Author: 0 Steve Smith offers beer to Ajinkya Rahane and Indian team

A press release by BCCI revealed that each player in the squad would receive Rs. 50 Lakhs, head coach Anil Kumble Rs. 25 Lakhs, and each member of the support staff Rs. No one else got more than one. The Australian's Peter Lalor wrote: "If there were any doubts about the poor spirit between the Indian and Australian sides it was confirmed after the series when the home side shunned a suggestion the two sides drink together".

Author: 0 Liverpool: Key men to sit out derby

There have been a league-high 21 red cards in this fixture in the Premier League , with seven of the last eight shown to an Everton player. The global break has taken its toll on both teams, news that will once again spark the usual club v country debate.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association roundup: Bulls sweep struggling Cavaliers

They now sit half a game back from the Boston Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference. They trailed the Celtics by a half game before action March 31. Tristan Thompson had just his fourth double-figure rebounding game of the month in finishing with seven points and 11 boards, while Channing Frye added 12 points off the bench.

Author: 0 Koeman should give these 3 Everton players a chance against Liverpool

Liverpool have won five of the 12 games including the reverse fixture at Goodison Park, highlighting their recent superiority in the derby. Lallana is expected to be out for a month, having suffered the injury during the closing stages of England's 2-0 victory over Lithuania at Wembley last Sunday.

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament 2017: Three reasons No. 3 OR upset No. 1 Kansas

She was just 3 of 14 from the field. That it happened with the Jayhawks down 16 in front of the most partisan neutral-site crowd imaginable? Yeah, we should have seen this coming. Asked what the postgame message from Self was, Lucas shrugged. He was at West Virginia, and I was at Creighton, and we got beat by one point in a last-second shot (in 2005).

Author: 0 PGA Tournament Picks and Predictions: Shell Houston Open 3/29/17

For most others, though, it's a moving target that borders on whack-a-mole as scheduling decisions vacillate from one year to the next. And the 23-year old Spieth, and after his disappointment of a year ago, knows he has the arsenal to deal with "DJ", who will be striving to win four events in succession.

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Author: 0 Liverpool draw one of my happiest days: Guardiola

The City manager noted Liverpool had more time to ready themselves for the match due to their lack of European commitments, but he criticised his side's lack of clinical finishing despite his overall pleasure at the performance. And after watching his side play out a thrilling draw with top four-rivals Liverpool on Sunday, Guardiola stated that there would be many changes ahead of next season, that's despite also claiming he was "happy" with the players now at his disposal.

Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: How to watch Kentucky vs

Svoboda thinking the instate match-up would be a fun one, he says when it became official he was thrilled. "They have 30-some wins, and you look at the numbers across the board, I mean, every coach studies the analytics". According to College Basketball Reference, Kentucky and Wichita State have met only once before, with Kentucky possessing the lone victory. United Kingdom jumped out to its largest lead of the game, holding an 18-point edge over the Norse at 44-26.

Author: 0 Rory McIlroy out despite walkover win

On an extremely windy afternoon at Austin Country Club with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph), Johnson coped manfully with the elements to beat German Martin Kaymer 3&2. Hatton narrowly missed his birdie chance on the first extra hole. And it's been really hard to play golf lately this year. Another win-to-advance showdown matches up Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm.

Author: 0 Team USA Rallies To Beat Venezuela At WBC

Japan and the Netherlands have already booked their final four trip to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for the March 20-22 finals. A 424-foot two-run homer by designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton to left field off veteran right-hander Ervin Santana in the fourth inning gave the US the go-ahead runs in a 6-3 victory.

Author: 0 Oakland stadium director: No desire to host Raiders in 2019

Davis really started looking for a new place to play when Alameda County raised the rent on the stadium where the Raiders now play. Green's feelings are likely echoed by many in Oakland, which will make things awkward for the Raiders for the next two years.

Author: 0 We were bit short in first innings, says Australia skipper Smith

Speaking after the match, India captain Virat Kohli said the hosts had given it their all and the series was now set for a riveting finale, with Test cricket's two top-ranked teams due to resume battle in Dharamsala next Saturday. "Really exciting. Group's looking forward to it". "But I think generally bowlers found it hard to make things happen from the centre of the wicket".

Author: 0 How to watch Roger Federer vs. Nick Kyrgios

Zverev, who turns 20 next month, downed Wawrinka 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, and showed no ill effects by playing just 24 hours after winning a three-setter over John Isner that went entirely to tiebreakers. Bautista Agut took to the court having never beaten Federer in their five previous meetings, never having broken the 18-time Grand Slam victor and never having got to five games against the Australian Open champion.

