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Pirates-Tigers opener postponed to Friday

Pirates-Tigers opener postponed to Friday According to WDIV, this is the first time in history the organization has postponed Opening Day. Rain looks to be putting a damper on the Detroit Tigers' 2018 Opening Day. The starters will remain the same Friday: Right-hander Ivan Nova will take the mound for Pittsburgh opposite right-hander Jordan Zimmermann for Detroit . [Full Article...]

Former Mets, Expos Star Rusty Staub Dies At 73

Former Mets, Expos Star Rusty Staub Dies At 73 Rusty Staub, the hard-swinging right-fielder who became the Montreal Expos first superstar, has died at the age of 73. The New York Daily News said Staub was initially admitted eight weeks ago with pneumonia, dehydration and an infection. [Full Article...]

FIFA leaves countries using video review off World Cup refs list

FIFA leaves countries using video review off World Cup refs list For the very first time since 1938, no British referee will be allowed to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Russian Federation this summer. Meanwhile, flying the flag for Europe will be referees from Germany, Turkey, Russia, Holland, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France. But his money-spinning move to Saudi Arabia left no English referees on FIFA's World C... [Full Article...]

David Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal

David Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal Former Captain Steve Smith gave an emotional press conference. "I take full responsibility ..." "It was a failure of my leadership. Tonight I want to make clear that as captain of the Australian cricket team, I take full responsibility", he said at the start of his statement. [Full Article...]

Australian cricketer David Warner apologises over ball-tampering scandal

Australian cricketer David Warner apologises over ball-tampering scandal Addressing the media, and cricketing fans across the world, Smith said: "To all of my teammates, to fans of cricket all over the world and to all Australians who are disappointed and angry". Opener Cameron Bancroft has been handed a nine-month suspension. Players at the hearing will be permitted to call as many witnesses as they like, and also to have legal representation. [Full Article...]

Reich: Andrew Luck is throwing

Reich: Andrew Luck is throwing Luck led the Colts to 11 wins in each of his first three seasons and went to the Pro Bowl three times. Luck, now working with specialists to help him get back to full strength, is expected to rejoin the team for offseason workouts. "The analogy that I've used is like when you have an injury like this it's like a marathon and there's mileposts along the way and you just kind of check along each... [Full Article...]

Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game' The opening batsman was suspended from worldwide and state cricket for 12 months on Wednesday and banned from ever holding a leadership position in the test team again for his role in the cheating in Cape Town. He was devastated after letting everyone down in his country and hoped that he will get to wear the baggy green again in the future. "To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world... [Full Article...]

Warner takes responsibility, apologises for part in ball-tampering scandal

Warner takes responsibility, apologises for part in ball-tampering scandal Warner, on the other hand, will never be considered for a leadership role, said the board. "I don't blame anyone", he said. The International Cricket Council said it will review its punishment for ball-tampering in light of the Australia scandal, and warned the game is in danger unless decisive action is taken. [Full Article...]

Bancroft sorry for lying about sandpaper in ball-tampering attempt

Bancroft sorry for lying about sandpaper in ball-tampering attempt He had however felt that a "culture review" of the Australia team may end in his removal as head coach. Former Australia captain Smith was unable to complete his news conference at Sydney Airport and was ushered out of the room after a short display of raw emotion during which he repeatedly apologized for his misjudgment. [Full Article...]

Villanova students camp out for best seats at Final Four

Villanova students camp out for best seats at Final Four Moments after punching their ticket to the Final Four despite having the kind of bad shooting day that would've wrecked most teams , a Villanova player spoke about the reason the Wildcats were able to overcome that and still survive. [Full Article...]

Darren Lehmann steps down as Australian coach in teary-eyed press conference

Darren Lehmann steps down as Australian coach in teary-eyed press conference While maintaining his lack of knowledge of the plot between David Warner and Cameron Bancroft , with the approval of Smith, Lehmann conceded it was impossible for him to stay on as coach while the team and Cricket Australia continued to be under attack. [Full Article...]

