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Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday
- March 17, 2018

Rabada is due to appear at a hearing by video conference on Monday. Cricket South Africa will be represented by Advocate Dali Mpofu. Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada is appealing his suspension for the rest of the series against Australia, but the South African fast bowler appears to have thrown his case into jeopardy by accepting that he was in the wrong in an incident with Steve Smith in Port Elizabeth. (more...)
Doc Rivers calls officiating in Rockets game 'a complete joke' Doc Rivers calls officiating in Rockets game 'a complete joke'
- March 17, 2018

Rivers was previously fined $15,000 on December 1, 2016, for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after he was ejected. Austin [Rivers ] gets hit and no call. Philadelphia's Australian rookie Ben Simmons notched his second straight triple-double with 13 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. (more...)
VAR to be used at the World Cup, FIFA confirms VAR to be used at the World Cup, FIFA confirms
- March 17, 2018

Video assistant referees will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year's finals in Russia , FIFA president Gianni Infantino says, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra time. "What we want to do is avoid resounding mistakes by referees". "We have looked at the technology to be ready for the World Cup ". A total of 36 referees, plus their teams of assistants, are being trained by Federation Internationale de Football Association ... (more...)
LeGarrette Blount signs with Detroit Lions LeGarrette Blount signs with Detroit Lions
- March 17, 2018

He followed it up with an encore performance with the Philadelphia Eagles as they won their first Super Bowl championship ever in 2017. Then, Blount became available again after a 766-yard, two-touchdown season with the Eagles. The Lions finished 2017 last in the National Football League with a pathetic output of 76.3 rushing yards per game to go with only 10 rushing touchdowns. (more...)
Butler, Purdue set to play in NCAA Tournament Friday Butler, Purdue set to play in NCAA Tournament Friday
- March 17, 2018

The Bulldogs (21-13) raced to a 21-2 lead in the opening minutes. We've got to worry about Arkansas. You've got to try to speed them up, but they kind of want to be sped up. "We just made them take tough 2s and limited their touches". If unwisely foul-prone, the Bulldogs have made opponents pay for sending them to the charity stripe by sinking 239 of their 301 freebies for 18 Big East games. (more...)
Jets Free Agency Roundup: Gang Green is making moves Jets Free Agency Roundup: Gang Green is making moves
- March 17, 2018

The contract will pay McCown $10 million in 2018, according to a source , and the soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback is expected to enter training camp as the starter under center. Since being cleared for play, Bridgewater has only taken two snaps. The Vikings have since moved on to Kirk Cousins, while Bridgewater lands in NY with a chance to prove everyone wrong. (more...)
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Needs To Be Fired Immediately Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Needs To Be Fired Immediately
- March 17, 2018

It is curious that a season that included two Pacific-12 Conference championships would prompt such a reconsideration of the state of the Wildcats . Ayton took just 11 shots within the 3-point arc over 38 minutes played, saying he was a little frustrated he didn't get the ball more often. (more...)
Man City won't fancy Liverpool Euro test, says Klopp Man City won't fancy Liverpool Euro test, says Klopp
- March 17, 2018

The first leg will be played at Anfield on April 4, with the return on April 10. City play at half five on the Saturday - those five hours are a big difference. Overall, the teams have faced each other 19 times with eight wins for Juve, nine for Real - including the 1998 final - and two draws. "We expect from ourselves that we win football games, especially if we lost a game like the last one". (more...)
Ireland defeat would be Ireland defeat would be "catastrophic", claims former England second row Ben Kay
- March 17, 2018

World Rugby has stood Marius van der Westhuizen down as assistant referee for England's Six Nations finale against Ireland after the game's governing body admitted it had committed an oversight in allowing the official to attend an England training session this week. (more...)
Atlético lead powerful cast into Europa League quarters Atlético lead powerful cast into Europa League quarters
- March 17, 2018

Fernando Torres bagged a double and Saul Niguez and Antonie Griezmann were also on the scoresheet, after Lokomotiv full-back Maciej Rybus cancelled out Angel Correa 's opener on the night. With Atletico sealing an 8-2 aggregate win, are they now the favourites to win the Europa League in May? Granit Xhaka put Arsene Wenger's side in front in the 71st minute with a 25m shot, which Donnarumma could only parry into his own net, and Welbeck finished with a close-range header four minutes ... (more...)
North Carolina vs. Lipscomb North Carolina vs. Lipscomb
- March 17, 2018

Not surprisingly, the Tar Heels are heavily favored, but as Buffalo and Loyola-Chicago reminded everyone on Day 1, upsets can and often do happen - and the more unlikely they are, the more memorable they become. "We were fighting uphill all afternoon". I mean, '05 and '09, excuse me, '05 particularly, I thought we played great here. Lipscomb finished second in the Atlantic Sun Conference with a regular season record of 10-4, then won the conference tournament over Florida Gulf Coast ... (more...)
Adrian Clayborn reportedly signs with the Patriots Adrian Clayborn reportedly signs with the Patriots
- March 17, 2018

In addition, ex-Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill also came to an agreement with the team. The 29-year-old tallied 9 1/2 sacks for the Falcons in 2017 and has 30 sacks in his seven-year career. Last year, the team lost three veteran defensive ends in Rob Ninkovich, Jabaal Sheard and Chris Long. New England was able to reach the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season, but it was undone by a defense that couldn't get a stop. (more...)
'Angry' England pack ready for Ireland at Twickenham 'Angry' England pack ready for Ireland at Twickenham
- March 17, 2018

The Australian was filmed during a talk on leadership for Fuso, the Japanese parent company of England sponsors Mitsubishi. Ireland swept to the title with last weekend's 28-8 win over Scotland, but must now end England's unbeaten Twickenham record under former Australia boss Jones in order to claim the clean sweep. (more...)
Packers sign cornerback Kyle Fuller to offer sheet Packers sign cornerback Kyle Fuller to offer sheet
- March 17, 2018

The Bears thought they had come up with a creative and less expensive way to keep unrestricted free-agent cornerback Kyle Fuller by using the transition tag to secure him for this year. Or, if the offer is too rich for their taste, the Packers will bring on Fuller. However, the Packers have obviously beaten them to the punch. Fuller, 26, has eight interceptions, 41 passes defended and three forced fumbles through three National Football League seasons. (more...)
Sindhu conquers Okuhara in a thriller Sindhu conquers Okuhara in a thriller
- March 17, 2018

India's top men's singles hope Srikanth lost 11-21, 21-15, 20-22 to world No.42 Huang Yuxiang of China in 52 minutes to bow out of the prestigious tournament. After a few more nail-biting rallies, Sindhu sent one to the net to give a slender 11-10 lead to Okuhara at the first break. In an attritional battle which lasted one and 34 minutes, the Japanese player's relentless retrieving exhausted Sindhu out by the end of the match. (more...)
March Madness 2018: Arizona's stunning ouster leads to questions about program's future March Madness 2018: Arizona's stunning ouster leads to questions about program's future
- March 16, 2018

Buffalo pulled off the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament with a 89-68 rout of Arizona Thursday night. It was eventually a big 19-5 run in the second half that did Arizona in, but despite the Wildcats holding a brief lead for a time the Bulls were in control the entire way and showed that it was the team that simply wanted it more. (more...)
Purdue center Isaac Haas breaks elbow, out for NCAA tournament Purdue center Isaac Haas breaks elbow, out for NCAA tournament
- March 16, 2018

During the Purdue-Cal State Fullerton game, Haas fell and on his way down, he grabbed onto Titans guard Josh Pitts' uniform and tore it right down the side. The Titans may have just been happy to be in the NCAA Tournament and they should have been because it is a rare feat for the program. Purdue players, including Haas, reportedly downplayed the injury after the game. (more...)
Nepali Cricket claims ODI Status for the first time in history Nepali Cricket claims ODI Status for the first time in history
- March 16, 2018

Nepal will also be Twenty20 global nation. The Asian side was in the World Cricket League Division Five as recently as 2010, while their cricket association has been suspended by the ICC since 2016, although the ban doesn't affect on-field matters. (more...)
Vikings Sign DT Sheldon Richardson
- March 16, 2018

Veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson will meet with Seattle on Monday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. In 2013, Richardson rushed for two touchdowns with the Jets . Richardson's fit with no-nonsense head coach Mike Zimmer is a fascinating one. To come up with some extra money, the Vikings restructured the contract of running back Latavius Murray , who was due to make $5.15 million next season if a move wasn't made on him by Friday. (more...)
England keeping their Russia World Cup options open England keeping their Russia World Cup options open
- March 16, 2018

To that end, he caused something of stir by dropping his former captain Gary Cahill and calling up uncapped Nick Pope , James Tarkowski , Alfie Mawson and Lewis Cook. "All of the guys with us are in the running for the 23 going to the World Cup but there are also some others who aren't available this month [due to injury]", Southgate said. (more...)
Wichita State Vs. Marshall Live Stream Wichita State Vs. Marshall Live Stream
- March 16, 2018

The Shockers went 14-4 in their first season in the American Athletic Conference and entered Selection Sunday ranked 20th at KenPom after going 8-2 in their final 10 games. Marshall and Wichita State bring two of the most potentially prolific offenses in college basketball into their First Round matchup at San Diego's Viejas Arena. (more...)
Former 49er believes he's being blackballed because he knelt with Kaepernick Former 49er believes he's being blackballed because he knelt with Kaepernick
- March 16, 2018

Eric Reid , former 49ers free safety who knelt shoulder-to-shoulder with Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem believes his silent protests are the reason he can't find work in the NFL. "And I'm completely fine with it". "GMs aren't the hold up broski (sic)". And I've done that for my own personal beliefs. In what contractually was his last season with the 49ers, the activist QB became a free agent in a league full of owners who did not support his protest and felt that his talent ... (more...)
Cleveland Browns introduce Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor, Damarious Randall Cleveland Browns introduce Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor, Damarious Randall
- March 16, 2018

So I think grooming a young quarterback, letting him learn, sit and learn and grow and understand what it takes to play in the National Football League is truly the way to do it. However, that is far from the mindset of Taylor and the Browns going forward. He's a victor and has been very productive as a starting quarterback in this league. (more...)
Champions League football team Besiktas charged over pitch-invading cat Champions League football team Besiktas charged over pitch-invading cat
- March 16, 2018

English referee Michael Oliver stopped play in the second half of Wednesday night's encounter in Istanbul until the animal left the pitch. Comically, and with a certain amount of inevitability, the ginger cat won a Bayern Munich poll for man of the match following the continental clash. (more...)
Bengals Burfict facing four-game suspension for PED violation Bengals Burfict facing four-game suspension for PED violation
- March 16, 2018

No appeal date has been set, ESPN reported. "But essentially it comes back to the fact he was playing with a concussion, a separated shoulder or AC sprain, was taking prescribed medication, had a disputed test in late December, at which point he had already been ruled out", Schefter explained on NFL Live. (more...)
Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways for the Wolverines in the West Region Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways for the Wolverines in the West Region
- March 16, 2018

While the Spartans are a sparkling 29-4, which would be good enough for a 1-seed most season, they had a relatively easy conference schedule, losing to MI (twice) and Ohio State but beating Purdue . They left a lasting legacy not only at Bucknell but also throughout the Patriot League as the conference's all-time winningest class. Villanova was the No. (more...)
Celtics' Marcus Smart to have surgery for torn thumb ligament Celtics' Marcus Smart to have surgery for torn thumb ligament
- March 16, 2018

Smart injured his thumb diving to the floor in the first half of a game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. The procedure is expected to sideline him into the postseason, but "there's hope" Smart could return then. In late January, Smart suffered a cut to his right hand as the result of a self-inflicted injury. "There could be a slight chance that he's back sooner rather than later, but I'd say that it's not going to be any time too soon", Stevens told the "Zolak & Bertrand" show. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 105th Indian Science Congress in Manipur PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 105th Indian Science Congress in Manipur
- March 16, 2018

These two battalions will directly provide job opportunities to about 2,000 youth in the State Addressing the inaugural session of the 105th Indian Science Congress in Imphal , he exhorted scientists to extend their research from "the labs to the land" for the greater benefit of the people and said time was ripe to redefine R&D' as research for the development of the nation. (more...)
Tri-Nation series: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh clash in virtual semifinal Tri-Nation series: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh clash in virtual semifinal
- March 16, 2018

Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera played a brilliant role in scripting Sri Lanka's comeback in this match against Bangladesh . It should remain the same for 40 overs. The victor of this match will take on India in the final on Sunday. "If we could play to our potential, if we could play to our strength, if we could have another good day definitely we will win the tournament ", he signed off. (more...)
What did new Raiders WR Jordy Nelson say about Derek Carr? What did new Raiders WR Jordy Nelson say about Derek Carr?
- March 16, 2018

The Raiders officially announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Jordy Nelson Thursday evening, as the 33-year-old agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $15 million with $13 million in guarantees. Nelson said that would be similar to his role in Green Bay, and that his "leadership style is all about, "Actions speak louder than words'". Crabtree, 30, had 58 catches for 618 yards and eight touchdowns for Oakland last season, the third consecutive year he's had at least eight ... (more...)

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