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Sports Kevin Pietersen announces retirement from cricket
Author: 0 Kevin Pietersen announces retirement from cricket

The English player, who even calls it a day in his professional career, played his last game for Quetta Gladiators on Thursday night. "Best batsman I had the pleasure to play with and the first England batsman that put fear into the Aussies."The England and Wales Cricket Board also posted a message, saying "thank you" to Pietersen.Former England team-mate Andrew Flintoff also congratulated him "on an awesome career" and thanked him "for having a positive impact on mine too".

Sports Rory McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational after…
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational after…

Woods, who started the final round 5 shots behind, made three birdies in a four-hole stretch to start the back nine and was within shot of the lead as everyone behind him on the course appeared to stall. Two shots behind playing the 16th, Stenson three-putted for par and bogeyed the final hole for a 71. Woods tied for fifth with Ryan Moore (71), and now heads to the Masters with plenty of momentum - just not a victory.

Sports Isaac Haas: Not in starting lineup, unlikely to play Sunday
Author: 0 Isaac Haas: Not in starting lineup, unlikely to play Sunday

The Spartans were up 7-6 nearly six minutes in. What's next: Purdue will take on No. 3 Texas Tech (26-9) in the Sweet 16. Butler redshirt sophomore Sean McDermott doesn't often produce offensively to a significant degree, but when he does, it certainly has an impact on the Bulldogs.

Sports Late-Night Madness: Michigan Stuns Houston With Epic Buzzer-Beater
Author: 0 Late-Night Madness: Michigan Stuns Houston With Epic Buzzer-Beater

The Wolverines, who are the 3-seed in the West Region, will face the victor of 2-seed North Carolina vs 7-seed Texas A&M in the Sweet 16 Thursday in Los Angeles. Houston shot 37 percent from the floor, while MI shot 35.6 percent from the floor. Gray led the Cougars with 23 points in the loss against MI. So brutal.

Sports Omar urges India-Pak to bring ceasefire agreement in action
Author: 0 Omar urges India-Pak to bring ceasefire agreement in action

An Indian officer and his family were followed by bike-borne men on Thursday, March 15, in Islamabad . Faisal alleged that diplomats of the Pakistani High Commission had been "harassed and intimidated" and that "vehicles transporting their children to schools had been stopped, the gas supply to the embassy had been cut and the staff had been threatened in recent weeks in New Delhi ".

Sports Men's basketball ousted by Syracuse, fails to advance to Sweet 16
Author: 0 Men's basketball ousted by Syracuse, fails to advance to Sweet 16

No. 3 seed Michigan State led for most of the game, but the No. 11 seed Orange took the lead for good with just more than 4 minutes to play on Marek Dolezaj's two free throws. The first half was Syracuse's kind of game. The talented duo are obviously upset following the team's NCAA Tournament loss. It was a disappointing end to the season for Michigan State, which played hard on defense but simply couldn't hit its shots.

Sports Nidahas Trophy 2018, India vs Bangladesh, Final: Hits and Misses
Author: 0 Nidahas Trophy 2018, India vs Bangladesh, Final: Hits and Misses

India won the toss and elected to field. For India , the standout bowler was Chahal, who took three wickets at an economy of 4.5 runs per over. But Sharma had comforting words for Soumya, an occasional medium-pace bowler, after his final ball disappeared for six as Karthik took India to 168 for 6.

Sports Former NBA big man Glen Davis arrested on drug charges
Author: 0 Former NBA big man Glen Davis arrested on drug charges

He played 29 minutes per game for the Celtics in 2010-11, taking on an important role for a team that struggled with injuries. The heart of the matter. The ledger reportedly had names of people who owed money along with baggies for packaging the weed. which was from an L.A. wholesaler Davis told cops he was in business with.

Sports Stoke 1 Everton 2: Cenk Tosun ends visitors troubles on the road
Author: 0 Stoke 1 Everton 2: Cenk Tosun ends visitors troubles on the road

FT: There's the final whistle! "I think it is a hard thing for that to happen unless you are Lionel Messi or that type of player". Things really swinged in the Toffees' favour half an hour into the game, however, as Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam was sent off for a reckless tackle on Rooney.

