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Sports Distraught Smith breaks down as he accepts blame for ball-tampering scandal
Author: 0 Distraught Smith breaks down as he accepts blame for ball-tampering scandal

Smith and his former deputy Warner was banned for a year by Cricket Australia following the shocking revelations during Australia's third Test against South Africa at Cape Town earlier this week. "Firstly that I'm deeply sorry. It is going to be a really long road, especially for myself to earn that respect back, but for me, that's the important thing".

Sports Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four
Author: 0 Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four

On Monday, Howard posted a photo to Instagram of a scouting report for Duke that Jay Jay wrote up three months ago as an exercise to impress his dad. I promise you I can't make this up! Now, it's down to two No. 1 seeds squaring off Saturday with a spot in the national championship on the line. Up next for the Jayhawks are the Villanova Wildcats , who can also score in bunches.

Sports David Warner 'takes responsibility' and apologises for scandal
Author: 0 David Warner 'takes responsibility' and apologises for scandal

Wealth management company Magellan, which had naming rights for last summer's Ashes, signed a reported $20 million deal with CA in August 2017, announcing at the time the company was excited about the "unique opportunity to highlight the benefits of global investing".

Sports Alonso says Conte has done a great job
Author: 0 Alonso says Conte has done a great job

In this run, I put Liverpool as well. "I trust him. We will try to get Christensen back". Zola has now weighed in on the situation by claiming that he hopes Conte will still be at Stamford Bridge next season. The reigning champions have won the tournament five times in a row - triumphs that have made their youth side one of the hottest properties in world football now.

Sports Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series
Author: 0 Australia cricket coach Lehmann to quit after South Africa series

A tearful Lehmann insisted the decision to quit was his, and he was not fired by his bosses over the scandal that has plunged the team into crisis. WA's Cameron Bancroft also copped a 9-month ban. 'It hurts ... I'm deeply sorry. Cricket Australia confirmed his resignation, which had appeared unlikely when it was announced earlier in the week that he would remain in his post under the terms of his contract.

Sports Ball Tampering: Top sponsor Magellan terminates Cricket Australia partnership
Author: 0 Ball Tampering: Top sponsor Magellan terminates Cricket Australia partnership

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland, forced to fly to South Africa to deal with one of the most embarrassing and damaging moments in the history of one of cricket's biggest teams, said he was "angry and disappointed". The opposition team skipper Faf du Plessis has his say on the regretful act and he has confirmed that he sent a text message to the banned Aussie skipper and felt very bad for Smith's hard life in the coming days.

Sports Wenger: Fit Wilshere should be a regular for England
Author: 0 Wenger: Fit Wilshere should be a regular for England

Bould was deputising for Wenger this morning at the manager's usual weekly press conference amid a throat infection that has caused him to lose his voice, and was glowing in assessing the Frenchman's work. Mustafi said the meeting took place amid a February slump that included four defeats in five games, among them a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.

Sports Paul Merson predicts a victor in Tottenham v Chelsea clash
Author: 0 Paul Merson predicts a victor in Tottenham v Chelsea clash

Belgium will open their World Cup campaign against Panama on June 18 in Sochi. Tousart is undoubtedly a player who Pochettino could mould into a superstar, but Spurs would face stiff competition for the youngsters signature if they were to make a move, with German giants Borussia Dortmund and rivals Arsenal also keeping a close eye on the midfielder.

Sports Masters 2018: Justin Rose confident of securing last invitation at Augusta National
Author: 0 Masters 2018: Justin Rose confident of securing last invitation at Augusta National

The Masters is assured its smallest field in at least 20 years, with no more than 88 players. This is for real this time, I think, this comeback. "So it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he wins again this year". "My outlook is I would like just to win a Masters in my career, whether it's next year, whether it happens five years down the road", he said ahead of the Houston Open, which starts today.

