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Sevens captain James Stannard has fractured skull after one-punch hit Sevens captain James Stannard has fractured skull after one-punch hit
- March 30, 2018

A 22-year-old British man has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm over the attack. "Two men were talking with each other, seemingly having a nice conversation, and then one of the males has punched the other male in the head area, causing him to fall to the ground, and he's hit his head in the pavement", Inspector Egbers said. (more...)
Shohei Ohtani to serve as DH in Angels' opener Shohei Ohtani to serve as DH in Angels' opener
- March 30, 2018

With Ian Kinsler still working his way back from a minor groin injury, Luis Valbuena will man the hot corner and Ohtani draws the start at DH for the first game of the 2018 season. "We could have shuffled things in a lot of different ways", Scioscia said of the rotation. I think it's going to be the same this time. Scioscia hasn't mapped out a plan for Ohtani beyond Sunday but warned he won't have 700 plate appearances. (more...)
Should This be the End for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? Should This be the End for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?
- March 30, 2018

It was unusual to see Steve Bould in place of Arsene Wenger during Thursday morning's pre-match press conference. But when asked if Wenger's desire to win is as strong as ever, Bould added: "Absolutely, he's remarkable". Nobody's exhausted enough at half-time to be substituted for that, but in the second half you'll see that sometimes this player will drop in the last 20 minutes. (more...)
Mercedes picks up Laureus 'Team of the Year' award Mercedes picks up Laureus 'Team of the Year' award
- March 30, 2018

Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is now ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP). The pair has delivered a number of legendary matches over the years and in 2017, they turned back the clock by winning two Grand Slam titles each. Take a look through the gallery above to see the best pictures from the Laureus Awards 2018 . (more...)
White House optimistic after Kim Jong Un's secret meeting in China White House optimistic after Kim Jong Un's secret meeting in China
- March 30, 2018

Kim pledged he was "committed to denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula, according to China's Xinhua news agency - but added this would depend on South Korea and the United States taking what he called "progressive and synchronous measures for the realisation of peace". (more...)
Woeful Blackcaps fall to England in second ODI Woeful Blackcaps fall to England in second ODI
- March 30, 2018

He showed his typically powerful batting with a number of pulls and a brutal six down the ground off Boult, walking down the wicket to the pace bowler. Good to get out here, train and implement it in the games, hopefully that's a stepping stone. "I was quite emotional walking off there at the end". (more...)
Blackcaps vs England: Second test, day one
- March 30, 2018

Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone was tipped for a call-up but misses out, while James Vince is also likely to return after being dropped for the first Test. "All I need to do is make sure I look after this team, and make sure we're doing everything in the right manner". Out-of-form all-rounder Moeen was widely-expected to lose his place if England chose to make changes after their innings-and-49-run defeat in Auckland. (more...)
Syracuse recruit Bazley decommits, headed to the G League Syracuse recruit Bazley decommits, headed to the G League
- March 30, 2018

With an expected salary of roughly $25,000, Bazley won't get paid very much, but unlike college players, he will be able to collect possible endorsement money right away, take advantage of other opportunities and hire professional representation. (more...)
White Sox belt six opening-day homers, crush Royals 14-7 White Sox belt six opening-day homers, crush Royals 14-7
- March 30, 2018

On a chilly afternoon in Kansas City, the White Sox bats were blazing in an incredible display of power against the division rival Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Danny Duffy (0-1) breezed through three innings for Kansas City, but a trio of homers in a five-run fourth ruined his day. Shortstop Tim Anderson hit two homers, but the star of the show was designated hitter Matt Davidson . (more...)
Cubs' Ian Happ homers on first pitch of season Cubs' Ian Happ homers on first pitch of season
- March 30, 2018

