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Rusty Staub dead: New York Mets slugger, six-time All-Star was 73

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The paper first broke news of his death. "There wasn't a cause he didn't champion", the Mets said. Staub also opened two restaurants in Manhattan. Those fans never did understand the December 1975 trade that sent him to Detroit for beyond-his-prime pitcher Mickey Lolich, and welcomed Staub back when he signed as a free agent in 1980 after a short reprise in Montreal and one season with the Rangers. Read More »

Major ball-tampering incidents in recent cricket history

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There was a failure of leadership, of my leadership. "The players have made a grave mistake but they are not bad people", Lehmann said. "I don't blame anyone, I'm the captain of the Australian team". "People know I worked so hard to get to this point in my career and to have given up that chance for free is devastating", Bancroft added. Sports marketing experts told AdNews earlier this week that although sponsors of Cricket Australia would be mortified, they don't believe sponsors will ... Read More »

March Madness 2018: Loyola-Chicago's Final Four trip fires up Twitter

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The No. 11 seed has advanced to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas with an improbable run through the South region, which was perceived to be the toughest of the four regions that comprised the 68-team field. And they've shown it in their skill level. The Ramblers' last appearance was during the 1963 season when they won the title. The previous three lost. Read More »

Lehmann resigns as Aussie coach

Warner, who is now on his way back to Sydney from South Africa, stressed the whole scandal has "damaged cricket". Australia opener David Warner has issued an apology for "his part" and claims he will take full responsibility after the ball-tampering row. Read More »

Warner speaks: 'Mistakes have been made'

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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. Australia s David Warner has apologised for his part in the ball-tampering controversy that saw him banned from worldwide cricket for 12 months. "It is something I will regret for the rest of my life", the opener stated. Read More »

Dutch 15-year-old wonderkid Jayden Braaf To Join Chelsea

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A run of four defeats and two wins from the six Premier League games leading into the global break badly damaged Chelsea's hopes of a top-four spot. "Nothing is impossible and also, I think in this group, I put Liverpool as well". Conte's future at Chelsea has been subject to much conjecture since the end of last season and despite the Italian's assertions, he is widely expected to part ways with the club in the summer. Read More »

Ball-Tampering scandal: Something I will regret forever, says Cameron Bancroft

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Captain Smith accepted the same later in the press conference and was also banned by the ICC for one Test match. Answering media questions afterwards, the former captain said he'd "made a big mistake allowing this to happen". "I am still trying to wrestle with what I think the punishment should be", he said. "I'm absolutely gutted. I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness". Read More »

Cost of ball tampering: Aussie test sponsor drops contract

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The Cricket Australia investigation said he had only been aware of the scheme with vice captain David Warner and junior batsman Cameron Bancroft guilty of conspiring to cheat by buffing one side of the ball with sandpaper in the third test against South Africa . Read More »

Roma explain why Mohamed Salah was sold to Liverpool last summer

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Just a few months later, however, the transfer market spiraled out of control when Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of 222 million euros. "Now we should just enjoy his presence with Roma ". "He's very strong", continued Monchi . The most notable of which is Barça, who Roma are set to face in the Champions League quarter-finals, which doesn't surprise Monchi though he's adamant about retaining his services. Read More »

Miami Open: Del Potro downs Milos Raonic, John Isner overpowers Chung Hyeon

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Del Potro, who celebrated his ATP-best 21st victory of the season, will contest back-to-back Masters 1000 semi-finals. Milos Raonic must be getting pretty exhausted of seeing Juan Martin del Potro on the other side of the net. "Playing here they make it special for the South American players and I am trying to enjoy the last time playing in Key Biscayne", Del Potro said . Read More »

Cricket scandal: Smith, Warner, Bancroft sent home, Lehmann stays on as coach

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We'd just never seen it before", Australia great Shane Warner, one of the best bowlers the game has seen, wrote on his social media accounts. The Australians lost to the South Africans by 322 points , too. "Saying goodbye to them is hard", he said. "We all do. This is a bad situation". "This has caused damage to the game as a whole and certainly to Cricket Australia ". Read More »

