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Venkatesh Prasad denies applying for Team India head coach post


The Board of Cricket Control of India ( BCCI ) had earlier dropped hints of Kumble's term coming to an end when it posted an advertisement inviting applications for the Team India coach's position. In other news, a source from Times of India has revealed that BCCI had approached Sehwag to apply for the coveted post after Committee of Administrators (CoA) was upset with the unrest going on between the India cricketers and Kumble. Read More »

What Next for Airbag Maker Takata After Bankruptcy Filing?


The company also could spend $550 million on another 4.3 million vehicles that may need repairs, but it was working with the National Highway Traffic Safety administration to prove those vehicles have air bags that work properly. "This agreement would allow that to continue", Shigehisa Takada, Chairman & CEO of Takata said. Despite its troubles, Takata has held on to about 20 per cent of the global air bag market, which is dominated by just a handful of companies. Read More »

Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

In voting conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, McDavid received 147 of a possible 167 first place votes. NHL 18 will also feature the arcade-style 3v3 " NHL Threes" mode, and a completely new Expansion Draft in which you can build your own custom 32nd NHL team, choosing a jersey, mascot and arena. Read More »

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals


He added, "It was the best offer we had, by a significant margin, and we're still able to get the player that we want in the draft, and acquire another asset". In short, Philadelphia gets the guard it wanted in Fultz, and Boston gets a draft-pick haul in exchange for sliding down only two spots this year. Next up will be the Los Angeles Lakers , expected to take UCLA guard Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Cris "Cyborg" Gets New Opponent For UFC 214


The Invicta FC 145-pound champ Megan Anderson was forced to withdraw from her challenge of Cris "Cyborg" Justino at UFC 214 on Tuesday night for personal reasons, leaving UFC with a void to fill. De Randamie refused to fight Cyborg which prompted the UFC to draft in Anderson from Invicta. She will give Cyborg all she can handle. The UFC featherweight division was kicked off with a fight between former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie . Read More »

Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack


It is only Kvitova's second tournament since the seven-month hole which was torn from her career, and this was only her sixth match, yet she has reached her first grass court final since her 2014 Wimbledon triumph. She and Casey Dellacqua won their second Aegon Classic Birmingham title (they also won in 2013) with a 6-1 2-6 10-8 win over Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) and Shaui Zhang (CHN). Read More »

Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup


Sailing professor Mark Orams joined Larry Williams to discuss how both teams are looking ahead of tomorrow's racing. "We said last night we had a fair few things to work on and we addressed them today", said Burling. "We're just excited we've got the opportunity to do that now". “We were disappointed to give away a race yesterday, but we certainly made up for it today. Read More »

Vettel 'freaked out' under pressure: Lauda


Asked if he expected Vettel to apologise, Hamilton said: "I don't fancy seeing him". Vettel now has nine points on his F1 licence and if he obtains three more in Austria a week on Sunday he will be hit with a one-race ban. Hamilton displayed a similar detachment when his relationship with his former team-mate Nico Rosberg became increasingly acrimonious. I've heard of what he's said after the race. Read More »

#3 - Jayson Tatum - Boston Celtics


Celtics general manager Danny Ainge felt comfortable dealing the No. 1 pick knowing he could still land a quality wing - either Tatum or Jackson at No. Whether Tatum starts or becomes the teams favorite sixth man, however, he will see plenty of time and he will score. He is a great perimeter shooter in space. Read More »

NewsAlert: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP Award


The man who became the dominant figure of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association regular season became the league's MVP on Monday night. There were also stirring tributes to Spurs VP of Basketball Operations Monty Williams and late broadcaster Craig Sager, who died of cancer on December 15. Read More »

Former Tottenham flop Paulinho confirms Barcelona transfer offer


Still, Barca seem keen to land the 28-year-old this summer, with the club making him an offer and forcing the player to consider his options ahead of next season. But after Chinese officials introduced a tax on foreign signings which effectively doubles the price of any player, Guangzhou would be reluctant to part company with their influential midfielder midway through the season. Read More »

McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour


He said if she tried to be part of the men's tour, "she'd be like 700 in the world". McEnroe was ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles in his career. "Best female player ever - no question". Williams became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam when she claimed the 2015 Wimbledon title at age 33. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud


Let us know in the comments section below. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain . The 32-year-old is now away with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he has so far evaded questions over his future - including skipping the traditional man-of-the-match press conference after Sunday's draw with Mexico. Read More »

Frank de Boer named new coach of Crystal Palace


The club also took the opportunity to announce that worldwide gaming company ManBetX had agreed to become their new shirt sponsor on a multi-year deal said to be the eighth most valuable in the Premier League . He said he had spoken to fellow Dutchman and ex-Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal prior to becoming Palace's first permanent non-British manager. Read More »

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

A statement from the Attorney General's Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor's Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court. The prosecutor last week accused Ronaldo of having a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image rights. Portuguese paper A Bola claimed that the player had told team-mates in the Portugal camp at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation that he would not ... Read More »

