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Axed Test captain Steve Smith has been met with jeers of "cheat" amid chaotic scenes at Johannesburg airport as he makes his way home to Australia to begin his 12-month ban over the ball-tampering saga that has engulfed the tour of South Africa .
  • Smith and Warner's one-years bans too harsh: Warne

    Smith and Warner's one-years bans too harsh: Warne

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    Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned from all global and Australian domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia (CA) following their roles in the ball-tampering scandal that has overshadowed their country's Test series with South Africa , while Cameron Bancroft has received a nine-month suspension.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has makes his mark in Montreal baseball

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has makes his mark in Montreal baseball

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    Livestream the Toronto Blue Jays , including Blue Jays Central pre-game. Guerrero Jr. threw his helmet in the air while rounding third base before leaping into a frenzied circle of teammates at home plate. "You don't see many celebrations in spring training games". Everything that I've been doing here the past two days I'm going to remember, taking a step forward in the learning process to my career.
  • Dunkin' Donut, Saucony pair up to create doughnut-themed running shoes

    Dunkin' Donut, Saucony pair up to create doughnut-themed running shoes

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    Pre-orders of the limited sneakers started Tuesday and, with fewer than 2,000 pairs available, they're running out fast. Oh, and before you try to figure out the connection between donuts, coffee and running, it's simple. Dunkin Donuts and the shoe manufacturer Saucony collaborated on a new shoe. Dunkin' is also observing the Boston Marathon , which will be held on April 16, with a special offer for members of its DD Perks Rewards Program.
  • Ban on trio means they miss mouth-watering series v India

    Ban on trio means they miss mouth-watering series v India

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    Cricket is not a gentleman's game.as you get more and more money in cricket the pressure to win big money increases. Warner has also removed himself from a WhatsApp group comprising Australian players, with one source saying he has "gone rogue" since the ball tampering saga broke.
  • The 2018 Masters Will Feature the Smallest Field in Over 20 Years

    The 2018 Masters Will Feature the Smallest Field in Over 20 Years

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    The form of Jordan Spieth. The 1998 Masters had 88 players. "I will try to go earlier and try and feel comfortable on the greens". As Golf Digest notes, though, you don't have to be a very good putter to win at Augusta. Joel writes, "Tournaments are routinely decided by a player's performance off the tee and in approach, with the work on the dance floor ancillary, if not downright irrelevant, to the proceedings", and later on quotes Rory McIlroy.
  • Lessons from a discouraging loss in Miami

    Lessons from a discouraging loss in Miami

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    LeBron James isn't an National Basketball Association journalist, so he doesn't get a vote when it comes to award the league's MVP award. "They've got a lot of tough guards that try to get up in a ball, make you set your offense up a little bit beyond where you would like to start.
  • Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas set to undergo hip surgery

    Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas set to undergo hip surgery

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    At both stops, Thomas was limited by his damaged hip, which he hoped would respond to non-surgical rehabilitation. In a statement received by ESPN, Dr. The man averaged 29.2 points per game last season while bringing a limited Celtics team to the Conference Finals. Hopefully, Thomas gets healthy again, the league is far more entertaining with him doing his thing.
  • NHL: Laine's shootout goal gives Jets win over Bruins

    NHL: Laine's shootout goal gives Jets win over Bruins

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    With the Bruins still on the power play, Tanev corralled a Boston turnover, circled behind the net and stuffed in a shot at the post where goalie Anton Khudobin (28 saves) could not make the stop. Krug then tied the game 4-4 at 8:06 with another power-play goal through traffic after Scheifele was sent to the penalty box for cross-checking Krug.
  • Atlanta Dealing With 'Massive Inconvenience' of City Hack

    Atlanta Dealing With 'Massive Inconvenience' of City Hack

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    Mayor Bottoms said , "The City of Atlanta is now experiencing outages on various customer facing applications, including some that customers may use to pay bills or access court-related information. "We have completed the investigation and containment phases", SecureWorks CEO Mike Cote said on Monday. This is much bigger than a ransomware attack, this really is an attack on our government.
  • Redskins' Su'a Cravens Traded To Broncos For Draft Picks

