Norwich team mate Steven Naismith is another who has already been touted with a potential Rangers' return since the end of the season and fellow midfielder Jonny Howson was also linked with a Leeds reunion ahead of a takeover at Elland Road which is likely to spark a major summer overhaul following Garry Monk's shock exit last week.
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel finds himself at joint 11th spot along with New Zealand's Matt Henry while Amit Mishra (13th) and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (joint 18th) are the other two Indian bowlers to feature in the top 20 list. He is an opener for South Africa Team. For example, Australia and India could overtake South Africa by the next rankings update if they win all their three league matches and South Africa loses all its three matches.
Playing in its second warm-up match , the defending champion made short work of its sub-continental neighbour by bowling it out for 84 in 23.5 overs at the Oval after piling up a commanding 324 for seven. Both the pacers wrecked havoc on the Bangladeshi batsmen and it was such a sorry state of affairs for the minnows that they were 22-6 after eight overs.
Simply, the antidote to Cleveland's LeBron James has yet to be discovered. "We're defending our title". "It's the way of the league, and I think the prestige of playing 82 is not what it's used to be, and this is the way it's going to be".
The Frenchman has been at the helm for nearly 21 years and, despite a section of supporters calling for him to depart this summer when his contract expires, he is now expected to further that stay after holding talks with Arsenal's board on Tuesday.
Regardless of cup success, Wenger's position has been subject to intense scrutiny throughout the 2016-2017 season. Gunners boss has agreed another lucrative new contract and the club are expected to make the announcement tomorrow . Battered by criticism from furious Arsenal fans who have called for his resignation throughout a troubled season, Wenger was finally able to celebrate as he won the FA Cup for a record seventh time.
Arsenal are set to make a decision over Arsene Wenger's future on Wednesday afternoon, ending months of uncertainty. Wenger is due to meet the Arsenal board later on Tuesday to discuss whether he will be extending his 21-year reign as manager.
Add a 44-point blowout in Game 2 to the mix, along with the loss of their leading scorer and the Celtics weren't given even a tiny glimpse of a chance against a team comprised of stars. "I think first of all I wear the number (23) because of Mike", he told reporters after finishing the game with 35 points to take his total to 5,995 points.
In Monday's other races, New Zealand beat Artemis in the most closely-contested duel of the event and Japan dominated France after a text-book start by skipper Dean Barker . They then came out and got past Sweden's Artemis Racing in a thrilling start to the second ay with a 3s win. The British boat, skippered by Sir Ben Ainsley, was penalised two boat lengths at the starting line and never recovered as the Japanese surged clear to complete a 48-second victory.
However, with engineers that have worked like a team, Ferrari has done something that no-one expected. The problem of the Mercedes , according to Bottas in his post-race debrief, appears to be an inconsistency between the front and rear axle.
The opening match-ups will see Team USA against Team France, Artemis Racing against Team Japan, France versus the Peter Burling-skippered Team New Zealand, and Artemis against Britain's Land Rover BAR. Team New Zealand ate away steadily at the deficit on the upwind beats, then picked the flawless layline to the fifth mark to head in with starboard right of way.
He was very good in 2015 when they won the title; he failed to live up to his 2016 regular season - understandably - in the 2016 Finals when he was far from great, but certainly not awful. He apologizes for the boring playoffs and promises that next year will be better. It's worth noting that Durant averaged 30 points and shot 55 percent in the series that resulted in LeBron winning his first-ever title.
Just previous year (with apologies to LeBron's block), the two biggest plays of the Finals were Kyrie's shot and Love's stop. This Thursday evening the Cavs and Warriors will tip-off in a third consecutive NBA Finals matchup. "We match up well with them, and I think they'd say the same about us". They have four All-Stars, including two recent MVP winners, and have been one of the most dominant teams in National Basketball Association history .
Had the game not gotten out of hand in the first half, James might have played the fourth quarter and recorded his 18th playoff triple-double, which would be second all-time to Magic Johnson. Thomas had his front tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington , but it was a lingering hip injury he aggravated later in the series against the Wizards that would end his season prematurely.
This one wasn't pretty. The goal that really may have been the difference in the game was not the one disallowed or the one from the 5-on-3, but the Penguins final goal of the third. His shot from the top of the slot glided just over Rinne's left pad. It was the first stretch of intense adversity for the Predators, who rarely open games this poorly.
Despite a largely disappointing end to the Premier League season that saw Arsenal fail to secure Champions League football and growing animosity from supporters towards 67-year-old Wenger, majority shareholder Kroenke has been unwavering in his support.
It's unreasonable to expect the veteran to replicate what he did against the Chicago Blackhawks in Nashville's first-round series sweep (as surreal as that series itself may have been), but the key in Game 2 will be slowing more of the soft shots and, of course, limiting Pittsburgh's efficiency in front of the goal.