Both teams wore patches to honor the 17 people killed on February 14 by gunman Nikolas Cruz, and Rizzo plans to host families of four of the victims at Friday's game. They won 8-5 when Nick Markakis ripped a three-run home run to right field to break a 5-5 tie. It wasn't anything close to what I had predicted heading into the game, but the Cubs never trailed during his time on the mound and by the end of the fourth inning the Cubs maintained their one-run lead. (more...)
Arsenal to be challenged by city rivals for Wenger replacement Arsenal to be challenged by city rivals for Wenger replacement
- March 30, 2018

It was odd to see Steve Bould in place of Arsene Wenger during Thursday morning's pre-match press conference. "It's a pleasure to sit next to him". "Jack trained yesterday so he's OK", he added. There is only the remotest chance of Arsenal finishing above the sixth position they now reside in, so for some the domestic matches might be considered a distraction from the main target. (more...)
Ryan Shazier will not play next season Ryan Shazier will not play next season
- March 30, 2018

They say some progression they see week to week, they see from me day to day. After such a serious injury, they would prefer him to take every precaution and fully rehabilitate before he even considers stepping back onto the field. The top prospects - Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech and Roquan Smith of Georgia - likely will be gone by the time the Steelers pick at No. 28, but Rashaan Evans of Alabama and Leighton Vander Esch of Boise State might be available. (more...)
Josh Donaldson dealing with a 'dead' arm Josh Donaldson dealing with a 'dead' arm
- March 30, 2018

The matchup will begin at 3:37 p.m. ET and YES Network will showcase the game. The game got off to what seemed to be the start of a Hollywood script. Severino (1-0) struck out seven and held Toronto to just one hit and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. He made two starts against the Yankees a year ago and put up a 2-0 record with a 1.54 ERA and 11 strikeouts. (more...)
Red Sox: Let one get away in season opener at Tampa Bay Red Sox: Let one get away in season opener at Tampa Bay
- March 30, 2018

The Red Sox missed the playoffs in 2015 and 16 before returning the last two seasons. Price spent his first six-plus major league seasons with the Rays . The revamped Rays , playing with a starting lineup featuring just one position player from opening day a year ago, had been shut out on one hit through the sixth by Chris Sale . (more...)
NFL Welcomes First-Ever Male Cheerleaders NFL Welcomes First-Ever Male Cheerleaders
- March 30, 2018

Both Peron and Jinnies are classically trained dancers with years of experience, but Jinnies said this particular set of auditions was especially rigorous. "They are more than qualified to be ambassadors out in the community". "You really can't take your eyes off them". Peron and Jinnies were in a field of 76 finalists that was winnowed down to 40 spots on the team after finals on Sunday, according to a news release from the team. (more...)
Bould Offers Update On Lacazette & Wilshere Plus Ramsey Latest Bould Offers Update On Lacazette & Wilshere Plus Ramsey Latest
- March 30, 2018

I can't imagine what they expected him to say when asked about Arsene Wenger . "Behind closed doors, I've never known someone who's as hungry and determined to win football games". Ramsey underwent a minor procedure on a groin problem last week but he's been able to train with the rest of the squad in recent days so I expect the 27-year-old will be passed fit to face Stoke. (more...)
Warriors compete at Metro Invitational in Sac Warriors compete at Metro Invitational in Sac
- March 30, 2018

Javan Lanier, sophomore of Aurora, Colorado, won the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.22 seconds and Isaac Grimes, freshman of Rancho Verde, California won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 8 inches. The E-Hawks were able to compete in several events and record some good starting times to build on their upcoming season. "My coach signaled to me and was like 'you got third, ' so I didn't find out what the jump was after I got off the podium when he told me I broke my own record". (more...)
Miles Bridges declares for NBA Draft Miles Bridges declares for NBA Draft
- March 30, 2018

The scariest thing about Bagley's season was that he should have been a senior in high school this season. The Associated Press All-American and ACC Player and Rookie of the Year led the conference in scoring and rebounding, averaging 21.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Blue Devils. (more...)
Ticket refunds available for 'Canelo' Alvarez-GGG rematch Ticket refunds available for 'Canelo' Alvarez-GGG rematch
- March 30, 2018