Warne questions severity of ball-tampering bans

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John Buchanan, a former coach for the Australian team between 1999 to 2007, told CNN Sport that Cricket Australia was facing a watershed moment. Lehmann has raised concern over Smith , Warner and Bancroft's health and well-being after the trio were given a "serious sanctions". Read More »

Latest Mel Kiper mock draft has 49ers selecting DB Minkah Fitzpatrick

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I think people have moved past that. "I think how they evaluate Lamar Jackson is key to the whole thing because you don't have to give up anything to get him". Rosen has rare arm talent and is the most NFL-ready of this group, but his injury history has been a point of discussion among teams. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley also went to the Browns at No. Read More »

Vlad Jr. goes deep to lead Blue Jays to dramatic win

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Tuesday's dramatic home run, off St. Louis reliever Jack Flaherty, sent the Blue Jays off to the regular season on an exceptionally high note. Plus, get every single game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, key Raptors & NBA Playoffs matchups and the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup, all in one subscription. Read More »

Ball-tampering scandal: Steve Smith booed, paraded through Johannesburg airport

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In his message to fans, Warner accepted responsibility for his role in the Aussie cricket team's attempt to tamper with the ball using sandpaper during the third Test against South Africa . "Maybe we're at a point where the punishment just might not fit the crime". Cheating via ball tampering and bringing the game into disrepute. "He's made a mistake and certainly admitted that and they are disappointed with that action". Read More »

Toby Alderweireld Needs More Spurs Playing Time, Says Roberto Martinez

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Belgium is loaded with both talent and experience, and some consider them a dark horse World Cup title contender in Russian Federation this summer. Speaking to Spurs' website , Lucas said: "Of course I know all about players like Willian - at this moment he is so good - and David Luiz also, who was my team-mate at PSG". Read More »

Darren Lehmann breaks silence, admits Australia must 'change how we play'

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We could have seen the last of Dave Warner . "But the jump to hysteria is something that has elevated the offense beyond what they actually did, and maybe we're at a point where the punishment just might not fit the crime". The trio have the right to appeal their punishments - they would get a hearing from an independent commissioner - and have been offered support from the Australian Cricketers' Association should they choose to go down this road. Read More »

Still room for VAR improvement, says England boss Gareth Southgate

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However, referee Deniz Aytekin had other ideas and awarded the most controversial of penalties after a clash in the box between James Tarkowski and Federico Chiesa. For me, the two areas are, one, only clear and obvious, otherwise it is just opinion again. "This is a starting point". And Southgate also called for better communication with fans inside the stadium, claiming those watching at home are now more informed than the paying public. Read More »

Manchester United will move for Arturo Vidal

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With Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini , and probably a couple of more midfielders, leaving in the summer, Mourinho is known to be on the lookout for a world class central player, probably to partner Paul Pogba. The German champions will let the Chilean global leave in the summer, given the impending arrival of Leon Goretza on a free transfer. But speaking last month, Vidal insisted he was not ready to leave Bayern. Read More »

Royals catcher Salvador Perez tears MCL carrying luggage

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I've put a lot of work into this year and to be behind home plate tomorrow and I'm not going to be there", he said. He appeared in 16 games and hit.350 with six homers and 40 RBIs in only 40 at-bats during the Cactus League schedule. He injured his left knee while playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic and despite injuries set career highs with 27 home runs, 80 RBIs and a.495 slugging percentage. Read More »

LeBron on MVP Race: 'I would vote for me'

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What James didn't notice though was that Wade was situated behind him, and the shooting guard simply reached over the top from behind to get a touch on the ball as LeBron released it. The team sits third in the East, 10.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors and has been beset by roster turnover, injuries and an illness that has sidelined coach Tyronn Lue. Read More »

Smith, Warner banned for one-yer in ball-tampering case

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Smith and newly appointed skipper Tim Paine embraced in the hotel and moments later Smith left, dragging a suitcase behind him. Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell have all been flown out to South Africa as replacements for the exiled trio. Read More »

