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Sports Pat Cummins, Travis Head promoted to Australia's Test vice-captaincy
Author: 0 Pat Cummins, Travis Head promoted to Australia's Test vice-captaincy

But the pair's appointment sees them handed the roles over permanent star Lyon, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc. Former Test paceman Rodney Hogg tweeted: "How could Head be vice-captain of Australian Test team?" "I just don't understand it really, it's like we've got a senior playing group and half the team are captaining the side".

Sports Ashley Cole will not take Frank Lampard lightly
Author: 0 Ashley Cole will not take Frank Lampard lightly

He would also play alongside his England team-mate Lampard with the Blues, doing so in the Premier League 190 times - more than he did any outfield team-mate with Chelsea . I know he is very fit, fresh and wants to continue to play so he comes into my thoughts because I know the influence he would have. After winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, alongside the Champions League , Europa League and League Cup, Cole is targeting a first promotion of his career.

Sports India can’t afford to take New Zealand lightly: Madan Lal
Author: 0 India can’t afford to take New Zealand lightly: Madan Lal

The Indian team will leave for Napier on the morning of January 21 where the first ODI will be played. The two were the most consistent performers during the ODI series down under. Kohli has become the first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, his second consecutive, the ICC Test and the ODI Player of the Year awards following an extraordinary 2018.

Sports England favourites but danger lurks in West Indies
Author: 0 England favourites but danger lurks in West Indies

But while he briefly considered the practical benefits of remaining in the United Kingdom, he said his heart was always with West Indies . "We have got to be on top form to be able to try and challenge them ( West Indies )". Former Windies batsman Floyd Reifer, who oversaw the Caribbean side's only series success on the recent Bangladesh tour when he took charge for the Twenty20 phase, has been also overlooked along with former Windies senior team bowling coach, Roddy Estwick.

Sports Sarfraz Ahmed in trouble after racist comments on Andile Phehlukwayo
Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed in trouble after racist comments on Andile Phehlukwayo

Sarfraz can be heard saying, "Abey Kaaley, Teri Ammi aaj kaha baithi huyeen hain, Hain???" The sledge translates roughly to: "Hey black [man], where is your mother sitting?" Sarfraz made the comment even as Phehlukwayo inside edged a Shaheen Afridi delivery to deep fine leg and was running towards the non-striker's end.

Sports Alex Cora now considering skipping White House visit with Donald Trump
Author: 0 Alex Cora now considering skipping White House visit with Donald Trump

The 43-year-old manager's decision could affect what some of his players choose to do and Red Sox executives are also still discussing if it is appropriate to visit the White House if the government is still shut down. "I don't know what kind of platform I'm going to have if I go", he said. It's not that I've changed my mind. Kennedy said the team has told Betts, 26, that the Red Sox want him on the roster for the long haul.

Sports Australian Open: Kei Nishikori beats Carreno Busta to reach quarters
Author: 0 Australian Open: Kei Nishikori beats Carreno Busta to reach quarters

It was never-say-die Nishikori's third five-setter of the tournament, the second time he came from two sets down and his second triumph via a final set 10-point tie-break, newly introduced for this year's tournament. He couldn't believe what had transpired. The controversial call has led to mixed responses from fellow tennis players, with match commentator Jim Courier agreeing with the umpire's decision.

Sports Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi
Author: 0 Djokovic wary of ‘fighter’ Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden semi

Novak Djokovic overcame the tricky challenge of Daniil Medvedev in four sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open . But Medvedev did not let go of the set and won three straight games to make a comeback. Medvedev maintained his momentum in the tie-break, putting away an easy passing shot after a Djokovic forehand bounced up off the net cord and drawing level when the flustered favourite thudded a forehand into the net.

Sports Tadhg Beirne to miss Six Nations clashes against England and Scotland
Author: 0 Tadhg Beirne to miss Six Nations clashes against England and Scotland

Ireland look set to be without lock Iain Henderson for their Six Nations opener against England next month, adding to Joe Schmidt's injury woe in the second-row department. Ireland kick-start the defense of their six Nations title by facing England at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Ulster coach Dan McFarland will be hoping that Henderson is back to full fitness well before the province's all-Irish Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster on the final weekend in March.