    Redskins' Su'a Cravens Traded To Broncos For Draft Picks

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    Cravens was placed on the reserve/left squad list last September after pondering retirement and stepping away from the Washington Redskins. The Cravens trade features a pair of non-playoff teams from a season ago. Cravens, the Washington safety who was drafted in the second round in 2016 and didn't play at all in 2017, has been traded to Denver. In 2016 Cravens appeared in 11 games and recorded a sack, an interception and 23 tackles.
  • Subramanian Swamy Says Sridevi Was Murdered

    Subramanian Swamy Says Sridevi Was Murdered

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    It is not clear what caused the actor to lose consciousness, and whether the initial report of her death due to cardiac arrest still holds. Also the report mentioned traces of alcohol in Sridevi's blood. "In wedding ceremonies, as far as I know, Sridevi ji, she did not consume hard liquor". However, this could not be independently confirmed. He is the second politician after Amar Singh to speak about Sridevi's death in a sensational language.
  • Why Josh Rosen's UCLA coach wouldn't take him No. 1

    Why Josh Rosen's UCLA coach wouldn't take him No. 1

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    But the context Mora gives makes a bit of sense, and is at the same time quite confusing. "I think this is the guy for us". "In all fairness to my comment, for a broadcaster to know zippo about what's going on there to question the toughness of Josh Rosen, like, I guess it drives ratings, I don't know".
  • Boston Bruins sign Zdeno Chara to one-year contract extension

    Boston Bruins sign Zdeno Chara to one-year contract extension

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    The deal is worth $5 million with $1.75 million in performance-based incentives. With the way he has been playing this season Chara made this an easy decision for the Bruins. This season he has 7 goals and 16 assists. If that's the case, Chara looks like a relative bargain. Chara has missed the last seven games with an upper body injury.
  • How each team got to the Final Four — March Madness

    How each team got to the Final Four — March Madness

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    For that to happen, they'll have beat third-ranked, who MI made it to the Final Four for the first time since 2013. That's at least the approach Talking Points will take. However, the Wolverines aren't going to be satisfied with that. Villanova won 81-58. But while Villanova is far and away the top remaining team in the tournament, it's not ideal - and if the Jayhawks can take advantage of the edge they have in the ball distribution department, they might be in line for the upset.
  • Women's basketball: UConn routs South Carolina to return to Final Four

    Women's basketball: UConn routs South Carolina to return to Final Four

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    Gabby's going to play great every game. Wilson was just 4-for-18 in that game and she has been almost unstoppable since, leading the Gamecocks to an 11-2 mark. UConn 94, SC 65. SPOKANE, Wash. - Kathryn Westbeld scored 20 points, Jessica Shepard added 18 and Notre Dame reached the Final Four for the eighth time in school history by defeating Oregon.
  • Neymar breaks leg, sprains ankle

    Neymar breaks leg, sprains ankle

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    For PSG , he would only return for the three final fixtures of the French league, and possibly a second leg of the Champions League semifinal. The Brazilian picked up an injury in his side's Ligue 1 clash against Marseille on Sunday, which has anxious the club's staff and players since.
  • Dodger Stadium Sewage Leak Ends Spring Training Game

    Dodger Stadium Sewage Leak Ends Spring Training Game

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    Kasten wasn't sure if fans would receive refunds, but said officials would address the situation Wednesday. Because the losing team had at least five chances to bat, the final score and statistics will count as an official game in spring training records.
  • Manchester City star ready for England demands

    Manchester City star ready for England demands

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    Raheem Sterling wants to feel the love from England fans in the build up to this summer's World Cup . According to Manchester Evening News , Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho's clubs are eyeing Nice and Ivory Coast star Jean-Michael Seri.
  • North Korea, Yemen and the Philippines qualify for Asian Cup

