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New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee has cancer surgery New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee has cancer surgery
- June 16, 2018

The news of cancer comes as a shocking one for the cricketing fraternity as he is hailed as one of the best ever cricketers the game has ever seen. "Our reasons for making this statement are a desire to be transparent, and to prevent the inevitable speculation and incorrect rumours". The board has urged people to understand that the Hadlee family needs some privacy during these testing times. (more...)
Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder signs new long-term deal
- June 16, 2018

Lichtsteiner and Xhaka will be key to Switzerland's hopes at this summer's World Cup. Switzerland worldwide Xhaka featured in all 38 Premier League games in the 2017-18 season, starting 37 and making a single appearance off the bench. Xhaka made his global debut for Switzerland in 2011 and has been capped 62 times, scoring 9 goals. Xhaka is the second Arsenal midfielder to sign a contract extension since Emery took over, following Ainsley Maitland-Niles' new deal this week. (more...)
Paine calls for Australian batting improvements Paine calls for Australian batting improvements
- June 16, 2018

And Three Lions fans were looking at showing Australia it hasn't been missed in England , with the Barmy Army reportedly handing out over 5000 placards. Australia struggled for fluency throughout, feeling the injury absence of bowling trio Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood just as much as their three suspended batsmen. (more...)
Lehmann hits out at ODI sandpaper stunt Lehmann hits out at ODI sandpaper stunt
- June 16, 2018

Making his displeasure known in a tweet, Lehmann reacted strongly to British journalist Alison Mitchell's post featuring photos of England fans being handed over sandpapers with number 4 and 6 printed on them. But Paine's reign as Australia captain began with a loss as his side slipped to a three-wicket defeat in London. Giant paceman Billy Stanlake was the pick of the attack, but he was ably supported by debutant Michael Neser and Andrew Tye with the trio taking two wickets apiece. (more...)
Handshakes to kick off England v Australia series in new era Handshakes to kick off England v Australia series in new era
- June 15, 2018

To make things worse, Darren Lehmann, who was given a clean chit in the matter, also stepped down from the post of head coach. "When that moment [the ball-tampering] happened, as a past player and lover of Australia , I almost died", Langer said. (more...)
Iran beat Morocco 1-0 after Bouhaddouz’s calamitous own goal Iran beat Morocco 1-0 after Bouhaddouz’s calamitous own goal
- June 15, 2018

Morocco nearly turned that initial pressure into a goal in the 19th minute when following a scramble in the area, Medhi Benatia's shot was well saved by Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand . Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Hervé Renard or Carlos Queiroz? While Bouhaddouz buried his face in the turf and was consoled by some teammates, there was an explosion of joy among the Iran squad as coaching staff and substitutes sprinted onto the field and jumped for joy. (more...)
Heavyweights Wilder, Joshua agrees to title unification bout Heavyweights Wilder, Joshua agrees to title unification bout
- June 15, 2018

His promoter Eddie Hearn will send Wilder a contract this week but, even if it were to be signed, there may be too little time to build the world's most significant fight as they would like. The 6'7" Wilder believes he can take the judges, crowd and referee out of the equation to make sure he doesn't end up losing like Joshua's last two opponents, Joseph Parker and Wladimir Klitschko. (more...)
F1: Fernando Alonso to make ‘important decision’ on his future F1: Fernando Alonso to make ‘important decision’ on his future
- June 15, 2018

The Spaniard, a two-time F1 world champion, raced in his 300th career Grand Prix in Canada last weekend but his McLaren team had a poor weekend in Montreal. "Definitely, this combination will bring nice results". Brown said, " Hopefully we will keep Fernando in the McLaren environment in some way, shape or form ". (more...)
Manchester City to begin title defence against Arsenal Manchester City to begin title defence against Arsenal
- June 15, 2018

Emery, who beat off competition from former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta to land the job as Gunners boss last month, has been charged with guiding the club back into the Champions league following the decline in the team's fortunes during the final two years of Wenger's 22-year reign. (more...)
Real Madrid swoop for Brazilian youngster in $70 million deal Real Madrid swoop for Brazilian youngster in $70 million deal
- June 15, 2018

Earlier this week, Rodrygo's agent, Nick Arcuri, confirmed to Esporte Interativo that Santos had accepted a bid from Los Blancos to purchase the Brazil Under-17 global in a deal worth around 45 million euros. and Santos Futebol Clube have agreed that Rodrygo Goes will play his football at Real Madrid when he reaches the legal age requirement", the La Liga side said on their official website . (more...)
Kawhi Leonard to Spurs: I want to be traded Kawhi Leonard to Spurs: I want to be traded
- June 15, 2018

He was drafted 15th overall in 2011 and when healthy is regarded as the league's best two-way player. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Leonard has a preferred destination: Los Angeles, "preferably the Lakers". Leonard is not concerned with missing out on the supermax contract of five years and $219 million that he is eligible form accordig to Haynes. The Spurs-Leonard fallout is one of the wildest in recent memory, with a lingering right-quadriceps injury and confusion over how to ... (more...)
The out-of-nowhere US Open leader done with 'stupid shots'
- June 15, 2018

Henley was the only player to reach 3 under at any point, and he promptly gave that back with a double bogey on No 10. Tough going: Just five players shot par or better on a day where the par-70 Shinnecock played to an average of 76.47. (more...)
Former MLB All-Star held alleged mail thieves at gunpoint Former MLB All-Star held alleged mail thieves at gunpoint
- June 15, 2018

If you have any information on this case, you can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME. Brown has also played with the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins, Padres and Dodgers. He posted a 211-144 career record with an ERA of 3.28 and 2,397 strikeouts, twice led the National League in ERA and topped the majors with 21 wins in 1992. (more...)
Uruguay sinks Egypt with late goal Uruguay sinks Egypt with late goal
- June 15, 2018

