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Author: 0 S. Africa finish second in ICC Test rankings

At the end of the enthralling four-match series, which India won 2-1 following victory in the Dharamsala Test, Kohli had said that his views on friendship with the Australians have changed. He further went on to say to that the Mumbai batsman was "calmer, chilled out and doesn't get too emotional". "With Ajinkya, we get on well", Smith said of his Indian Premier League (IPL) team-mate.

Sport New York Knicks Third-Worst NBA Team of Entire 21st Century
Author: 0 New York Knicks Third-Worst NBA Team of Entire 21st Century

Anthony scored only nine points in 29 minutes against the Heat. "We have some tough back-to-backs that we lost, be we try to fight to the end and win every game". The Heat led 77-68 after three, then opened the fourth with an 11-2 run, featuring uncontested dunks by Whiteside, James Johnson and Tyler Johnson to open an 88-70 cushion.

Sport Former Penn State president Graham Spanier convicted of child endangerment
Author: 0 Former Penn State president Graham Spanier convicted of child endangerment

He said there was no evidence of a crime by Spanier. The charges against Spanier came from an accusation that he had been made aware of Sandusky's inappropriate actions and did not alert authorities. The Sandusky scandal led the university to fire Paterno and force out Spanier, triggered NCAA sanctions against the school and football program that were later reduced and shorted, and eventually caused the school to pay out more than $90 million to settle civil claims of abuse at Sandusky's ...

Sport Fuel tax increase passes Montana House
Author: 0 Fuel tax increase passes Montana House

Supporters said the bill would allow victims of domestic violence to better protect themselves, but critics cautioned that it could lead to an increase in violence. Besides the Montana State University project, they include $10 million for a new veterans' home in Butte, $5.4 million for a Great Falls College dental hygiene building addition and $5 million for a Montana State University-Billings technology building addition.

Sport Coaches: Carolina's Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff
Author: 0 Coaches: Carolina's Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and the Huskies advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th straight year with a 90-52 victory against OR on Monday night. The two first met in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals in 2006, where the Bulldogs upset North Carolina . "I guarantee you Roy Williams is scared to death right now wondering about that kid".

Author: 0 Jermain Defoe's England return a 'great story', says Gareth Southgate

Jermain Defoe has revealed that his girlfriend is helping him to become vegan in a bid to make England's World Cup squad and remain young in mind and body. The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United forward started alongside Jamie Vardy for the visit of Lithuania at Wembley in the World Cup qualifier.

Author: 0 Final Four: North Carolina has experience; the others, none

Higgins received numerous calls at his home and office despite having an unlisted number. But after winning the Most Outstanding Player of the South Regional over some of the biggest stars in the country on UNC and Kentucky , the future for Maye as a player looks bright.

Author: 0 Podolski captains Germany on farewell against England

Right performance, wrong result "I was pleased with the performance". The one bit we missed was the finish. "It is never nice to lose and I am not someone who is overly pleased in defeat but I have to be really pleased with the way my players have played individually and in terms of the tactical system", Southgate said.

Author: 0 Portugal airport honors Cristiano Ronaldo with ugly bust

The player said he was "happy and honoured" to have given his name to the airport. Dozens of guests and hundreds of fans were at the unveiling of the bust in Ronaldo's native Madeira Islands. "He is the best-known Portuguese person and admired on all continents by all generations", he said, adding that despite his fame, he never turned his back on the region or his country and always helped those who most needed it.

Author: 0 Players vying for a spot in the Sweet 16

He came into the week having won two straight events, and he was looking to become the first player since 2014 to win three in a row. The PGA Tour rookie out of Alabama played bogey-free in an occasional rain. That got Fitzpatrick into a playoff with Kevin Na, who had a 4-up lead until Chris Wood won the next six holes and seven out of the next eight. "I feel like it's just been really solid, nothing has really changed".

Author: 0 Miami Open: Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock in quarters, Kei Nishikori out

The American 13th seed is having a breakout year on the ATP Tour, though, and showcased his own stunning forehand, with some monster hitting giving him a 2-0 lead in the second set. The first match of the day played on Tuesday turned out to be a big scare for last year's runner-up, second seed Kei Nishikori. "Of course, this is a big, big tournament for me".

Sport Wenger says Arsenal future 'not sorted completely'
Author: 0 Wenger says Arsenal future 'not sorted completely'

Sanchez said recently, "I hope to remain in London and to finish my contract there". "I want to keep myself in a winning team and stay in the same city". "It's true that we have not extended his contract yet, I hope he will stay at the club". "You have to be cautious when they give interviews in their home country".