    North Korea, Yemen and the Philippines qualify for Asian Cup

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    India lost to Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their final AFC Asian Cup qualifying match at the Spartak Stadium in Bishkek, thus ending the " Blue Tigers " 13-match unbeaten streak. They gave everything they had, and we are disappointed. The hosts had the ideal start to the match as they surged ahead in the second minute itself, off their first attack down the right when Zemlianukhin Anton converted a cross.
  • Real Madrid Makes Roma's Alisson Its Top GK Transfer Target

    Real Madrid Makes Roma's Alisson Its Top GK Transfer Target

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    Goals from Isco (x2), Alcantara and Liverpool reject Iago Aspas saw Spain humiliate their opponents 6-1 and give a taste of what's to come at the 2018 World Cup. "I haven't learnt anything new with Isco's performances". Goals from Iago Aspas , Thiago Alcantara and Diego Costa, added to Isco treble, giving Spain the ideal warm-up for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Voges: It's 'genuinely possible' Lehmann didn't know about ball tampering plan

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    Pressure is being exerted over the chief of Australian cricket team James Sutherland to take strict action against them. Cricket Australia's other sponsors, which include KFC, XXXX Gold, Bupa, Qantas, Gillette and Toyota, have said they would wait for the results of Cricket Australia's investigation before deciding whether to alter any commercial deals.
  • Warner instructed Bancroft, sandpaper used, Smith also banned

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    Cricket Australia chairman, David Peever said in a statement: "We understand and share the anger of fans and the broader Australian community about the events that unfolded in Cape Town on Saturday ". Bancroft used a strip of yellow sticky tape he had covered with dirt granules to illegally scratch the rough side of the ball, in an attempt to generate more swing for Australia's bowlers.
  • Steve Waugh admits he is 'deeply troubled' by Australia's ball-tampering scandal

    Steve Waugh admits he is 'deeply troubled' by Australia's ball-tampering scandal

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    Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sticky yellow tape on the ball, with Smith admitting afterwards it was a premeditated move by "the leadership group". Smith has been stripped of the captaincy and faces a 12-month ban, along with his vice-captain Warner . Australian cricket fans have been shocked by the revelation on Sunday that the Aussie team's two leaders had been involved in deliberately breaking the rules of the game, and even Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said he ...
  • Who's who at the centre of Australia's ball-tampering plot

    Who's who at the centre of Australia's ball-tampering plot

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    In a press conference overnight, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland he had officially reported Warner, Smith, and Bancroft for breaching CA's code of conduct. "Too many reputations on the line for the full story not to come out", he posted on his Twitter account. "Prior knowledge of the ball tampering incident was limited to three players", said Sutherland.
  • Warner quits as Sunrisers skipper

    Warner quits as Sunrisers skipper

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    Warner who is in charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad hasn't gone the same route and the SRH management hasn't shown any rush either in making a decision on his captaincy as they are waiting for cricket Australia's final verdict on the matter. It will announce sanctions on Smith, Warner, and Bancroft on Thursday. Smith, who has been replaced as Australia's Test skipper by Tim Paine, gave up his role as the leader of the Rajasthan Royals on Monday.
  • Clamping down: Wade, Heat stymie Cavaliers, 98-79

    Clamping down: Wade, Heat stymie Cavaliers, 98-79

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    LeBron James scored 18 points with six rebounds and seven assists - but six turnovers - for Cleveland, and Rodney Hood had 15 off the bench. Miami's Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 19 points with five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench.
  • All-New 2019 Toyota RAV4 & RAV4 Hybrid - Pictures, Specs, Details

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    In US, the new RAV4 will go n sale later this year and its Hybrid version will hit showrooms in early 2019. But the United States won't be the only market, of course, where the new crossover will be offered. The standard infotainment system consists of a 7-inch touchscreen, but uplevel models gain an inch-larger display with Entune 3.0 Audio Plus, which incorporates Sirius XM and a navigation system.
  • Audi RS5 Sportback turns up the torque

