers for a professional team. According to Inside Edition , Jinnies said he was "speechless" and Peron said he cried when they heard the news. So he thought, why not give it a try. "And called my friend and I asked her when auditions were for the Rams and she told me Sunday [March 11] and I showed up". Read More »

Lakers lose Lonzo Ball to knee contusion, beat Mavericks, 103-93

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Brook Lopez scored 22 points, Julius Randle added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks , 103-93, on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time). campaign. Two free throws by Randle with 1:09 remaining pushed the Lakers' lead to 10 points, and that was enough to finish off Dallas. It comes as a big relief for the Lakers especially after it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that fellow point guard Isaiah Thomas will be undergoing arthroscopic ... Read More »

Detroit Tigers Opening Day postponed, rescheduled for Friday afternoon

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According to WDIV, this is the first time in history the organization has postponed Opening Day. The Tigers announced that all tickets for the game will be honored Friday, meaning no exchange is necessary. The starters will remain the same Friday: Right-hander Ivan Nova will take the mound for Pittsburgh opposite right-hander Jordan Zimmermann for Detroit . Read More »

Gold Coast: Indian charged over Commonwealth Games 'fake media contingent'

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A GROUP of Indian nationals claiming to be journalists sent to cover the Commonwealth Games has been detained at Brisbane Airport after they raised suspicions of being "not genuine". "We have a skilled network of ALOs at key overseas global airports who can identify travellers of concern and stop them travelling or, as in this case, provide real time information to alert colleagues onshore". Read More »

Ref off! No British referee chosen for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup

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In choosing the referees, world football's governing body will account for experience with the technology in domestic leagues, FIFA competitions and FIFA refereeing seminars since the beginning of the VAR project in 2016. Following the seminar in Coverciano, all of the match officials will take part in a final preparatory seminar at the FIFA World Cup match officials' headquarters in Moscow, which will start ten days before the tournament kicks off. Read More »

Tearful Smith takes 'full responsibility' for ball-tampering scandal

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While Smith and Bancroft were both found guilty of "knowledge" of the plan to cheat, a CA statement credits Warner with the "development" of the plot , suggesting he was the instigator. " Australian cricket has been in an ivory tower for too long", he said. "It completely compromises my values as a player and as a person". I'm embarrassed by that. Read More »

Warner apologizes via social media for ball-tampering role

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Warner, a hard-hitting but divisive batsman in the world game, has become the focus of Australian media, who blame him for the scandal. "I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it", he wrote. People shouted "Cheat" as Smith was escorted by the police. Smith still has a slim chance to captain Australia again but Warner will not be considered at all. Read More »

Australian cricket coach apologises for ball tampering

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Both, Smith and Warner had stepped down as the captain and the vice-captain respectively, during the third Test against South Africa , after the scandal came to light. To see my old man and mum, it hurts. "Saying goodbye to them is hard", he said. Watching axed captain Steve Smith break down repeatedly at a news conference on his return to Australia removed any final doubts about quitting, he said. Read More »

Barcelona Work To Identify Manchester United Target's Potential Replacement

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With this response, Umtiti missed his opportunity to squash any talk of a move to United and commit himself to Barca so I'm sure his answer will have been well received at Old Trafford. It's suggested the France defender is looking for a pay rise worth £140,000 a week, but with Barcelona having recently upped Lionel Messi's salary and also spent big to bring Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele on board, the club are struggling to meet his demands. Read More »

It's only fair that I make this decision, says Darren Lehmann

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An emotional Lehmann said it was entirely his own decision and he had spoken to his bosses in Cricket Australia for the last couple of days. Smith was unable to complete his news conference at Sydney Airport and was ushered out of the room after a short display of raw emotion during which he repeatedly apologised for his misjudgement. Read More »

