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

Ball-tampering scandal: Tearful Steve Smith admits captaincy failure in South Africa He, along with captain Steve Smith , have been banned from global and domestic cricket for 12 months, while Bancroft was also sanctioned for his role by Cricket Australia. "It's something I'll regret for rest of my life". Along with Smith, he has also been ejected from this year's Indian Premier League, losing contracts worth almost US$2 million (RM 7.7 million) each. [Full Article...]

Marcos Alonso sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Antonio Conte

Marcos Alonso sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Antonio Conte The Blues can still finish the season with some silverware after the west London side were 2-1 extra-time winners against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final. We will try to get Christensen back". "Nothing is impossible and also, I think in this group, I put Liverpool as well". "In this moment for me it is very hard to tell you accurately what my choice is for Sunday". [Full Article...]

Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia head coach

Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia head coach The former vice-captain of the Australian side has finally broken his silence and took to his social media channels to share his thoughts and what he is going through in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. "Oh, I don't want to know". Sporting goods company ASICS scrapped sponsorship deals Warner and Bancroft. While urging everyone to forgive the disgraced trio, a tearful Lehmann insisted... [Full Article...]

Pochettino's Spurs look to end Chelsea hoodoo at Stamford Bridge

Pochettino's Spurs look to end Chelsea hoodoo at Stamford Bridge Whether we will allow a player we signed for £17m to go out on loan for a second year, it is debatable. We've had great games against Manchester United , Arsenal and even against Juventus over two matches. Tottenham's run of 25 league games [L18 D9] without victory is the longest of any team at one ground in the competition. The match against Chelsea could be his biggest challenge so far an... [Full Article...]

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect', says Roma chief

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect', says Roma chief Otherwise it seems that Monchi is a bit blind". Real Madrid are also believed to be looking at Alisson as they look for a long-term replacement for Keylor Navas, but Roma owner Jim Pallotta is insistent that Alisson will not be sold with new sporting director Monchi in place. [Full Article...]

Wenger still hungry, determined - Bould

Wenger still hungry, determined - Bould Wenger had appeared set to leave the Gunners last season, only to sign a two-year contract extension, a decision that split opinion among supporters. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has replaced Lacazette as Arsenal's first choice forward but the Gabon worldwide is inelgiable to play in the Europa League , where Arsene Wenger has been forced to rely on Danny Welbeck. [Full Article...]

Smith breaks down in tampering presser

Smith breaks down in tampering presser As well as the ignominy of being identified as the main villain of the piece in the Cricket Australia report, Warner has paid a heavy financial penalty for his misjudgement. "I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated". Smith's father Peter offered a consoling hand on his son's shoulder repeatedly during his six-minute appearance - before Australia's greatest batsman since Don Bradman was unable to... [Full Article...]

Del Potro beats Raonic for 15th straight win, faces Isner in semis

Del Potro beats Raonic for 15th straight win, faces Isner in semis With both players on top of their game, the first set was a tight affair, but it yielded no break points until game 12 when Raonic pounced to clinch the opener at the first attempt. "I'm so glad I'm still alive (in the tournament)", Del Potro said . "I'm confident I will feel better tomorrow". "Del Potro is the hottest player on tour right now, hands down", Isner added. [Full Article...]

Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket

Ball-Tampering Row: David Warner Apologizes for the Damage Done to Cricket Steven Peter Devereux Smith , born in Sydney in 1989, made his first-class debut for New South Wales in 2008 when he was regarded more as a promising leg-spinner. The 31-year-old opening Warner said he needs to take a "deep breath" and spend time with his family and advisers. In one intriguing detail, CA said that Bancroft used "sandpaper" to tamper with the ball on day three of the thi... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s leaves lasting impression

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s leaves lasting impression I'd look up others, but it's Spring Training so I'm not going to waste my time. No, what we should embrace is stuff that happens just as perfectly as we could have scripted it. Guerrero Jr. threw his helmet in the air while rounding third base before leaping into a frenzied circle of teammates at home plate. "I didn't feel so much pressure". [Full Article...]

