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Sport Joel Embiid: Won't return Wednesday
Author: 0 Joel Embiid: Won't return Wednesday

The 76ers rookie, playing in his second game Wednesday since returning from a mysterious shoulder injury, failed to corral a handoff from teammate Joel Embiid , causing the two to knock heads and sending Embiid spinning. Embiid posted from the hospital to his Instagram story, captioning the post "not good", leaving Philadelphia Sixers fans to hope for updates . "But he's a tough guy and I know he's going to be OK".

Sport 'Devastated' Smith makes tearful apology for ball-tampering
Author: 0 'Devastated' Smith makes tearful apology for ball-tampering

He wrote: "To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am now on my way back to Sydney". "I think we're a very forgiving country". Smith, Warner and Bancroft were sent home from Johannesburg on Wednesday after they conspired to cheat in the third Test against South Africa .

Sport Warner apologises for tampering scandal
Author: 0 Warner apologises for tampering scandal

CA has banned Steve Smith and David Warner from all state and worldwide cricket for a year, Cameron Bancroft for nine months, and ordered all three to do 100 hours of community service. Hamish Douglass, chief executive of the company, said: "Regrettably, these recent events are so inconsistent with our values that we are left with no option but to terminate our ongoing partnership with Cricket Australia".

Sport Emotional ex-Australian skipper Steve Smith regrets ball-tampering episode, shoulders responsibility
Author: 0 Emotional ex-Australian skipper Steve Smith regrets ball-tampering episode, shoulders responsibility

Australian captain Steve Smith broke down while addressing the media after his arrival in Sydney stating that he is sorry for his actions and is absolutely devastated. Warner will never again hold a leadership position in Australian cricket as the key instigator of the cheating plot. Greg Dyer, the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) president, had even called for coaches and administrators of the cricket board to be examined in the said culture review.

Sport I am the captain and take responsibility: Smith
Author: 0 I am the captain and take responsibility: Smith

Late on Wednesday more bad news for Smith and Warner emerged, with an announcement from the lucrative Indian Premier League that the pair would be banned from the 2018 IPL. Coach Darren Lehman, who had been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Cricket Australia investigation, also expressed concerns over the mental state of the banned player.

Sport 'HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB' - Antonio Conte backed by Chelsea ace
Author: 0 'HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB' - Antonio Conte backed by Chelsea ace

They play good football, with good intensity". In England, after winning the Premier League , it is normal to have a hard year, especially with the level that Manchester City are maintaining throughout the season. It will be hard to take a place in the Champions League. "This period was very important for Alvaro", Conte continued. 'These must be our targets for this final part of the season.

Sport Newman's huge OT powers KU to Final Four
Author: 0 Newman's huge OT powers KU to Final Four

Malik Newman and top-seeded Kansas got past their Elite Eight road block on Sunday, knocking off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime in a thrilling Midwest Region finale that clinched the Jayhawks' first trip to the Final Four since 2012.

Sport I feel I have let everyone down in Australia: Cameron Bancroft
Author: 0 I feel I have let everyone down in Australia: Cameron Bancroft

It's a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy. "As I've said before, I had no prior knowledge of what happened earlier and do not condone it at all, but good people can make mistakes". 'I don't blame anyone. I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisers. "I panicked in that situation and I'm very sorry", he said.

Sport Smith, Warner banned for one year; Bancroft for nine months
Author: 0 Smith, Warner banned for one year; Bancroft for nine months

Smith and Bancroft confessed that, after a discussion during a break in play, they decided they would try to change the condition of the ball during the third test using a piece of yellow adhesive tape and some dirt collected from the side of the pitch.

Sport Should Spurs target Digne if Manchester United's Shaw joins Barcelona?
Author: 0 Should Spurs target Digne if Manchester United's Shaw joins Barcelona?

The FC panel answer your tweets on Jurgen Klopp vs. Jose Mourinho , discuss whether the Nations League will prove more useful than global friendlies and more. For Manchester United such a fee isn't too much and it's once again brought up that €9m per year, after tax, is said to have been offered. It was the right choice.

Sport Del Potro extends winning streak By
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Acapulco and Indian Wells champion Juan Martin del Potro extended his red-hot form to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals, while second seed Marin Cilic bowed out. The 14th-seeded Isner cruised through the remainder of the 25 minute opener, in which he fired seven of his 13 aces. 6, who saved the only break point he faced throughout the whole match.