Sports Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery
Author: 0 Arsenal defender Bellerin posts message after surgery

Meanwhile, Arsenal will not rush to replace head of recruitment Sven Mislintat after his exit in February. Bellerin suffered a bad injury in the 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League at the weekend. It's not my issue. I can say the same: "if the club chose to sign a sporting director, then I will agree with them". "Hector will undergo surgery to fix this in the coming days", read the club's statement.

Sports Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton
Author: 0 Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton

The Kansas City Chiefs said Tuesday that it fired Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator. "I've said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties". The Patriots threw the ball for 99 yards more than the Chiefs and ran the ball for 135 yards more than Kansas City. The Chiefs failed to get pressure on Brady throughout the game, and allowed the Patriots to convert 13 of 19 third downs, including three staggering 3rd and 10's on their overtime drive that ended with the game-winning ...

Sports Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt
Author: 0 Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt

We actually played in quarterfinals I think one year". Svitolina had her neck and shoulders massaged by a trainer during a medical timeout while trailing 3-0 in the second set. "It's his first semifinal at a Slam, but he has won against (Rafael) Nadal in NY some years ago, and he has taken a couple of scalps at the big tournaments, so he's not afraid to play his best on the biggest stages in our sport".

Sports Binotto describes
Author: 0 Binotto describes "emotional" Mick Schumacher signing

Ferrari has committed racer Mick Schumacher for his youth Academy. His father has not been seen in public since suffering a severe head injury in a late-2013 skiing accident. He will be taking part in pre-season preparation with other drivers from the academy, according to a statement on Saturday. It's clear that the youngster has that famous Schumacher determination, but he also appears to have inherited some of the vast talent of his father - he recently beat Ferrari's current main ...

Sports Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16
Author: 0 Birthday girl Kerber storms past Birrell into Australian Open last-16

The Czech eighth seed downed the unseeded American 6-2, 6-1 to match her best performance at a major since being slashed in a terrifying attack at her home in late 2016 that left her with lasting nerve damage in her fingers. 1 Angelique Kerber . Earlier, Petra Kvitova cruised into a quarter-final against Australia's Ash Barty with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Amanda Anisimova in just 59 minutes.

Sports Serena walks out at Aussie Open, then walks back in
Author: 0 Serena walks out at Aussie Open, then walks back in

She grew up without many black dolls to play with and wanted to make sure her daughter, Alexis Olympia, has one . In addition to reaching the semifinals, Osaka needs to equal or better Petra Kvitova's performance in the tournament to stay in contention for the No.

Sports Transfer: Mikel Obi 'snubbed' Lampard's call to join Derby County
Author: 0 Transfer: Mikel Obi 'snubbed' Lampard's call to join Derby County

Mikel, who has been playing for Chinese side Tianjin TEDA, ended his two-year spell recently to find a move to the United Kingdom, where his wife and children have stayed after his move overseas. Tony Pulis' side are now occupying fifth position on the Championship standings and seven points off leaders Leeds. Mikel reportedly wants to return to England where he had the most successful spell of his career, winning the Premier League trophy both in 2009/10 and 2014/15 under Carlo Ancelotti ...

Sports Video appears to show laser pointed at Brady during game
Author: 0 Video appears to show laser pointed at Brady during game

Sutton has worked as Kansas City's defensive coordinator since 2013, when the Chiefs brought in Andy Reid as their head coach. Two days after the Chiefs' defense failed to hold a pair of fourth-quarter leads in a 37-31 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Bob Sutton was sacked.

Sports Australian Open: Naomi Osaka tames Svitolina, reaches first AO semi-finals
Author: 0 Australian Open: Naomi Osaka tames Svitolina, reaches first AO semi-finals

Osaka's first Grand Slam triumph at the U.S. Open a year ago was overshadowed by a row between Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos but there will be no rematch of that match at Melbourne Park. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net. She grabbed at her foot afterward, and would go on to cede that game.