NCAA Tournament: Best prop bets and odds for the 2018 Final Four

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Grandpa might tell you UCLA or IN should still be IN the mix. With Michigan up by four, Florida State allowed the Wolverines to dribble out the clock without fouling again. "I don't think his activity level during league play was quite as good as it was before, and I think there's reasons for that, but I think he's on a serious uptick right now". Read More »

Jim Kelly out of surgery, headed into recovery

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Jim Kelly at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, February 2, 2017. The long-term prognosis of Wednesday's surgery will be determined in three months when Kelly is scheduled to be screened again, according to Rodak. Surgery began around 9 a.m. on Wednesday and lasted almost 12 hours. Back in 2013, Kelly underwent surgery in his upper jaw bone. Kelly's longtime teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas tweeted his support, and changed his profile picture to a ... Read More »

Ball-tampering ban should not define Smith, Warner's careers: Rohit Sharma

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Cricket Australia have banned Smith and vice-captain David Warner from all global and domestic cricket for a year while Bancroft was exiled for nine months. "I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it", he wrote. Cricket Australia has banned captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner from worldwide and domestic cricket for a year while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was exiled for nine months over the incident during the third Test in South Africa . Read More »

Spain put six past Messi-less Argentina

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Both sides missed good chances in the opening exchanges before Costa bravely prodded in from close range after 12 minutes, despite being clattered by goalkeeper Sergio Romero . Tempers threatened to boil over in the closing stages as Argentina lost their composure, while Dani Parejo came off the bench to make his Spain debut and cap a fine night for Lopetegui, whose side look the team to beat in Russian Federation. Read More »

Lehmann fears for disgraced players' health after scandal

Lehmann, who has been cleared of any involvement in the plot which led to Bancroft using sandpaper to scratch the surface of the ball before hiding the evidence down his pants, told reporters that the three players are "not bad people". "They have made a mistake as everyone else, including myself, has made mistakes in the past". "Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after reviewing Steve and Cameron's hurting it's only fair that I make this decision". Read More »

Emotional ball-tamperer Bancroft breaks silence

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I'll do everything I can to make up for my mistake and the damage it's caused. I'm sorry, ' said a tearful Smith at a press conference on Thursday. - Cricket Australia confirmed that Smith and Warner had been banned from domestic and worldwide cricket for 12 months and Bancroft given a nine-month ban. Read More »

Former Expos great Rusty Staub dead — NewsAlert

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Born Daniel Joseph Staub, the Montreal baseball icon would have turned 74 on Sunday. "A six-time All-Star, he is the only player in major league history to have collected as least 500 hits with four different teams". After retiring from baseball, Staub devoted much of his time to charity through his non-profit organization, The Rusty Staub Foundation. Staub played for five major league teams from 1963 to 1985, including a pair of stints in NY. Read More »

David Warner Apologises For His Role In The Ball Tampering Scandal

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Yesterday, it was the turn of the CA CEO James Sutherland to announce their own punishments - including one for David Warner , who remains a part of the "leadership group" for Australia - with all three of Smith, Warner and Bancroft being sent back home while Lehmann was let off as Tim Paine was made Australia's Test captain. Read More »

New Study Says Going to Concerts Regularly Will Help You Live Longer

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The study, conducted by United Kingdom music venue O2 and Goldsmith's University lecturer Patrick Fagan, measured the psychometrics and heart-rates of participants doing a number of activities as they related to wellbeing. Goldsmith lecturer Patrick Fagan spoke of the " profound " effect going to a gig can have on a person and even recommends you go regularly if you want to boost your " happiness, contentment, productivity and self-esteem at the highest level ". Read More »

Australia coach Darren Lehmann quits in wake of ball-tampering scandal

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CA had slapped one-year bans on Smith and Warner besides announcing a 9-month ban on the 25-year-old opener Bancroft for their involvement in tampering with the cricket ball during the Newlands Test against South Africa. Tasmanian wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine will take over the captaincy ahead of the fourth and final Test match at the Wanderers starting on Friday. Read More »

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 »