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Is ball tampering essential for reverse swing? Researcher shares Imran Khan's view

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It became known as The Spirit of Cricket Project' with Waugh and Ponting to undertaking discussions with CA's then chairman Bob Merriman and (current) Chief Executive James Sutherland . The game of cricket should be one that once again is held up as a role model. Another leading sponsor, beer company Lion, said that "like the rest of Australia, we're deeply disappointed". Read More »

Positive vibes from fans would give England a boost: Sterling

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The 23-year-old has been through the mill playing for England . "But we know what we can do, I believe what we can do, it's just having that support and that backing.you know, feel loved". That was not even one of the darkest days in an England shirt for Sterling, who has been a lightning rod for some outrageous instances of abuse after past disappointments, but a coruscating season with Manchester City has clearly had an effect and it was a relaxed, good-humoured figure who spoke at ... Read More »

NBA Finals will be sponsored by YouTube

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The company recently signed an agreement to become the presenting sponsor of the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series and also has exclusive streaming rights of Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs LAFC and Seattle Sounders. Again, the feature is rolling out now and will be available on the web and in the YouTube TV app. ABC has aired the Finals since 2003, but today, more people are cutting the cord with traditional broadcast and cable television, and losing access to some sports ... Read More »

Ronda Rousey Gets Into Incredibly Awkward Exchange With ESPN Host

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Rousey: I never said that. "I can't travel back in time ", she said. Rousey: There's a possibility that I can go back in time? Go back in the Octagon. And my point of view at the time, and remains, is that you achieved incredible heights. Everyone suffers setbacks. But there seems to be an unusual amount of negative pushback after the loss . Read More »

Johnny Manziel keeping door to CFL, Ticats wide open

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Considering the Cleveland Browns took Manziel in the first round in 2014, that's saying something. Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is working on a return to the big stage. Per Taylor Bisciotti of the SEC Network, Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk said he would be the one catching passes from Manziel during their workout. Read More »

National Football League owners unanimously approve new (improved?) catch rule

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Reconstructing that play through video, Riveron explained how the proposed change will seize logic - in other words, make what should have been a catch into a real catch. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. The major emphasis on re-examining the rule stems from Bryant's non-catch in a playoff game at Green Bay. Read More »

LiAngelo Ball entering NBA draft

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Per Charania, LiAngelo, a 6-foot-5 guard/forward, is averaging 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds and is shooting 45 per cent from 3-point range in nine games for Vytautas Prienu. The middle Ball boy may not get as much attention as his older brother Lonzo, who was the No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft by the Los Angeles Lakers , and LaMelo who many believe will end up being the best of the trio, but he had a successful run overseas. Read More »

Rams 13/1 to win 2019 Super Bowl After Signing Ndamukong Suh 3/27/18

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Suh has been named first-team All-Pro three times since being drafted second overall by the Detroit Lions eight years ago. Between 2010 and 2017, Suh compiled 51.5 sacks, second only to Geno Atkins for the most by a defensive tackle, and recorded the highest number of run stuffs by an interior defensive linesman with 55. Read More »

Zion Williamson Dominates Powerade Jam Fest Dunk Contest

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That dunk is personally one of my all-time favorites, but Williamson's is arguably better than that one. He threw the ball of the backboard and grabbed it in mid-air, casually putting it through his legs and finishing with the dunk. Reigning NBA slam dunk titlist Donovan Mitchell could have joined the contest and even his presence might not be enough to see a different outcome with the way Williamson was shotgunning one monster throwdown after another. Read More »

Australian Coach To Answer Questions Over Banned Smith, Says Hussain

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The incident has sparked widespread furor among the cricket fraternity and is being dubbed as "Australia's national shame", by the media. Batsman Cameron Bancroft found himself in the middle of the controversy after he was seen attempting to tamper with the ball during the third test match against South Africa . Read More »

Hopes dwindling for British sailor overboard in Volvo Ocean Race

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Brisius said the Sun Hung Kai team remained in a "challenging position" as weather continued to deteriorate throughout the day, and crew members had been left "emotionally and physically drained" by their friend's loss. John was taking part in his first Volvo Ocean Race on the 65ft SHK/Scallywag team yachtWhat happened to John Fisher? The MRCC has identified a ship approximately 400 nautical miles away and it has been diverted to the scene. Read More »

England suspected ball tampering in the Ashes

As the fall out continued on Monday, footage of Bancroft allegedly spooning sugar into his trousers during the Ashes emerged. On the scandal, Broad claimed: "I saw Steve Smith say it was the first time they have tried it (using impregnated tape to tamper with the ball)". Read More »

Renshaw called up for Johannesburg Test

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Renshaw, who has scored 623 runs in 10 tests at an average of 36.64, said he hadn't been concentrating much on the ball-tampering scandal. He was widely deemed to have been somewhat unlucky to have lost his Test opening spot to Bancroft at the start of the Ashes after an admittedly lean period with the bat for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. Read More »

