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Venus stunned by Collins

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She will face French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko , who won a tight straight sets victory over Elina Svitolina. "I don't have any news to share with you right now", she said. Her hitting, especially from the back of the court, was of the highest order and when she broke again, this time thanks to a brilliant lob, the first set was sealed. Read More »

ICC to review penalty for ball-tampering offences

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However, Cricket Australia went on to hand bigger punishments when they announced year-long bans for Smith and Warner. "We must protect that spirit". "If we do the review well, if we come out defining more clearly what is acceptable and what is not, it will make their job considerably easier, and they will be able to be more consistent going forward". Read More »

Holland signs with Cardinals for $14 million

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His addition would be a major boost to an unsettled Cardinals bullpen lacking a proven closer in the wake of several injuries. As of Thursday morning, Holland, a McDowell High hall-of-famer, was en route to NY to join the team as the Cards opened the 2018 campaign at Citi Field against the Mets, pending his passing a physical. Read More »

Australia bowler Starc to miss Indian Premier League

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Cricket Australia confirmed Starc will return to Australia after the series in order to undergo further assessment on his injury. In the last few days, Australia was rocked by the ball-tampering scandal, with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft getting banned. Read More »

Kevin Durant ejected in first game back from injury

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Durant, who finished with 10 points on 4/10 shooting in just 17 minutes, has now picked up 14 technical fouls this season and has been ejected a record five times. "Oh yeah, I was excited about the game", Antetokounmpo said. That's why I'm more so upset about; that I didn't finish the game I wanted to play after being out a couple of weeks. Read More »

Wrestler Sushil Kumar's name omitted from CWG 2018 entry list

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There was a controversy when three rivals gave a walkover, and they got the gold medal. The 34-year-old is supposed to compete in the 74 kg freestyle category. Even Sushil Kumar's followers were unhappy as his name was missing from the list of Indian players. Police are warning that interfering with, or taking items from, temporary structures set up for the Games is a criminal offence and those caught will be prosecuted. Read More »

Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia's head coach

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Steve Smith was visibly distraught and supported by his father, Peter, who had his hand on his shoulder throughout. "I'm sorry and I'm absolutely devastated", he said. CA's response wasn't enough to save an estimated Aus$20 million (US$15 million) partnership with naming rights sponsor Magellan which tore up its three-year contract Thursday after barely seven months. Read More »

Predicted Red line-up for Premier League clash at Crystal Palace

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Club football suits him much better than global football, and now that Palace are through a rough patch of games they can look forward to a relatively favourable schedule for the remainder of the season. It would be a big boost to Liverpool if the 25-year-old was to be ruled out of this one. Jeffrey Schlupp , Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon are confirmed absentees. Read More »

Cricket scandal: David Warner to front media tomorrow, Lehmann resigns as coach

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He conceded that he should take some blame for the aggressive culture that has developed in the Australian team during his time as coach. "My family and I have copped a lot of abuse over the last week and it's taken its toll". "If any good can come of this, it can be a lesson to others, and I hope can be a cause for change", he added. Warner, who Cricket Australia said was responsible for the "development" of the cheating plans, tweeted that his actions were a "stain on the game we all ... Read More »

Du Plessis had ball-tampering suspicions prior to Cape Town

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While his counterpart Smith, five years his junior, was succumbing to the pressure and all the feelings of being wronged that Australia seemed to focus on, and gave his ear to the poisonous ideas of David Warner, Du Plessis has managed to keep his team largely on the right side of the line and focused on the field of play. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'left Manchester United because of Champions League exit'

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That means Ibrahimovic could be taking a pay-cut of up to 95 per-cent to move to America, with commercial deals around his move to Galaxy likely to be boost his salary considerably. However, United's £90 million purchase of Romelu Lukaku earlier in the summer pushed Ibrahimovic to the sidelines, and their elimination this month from the Champions League - which Ibrahimovic never won - allowed the Galaxy to secure him now, rather than during the summer transfer window. Read More »

Stephens into Miami Open final as Azarenka beaten

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After a strong end to the first set, it seemed that Azarenka was going to run away with the match as she broke early on for a 2-0 lead in set two. Stephens not only sent a miraculous backhand return deep into Azarenka's court, she then somehow turned the rally back in her favour and delivered a cross-court forehand victor for good measure. Read More »

Towns, Walker and LeBron lead night of scoring feats

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Well, Karl-Anthony Towns definitely had time. Towns also tallied 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves to record his league-leading 63rd double-double of the season, which is his new career-high for any season. They led 110-96 with 6:20 remaining before the Hawks scored eight unanswered points and turned the 14-point deficit into just 110-104 with 4:22 left. Read More »

NZ choose to bowl in second Test v England

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult. Needing to win to square the two-match series, England's hopes dived when three wickets fell in the space of nine balls soon after lunch, reducing them to 94-5. Read More »

