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New Zealand ODI and T20I series schedule announced

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed New Zealand's tour schedule for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals, spanning three weeks. All other offences would continue to be dealt under the ICC Code of Conduct. According to the new guidelines, bats will be limited to 108mm in width and 67mm in depth, apart from the 40mm edges. Read More »

Jaylon Smith expected to start for Cowboys in Week 1

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NY also likely spent most of the preseason assuming they would be facing Zeke in Week 1 (at least I hope they were preparing for the reigning National Football League rushing champ). WR Cole Beasley could be an X-factor, especially on third downs if the Giants send their coverage toward Witten. Although Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul will be counted on to rush the passer, Landon Collins had four sacks previous year and can wreak havoc in the backfield as well. Read More »

Bale benched as Theo makes first LaLiga start for Real Madrid

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The reigning European champions entertain APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday but may have to do without Benzema who, according to a club statement, has suffered a hamstring problem. Bale came in for criticism for his performance in the 2-2 draw with Valencia but his form was defended by head coach Zinedine Zidane this week. Sergio Ramos's towering header was parried by Raul Fernandez, but Vazquez bundled home the rebound into an empty net. Read More »

Rams' Aaron Donald Ends Contract Holdout, Won't Play In Week 1

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Donald did not participate in off-season workouts at the Rams training facility in Thousand Oaks. Donald is one of those players, and they need to get him a contract soon that better suits one of the best players in the NFL . According to Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk , the Rams will not play their star defensive lineman until he is ready for an actual game. His base salary in 2017 ($1.8 million) ranks 31st among all defensive tackles, according to Spotrac , and his base salary ... Read More »

Chan sisters reach US Open doubles finals separately

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Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray have been the ideal partnership. "I tried to find the best partner I could and I'm playing with her!" "She's an unbelievable player, she's had such a great career", he said. Hingis hinted she may retire for a third time but said if did turn out in 2018, she would "definitely" play with Murray. The Swiss teamed up with Jamie Murray of Great Britain to reach the mixed doubles final on Friday, defeating CoCo Vandeweghe and Horia Tecau , 6-4, 7-6 (8). Read More »

OR starts fast, hangs on to outlast Nebraska

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Freeman had a 28-yard run in the drive. Lee connected with De'Mornay Pierson-El for a 23-yard touchdown and threw what might have been his best pass on a 35-yard crossing route to Tyler Hoppes to set up another score that made it 21-14. Read More »

Dembele likely to debut; Suarez set to return

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Barca continued to push but seemed to be playing in front of Espanyol . He's offside from the moment the move starts. FW Lionel Messi, 9 - With Neymar gone, Suarez off form and Dembele still adapting, there's as much emphasis on Messi at Barcelona as there has been in many years. Read More »

Liverpool's Mane named Premier League Player of the Month

Pep Guardiola was reluctant to address Sadio Mane's red card vs. Man City, but reports that goalie Ederson is doing well. Speaking on Sky Sports , Guardiola said the game was balanced when both sides had 11 players, but noted that the red card changed the equation of the game. Read More »

No. 3 Penn State Women's Volleyball Sweeps Colorado

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Qadree Ollison (91 yards against Youngstown State) and Quadree Henderson (77 yards on nine carries) paced a 208-yard attack in the season opener, but most of it came in the first half and the support began to dry up, making things tougher for quarterback Max Browne (17-for-24, 140 yards, one TD). Read More »

EPL: Tell Jose Mourinho I'm coming, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Ibrahimovic has been named in the squad for United's return to the Champions League. The Swedish forward has been out through a very serious ACL injury since a Europa League tie with United towards the end of last season. However, according to Manchester Evening News , executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could have his work cut out for him as there are nine senior United players whose deals will come to an end in 2018. Read More »

Joe Paterno may have known of earlier Jerry Sandusky abuse

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According to Pennsylvania state police documents obtained by CNN , Paterno claimed he had been told Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing children as early as 2001. Paterno died from lung cancer shortly after that testimony. In the wake of Sandusky's arrest, Paterno was sacked from Penn State in November 2011, after 46 years as head football coach. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs: Rapid Reaction vs New England in Week 1

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It's quite a damning admission for a team fresh off of the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history , when New England erased a 25-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. On the Chiefs' first scoring drive, Hunt had a pair of nine-yard carries. Goodell was on the sideline chatting with Chiefs owner Clark Hunt about an hour before Kansas City and New England kicked off the 2017 regular season. Read More »

Stephens tops Williams to advance to US Open Final

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Three compatriots made the semi-finals, including Madison Keys , 22, and CoCo Vandeweghe , 25. Now one will become the first American woman other than the Williams sisters to win a grand slam singles title in 15 years . Stephens rolled past a sluggish Williams in the first set, yet flinched in the second as Williams found her fight, setting the stage for a brilliant closing set. Read More »

Everton vs Tottenham Match Preview

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Mauricio Pochettino's side travel to Merseyside looking for a win to kick-start their season. It also mustn't be forgotten that things have gotten off to a decent start on the pitch, bar their trip to west London last time out. Everton striker Wayne Rooney will start against Tottenham after a turbulent week in which he was charged with drink-driving. Also, the fact that "a number of Premier League sides have been keeping tabs" on him this summer may not bode well should the ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma impact: Rays-Yankees series moving to Mets' Citi Field