Sports Karolina Pliskova beats Muguruza to reach Australian Open quarters
Author: 0 Karolina Pliskova beats Muguruza to reach Australian Open quarters

Pliskova will meet the victor of the showdown between top seed Simona Halep and Serena Williams for a place in the semi-finals as she continues her bid for a maiden Grand Slam. Will she be able to take out Pliskova, who is favourite for this match? "It was just, you know, a little bit of fatigue, a little bit of back", he said.

Sports Australian Open diary: Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens in surprise exits
Author: 0 Australian Open diary: Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens in surprise exits

Collins , who is making her debut in the main draw at this Australian Open , wrapped up the match in under an hour to send Kerber packing. Before this tournament the 25-year-old American, had never won a grand slam match before. "I may not have won a Grand Slam match before this tournament, but I gotta tell you I think it's going to keep on happening", Collins said after the match.

Sports Alexander Zverev snaps at reporter after snapping his racquet
Author: 0 Alexander Zverev snaps at reporter after snapping his racquet

Drawing Zverev, when the possibilities for the No. 16 seed in the round of 16 were Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Zverev, also qualifies as a break. The defeat - meaning Zverev has never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of a slam - was too much for the 21-year-old, who destroyed his racquet in an epic meltdown at the change of ends in the second set.

Sports MillerCoors losing naming rights to Miller Park after 2020 season
Author: 0 MillerCoors losing naming rights to Miller Park after 2020 season

If it wasn't a significant amount more, the Brewers would not have gone through with changing the name, and eventually removing all the Miller Park insignias from around the stadium and try to rebrand their field. The Milwaukee Brewers' home ballpark will be renamed when MillerCoors' naming rights expire following the 2020 season. It's a blowout. Not seeing Miller Park on the stadium marquee will be so weird.

Sports Eden Hazard makes decision about his Chelsea FC future
Author: 0 Eden Hazard makes decision about his Chelsea FC future

According to Goal , the club have already tabled a 5-year deal earlier this summer and it is still open if he decides to stay. Chelsea are resigned to losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid at the end of the season but are prepared to splash the cash on a former Premier League star to fill his shoes.

Sports Adam Hadwin hungry for more after third top-10 finish of season
Author: 0 Adam Hadwin hungry for more after third top-10 finish of season

Long, who had missed the cut in three of his first four starts on the PGA Tour leading into this week, had given little evidence that such a significant win was close at hand but playing in the final group today he well and truly boxed above his weight when playing with Mickelson and Hadwin.

Sports Brooke Henderson drops a few spots in final round
Author: 0 Brooke Henderson drops a few spots in final round

Ko went from 13-under to seven-under following two double bogeys, three bogeys and a birdie in her final 11 holes. In the points system, players got one point for a bogey, two for a par, three for a birdie, five for an eagle, eight for a hole-in-one, and 10 for a double eagle.

Sports Watch Tony Romo predict the future
Author: 0 Watch Tony Romo predict the future

So now, Tony Romo is taking his play-calling to the next level by trying to predict (or possibly sway) the outcome of major deals in other sports. Romo, who was hired by CBS as the broadcast's lead National Football League color analyst in 2017 and received ample praise for his analysis during Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs .

Sports Ex-Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden Arrested For Drunk Driving at Whataburger
Author: 0 Ex-Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden Arrested For Drunk Driving at Whataburger

Sources tell us the 31-year-old was asleep behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at a Whataburger in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. According to the report, his windows were smashed in the incident. He played a total of three seasons with the Cowboys. Given the starting job at midseason in 2015, he rushed for almost 1,100 yards in just 10 starts.

Sports National Football League mock draft: Kyler Murray lands with Redskins
Author: 0 National Football League mock draft: Kyler Murray lands with Redskins

Frankly, it is his decision and his career, not mine. It's clear Murray has the skills to be an impact player on both the diamond and the gridiron, but this move might be signaling which of those he loves more. Last season's No. 1 overall pick, former teammate Baker Mayfield , had a signing bonus north of $22 million. The Oklahoma quarterback was a top 10 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland A's, who are now doing their best to convince him to leave the gridiron for the diamond.