Wow! Withers must be a Fil-Am from the Bay Area. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love told reporters Saturday in Cleveland . While the National Basketball Association is more of an athletic game, primed for young legs, the experience of the Mavericks certainly helped them five years ago, while the Celtics and Lakers had more veteran stars during their title runs.
Button was 12th fastest on his one-off return only to be hit by a 15-place grid penalty, forcing him to start from the pitlane. Button, 37, had said on Thursday that he was enjoying being back behind the wheel. "I enjoyed yesterday. I enjoyed some laps today, but I never want to damage the vehicle. I will see how I feel in the next few days". "These cars are so hard to see out the back of".
Eagles chairman Steve Parish is believed to be taking time to consider his options before naming Palace's next manager. Saturday's FA Cup triumph took Arsenal ahead of Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition.
Police said his speech was slow and slurred. The report says Woods stated he takes several prescription drugs, including "soloxex, vicodin, torix, viox". According to jail records, the golfing legend was picked up by police in the town of Jupiter and released four hours later. Tiger Woods was charged with DUI on Monday , and the news has spilled over into every crevice of the golf world.
Of the 30 National Basketball Association teams that compete during the regular season, 16 teams , eight in the Eastern Conference and eight in the Western Conference, participate in the post-season playoffs leading up to the Finals . If there is any one thing that has defined this Warriors season, it is how seamlessly everything has fallen into place. What differentiates them? The Warriors had the league's best offense this season, averaging 113.2 points per 100 possessions.
Wenger will outline his plans for close-season signings and while there may still be some tinkering with his backroom staff it will not be without his approval. Fans and pundits alike gripe that Wenger does not like to get involved in bidding wars and resorts to panic buys before the transfer window closes.
Klopp's side have been outside the top four only twice since September, the last occasion coming in February, so it is not as though their league position is not well-deserved. Arsenal will announce the outcome of talks over Arsene Wenger's future tomorrow afternoon amid widespread reports the manager has signed a new two-year contract.
Spence, who is the first United States boxer to dethrone an Englishman on British soil in almost a decade, looked brilliant. Brook first got his hands on the IBF title after beating Shawn Porter in 2014. "He was hurt. He was exhausted". "He was exhausted, worn out but kept firing shots. But there was a moment I realized I had to step up my game and I did".
Lions landed in Auckland just three days out from the first of 10 games on the tour - a clash against the New Zealand Barbarians in Whangarei. "We don't mind the schedule at all". "If we won every game 3-0, I'd bite your arm off, so it's all about winning at this level - obviously it's nice from a spectator's point of view, fans.to have a great spectacle.
Malkin scored on a 5-on-3 15:32 into the first, Sheary's first of the playoffs made it 2-0 just 65 seconds later and when Bonino's innocent centering pass smacked off Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm's left knee and by Rinne just 17 seconds before the end of the period, Pittsburgh was in full command.
The 35-year-old American suffered critical injuries when his bicycle collided with a auto on Italy's Rimini coastline last Wednesday. Hayden suffered head and chest injuries after the accident last Wednesday and was later transferred to the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena where he has since remained in the intensive care unit.
Wenger had previously condemned the protests staged against him as "disgraceful", but is now looking for everyone at Arsenal to pull together as one. "The lack of respect from some has been a disgrace and I will never accept that". In the just concluded season, Moses picked up four yellow cards in 34 Premier League appearance, and had not been sent off in the last eight years before taking the walk of shame against Arsenal .
However, nine wins from their last 10 matches, coupled with their record-breaking FA Cup win, provided a positive end to a disappointing campaign. "We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that". "For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier". For much of the season, Wenger - who is out of contract next month - and the club have publicly refused to announce their intentions.
Wenger also met Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday. Wenger has been heavily criticised this season, with Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after their team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
The second-seeded Djokovic was watched by new coach Andre Agassi in his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 27 minutes. Sock - who was born in Nebraska, grew up in Kansas and now is based in Florida - did not offer much in the way of specific explanations for what he thought went wrong.
The 19-year-old forward was joint top scorer alongside Łukasz Teodorczy in the Belgium domestic league with 22 goals in the just concluded campaign. Personal terms have not yet been agreed with the player's representatives, Sky sources understand, but he is an avid Arsenal fan and understood to be keen on the move.
Wenger was ebullient about his side whose vibrant performance to outplay the Premier League champions he described as one of the proudest moments of his long career. Wright believes Arsenal should have singled out Wenger's eventual successor some time ago and now fears what the knock-on effect could be if the Frenchman does go at this point, with regards summer planning and transfer activity.