Sports West Brom 10 points adrift after losing 2-1 to Bournemouth
Author: 0 West Brom 10 points adrift after losing 2-1 to Bournemouth

Liverpool can move back into third place with victory over Watford later on Saturday. "I'm thrilled with us producing another comeback", said Howe. "I don't think I have ever had a feeling we are on a slide". West Brom have been resigned to it for a while but an eighth successive defeat was further shattering evidence that the club will be playing Championship football in August.

Sports Everyone Wins a Free Little Caesar's Lunch Combo Thanks To UMBC
Author: 0 Everyone Wins a Free Little Caesar's Lunch Combo Thanks To UMBC

If the satisfaction of a 16-seed defeating a 1-seed isn't enough for you; how about free pizza? Durham native Ryan Odom took over as UMBC's head coach in 2016 after holding coaching staff positions at several schools, including UNC-Asheville, Virginia Tech, UNC-Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Sports Kevin Durant questionable for Friday vs. Sacramento with sore ribs
Author: 0 Kevin Durant questionable for Friday vs. Sacramento with sore ribs

Curry is resting an ankle injury that has continued to resurface this season, while Thompson sat out due to a fractured a thumb. Both are scheduled to be reevaluated in the upcoming week. The Warriors hit the road afterward for a Saturday night game against the Suns in Phoenix. The Warriors are just going through the motions until the playoffs get here, so they may continue to be extra cautious.

Sports Stop Badgering Colbert For Failing To Sign The Honey Badger
Author: 0 Stop Badgering Colbert For Failing To Sign The Honey Badger

Watt shared his excitement on Twitter shortly afterwards. Mathieu turned that down and took a a one-year contract that will pay him $6.5 million, with up to $500,000 more in incentives if he plays in all 16 games. One of the most important aspects of Mathieu's contact is that it is only for one year. The team saved almost $5 million but incurred a dead-money charge of more than $9 million by cutting him loose.

Sports Kansas State avoids No. 1 Virginia, but faces red-hot UMBC
Author: 0 Kansas State avoids No. 1 Virginia, but faces red-hot UMBC

It was out-rebounded, 33-22, by the far smaller Retrievers. Guard Jairus Lyles shot the lights out, six days removed from stunning America East Conference favorite Vermont with a similar offensive barrage. We all came in got collected and got our gameplan back together and I think everyone was confident that we were gonna go out in the second half and execute.

Sports Wichita State comes up short in NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 Wichita State comes up short in NCAA Tournament

The hard turnaround jumper led the Thundering Herd on a 19-6 run to close out the fourth-seeded Shockers (25-8). This year marks the fourth tournament that has seen two 13th-seeded teams pull off the first round upset and the first time since 2008.

Sports New York Jets: 3 Quarterbacks worth waiting for in 2019 NFL Draft
Author: 0 New York Jets: 3 Quarterbacks worth waiting for in 2019 NFL Draft

The Indianapolis Colts have traded their 3rd overall pick in this year's draft to the New York Jets for multiple picks. They sent the Colts their first-rounder - No. The New York Giants may have some competition in the top five picks as the New York Jets just made a major move. NY also added two quarterbacks in free agency with veteran Josh McCown returning and Teddy Bridgewater coming from Minnesota following a knee dislocation two years ago.

Sports HSBC has 59 pct gender pay gap, biggest among British banks
Author: 0 HSBC has 59 pct gender pay gap, biggest among British banks

The figures-part of a United Kingdom effort to report annually on gender pay gaps-are based on a snapshot at the bank's biggest United Kingdom unit, Goldman Sachs International, in April a year ago. "We recognise that there is more work to do to address our gender balance at senior levels", the lender said. In contrast, two-thirds of HSBC's United Kingdom employees in junior roles - where pay and bonuses are lower - are female.

Sports Liverpool fans call for cap on Man City ticket prices in CL
Author: 0 Liverpool fans call for cap on Man City ticket prices in CL

At Anfield, though, it was a different story with Liverpool the only club to beat Pep Guardiola's side in the Premier League so far. "Two very intense games", he said of the upcoming matchup. I can not be politically correct and say nothing because that doesn't work. "What's that? If we had Tuesday-Wednesday [it would be fine] but no, we have the Wednesday-Tuesday rhythm".

