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Top stars to feature in women's T20 challenge Top stars to feature in women's T20 challenge
- May 15, 2018

Leading stars from Australia, New Zealand and England will be in action as they join their Indian counterparts for this match. According to Rajeev Shukla, the IPL Chairman, the worldwide roster is also set to include the likes of New Zealand's Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine, England's Danni Wyatt and Danielle Hazell and Australia's Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry, who have all confirmed their participation for the one-off T20 outing. (more...)
Lomachenko Stops Linares As Ukrainian Makes History Lomachenko Stops Linares As Ukrainian Makes History
- May 15, 2018

The wonderfully talented Ukrainian shrugged off the first knockdown of his professional career to stop Jorge Linares in the tenth round and claim the WBA lightweight title at Madison Square Garden , New York, in the early hours of yesterday. (more...)
Formula One: The Spanish Grand Prix takes us back to 2017 Formula One: The Spanish Grand Prix takes us back to 2017
- May 15, 2018

Mercedes have recently struggled on the street circuit in Monte Carlo and Hamilton predicts that Red Bull will provide strong competition in the principality. Let me know where your favorite driver finished and if you think they can do better in the next round. Vettel finished fourth on a frustrating weekend for Ferrari. (more...)
Anthony Martial: The ideal fit for Spurs and Pochettino? Anthony Martial: The ideal fit for Spurs and Pochettino?
- May 15, 2018

There can be no doubting the progress they have made under the Argentine, with the club now established at Champions League level, finishing in the top four for the third successive season. But Pochettino replied: "First of all I need to speak to Daniel and the club". I think the main aim for him at this time is make sure you keep those players you've named [Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli]. (more...)
Colin Graves: 'Youngsters not attracted to cricket, that's why 100 ball idea' Colin Graves: 'Youngsters not attracted to cricket, that's why 100 ball idea'
- May 15, 2018

It is understood that Surrey received a letter from the European Central Bank shortly after the new 100-ball tournament, being branded "The Hundred", was announced, requesting a meeting... We have got a model, we have got a skeleton and the players will be involved in that. They didn't want just another T20 tournament on top of what is existing. (more...)
Missing Commonwealth Games athletes' visas expire at midnight Missing Commonwealth Games athletes' visas expire at midnight
- May 15, 2018

Eight visiting Cameroon athletes - one third of their entire team - fled the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane a few weeks ago , leaving in "three waves" over three consecutive nights. They arrived in Sydney less than 24 hours before their visas expired to leave Australia, or risk detention or deportation. In 2012, seven athletes disappeared from the Olympic village in London. (more...)
Joe Hart NOT selected by Gareth Southgate for England's World Cup squad Joe Hart NOT selected by Gareth Southgate for England's World Cup squad
- May 15, 2018

Such is the case of England where every position has more than four good players. Joe Hart has been told he will not be part of England's 23-man squad heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation. Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? Despite the 75-cap goalkeeper's struggles for form and game-time, Southgate spoke glowingly about his professionalism and leadership when third-fiddle to Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland in March's worldwide meet-up. (more...)
Injured Neuer in Germany's provisional squad, Emre Can left out Injured Neuer in Germany's provisional squad, Emre Can left out
- May 15, 2018

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus missed the 2014 tournament in Brazil after sustaining an ankle injury in the team's warm-up win over Armenia. Loew's chosen squad came with a number of surprises, as he made a decision to include Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer , although he isn't ready yet, as some press reports said that he's not fully recovered from the injury he had suffered last September. (more...)
Eagles' Jay Ajayi Sued For Allegedly Trashing Mansion After Super Bowl Eagles' Jay Ajayi Sued For Allegedly Trashing Mansion After Super Bowl
- May 15, 2018

Ajayi allegedly ignored that request and threw three of them. According to the report, "Ajayi and his buddy threw at least 3 parties at the house despite the fact they were specifically told - NO PARTIES". Ajayi reportedly told TMZ that he never laid a finger on the property owner, never damaged the property and never hosted a party there. He ran for 408 yards on 70 carries for the Eagles in seven games, and scored two touchdowns. (more...)
Naby Keita's Liverpool cost finalised after RB Leipzig finish sixth Naby Keita's Liverpool cost finalised after RB Leipzig finish sixth
- May 15, 2018

Leipzig's 6-2 away win against Hertha Berlin on Saturday was enough to secure sixth spot in the Bundesliga and their place in next season's Europa League . Keita , who will take on the coveted No.8 shirt at Anfield when he joins up with the Reds' in July, is having another impressive individual campaign - scoring nine and registering seven assists in all competitions. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp reacts to injury news about Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Jurgen Klopp reacts to injury news about Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
- May 15, 2018