Sports Roma president reveals why club sold Salah to Liverpool
Author: 0 Roma president reveals why club sold Salah to Liverpool

Salah scored last Friday against Portugal before Egypt conceded two stoppage-time goals to Cristiano Ronaldo and lost 2-1 against the European champions. As one of the stand-out players in the Partenopei's Scudetto chasing side, Jorginho has been peaking the interest of a number of top managers and though he's insisted that he's focused on Napoli, a move to the Premier League could peak his interest.

Sports Cricket Australia lose Magellan as sponsor after ball-tampering controversy
Author: 0 Cricket Australia lose Magellan as sponsor after ball-tampering controversy

Vice-captain Warner , along with skipper Steve Smith , have been banned from all global and domestic cricket for a year for their behaviour. After landing at 4:55pm (AEDT), Bancroft was ushered out of a back entry from Perth airport into an awaiting auto with Western Australia coach Justin Langer riding alongside.

Sports Guerrero Jr. offers Jays fans exciting glimpse of the future
Author: 0 Guerrero Jr. offers Jays fans exciting glimpse of the future

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. threw his helmet in the air while rounding third base before leaping into a frenzied circle of teammates at home plate. "When you play with other players that have more experience than you, it motivates you and you learn more about yourself".

Sports Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'
Author: 0 Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

Warner was sensationally identified as the central figure in the ball-tampering fiasco in the findings of Cricket Australia's investigation into the Cape Town cheating saga. There are grey areas to ball-tampering and it goes on - we all know it does. Tim Paine has officially been appointed the captain of the team. Smith and Bancroft will have to wait two years before they are considered for leadership roles, CA announced on Wednesday.

Sports Australia coach Lehmann wants forgiveness for banned trio
Author: 0 Australia coach Lehmann wants forgiveness for banned trio

Warner was stripped of his position as deputy and will never again be considered for a leadership role, with the governing body having fingered him in developing the plot. Visibly emotional, he apologised to Australian cricket fans and said: "We know we have let so many people down". "I hope people will give them a second chance".

Sports Manchester United In Shocking Bid For Arturo Vidal
Author: 0 Manchester United In Shocking Bid For Arturo Vidal

United's hopes of signing Vidal could be helped by the fact his agent is Fernando Felicevich. La Cuarta added Chelsea will also explore the option of taking the player from the Bundesliga champions, with Vidal previously featuring under Blues coach Antonio Conte at Juventus .

Sports Rockets Proud Of Hitting 60 Win Mark
Author: 0 Rockets Proud Of Hitting 60 Win Mark

Harden will sit out Tuesday's game against the Bulls for rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The guard started off the night on the right foot as well, as his first assist of the night was one to remember. "So it's just a step to where we want to go". Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni told his players that they had achieved a new franchise record after their win against the Pelicans, but the players weren't too bothered by it.

Sports Jags acquire backup QB Kessler from Browns
Author: 0 Jags acquire backup QB Kessler from Browns

The Cleveland Browns have succeeded in their attempt to trade away Cody Kessler. Kessler wasn't expected to get on the field as a rookie, but after injuries sidelined Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown, he was thrust into action long before he was probably ready.

Sports Only 54 NCAA brackets correctly predicted the Final Four
Author: 0 Only 54 NCAA brackets correctly predicted the Final Four

According to Loyola-Chicago's website , she's been in the religious order of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin (BVM) for 81 years. Sign up for RG Newsletters and get the news delivered directly to your inbox. if I didn't have to work, I'd be down there". Beard compared them to the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers that played across the way in the old Boston Garden.

Sports Salvador Perez Tears MCL in Luggage-Carrying Mishap
Author: 0 Salvador Perez Tears MCL in Luggage-Carrying Mishap

No surgery is required, and recovery can be as little as four weeks. He said an ideal workload for him would be 140 games or more. "All the work I do, training in the offseason, I feel sad", Perez said, via ESPN . There's no replacing Perez, a five-time All-Star with four Gold Gloves and a career WAR (Baseball Reference version) of 19.8 who has averaged 20 home runs and 73 RBI a season over the last five campaigns.

