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Virat Kohli is a ‘fantastic captain’, says Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc

Virat Kohli is a ‘fantastic captain’, says Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc

Shastri admitted that Jadeja's recovery has taken more time than expected. "The last thing we wanted was someone breaking down after five or 10 overs and then we are stuck for players to pick for Melbourne or Sydney. But coach Ravi Shastri did mention that Pandya has played just one first-class game after returning from injury and they will have to be careful. Monga said the mixed messages from India's captain and coach alluded to an alarming problem in the Indian camp and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Sachin Tendulkar defends Perth pitch after it was rated as 'average'

Sachin Tendulkar defends Perth pitch after it was rated as 'average'

At the beginning of the year, the ICC introduced a disciplinary system with six ratings - very good, good, average, below average, poor and unfit - to ensure Test pitches are produced of the highest quality. The MCG pitch used for last summer's Ashes match between Australia and England was rated as "poor", which will keep the venue's staff under the pump ahead of next week's crucial match. Consulte Mais Informação

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Austin Rivers agrees to deal with Rockets

Austin Rivers agrees to deal with Rockets

Rivers started the season with the Wizards but was dealt to the Suns on December 17. But before Rivers even played a game in a Suns uniform, he was waived so he could seek a team with playoff hopes. "I thought we had some more time to get this going together, but you know, they want to go in a different direction apparently". Chris Paul is out for multiple weeks with a grade 2 hamstring strain and will miss the Rockets' clash against the Warriors on January 3. Consulte Mais Informação

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Solskjaer smile boosting United already says Young

Solskjaer smile boosting United already says Young

United made a bright start to life under new caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Saturday, cruising to a 5-1 win at Cardiff , and impressing with an attacking intent that had been lacking at times under Mourinho . "We moved the ball quicker", Shaw said. Mourinho might not want to hear it but Fergie got things spot on. "We know, also, it's not only the manager's fault that results are not good but this is football and we have to carry on and to fight for the club. Consulte Mais Informação

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Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role

Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role

Amazingly, Solskjaer is the first manager in Manchester United history to have a presence on social media, while Phelan, in a odd twist, continues to use the site since his arrival. "There's a lot of players Jose Mourinho has brought in that have not delivered". "There will be players pleased in the dressing room but that's normal that's football, not everyone gets on with the manager. Consulte Mais Informação

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UFC 232 to be moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles

UFC 232 to be moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles

Jones took, and passed , a test in California on Saturday. That could be because they'll be trying to make a Jones-Cormier rematch a reality - even though neither fighter has indicated they're interested in trying that matchup again - before Cormier retires or what, but they want this fight to happen on the December 29 card and will make that happen by moving the entire card to L.A. Consulte Mais Informação

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Banned Steve Smith reveals details of ball-tampering debacle

Banned Steve Smith reveals details of ball-tampering debacle

Smith's press-conference in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal was a tearful affair, with him breaking down multiple times. "But I've had a close group of people around me to help me know that it's OK", Smith said. Having struggled to get out of bed on the darkest days of a year-long ban, Steve Smith is ready to return a better person and batsman as he braces for a hostile reception in England next year. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mourinho deserves respect for achievements at Man United - Luke Shaw

Mourinho deserves respect for achievements at Man United - Luke Shaw

United have refused to confirm or deny reports that the 25-year-old has been fined as a result while sponsors Adidas took responsibility for the issue. "We work even if not everything went well". "Of course we want the top four, we want to be playing in the Champions League next season". Solskjaer gave an impressive first audition as United boss but Mauricio Pochettino is still their No.1 choice and Shaw knows him well from Southampton. Consulte Mais Informação

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Relentless Warrington beats Frampton to retain IBF featherweight title

Relentless Warrington beats Frampton to retain IBF featherweight title

Warrington was therefore awarded a unanimous decision by two scores of 116-112 and one of 116-113 in the first defence of his world title as he extended his unbeaten professional record to 28-0. "Carl's still got my full respect. But he's a tough, tough man". There were times this week when I thought to myself 'why didn't we just have a steady one? "He'll go down as one of the great champions at super-bantam and featherweight". Consulte Mais Informação

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Stevenson awake and healing, says girlfriend

Stevenson awake and healing, says girlfriend

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness after three weeks in a coma following a December 1 knockout loss, his girlfriend said on Saturday. God's statement gave no indication of when Stevenson emerged from a coma. Stevenson was making the 10th title defense of his five-and-a-half-year title reign against Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) and was ahead on two of the scorecards when Gvozdyk stormed back in the 11th round, landing eight unanswered punches, including a left hand and two ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Mariners finalizing a trade for outfielder Domingo Santana from the Brewers

Mariners finalizing a trade for outfielder Domingo Santana from the Brewers

Gamel has hit 13 home runs in 268 career big-league games, including his time with the Yankees before the Mariners acquired him for minor league pitchers Jio Orozco and Juan De Paula. David Stearns says he likes his left-handed bat and he "provides a solid fit for our roster". Stearns said adding Zavalos was a boost after the Brewers had targeted the right-hander in the 2018 amateur draft. Consulte Mais Informação

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Aston Villa swoop for Croatia goalkeeper Kalinic

Aston Villa swoop for Croatia goalkeeper Kalinic

Kalinic is set to become Villa's first-choice keeper with Norwegian Orjan Nyland failing to convince between the sticks so far this season. He made his way through the youth academy and made his debut in 2011. Kalinić (28) was confirmed today as Aston Villa's latest signing. " We are delighted to be signing someone of Lovre's experience and quality ", Smith told the club website. Consulte Mais Informação

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