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This accountant never played in a pro hockey game. Until last night This accountant never played in a pro hockey game. Until last night
- March 30, 2018

That won't matter to Foster, who got a lifetime's worth of memories as he appeared in an National Hockey League game and at one point had fans inside United Center chanting his name after stopping Jets centre Paul Stastny. "I was probably a block away, so moments before warm up, roughly give or take", said Foster when he was told he would be the official backup for the Blackhawks . (more...)
Markram century makes scandal-hit Australia toil Markram century makes scandal-hit Australia toil
- March 30, 2018

The trio were replaced by Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns and Peter Handscomb. Chadd Sayers also made his Test debut in place of Mitchell Starc, who suffered a stress fracture in his leg and will also miss the Indian Premier League. De Villiers and Temba Bavuma halted Australia's charge with a 52-run partnership before De Villiers was caught behind off the bowling of debutant Chadd Sayers for 69, which came off 119 deliveries and included seven boundaries and a six. (more...)
Australia coach pleads with fans to give trio second chance Australia coach pleads with fans to give trio second chance
- March 30, 2018

Former captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have both been banned for 12 months from all worldwide cricket for their role in the ball tampering incident during the third Test in Cape Town, while Cameron Bancroft has received a slightly-lesser nine-month suspension. (more...)
Walkie-talkie call left Lehmann in clear in tampering affair Walkie-talkie call left Lehmann in clear in tampering affair
- March 30, 2018

The "life-changing" punishment for sacked Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner raises the bar for cricket boards elsewhere that rarely summon courage to confront wayward superstars. But today he has made a decision to step down once the final Test against South Africa finishes on Tuesday. They made a mistake. The International Cricket Council announced a review into the strength of its own available sanctions, having imposed a one-match ban and 100 per cent match ... (more...)
Mariners beat Indians, 2-1 on Opening Day Mariners beat Indians, 2-1 on Opening Day
- March 30, 2018

OK, so the guy has a problem, but is it really that serious? The reigning American League Cy Young Award victor, Corey Kluber captured the hardware with a 202 ERA+ in 203 innings. He entered with 10 previous Opening Day starts, having gone 6-2 with a 1.64 ERA. But Thursday night was his fourth straight opening day start and he's 0-3 in those games. (more...)
Ball-tampering incident should not define Smith & Co: Rohit Ball-tampering incident should not define Smith & Co: Rohit
- March 30, 2018

Who knows what the thought process was inside the boardroom of Cricket Australia's main sponsor, Magellan, but if they were wavering on withdrawing their support before the punishments were handed down they surely had no choice once they were. (more...)
Australia coach Darren Lehmann announces 'shock resignation' after ball-tampering scandal Australia coach Darren Lehmann announces 'shock resignation' after ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

Batsman Cameron Bancroft spoke of his shame on his arrival in Perth and former vice captain David Warner , scheduled to land in Sydney later in the evening, took to social media to apologise for his role in the cheating. Lehmann - who insisted he will not resign - said the trio are "not bad people" but "made a grave mistake". "Like all of Australia, we're extremely disappointed and as a team we know, we have let so many people down, and for that, I'm truly sorry". (more...)
Raheem Sterling's Manchester City deal vital for Pep Guardiola Raheem Sterling's Manchester City deal vital for Pep Guardiola
- March 30, 2018

He has over two years remaining on his current contract, but City told Sky Sports News in December last year they meant to open discussions with him over a new deal. But now Jorginho is doing some running, and has made it clear he's chuffed with claims Pep Guardiola is keen on taking him to the Etihad. "We will see tomorrow if he is involved". (more...)
Lehmann quits as Australia coach Lehmann quits as Australia coach
- March 30, 2018

I just want to let you know that this will be my last Test as head coach with the Australian cricket team as I'm stepping down . And he said one of the main reasons was seeing players Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft breaking down in emotional press conferences as they arrived back home having been banned from the game. (more...)
Real Madrid coach Zidane defends treatment of Chelsea, Man City target Isco Real Madrid coach Zidane defends treatment of Chelsea, Man City target Isco
- March 30, 2018

I have the confidence of my coach here with Spain ". "And he's happy. Maybe he hasn't been enjoying as central a role here [as he has with Spain], but I've always made it clear to him that he's important". Isco being fouled by Mikel Rico during the La Liga match against Athletic Club at Estadio de San Mames on December 2, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain . (more...)
Ryder takes first-round lead, Fowler shoots 66 in Houston Ryder takes first-round lead, Fowler shoots 66 in Houston
- March 30, 2018

Last week's playing practice in Florida appeared to pay off as Harrington missed just three fairways all day and made every putt inside 10 feet. "Today was good and always close to home with the wind in Texas, the same in Oklahoma, so I felt pretty comfortable", he said. (more...)
Bayern Munich president Rummenigge confident not losing Lewandowski to Real Madrid Bayern Munich president Rummenigge confident not losing Lewandowski to Real Madrid
- March 30, 2018

The 29-year-old is said to have his heart set on a move to the Spanish capital and he has asked Bayern to let him go. James Rodriguez is happy with life at Bayern Munich and would rather remain with the Bavarian club than move to the Premier League . (more...)
Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series Australia coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series
- March 30, 2018

The former Test batsman was uncharacteristically emotional when he addressed journalists overnight in Johannesburg, reading a prepared statement then struggling to remain composed while detailing concerns for a shamed trio "going through a really rough time". (more...)
Injured Starc to miss out on $1.8m IPL gig Injured Starc to miss out on $1.8m IPL gig
- March 30, 2018

Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL ) due to a right leg injury. Test debutant Chadd Sayers replaced Starc in the Australian bowling attack as the tourists looked to salvage to a 2-2 series draw. Harsha Bhogle has picked the South African fast bowler Morne Morkel as the ideal replacement for Mitchell Starc in this season of the IPL. In fact, Starc has played just three T20s since the end of the 2015 IPL: one match against England in August 2015 and ... (more...)
Hatem Ben Arfa confirms PSG exit: 'I will always love this club' Hatem Ben Arfa confirms PSG exit: 'I will always love this club'
- March 30, 2018

Ben Arfa, 31, rejected moves away last summer and in January to try to succeed with his boyhood club, but he has been unable turn his PSG fortunes around. Ben Arfa has not featured for PSG since April 2017, when he scored a brace in a 4-0 Coupe de France win at Avranches. Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Henrique says that the French giants have held no talks regarding a new manager as Unai Emery continues to be linked with an exit. (more...)
Andre Drummond, dominant third quarter propel Pistons past Wizards Andre Drummond, dominant third quarter propel Pistons past Wizards
- March 30, 2018

Drummond powered for 24 points and 23 rebounds as the Detroit averted a four-game sweep in the season series. The Pistons outscored the Wizards 32-17 in the third quarter to take an 81-66 lead heading into the fourth. Porter was carted to the locker room with what the team are calling a sprained right ankle. 2-THIRD QUARTER KEY - It was the fourth and final meeting of the Pistons and Wizards this season and the Pistons led twice at halftime and were tied in the other two, as they were in ... (more...)
Crystal Palace striker Wickham targets Benteke partnership Crystal Palace striker Wickham targets Benteke partnership
- March 30, 2018

Salah has 36 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season, and former Reds striker Ian Rush is backing the Egypt global to break his club record of 47 in one campaign, per Sky Sports . They are one of the most battle-tested teams in the league when it comes to these kinds of situations, especially when you compare their recent history to that of their nearest rivals. (more...)
Darren Lehmann resigns as Australian cricket team coach Darren Lehmann resigns as Australian cricket team coach
- March 30, 2018

Australian test cricket men's coach Darren Lehmann has announced he will step down from the role following the fourth and final test in South Africa . "I understand that I have let people down and I understand the disappointment in the broader community". Lehmann had been cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter by a Cricket Australia investigation on Tuesday. (more...)
LaMarcus Aldridge will play for Spurs Thursday night against Thunder LaMarcus Aldridge will play for Spurs Thursday night against Thunder
- March 30, 2018

The team got a huge lift when LaMarcus Aldridge decided he would play and deal with the pain from a knee injury he suffered in Washington. Three other Thunder players scored in double figures, with Corey Brewer scoring 14 and Steven Adams and Raymond Felton 10 points each. (more...)
WWE Smackdown: Daniel Bryan issues a WrestleMania challenge WWE Smackdown: Daniel Bryan issues a WrestleMania challenge
- March 30, 2018

Bryan announced his decision to retire from wrestling in February 2016, citing medical reasons. However, on March 20, the Washington-born fighter was medically cleared to return to the ring. "She is one of a kind and I can't wait to see what she is going to do to elevate WWE, and help continue and fuel us into the next chapter of the women's evolution". (more...)
Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims
- March 30, 2018

The Australian Cricketers' Association voiced concern over the welfare of the players, and argued that the sanctions were disproportionate compared to other sanctions for ball-tampering. "The thing that breaks my heart the most is that I've given up my spot in the team for free". "I think, yes, I think so", du Plessis said. After seeing events in the media today with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft , the feeling is that Australian cricket needs to move forward and this is the right ... (more...)
Venus Williams falls in Miami Venus Williams falls in Miami
- March 30, 2018

Collins, belying her 93rd ranking, pounded victor after winner to beat fellow American Williams at her own game and set up a semi-final against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko . His destruction of South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-1, 6-4 was impressive considering the 14th seed arrived in South Florida having won just two matches all year. (more...)
Steven Smith jeered at airport; to face media bouncers in Australia Steven Smith jeered at airport; to face media bouncers in Australia
- March 30, 2018

Batsman Cameron Bancroft has been banned for nine months. Under Lehmann, the general behaviour of the Australian cricketers has descended into something nearly farcical on the field and off it and many felt that Lehmann must have been involved in the decision to tamper with the ball. (more...)
Smith ban 'harsh', says South Africa captain Du Plessis Smith ban 'harsh', says South Africa captain Du Plessis
- March 30, 2018

Smith and the Australian vice-captain David Warner were banned for 12 months for their part in the scandal while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months. Smith and Warner have also been barred from playing IPL 2018 by BCCI after Cricket Australia made their sanctions public. "From a really deep place in my heart, I feel for the guy". (more...)
Penn State Wins NIT Championship Penn State Wins NIT Championship
- March 30, 2018

The NIT championship was the second in program history, joining the Lions' 2009 season send off. The final game of the NIT was never really in doubt, as Penn State led throughout. Stevens had a monster game and finished with a team-high 28 points. "Quick, bad shots and it just like, snowballed". Barefied led the 2-seed with 22 points, but then the Nittany Lions went on a 10-0 run to go up for good the rest of the way. (more...)

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