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Golden State Warriors see Kevin Durant healthy before NBA Playoffs

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Durant , who sprained the MCL in his left knee February 28 against the Wizards, didn't appear to be slowed Tuesday as he took jumpers before Golden State's game at Dallas. Rookie Patrick McCaw has been starting in his place, but his 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game is nowhere near Durant's 25.3 and 8.2. The Warriors opened the week with a commanding 122-92 win over the Orlando Magic last Thursday, using 21 first-quarter points from Klay Thompson to build a double-digit lead in the ... Read More »

Shashank Manohar agrees to stay on temporarily

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That, cricket's leading administrators hope, will give them enough time to implement the changes to the governance and financial models of the ICC, changes behind which Manohar has been a significant presence. Sri Lanka Cricket did not respond to the initiative. I have told them that I will remain as a chairman only till the transition period. Shashank Manohar has deferred his resignation as chairman of the International Cricket Council and will continue in the post until administrative ... Read More »

East Regional final all about the SEC

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The SEC squad has relied on an unreal display of offensive efficiency; during conference play, SC scored just 1 PPP, third to last in the SEC. The Southeastern Conference is supposed to be a football league. Now, an answer: Maybe it has. SC won the January 18 game in Columbia 57-53, while Florida took the game in Gainesville, Fla., 81-66 on February 21. Read More »

Hunt set to headline UFC Fight Night: Auckland

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Joseph Benavidez has been second only to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for years now, and hasn't lost to anyone but "Mighty Mouse" in over five years. Judoka Kelly, who has represented Australia at four Olympics, most recently beat Rashad Evans in Las Vegas on March 4 after wins over Chris Camozzi, Antonio Carlos and Steve Montgomery. Read More »

Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

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Playing a batsmen short, opener Lokesh Rahul's indiscretion cost India dearly. Lyon dismissed took two crucial wickets of Rahane and Pujara before they could further create much damage. Rahul had batted patiently for 124 deliveries before a verbal volley from Cummins appeared to affect his concentration. Rahane walked in and nearly handed another wicket to Cummins when he tried to guide another bouncer over the slip cordon. Read More »

PCB suspends pacer Mohammad Irfan in spot-fixing case

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A statement released by the board confirmed the suspension on Irfan. The lanky fast bowler along with Pakistani opener Shahzaib Hasan was previously issued a demand note and by that both were bound to share all the information with PCB anti-corruption unit. Read More »

Mauro Ranallo issues first comment in over a week

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Last week Mauro Ranallo missed WWE SmackDown Live, and it was believed that he didn't make it to the show due to weather as Pittsburgh was hit with a hefty amount of snow. "As everybody knows, he's very vocal about it, but Mauro is bi-polar", Rutten said. "I talked to him and he's sent me amusing video clips.it's all in good spirits, I think he will be back to normal very soon". Read More »

Quinton de Kock won't play IPL 2017

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Faf du Plessis was fed a spoonful of his own medicine when he fell to a superb catch - the likes of which he would have been proud of taking himself - by Tom Latham . The 25-year-old Cantabrian earned figures of 93-4 by the end of the innings, while Wagner bowled 104-3 and de Grandhomme picked up 62-2. As the threatened rain held off, South Africa put on 120 in the session which was extended by 30 minutes to compensate for time lost on the Day One. Read More »

US Hammers Honduras in Qualifier

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Always a plucky side, the Los Catrachos will be sitting deep, trying to absorb the pressure, as they know full well that the United States needs the three points more than they do. The win moves the US into fourth place in the qualifying table, just one point behind its next opponent Panama , who the Americans will travel to face in Panama City on March 28. Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara breaks Gautam Gambhir's eight-year-old record

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Vijay, who scored 82 runs in Ranchi Test, faltered today at the picturesque stadium when a fine delivery by Josh Hazlewood (1/35) got the edge of his bat and Matthew Wade made no mistake behind of the stumps. After Murali Vijay's dismissal, Pujara went on to slam his 15th half-century to cement India's position against Australia's first innings total of 300. Read More »

4th Test, Day 2: Over to India's batsmen now in Dharamsala

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The off-spinner broke a barren patch after his eight-wicket haul on day one in Bengaluru. "I am happy to go out there and bowl", Lyon said. "On a personal front, [it] hasn't been the worst series for me". "We are missing Virat, somebody like that is a huge influence and leads from the front with his energy and aggression". It will keep us interested in the second innings. Read More »

