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Former cricket board chief N Srinivasan attends BCCI meeting


N Srinivasan has told the COA that they cost India big loss in revenue-share with ICC, and vowed to get the money back in the board's kitty. While they've begun the process of implementing most of the Lodha reforms, a large number of the BCCI members have expressed their reservations against four clauses - "one state one vote", number of national selectors being reduced to three from five, the 70 and above age cap for office-bearers, and the three-year cooling off period after every term. Read More »

Stanton to defend HR Derby Crown


By reaching 20 homers this season, Stanton joins Frank Robinson, Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott as the only players in the modern era with eight 20-homer seasons before turning 28. "I was getting exhausted a bit (last year), so just keep the stamina, stay inside the ball with clean, crisp swings". Stanton will have some stiff competition should New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge enter his name in the 2017 Derby. Read More »

(RugbyU) 'Relief' as Farrell boots Lions to much-needed win

We expect Johnny Sexton to get another start in the 10 jersey, next Saturday, and Farrell to be in the inside centre role. Defending their own tryline on occasions as if the Test series depended upon it. One concern for Gatland was the injuries suffered by Stuart Hogg and Jonathan Davies. The Crusaders threatened to heap more worries on Warren Gatland's side as they almost went over the whitewash with minutes remaining in the first half. Read More »

Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title


The two-time Wimbledon victor was stabbed in the Czech Republic in December and could have lost her career, escaping instead with hand injuries. Kvitova was playing only her second tournament and seventh match since she was attacked in December. Read More »

Journalist 'convinced' Man United will sign 27-year-old superstar this summer


Bale, formerly a world-record signing, endured a tough last season struggling with injuries but tasted both domestic success as well as winning the Champions League once again. Diario Gol report that Perez has told the Ligue 1 runners-up that they would be able to have Bale for Verratti plus €60m. Real Madrid could be about to upset bitter rivals Barcelona - by offering Gareth Bale to Paris Saint-Germain in exchange for midfield maestro Marco Verratti plus cash. Read More »

England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan


Meanwhile Hussain lamented England s "timid play, which he said was in marked contrast to the way they had revived their ODI fortunes since a woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup ". "We know we're not the finished article". England , despite competing in 19 major ICC ODI events since the inaugural World Cup back in 1975 have yet to lift a trophy. Read More »

Jordan Spieth Leads Way Into Weather-Delayed Third Round — Travelers Today

Lee fired a final round four under par 67 to climb three spots and finished two shots from the victor, Jordan Spieth. Berger hit his drive on the first playoff hole left and into the crowd behind a fairway bunker. Boo Weekley was second after a 65. Spieth held on for the victory following his chip as Berger missed a long birdie putt, which would have forced another hole. Read More »

LSU will face Florida in College World Series Finals

But they'll welcome back lefthander Luke Heimlich, Jake Mulholland, Brandon Eisert, Grant Gambrell and Bryce Fehmel, among others. LSU's Josh Smith (4) hits an RBI single during the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against OR in Omaha, Neb ., Friday. Read More »

Dawid Malan leads England to T20I series win over South Africa


England had enjoyed early success as South Africa's reply started in familiar fashion. Jason Roy and Alex Hales were reunited at the top of the order but the former's innings was abruptly ended as he made just six runs, perhaps still haunted by his freakish dismissal in the second T20 match. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo already wavering in desire to quit Real Madrid

Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco were all linked with the Portugal worldwide, who reportedly felt persecuted by the Spanish media. While this is still ongoing and Ronaldo hasn't been proven guilty yet, rumours which have now been confirmed as true, have circulated that Ronaldo is no longer happy in Spain and at Real Madrid . Read More »

Portugal Thrash New Zealand To Reach Confederations Cup Semis

After the goal, which was the Real Madrid star's 75th global goal, Portugal didn't look back with goals from Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani sealing the victory. Meanwhile, hosts Russian Federation lost the match to Mexico after taking the lead in the 25th minute courtesy an Aleksandr Samedov shot against Mexico in their last group game. Read More »

Perez's grand slam sends Royals past Red Sox, 6 - 4


He allowed four hits and fanned 10, pushing his major league-leading strikeout total to 146 this season. "With the go-ahead run at the plate with the possibility of left-on-left to try to get a ground ball, there's four wide ones again", Farrell said. Read More »

Koepka wins first major after pulling away at US Open


So, at least here if you played some solid golf and hit your shots where you needed to, you still had to be precise, but you got rewarded and you could take advantage of that. We're going to insert the screenshots here just in case Brooks decides to go back and delete some of the stupid things he said on Twitter back in the day. Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile goal record vs. Germany

As well as netting his 38th goal for his country, Sanchez was a constant threat for a La Roja side who really took the game to the world champions and on another night they would have come away with a victory. The players all played very, very well. "Even though we conceded a goal we were able to come back and even though this is an inexperienced team, they still played at a high level". Read More »

McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions

He has threatened changes for Saturday's second Test - with Maro Itoje and Sam Warburton likely to start - and ordered his squad to show more heart. While the All Blacks are likely to improve rapidly on their performance in Auckland, in only their second test of the season, they expected the Lions also to target areas of improvement which will make Saturday's second test equally competitive. Read More »

Broos Bemused By VAR 'Melodrama' During Germany Vs Cameroon

Loew, in his 150th match in charge of Germany , maintained his impressive record of reaching the semi-finals of every tournament over the last decade. A superb back-heel from captain Julian Draxler steered the ball into the path of the former Turkey junior global and he rifled a shot into the roof of the net from the edge of the box. Read More »

Indians Sign Michael Martinez To Minors Deal


So after a stint with the Tampa Bay Rays that didn't work out, Martinez is back in the organization, likely heading back to Cleveland sooner than later. Martinez owns a career.194/.243/.261 slash line across parts of seven big-league seasons, spent with the Indians, Rays, Phillies, Pirates and Red Sox. Read More »

Hamilton wins in Canada for sixth time


Despite pitting so early, Vettel was hopeful of not stopping for tyres again and he climbed the field quickly, getting to P7 by the halfway point. German Vettel finished fourth after his Ferrari suffered a damaged front wing in a collision on the opening lap when he was passed by the aggressive Dutch teenager Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Read More »

ICC confirms plans of hosting World XI series in Pakistan

The ICC in a statement following the final day proceedings of the meeting, said that while the plan to hold the matches - against a Pakistan XI - is a work in progress, the ICC Board "agreed to support" the proposal. Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board and head of the ICC's Pakistan task force said, in comments reported by the Guardian in March: "The desire is to give the cricket-starved Pakistani supporters the chance to see some of the world's finest ... Read More »

LaVar Ball could reportedly appear on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw'

Now the franchise is hoping for more with the trio of Fultz, Simmons and entertaining center Joel Embiid . Ball is followed immediately by two teammates, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers . But the biggest hang-up in this trade was the fact Chicago had to swap first-round picks with Minnesota to get the deal done. The seventh pick became Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen . Read More »

Australia draws Cameroon 1:1 in FIFA Confederations Cup


It was the fourth match in a row the Socceroos had conceded a goal either in the first or final minute of a half. This will need to improve if they are to have a chance of beating Australia in this game. - Two of Chile's three goals in the tournament this year have come after the 80th minute, Mexico and Portugal (one each) are the only other sides to score in the final 10 minutes of a game thus far. Read More »

Germany vs. Cameroon in 2017 Confederations Cup

Kerem Demirbay scored a fabulous goal on Sunday, during Germany's 3-1 Confederations Cup win against Cameroon . Moumi Ngamaleu missed Cameroon's best chance, curling a shot agonisingly wide of the post , but any chance the Lions had of equalising evaporated when Mabouka was sent off for a high boot on Can. Read More »