Sport Bancroft and Smith front the media
Author: 0 Bancroft and Smith front the media

Australian cricket has handed three of its leading cricketers lengthy bans in an attempt to restore "integrity" and rebuild the reputation of the sport in Australia in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal. The three players in question have been sent home with immediate effect following an investigation by Cricket Australia, the country's cricket body, into a ball tampering incident that occurred during Australia's test match against South Africa over the weekend.

Sport NFL Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders 7-round mock 1.0
Author: 0 NFL Mock Draft: Oakland Raiders 7-round mock 1.0

That's a little inconsistent for me. Shoot, if completion percentage is no longer an issue, well maybe the Browns should consider Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson , who passed for 7,203 yards and 57 touchdowns the past two seasons ( compared to 5,015 yard and 44 touchdowns for Allen) and rushed for 3,172 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Sport Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s exhibition walk-off a moment worth savouring
Author: 0 Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s exhibition walk-off a moment worth savouring

Guerrero heads to double-A New Hampshire from here, along with fellow blue-chip prospect Bichette, where he'll quietly continue his development away from the intense glare he faced in Montreal. had posted thanks to the Blue Jays for assigning his old number, 27, to his son. "When you play with other players that have more experience than you, it motivates you and you learn more about yourself".

Sport David Warner to never captain country
Author: 0 David Warner to never captain country

Cricket Australia's Test naming rights sponsor has torn up its deal as player sponsors also jump ship following the ball-tampering scandal. Even before Cricket Australia handed Smith and Warner a 12-month ban, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals and Sunriers Hyderabad, announced their decision to not have the two lead their team for the upcoming edition of the domestic T20 league in India.

Sport Deal agreed as Chelsea beat Spurs to signing of talented wonderkid
Author: 0 Deal agreed as Chelsea beat Spurs to signing of talented wonderkid

Playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge would be a challenge even for a 100% fit and in-form Toby Alderweireld , and it's just really hard to say if a 70% fit Toby is equal to or better than a 100% fit Davinson Sanchez. Should Toby not even make the match day 18, I think you could make a compelling argument that his absence from the squad has more to do with his contract than his injury.

Sport Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims
Author: 0 Cricket Australia clears coach Lehmann after cover-up claims

But his trademark combative nature never dimmed.Last year, he was the team's unofficial shop steward as Australian players and governing body Cricket Australia found themselves at loggerheads over a pay dispute. As well as their bans, Smith , 28, and Bancroft , 25, have also been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years. Opening batsman Bancroft was caught on camera placing sticky yellow tape, which he used to pick up rough granules off the pitch, into ...

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

United will be helped by the fact that his agent is Fernando Felicevich. Reports in Chile suggested that Conte spoke to Vidal, who he worked with at Juventus about moving to Stamford Bridge. Vidal is the "standout candidate", according to Robson, but he added Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also being considered along with Jean Michael Seri, Marco Verratti, Fred and Jorginho.

Sport England 1 Italy 1: VAR debate continues after late penalty decision
Author: 0 England 1 Italy 1: VAR debate continues after late penalty decision

Ladbrokes have produced a Three Lions XI that is most likely to be fielded in that opener. Friday's promising 1-0 win in Holland was complemented by another heartening display at a sold-out Wembley, where the video assistant referee's controversial intervention led to a penalty that allowed Italy to snatch a 1-1 draw.

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

With the win, not only did Houston achieve a new franchise record for the most wins in a regular season, but they also moved one step closer towards securing the top seed in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. In his first season with the Rockets since being traded from the Clippers during the offseason, Paul is averaging 18.8 points, 7.9 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per contest.

Sport Final 4: Men's NCAA Basketball Tourney Whittled Down From 68 Teams
Author: 0 Final 4: Men's NCAA Basketball Tourney Whittled Down From 68 Teams

All games will be held from the Alamodome in San Antonio , Texas and air on TBS. "They are going to be on fire this weekend ... and they also play some pretty some pretty good defense, too". Remarkable as Loyola's run has been, this will mark the fifth time in the past six seasons that three teams seeded 1 through 4 have been joined by another seeded 7 or higher.

Sport Royals All-Star Salvador Perez Tears MCL Carrying Luggage Up Stairs
Author: 0 Royals All-Star Salvador Perez Tears MCL Carrying Luggage Up Stairs

Not only has he earned five consecutive All-Star nods, but last season was one of his best. "Hopefully", Royals manager Ned Yost said, "it's shorter than longer". Perez, 27, is coming off an impressive spring training, hitting.350 with six home runs and 11 RBI. For now, look for Drew Butera to handle primary catching duties for the Royals until Perez is healthy.

