Author: 0 'Chilled out' Rahane a good replacement for Kohli, claims Smith

Kohli said the takeaways from the hotly contested series so far have been the fightback in Bengaluru in the second Test and Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha's 199-run marathon stand in the first innings in the third Test in Ranchi . I try to keep my mind really blank. And certainly at this stage, the injury has an element of being aggravated in the field. "We have to give that much time more before we take a final call", Kohli said.

Sport Curry's 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106
Author: 0 Curry's 32 lead Warriors over Rockets 113-106

Though it has four games in six nights ahead, Golden State's only road games in that span are in Texas (Tuesday in Houston, then Wednesday's ESPN game in San Antonio ). The next four games will be a big test for the Warriors, as they will take on the Rockets in Houston on Tuesday, the Spurs in San Antonio on Wednesday, the Rockets at home on Friday and the Wizards at home on Sunday.

Sport Super Rugby call not yet made: ARU
Author: 0 Super Rugby call not yet made: ARU

However, chief executive Ross Xenos said that while the uncertainty is far from ideal, he just wants SANZAAR and the Australian Rugby Union to end up with the right decision and not a rushed one. It's believed SANZAAR will only proceed with the planned competition changes if South Africa agrees to cut two of their six teams. "If Australia called their (SANZAAR's) bluff, so let's say South Africa and New Zealand go off and play in your own tournament, let's see how quickly they get exhausted ...

Author: 0 Wenger might sign Arsenal contract for only one more year - Pires

Enter Alexis Sanchez. The £31.7 million Arsenal paid for the former Barcelona player was deemed a steal by many, but it was still a significant amount for the London side to spend. "They just got by against Southampton last weekend and do not have much depth beyond their first XI". He is one of the best players at Arsenal . We have to be positive because the team has the possibility of winning the FA Cup and hopefully finish in the top-four so we can play in the Champions League again.

Author: 0 'Even Bradman failed at end', says England boss Jones

I am like everyone else and I make mistakes. "This was a tough tournament because teams were at us because we were the favourites and I found it much tougher than a year ago". He wins the physical battles, he gets over the gainline, he keeps the ball moving, it's unbelievable to think he's only a kid because he feels like a stalwart.

Sport Wizards Beat Lakers 119-108 To Clinch Division Title
Author: 0 Wizards Beat Lakers 119-108 To Clinch Division Title

Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days' rest, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record and the Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.

Sport Recent success follows Brazil, Uruguay in World Cup qualifier
Author: 0 Recent success follows Brazil, Uruguay in World Cup qualifier

China-based midfielder Paulinho ( pic below ) scored a hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Uruguay 4-1 to move to the brink of the World Cup finals Thursday. Paulinho got his third and Brazil's fourth in injury time when he cheekily chested home a cross from Dani Alves. The home team will have to be strong on their defensive game too, and not allow much space and time to the Brazilian players, who can trouble Uruguay's defence.

Sport Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings
Author: 0 Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings

He said: "As for Neymar's personality, I think he's very similar to Ronaldo". Neymar, who finished third for the top gong in 2015, has been tipped to win the next Ballon d'Or as some of his peers see him surpassing the iconic duo but the 25-year-old is just focused on bettering himself.

Sport Inside The Matchup: 2017 NCAA Final Four
Author: 0 Inside The Matchup: 2017 NCAA Final Four

The Bovada sports book now has UNC 7/5 to win the 2017 NCAA Championship. That was the first of three games where the Gamecocks, who will face Gonzaga in the Final Four , showed their mettle. "We don't know what to expect", Calipari said Saturday . It's going to be hard to get over, but I know I got to. "We was in the game, we had a chance to win and we just didn't get the job done", Monk said.

Author: 0 North Korea could be in final preparations for nuclear test

As fears mount over North Korea's growing military prowess, the group will also recommend that Japan step up its capacity to intercept incoming missiles by considering new technology such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense - known as Thaad - or Aegis Ashore defense systems, according to the LDP member.

Author: 0 Linares beats Crolla again to keep WBA lightweight belt

Linares (42-3) keeps his WBA and The Ring lightweight titles, but only after a gutsy effort by Crolla (31-6-3). The pair have great respect for each other but Crolla believes being the underdog has him fired up more than ever to win his crown back.

Author: 0 Waugh finds elements of himself and Ponting in Kohli's captaincy

Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist has called Virat Kohli a great leader and said it is time for both the countries to put an end to the "cheatgate" controversy before it turns into infamous 2008 "monkeygate" episode. "Certainly, at this stage, the injury has an element of being aggravated in the field, while (in) batting there is no problem whatsoever of it getting aggravated", Kohli said.