Author: 0 National Football League owners approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

And if you own a team, you should have the deep pockets to deliver. The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016, and in January the Chargers relocated from San Diego to LA. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf late Friday evening that expressed disappointment in the city's latest stadium finance proposals and sparked a strong jolt of momentum for the relocation .

Author: 0 Wozniacki beats second seed Pliskova to reach Miami final

She broke the Czech in the third set's opening game and won 82 percent of her first serve points to steamroll in the third set and reach the Miami final for the first time in her career. The Konta-Williams semifinal is scheduled for later Thursday. Up 6/5, Pliskova converted her second set point to win the first set. "It is tough when you lose that first set especially having set points, it hits you a little bit".

Sport Arsene Wenger presser pre Man City: Arsenal future, Alexis Sanchez & injuries
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger presser pre Man City: Arsenal future, Alexis Sanchez & injuries

Following the match Sanchez expressed his desire to stay in London and play for a team that has a winning mentality. "He has over a year on his contract so it's not something that's an immediate concern for Arsenal football club". The Gunners welcome Manchester City to the Emirates this weekend, where a win is surely needed to stand any chance of clawing back a spot in the top-four.

Sport Bears Player Calls Hernandez 'My Guy' At Double-Murder Trial
Author: 0 Bears Player Calls Hernandez 'My Guy' At Double-Murder Trial

Hernandez is on trial for killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in July 2012. "No", Hernandez-Jenkins testified. But London said at one point when he greeted Hernandez, he called him "A f-ing Fed snitch", and told him to get away from him.

Sport Ferrari's Back in The Fight
Author: 0 Ferrari's Back in The Fight

But Hamilton's Mercedes team believe they have what it takes to come back stronger from this setback to start the year. "Finally we can have an actual race". But I think as a general summary we just weren't quick enough. It certainly looks like it after a stunning victory by Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari.

Sport Pakistan beat Windies by three runs in second T20
Author: 0 Pakistan beat Windies by three runs in second T20

Pakistan clung on to a three-run win in a dramatic last over, Hasan Ali responding after being hit for consecutive boundaries with a show of excellent death bowling to preserve victory. Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad were laying a foundation until Brathwaite gave himself the ball and took out Azam at 41-2. Pakistan dropped all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for batsman Fakhar Zaman.

Author: 0 Dragic, Heat roll to 105-88 victory over Knicks

Carmelo Anthony was limited to nine points, marking the third time this season he was held under 10 points. "I don't know my role to be honest", Anthony, who scored nine points in 29 minutes, said. "Even tonight, even though we won't be playing in the playoffs and really have nothing to play for right now, it's still hard". "We didn't expect this, " Porzingis said.

Author: 0 Arsenal boss must ponder Sanchez decision

On his own status Wenger was reluctant to be drawn into comments but he did express his confidence that Sanchez, a target for a host of Europe's top clubs, would stay. Although seemingly, and suddenly, fit again, Sanchez could still start Sunday's game against Manchester City on the bench. The Portuguese tactician has already worked with Ozil at Real Madrid and is planning a reunion at the Old Trafford.

Sport My comment was blown out of proportion: Indian skipper Virat Kohli
Author: 0 My comment was blown out of proportion: Indian skipper Virat Kohli

Despite his struggles with the bat in the series, Kohli has remained in the eye of a raging storm since criticising counterpart Steve Smith, who acknowledged he had a "brain fade" in the second Test. "I have been pretty intense throughout this series". ".I am deeply apologetic to the country which has bought me so much joy, and its inspirational leader in Virat Kohli , to whom I mean no ill-intention & respect highly as a professional", he concluded.

Author: 0 India thrash Australia to clinch Test series

Australia never appeared a genuine winning chance, their only cause for optimism coming when Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara fell in the same over with 60 still needed. Rahul said that after the Pune Test, he curbed some of his natural instincts to go for expansive shots. Smith's tone was more conciliatory as the Australia skipper apologised for his outburst after his team's eight-wicket defeat at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli Says My 'No Longer Friends' Comment Blown Out Of Proportion

It became increasingly inevitable as the game wore on and a Rahul-Rahane pairing saw India across the finish line, with the former scoring his 6th 50 of the series. Asked about their contrasting styles while leading the side, Rahane said, "I am calm and cool, and that brings the best out of me, while Virat is aggressive and that brings the best out of him".

Sport Scotland vs Slovenia - Can the Scots pull it off?
Author: 0 Scotland vs Slovenia - Can the Scots pull it off?