Sport Harry Kane looks on as England prepare for Lithuania clash
Author: 0 Harry Kane looks on as England prepare for Lithuania clash

Joe Hart will captain England against Lithuania. "It's an ambition of mine, I'd love to be able to do that one day", he told a news conference. He said: "Joe is our most-capped worldwide and showed maturity since last summer's [Euro 2016] disappointment".

Author: 0 Kentucky, Wichita State meet again for Sweet 16 spot

Wichita State and Kentucky are no strangers to winning. "Wichita State is tough physically". A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Kentucky the breathing room it needed, as the Wildcats defeated the Norse 79-70 Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant making good progress after injury

On Wednesday, the Warriors notched their most impressive win of the season, over the rival Spurs in San Antonio after being down 22 points in the first quarter. The Dubs went up 62-57 three minutes into the half on a Curry three that prompted a timeout from Gregg Popovich . "This is a good learning experience.

Author: 0 Messi on Argentina ban: 'My sayings were never addressed to the assistant'

Messi, 29, scored the only goal of the game against Chile in Monumental, but protested a decision by the assistant referee a bit too strongly leading to his ban mere hours before the Bolivia clash. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez also said the ban handed down to his teammate Messi is unfair. National team secretary Jorge Miadosqui said: " We are surprised by the decision that has been taken ".

Author: 0 South Carolina, Gonzaga on defensive

The four-time defending national champion Huskies, in their 10th consecutive Final Four , play Mississippi State in the nightcap Friday. The Tar Heels were the national leader on the offensive glass during the regular season, snatching 15.74 per game, almost a full rebound more than the next-closest team.

Author: 0 Roger Federer lands fifth Indian Wells title

He had earlier won this title consecutively three times between 2004 and 2006 and in 2012. In sublime form these days, Federer books Indian Wells title clash with fellow countryman Wawrinka Roger Federer's resurgence has already out-stripped his expectations, but the Swiss great says relishing the game is more important now than chasing a ranking.

Author: 0 Federer and Nadal advance, Wawrinka ousted at Miami Open

Nadal is not exactly known as a disciple of Pete Sampras, or perhaps we should speak of Goran Ivanisevic, given his left-handedness, but over the past four sets he has landed 70 first serves and lost only four of those points. "I really love to play on this surface", he said. However, Nadal rescued the game and went on to dominate the remainder of the match to ease to a 6-2 6-3 victory which secured the 14-time Grand Slam victor a place in the last four of the draw.

Author: 0 Trump's Continued Assault On Conservative Legislators Sparks Social Media Backlash

Labrador, meanwhile, tweeted late Thursday that the Freedom Caucus "stood with you when others ran". When asked by a reporter if Trump's approach was constructive, Rep. After threatening backlash for members of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus in the morning, he prodded specific members of the group to get behind his agenda more than eight hours later.

Author: 0 England return was emotional occasion for Jermain Defoe

Defoe was part of the England squad which underperformed at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, although he did hit the victor in the game against Slovenia. "It's hard to put into words really", Defoe told ITV when asked about the experience. Rashford immediately put Lithuania on notice by dribbling past two men into the box and Leicester forward Vardy required just six minutes to put his name on the scoresheet.

Author: 0 Record: 7 series wins for Virat Kohli

Rahul scored 51 off 76 balls while Rahane ended on 38 not out off 43 balls. "Here I took a few knocks on the body". With a target of 106 to chase, Rahane and Rahul took India home after Murali Vijay and Rahul added 46 for the first wicket.

Author: 0 Spieth has Masters belief

It finally happened for Swafford in January at the CareerBuilder Challenge in the California desert. Johnson reached No. 1 in the world with a five-shot victory at Riviera, where he probably would have shattered the oldest 72-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour if he had known or cared what it was, rather than playing it safe and coasting home over the back nine.

Author: 0 Two dead, tens of thousands stranded by Australia floods

Driving rain fell most heavily yesterday in hinterland and coastal areas either side of the state capital, Brisbane. Meanwhile, police don't believe that a man who collapsed and died at his Murwillumbah home in northern NSW had entered flood waters.