Oxlade-Chamberlain saw an impressive debut season at Anfield curtailed by a knee injury sustained during last month's Champions League semi-final with Roma. Jurgen Klopp said after the injury that the club will keep faith in Oxlade-Chamberlain and wait for him until he returns. "I can not believe that this wonderful player and person in such a positive situation helping the team, making such a clear challenge, had this happen to him", Klopp said. (more...)
David Tepper Finalizing Deal to Buy Panthers David Tepper Finalizing Deal to Buy Panthers
- May 15, 2018

Tepper, who is the founder of Appaloosa Management, bought the team from anywhere between $2.1 and $2.5 billion. But since he is already approved by the National Football League as a part owner, the process for him to take over should be smooth. (more...)
Banned Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft free to play club cricket for Willetton Banned Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft free to play club cricket for Willetton
- May 15, 2018

Besides Bancroft, former skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were given one-year ban each from both domestic and global cricket for their involvement in the scandal that sent shock waves through the cricket world. "Cameron more than anything wants to play cricket here". The 16 WACA clubs met on Monday night to vote on whether to grant Bancroft a special exemption to play for Willetton while he served his CA ban. (more...)
Chelsea captain Gary Cahill urges teammates to put league campaign behind them Chelsea captain Gary Cahill urges teammates to put league campaign behind them
- May 15, 2018

That season, Chelsea also stumbled to the finish line of the Premier League in sixth place. With Conte cutting a largely disconsolate figure on the sidelines, it took his side more than 50 minutes to muster a threat of note, keeper Martin Dubravka expertly tipping over Olivier Giroud's looping effort from Ross Barkley's cross. (more...)
German FA upset with Ozil, Gundogan being involved in Erdogan election 'stunt' German FA upset with Ozil, Gundogan being involved in Erdogan election 'stunt'
- May 15, 2018

Arsenal's Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Gundogan, who are both German internationals born in Gelsenkirchen and of Turkish origin, met Erdogan in London on Sunday alongside Everton striker Cenk Tosun . I say yes. They are political idiots. As seen in the images below, the pair were pictured with Turkey president Tayyip Erdogan, who has received criticism and widespread condemnation amid ongoing measures following elections to tighten his grip on control of the country. (more...)
UFC fighter says she's done but corner sends her back into ring UFC fighter says she's done but corner sends her back into ring
- May 15, 2018

Pennington also noted that she's "glad" that her coaches didn't let her quit. But it was what took place in between the fourth and fifth rounds that stirred the most conversation about the fight. "She lost, but she went out there, she could have quit at any point if she felt like she couldn't hang in there". Nobody tied her hands behind her back and shoved her out there. (more...)
It will be hard to catch City next season: Mourinho It will be hard to catch City next season: Mourinho
- May 15, 2018

He will join the backroom team in the summer but not, for now at least, as a like-for-like heir to Rui Faria. It is clear, though, that the seat is being kept warm for the five-time title victor. "I am going to jump on the staff", he said. Have those players been replaced? And the reality of the numbers is that between second and fifth, there is three or four or five points, I don't know. (more...)
Sidhu escapes jail term with a fine Sidhu escapes jail term with a fine
- May 15, 2018

There are two accused in the case - Sidhu and Rupinder Singh Sandhu - who was also convicted and sentenced to three-years in jail. In 1999, the trial court in Patiala had acquitted Sidhu and his cousin saying the medical report stated that the death was due to a heart attack. (more...)
Injured Sergio Aguero and Lucas Biglia in Argentina's preliminary World Cup squad Injured Sergio Aguero and Lucas Biglia in Argentina's preliminary World Cup squad
- May 15, 2018

The final 23-man squad will be announced next Monday. Biglia broke two vertebrae in April, missed three AC Milan games, and was injured again on Sunday after an Atalanta player hit him in the operated area. Mercado will be evaluated by Argentina doctors. The star attacking duo, who lit up Serie A this season, have experienced contrasting fortunes at global level since Jorge Sampaoli took over as Albiceleste manager in May 2017, with both players in and out of squads as their team ... (more...)
Eli Manning's memorabilia fraud trial delayed Eli Manning's memorabilia fraud trial delayed
- May 15, 2018

The trial's jury selection began this week, but the death of one attorney's family member had delayed it to be pushed back to next week, prior to Smith's report. When the emails went public previous year, Manning angrily denied any wrongdoing. "I believe I'm asking for two helmets that can satisfy as being game-used - satisfy the requirement of being game-used". (more...)
Cameron Smith announces shock retirement Cameron Smith announces shock retirement
- May 15, 2018