Browns Send QB Kessler To Jaguars For Draft Pick

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The Browns are also expected to use the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft on a quarterback. Kessler was active for just three games for the Browns in 2017. Maybe going to the Jaguars where there will be no pressure to play over incumbent Blake Bortles is just the move that Kessler needs. The organization previously traded DeShone Kizer, a second-round pick in 2017, to the Green Bay Packers. Read More »

Sewage pipe break brings ends to Dodgers game

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The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night. The clubhouse did not appear affected, but several Dodgers said the liquid spilled into the coaches' room and the video room. Workers sweep the water away after a water pipe broke near third base at Dodger Stadium. . " I smelled it . It was nasty, man". The Dodgers said Wednesday that repairs were made and the entire system was thoroughly examined. Read More »

Cavs' Love in concussion protocol, out against Hornets

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The final decision as to when Love returns will be made by the Cavaliers' team physician, who will consult the Director of the National Basketball Association concussion program, Dr. It was his first time playing at Miami since March 19, 2016. Kyle Korver remained away from the team, one day after the funeral for his brother. "We missed shots early and we allowed their pressure to take us out of some of the stuff that we wanted to do", Cavs interim coach Larry Drew said. Read More »

Ashes opponents react to Aussie ball-tampering scandal

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Kohli accused Smith and his team of looking towards the players' area on numerous occasions but the Australia captain rubbished the home skipper's claims. "Steve said it's the first time they've tried it". He will now miss the fourth Test match against South Africa which is scheduled to be played in Johannesburg from Mar 30 to April 3. Read More »

Lehmann to continue as Australia coach: James Sutherland

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Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland announced on Tuesday that the pair, and vice-captan Warner , would be sent home but the investigation concluded that no one else, including coach Darren Lehmann , was involved. Both players have also been ejected from this year's Indian Premier League, losing contracts worth up to $2 million each. It will be hard for Australia's besmirched cricketers to reclaim their reputations when the dust settles on the ball-tampering scandal but the episode ... Read More »

Isaiah Thomas To Undergo Surgery on Right Hip

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Thomas, 29, was shut down after two games in last season's Eastern Conference finals due to a femoral-acetabular impingement and labral tear. According to Yahoo Sports senior writer Chris Mannix , Thomas "is likely looking at a one-year deal this summer". Read More »

Broncos trade draft picks for safety Su'a Cravens

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The team convinced him to postpone his decision, but he was still placed on the reserve/left squad list. He sat out the 2017 season after he was undecided on retiring and also dealt with family issues. However, Cravens' reason for pondering retirement were deeper than just the injury. A second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Cravens was dealing with an injured knee at the time of his departure and was expected to miss part of the season. Read More »

Florida women 'marry' ancient tree to save it

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She went with wedding nuptials Saturday - complete with flowers, music and even a tree-decorated wedding cake. "So I saw that and I thought, 'Oh we should marry the ficus tree - kind of giggle, giggle - but everyone said it's a really good idea, so I said, 'OK, let's do it, '" she said. Read More »

Johnny Manziel met with the Patriots at Texas A&M's pro day

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According to the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian (via Jeff Howe on Twitter), the Patriots met with the former Texas A&M quarterback both before and after his workouts at his alma mater's Pro Day on Tuesday. "No I will not come throw at your Pro Day next week" is the humorous caption. With Tom Brady's former backups Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett in San Francisco and Indianapolis, respectively, and veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer listed as second on the depth chart, bringing in a ... Read More »

COACHING CHANGE: An EPC girls basketball coach resigns

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But none of those milestones are what Tigers coach Mark Baker will remember about Kline. She was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports all-star game as well as The Show, further cementing her status as an elite player. "That meant a lot to me and was what I needed to hear to push me toward going after the job". I'm really proud of the kids and how they took pride in their defensive ability, especially in their last three games. Read More »

