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Smith, the captain who was banned for 12 months for allowing the ball-tampering, broke down at a press conference as he apologized for his role in the scandal on his return to Australia. "Despite telling media yesterday that I'm not resigning, after viewing Steve and Cameron's hurting, it is only fair that I make this decision". Smith was unable to complete his news conference at Sydney Airport and was ushered out of the room after a short display of raw emotion during which he repeatedly ...
  • Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Syringes found at athletes' village

    Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Syringes found at athletes' village

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    Isle of Man's Benjamin Li will hope his decision to take a sabbatical from his day job in the financial sector pays dividends at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games . There are players from many countries living in this complex. Despite the CGF reporting the items were found by a cleaner, Indian team manager Ajay Narang has said his team found syringes in a water bottle outside their accommodation and he took it to the medical commission for analysis.
  • Former Chelsea boss: Conte 'can't wait to leave'

    Former Chelsea boss: Conte 'can't wait to leave'

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    Pochettino could have also highlighted his tactical switch at half time against Chelsea , less than a month after he was criticised for not reacting quick enough during Spurs' Champions League last-16 loss to Juventus. We thought that Conte could be the man to rival Jose Mourinho's legacy here, but it doesn't appear as though that will now be the case. Alvaro Morata put Chelsea into an early lead with his first league goal since Boxing Day, but after that Chelsea were ...
  • Messi a 'difference maker' for Barca every time he plays - Valverde

    Messi a 'difference maker' for Barca every time he plays - Valverde

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    Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at San Mames on Saturday afternoon - with Athletic defender Unai Nunez and Celta substitute Brais Mendez both also netting for the first time in LaLiga. Umtiti has made 22 LaLiga appearances as Barca top the standings, and 34 in all competitions ahead of the club's Champions League quarter-final showdown with Roma .
  • Rams Announce 2018 Offseason Program Dates

    Rams Announce 2018 Offseason Program Dates

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    The Kansas City Chiefs are officially two weeks away from having players return for the voluntary offseason workout program. The second phase is also limited to four hours per day, but all coaches are allowed on the field. Phase one of the NFL's official offseason workout program kicks off for the Cleveland Browns in two short weeks. Teams may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players, which must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.
  • Jim Mora explains draft comments about former UCLA QB Josh Rosen

    Jim Mora explains draft comments about former UCLA QB Josh Rosen

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    Mora recently raised eyebrows when he suggested that the Cleveland Browns should sign quarterback Sam Darnold instead of Rosen during the upcoming draft. "He'd come to the sidelines after a play and it was uncanny- he could right away say exactly why he made every decision". This isn't how you handle a draft process for your former quarterback.
  • Bucks blow lead, lose in OT in Denver

    Bucks blow lead, lose in OT in Denver

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    Denver had an explosive second quarter and outscored Milwaukee 41-28. With the win, Denver (42-35) moved to just one game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Greek Freak, as he is affectionately known, is fourth in the National Basketball Association in scoring at 27.3 points per game and is averaging a double-double with 10 rebounds .
  • Henrik, Daniel Sedin To Retire After 17 NHL Seasons

    Henrik, Daniel Sedin To Retire After 17 NHL Seasons

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    Those final games will undoubtedly be emotional for the brothers and the Canucks fans that have cheered them on for almost two decades in Vancouver. The twins said they announced their retirement now so they could share the final three games of the season with the fans, friends and family that have made the past 18 years so special.
  • Ball-tampering row: David Warner's wife Candice blames herself for husband's crisis

    Ball-tampering row: David Warner's wife Candice blames herself for husband's crisis

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    Opening batsman Warner was banned for one year from domestic and worldwide cricket over the plot to change the condition of the ball on the third day of the third Test against South Africa eight days ago. The Kiwi airline released a teasing video via Twitter on Wednesday saying that Smith could visit New Zealand's South Island "to escape the heat back home", while referring to New Zealand's use of "legal swing bowling" to dismantle England's shoddy batting line-up during the pink ball test ...
  • LeBron James' 'Uninterrupted' reportedly sends letter to Alabama football over copyright issue

    LeBron James' 'Uninterrupted' reportedly sends letter to Alabama football over copyright issue

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    James is contending that Alabama has lifted concepts from a program on " Uninterrupted ", the digital media platform he co-founded with business partner Maverick Carter. According to ESPN, the premiere episode generated approximately 4 million views across Uninterrupted.com and ESPN's YouTube channel. James and his business partner, Maverick Carter, brought the platform and web series to the internet previous year.
  • South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen to replace Steve Smith in Rajasthan Royals' squad

    South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen to replace Steve Smith in Rajasthan Royals' squad

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    Smith was banned by BCCI from playing the IPL this year after his name emerged in the ball-tampering episode during the third Test match between Australia and South Africa. "I feel it is an added responsibility and also a big challenge for me", said Rahane. Klaasen also hit a 30-ball 69 in the second Twenty20 global, which South Africa won, although they ended up losing the T20I series 2-1.
  • William Shatner praises Tottenham after they finally beat Chelsea at home

    William Shatner praises Tottenham after they finally beat Chelsea at home

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    I'm so happy for... He added: "He's a great talent, only 21, and sometimes we lose focus on that". They are already eight points adrift of Chelsea , and another 13 from their north London rivals Tottenham and this is only the third season they have failed to reach 50 points after 30 Premier League fixtures - the last two were in 1993 and 1995, both in the pre-Wenger era.
  • Salah scores to equal Drogba Premier League record

    Salah scores to equal Drogba Premier League record

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    The former Barcelona coach also revealed that he hopes his team do not become too affected by what is sure to be an incredible atmosphere at Anfield when the two sides face each other on Wednesday. "We knew coming here would be hard, I thought the lads reacted brilliantly to grind out a result". "At specific moments I think we are on a similar level, but they did it much more consistently".
  • Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's Dele Alli is under too much pressure

    Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham's Dele Alli is under too much pressure

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    Chelsea had a chance to take the lead a minute later after the restart, when the ball fell to Marcos Alonso who was making a run into the visitors' box, but he could only blast high and wide off Lloris' goal. We have to be focused and try to prepare the next game - so tough against Stoke - and focus and try to work hard. "It means that our value is this". Conte also suggested the Blues' position vindicated his continued complaints throughout the season over the board's transfer policy.
  • Black Caps eye chance to end worldwide summer on a high

    Black Caps eye chance to end worldwide summer on a high

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    Bad light was England's enemy late on day four as play was called off with 24 overs still scheduled to be bowled. Having declared at 352/9, England were looking to scalp early wickets to put New Zealand in a tricky position but Tom Latham (25*) and Jeet Raval (17*) held the fort and remained 42/0 at stumps .
  • Tim Paine 'proud of spirit' as series defeat looms for Australia

    Tim Paine 'proud of spirit' as series defeat looms for Australia

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    The hosts are ahead by 401 runs and will look to build an unassailable lead with two full days remaining. Australia resumed their innings in desperate trouble on 110 for six, and after a cautious start took the attack to the South Africa , particularly spinner Maharaj (2-83).