Author: 0 Coutinho unconcerned by 'improved' Everton ahead of derby

The English worldwide had been playing very well for both club and country, but he appears to have picked up an injury that will see him miss a crucial month's worth of fixtures at the very least. "Anything can happen and I'm sure the players, with a game like this one, are going to go for it". "The rivalry is like any derby - it's intense".

Author: 0 Gamecocks Cruise to The Final Four

April 1 will settle a ton of bets in this year's March Madness as the Final Four meets up in the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) Men's Basketball Tournament. Wilson finished with 16 despite foul trouble and Allisha Gray acrobatically drove her way to 11 points for top-seeded SC (31-4). It was the third straight game the Gamecocks were trailing at the half and went on to win.

Sport Chelsea confident of keeping Eden Hazard despite Real Madrid interest
Author: 0 Chelsea confident of keeping Eden Hazard despite Real Madrid interest

Real Madrid have placed emphasis on securing the services of Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois over David de Gea ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports . " Chelsea know quite well how much has been paid in the market over the last few years, with (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Gareth) Bale and (Paul) Pogba - £100million is now the bar".

Author: 0 Hamilton Test: Williamson's ton puts Kiwis in command against Proteas

Fatigue has begun to take hold of South Africa after a mammoth fourth-day Test fielding session against the Black Caps and six months of near-constant cricket in all three formats of the game. Raval surpassed his previous Test best of 80 but fell 12 runs shy of a maiden global century after being caught behind off Morkel, ending a 190-run stand.

Author: 0 USA Hockey Strikes Deal With Women's National Team, Avoiding Boycott

In launching the boycott, members of the US women's team said they wanted better compensation from USA Hockey, which provides them with monthly stipends during a six-month Olympic training period, but does not pay them for the other three and a half years of each Olympic cycle.

Author: 0 Federer marches on but Wawrinka crashes out in Miami

Zverev played more aggressively after dropping the first set and the German prospect improved to 2-0 against Wawrinka. Kerber next meets 11th-seeded Venus Williams, who defeated seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 7-6 (4) in a matchup of former Miami Open champions.

Sport F1: Resurgent Ferrari finally takes fight to Mercedes
Author: 0 F1: Resurgent Ferrari finally takes fight to Mercedes

Hamilton finished nearly 10 seconds behind Vettel, with new Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, third. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany smiles as he holds up his winner's trophy following the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne , Australia, Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Author: 0 Hoffman and Kisner lead by three after 54 holes at Bay Hill

Hoffman carded six-under-par 66 to head an worldwide leaderboard after the second round at Bay Hill in Orlando, one stroke ahead of Argentine Emiliano Grillo and two in front of Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick. Tyrrell Hatton of England shot 71 to tie for fourth with McIlroy, while Valspar Championship victor Adam Hadwin closed with a 71 to finish three shots behind.

Author: 0 I don't see any reason why we can't win overseas: Kumble

He has brought back experienced players like Yuvraj Singh and Parthiv Patel after years of gap and at the same time, has identified the exact roles for Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey etc. Smith insisted that he was proud of the way his side competed throughout the series and avoided a 0-4 whitewash. The skipper slammed three centuries in the series, but time and again found himself in the middle of controversies.

Author: 0 Podcast: South Region Final lives up to hype

BPI gives Gonzaga an 88 percent chance to win in its semifinal matchup against SC. With it, the Tar Heels win the South Region and advance to their second-straight Final Four and will meet Oregon Saturday. This is also their very first time in the Final Four. Altman, in his seventh year, led the Ducks to last year's Elite Eight before falling to Oklahoma but came back to beat top-seeded Kansas in Kansas City, Missouri, to secure the program's first Final Four since that '39 title.

Sport NCAA tournament: Duke, Louisville bounced from tourney
Author: 0 NCAA tournament: Duke, Louisville bounced from tourney

Preseason No. 1 Duke, a 2 seed, was stunned by seventh-seeded SC, a game which the Gamecocks controlled for most of the contest. - Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski left the team for a month to have back surgery, handing the team over to assistant Jeff Capel, and near the end of his sabbatical deployed one of his oldest motivational tactics by briefly prohibiting his players from wearing Duke gear.

Author: 0 US women's hockey players threaten boycott over wages

The women say they will sit out the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship, which starts later this month in MI, unless they can make progress in negotiations with USA Hockey , the sport's governing body in the United States.