Sport Details of conditional draft pick in Cody Kessler trade
Author: 0 Details of conditional draft pick in Cody Kessler trade

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. Coach Hue Jackson tried to deflect the harsh assessments of Kessler by saying, "Trust me" about the former Southern Cal standout. Kessler made just three appearances during the season, attempting just 23 passes.

Sport Ball-tampering scandal a tornado of hysteria: Warne
Author: 0 Ball-tampering scandal a tornado of hysteria: Warne

The lengthy bans meted out to Australia's Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft on Wednesday rule them out of an end-of-year series against top-ranked India that could rival the intensity of their scandal-ridden tour to South Africa .

Sport Miami Open: Alexander Zverev sets up fourth round clash with Nick Kyrgios
Author: 0 Miami Open: Alexander Zverev sets up fourth round clash with Nick Kyrgios

During the nearly three-hour showdown, Nick Kyrgios tweeted: " I hope TK wins this match, Verdasco is the saltiest dude, must be frustrated at his past success against Aussies ". "The first set was definitely all her, and she came up with some fantastic shots to break me at 5-all", Williams said. It was during the tie with Germany that Kyrgios picked up the elbow injury that kept him out of four consecutive tournaments before regaining fitness for Miami.

Sport Dodger Stadium Sewage Leak Ends Spring Training Game
Author: 0 Dodger Stadium Sewage Leak Ends Spring Training Game

The Dodgers and Angels were playing an exhibition game in Los Angeles tonight. A brown mess of sewage was coming up out of the ground just outside the Dodgers' dugout - but unlike the Chase Field pool, none of the Dodgers wanted to jump in.

Sport Final Four Finances: Kansas' season expenses almost quadruple Loyola Chicago's
Author: 0 Final Four Finances: Kansas' season expenses almost quadruple Loyola Chicago's

No. 11 Loyola-Chicago vs. Sign up for RG Newsletters and get the news delivered directly to your inbox. Nova is in its second Final Four in three years. Loyola's magical run might come to an end when they face the Big Ten Tournament Champions. Together, they boast a 27-game winning streak and both have found the shooting stroke in the tournament.

Sport LeBron on MVP Race: 'I would vote for me'
Author: 0 LeBron on MVP Race: 'I would vote for me'

Dwyane Wade had 12 points, four assists and four blocks in just 17 minutes while Goran Dragic added 10 points. James finished with 18 points for the Cavaliers , who were without Kevin Love in the second half because of what was initially diagnosed as a loose tooth and then changed to concussion-like symptoms.

Sport Stuart Broad brands Australians hypocrites as ball-tampering row erupts
Author: 0 Stuart Broad brands Australians hypocrites as ball-tampering row erupts

Vaughan said Australia had broken an unwritten rule by taking an object onto the pitch to tamper with the ball even though he admitted many teams used "tricks" during matches. "The guys who are in the limelight have a responsibility to play cricket in the right way". However, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland insisted Lehmann was not aware of the plot.

Sport Manziel meets with New England Patriots, other teams
Author: 0 Manziel meets with New England Patriots, other teams

According to the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian (via Jeff Howe on Twitter), the Patriots met with the former Texas A&M quarterback both before and after his workouts at his alma mater's Pro Day on Tuesday. A considerable amount of other teams also conversed with the quarterback on Tuesday, per Rapoport. The 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft - who recently opened ups about his bipolar diagnosis - has expressed strong interest in returning the field after struggling with off-the-field ...

Sport Redskins' Su'a Cravens Traded To Broncos For Draft Picks
Author: 0 Redskins' Su'a Cravens Traded To Broncos For Draft Picks

The Washington Redskins are trading the 22-year-old safety to the Denver Broncos , a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. 5 while Washington holds selection No. 13. Cravens was reinstated by the National Football League off the Redskins' reserve/left squad list in February.

Sport Gilmour's Naz Hillmon named News-Herald's girls basketball player of the year
Author: 0 Gilmour's Naz Hillmon named News-Herald's girls basketball player of the year

I remember teaching her how to shoot. Kline was named the Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year on Monday at Leo's Ristorante. Izzy matching her sister wasn't a big surprise. "With that in mind we have to wait a while but, in all honesty, we just want to try and develop the club as best we can and we'll continue to do so".