Russian Federation leads Group A on goal difference after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday in the tournament's opening match. Cuper has attempted to dismiss the notion that Egypt are a one-man side, but with 44 goals in all competitions this season for Liverpool , Salah's badly timed injury became a national obsession back home and made global headlines. (more...)
Nakajima puts Alonso's Toyota on provisional pole at Le Mans Nakajima puts Alonso's Toyota on provisional pole at Le Mans
- June 15, 2018

Chatin also claimed a new record for the fastest-ever LMP2 lap of Le Mans, a little over half a second faster than last year's pole time set by Alex Lynn. Thomas Laurent set a time 0.875s slower than the second Toyota, but that lap was one of a number removed by officials after the session had ended as a result of Laurent missing the scrutineering light in the pitlane. (more...)
Brook vs. Cook, Taylor vs. Connor Added To July 28 London Card Brook vs. Cook, Taylor vs. Connor Added To July 28 London Card
- June 15, 2018

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook will fight in a world title eliminator next month. Brook has only lost twice in a 39-fight career, once when he boldly stepped up to face Gennady Golovkin at middleweight and a second time when he lost his IBF world welterweight title to American Errol Spence in May of 2017. (more...)
Grizzlies Explore Trading No. 4 Pick To Unload Chandler Parsons Grizzlies Explore Trading No. 4 Pick To Unload Chandler Parsons
- June 15, 2018

With the draft a week away, executives are exploring the trade market with more urgency while filtering real intel versus smokescreens . Per 247Sports' Mike Fisher , the Mavs are "not willing" to trade Barnes to the Grizzlies for Chandler Parsons and the No. (more...)
Nadal vs Federer - The G.O.A.T battle Nadal vs Federer - The G.O.A.T battle
- June 15, 2018

The 32-year-old, still World No.1 following his Paris success, is scheduled to play in the Fever-Tree Championships, which begins next week. "We start to believe that anyone can win it", Halep said. Sport does have a compelling habit of throwing up neat narratives - a repeat in July could once again alter the grand slam landscape. Thiem undid all his good work in the next game, netting an easy volley on the first point and gifting Nadal three more unforced errors to hand over the first ... (more...)
Taylor to defend titles in London Taylor to defend titles in London
- June 15, 2018

Taylor is 10-0 in her professional career and will undoubtedly be coming into this bout in London as the favourite as she looks to preserve her ideal record. The announcement of Taylor's opponent comes a week after her father Pete was seriously injured in a shooting at his gym in Bray, County Wicklow. It promises to be another thrilling night for Irish boxing fans in a fight that is sure to be broadcast on Sky Sports. (more...)
Iran Coach Carlos Queiroz Blasts 'Arrogant' Nike For US Sanctions Iran Coach Carlos Queiroz Blasts 'Arrogant' Nike For US Sanctions
- June 15, 2018

Despite Nike refusing to supply football boots because of global economic sanctions against Iran , striker Mehdi Taremi sustaining an injury and federation chief Mehdi Tadsch suffering a heart attack, Queiroz remained stoic. "We admit that the favourites are Morocco , Spain and Portugal due to history, World Cup preparation, maturity and players in the best teams in Europe", he added. (more...)
Steven Gerrard’s claim over Liverpool loanee bodes well for the future Steven Gerrard’s claim over Liverpool loanee bodes well for the future
- June 15, 2018

The defender was the sixth addition to the squad under Steven Gerrard, and feels one of the more significant, given that the former Shrewsbury Town man has given up fighting for a Premier League spot to move to Ibrox. For us all to be happy and for me to be playing football every week at a huge club. "We carried on speaking and he has been brilliant with me, he said I could speak to him whenever I wanted to or whatever I was thinking". (more...)
India seal massive win after wickets tumble India seal massive win after wickets tumble
- June 15, 2018

Afghanistan collapsed to defeat against India inside two days in their debut as a cricket Test nation. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja got Mujeeb Ur Rahman stumped for 15 to complete the rout just as tea was taken. Rashid Khan took two for 154 runs. Ahmadzai bowled Rahul, who dragged a delivery on to his stumps, and Wafadar trapped Vijay lbw to lift Afghan spirits. (more...)
Toro Rosso’s Hartley Believed Points Were Possible Before Opening Lap Crash Toro Rosso’s Hartley Believed Points Were Possible Before Opening Lap Crash
- June 15, 2018

Hartley performed strongly throughout the weekend, having outqualifed his team-mate Pierre Gasly for the race and said a challenge for points were on the cards until the incidents occurred. Speaking about the collision, Hartley said: "I had a good start, similar to the drivers around me, but I got left a bit on the outside of Turn 2 which lost me a position". (more...)
Nike 'should apologise for arrogant statement' - Iran's Carlos Queiroz
- June 15, 2018

Iran footballers will be unable to wear their usual Nike boots at the Russia World Cup, following a political fall-out which has seen new USA sanctions imposed upon the country. Spain and Queiroz's native Portugal make up the rest of Group B but the 65-year-old insisted it would be "disrespectful" to bring up the sudden departure of Julen Lopetegui to Real Madrid. (more...)
4 days ago Aston Villa want auction for Spurs, Leicester target Grealish 4 days ago Aston Villa want auction for Spurs, Leicester target Grealish
- June 15, 2018

A boyhood Villa fan, he felt the defeat to Fulham at Wembley in the play-off final more keenly than most. Sources have told me that Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Monaco are all keeping tabs on the English Under-21 global. Aston Villa have reached an agreement with British tax authorities (HM Revenue & Customs) over a tax bill and are now not working with administration advisors or insolvency practitioners, the Championship club said on Thursday. (more...)

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