An NBA Star Is Now 0-26 Playing Against LeBron James

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Friday when the Cavaliers host the New Orleans Pelicans at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. When the Cavaliers (45-30) host the New Orleans Pelicans today, he can break Jordan's mark that ran from March 25, 1986 of his second National Basketball Association season to Dec 26, 2001 - 26 games into his first term with the Washington Wizards following three years in retirement. Read More »

Ohtani singles in first career at-bat as DH; to pitch Sunday

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Keeping it loose and light the way he does, Shohei Ohtani tipped his cap as he emerged from the tunnel to rapid camera clicking from the media frenzy and took the field, smiled that signature wide grin under blue skies then used his hands as if playing a video game while he began to stretch. Read More »

Roger Federer named World Sportsman of the Year

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Serena, who also gave birth to her first child in 2017, is now the most decorated female Laureus Award victor with five Laureus statuettes. He is the icon of men's tennis, and on Laureus Awards night, in the company of HSH Prince Albert and HSH Princess Charlene, Roger Federer won his fifth and six Laureus statuettes, becoming the most decorated Laureus Winner in history at the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Monaco . Read More »

Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to China: North Korea pledges denuclearisation

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Trump seemed anxious to meet Kim Jong Un for himself. Afterwards, they attended a banquet with their wives, Peng Liyuan and Ri Sol-ju. The visit is the latest in a series of goodwill gestures that the North Korean regime has put forth in recent months starting with its participation in the winter Olympics to receiving a South Korean delegation in the North. Read More »

5-star Syracuse recruit Darius Bazley will go to G League instead

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However, Bazley has decided that he'll be better prepared for the National Basketball Association by joining the G League , making him the first major college prospect to do so. This also means that Bazley will be paid a G League salary, rather than abide by the NCAA's amateurism rules. Bazley played for the West Team in the McDonald's All-America Game on Wednesday, posting 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes. Read More »

MGM Offering FULL Refunds As Canelo-GGG Will Likely Be Canceled

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The regulations suggest any prospective year-long suspension could be reduced by six months once a guilty fighter complies: "If an unarmed combatant... Farmers in Mexico often include clenbuterol, which is prohibited for farming use in the United States, in cattle feed because it helps reduce fat and increase lean muscle mass. Read More »

Royals fall in season opener

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The 27-year-old's big day began in the fourth inning, as he crushed a 90 miles per hour fastball from Danny Duffy out to left field to help bring the White Sox back from an early deficit after starter James Shields allowed four runs in the first inning. Read More »

Marlins, Cubs to host Parkland families at Friday's game

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Anthony Rizzo invited the Stoneman Douglas baseball team to the Cubs game at Marlins Park on Friday. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed! That hit put the score at 8-4 in the Cubs' favor, and they didn't turn back from that point. Read More »

Here is the Red Sox 2018 Opening Day roster

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Petersburg thanks to six scoreless innings from Chris Sale , who struck out nine Tampa Bay Rays in his first career Opening Day start for Boston . "It's something that we map it out, we talk about it and we stick to it". That's a stance he'll likely be second-guessing much of Thursday night. Matt Duffy's RBI double three batters into the inning was followed by a bases-loaded walk from Smith (0-1) after Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly allowed an RBI double and walked three while facing just ... Read More »

Arsenal's Three-Man Shortlist To Replace Wenger?

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It's as big as I've ever seen, yes, for sure'. Speaking to Bein Sports , he said: "Yes, of course [I want to manage after Arsenal], as long as I have the physical strength and the desire to do it". He takes an terrible lot of stick off a lot of people and he's just one of the great managers. And, with Arsene Wenger coming under increasing pressure following defeat to Brighton, Mustafi and the rest of the squad knew something had to give. Read More »

Steelers confirm LB Shazier will not play in 2018

And Shazier, the 15th pick in the 2014 draft and a two-time Pro Bowler, affirmed to Nix that his childhood goal, of being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is still his goal: "I'm still reaching for that Hall of Fame because I really feel I'm the best linebacker ever". Read More »

Wilshere, Lacazette Back Against Stoke

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Wenger has taken the lion's share of the blame for Arsenal dropping off badly this season and a large section of the Gunners fan base want him to leave the club in the summer. Midfielder Jack Wilshere was training without any problem after missing England's global friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy last week with a knee injury. Read More »

Check out these records broken by the Munford High track team

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The 800-meter team of Jamiya Brown, Upendo Shasta, Ciarra Potter and Theresa Waller ran a 1:59.20 and Maiya Reed, Grace Escandon, Brianna Tuggle and Taylor Jones posted a 19:19.25 in the three-miler. "We always teach them that they have to have a fierce competitor mindset, so that no matter what the weather is, it is sunny and 60 in their mind". Read More »