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Australian men's cricket coach Darren Lehmann is resigning Australian men's cricket coach Darren Lehmann is resigning
- March 30, 2018

Lehmann said the decision to quit was his, and that he was not fired by his bosses over the scandal that has plunged the team into a crisis. "I am ultimately responsible for the culture of the team and I've been thinking about my position for a while". (more...)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants forgiveness for Steve Smith, David Warner Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants forgiveness for Steve Smith, David Warner
- March 30, 2018

Yesterday it was announced that Lehmann would be spared any punishment because he did not have "any prior knowledge of the plan to ball-tamper". South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was fined, but not banned for ball-tampering during the 2016 Test victory over Australia in Hobart. (more...)
PNB fraud: Enforcement Directorate arrests vice-president of Nirav Modi's firm PNB fraud: Enforcement Directorate arrests vice-president of Nirav Modi's firm
- March 30, 2018

A special court of the agency on Wednesday remanded Wadhwa in ED's custody until April 3. According to the sources, the agency had sent the request to the Interpol last week aimed at tracing and arresting Modi who went underground, days before the PNB fraud was unearthed. (more...)
Warner to address media on Saturday over ball-tampering Warner to address media on Saturday over ball-tampering
- March 30, 2018

He said that "I'm absolutely committed to my job". The three players faced a gauntlet of media cameras and angry fans when they landed in Sydney airport after flying home from South Africa on Thursday after several days of headlines about the embarrassment they had caused their country, and Lehmann said his family had been subjected to abuse over the scandal. (more...)
Darren Lehmann is stepping down in wake of ball tampering scandal Darren Lehmann is stepping down in wake of ball tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

The final Test in Johannesburg starts on Friday. Lehmann read a prepared statement and took a few questions, struggling to keep his composure. He said: "I'll say two things, three things". He had admitted that the players made a grave mistake and hoped people will give them a second chance. Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after viewing Steve and Cameron's hurting it's only fair that I make this decision. (more...)
Man City boss Pep Guardiola speaks out over Raheem Sterling contract impasse Man City boss Pep Guardiola speaks out over Raheem Sterling contract impasse
- March 30, 2018

But you know the deals are the deals. The 23-year-old has often grasped for his best form on the worldwide stage but turned in a superb display during England's 1-1 draw against Italy in midweek. "The problem is we have Sergio so it was important for him, his confidence". Guardiola warned that his players must be at their absolute best with the Champions League doubleheader against Liverpool . (more...)
Darren Lehmann quits as Australian cricket coach over ball-tampering scandal Darren Lehmann quits as Australian cricket coach over ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

He said: "I'm ultimately responsible for the culture of the team and I've been thinking about my position for a while". 'After viewing Steve and Cameron's hurting, it's only fair that I make this decision. "I'm sorry. I'm absolutely devastated". The men directly involved in the incident - team captain Smith, Bancroft and vice-captain David Warner - were confronted by a seething crowd at Sydney airport yesterday when they arrived back in the country from South Africa, having been sent home ... (more...)
Chelsea star rules out Real Madrid move Chelsea star rules out Real Madrid move
- March 30, 2018

Also, with Eden Hazard being constantly linked with a summer move away to Real Madrid , a swap deal or even a player+cash deal could be a big possibility. Hat-trick hero Isco may be getting no love under coach Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid but, for country, the midfielder looks set to play a key part in Russian Federation as Spain rammed home their credentials as one of the World Cup favourites. (more...)
Ryder chases clubhouse leaders Glover, Tway at rain-hit Houston Open Ryder chases clubhouse leaders Glover, Tway at rain-hit Houston Open
- March 30, 2018

Harrington took full advantage of the rain-softened conditions to emerge following a two-hour delay to the start of play and post a bogey-free round on the Golf Club of Houston course. CT and is set to resume at 7:20 a.m. on Friday morning. Mickelson still shot 68. "Building confidence for the rest of the week and going into next week", he said. (more...)
Cavs beat Nets 121-114 for 5th straight win Cavs beat Nets 121-114 for 5th straight win
- March 30, 2018