Sports LeBron James thinks he should be NBA MVP
Author: 0 LeBron James thinks he should be NBA MVP

Despite the 33-year-old averaging 27.4 points, 9.1 assists, 8.6 rebounds with 55 percent shooting, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden has been in the running for the award essentially all season with a team that arguably could be better than the Golden State Warriors .

Sports Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia
Author: 0 Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia

FILE PHOTO - Former Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner arrives at Cape Town International Airport, South Africa March 27, 2018. "But you do lads to be honest, you've done it for years and years and years , and now you're getting found out".

Sports Dodger Stadium sewage leak cuts short final spring training game
Author: 0 Dodger Stadium sewage leak cuts short final spring training game

The game was called in the fifth inning after a pipe burst and flooded the area just past the Dodgers dugout down the third-base line. "Crappy way to end the spring", Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling joked to the Los Angeles Times . "It's been more than six months since Hurricane Maria's devastating effects on Puerto Rico and with so much work still to be done, the Dodgers want to do our part to help with the island's rebuilding and recovery efforts", said Dodger owner/Chairman Mark Walter.

Sports NCAA Tournament 2018: Odds and Predictions for Final Four Bracket
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament 2018: Odds and Predictions for Final Four Bracket

If this is the Final Four you were expecting - you're in the minority. With the help of some well-placed upsets, the Ramblers were able to avoid numerous top threats in their bracket on their way to San Antonio. The teams will have trouble topping the show Kansas and Duke put on Sunday with the last spot in San Antonio up for grabs. The overtime showdown between two of the best programs in the nation may have been the best game of the tournament to this point.

Sports Cavs' Love in concussion protocol, out against Hornets
Author: 0 Cavs' Love in concussion protocol, out against Hornets

The Heat held Cleveland to a season-low point total, a shocking number when considering the Cavs had scored 120 in each of their previous four games. Relief can't come soon enough for Golden State. Coach Steve Kerr said Durant will return from a rib injury against the Milwaukee Bucks today. Elsewhere on Tuesday, the league-leading Houston Rockets continued their strong run to the playoffs with a 118-86 rout of the Chicago Bulls.

Sports No suggestions of ball tampering during Ashes - Broad
Author: 0 No suggestions of ball tampering during Ashes - Broad

Recently, the former English captain, Nasser Hussain also urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take stringent action against ball tampering and expressed concerns of such unfair activities having take place in the Ashes . "You'd see the ball get bounced into the rough to create reverse swing, you'd see candies in the mouth, you'd see saliva put on the ball to try and keep that shine for longer", said Vaughan.

Sports Redskins trade DB Su'a Cravens to the Broncos
Author: 0 Redskins trade DB Su'a Cravens to the Broncos

Schefter reports that the Redskins will get an additional fifth-round draft pick from Denver in addition to the swaps of the fourth- and fifth-rounder. In December, his agent, Fadde Mikhail, announced that Cravens had been medically cleared to resume all football activities. If Cravens is good to go in 2018, this looks like a good move for the Broncos.

Sports Warner, Smith banned for 1 year, out of IPL, India series
Author: 0 Warner, Smith banned for 1 year, out of IPL, India series

Cricket Australia subsequently confirmed on Wednesday that both Smith and Warner would be unavailable for global selection for a year, while Bancroft was handed a slightly more lenient nine-month suspension. Cape Town - Cricket Australia's internal investigation has revealed that sandpaper , and not sticky tape , was used by Cameron Bancroft in the Newlands ball-tampering row.

Sports Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas set to undergo hip surgery
Author: 0 Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas set to undergo hip surgery

Thomas, 29, was shut down after two games in last season's Eastern Conference finals due to a femoral-acetabular impingement and labral tear. The Lakers are pursuing James and George with two max contract salary slots and would need to renounce the rights to several players - including Thomas - to create the room to sign both All-Stars.

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