Tuesday's Game 4 against the Boston Celtics might have brought more adversity than even James bargained for. Let's be real, the Cavs will make it to the NBA Finals to face the Golden State Warriors . In game one the Cavaliers' dominance in the paint had very little to do with transition. The showdown will live stream from TD Garden in Boston as the Celtics face the longest odds of any home playoff team in 20 years, according to Las Vegas bookmakers.
The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and its outcome will be shared with the members of their respective boards", said a brief statement from BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary. "We have, however, no say on multilateral events ( ICC tournaments )", Goel told reporters here. A way out could be to hold cricket series in third country destinations like Dubai or Sharjah but it would be prudent for the clouds of acrimony and suspicion to pass before the two countries host each other.
Talking about the threat of terrorism, Modi said humanitarian forces must unite to combat the menace. The latest terror attack to have rocked Europe was at a concert in Manchester where a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 22 people. "We are all connected with one another", Modi said. Both sides also agreed on German development aid and investments worth around €1 billion (S$1.54 billion) a year.
Kevin Kisner says he has got the monkey off his back after ending his two-year wait for a win at the Dean & Deluca Invitational. The Spaniard then made a miraculous recovery and birdie after being blocked out by the trees on the right side of 17 to put pressure on Kisner, who made par at the penultimate hole to go to the final tee with a one shot lead.
I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? But James and his Cleveland Cavaliers are listed as NBA Finals underdogs for the third straight year at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark .com thanks to the Warriors starting the NBA playoffs 12-0.
Djokovic and Muguruza are the defending champions in the French Open . Germany's Zverev lost the first set but battled back to win the second before play was called off for the day with the score at 4-6 6-3. Rafael Nadal launched his quest for a record 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire . Djokovic turned to the retired eight-time grand slam victor on the eve of the year's second major after admitting he had been in "crisis" for much of the ...
Some board members reacting to these concerns wished to install a director of football who could work on potential transfer targets but this has been vehemently opposed by Wenger . As has been reported for forever, Wenger is putting pen to paper on a new two year deal to stay at the Emirates Stadium. That's why I often tell fans to be careful what you wish for.
Fourlis managed to save two of three match points on her serve before Wozniacki triumphed 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. A complaint you often hear about women's tennis: it's become a monoculture of physically imposing, flat-slugging athletes who play first-strike tennis and treat the net as terra incognita.
Injury means Bale has only been able to make 26 appearances this term, but he is fully fit for the final, where Real Madrid are vying to become the first side to win the Champions League back-to-back. "We can get a double, defend the title and enter the history of the Champions League ". Despite being one of Real president Florentino Perez's original "galactico" signings, Zidane hasn't been afraid to bring more defensive balance to his Madrid side by rewarding the hard work of the ...
Citing Palm Beach County Jail records, WPTV reported that Woods, 41, was released from custody at 10:50 a.m. on Monday. Golfer Tiger Woods was sleeping and needed to be woken up when he was arrested for driving under the influence on Monday, according to a police report .
The Predators have yet to drop back-to-back games these playoffs, and after their four previous defeats they've bounced back with strong performances and most importantly, victories. His goal probably should have counted, but even without it he was electric. While the Penguins had some sustained offensive zone pressure, they were unable to generate shots.
However, Ball has made similarly eyebrow-raising comments about his son, including that Lonzo, who just completed a stellar freshman season at UCLA and is expected to be a top-three pick in June's National Basketball Association draft, is already better than Steph Curry.
Some board members reacting to these concerns wished to install a director of football who could work on potential transfer targets but this has been vehemently opposed by Wenger. Despite Arsenal finishing in fifth position this season, Wenger guided the club to a 13th FA Cup title, becoming the most successful manager in the competition, with seven titles, in the process.
He tied Jack Nicklaus' senior major record last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition in Alabama. Langer took advantage of calm conditions Saturday morning to play the last five holes of his second round in 1 under. Then at the 560-yard par-5 No. 7, Singh set up a birdie with another lengthy tee shot. "I'm driving the ball really well, which makes a big difference", Singh said.
Guentzel finally got the Penguins a shot and the go-ahead goal and his 10th of the playoffs with just over three minutes left. That gave the Penguins three goals on eight first-period shots. Former Penguins forward James Neal and his fellow Nashville teammate Calle Jarnkrok each took a penalty, giving Pittsburgh a 5-on-3 opportunity it didn't pass up.
How it happened: Nashville dominated for long stretches, but Game 1 came down to a clumsy 4:11 stretch that proved catastrophic for the Predators. This is what the Pittsburgh Penguins do. They still have the opportunity to do that. Nashville did a lot of things right in the game - including holding the Penguins without a single shot on goal in the second period - but ultimately they couldn't overcome an bad lapse in poise late in the opening period, in which they surrendered three ...