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Sport [ALERT] Steve Smith: Ball tampering was an error of my leadership
Author: 0 [ALERT] Steve Smith: Ball tampering was an error of my leadership

Smith, who was banned for 12 months from global cricket by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the ball tampering row, said there is no one to be blamed except him. 'I don't blame anyone. A day before the findings of the investigation came to light, there were reports that the Australian players wanted Warner out of the team and that the CA management was equally keen to see the back of him.

Sport Steve Smith breaks down in apology to Australian cricket fans
Author: 0 Steve Smith breaks down in apology to Australian cricket fans

Du Plessis , 33, was speaking on the eve of the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers of a drama-packed series in which South Africa hold a 2-1 lead. "I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans", the opening batsman wrote. Bancroft was captured on camera rubbing the ball with sandpaper, with it quickly emerging that the conspiracy was Warner's idea and involved a "leadership group" that including Smith and Bancroft.

Sport Roma president reveals why club sold Salah to Liverpool
Author: 0 Roma president reveals why club sold Salah to Liverpool

Brazilian striker Neymar's world record 222 million euro move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last August started a chain reaction. Monchi , speaking at Rome's Foreign Press Association on Wednesday, claimed they had to sell the Egyptian before June 30 a year ago to balance their books.

Sport Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'
Author: 0 Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

Australia opener David Warner has issued an apology for "his part" and claims he will take full responsibility after the ball-tampering row. Cricket Australia (CA) yesterday announced Warner and captain Steve Smith will be suspended from all worldwide and domestic cricket teams for 12 months and have to undertake 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket.

Sport Everything worth knowing about Hearthstone's Year of the Raven
Author: 0 Everything worth knowing about Hearthstone's Year of the Raven

Let's get into it, in order of juiciness. Hearthstone is celebrating the Year of Raven. And this means a few classic cards will be moved over to Wild mode - the non-standard version. In fact, Brode gave the specific example of Shatter as a possible choice. What's the betting your mates are running an all-aggro lineup? Blizzard say that the requirement to complete any given quest will roughly be halved after the start of the new year, making it even easier to earn the gold you need.

Sport Darren Lehmann breaks silence, admits Australia must 'change how we play'
Author: 0 Darren Lehmann breaks silence, admits Australia must 'change how we play'

It is why, as "sandpaper-gate" has scuffed up cricket's reputation, that Lehmann's association with it has been hard to take for many in the Broad Acres. Smith and Warner were on Wednesday banned from global and Australian domestic cricket for 12 months for their part in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.

Sport Man Utd usurp Chelsea in Vidal chase with huge contract offer
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Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is being linked with a sensational move to Manchester United this summer - but the club's supporters reckon it could turn out to be a big error by Jose Mourinho. Paul Pogba has found his form again on the worldwide break but has struggled badly at club level. "Bayern is all I want and need", he said. "That's why I came here in the first place".

Sport Premier League England to get 2 weeks winter break
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Unfortunately for Big Rom, we couldn't find a place for him in the starting XI for the North but we've been somewhat kind and given him a place on the bench. Seeing the game's best players face off against each other has proved popular in America, although recent years has seen it's reputation drop due to fans accusing players of not caring.

Sport Cavs' Kevin Love has tooth knocked loose vs. Heat
Author: 0 Cavs' Kevin Love has tooth knocked loose vs. Heat

James finished with 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose previous season low for points was 88. On the season, the Heat are averaging 103.3 points, 43.0 rebounds and 22.8 assists per game. "You can say what you want about LeBron, whether it be positive or whether it be a negative, but what he has done is just, it's awesome", Drew said.

Sport Royals: Salvy's out at least a month
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Less than a day before opening day, the Royals found out they will be without one of their star players. Perez was wearing a bulky black brace on his knee when he arrived at Kauffman Stadium for the club's final preseason workout Wednesday.

Sport Ray Wilkins: 'Chelsea need to beat Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool'
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But to overcome a strong Chelsea team will take their best players, one of which, Alli certainly is. Toby Alderweireld came through 90 minutes unscathed as Belgium beat Saudi Arabia 4-0, earning praise from boss Roberto Martinez . "I just think Chelsea playing against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge means they will have the upper hand". What does Pochettino do? The centre-back hasn't played in the Premier League or Champions League for Tottenham since suffering a hamstring injury ...

Sport Disgraced Aussie cricket players handed bans
Author: 0 Disgraced Aussie cricket players handed bans

CAPTAIN Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been banned from worldwide cricket for a year and stripped of their leadership positions, with the latter branded "never to lead again" by Cricket Australia . Speculations were rife that the duo would play IPL 2018 if CA's bans were exclusive of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in foreign leagues.

Author: 0 National Football League seeks millions from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for legal fees

At the same time, Jones - who was a nonvoting member of the compensation committee - tried to persuade numerous league's owners that Goodell's contract extension should be far less generous than the one that was being proposed. The move is consistent with Jones "I'll do it my way" M.O. In 1995, Jones struck deals with Pepsi and American Express to sponsor the Cowboys while the league had official deals with Coca-Cola and Visa.

Sport Australian cricket captain banned 12 months for ball tampering scandal
Author: 0 Australian cricket captain banned 12 months for ball tampering scandal

On Saturday, Smith and Bancroft admitted during a post-match press conference that they'd conspired to scuff the ball in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage over South Africa . All will go home to a walk of shame (there is seemingly no lack of takers either in Oz or SA for it being deemed justified) amidst a battery of flashes and scrum of jabbing microphones once they have cleared customs Down Under, and prone to hostility and embarrassment in public spaces they could previously ...

Sport Saucony Offers Dunkin-Themed Sneakers For Boston Marathon
Author: 0 Saucony Offers Dunkin-Themed Sneakers For Boston Marathon

They are available for pre-order on Saucony.com, but supplies are running out fast. From April 9 to April 20, Perks members in select New England markets who order through its On-the-Go mobile app will earn double points. "And just as the marathon brings out the best in all of us, Saucony continually strives to create the best gear in our world, so that runners everywhere can boldly run theirs".

Sport Details of conditional draft pick in Cody Kessler trade
Author: 0 Details of conditional draft pick in Cody Kessler trade

The Jaguars are trading a seventh-round draft pick to the Browns in return. Cody Kessler is now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars . Cleveland Browns Makeover Edition continued on Wednesday with the news that the team has traded quarterback Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Sport Three Things to Know: Kevin Love, Cavaliers get knocked around by Heat
Author: 0 Three Things to Know: Kevin Love, Cavaliers get knocked around by Heat

During a 98-79 loss to the Heat on Tuesday, Love took an inadvertent elbow to the mouth that caused a front tooth subluxation - meaning the tooth is loose but not displaced. "Obviously his production when he went out early, he tried to come back but wasn't feeling it", LeBron said . "As of right now, I don't", interim coach Larry Drew said of plans to rest players.

Sport Unearthed Vid Shows Cameron Bancroft Pocketing Sugar During Ashes In January
Author: 0 Unearthed Vid Shows Cameron Bancroft Pocketing Sugar During Ashes In January

Bancroft was busted with a piece of yellow tape in his pocket during the Third Test in Cape Town and later admitted it was for doctoring the ball. No sooner Steve Smith was found guilty, he stepped down from captaincy. "(But) there was no evidence that they were doing this in the Ashes series, from what I've seen". "So I don't understand why they've changed their method for this one game".

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