    Audi RS5 Sportback turns up the torque

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    The 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback will be on sale in the second half of 2018. The front profile of the RS5 Sportback features a wide and flat single-frame grille, honeycomb air intakes and matte aluminium-optic front spoiler with Quattro branding.
  • David Warner quits as Hyderabad IPL captain after tampering scandal

    David Warner quits as Hyderabad IPL captain after tampering scandal

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    The opener was one of three Australia players sent home from South Africa after Cameron Bancroft attempted to alter the condition of the ball with sticky tape during the third Test. In 2016, he made 848 runs, second-highest after Virat Kohli, as Sunrisers clinched their maiden IPL title. Jim Maxwell, who is traveling with the Australian team, has said he observed Warner being ostracised by his own teammates on the flight from Cape Town.
  • Blazers' Maurice Harkless out; Pelicans' Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic available

    Blazers' Maurice Harkless out; Pelicans' Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic available

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    After Holiday's block on Pat Connaughton with 20 seconds left, New Orleans wound up with two shots to tie or lead, but both of E'Twaun Moore's 3-point attempts rimmed out. Although the Pelicans won the rebounding battle, 54-47, the Blazers' offensive rebounding edge was problematic. They clearly missed point guard Rajon Rondo , who missed the game with a right wrist sprain.
  • De Gea feels 'respect' in England but not in Spain

    De Gea feels 'respect' in England but not in Spain

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    De Gea has always been linked with a move to Real Madrid and he came within a whisker of signing for the Spanish side before the move fell through in the 2015 summer transfer window. The former Atletico Madrid keeper went on to add, "The love is enormous that they give me in England and that's why I do not notice it so much here".
  • Woman Marries Landmark Tree in Bid To Save It

    Woman Marries Landmark Tree in Bid To Save It

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    The giant ficus managed to become the pivot of a controversy in the Snell Family Park neighborhood when people started discussing the need for cutting it down past year. Karen Cooper betrothed a tree in her hometown in order to protest potential removal. In February, the board discussed spending $13,000 to cut down the sprawling tree and replacing it with smaller geiger trees.
  • Ball-tampering players sent home, coach to keep job

    Ball-tampering players sent home, coach to keep job

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    Cricket Australia will announce sanctions on Smith, Warner , and Bancroft in the next 24 hours. "However, urgency must be balanced with due process given the serious implications for all involved", Sutherland said. Gibson said the fact that Australian captain Steve Smith had admitted the tampering was a deliberate act planned by a group of players had tarnished the reputation of a great cricketing nation.
  • Nick Kyrgios calls Fernando Verdasco 'saltiest dude' in Twitter spat

    Nick Kyrgios calls Fernando Verdasco 'saltiest dude' in Twitter spat

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    The flash point occurred in the third set when Verdasco stopped the Australian from serving, because someone was talking constantly in the crowd. After a lengthy row, Verdasco said to Kokkinakis: "I'm not trying to disrespect you I'm not talking about you I'm talking about the guy in the crowd".
  • Is It Time To Sell Stock? Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

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    To measure price-variation, we found DISCA's volatility during a week at 4.07% and during a month it has been found around 3.68%. The VEREIT, Inc . As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, February 19.
  • Utes pull away from WKU in final minute at NIT

    Utes pull away from WKU in final minute at NIT

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    Both Mississippi State and Penn State are aiming to move on and play for the National Invitation Tournament Championship. The Hilltoppers tied a program record with three postseason victories and advanced to the NIT semifinals for the first time since 1954.
  • Spain hat-trick hero Isco critical of Real playing time

    Spain hat-trick hero Isco critical of Real playing time

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    When asked about the speculation, the full-back told Marca: " I haven't considered that possibility, I just try to give the best of myself to my team ". "It's a really great result and despite the score it wasn't easy". 'They made things hard for us, they were very aggressive. "We mustn't forget that this is part of our preparation for the World Cup".