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Ball-tampering scandal a 'train wreck' for under-fire team Ball-tampering scandal a 'train wreck' for under-fire team
- March 27, 2018

Moments later, Bancroft is seen producing a yellow item from his pocket and putting it inside the front part of his trousers, and when he was approached by umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth, the Australian opener showed them a black item - possibly his sunglass cleaning cloth - and with his captain Steve Smith also part of the discussion. (more...)
Rams 13/1 to win 2019 Super Bowl After Signing Ndamukong Suh 3/27/18 Rams 13/1 to win 2019 Super Bowl After Signing Ndamukong Suh 3/27/18
- March 27, 2018

The defensive tackle, who was just three years into a six-year deal worth a whopping $114 million with the Dolphins , recorded 15.5 sacks while playing in all 48 regular season games during his time in Florida. The Rams also announced the signing of linebacker Ramik Wilson, who played the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, starting 17 games. The Jets also have the most money to spend under the salary cap. (more...)
Zion Williamson Puts On Show During Dunk Contest Zion Williamson Puts On Show During Dunk Contest
- March 27, 2018

He competed against Nassir Little, Olivia Nelson-Odoba, Jahvon Quinerly, Devon Dotson, Darius Garland, Keldon Johnson and Quintin Grimes. Williamson because an internet sensation as a high school sophomore because of his highlight reel slams. (more...)
Bayern President Disappoints Real Madrid Fans Bayern President Disappoints Real Madrid Fans
- March 27, 2018

And Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has urged the 29-year-old to give the Bundesliga side his full attention while the season is still going on. Lewandowski remains one of the standout strikers in world football and has enjoyed another prolific season that has seen him score 32 goals in 37 games so far across all competitions. (more...)
Champions League rule changes: UEFA reveal dynamic new steps Champions League rule changes: UEFA reveal dynamic new steps
- March 27, 2018

These changes were among several announced by European football's governing body on Tuesday and they follow decisions made by UEFA's executive committee in February and the game's law-making body, the International Football Association Board, earlier this month. (more...)
Ball-tampering scandal: Matt Renshaw added to Australian squad Ball-tampering scandal: Matt Renshaw added to Australian squad
- March 27, 2018

Australian cricket has been rocked by the ball-tampering scandal that overshadowed the heavy 322-run defeat in the third Test in South Africa. Bancroft was slapped with a fine of 75% of his match fee and three demerit points after trying to alter the condition of the ball with a yellow sticky tape containing granules, an act that was caught on television. (more...)
China's trade minister promises action on India's trade deficit China's trade minister promises action on India's trade deficit
- March 27, 2018

Recent reports said that Chinese military was trying to work around or outflank the Indian troops at the Dokalam area. Bambawale said the dispute had started because China had "altered the status quo" in the region and that both sides should refrain from doing so in future to maintain peace and stability. (more...)
British yachtsman missing at sea after falling overboard during Volvo Ocean Race British yachtsman missing at sea after falling overboard during Volvo Ocean Race
- March 27, 2018

On its website, Volvo Ocean Race said Mr Fisher is originally from England's south coast, but now lives in Adelaide. The chances of recovering a British yachtsman who fell overboard during a round-the-world race in the Atlantic Ocean are "diminishing", organisers say. (more...)
Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals skipper
- March 27, 2018

The question that still remains is whether Smith would be available for the Royals this season. While Steve Smith has also stepped down as Rajasthan Royals captain after Australia's , it seems like Warner might have to let go of his leadership responsibilities too at Sunrisers Hyderabad . (more...)
Giants sign former Dolphins safety Michael Thomas to 2-year deal Giants sign former Dolphins safety Michael Thomas to 2-year deal
- March 27, 2018

It's not surprising that the Dolphins aren't re-signing Thomas, then, considering owner Stephen Ross' comments to the Daily News in early March that "all of our players will be standing". His 55 special teams tackles over the past four seasons tied him for the league lead. Thomas has spent all five of his National Football League seasons with the Miami Dolphins after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers , where he spent his rookie season on the practice ... (more...)
Pacers pull away late to clinch playoff spot Pacers pull away late to clinch playoff spot
- March 27, 2018

Should they slip, the Pacers will be happy to take over the No. 4 seed. The Heat announced during Sunday's game that the baby arrived - 6 pounds, 8 ounces and checking in at 19 inches long. Darren Collison then hit two jumpers to essentially seal it. They now sit at 43-31, 5th place in the East, and could finish anywhere between 3rd and 8th depending on how the last eight games shake out. (more...)
Sponsors put Australian cricket on notice Sponsors put Australian cricket on notice
- March 27, 2018

A final decision is expected by Wednesday evening (India time) as Cricket Australia's CEO James Sutherland left for South Africa to join up with the rest of his colleagues. Bancroft was filmed not only rubbing the ball with the dirtied tape but also concealing the evidence down the front of his pants. A charge of conduct contrary to the spirit of the game includes a possible life ban. (more...)
Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain Argentina coach says Messi fit to play Spain
- March 27, 2018

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui says his team's friendly against Argentina is "a lovely fixture" made all the more appealing by the likely involvement of Lionel Messi . Sampaoli has outlined Messi's importance to Argentina - who are without knee-injury-victim Sergio Aguero - by revealing the side will be set up to get the best out of him. (more...)
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo get kiss from pitch-invading Portugal fan Watch Cristiano Ronaldo get kiss from pitch-invading Portugal fan
- March 27, 2018

Jasper Cillessen, Kenny Tete, Nathan Ake, Tonny Vilhena, Davy Propper, Donny van de Beek and Ryan Babel all came into the side. And Netherlands got a second shortly after - Babel heading in Matthijs de Ligt's drilled cross from close range. (more...)
Michael Porter Jr. declares for Draft Michael Porter Jr. declares for Draft
- March 27, 2018

Many draft analysts list him as a Lottery pick. Michael Porter Jr . talked of leaving a legacy at Missouri. Porter showed signs of why he was a top-ranked recruit in the class of 2017, but there were also a lot of examples of rust and not being in game shape, which is understandable given the length of his absence. (more...)
England suspected ball tampering in the Ashes
- March 27, 2018

Sugar granules could be used as an abrasive to help scuff up the ball, but the matter was explained away at the time as an innocent way of a player taking an energy boost on the field in hot, strength-sapping conditions. Vice captain, David Warner has also raised eyebrows on his own with his rather unusual strapping on his fingers also being questioned. Captain Steve Smith later said Bancroft had been acting on instructions from the "leadership group". (more...)
Fultz returns for Sixers Fultz returns for Sixers
- March 27, 2018

Fultz's role is expected to be as the primary backup to Ben Simmons early on, with the (other) rookie assuming lead ballhandling duties on the second unit. "Knowing what I know and seeing what I've seen an understanding how special that kid is from a human being stand point, it's a good day". Markelle Fultz and his enigmatic shot are coming out of hiding. (more...)
Buffalo Sabres, Casey Mittelstadt agree to entry-level deal Buffalo Sabres, Casey Mittelstadt agree to entry-level deal
- March 26, 2018

Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres . - Gophers hockey freshman and Eden Prairie, Minnesota native Casey Mittelstadt is officially taking his game to the professional level. This season with the Gophers, Mittelstadt was second in team scoring with 11 goals and 30 points in 34 games. Mittelstadt is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and was a member of the bronze-medal-winning United States team at the World Junior hockey championships held in ... (more...)
Bill Belichick says he and Tom Brady have 'good line of communication' Bill Belichick says he and Tom Brady have 'good line of communication'
- March 26, 2018

It will not work. Kraft, speaking to a horde of media at the NFL Annual Meeting, declined to talk specifics about the pending sale but said it's his understanding based on a presentation at the meetings that the goal is to have a finalist the owners can vote on in late May. (more...)
Toyota Yaris Sedan Premieres With Cute Looks, Same Mazda2 Footings Toyota Yaris Sedan Premieres With Cute Looks, Same Mazda2 Footings
- March 26, 2018

The Yaris sedan is essentially still a Mazda2 in Toyota clothing. For the new model year, the sedan will be offered in three trim levels, L, LE, XLE, each building upon the previous one in terms of features and equipment. Sales of the 2019 Yaris sedan will commence this fall. There's no word yet as to whether the vehicle will boast Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are two technologies Toyota has stubbornly refused to include in its cars even while the rest of the industry has ... (more...)
Justin Thomas to face Bubba Watson in Match Play semis Justin Thomas to face Bubba Watson in Match Play semis
- March 26, 2018

Thomas made quick work of Si Woo Kim in the morning, and then trailed for the first time all week against Kyle Stanley - just not for long. His only loss was to Johnson a year ago in the quarterfinals, and he needed only 31 holes to beat Patrick Reed and Cameron Smith of Australia. (more...)
Tim Tebow Expected to Start 2018 in Binghamton Tim Tebow Expected to Start 2018 in Binghamton
- March 26, 2018

The Rumble Ponies have not officially confirmed the announcement. Binghamton is the Class AA affiliate of the New York Mets . If previous year is any template, Tebow could spend 60-something games at Double-A this season before moving up to Triple-A. (more...)
Kane is the world's best, says Spurs team-mate Son Kane is the world's best, says Spurs team-mate Son
- March 26, 2018

The 24-year-old hitman suffered an ankle injury in the 4-1 win at Bournemouth two weeks ago following a collision with Artur Boruc. England global Kane has been out injured sine earlier this month but is expected back in training in April ahead of Tottenham's Premier League run-in and England's World Cup finals campaign. (more...)
England boss Gareth Southgate praises Joe Hart's professionalism
- March 26, 2018

That leaves plenty of voids to fill and while the likes of Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard enhanced their prospects on Friday, other members of the squad will get their chance at Wembley on Tuesday. "There's some super-exciting young players". The 22-year-old spoke to journalists ahead of the friendly, with the Daily Mail picking up his quotes: "I always try to show myself in one-on-one (situations) and open up gaps". (more...)
Grand Rapids Drive player Zeke Upshaw dies after collapsing during game Grand Rapids Drive player Zeke Upshaw dies after collapsing during game
- March 26, 2018

Here is the full statement , which says that Upshaw "made his transition at 11:16 a.m." on Monday morning. We ask that you respect our privacy at this time. His professional career began in 2014, as he spent a few years overseas before joining the Grand Rapids Drive of the then-NBA D-League in 2016. Upshaw also played for the Drive last season. (more...)
Emery won't coach PSG next season, says Meunier Emery won't coach PSG next season, says Meunier
- March 26, 2018

UEFA says its disciplinary panel ordered the north end of Parc des Princes closed because of incidents at PSG's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid this month, a result that eliminated the French club from the last 16. Marseille were slapped with a ban on their fans travelling to their next two away matches in Europe after supporters were involved in violence in the Europa League game at Athletic Bilbao. (more...)
Manchester United preparing £40m bid for Douglas Costa, Manchester United preparing £40m bid for Douglas Costa,
- March 26, 2018

The Old Trafford boss has lost patience with the midfielder Pogba and even some Manchester United stars are disappointed that the £89million midfielder focuses more on his image than his football. "It's a bit of both". In a shocking story published by the Mirror , ace midfielder Paul Pogba could be shown the exit door at Old Trafford after several unconvincing performances at Manchester United . (more...)
Youngsters' PSL3 exploits push them into squad for West Indies T20I Youngsters' PSL3 exploits push them into squad for West Indies T20I
- March 26, 2018

West Indies is scheduled to play three T20s in Karachi on April 1-3 as the Pakistan Cricket Board aims to win back the confidence of foreign teams that it's safe to play in Pakistan . "Shaheen is an exciting and awesome talent and I am sure after a few years he will be a star", said Arthur of Shaheen, who hails from the northwestern tribal district of Khyber bordering Afghanistan, where Taliban and Islamist groups had been active. (more...)
Yes, really, Lovie Smith and IL landed a 5-star QB recruit Yes, really, Lovie Smith and IL landed a 5-star QB recruit
- March 26, 2018

Lovie Smith let offensive coordinator Garrick McGee go following the 2017 season and replaced him with Arizona's Rod Smith. "I love it up there at IL". In fact, Patterson has been coaching Williams since he was a kid, so that bond played a factor in luring Williams to IL as well. And, of course, having Patterson on the Illini staff didn't hurt. (more...)
A's shift gears on stadium parking: Giants fans to pay more A's shift gears on stadium parking: Giants fans to pay more
- March 26, 2018

A's season-ticket holders can get prepaid parking for $10 and other Oakland fans will pay $30 - but anyone rooting for the neighboring Giants will be charged $50. A's President Dave Kaval told San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier and Ross that the A's offer doesn't necessarily mean they're committing to the Coliseum location - but they don't want another buyer snatching it up, just in case. (more...)

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