Sport Why Real Madrid's summer transfer strategy is great news for Liverpool
Author: 0 Why Real Madrid's summer transfer strategy is great news for Liverpool

Each stint lasted no longer than two years, so there's reason to think that Salah could end up leaving Liverpool in 2019. Arsene Wenger has described Mohamed Salah as one of the best players in Europe and believes the Liverpool forward will be one of the standout performers at the World Cup this summer.

Sport Wisconsin students take gun protest on road to Ryan district
Author: 0 Wisconsin students take gun protest on road to Ryan district

Alemitu Caldart, a freshman at Shorewood High School, said Janesville was chosen as the destination given Ryan's leading role in the U.S. House of Representatives. The latest suggestion of a leadership change on Capitol Hill prompted a denial from Ryan's office and a statement from a Scalise spokeswoman, who said the Jefferson Parish Republican and House majority whip is "proud to serve alongside" Ryan and "fully supports him to remain speaker".

Sport David Warner And Steve Smith Will Be Out Of IPL 2018 If…..
Author: 0 David Warner And Steve Smith Will Be Out Of IPL 2018 If…..

As a result, Smith, Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft will be sent home from South Africa on Wednesday and not feature in the fourth Test in Johannesburg, which begins on Friday. SRH mentor and former India batting great V.V.S. Laxman has said the team management will wait for for Cricket Australia's decision on the player before commenting on his participation in the cash-rich T20 tournament.

Sport Cricket Australia findings throw doubt on Smith 'leadership group' claims
Author: 0 Cricket Australia findings throw doubt on Smith 'leadership group' claims

It is hoped that following a period of suspension, the players will be able to return to playing the game they love and eventually rebuild their careers". He added: "In addition to the sanctions for individuals, Cricket Australia will take the opportunity to review the conduct and culture of our professional teams".

Sport Netanyahu Taken to Jerusalem Hospital with High Fever
Author: 0 Netanyahu Taken to Jerusalem Hospital with High Fever

The Prime Minister's personal physician, Dr. Berkowitz, stated that he does not believe that Netanyahu had gotten the rest he required to recover from an illness he suffered two weeks ago, and that his symptoms had consequently worsened. Police have recommended he should be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of public trust. Annual medical checks have generally given Netanyahu a clean bill of health, though he has undergone several minor medical procedures in recent years.

Sport Rape trial defendants found not guilty on all charges
Author: 0 Rape trial defendants found not guilty on all charges

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been found not guilty of rape, while Jackson has also been found not guilty of sexual assault. Mr Jackson denies a further charge of sexual assault. She told the 11-person jury that none of the defendants had convictions or had been in trouble with the police previously. They were told to consider the case for and against each defendant separately.

Sport Punam Raut Dropped From India Women's Team England Series
Author: 0 Punam Raut Dropped From India Women's Team England Series

Opener Danielle Wyatt played a starring role for the visitors, smashing England's highest ever Twenty20 individual score as she plundered 124 runs off just 64 balls. England defeated Australia by 8 wickets after the latter's win over India. She smashed 15 fours and five sixes as the home bowlers had a tough time. Mithali Raj will lead the team with Harmanpreet Kaur as the vice-captain.

Sport Pogba records France first to remind Mourinho of his worth
Author: 0 Pogba records France first to remind Mourinho of his worth

The game was preceded by a minute's silence to remember the 64 people, including 41 children, who were killed in a fire at a Siberian shopping centre on Sunday. And it was Dzagoev who helped to engineer the first clear sight of goal in the 15th minute, his pass teeing up Smolov for a close-range shot that was well saved by Hugo Lloris.

Sport Positive vibes from fans would give England a boost: Sterling
Author: 0 Positive vibes from fans would give England a boost: Sterling

And as Gareth Southgate's squad continue to fine-tune their preparations for this summer's World Cup , the Manchester City man is hoping his team can click when it matters. I think it probably doesn't work in our favour, but I think with the support in this country, I think if we do that a lot more , you'll see a lot more of the players coming through".

Sport Johnny Manziel to work out at Texas A&M's Pro Day on Tuesday
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel to work out at Texas A&M's Pro Day on Tuesday

They were also among the more limited group of teams in attendance when he threw at the University of San Diego's pro day . Manziel played nine games with the Browns in two seasons, passing for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Sport Hussain slams Australian 'double standards' over ball scandal
Author: 0 Hussain slams Australian 'double standards' over ball scandal

According to several reports, a team of Cricket Australia (CA) officials are now in South Africa to conduct a thorough investigation over the events that transpired during the third Test match at Cape Town . He said the tight series against South Africa was a completely different contest than the Australians' 4-0 Ashes series win over England , which ended in January.

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