George Hill chipped in 17 points. Joe Harris stood between James and the basket, but offered little resistance to the Best Basketball Player in the World. Cleveland was unable to regain the lead and the Nets held an 89-87 advantage going into the fourth. Clarkson knocked in 10 points and Hood added nine. (more...)
Ford Mustang Bullitt Ordering Now Open Ford Mustang Bullitt Ordering Now Open
- March 30, 2018

In other words, the Dark Highland Green-painted Bullitt is the third most expensive 2019 Mustang after the track-focused GT350 ($57,240) and GT350R ($64,740). The Mustang Bullitt will come in either Shadow Black or the movie's Dark Highland Green. "When making a Bullitt , there are certain things it absolutely must have", Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, said in a previous statement. (more...)
Chelsea striker linked with shock move to Bayern Munich Chelsea striker linked with shock move to Bayern Munich
- March 30, 2018

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could find himself involved in another mega money move in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, they have already began plans to bring in a replacement should the deal pull through at the end of the season. (more...)
Emotional Darren Lehmann to step down as Australian coach after fourth test Emotional Darren Lehmann to step down as Australian coach after fourth test
- March 30, 2018

Bancroft had been due to spend the majority of the 2018 English season with Somerset but has now been handed a nine-month ban from global and State competition by Cricket Australia in the wake of the ball tampering scandal which erupted at the weekend. (more...)
Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal Cardinals, RHP Holland agree to 1-year deal
- March 30, 2018

Louis in a precarious position with its late-inning relief options. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical and had not been announced. In a later update, Heyman said that it will be a one-year deal worth $14 million for the veteran relief pitcher. Holland is in a different class when healthy. (more...)
Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL with stress fracture Mitchell Starc ruled out of IPL with stress fracture
- March 30, 2018

The left-armer was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $1.8 million during the auction held in January. Starc has also been ruled out of the fourth and series decider Test against South Africa which started today in Johannesburg. His bad luck with the cash-rich league continues, as he will be absent from the tournament for the third year in a row. Last year, Mitchell Starc ended his association with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to focus on global cricket, while in 2016, a foot fracture ... (more...)
Leicester target Hatem Ben Arfa announces he's leaving PSG Leicester target Hatem Ben Arfa announces he's leaving PSG
- March 30, 2018

He has, however, struggled to make a similar impact at Parc des Princes, with fierce competition for places often leaving him on the fringes of the fold. "Soon the end of my adventure at PSG, despite hard times", he wrote. "I will keep wonderful memories of my team-mates, I appreciate their continued support and I will always love this club". (more...)
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin out vs. Wizards with right ankle contusion Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin out vs. Wizards with right ankle contusion
- March 30, 2018

Drummond powered for 24 points and 23 rebounds as the Detroit averted a four-game sweep in the season series. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored eight points during a 21-10 run that cut the Pistons' lead to 91-87 with 5:16 remaining. The score was tied at 49-all at halftime. Bradley Beal led Washington, which has lost four of five, with 15 points but also committed six turnovers. (more...)
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 31 March 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 31 March 2018: EPL Soccer Preview and Predictions
- March 30, 2018

His hold-up play, his ability to bring other people into play, his runs and his movement were all the things we were hoping to see from him, I believe we are now seeing. Zaha limped off late in Palace's 2-0 victory at Huddersfield earlier this month - his first start since returning from a knee ligaments injury - but has since had to rest. (more...)
Italy intends to seek 2026 Winter Games (2) Italy intends to seek 2026 Winter Games (2)
- March 30, 2018

The federal, provincial and municipal levels of government have announced their collective support for the forming of a bid corporation to develop a hosting plan and establish a budget for a potential bid by the City of Calgary to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. (more...)
More drama as Lehmann quits as Aussie coach More drama as Lehmann quits as Aussie coach
- March 30, 2018

Vice-captain Warner, fingered as the mastermind of the plot which saw Bancroft use sandpaper to illegally scuff the ball at Newlands before he comically hid the evidence down the front of his pants, has also been booted out for 12 months. "Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after viewing Steve and Cameron hurting it's only fair that I make this decision". "I will do everything I can do to make up for my mistake and the damage it has caused". (more...)
Thunder Lose at San Antonio, Tied With Spurs in West Thunder Lose at San Antonio, Tied With Spurs in West
- March 30, 2018