However, McGhee is adamant that his former Aberdeen team mate, whose side drew 1-1 with Canada in an global friendly at Easter Road on Wednesday night, is only focused on getting a positive result. Scotland's Steven Naismith and Lee Wallace celebrate after scoring an equaliser against Canada. But the manager insists there is reason to be optimistic after reflecting on the performance against the Auld Enemy back in November.

Author: 0 Kohli to play decisive test only if 100 per cent fit

It's an impact injury. We probably did a couple of things wrong in Bangalore where we could have. had a 2-nil lead. At this stage, nothing definite can be said about his participation in the fourth Test. These things are bound to happen. "It is obviously different from how you play at 100% fitness. I thought he did a pretty good job last week when he was out on the field in Virat's absence, so, I'm confident he'll be able to do a good job for them", Smith told reporters on Friday.

Author: 0 United States women and USA Hockey reach tentative four-year deal

Women's National Team and USA Hockey on reaching an agreement that will allow the world championship tournament to be a best-on-best showcase", Davidson said. NCAA Division III, Under-16 girls and adult-league players were sought out after numerous nation's elite players turned down USA Hockey in solidarity to boycotting players.

Sport McIlroy suffers Match Play exit
Author: 0 McIlroy suffers Match Play exit

No bogeys. Webb played well, too. "When you get up real early, you just want to keep the momentum on your side", said Johnson. I wanted to see how a top player would play and I was just looking forward the whole day. He was No. 1 in the world for almost a year until Dustin Johnson overtook him a month ago. The American faces Jimmy Walker, who like Kaymer has one win, on Friday.

Sport Wolff vows to 'come back stronger'
Author: 0 Wolff vows to 'come back stronger'

After three years of Mercedes holding all the aces in F1, significant regulation changes appear to have opened the door for a more competitive campaign and it was Ferrari's Vettel who claimed victory in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. Ferrari last won in Australia with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007. Max Verstappen was fifth in the Red Bull. The team has been working so hard at the track as much as back at the factory.

Author: 0 Zidane welcomes Champions League reunion with Ancelotti's Bayern

Diego Simeone's Atletico have reached the Champions League final in two of the last three seasons, losing to city rivals Real on both occasions, past year on penalties. I don't think they're afraid of us. "I don't know if it wins us the league because there are many games to go, but they are three very important points for us", Zidane added on the importance of a win at San Mames.

Sport Hawks win second straight in win on the road against Philadelphia
Author: 0 Hawks win second straight in win on the road against Philadelphia

The MRI was ordered and performed Wednesday. Jose Calderon received the backup point guard minutes with Malcolm Delaney firmly stapled to the bench but was mostly ineffective in his ten minutes of play. "We need these games going into the playoffs". It was tough, coming from the losing seasons like they have. They play the right way. Instead, the worst possible scenarios kept unfolding for Brown and the 76ers and still they remained respectable, competitive and worth watching.

Author: 0 Kohli disappointed with quality of balls

Skipper Steven Smith said he was nervous throughout the last day but proud of his team. India must win the final match to claim the silverware and Smith believes the fact Australia was able to withstand every onslaught from India's bowlers on the final day in Ranchi gives them a slight edge over Kohli's side.

Author: 0 Kohli moves to clarify 'friendship' comments

The hosts duly knocked off the remaining runs as KL Rahul finished unbeaten on 51 in an unbroken stand with Ajinkya Rahane, after Australia had taken two wickets in the seventh over of the day. It got a little more interesting after Maxwell's direct hit saw Cheteshwar Pujara run out for a duck as India slumped to 46-2. We got so close but yet so far I suppose.

Author: 0 'Splash Brothers' help Warriors pull off improbable win over Spurs

Now San Antonio is three and a half games behind the Warriors in the West and the chances of catching Golden State are pretty slim. The Spurs are going to be looking to put forth one more push for the one seed in the Western Conference, now 2.5 games behind the Warriors.

Sport Brazil close in on World Cup berth post Paraguay drubbing
Author: 0 Brazil close in on World Cup berth post Paraguay drubbing

Maybe Brazil are not yet mathematically over the line, but Tite's team are already preparing for next World Cup. That was the first meeting since Paraguay knocked Brazil out of the 2015 Copa America on penalties. "There were many fouls on me", Neymar said of the Paraguayan defense . As you saw in the stadium , there was a lot of positive energy. Under Tite, Brazil have won eight straight matches to secure 24 more points, taking their total to 33.

Author: 0 Arsenal boss dismisses claims Sanchez fancies Chelsea move

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal will be without the services of Petr Cech and Lucas Perez for Sunday's clash against Manchester City. Wenger also rejected suggestions that the uncertainty surrounding his future was the reason for recent results.