Sports All England Badminton Championship: Sindhu loses to Japan's Yamaguchi in semifinal
Author: 0 All England Badminton Championship: Sindhu loses to Japan's Yamaguchi in semifinal

Sindhu made an aggressive start to take a 5-0 lead. "I have to be patient enough, and keep going, keep the shuttle in the court because she is a rally player, so have to be very consistent". It was a ding-dong battle before Yamaguchi held her nerves to win an epic semifinal. Sindhu then judges one perfectly to make it 20-18. K. Srikanth posted a hard-fought 7-21, 21-14, 22-20 victory over Brice Leverdez of France at the All England badminton championship here on Wednesday.

Sports FIFA World Cup 2018 to have Video Assistant Referee Technology
Author: 0 FIFA World Cup 2018 to have Video Assistant Referee Technology

VAR is already in use in Germany's Bundesliga and Serie A in Italy, while it has been trialled in the FA Cup and EFL Cup in English football. Still, FIFA says "smaller stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup" should mean ticket and hospitality sales of $500 million will be $75 million less than in 2015-18.

Sports Bangladesh edge out Sri Lanka in bad-tempered T20, enter final
Author: 0 Bangladesh edge out Sri Lanka in bad-tempered T20, enter final

The incident involving Shakib happened in the final over of the Bangladesh innings when he came to the edge of the boundary and gestured at his batsmen to come off the field while remonstrating against an umpiring decision. The match witnessed some ugly scenes in the 20th over when Bangladesh claimed that the first two balls of Isuru Udana's final over were no balls.

Sports Ravens sign WR Michael Crabtree to three-year deal
Author: 0 Ravens sign WR Michael Crabtree to three-year deal

Grant's deal reportedly was worth $29 million over four years with $14 million guaranteed, but the sides are no longer expected to finalize a contract. In 2016 he posted 89 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns. Crabtree was the intended receiver on the 49ers' final offensive play of Super Bowl XLVII, which was broken up in the end zone by Jimmy Smith as the Ravens escaped with a 34-31 win.

Sports FIFA, Twitter 'In Panic' as English Team May Boycott 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 FIFA, Twitter 'In Panic' as English Team May Boycott 2018 World Cup

England fans were targeted by Russian football hooligans at the Euros in France in 2016 and the Foreign Office issued its latest advice in the wake of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Fifty-two per cent of supporters surveyed said they still want the team to attend. "The highest importance is the safety and security of our players and absolutely our travelling supporters".

Sports Gatland not fazed by Jones' offensive Wales remark
Author: 0 Gatland not fazed by Jones' offensive Wales remark

There are also positional switches in a back-line which is now marshalled by Owen Farrell , England's captain in Paris, and Richard Wigglesworth at half-back. "He picked up a couple of bangs in the Scotland victory, so we're just easing him back into the week". Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) (capt) 92 3.

Author: 0 Sheldon Richardson, Vikings agree to deal

The Vikings announced the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson Friday, just after wrapping up the deal for quarterback Kirk Cousins . The Vikings make their second splashy move of the week as they add the big man up front. With his addition, he's joining what should be considered the best defense in the National Football League in the Vikings, with really only the Jacksonville Jaguars coming close to what the Vikings have on paper (it's also the best defense that this franchise ...

Sports Gareth Southgate admits England are monitoring wonderkid Leon Bailey
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate admits England are monitoring wonderkid Leon Bailey

Prime Minister Theresa May also said earlier this week that no ministers or members of the royal family would attend the showpiece event, which starts in mid-June. "It's always a huge boost for us as a team when we've got our travelling support with us", he added. "I'm very clear. At this stage we want to be keeping options available because as you've seen with Harry, something can happen at the drop of a hat".

Sports Patriots players say goodbye to newest Dolphins WR Danny Amendola through Instagram
Author: 0 Patriots players say goodbye to newest Dolphins WR Danny Amendola through Instagram

The big move that preceded Miami's trade of Landry and expected release of Suh to the Cleveland Browns was acquiring Robert Quinn, who hasn't been dominant in two seasons. Since then, Amendola has become not just a fan-favorite, but one of Tom Brady's favorite targets. Losing Amendola does not bode well for the Patriots offense or special teams.