Sport Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russia
Author: 0 Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russia

After footballing minnows Papua New Guinea and Tahiti kicked off this year's Russian Federation 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, it was the turn of the big guns from South America to restart their campaigns. The Chileans complained about the penalty decision, but failed to take advantage of an unimaginative Argentine team that managed to get few opportunities to score at the Monumental de Nunez in Buenos Aires.

Sport Let my emotions slip, I apologise, says Steve Smith
Author: 0 Let my emotions slip, I apologise, says Steve Smith

Hopes were high among his legion of fans that he could play one of his special knocks to lead his country over the line. The draw in Ranchi stood out for Cheteshwar Pujara's dogged resistance and Pat Cummins' successful return to Test cricket but the bitterness returned when Glenn Maxwell mocked Kohli for an injury that would keep him out of the series decider.

Author: 0 Several women's players spurn USA Hockey invites

In launching the boycott, members of the US women's team said they wanted better compensation from USA Hockey, which provides them with monthly stipends during a six-month Olympic training period, but does not pay them for the other three and a half years of each Olympic cycle.

Author: 0 Tony Cottee makes rallying cry to Everton's Romelu Lukaku

The 21-year-old has been tracked by Toffees scouts following two successful seasons, netting 32 goals in Major League Soccer under former Blues midfielder Adrian Heath. Lukaku and Larin are similar physical monsters, faster than you'd think, a little of both feet, a little in the air. Nonetheless, Everton will need to start their search for a replacement as soon as possible and now in reports from the Sun , a surprise name in the form of Cyle Larin has been touted as a target for the ...

Sport Kagawa urges Japan to show variety, patience against Thais
Author: 0 Kagawa urges Japan to show variety, patience against Thais

Japan vs Thailand LineupsStarting lineups for @theKFA vs Syria. "We see Japan as one of the best teams in the group and with the victory over the UAE in their away game, it's created a more hard task for Thailand in tomorrow's match ", he said.

Author: 0 Honduras live stream, lineup, TV channel, watch World Cup qualifier online

Bruce Arena's return as US coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying . "We managed to make our home game into a home game for our opponent", Arena said. When asked of the comparison, Pulisic made it clear he wasn't trying to remind people of anybody. And over-thinking, perhaps Klinsmann's biggest flaw, made way for a new approach that is simple and straightforward but has one great advantage - the players actually like ...

Author: 0 Smith lauds execution as Australia eye series triumph

Uncapped Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer flew in on Friday as cover for Kohli who has been rather subdued in the series, managing 46 runs in five innings. Whatever the result, India will retain their number one ranking at the end of a season which has seen them host a record 13 Test matches against four different visiting teams.

Author: 0 Reports claim Arsene Wenger to stay at Arsenal

It is not that, or the last result, that will decide whether I will go. "I know what I will do in my future, so you will soon know, very soon", he said . The 67-year-old would find it very hard to imagine his life without the day-today of being Arsenal football manager. West Bromwich: Craig Dawson's double piled more pressure on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the Gunners suffered a nightmare 1-3 defeat at West Brom here on Saturday.

Author: 0 Indian Wells masters: It's a handsome feeling, says Roger Federer

Federer lost his opening service game of the second and what proved to be final set, but the 35-year-old hit back to level at 2-2, and ultimately claimed the title after breaking Wawrinka at 5-6. Past year didn't win any titles. "The change is dramatic, and it feels great", Federer told ATP website. Roger Federer is showing that anything is possible at this age.

Author: 0 Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

The 15th-seeded Australian hit 14 aces, with his fastest serve clocking 141 miles per hour, and won 86 percent of his first serve points. Their last came in the third round of the Miami Masters in 2004, which was their first ever meeting. American 17th seed Jack Sock battled past Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 7-5. "I'm going to try to go out there and try to play free again".

Author: 0 Holland sack manager Danny Blind after defeat in Bulgaria

Dutch football can move forward from here. LVG's rival, Ronald Koeman , has also been linked with the job, although he is obviously under contract with Everton, but then again he was under contract with Southampton. "I have to reflect on whether I am capable of getting us out of this jam", he said. "It's an honour to be coach of the national team", Gullit told BeIn Sports .