Australian Cricketer's Association questions severity of ball-tampering bans

Australian Cricketer's Association questions severity of ball-tampering bans An emotional Cameron Bancroft asked for forgiveness on Thursday over his part in a ball-tampering scandal, saying he was ashamed of himself, but refused to comment on the role David Warner played. Sutherland added: "Clearly this has caused a huge amount of damage for the game of cricket as a whole, and certainly Australian cricket, and it's compromised the fans" confidence and faith in crick... [Full Article...]

Rested Messi watches Argentina get crushed 6-1 by Spain

Rested Messi watches Argentina get crushed 6-1 by Spain The Barcelona superstar did all he could to lead Argentina to the World Cup and, on last night's evidence, his teammates are in no position to help him out when the tournament in Russian Federation gets underway. The visitors should have taken the lead in the eighth minute, Gonzalo Higuain getting in front of Sergio Ramos in the box but cushioning his effort from a left-wing Maximiliano Me... [Full Article...]

Darren Lehmann steps down from Australia head coach role

A Cricket Australia investigation found that Smith had known about the plan to tamper with the ball in the second Test, had failed to prevent it and had told Bancroft, who had taken sandpaper onto the pitch, to hide it in his pants. "I really feel for Steve Smith and all the players are hurting". Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke kicked off the storm with a scathing outburst , argui... [Full Article...]

Smith and Warner banned for 12 months

Smith and Warner banned for 12 months The fallout from the scandal continues, with wealth management company Magellan pulling out of a sponsorship deal with Cricket Australia , while Asics also announced it had terminated sponsorship contracts with Warner and Bancroft. "This will allow Cricket Australia to complete a full review into the culture of the team and allow them to implement changes to regain the trust of the Australian ... [Full Article...]

Australia's ball-tampering scandal: Coach Darren Lehmann announces shock resignation

Australia's ball-tampering scandal: Coach Darren Lehmann announces shock resignation Cricket Australia has banned Smith and Warner for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering plot, while Bancroft has been hit with a nine-month suspension. 'I don't blame anyone. I'm the captain of the Australian team. "I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it". "My family and I have copped a lot of abuse over the past week and it has taken its toll", he said. [Full Article...]

Raptors get back into win column with comeback victory over stubborn Nuggets

Raptors get back into win column with comeback victory over stubborn Nuggets But it was Toronto's second-half pressure that created the comeback, with Denver forced into turnovers and bad shots at key moments as the Raptors took control of the game for good. The Nuggets, who'd been thumped 123-104 the previous night in Philadelphia, had an 85-82 advantage with one quarter to play. With AP Photos.DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, and Fred VanVleet each scored 15 points and ... [Full Article...]

Steve Smith ban 'harsh' according to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis

Steve Smith ban 'harsh' according to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis I'm absolutely devastated". "It's been my life and I hope it can be again". Smith then forgot the third point he meant to make before he broke down, adding: "I can't remember what else". I know I'll regret this for the rest of my life. "I know I'm a role model but haven't acted like one in this instance". "Like all Australians we are extremely disappointed and as a team we have let so many... [Full Article...]

Karl-Anthony Towns' career night helps Wolves keep pace in playoff race

Karl-Anthony Towns' career night helps Wolves keep pace in playoff race The 56 points eclipsed the 52 Mo Williams scored for the Wolves on January 13, 2015. The Hawks had no answers for Karl-Anthony Towns Wednesday as the third-year man posted 56 points and set a Timberwolves single-game scoring record in a 126-114 win. [Full Article...]

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath Supreme Court precedent. A hard-charging attorney maintaining a near-constant presence on television news, Avenatti wants to question Trump and Cohen for "no more than two hours". That was the same night that Daniels and Trump had sex for the first time - a tryst that eventually led Daniels to sign a nondisclosure agreement facilitated by Cohen in exchange for $130,000, according to court reco... [Full Article...]


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