Federer struggles for 11th Gerry Weber final

While Federer their initial meeting a year ago in the Rome Masters, Zverev returned the faovur a month later with a three-set victory in the Halle semi-finals. "I thought I was very calm out there, even in hard moments". Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany knocked off No. 7 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-7 (6), 7-6 (1), 6-1 to advance in another quarterfinal match. Read More »

The Boston Celtics Take Jayson Tatum

He wants to play for the Lakers and would be a one-year rental. It reminded him of a similar situation in the draft previous year. North Carolina State's Dennis Smith poses for photos while walking the red carpet before the start of the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Kyle Larson "feels more comfortable" at road courses


He never really stands out on the sheet (ranked 21st overall) but has been one of the most consistent drivers all year. Some drivers like Martin Truex Jr . That part has been cool, driving fast race cars and contending every week in this series is a big deal. Day now has seven wins and finished second and third in the points standings the past two years in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton delighted with last-gasp lap to secure Azerbaijan pole

Kimi Raikkonen ended third with Sebastian Vettel fourth, but Ferrari were a long way off the pace. The qualifying session will also be held today as part of the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix . The two Mercedes men were soon quickest again in Q2, clear confirmation that Hamilton and Mercedes had found an overnight transformation in their vehicle. Read More »

(Motorcycling) Vinales, Rossi braced for new Ducati assault


This win helped "The Doctor" to move into third in the world championship race, behind new leader Andrea Dovizioso - after Maverick Vinales crashed out of the race. Behind Petrucci, the battle raged and Marquez beat Crutchlow over the line by only 0.042 to complete the podium, with "DesmoDovi" fifth at the flag - and now heading to Germany with the Championship lead. Read More »

Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida


Tebow entered his 64th and final game with Columbia batting.222/.311/.340 with three home runs, 23 RBI and a team-high 69 strikeouts in 212 at-bats. Baseball has not been as easy for the 29-year-old outfielder. Adonis Uceta (3-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Ben Wright (1-6) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game. Tebow's first pro baseball stop had a storybook start with a home run in his first at-bat. Read More »

Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal


The journey took him to Duke and the prestigious college program of head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With the fourth overall pick, the Suns selected Kansas forward Josh Jackson , one of the draft's best defenders . 6 overall pick to the Kings in a trade for Cousins, New Orleans desperately needs backcourt threats. "It's going to teach me a lot, and allow me to play off those guys and learn from them", Jackson told the national media. Read More »

Presidential Office Denies Asahi Report on THAAD Deployment


Thousands of protesters marched near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Saturday to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's blatant disrespect for South Korean sovereignty and its largely unilateral decision to deploy a controversial U.S. "We have worked closely and have been fully transparent with the South Korean government throughout this process", United States Forces Korea wrote to the Korea Herald on Friday, when asked to respond to Moon's comments. Read More »

Late Surge Lands Lopez in Queen's Final


Cilic failed to convert his opportunities in the second set, however, and one lapse of concentration at 5-6 blotted his copybook to allow Muller to snatch the second set. "I approached today as any other day", Cilic said. "I think the first set was the best I've played all week" but he knows the final will be tough, adding: "Marin has been playing unbelievable and is also a great grass-court player, so I think I have to play my best tennis if I want to win". Read More »

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico


However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe ruled the controversial central defender out of Wednesday's semi-final. European champions Portugal have done their homework on football minnows New Zealand with coach Fernando Santos predicting an all-out attack against their Confederations Cup rivals at Krestovsky Stadium today. Read More »

Prosecutors would swap prison for fine in Messi tax fraud case


The 5-time Ballon D'Or victor has been with the Blaugrana for 17 years now, racking up 30 club trophies and countless individual accolades in the process. Well, as improbable as it sounds at the moment, it could have been a possibility had his former agent Horacio Gaggioli settled down in Madrid while relocating. Read More »

Antonio Conte agrees new contract worth 9.5 Million pounds


Antonio Conte has finally given doubters some certainty as he agrees a new deal worth 9.5 Million pounds. He believes that his achievement deserves to be rewarded by more signings and has been liaising with Granovskaia and Emenalo from his holiday in southern Italy. Read More »

José Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. The Manchester United manager , who is currently on holiday, follows Cristiano Ronaldo , Lionel Messi, Neymar, Radamel Falcao, Javier Mascherano and Ricardo Carvalho as players and coaches who have worked in Spain and now find themselves under investigation. Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile goal record vs. Germany

Chile again showed they will be a hugely entertaining side at the World Cup next year - provided they qualify. Yet the chances of both the African and Asian champions finishing in the top two and progressing to the semi-finals at the eight-team tournament look slim. Read More »

Petra Kvitova reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic


She lost the first set to Muguruza, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2015, but started to showcase her touch and power in the second set, with one incredible victor drawing gasps from the crowd. Barty hit several incredible winners including this one on her forehand. The Australian, serving for her biggest career win to date, got a little tight and dropped serve at love. Read More »