Author: 0 Brazil Is First To Qualify On 2018 World Cup Finals in Russian Federation

Brazil defeated Paraguay 3-0 to confirm their place in the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup. Uruguay and Argentina still have to face each other which means it is impossible for both to overtake Brazil . It is Brazil's eighth straight win under coach Tite. "The way we are playing is being watched all over the world", he said. With the result, Brazil kept its streak as the only nation that has taken part in each of the 21 World Cups.

Author: 0 Virat Kohli says friendship comment was 'blown out of proportion'

Allegations and counter-allegations have flown thick and fast in the recently concluded India-Australia series. They made life uncomfortable for Kohli in the middle, and for a rare time in Test matches he was unable to adequately respond, unsure whether to attack, as he tried in the first innings in Pune and Ranchi, or defend, as in Bengaluru.

Author: 0 Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic

One of the assists came to former Magic Oladipo, whose 3-pointer with 3:39 to play in OT put the Thunder in front to stay, 107-105. The Heat matched the 2013-14 Knicks for the most wins when being at least 19 games under.500 at any point. A bunch of missed free throws certainly did not help, as well as a suddenly stagnant offense that relied on isolations rather than the strong ball movement they had earlier in the game.

Author: 0 Blind fired as head coach of Netherlands

LVG, who has been out-of-work since leaving Man Utd in May, has previously managed Holland on two occasions: 2000-2002 and most recently in 2012-2014. Only the top team from each group qualifies automatically. With only two teams qualifying to the World Cup, Bulgaria can't settle for a point even though they play against the Netherlands .

Sport United States of America mauls Honduras in must-win World Cup qualifier
Author: 0 United States of America mauls Honduras in must-win World Cup qualifier

Friday night's win was the largest margin of victory against Honduras ever. John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez remained in the centre of the back line, where they started in November's 4-0 defeat at Costa Rica, which caused the U.S. Galaxy, but who was never in Klinsmann's plans. Clint Dempsey scored a hat trick. At the rate he's going, Pulisic will be wearing the U.S. No. 10 jersey for a very long time .

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger: Alexis to Chelsea?

My commitment will be exactly the same all the time. "It does not influence my attitude", Wenger added. "I'm very clear in my mind". Cape Town - Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez insists he remains committed to the club, but warned that things could change if their trophy drought continues.

Sport CHN Player of the Year: Zach Aston-Reese
Author: 0 CHN Player of the Year: Zach Aston-Reese

Denver Captain Will Butcher has been named to this year's Hobey Hat Trick! The finalists were selected by a 27-member selection committee and an additional round of online fan balloting. Vecchione and Aston-Reese finished tied with New Hampshire's Tyler Kelleher for the lead in the national scoring race with 63 points each. Butcher was the NCHC Player of the Year and was second in the nation among defensemen with 36 points.

Author: 0 Redskins LB Mason Foster tweets about Raiders move to Las Vegas

Luckily for the Raiders fan in and around Oakland, they will have a couple more years to watch their team play at the Coliseum. Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr released a statement saying, "As I sit here and see a vote that takes the Raiders to Las Vegas, I am overwhelmed with emotion".

Author: 0 USA Hockey Reaches Wage Agreement With Women's National Team to Avoid Boycott

Coupled with a payment of up to $37,000 per player - including funds from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) - player earnings could top six figures if the team captures a gold medal in the Olympics. US hockey and members of the women's national team had been meeting in Philadelphia over the course of these last two weeks. "It's going to be instrumental in changing the growth for women's hockey in America".

Author: 0 Dempsey hat-trick in big US WCQ soccer win

After being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in late August and undergoing two procedures to correct last fall, there were points during the last six months where Clint Dempsey thought he might never play soccer again. And Bruce Arena led his team to a decisive victory in a must-win game. Bradley added to the lead with a spectacular strike in the 27th minute. Pulisic's delightful chipped pass found Dempsey, who held off a defender before rifling into the top corner.

Author: 0 Clippers beat Wizards 133-124 in high-scoring shootout

Jamal Crawford scored 14 points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Wizards on Wednesday. They built another double-digit lead and this time did not give it all away. The Clippers can't finish games strong, let alone the season. For the third time this season, and second time this month, they hit their high-water mark for a game with 133 points.

Author: 0 Basket - Curry sparks Warriors, triple-king Westbrook sets NBA record

When Kevin Durant returns, which could happen as soon as next week, the Warriors will be an appreciably better team than they were when he left. It didn't start pretty, but the Warriors' 110-98 triumph in San Antonio was perhaps the team's most satisfying victory of the season.