Author: 0 US women's hockey players boycott worlds

In response, USA Hockey said they were "disappointed that players from the women's national team programme have said today they do not intend to participate". The women's team are attempting to secure fair wages and support equal to the men's programme. Neither USA Hockey nor the players would reveal details of the wages in dispute or how the men's team is compensated.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte reveals tactical tweak that sparked Chelsea win at Stoke

Grant says he was frustrated to have conceded such a sloppy free-kick from Willian but did feel he had gone on to play well, making vital saves to keep out Marcos Alonso and Pedro . "We wanted a competitive game - that's what it was". Mourinho, 54, was targeted with chants of "Judas" by a section of Chelsea supporters and he replied with a three-finger salute as a reminder of how many league titles he won at the club.

Sport Spring training Mets pitcher Matz has tender elbow
Author: 0 Spring training Mets pitcher Matz has tender elbow

During the visit, Brody Chernoff was asked a few questions by announcer Tom Hamilton, who wanted to know if the youngster's dad was working on any new deals. David Altchek's office. Having only seen Wheeler once in a game so far, Collins will board the team bus and make the trip south to Jupiter to watch Wheeler.

Author: 0 Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russian Federation

In a World Cup qualifying match tonight, Neymar scored a very cheeky goal to put Brazil up 3-1 against Uruguay. Colombia needed a late James Rodriguez goal to beat a resolute Bolivia 1-0 in Baranquilla. "This was very hard". Six other players also scored. While a couple of teams are virtually eliminated (thanks for coming, Venezuela and Bolivia) and Brazil is nearly certainly through to the tournament, the other seven teams are vying for 3-and-a-half slots with only five games to go.

Author: 0 FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

The ruling states the 29-year-old will be ineligible to suit up for Tuesday's (March 28) contest against Bolivia, as well as the three subsequent World Cup qualifying match ups in Argentina's future (Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela). NAN reports that Argentina are third in South American qualifying, with the top four teams advancing to next summer's finals in Russian Federation.

Sport Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal
Author: 0 Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

What's most exciting is the way Fox is playing when it matters most. There was the 2015 Wisconsin game when Calipari rode the Harrison Twins instead of empowering Devin "I Just Scored 70" Booker. "When I missed one of those free throws at the end, Malik was like, 'Man, you're scared to get 40.' I was like, 'Man, that's insane.' Just knowing that my teammates love when I have a performance like this is that much more exciting".

Sport Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract
Author: 0 Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract

Garafolo also noted that the deal was worth up to $6.75 million with player and team incentives. A sixth-round draft pick from Tennessee in 2013, Rivera had 38 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. His totals of 18 catches for 192 yards were the lowest of his career and he was even a healthy scratch in three games. After showing promise in 2014 with a 58-534-4 stat line, Rivera's production has significantly regressed in each year since then.

Sport 56% disapprove of Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare
Author: 0 56% disapprove of Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare

The poll found that 46 percent of voters say they will be less likely to vote for their Congressional representative if they vote to approve the GOP health insurance plan. The poll was conducted March 16-21 and included 1,056 voters. It's important to note that there may be changes in the bill since the poll was taken, and voters are not likely aware of numerous plan's details.

Sport Manchester United announces plans for next summer pre-season
Author: 0 Manchester United announces plans for next summer pre-season

United, who won the League Cup last month, moved up to fifth in the league - four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool and two games on hand - with a 3-1 league win at Middlesbrough on Sunday. The only way Chelsea would not win the EPL is if they go on a ridiculous losing streak which will not probably happen. However, he admitted after the game that he would take cup success over a place in the top four.

Author: 0 Manchester City charged by FA over player conduct in Liverpool game

One team would attack and then immediately were on the back foot. "The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days
as a manager". This was perhaps John Stones' finest display of the season. He's steadily improving and City have an increasingly secure feel about them. With Chelsea seemingly running away with the title, the objective for City and Liverpool is to finish in the top four and this result kept the teams in the last two Champions League qualifying places.

Sport Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers
Author: 0 Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

The result takes the pressure off Argentina, whose players have refused to speak to the media because of criticism they have endured over recent games. New coach Tite , the successor of the much-maligned Carlos Dunga , has galvanized the Seleção . And both are set to start tonight, with Firmino replacing the injured Gabriel Jesus after the Manchester City striker broke his foot last month.

Author: 0 British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

He was married with three children, and had been living with his family in an inner-city suburb of Birmingham, police say. Asked about where the 52-year-old had been radicalised, Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said: "Our investigation focuses on understanding his motivation, preparation and associates".

Author: 0 Gennady Golovkin slips by Jacobs

Golovkin likes that idea - though it wouldn't be a lucrative payday. The knockout streak of GGG came to an end in Madison Square Garden but that's done nothing to take away from his status as one of the most exciting boxers of his generation.

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