Bhind: Journalist Sandeep Sharma, probing 'police-sand mafia link' crushed by truck

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He had been reporting on the sand mafia and had earlier complained to the Police about a threat to his life, reported ANI. Recently, he did a string operation on alleged nexus between local police and sand mafia in Bhind. The driver abandoned the truck after driving away from the accident spot and is now absconding. "The police probe will cover all angles", Bhind district superintendent of police Prashant Khare said. Read More »

Mizzou's Michael Porter Jr. to enter 2018 National Basketball Association draft

MPJ had back surgery in November of 2017, which kept him out the entire regular season. Porter Jr. was originally projected to be a top-three pick in the NBA Draft. He scored a total of 30 points. Missouri still secured an 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament and played Florida State in the first round. "It's understandable if that's not what they're thinking right now". Read More »

Koeman: Ronaldo is the master

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The Portuguese coach said that things got complicated after Portugal conceded the first goal. "I don't think we have lost confidence, I still believe in these players for the future". Portugal tightened up in defence after half-time and escaped further embarrassment but they suffered more misery when Cancelo was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge. Read More »

Punam Raut dropped from India women's team for ODIs against England

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She found an able partner in Tamsin Beaumont (35 off 23 balls) who played the second fiddle in their 96-run second wicket stand, which took the game away from India. Her knock included 15 boundaries and five sixes. Mumbai: When Danielle Wyatt came on to bat here on Sunday, she wanted to impress "someone special" in the crowd. Read More »

Markelle Fultz to play for first time in months vs. Nuggets

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Brett Brown was already a solid coach. Selected with the number one pick in last year's NBA Draft, Fultz has only played four games this season due to a shoulder injury amid his shooting woes. Here's to him being back to good here on Monday night. The 76ers have clinched their first playoff berth since The Process. "The risk-reward, I'm going to lean on reward", Brown said. Read More »

Joseph Parker's Promoter Reveals He Had Surgery Before Anthony Joshua Fight

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He'll soon realise he's in with a real one. "If AJ doesn't show up it shows he doesn't have any respect for the media or the fans because he's been late 100 times in a row. "You've got a fighter that will block out the noise, which takes a whole heap of energy". Higgins also expressed surprise at some of the quotes attributed to Joshua in the national media here over the weekend in which the 28-year-old compared his strategy with "that of an assassin ... Read More »

Michael Bennett Plans To Turn Himself In On Monday

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A release from the district attorney's office states that Bennett was a spectator and in Houston to watch his brother, then a player for the New England Patriots , on February 5, 2017. Authorities did not pursue the case for more than a year, Acevedo said, because of a lack of resources and the belief Bennett did not pose an immediate threat to society. Read More »

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he is staying for next season

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But Courtois, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the 2018-19 season, confirms he is likely to still be playing for Chelsea next season, but was less open about whether he would sign a new contract. "I know I'm doing well and I'm coming into top form for the World Cup". Boss David Artell saying last August: "George is a good player, a good prospect and I'm sure his mum and his dad, who are good people, and he will see his future here". Read More »

Defiant Venus Williams sets up Konta clash in Miami

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Williams blew a 5-0 lead in the first set and was down 5-3 in the third set. And Williams finally made her pay as she set up a rematch with defending champion Konta in Miami . Second seed Marin Cilic swept Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) and third seed Grigor Dimitrov lost to Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-4. Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after match point against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands (not pictured) on day six of the Miami Open at Tennis Center at ... Read More »

Yankees say Greg Bird has inflammation in foot

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The New York Yankees first baseman has been bothered by his foot, which has been an issue since past year. Boland also noted that general manager Brian Cashman seemed concerned about the issue, stating, "I'm anxious about it, to be honest". Read More »

Ex-Indians outfielder Albert Belle charged in drunken Phoenix-area incident

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Albert Belle , 51, was reportedly arrested Sunday during a spring training game in Arizona . The circumstances behind the weekend arrest were not immediately clear. In 1994, Belle was banned from seven games after he was caught using a corked bat. A feared slugger, Belle hit 381 home runs, including 50 in the strike-shortened 1995 season. Read More »

Post injury, Jacqueline Fernandez resumes shooting for Race 3 for climax shoot

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Now, will this family be able to finish their race? Apart from Salman, Jacqueline, and Bobby, the movie also stars Anil Kapoor , Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala and Daisy Shah in pivotal roles. The only actor who continues to be a part of the franchise is Anil Kapoor. The film is expected to hit the theaters on Eid this year. "You will have to watch the film to figure out what exactly each one is playing", producer Ramesh Taurani had earlier shared while speaking to a daily. Read More »

United mull song sheets to lift atmosphere

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United are planning to canvass the views of supporters via a survey following criticism from manager Jose Mourinho about a lack of noise during matches at Old Trafford. One idea being explored by club officials is to distribute print-outs of the lyrics to popular United chants as fans enter the stadium, or to print the words in the matchday programme or on the club's website. Read More »