San Antonio is headed for its lowest regular-season win total in nearly two decades. The Spurs prevailed though, winning 103-99 to even the season series , even their record with the Thunder , and now the Spurs have the tie-breaker advantage over OKC by virtue of a better record against conference teams. (more...)
Tearful cricket coach Darren Lehmann quits to save his family from abuse Tearful cricket coach Darren Lehmann quits to save his family from abuse
- March 30, 2018

Former players have been calling for Lehmann's head after television footage showed him sending a message out onto the field before Bancroft dropped the piece of sandpaper he was clandestinely using to rough up the ball down his pants. Commonwealth Bank, Australia's biggest lender, said it was dumping captain Smith as an ambassador "in light of recent circumstances". "They want to see you be a better person", he wrote in a column for the Sydney Daily Telegraph. (more...)
Collins upsets Venus in Miami quarterfinal Collins upsets Venus in Miami quarterfinal
- March 30, 2018

It's Collins' first top 10 win of her career, and she has become the first qualifier in the history of the Miami Open to reach the semifinals, which will also be the first Tour-level semifinal of her career. An excitable crowd here were expecting seven-time grand slam victor Williams to respond immediately, but it was her seemingly pressure-free opponent who continued to attack and soon enough, Williams was broken once more. (more...)
National Football League cheerleader sues after being fired for swimsuit photo National Football League cheerleader sues after being fired for swimsuit photo
- March 30, 2018

Davis was sacked just four days later. Davis had spent three seasons travelling with the team until she was sacked on 23 January for the photo as well as an allegation she attended a party with Saints players, which would constitute another rule violation. (more...)
Tearful Australia coach Lehmann quits over cheat scandal Tearful Australia coach Lehmann quits over cheat scandal
- March 30, 2018

The Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardian of the laws of the game, called for a "major shift in attitude" to preserve the game for future generations. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had initially handed a one-match suspension and fined 100 per cent of his match fee to Smith for his leadership role in ball-tampering, while the global cricket body fined Bancroft 75 per cent of his match fee and handed three demerit points to him for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct. (more...)
Australian ball tampering Row: Proteas captain feels 'Sorry 'for Steve Smith Australian ball tampering Row: Proteas captain feels 'Sorry 'for Steve Smith
- March 30, 2018

David Warner, pictured with Steve Smith , has made strong allegations of ball-tampering against the South Africans in the past. "From a really deep place in my heart, I feel for the guy". "I'm certainly not flawless - I've made mistakes as well, but I've learned from them and they will learn from these mistakes and they'll be better for it". (more...)
Utah's run ends at the NIT final with loss to Penn State Utah's run ends at the NIT final with loss to Penn State
- March 30, 2018

However, the Utah Utes are a team with a lot of chemistry right now and have been able to transform the negative energy of last year's lost season, marked by conduct issues and a first round NIT exit, into motivation. An 11-2 run stretched the lead to 11 points, capped by a Josh Reaves and-one layup. But sophomore guard Tony Carr grabbed the offensive rebound, drew a foul and finished through contact over Bibbins to give his squad a 14-point lead after the old-fashioned 3-point play. (more...)
Australia's Stannard fractures skull in 'one-punch' assault Australia's Stannard fractures skull in 'one-punch' assault
- March 30, 2018

He is now conscious and in a stable condition at St Vincent's Hospital. However, he has sustained head injuries. Rugby Australia said Stannard was with a group of teammates, along with head coach Andy Friend, at the time of the incident. It is not yet clear if he will still take part in the Games, with Rugby Australia saying in a statement Friday that the governing body was working with police over the matter and would provide an update later Friday. (more...)
Stephens into Miami Open final as Azarenka beaten Stephens into Miami Open final as Azarenka beaten
- March 30, 2018

Sloane Stephens of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in a women's singles semi-final of the Miami Open at Tennis Center at Crandon Park. Belarusian 28-year-old Azarenka, now ranked 108th, took the first two games of the second set but Stephens won 10 games in a row to turn the tie around. (more...)
LeBron James is on the cusp of passing Michael Jordan's scoring mark LeBron James is on the cusp of passing Michael Jordan's scoring mark
- March 30, 2018

If LeBron James was in charge of NBA MVP voting, he'd be taking home his fifth such trophy at the end of this season. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish", James said previous year after breaking Jordan's playoff scoring record. (more...)

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