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Hurricane Irma's imposing path toward Florida forced Major League Baseball officials to switch the upcoming Yankees-Rays series out of Tropicana Field, in St. "Look, we've got to suck it up on our end, deal with it". "Interesting to say the least that we ended up in New York, playing for a wild card against the New York Yankees ", said Souza. Read More »

Coutinho fit but out of Liverpool squad

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Liverpool have started the season in blistering form without the playmaker, thanks to likes of Sadio Mane , Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino . Especially as majority made it abundantly clear they wanted out, I am keen on seeing how they get on until January at least. Read More »

2017 Week 1, Volume I — Fabiano's Fantasy Focus

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Denver's defense surrendered the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks last season and held Rivers to 445 passing yards and three touchdowns in their two meetings. Backup Tim Hightower had more carries from both locations and scored more as a result. The season before that, he had 974 yards on 74 receptions for five scores. Read More »

Fenerbahce Announce Agreement To Sign Tottenham Flop

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In a statement published on their website this morning, the club said: "Our club in principle has agreed with the player himself and his club on the leasing of Tottenham Hotspur and Dutch national team striker Vincent Janssen ". However, he produced just six goals and four assists in 38 appearances during his one season for Tottenham and only completed 90 minutes on four occasions. Read More »

Conte confirms Hazard is ready to play against Leicester

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The 26-year-old forward, who underwent surgery on an ankle injury sustained during global duty, is yet to play for the Blues so far this season. However, after being called up by Roberto Martinez for the Belgium national team, he has now got some important minutes under his belt and is ready to feature for Chelsea . Read More »

Eric Berry out for season after rupturing Achilles

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Berry left Thursday night's game against the New England Patriots with 4:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Daniel Sorensen is the leading candidate to replace Berry at strong safety. "I joked about it last night that this is like how I dealt with ( Derrick Johnson ) previous year - they can work on their coaching career and see if they like coaching", Reid said. Read More »

National Football League circles back and suspends Josh Brown six more games

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The former Giants kicker has been suspended another six games , according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, after a second personal conduct policy investigation into domestic violence allegations made by Brown's ex-wife. "The league concluded there was a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy that warranted a six-game suspension", the league said in its statement Friday. Read More »

You had one job with the Atlanta Braves

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The Braves confirmed to Miami Herald writer Clark Spencer that it was indeed the latter. Everything was all good until the Braves made a terrible decision and blasted the song " Rock You Like a Hurricane ". Any residents from the state of Florida, or any county under evacuation orders in the bordering states, who sought refuge in the Atlanta area can simply show up at the Braves box office with a valid state ID for a complimentary ticket. Read More »

Former Eagles LS Jon Dorenbos diagnosed with serious heart condition

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The Saints discovered the condition Thursday during a follow-up physical, coach Sean Payton told reporters Friday. Many Eagles players and fans were upset when Jon Dorenbos , a popular long snapper who spent 11 seasons in Philadelphia, was dealt last month to the Saints for a 2019 seventh-round pick. Read More »

US Open 2017: Superb Kevin Anderson reaches first Grand Slam final

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If Nadal gets through that, he could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals, a match which will overshadow Carreno Busta's last-four clash against either Kevin Anderson or Sam Querrey . "Still obviously a very hard match ahead of me, but I think right now I'm just trying to unwind a little bit and just enjoy sort of today's match". All around the globe, South African sports stars paid tribute to Anderson. Read More »

Nadal eyes 16th Grand Slam title after beating Del Potro

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Vandeweghe's victory means that the US Open will have an all-American semi-final line-up for the first time since 1981 if Madison Keys defeats Estonia's Kaia Kanepi later Wednesday. Not many are aware that it was Del Potro who even knocked Nadal out of the US Open tournament, back in 2009, in the semifinals stage as well. Read More »

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg Reportedly Canceled as UFC 215 Main Event

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The loss of Johnson vs. Borg represents the second major blow to the UFC 215 card in recent weeks, as a planned heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos was scrapped after Dos Santos run afoul of USADA . Borg as the UFC 215 main event. It will be rescheduled as soon as the UFC is able to. What it came down to in July, Nunes said, was upholding her responsibility as part of "the big team" that is the UFC, an obligation to perform only when feeling her best to ... Read More »

Keys beats Svitolina; 4 United States women in Open QFs

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World number one and 2010 and 2013 champion Nadal, who could meet Federer for the first time in NY in the semi-finals, crushed Ukraine's Alexander Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. The 12th-seeded Spaniard easily handled his first match of the tournament against an opponent who was not a qualifier. Yeah, I think these two players, Safin and Nadal, was always my favourite ones. Read More »

'Deep disappointment' in White House's push to end DACA

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The Los Angeles Times reports that thousands marched in Downtown yesterday to show their support for the people enrolled in DACA. People with permits that expire between Tuesday and March 5, 2018, can apply for a renewal as long as they submit their application by October 5, 2017. Read More »