South Florida sports mogul Huizenga dead at 80

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Huizenga achieved his first success with the sanitation company Waste Management , which traced its origins to a garbage route he personally drove in 1962. But he knew the bottom line in the National Football League is championships, and his Dolphins perennially came up short. Huizenga earned a reputation as a hands-off owner and received praise from many loyal employees, even though he made six coaching changes. Read More »

Watson takes WGC Match-Play crown, denies Thomas world No.1

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Watson was 6 up after 7 and victory was not a matter of "if" but "when". But that was Kisner's only highlight and Watson put him out of his misery on the next green, holing from seven feet for birdie and the match while doubling his WGC collection following his HSBC Champions win in 2014. Read More »

United Kingdom watchdog reviews evidence after Cambridge Analytica raids

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Among the newspapers with the ads were The New York Times and The Washington Post in the USA and The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph in the United Kingdom. After receiving a warrant from a judge, about 18 enforcement agents from the Information Commissioner's Office entered the company's London offices at around 8:00 pm (local time ) on Friday. Read More »

Oh Blue!: Michigan nips Florida State to reach Final Four

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Eleventh-seeded Loyola faces No. 9 seed Kansas State in the South Region final in Atlanta on Saturday. Against Florida State , the defense saved the day again. After a free throw by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Savoy's three-pointer with 1:16 closed it to 55-52. In 1963, Loyola won the national championship, a landmark occasion because the team started four black players. Read More »

Didier Drogba: 'Jose Mourinho likes Paul Pogba a lot'

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Carvalhal, who spent time learning under Mourinho while at Chelsea , admits he shares similarities with his counterpart but says the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has a more confrontational approach to management. "But he is a completely different personality to me". I like to win, but, if someone tries to fight with me, they will find they are fighting with themselves. Read More »

Michigan, Loyola in Final Four; bluebloods next

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There wasn't much going on for MI offensively, but Charles Matthews led all scorers with 17 points on six of 14 shooting. No, it was not as awe-inspiring as their Sweet 16 rout of Texas A&M, but it better defined the Wolverines . Considering they went through a stretch of more than eight minutes without a field goal in the second half (that they broke with 2:07 to go), the odds weren't in their favor. Read More »

Duke, Texas Tech, Villanova, Kansas sweet to elite

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This year's Elite Eight appearance is Kansas' third in as many seasons and 23rd all-time. "Battle is one of the best players in the country.He's a big-time player". Duke and Kansas meet for the final spot in the Final Four. My flawless Final Four looks a lot like the 2013 Final Four: Three traditional powers ( Louisville , Michigan and Syracuse) and one Cinderella ( Wichita State ). Read More »

Cup race postponed until Monday after snow — NASCAR Martinsville

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Both races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The postponement comes after upwards of 6 inches of snow fell in the southwest Virginia region Saturday night. For the first time since 1993, NASCAR has postponed a race on account of snow. Cup series drivers did get 100 minutes of practice Saturday and will line up in order of team owner points. Read More »

Promising signs from England under Gareth Southgate

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WEST HAM UNITED'S Manuel Lanzini scored his first global goal for Argentina during a comfortable 2-0 victory over Italy at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, while Hammers teammate, Angelo Ogbonna, was an unused substitute for the Italians. Read More »

Justin Thomas the man to beat at the WGC Matchplay championship

Sunday's other semi final will feature Kevin Kisner and Sweden's Alex Noren. His semi-final opponent Kisner went through with wins over Matt Kuchar (1Up) and Ian Poulter (8 & 6). Five matches are between players already eliminated. Kisner is looking for the biggest title of his career, having won PGA titles at Colonial past year and Sea Island in 2015, while Poulter must now win next week's Houston Open to qualify for the Masters. Read More »

Nicholls Test ton as NZ dominate England

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It was enough to allow New Zealand to build a lead of 171 runs and to take charge of a match in which further rain interruptions are likely. Neil Wagner was nine not out. Suddenly, after 141 overs of the ball steadfastly refusing to move off straight, in New Zealand's hands it was veering sideways in the air and appeared to be bouncing unpredictably too. Read More »

Thomas Tuchel rejects Bayern Munich, set for Arsenal job

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Tuchel has been out of work since he was axed by Dortmund last May just days after leading them to German Cup success. I rate Thomas Tuchel . But the link to Arsenal appears to make sense, given his past working relationship with the Gunners' recently-appointed director of football Sven Mislintat. Read More »

QPR's Smyth targets Premier League after dream Northern Ireland debut

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His enthusiasm for the game is infectious, the boys love him, he knows all the players because he spent 40-odd days with them in France (at Euro 2016). "So I avoid it as much as I can and just focus on where I am at the minute". Park Joo-Ho undid the home defence with a ball over the top and Kwon Chang-Hoon took one touch for control before shooting past Carson. Read More »