Sports New York Jets QB Josh McCown signs contract at Chick-fil-A
Author: 0 New York Jets QB Josh McCown signs contract at Chick-fil-A

McCown was told he will go into training camp as the starter, a source said. McCown is a locker room favorite and quality backup despite his age. Running back Matt Forte also recently announced his retirement . The only game action he saw last season came in the fourth quarter of a blowout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals . Bridgewater is mobile, has a strong arm and provided good leadership for the Vikings .

Sports Raiders sign Jordy Nelson
Author: 0 Raiders sign Jordy Nelson

After his release, he reportedly had a visit scheduled with the New Orleans Saints but first scheduled a visit with the Raiders. Not only will Crabtree's pedigree instantly make him one of quarterback Joe Flacco's top targets, but he should seriously upgrade a passing game that sputtered far too often last season.

Sports Who would you select in a combined England-Ireland team?
Author: 0 Who would you select in a combined England-Ireland team?

Rory Best and the Irish squad completed a light and light-hearted captain's run as they familiarised themselves with their Twickenham surrounds in advance of tomorrow's tilt at the Grand Slam against England , on the one hand intent on treating this like any other game, and on the other knowing full it is anything but.

Sports Suh has 'tangible interest' in Seattle Seahawks
Author: 0 Suh has 'tangible interest' in Seattle Seahawks

Suh was released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this week after spending three years with the franchise following a five-year stint with the Detroit Lions. He'd also form a strong duo with fellow defensive tackle David Irving, who had a career year with seven sacks. Perhaps, most impressively is that the former Cornhuskers standout has only missed 2 games during his career-both of which were because of a suspension.

Sports Willie McGinest says Tyrann Mathieu should play for the Chiefs
Author: 0 Willie McGinest says Tyrann Mathieu should play for the Chiefs

The Jets would be wise to stay away from Mathieu since they don't have a need for another safety and even though he could potentially play cornerback, it's not worth the risk. Mathieu was due for $18.75 million of his contract to be guaranteed when the league year began Wednesday afternoon. The Cards, however, were dealing with a contract based on his excellent 2015 season, which Mathieu signed in training camp before the 2016 season.

Author: 0 Pochettino Expects Kane Back this Season

Speaking ahead of Tottenham's clash with Swansea in the sixth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, Pochettino revealed Kane was fearless to even attempt the challenge. Tottenham's failure to challenge for the title this season and their exit from the Champions League at the last 16 stage means they need to strengthen the squad if they are to challenge for silverware.

Sports Canada bangs the drum for United 2026 bid, committing cities and cash
Author: 0 Canada bangs the drum for United 2026 bid, committing cities and cash

If successful, Canada would host 10 games, with Vancouver among the cities to host matches at B.C. Place Stadium. "And they have declined to negotiate with the province regarding the concerns we raised", she said in a statement. "We really would love to host the World Cup in 2026 and we've been working hard on that", Robertson says. "There are a lot of opportunities in hosting an event like that, including exposing millions of people to our sport ...

Sports Tom Crean named Bulldogs' head coach
Author: 0 Tom Crean named Bulldogs' head coach

Crean coached nine seasons at IN before he was sacked IN March 2017. That nine-season run was highlighted by a trip to the Final Four in 2003, when junior guard Dwyane Wade led the Warriors and weeks later became an National Basketball Association top-five pick.

Sports Kevin Harvick wins third straight NASCAR race
Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins third straight NASCAR race

Anytime you can reach out and grab motivation, for me, that's just a piece of the puzzle that I like to be a part of and feel that controversy and that enthusiasm". As was when he stopped his auto on the front straightway on his celebratory victory lap, then got out and slapped the rear windshield while pointing at the grandstands.

Sports Danny Kanell Has An Interesting Take On Kirk Cousins
Author: 0 Danny Kanell Has An Interesting Take On Kirk Cousins

In his three seasons as a full-time starter for the Redskins (2015-17), Cousins threw for more than 4,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in each season. That will top the current highest average of $27.5 million, belonging to San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after he recently signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract.