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Tears, tweets and resignations as Australian cricket's crisis rumbles on
- March 29, 2018

Lehmann , who was cleared of any wrongdoing by Cricket Australia , had said on Wednesday he would not resign . Quiet through the process‚ Lehmann was seen on television cameras communicating with substitute fielder Peter Handscomb after Cameron Bancroft was caught illegally altering the condition of the ball. (more...)
National Basketball Association roundup: LeBron scores 41, matches Jordan scoring streak National Basketball Association roundup: LeBron scores 41, matches Jordan scoring streak
- March 29, 2018

He has helped James reach supernova levels lately, providing James the added spacing to attack the basket relentlessly or raise his assist total with kick-outs to open 3-point shooters or lobs at the rim to athletic finishers. In that same game, Kemba Walker became the Hornets' all-time leading scorer. Cleveland, who were without Kevin Love after the forward suffered a concussion in Miami, are just half a game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers for third place in the Eastern Conference. (more...)
Former Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault Former Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault
- March 29, 2018

The practice squad player was released from the team after WFAA-TV in Dallas posted an interview with Boykin's girlfriend detailing an assault she alleges happened on March 20 in Mansfield, just southwest of Dallas. He was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication and marijuana possession after he was a passenger in a auto crash that injured several people in Dallas last March. (more...)
Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down former Auburn players in National Football League draft Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down former Auburn players in National Football League draft
- March 29, 2018

He's got to improve his accuracy. So he has made dramatic improvement, and he has silenced all those critics who said you can't draft a guy in the first round who completes 56 percent of his passes. Kiper has the Bills adding some speed and athleticism to their linebacker group in the first round, as he's mocked Virginia Tech defender Tremaine Edmunds to the team in the first round. (more...)
Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach
- March 29, 2018

Add to that the comments from James Sutherland , the Cricket Australia CEO, that only three players had known about it and the coach was kept in the dark hasn't gone down too well either. We need to change how we play. WA's Cameron Bancroft also copped a 9-month ban. Warner, who was identified as the instigator of the attempt to cheat by the Cricket Australia probe, broke his silence via Instagram, apologizing and taking responsibility for his "part" in the scandal. (more...)
Abortion referendum will take place on May 25 Abortion referendum will take place on May 25
- March 29, 2018

Ireland is under intense pressure to repeal its Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies' right to life. The proposed changes to the law will only be introduced if people vote to repeal the Eight Amendment and will not feature on the ballot paper. (more...)
ICC to review player behaviour, Code of Conduct and framework for penalties ICC to review player behaviour, Code of Conduct and framework for penalties
- March 29, 2018

The announcement follows the ball-tampering incident that occurred during the third test in Cape Town, which resulted in Cricket Australia banning sacked Australia captain Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Richardson said the review will be conducted by its Cricket Committee, the Marylebone Cricket Club as well as a panel of the sport's greatest players. (more...)
David Warner apologises, says he put stain on game he loves David Warner apologises, says he put stain on game he loves
- March 29, 2018

In addition to his ICC and CA sanctions, Smith has been banned from this year's IPL and has lost numerous endorsement deals. Smith and David Warner were stripped from their roles as captain and vice-captain and banned from all worldwide and domestic cricket for a year over their behaviour during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town last weekend. (more...)
Grant Hill to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame, report Grant Hill to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame, report
- March 29, 2018

Hill, along with Jason Kidd and Steve Nash have been notified that they will join the class of 2018 at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Nash made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with the Phoenix Suns , Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers , and helped kickstart the development of the sport in Canada with his freewheeling style. (more...)
Mourinho calls crisis meeting, Pogba to be dropped claim, Umtiti decision Mourinho calls crisis meeting, Pogba to be dropped claim, Umtiti decision
- March 29, 2018

The transfer would take place following the World Cup once his contract at Old Trafford runs its course, and the idea would be to get an agreement done before the worldwide competition. Meanwhile, Mourinho is planning a huge summer clear-out of his United flops with NINE first-team players facing the axe . Interest in Seri, therefore, makes a lot of sense: diminutive yet tenacious, resolute yet fluid in possession, attack-minded yet disciplined, superb with his passing. (more...)
Former Expos and Mets great Rusty Staub dead at 73 Former Expos and Mets great Rusty Staub dead at 73
- March 29, 2018

Staub died in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla . Rusty Staub, a six-time All-Star who helped the Mets reach the 1973 World Series, died Thursday - opening day for the 2018 Major League Baseball season - at the age of 73. The orange-haired outfielder became a huge hit with fans in the USA and Canada during a career spanning 23 seasons. Following his retirement, Staub further endeared himself to the Mets community by starting the Rusty Staub Foundation and founding the New York Police and ... (more...)
World Cup referees feature two from United States, none from England World Cup referees feature two from United States, none from England
- March 29, 2018

The world governing body has published its list of 36 referees and 63 assistants to stand in the tournament but none are from the Home Nations. It said Europe is providing the most number of referees with 10 and also the most number of assistants with 20. (more...)
Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach
- March 29, 2018

Before leaving the conference he said: "I just want to say I'm sorry for the pain that I guess I've brought to Australia and the fans and the public. It was a failure of leadership", Smith said, choking back tears as he was comforted by his father Peter. (more...)
Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

People shouted "Cheat" as Smith was escorted by the police. Banned Australian batsman David Warner has apologised for his role in the ball tampering incident that has shocked the world of cricket in the last week. The companies are just the latest sponsors to distance themselves from the disgraced cricketers. CA's response wasn't enough to save an estimated Aus$20 million (US$15 million) partnership with naming rights sponsor Magellan which tore up its three-year contract Thursday ... (more...)
David Warner breaks silence on Australia ball-tampering scandal David Warner breaks silence on Australia ball-tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

Cricket Australia (CA) yesterday announced Warner and captain Steve Smith will be suspended from all worldwide and domestic cricket teams for 12 months and have to undertake 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket. "Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket", he said on Instagram in breaking his silence on the incident in the third Test against South Africa last weekend. (more...)
Australia captain Smith banned 12 months for tampering plot Australia captain Smith banned 12 months for tampering plot
- March 29, 2018

Warner said he understood the distress it had caused and would be taking time to think about this actions. Vice-Captain until days ago, Warner will never again be considered for a leadership role after CA said he masterminded the secret plan, told Bancroft he should carry it out and showed him how to use the sandpaper to scuff up the ball . (more...)
Distraught Smith breaks down as he accepts blame for ball-tampering scandal Distraught Smith breaks down as he accepts blame for ball-tampering scandal
- March 29, 2018

Australia and South Africa were involved in a four-match Test series in South Africa but on the third day of the third Test, visuals of Cameron Bancroft trying to change the condition of the ball and later hiding the "sandpaper" in his pants caused an uproar. (more...)
Ball-tampering scandal: Australian Coach Darren Lehmann quits Ball-tampering scandal: Australian Coach Darren Lehmann quits
- March 29, 2018

Cricket Australia has banned captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner from global 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 . (more...)
Messi watches on as Argentina get hit for six by Spain Messi watches on as Argentina get hit for six by Spain
- March 29, 2018

Messi will face a Spain that includes his Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, and Jordi Alba at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Romero's replacement came in the form of Willy Caballero , now on the books of Premier League champions Chelsea , after the 20-minute mark. The match was intense and ended in a brief scuffle after hard foul by Argentina's Cristian Pavon to cut down Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion. (more...)
Jaylen Brown drills game-winning trey for Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown drills game-winning trey for Boston Celtics
- March 29, 2018

The Celtics had trailed ever since getting pulverized by a 15-0 Utah run in the third quarter, but thanks to some ramped up defense, including a generous amount of zone to combat Utah's size, they whittled their way back into the game. The Jazz forced Boston to commit 10 turnovers in the period and scored 15 points off of those giveaways. And then halfway through the quarter they'd start a 16-2 run that lasted more than four minutes. (more...)
Joel Embiid hurt after colliding with Markelle Fultz, taken to hospital Joel Embiid hurt after colliding with Markelle Fultz, taken to hospital
- March 29, 2018

Embiid suffered the injury in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz , and after remaining down on the court for a short period of time walked back to the locker room. The Portland Trail Blazers missed point guard Damien Lillard, who's awaiting the birth of his first child, as they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103. (more...)
Ball-tampering: Australia coach Lehmann to quit Ball-tampering: Australia coach Lehmann to quit
- March 29, 2018

David Warner apologised on Thursday for his part in a cheating scandal that has shocked the cricketing world and seen sponsors desert the game in Australia, as disgraced skipper Steve Smith heads home to explain his role in the affair. (more...)
Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia coach Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia coach
- March 29, 2018

Warner, revealed to be the mastermind of the devious plot, has been handed a lifetime ban from captaining Australia . Smith faced the media after arriving in Australia and termed his act as "regretful moment of his life". Firstly, I'm deeply sorry. The Australia Cricketers' Association has foreshadowed potential appeals by the banned players. Banned Australian test cricket player Cameron Bancroft addresses the media with WACA CEO Christina Matthews at the WACA on Thursday evening. (more...)
Attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels seeks Trump testimony Attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels seeks Trump testimony
- March 29, 2018

As precedent, the motion references the fact that former president Bill Clinton was deposed while in office in 1998 during the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit . Evans' planned legal challenge comes on the heels of a separate lawsuit from Daniels that is also trying to charge Cohen with defamation in addition to nulling the "hush agreement" about her extramarital affair with Trump. (more...)
IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Their Bitcoin and Altcoin Transactions IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Their Bitcoin and Altcoin Transactions
- March 29, 2018

Those who fail to report the income tax consequences of such transactions can be audited and possibly liable for interest and penalties, the IRS noted. Bitcoin is one example of a convertible virtual currency. General tax principles associated with property transactions, therefore, apply to cryptocurrency transactions. (more...)
Kemba Walker passes Dell Curry to become all-time Hornets leading scorer Kemba Walker passes Dell Curry to become all-time Hornets leading scorer
- March 29, 2018

He is already the leader in three-pointers. James, who started the streak on January 6, 2007, tied Jordan's mark in the second quarter on an alley-oop dunk from JR Smith. James had 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting before the break, and Smith had 10 points off the bench for Cleveland. Dwight Howard led the Hornets with 19 points and nine rebounds. (more...)
Recovering Murray commits to Rosmalen return in June Recovering Murray commits to Rosmalen return in June
- March 29, 2018

Murray has chosen the Nice academy of Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou as his training base as he steps up his recovery from the injury that has sidelined him from competition since Wimbledon last summer. Murray returned to the court for the first time at the weekend after having hip surgery in January. Murray will take no part in the clay-court season, but he is set to make a decision on whether he'll compete in two new British Challenger events in Glasgow and ... (more...)
Ball tampering was an error of my leadership — ALERT] Steve Smith Ball tampering was an error of my leadership — ALERT] Steve Smith
- March 29, 2018

IST: Smith: It hurts. "The sanctions we have announced are significant for the individuals involved", Sutherland said in a statement on Wednesday night. " David Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future", CA said in a statement. The disgraced former captain says he doesn't blame anyone for the ball-tampering incident as he was the captain of the Australia cricket team. (more...)
Miami Open: Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner reach semi-finals Miami Open: Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner reach semi-finals
- March 29, 2018

In a close encounter with all three sets going into a tie-break, it was Del Potro who took the initiative in the second and third set breakers, winning 7-1 and 7-3 respectively as the Argentinian support in attendance erupted. It was similarly neck and neck with both players hitting powerfully from the baseline. His destruction of South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-1, 6-4 was impressive considering the 14th seed arrived in South Florida having won just two matches all year. (more...)
Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four
- March 29, 2018

With Jay Jay's help, the Jayhawks pulled out an 85-81 overtime victory over the Blue Devils on Sunday to advance to the Final Four . It turned out Kansas had a head start for its Duke scouting report. Tipoff will be approximately 7:49 p.m., 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal game between Loyola and MI, which tips off at 5:09 p.m. (more...)

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