In Bennett's complaint, the commission will seek a suspension for Alvarez ranging from nine to 24 months. NSAC regulations state that the standard suspension for a first-time offender found to have tested positive for a banned, performance-enhancing substance like clenbuterol is one year. (more...)
Karl-Anthony Towns drops franchise record 56 points vs. Hawks Karl-Anthony Towns drops franchise record 56 points vs. Hawks
- March 30, 2018

Towns scored 56 points in a win over Atlanta on Wednesday (March 28) night that helped lead the Timberwolves to a 126-114 win. Towns was 19 for 32 from the field and connected on six of his eight 3-point attempts. He also finished the game with 15 rebounds and four assists. Yes, the Hawks are absolutely terrible-they've got the worst record in the East-but Towns's Timberwolves need every win they can get right now. (more...)
Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket
- March 30, 2018

I am sorry to the people who have looked up to me around the world, especially the kids. Bancroft, holding back tears, met the media at the WACA headquarters in Perth, apologising for his actions in Cape Town where he used sandpaper in an attempt to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town . (more...)
Devastated Bancroft says sorry for lying in ball-tampering scandal Devastated Bancroft says sorry for lying in ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

At Johannesburg airport, he was led through the worldwide terminal by up to six police and security guards, hearing boos and taunts of "cheater" from a crowd that had gathered at the airport. After the end of the day's play, Bancroft admitted he did a mistake. Now Renshaw has been recalled to replace him. 'For the last few days sitting in my own company and thinking the biggest thing that's broken my heart is that I've given up my spot in the team to someone else for free."The thing that ... (more...)
MLB Opening Day: Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins MLB Opening Day: Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins
- March 30, 2018

The partnership includes a 12-foot by 35-foot Ocean Bank sign on the ballpark's retractable roof canopy facing SR 836, a signature sign on the main Marlins Vision board inside the ballpark, Ocean Bank branding throughout the Blue Quadrant, which runs from first base to third base, the ATMs used in the ballpark and additional signage in the stadium and Home Plate Garage. (more...)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann quits in wake of ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

Speaking at a press conference prior to the start of the fourth and final Test match at Johannesburg , Lehmann also said that he did not have any knowledge that his family had coped with a lot of critics following the infamous incident, something that may very well have prompted him to step down. (more...)
Doctor: Jim Kelly's surgery to remove oral cancer successful Doctor: Jim Kelly's surgery to remove oral cancer successful
- March 30, 2018

Kelly's cancer from his upper jaw and lymph nodes from his neck", Dr. Mark Urken said in a statement, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. The cancer recurrence was detected in March during preparations to have part of his jaw affected by earlier surgeries reconstructed because of severe pain he has had for the last three years. (more...)
Ball tampering: Teary-eyed Steve Smith admits leadership failure, error in judgement Ball tampering: Teary-eyed Steve Smith admits leadership failure, error in judgement
- March 30, 2018

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is scheduled to address the controversy at a press conference today. Australia captain Steve Smith , deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be sent home from the South Africa tour in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, but coach Darren Lehmann will stay back, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. (more...)
Harry Kane Not Ruled Out with Ankle Injury for Chelsea vs Harry Kane Not Ruled Out with Ankle Injury for Chelsea vs
- March 29, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino has not ruled Harry Kane out of Tottenham's crunch meeting with Chelsea on Sunday, but suggests the striker is more likely to return against Stoke City. "But the most important thing is that we are so positive about his recovery". "After Bournemouth everybody believed it would be a long period out, but the resolution has been fantastic", the coach said. (more...)
Messi back in training Messi back in training
- March 29, 2018

Messi's injury during the global break would have had Barcelona chiefs anxious as they head into a busy set of fixtures, including their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Roma next week. Barcelona are one step closer to securing a third La Liga crown in four years as they are still unbeaten in first place, 11 points above Atletico Madrid with nine league games left to play. (more...)
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...)

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