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Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

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Lehmann confessed to not being able to sleep since Saturday night following the team's exposure for ball tampering . At a news conference on Thursday ahead of Friday's second cricket Test against England in Christchurch, Williamson was asked for his view of the ball-tampering controversy, with Warner and Australia captain Steve Smith banned for 12 months and Cameron Bancroft for nine months. Read More »

Ball-tampering ban should not define Smith, Warner's careers: Rohit Sharma

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Almost 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) west, an emotional Bancroft apologized in Perth and said he will forever regret his role in the episode that resulted in 12-month bans for Smith and Warner and a nine-month ban for him. "There is a rebuild that needs to happen to reinstate the faith and the confidence and the pride that the Australian public had, and should have, in the Australian cricket team". Read More »

Vlad Guerrero Jr. hits walk-off HR to lift Jays in Montreal

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Several Montreal Canadiens players took batting practice before the Blue Jays, including defenceman Jeff Petry whose father Dan Petry pitched, mainly for Detroit, in the 1980s. Guerrero's dad posted cellphone video on Twitter of the home run taken from near the Blue Jays dugout, calling it (hash) priceless. "These two days have been incredible for me", he said. Read More »

Alonso says Conte has done a great job

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Morata was left out of the Spain squad during this recent worldwide break, with former Chelsea forward Diego Costa leading the line for the World Cup favourites. "These are our targets". Do you think Conte would be able to win the Champions League with PSG? Cahill falling out of favour at club level has had a bearing on his worldwide fortunes, although doubts over Andreas Christensen's fitness and David Luiz remaining sidelined with a knee injury means he is likely to return in central ... Read More »

Self's best coaching job? KU doubted all year until Final Four run

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If the Jayhawks win Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse will be open for Monday night's NCAA Championship game, which tips at 8:15 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Below, I've ranked the 20 projected starters for the Final Four. Self had called his team soft earlier in the year. Going back even further, the Wildcats are riding a nine-game winning streak (7-2 ATS), which is the second-shortest of the remaining schools, with the Jayhawks sitting at seven in a row (5-2 ATS) heading into the Final Four. Read More »

Pochettino unclear over whether Kane might return against Chelsea

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Mauricio Pochettino has made signing a new play maker one of his top priorities, and Atalanta's Bryan Cristante is said to have caught their eye. The striker damaged lateral ligaments in his right ankle at Bournemouth on 11 March and the original expectation was that he would be out until mid-April. Read More »

Ball-tampering scandal: Tearful Steve Smith admits captaincy failure in South Africa

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An emotional Steve Smith , the former Australian Test Cricket Captain, fronts the media at Sydney International Airport on March 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Warner opted to make his apology in a brief post on Twitter, saying: "Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket". Sporting goods company ASICS scrapped sponsorship deals Warner and Bancroft. Read More »

Roma explain why Mohamed Salah was sold to Liverpool last summer

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Reigning African Footballer of the Year Salah has scored 36 goals in 41 appearance for Liverpool this season - 11 less than the record held by Ian Rush. We're happy to have one of the top five goalkeepers in the world. "He's very strong", continued Monchi . If tomorrow an offer of 500 million comes from Real Madrid , I'll listen. Read More »

David Warner resigns his IPL captaincy, loses sponsor LG

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We need to change how we play. "They are hurting and I feel for them and their families". Most of the players and backroom staff had been interviewed by Cricket Australia's integrity chief Iain Roy, Sutherland said. "The thing for me would be, if we take a leaf out of someone like say New Zealand's book". "To my knowledge, this has never happened before", he said. Read More »

Del Potro: 'I will try to be 100% for French Open'

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Women: Quarterfinals: Victoria Azarenka bt Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3; Sloane Stephens bt Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2. The world number six's excellent run of form continued as he fought back from 1-4 down in the first set to beat the 22nd seed 6-4 6-2. Read More »

Man United readying mega-money contract for Bundesliga star

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Italian outlet TMW state that Chelsea want to sign Vidal as they look to reinforce their midfield options in the summer. La Cuarta , as quoted by Metro , is reporting that Manchester United are interested in the experienced Chile worldwide to bolster their midfield options. Read More »

CA bans Smith, Warner for year

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After failing to acknowledge it on Tuesday, when he first announced that the three would be sanctioned, Sutherland eventually conceded that what the trio did in Cape Town amounted to cheating. "It's so big because the act of doing it is completely wrong", Bancroft lamented. "The preliminary findings have confirmed that prior knowledge of the incident in Cape Town was confined to only the three players reported", he said. Read More »

'Forgive them': Smith, Warner head home in disgrace

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Smith was rushed through the terminal by local police and security as the fall-out continued over the extraordinary ball-tampering scandal that has rocked Australian cricket . Smith and Warner have also been stood down from their Indian Premier League (IPL) teams for 2018, representing a significant loss of income after the Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad had paid $1.84-million respectively for their services. Read More »

England suspected Aussie ball-tampering during the Ashes

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Bancroft used a strip of yellow sticky tape he had covered with dirt granules to illegally scratch the rough side of the ball, thereby facilitating more swing for bowlers. "No other players or support staff had prior knowledge and this includes Darren Lehmann, who despite inaccurate media reports, has not resigned from his position", said Sutherland. Read More »

Prisoner being deported escapes ICE agents at JFK Airport

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Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, 31, remained at large Wednesday, according to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which oversees the airport. Surveillance video captured the man getting into a taxi and leaving the airport, a law enforcement source told the Daily News. Read More »

LeBron James Is 2018 NBA MVP, According To LeBron James

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His last regular-season game of less than 10 points January 5, 2007, when he scored eight against the Milwaukee Bucks on 3-of-13 shooting (the Cavs won the game). His shot was blocked once more and it looked like it was destiny for the Heat to win this game. Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said before the game that it is a "phenomenal accomplishment", but added "there will be more records down the road that he will be breaking. Read More »

Royals catcher Salvador Perez tears MCL carrying luggage

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A four-time Gold Glove victor and Silver Slugger, Perez slashed.268/.297/.495 last season with 27 home runs and 80 RBIs. Drew Butera and Cam Gallagher will share catching duties in his place. Perez, who's going into his age-28 season, is coming off a 2017 campaign in which he put up an OPS+ of 105 with 27 home runs in 129 games. He said it is not expected that surgery will be necessary. Read More »

LG pulls plug on Warner deal, IPL ban follows

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David Warner lost one of his major commercial endorsements and quit as captain of his Indian Premier League team before he flew home from South Africa with the two other Australia players at the centre of a ball-tampering scandal. Predict LIVE Cricket Matches happening worldwide today! Lehmann also said the finding that he had not known about the ball tampering plan was correct. Read More »

Zverev wins another three-setter to reach Miami fourth round

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In a since-deleted tweet, the Australian wrote: " I hope TK wins this match, Verdasco is the saltiest dude, must be frustrated at his past success against Aussies ". It had all the billings of another back-and-forth chapter of their budding rivalry: Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios facing off again at the Miami Open presented by Itau with a quarter-final spot on the line. Read More »

Sewage spills on to Dodger Stadium during game

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As a result, the Dodgers get a 4-3 win over the Angels after 5 innings. The unidentified, foul-smelling liquid spilled into the coaches' room and the video room. It's been 30 years since the Dodgers last World Series triumph in 1988. But, yeah, it was nasty, man. Kasten was unsure if the Dodgers would refund fans, but said officials would discuss the situation on Wednesday. Read More »

Kevin Love in National Basketball Association concussion protocol, out Wednesday at Hornets

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MIAMI - LeBron James needs one more game of at least 10 points to tie Michael Jordan for first place in National Basketball Association history with 865 consecutive games scoring in double figures. The only other Cavs players to score in double figures were Rodney Hood with 15 and the duo of Jordan Clarkson and Jose Calderon , who each ended their nights with 11 points. Read More »