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South Africa has a job on hand


The 32-year-old bagged two wickets by giving away just 17 runs in his quota of 12 overs before leaving the field on the second day of the ongoing Test on Friday. Bavuma had just one minor scare on 40, when Ben Stokes nearly pulled off the most brilliant of catches at gully, flinging himself to his left to intercept a skewed drive off Stuart Broad - with the total on 148. Read More »

England debut star Toby Roland-Jones reveals his dreams have come true


England established a strong position in this match with a first-innings total of 353 built on Ben Stokes's 112 and former captain Alastair Cook's painstaking 88. But Bavuma was out soon afterwards, edging a good length Roland-Jones ball to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. But Stokes got the balance right on Friday. Read More »

Mike Williams not expected to practice at training camp


Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant addressed players during their first team meeting to start training camp. Williams' injury has been the source of much speculation this summer, with conflicting reports saying he will, or will not, require surgery to fix the injury. Read More »

Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving mock LeBron James on Instagram


A host of National Basketball Association players came out to Harrison Barnes' wedding Saturday night, including Irving and Barnes' former Golden State Warriors teammate, Stephen Curry. Irving was a groomsman in Barnes' wedding, which was in Newport, Rhode Island. Take a look at one of James' more recent Instagram posts and decide for yourself whether or not Curry was mocking him. Read More »

Vikings Close To Signing Extension With CB Xavier Rhodes


MANKATO, Minn. - Cornerback Xavier Rhodes has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings , the team announced Sunday. This new reality isn't lost on Rhodes, who took to Twitter expressing his thoughts on his new deal. The 27-year-old Rhodes is coming off of a terrific 2016 campaign in which he registered 52 tackles, five interceptions, 10 passes defended and a defensive touchdown en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. Read More »

Jennings, Westley build on Roland-Jones heroics

The 25-year-old Durham left-hander, England-qualified through his mother and by residence, almost fell cheaply again to another slip catch by Dean Elgar off Vernon Philander only for an edge on six to be dropped on this occasion. South Africa were bolstered by knowing Philander had been passed fit after a night on a hospital drip that followed a second day's play from which he was largely absent. Read More »

Footage shows Sunderland's Darron Gibson lambasting teammates


You might well expect that the Irishman is set to face some uncomfortable music when he returns to training next week. Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been filmed launching a verbal tirade on his teammates and accusing a number of players who "don't give a f***" and no longer wanting to play for the club. Read More »

Royals acquire Melky Cabrera from White Sox for 2 minor league pitchers


This story will be updated. The White Sox traded Melky Cabrera to the Royals on Sunday in exchange for two pitching prospects. The Yankees then traded Cabrera to the Atlanta Braves that offseason. Davis, 23, is 5-4 with a 4.83 ERA in 18 starts for Lexington, the Royals' Class A team in the South Atlantic League. The 22-year-old Puckett is the No. Read More »

Hulkenberg and Magnussen in post-race row


German Hulkenberg broke into Dane Magnussen's interview to praise him ironically as "once again the most unsporting driver", following an on-track clash during the race. "We had really nice words, he said "s**k my b***s" - that was his return". Magnussen was given a five-second penalty for the incident. Leading to the eventual retirement of Hulkenberg, Magnussen was given a time penalty that dropped him from 11th to 13th at the chequered flag. Read More »

Steph Curry Does #LeBronChallenge at Harrison Barnes Wedding, Kyrie Irving Hyped


No really, the offseason is more entertaining than the actual regular season. Steph Curry is having a fun time trolling LeBron James this summer. Intentionally or not, it was pretty amusing, and a lot of people, both at the time and since, have made fun of his dad moves. It's safe to say LeBron and Kyrie's relationship isn't getting any better. Read More »

Dani Alves denies influence over Neymar's PSG decision

Maybe it's to be the star, because here he has Leo [Messi], the best player in the world. After joining PSG in 2001 from hometown side Grêmio, Ronaldinho secured a £27m move to Barcelona and went on to win a host of trophies in Catalonia. Read More »

Jets WR Lucky Whitehead still confused regarding Cowboys decision


Whitehead continued to explain he was surprised the Cowboys made a decision to wave him, considering he was innocent. He was asked by reporters if he was satisfied with the explanation the Cowboys gave him when they let him go. "[I will] move on and try to build a chemistry with these guys here", Whitehead said. "It was very confusing", said Whitehead, who was claimed by the Jets on Wednesday. Read More »

Red Sox's Price going back on DL with elbow inflammation


Dave O'Brien is always around. Mr. Timlin, on the road trip, was always in the clubhouse. [Eckersley is] the one guy I've seen in my carerer that doesn't ever show his face in the clubhouse. But if you repeatedly present falsehoods, if you're repeatedly illogical as a star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox , people will notice. Just going to take it a day at a time, get all the treatment, and take care of it. Read More »

Jennings wicket SA's sole success as England power on


England will be confident of taking a 2-1 lead into that match thanks to a terrific second day that has wiped away the negativity that engulfed them following their abject 340-run defeat at Trent Bridge last week. England lost Cook shortly after lunch when he was bowled by Morkel for just seven. However, it was Roland-Jones's spectacular introduction to Test cricket that has put the hosts in a winning position. Read More »

A's push back Gray's next start until after trade deadline


Rather than pitch in Sunday's series finale against the Twins, he is instead scheduled to start on Monday against the San Francisco Giants; Monday's game begins after the trade deadline will have passed. As Morosi notes, the Yankees are foremost among the suitors for Gray at the moment. Gray owns a 3.70 SIERA and a 23.5% strikeout rate in 97 innings pitched this season. Read More »

England in box seat v Sth Africa 3rd Test


Tom Westley followed up his first-innings knock of 25 with a maiden Test half-century against South Africa at The Kia Oval this afternoon. Cook [7] did not provide a repeat of his impressive first-innings knock as he was dismissed by Morkel for the 11th time in Test cricket thanks to a corker of a delivery. Read More »

Philander out of hospital, available to bat in third test

That leaves South Africa needing a theoretical 492 to go 2-1 up in what will effectively be 138 overs as 98 are scheduled both for Sunday and Monday because of the rain that has effected this third Investec Test. Bavuma's edge to the third man boundary off Roland-Jones saw him complete a hard-earned fifty off 111 balls, including eight fours. But Bavuma was out soon afterwards, edging a good length Roland-Jones ball to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. Read More »

South Africa 18-1 against England in 3rd Test


Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes the Proteas would love under-pressure England opener Keaton Jennings to retain his place for next week's fourth Test. Bowler Stuart Broad put a picture on Instagram of several members of the team on what appears to be a Piccadilly line train. In his Third Test as captain, Joe Root made a fearless call, pulling England's record Test wicket-taker Jimmy Anderson out of the attack after he had bowled only three overs, and throwing the ball ... Read More »

Yankees acquire starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from Twins


He was 4-7 with a 4.30 18 starts for the Braves this season, before his victory for the Twins on Friday. The Twins received left-handed pitcher Dietrich Enns and right-hander Zack Littell . The 26-year-old Enns was 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA in eight games (seven starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Gulf Coast League. One of the Bombers' primary competitors in the Gray sweepstakes, the Brewers, are reportedly out of the running after refusing to part with top ... Read More »

Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich to announce retirement, reports say


According to ESPN , New England has a press conference scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET Sunday at Gillette Stadium, though the team hasn't specified the nature of the presser. Ninkovich joined the Patriots in 2009 after playing for the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints . With the Patriots now forced into life after Ninkovich, one would think that former Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy could be in line to fill his void along the defensive front. Read More »

Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal's remaining transfer plans


Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we'll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. The attacker is under contract at Monaco until the summer of 2020. Already this summer, the Monegasques bade Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy adieu to the tune of £130m. Read More »

England frustrated by Oval rain

At the end of second day's play, South Africa were left reeling at 126 for eight with Temba Bavuma and Morne Morkel at the crease. Electing to bat, England captain Joe Root gave his predecessor Cook the chance to impress again in the landmark Test at the south London venue which has become one of the cricket's most historic grounds over 137 years. Read More »

Philander discharged from hospital, cleared to play

James Anderson, a team-mate of Roland-Jones in this current match and England's all-time leading wicket-taker at this level, took five for 73 at Lord's during that same 2003 series against Zimbabwe. Stokes came within a whisker of producing one of the catches of the year low to his left in the gully, but was just unable to keep hold of a powerful Bavuma edge. Read More »