Mohamed Salah surprises school kids in hilarious prank

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The prize for the victor was the chance to meet Salah, who has 36 goals to his name to date this season, at some point in the future. In the video, the fans - all children and teenagers - start off by providing their own commentary on Salah, showering him with praise. Read More »

Netanyahu interrogated in corruption case

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Netanyahu's personal physician believes the prime minister had not fully recovered from an illness two weeks ago and therefore decided he should undergo further tests at hospital, the spokesman said. Netanyahu will be questioned in the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem , while the other four in the offices of Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit in Lod, outside Tel Aviv, the police said. Read More »

David Warner quits as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad IPL team

The franchise announced Ajinkya Rahane as its new captain for the coming season beginning April 7. Warner's stepping down comes hot on the heels of Steve Smith resigning as captain of Rajasthan Royals . Steve Smith, Mr. David Warner, and Mr. Cameron Bancroft. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has handed him a one match ban, while the former was slapped with three demerit points and fined 75 percent of his match fee. Read More »

Netanyahu hospitalized with high fever, severe cough

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The leader was also suffering from a "cough", the office said in a statement. The Ynet news website said Mr Netanyahu, 68, suffered a throat infection two weeks ago. The veteran politician fell ill in mid-March and cancelled his public schedule for five consecutive days. Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing. A security cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday will take place as planned, an Israeli official said. Read More »

Jury begin second day of deliberation in rugby rape trial

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Mr Jackson (26), of Oakleigh Park and Mr Olding (25), of Ardenlee Street, both Belfast , deny rape. Paddy Jackson is facing two charges: vaginal rape and sexual assault. The prosecuting barrister Toby Hedworth believes they concocted a story over lunch to protect themselves in case she made a complainant to police. Asking that the issue paper be handed to the foreman of the jury, she told it that the only verdict she could accept at this stage was a unanimous one shared by all 11 of its ... Read More »

Zverev Goes In Lockdown Mode Against Kyrgios

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During a ceremony at the Miami Open on Saturday, Nike athlete Nick Kyrgios stood with tennis players from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the site of a February shooting that killed 17 students and teachers. "The Spaniard said: "@NickKyrgios when you have the courage to put a tweet insulting another player you need to have the same to don't delete it ". Read More »

Audi RS5 Sportback turns up the torque

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As with the RS5 Coupe launched in 2017, the angular headlamps of the RS5 Sportback adopt tinted graphics and have also been altered with the addition of small vertical air ducts along their outer edges. Otherwise, it will be very hard to tell the difference between those two - or among the S5 Sportback , S7, RS 7 or even A7, for that matter. The latter is part of the Dynamic Ride Control system, which also includes ceramic brake discs and revamped steering mapping. Read More »

Suspect in Gronk home burglary turns himself in

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Eric Tyrrell , a 28-year-old Foxboro man who was wanted on warrant, was taken into custody Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m., according to a news release from Foxboro Police Chief William Baker. Police are still searching for Eric Tyrrell , 28, and Shayne Denn, 26, in connection with the burglary on February 5, the day after Gronkowski's team's upset loss to the Eagles. Read More »

Federer out of Miami Open and entire clay season

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Kokkinakis was the lowest-ranked player to defeat a men's world No. 1 since 178th-ranked Francisco Clavet beat Lleyton Hewitt in Miami 2003, the ATP Tour said on its website. "Wrong decision-making by me, good decision-making by him". "I don't know why I couldn't get to any level I was happy with today". On match point, Federer buried a backhand return in the bottom of the net. Read More »

Scott Brown testimonial will see Celtic take on Rep of Ireland

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Ireland have visited Celtic Park twice in the last 13 years - for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in 2014 and Jackie McNamara's testimonial in 2005, when O'Neill was Bhoys' gaffer. This season is Brown's 11th at Celtic since joining the club from Hibs in 2007. He is someone who has given his all to the club, and for the past decade he has dedicated himself to Celtic and played a crucial role in delivering a phenomenal level of success to the club's supporters. Read More »