Kuldeep Yadav reveals the man behind exceptional India debut

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As described by ESPNCricinfo , Lyon foxed Rahane, India's stand-in captain, with a steady line and length which yielded timely results. Lyon returned figures of 4/67 as India reached 248/6 in their first innings at stumps. Rahane found himself in the line of fire and the otherwise dependable batsman made things hard for himself by trying to pull and hook his way out of trouble. Read More »

Young Hawkeyes earn top seed, draw South Dakota in NIT opener

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Iowa (19-14), a No. 1 seed in the 32-team tournament, will now play host to TCU on Sunday. South Dakota earned the spot in the NIT by going 22-11 on the season and winning the Summit League regular-season title. "But I have unbelievable respect for the quality of teams in this tournament and always have". "I've been trying to get Isaiah to consistently play with that level of aggressiveness, " McCaffery said. Read More »

Ricciardo suffers gearbox drama before Australian GP

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And although Ricciardo initially plugged away, in the hope a safety-car period may give him the chance to close the gap on his rivals, he duly retired midway through the race - team principal Christian Horner suggesting a fuel cell issue was to blame. Read More »

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Ruled Out Of Final Test

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Kohli suffered a right shoulder injury in the Ranchi Test. India: 1 Murali Vijay, 2 Lokesh Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara , 4 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 5 Karun Nair, 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Ravichandran Ashwin, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Umesh Yadav. Read More »

Arena hopes to start United States rebound

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Timmy Chandler , the right back in November, is serving a one-game suspension because of yellow-card accumulation, as is midfielder Jermaine Jones . Hold your line - Thanks to injuries the US Men's National Team will be playing a makeshift backline. Read More »

Rooney should stay and fight at Man Utd, says Scholes

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Wayne Rooney was left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad for the 1-0 defeat against Germany on Wednesday and today's World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania (5pm). Scholes is not sure whether departing this summer would be the right choice, however, telling BBC Sport: "I don't want him to go to another English club, I hope he gets back in the United team". Read More »

KL Rahul and Pujara Enter Record Books of Indian Cricket

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After bowling out Australia for 300, India today (March 26) will look to score as many runs as possible at the HPCA Stadium. I have kept it simple and went out there - first session was really tough, was challenging for sure. "They put the ball in the right areas, they swung the ball and they bowled with a lot of pace and venom." he said. Pujara was unbeaten on 53 with stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane batting on 19 at the other end. Read More »

Bright Lights In Big Cities Go Dark For World's Earth Hour

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on today (Saturday), he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the global Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong, Shanghai with its lights turned off for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on Saturday. Read More »

Tamim 82 powers Bangladesh to victory in their 100th Test

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Prior to that victory over Alastair Cook's England, Bangladesh had only beaten Zimbabwe and a weakened West Indies team in Test cricket. This was the best Test win of Bangladesh and fourth overseas. Shakib Al Hasan picked up four wickets including the wicket of the risky Dimuth Karunaratne (126, 244b, 4x10, 6x1). However, Bashar had little doubt over the win after the Tigers were set a 191-run target. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2017: Three reasons No. 3 OR upset No. 1 Kansas

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OR wound up shooting 51 percent from the field and hit 11 of 25 from beyond the arc. And Kansas was supposed to be the prolific team from the outside. "All the guys the last seven years at OR helped us build this", said Altman. "I don't think there's really an answer for it". "Couldn't be happier for them". Read More »

Josh Gordon reportedly 'doubtful' to get another chance with Browns

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When Gordon left the Browns in September, the organization made it clear it was done with him. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to make a decision within the next month or so. Since that time, Montgomery has rebuilt his life and is a coach and motivator at NUMA Speed, using his past mistakes to help others. The odds of Gordon coming back after nearly three years away from the game and playing at a high level are equal to the odds of New England Patriots ... Read More »

Williams preview the Australian Grand Prix

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Further down it was fellow Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen, and then the two Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. The Australian qualified 10th fastest at Albert Park on Saturday, including crashing out in Q3. After looking like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of 2016 would be his last race in Formula 1 before retirement, Felipe Massa continues in the Williams Martini Racing team for another year after Valtteri Bottas made the switch to the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula ... Read More »

Pujara, Rahul guide India to 153/2 in fourth Test

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Coming in to bat at No. 3, Pujara needed only four runs to surpass the left-hander, who had set the feat in the 2008-09 season, and he did that in style garnering a boundary courtesy a lovely cover drive. In the series against England, Pujara scored 401 runs which included two hundreds and a fifty, while against New Zealand he got 373 runs from three matches. Read More »