Australian cricketer David Warner apologises: 'Mistakes have been made'

Australian cricketer David Warner apologises: 'Mistakes have been made' A statement from Cricket Australia (CA) said Smith and Warner had been suspended from "all global and domestic cricket" while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been banned for nine months over the ball-tampering incident during the third Test in South Africa. [Full Article...]

Smith, Warner given a year's suspension

Smith, Warner given a year's suspension Cricket Australia has revealed that Warner came up with the plan and demonstrated to Bancroft how to deliberately tamper with the ball using sandpaper during the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Smith was later escorted by police into Johannesburg's worldwide airport. It had been well flagged up that Steve Smith and David Warner would receive hefty bans and that Camero... [Full Article...]

Rob Gronkowski Home Burglary; 2nd Suspect Turns Himself In to Cops

Rob Gronkowski Home Burglary; 2nd Suspect Turns Himself In to Cops It was reported last month that Gronkowski's home in Foxborough was burglarized and police said "multiple safes" and possibly guns were taken from the home. Joining up with the director of "Braveheart", "The Passion of the Christ", and " Hacksaw Ridge " lends a level of credibility to Gronkowski's efforts that bit parts in movies like " Entourage " and " You Can't Have It " did not provide. [Full Article...]

Manchester United will move for Arturo Vidal

Manchester United will move for Arturo Vidal He's dominated the midfield in the Bundesliga and Serie A for many years now, and there's little doubt that Vidal has proven himself to be a world class performer, but he turns 31 in May - how long will he realistically have left as an elite footballer? Chilean newspaper La Cuarta claimed United had already spoken to Vidal's agent and had offered the player a deal worth €14.4million a year (... [Full Article...]

Vaughan 'pretty sure' Australia tampered with ball during

Vaughan 'pretty sure' Australia tampered with ball during David Warner has been sent home from South Africa over his role in the ball tampering scandal. You would see the ball get bounced into the rough to create reverse swing, you see candies in the mouth, you see saliva put on the ball to keep the shine on it for longer. [Full Article...]

Villanova handles Texas Tech, enters Final Four

Villanova handles Texas Tech, enters Final Four Defending champion SC and Notre Dame, which won its only title in 2001, are seeking their third and seventh Final Four spots, respectively, while OR, back in the Elite Eight for the second straight year, is hoping to reach its first ever Final Four . [Full Article...]

Royal's Perez tears MCL in unusual accident

Royal's Perez tears MCL in unusual accident According to MLB.com, Perez hurt himself while lifting a suitcase and will miss the next four-to-six weeks. Yost also said that surgery is not likely on the catchers left knee. He hit 27 home runs and drove in 80 runs while hitting.268. Perez had an MRI on the knee around midday on Wednesday. But get ready Royals fans, Drew Butera will be your starting catcher until about mid-May. [Full Article...]

LeBron James MVP shock, Kevin Love gruesome injury, Kevin Durant return

LeBron James MVP shock, Kevin Love gruesome injury, Kevin Durant return The defensive numbers don't look bad as they held Miami to under 100 points, but that's misleading. You could also argue that no player has meant as much to his team has LeBron has to Cleveland in every one of his seasons with the Cavs. It was Miami's 14th consecutive home win over the Cavaliers, including a 4-0 mark when James plays in Miami since leaving the Heat after the 2014 NBA Finals. [Full Article...]

Steve Smith and David Warner given 12 month bans

Steve Smith and David Warner given 12 month bans A statement from Cricket Australia (CA) said Smith and Warner had been suspended from "all worldwide and domestic cricket" while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been banned for nine months. They previously stepped down as the respective captains of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad . Whether Warner resumes his worldwide career appears unclear, with the mood in the Australian... [Full Article...]

War of words : Kokkinakis vs Verdasco

War of words : Kokkinakis vs Verdasco In later third round action, Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych faces American Frances Tiafoe while German fourth seed Alexander Zverev will kick off the night session with a clash against Spanish 28th seed David Ferrer. Verdasco, 34, had lost his previous six matches against Australian players, including his two meetings with Kyrgios in 2015 and 2016, before beating Kokkinakis. [Full Article...]


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