It's not fair on me, my family and my Storm teammates (to continue). "From a personal point of view I would have loved to have played on for a lot longer but unfortunately we don't live in a ideal world and those things don't happen", Smith said. (more...)
Peru captain Guerrero banned from World Cup Peru captain Guerrero banned from World Cup
- May 15, 2018

Peru Paolo Guerrero has been banned from the World Cup for doping. Guerrero tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, at a World Cup qualifying game against Argentina in October. A CAS panel said it accepted the 34-year-old's claim that he did not attempt to enhance his performance by taking a prohibited substance. CAS said that Guerrero bore "some fault or negligence, even if it was not significant, and that he could have taken some measures to prevent him ... (more...)
Doug Franz previews the NBA Draft Lottery for the Phoenix Suns
- May 15, 2018

We've tried everything in the past: lucky coins, four-leaf clovers, rabbit's feet, Lucky Charms cereal. "But I think it's going to be motivational for us". "We are really looking at all facets of the draft", Colangelo said of the Lakers' pick. "We did this year what we felt was in the long-term best interest of the Bulls", Chicago vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said. (more...)
Ireland Eliminated From Euro U17s In Extraordinarily Controversial Circumstances Ireland Eliminated From Euro U17s In Extraordinarily Controversial Circumstances
- May 15, 2018

Stoke's Nathan Collins added to RTE: "It's heartbreaking". A distraught Corcoran was in tears as he was forced to hand his goalkeeper shirt to defender Oisin McEntree. Ireland senior manager Martin O'Neill was in attendance at St George's Park, and went onto the pitch after the match to confront the officials about the incident. (more...)
Brazil says Alves replacement Fagner is fit for World Cup Brazil says Alves replacement Fagner is fit for World Cup
- May 15, 2018

Brazil right-back Dani Alves did not want anyone to feel sorry for him, a day after he was ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with a knee injury. "I don't consider myself a veteran". Neymar should be able to "regain match fitness" when he takes part in friendlies against Croatia on June 3 and Austria on June 10, Lasmar said. (more...)
Cardinals aware of Christian Kirk arrest before draft Cardinals aware of Christian Kirk arrest before draft
- May 15, 2018

He seen throwing rocks at cars with a friend while attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Scottsdale police said Kirk was with a group that was intoxicated and throwing rocks at cars. When he was drafted, it appeared he was selected to hopefully be Larry Fitzgerald's eventual replacement as slot receiver in the Cardinals' offense. Even though news of Christian Kirk's February arrest just became public knowledge on Monday, NFL teams apparently knew about it ... (more...)
Jon Jones Open to Fighting Chuck Lidell This Weekend Jon Jones Open to Fighting Chuck Lidell This Weekend
- May 15, 2018

Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell are both free-agents and would need to sign with a promotion in order to compete. The "Iceman" seems legitimate in his statement that he will fight again in the MMA world. Potential opponent Ortiz, 43, has been a lot more active in recent years and defeated Chael Sonnen in January 2017 at Bellator 170 . "It'll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we'll see where I'm at". (more...)
Mark Waugh set to step down as Australia's national selector Mark Waugh set to step down as Australia's national selector
- May 15, 2018

Waugh has opted to leave the role when his contract expires on August 31 to take up a role in the media. The former Test batsman said it had been a tough decision and he was proud of the Australian team's achievements during his time as a selector. (more...)
Golden Knights may turn to Tatar for Game 2 Golden Knights may turn to Tatar for Game 2
- May 15, 2018

In Vegas, he averaged 17:22 of ice time and became one of the Knights' go-to guys on offence. The Washington Capitals now seem to be in complete control of the series and will take a 2-0 lead back home to Washington on Tuesday night after routing the Tampa Bay Lightning , 6-2, on Sunday night. (more...)
Tyronn Lue to start Tristan Thompson in Game 2 vs. Celtics Tyronn Lue to start Tristan Thompson in Game 2 vs. Celtics
- May 15, 2018

The Celtics and Cavaliers will tip-off Game 2 in Boston on Wednesday at 10:0am AEST on ESPN and NBA League Pass . "I think as a team, 1 through 5, we've got to all play tougher", Thompson said. They've been playing extremely well throughout these playoffs. Lue was open to the idea before the start of this series but given the way his starting lineup demolished the Raptors in the conference semifinals, he rightfully wanted to give this group a chance to stay together. (more...)

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