Author: 0 West Ham 2-3 Leicester

However, Vardy will still pose a considerable threat to West Ham if not dealt with correctly. Premier League - Follow the Football match between West Ham United and Leicester City live with Eurosport. Leicester suffered a 4-2 defeat when they faced Barcelona in a pre-season friendly in Stockholm last August but Morgan is keen to test himself against the some of the giants of the European game in a competitive setting.

Author: 0 Podolski hits Germany victor against England to sign off in style

An encouraging high-energy performance from Gareth Southgate's new-look side suggested there may be no room for Rooney in future, despite his insistence that he wants to add to his 119 caps by fighting for a place in the 2018 World Cup squad for Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Netherlands sacks manager Danny Blind

Even crazier, de Ligt started as a riskier position - center back - and the move proved to a disaster. The 2-0 defeat - their second in qualifying in just five games - saw them leapfrogged by their opponents and leaves them well adrift of Group A leaders France and Sweden.

Author: 0 Corona Del Sol alum returns home for Final Four

Now, a couple weeks into March Madness, the SC guard is a household name for many college basketball fans and is in good shape to take home the coveted tournament MVP Award. When Benson's family found out that he would be playing in the Final Four, their reactions were overwhelming. Tip is scheduled for 5:09 CT and is being aired on CBS.

Author: 0 Can the Gamecocks win the national championship?

Also, UNC's Joel Berry has been hobbled by a couple sore ankles recently, so he may not be at full speed. "But they have passed a bill now and it'll be a great opportunity for our board to sit and debate and discuss it". This was the first time this season that UConn was losing in the fourth quarter. They unleashed a 65-point second half against Duke. So far, the data has held up during the NCAA Tournament as Gonzaga has made its way to the Final Four .

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Author: 0 March Madness: It's Down To The Final Fours03:37

RECORD HAUL: UNC, the South Region's No. 1 seed, earned a record 20th Final Four berth on Luke Maye's last-second shot to beat Kentucky 75-73 in Memphis, Tennessee. Nonetheless, Coates' absence has been odd, taking away a major presence from the team, on the court and off. They looked like a championship-caliber team from the start of the season, and they backed it up, losing just once.

Author: 0 Final Four preview: South Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon playing on a new stage

Experience matters in the Final Four and every sort of stat, though without a large sample size, supports this. In fact, it changed the way SC played the game and changed the way the Cardinal attacked the basket. Chamberlain was held to just 23 points on 6-of-13 shooting, a modest performance given his ridiculous numbers for the season. Player of the half III: Marta Sniezek.

Author: 0 Beat the bookies with Aldo - Liverpool v Everton

There will be a number of big name players from both sides missing for the Merseyside derby following the global break. I was not happy - I could not be less relaxed about this but it is not about blaming Gareth Southgate. There have been a league-high 21 red cards in this fixture in the Premier League, with seven of the last eight shown to an Everton player. Ramiro Funes Mori also picked up a serious injury playing for Argentina so his season appears to be over while James McCarthy, ...

Author: 0 Oscar Robertson Hopes Westbrook Breaks Triple-Double Record

The Knicks' lead was four after one quarter, four at halftime and two after the third quarter. The 28-year old needs two more in seven games to tie the record with Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a season, a milestone which was set in the 1961-1962 season.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo gets airport named after him in Madeira
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo gets airport named after him in Madeira

Madeira has renamed itself "Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo " after the Portugal attacker enjoyed the best year of his professional career in 2016 that culminated in winning the European Championships in Paris. The footballer, who has a record 138 national team appearances, seemed to laugh off any embarrassment over the statue, laughing and joking with guests at the ceremony.

Author: 0 Arsène Wenger will shortly announce decision regarding his Arsenal future

Alexis Sanchez equalised for the Gunners but a fourth loss in five league games left Wenger's record of reaching the Champions League in every season of his reign in peril. "I made a decision to take him off and his ankle doesn't look good", Wenger said. The defence was all at sea as West Brom defender Craig Dawson scored nearly the same goal from two corners.

Author: 0 USA Hockey settles with players ahead of tournament

US women's national hockey team captain Meghan Duggan , seen playing in the 2014 Olympics, says her teammates have won a better pay deal, averting a boycott of the world championships . An emergency USA Hockey board of directors meeting was held Monday to discuss the matter, but neither side commented on negotiations that evening.

Sport Wenger's future 'not sorted completely'
Author: 0 Wenger's future 'not sorted completely'

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London , England. We are not in contact at the moment, or in negotiation, with players". "The Arsenal name is bigger than my name and coming to Arsenal is more important - you don't come to Arsene Wenger, you come to Arsenal ".

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Author: 0 Dustin Johnson wins the WGC World Matchplay

But things could have been different except for about a foot's worth of putts over the match's 16 holes. "Unfortunately for me, today was the worst day I've played golf all week". "For that to happen is just unfortunate". "And I'm really proud of myself". The Spaniard picked up another hole on the par-4 10th, on which Johnson three-putted for another bogey.

Author: 0 Roger Federer wins Indian Wells Masters after spectacular showdown

He might want to think bigger now. Federer now joins Djokovic as a five-time victor at the event and becomes the oldest champion in the tournament's history, surpassing Jimmy Connors who was 31 when he triumphed in 1984. Two months after his age-defying 18th grand slam win in Australia, Roger Federer has done it again. I played well all week and I couldn't be more happy.

Author: 0 Southgate not complacent over World Cup qualification

Defoe sidefooted home from close range to put England in front in the first half with substitute Jamie Vardy adding a second after the break following a good passing move involving Adam Lallana . It's the problem England face between now and next summer, when, barring a catastrophe of epic proportions, they'll go to the World Cup in Russian Federation having topped their group.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson first to qualify Friday to Dell round of 16

Woodland conceded his second round group game with McIlroy for personal reasons, handing the Northern Irishman a victory a day after his shock defeat to Soren Kjeldsen . Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Austin, Texas .

Author: 0 Jason Day's Status For 2017 Masters Is Undecided Due To Mother's Health

Of the 10 Australians who will tee off at the Golf Club of Houston on Thursday only 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott guaranteed to be at Augusta, though each of the other nine have been previous Masters contestants. He just got over that hurdle. "I'm not trying to say I told you so, but I definitely called this and I've been quoted for doing so." "Everybody says, 'You should have already won a major; you should have already won this, '" Swafford said.

Sport José Mourinho Lashes Out at Friendlies After Double Manchester United Injury
Author: 0 José Mourinho Lashes Out at Friendlies After Double Manchester United Injury

Schweinsteiger failed to live up to the hype after arriving at United in 2015, but the World Cup victor had precious little chance to turn things around once frozen out by Mourinho the following summer. But Schweinsteiger made only four appearances for United this season - none in the Premier League. France worldwide Griezmann has previously spoken about concerns over English weather but Mourinho insists that he will only target those with a strong desire to play for United and suggested ...

Sport Manchester United v West Brom preview
Author: 0 Manchester United v West Brom preview

But Leeds may be helpless in the summer as West Brom are still interested in Taylor and plan to make another move for him when his contract expires in the summer. "We can not be here crying or speaking about the players who are not available to play", said Mourinho. "If the first thing you think is where are you going to live, well, think Los Angeles", he said.

Author: 0 R Ashwin will miss 10th IPL

Also, India's fast bowler Umesh Yadav and spinner Ravindra Jadeja have been advised by the Indian Board to skip the initial phase of the tournament beginning from April 5. The Gujarat Lions all-rounder had a heavy workload in the 2016/17 Test season, bowling over 4000 deliveries and picking up 71 wickets. India also beat Bangladesh in a one-off test before a 2-1 victory in a hard-fought four-test series against Australia.

Sport William Gallas: 'Chelsea the top team in London'
Author: 0 William Gallas: 'Chelsea the top team in London'

City, who are third in the table, travel to sixth-placed Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a vital game between sides chasing a top-four finish. "I believe the priority in life is to focus on what is important", said the Frenchman in his pre-match press conference. In reality, neither team goes into Sunday's game with a realistic hope of catching leaders Chelsea, but instead are focusing on keeping their own faltering seasons on track.

Author: 0 Manchester United announces preseason tour in US

The Foxes fairytale continues as they join Barcelona in the Champions League last eight, seeing off Sevilla to line up a quarterfinal clash with Atletico Madrid. Neymar scored a brace in an emphatic display and the Brazilian icon admits the Barcelona squad are still in disbelief at the turnaround. "Even today we keep on wondering what happened there because that night was a historical, wonderful night".

Sport Sapakoff: Silver lining is a golden national title opportunity for the Gamecocks
Author: 0 Sapakoff: Silver lining is a golden national title opportunity for the Gamecocks

When it was over, the combination of superior talent and creative resiliency put SC within a victory of the first major basketball national championship in the history of the school and the state. And it's not like Wilson didn't make a difference with her offense. "At first, I didn't know it went in". "It's not like we've been gone too long, though".

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