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Sport FIFA Chooses Judges for Russia-2018 World Cup
Author: 0 FIFA Chooses Judges for Russia-2018 World Cup

Three other finals have been refereed by Englishmen - George Reader in 1950, William Ling in 1954 and Jack Taylor in 1974. From now until the World Cup in June, the chosen referees, the assistant referees and the VARs will be supervised and supported by the FIFA Arbitration individually to ensure they be fully prepared.

Sport Travel Sharknado movie to end franchise
Author: 0 Travel Sharknado movie to end franchise

While Sharknado 6's time-traveling premise does seem created to wrap up the franchise for good, film history is littered with planned "final installments" that didn't end up being the end. Fox will return for the final installment. "This time, it's not how to stop the sharknados, it's when". Additionally, we can expect to see a veritable "Who's that?" of cameos from celebrities that audiences are expected to recognize .

Sport LeBron matches MJ's double-digit scoring mark
Author: 0 LeBron matches MJ's double-digit scoring mark

Chris Bosh won two championships alongside LeBron James with the Miami Heat, but he doesn't believe his former teammate is the top candidate for 2017-18 NBA MVP. Over the final 28, James scored another 31 points to give himself 41 points, shooting 14-of-26 from the field in the Cavs win. However, James already had passed Jordan as the league's all-time leading playoff scorer last spring.

Sport Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame
Author: 0 Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

Wojnarowski reports that Jason Kidd , Steve Nash and Maurice Cheeks , who briefly coached the Pistons, also will be part of the 2018 class. Nash played 18 total seasons for the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers and has the ninth-best career 3-point field goal percentage of all time (.428).

Sport Former Met, major-league star Rusty Staub dies at 73
Author: 0 Former Met, major-league star Rusty Staub dies at 73

Thursday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Palm Beach. Rusty Staub, the hard-swinging right-fielder who became the Montreal Expos first superstar, has died at the age of 73. His final at-bat came with the Mets in October 1985. Staub was a fantastic hitter during his playing days, racking up 2,716 hits and 292 home runs, along with a.279 average.

Sport Smith, Lehmann reduced to tears amid ball-tampering scandal
Author: 0 Smith, Lehmann reduced to tears amid ball-tampering scandal

Smith cried on several occasions during the press conference in Sydney and had to be ushered from the room shortly after raising how he'd let down his father. The England captain had little sympathy for the plights of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft when he was asked about the extraordinary affair on the eve of the second Test here but was keen to see the bigger picture.

Sport Joel Embiid Posts Instagram Video from Hospital After Markelle Fultz Collision
Author: 0 Joel Embiid Posts Instagram Video from Hospital After Markelle Fultz Collision

After making his first All-Star appearance and leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 44-30 record, the future is bright for both the 24-year-old and the franchise. He remained on the floor for several minutes before finally being assisted by Philadelphia's trainer. Embiid sat up before laying back down. "I was trying to get the ball at the same time I was watching him, but I mean, my heart dropped really", Fultz told reporters after the game .

Sport 'Stain on the game': Warner breaks silence, apologises
Author: 0 'Stain on the game': Warner breaks silence, apologises

I hope in time I can earn back respect and forgiveness". Australian cricketer David Warner has apologised for his role in the ball-tampering scandal , acknowledging it was a "stain on the game". "You are affecting your parents and to see how my old man's been... No other players or support staff had prior knowledge and this includes Darren Lehmann, who despite inaccurate media reports , has not resigned from his position", said Sutherland.

Sport EPL: Mourinho convinces Bale to sign for Manchester United
Author: 0 EPL: Mourinho convinces Bale to sign for Manchester United

Bale has endured a rather frustrating time at the Bernabeu of late after seeing his season once again scuppered by injuries. Things have changed for Bale recently as he's no longer a guaranteed started under Zinedine Zidane while he's no longer a favourite of club president Florentino Perez.

Sport First look at Michigan's Final Four opponent: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
Author: 0 First look at Michigan's Final Four opponent: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers

By the time workers had swept the confetti off the floor, how to keep Moser loomed as common of a question for Loyola-Chicago fans as how to beat MI. "I think it's insane!" said Durkee. She's an inspiring story, for sure. Maybe you've been depressed since your bracket (along with millions of others) was destroyed by the defeat of No.

Sport Lehmann to quit as Australia coach after 4th Test
Author: 0 Lehmann to quit as Australia coach after 4th Test

Steve Smith, labelled the next Don Bradman of cricket for his consistent form and knack of playing big knocks, was handed a one-year ban from playing cricket by Cricket Australia for orchestrating the ball-tampering incident. Warner was also found guilty of "provision of advice to a junior player (Bancroft) regarding how a ball could be artificially altered including demonstrating how it could be done".

Author: 0 David Warner issues heartfelt apology for ball-tampering scandal

Former Australian skipper Steve Smith broke down in tears as he fronted the media at Sydney International Airport on Thursday night, saying he "made a serious error in judgement" in South Africa. "The thing that breaks my heart the most", Bancroft said, "is that I've given up my spot in the team for someone else". "I need to take a deep breath and spend time with family, friends and trusted advisers".

Sport Australia cricket coach quits, captain breaks down in tears
Author: 0 Australia cricket coach quits, captain breaks down in tears

Sutherland added: "Clearly this has caused a huge amount of damage for the game of cricket as a whole, and certainly Australian cricket, and it's compromised the fans" confidence and faith in cricket. Rohit posted a message on his twitter account saying, "The video of Steve Smith being escorted at the airport and his most recent press conference resonated with me".

Sport 'HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB' - Antonio Conte backed by Chelsea ace
Author: 0 'HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB' - Antonio Conte backed by Chelsea ace

He's a good coach, without doubt - he's actually one of the best around. Chelsea are also into the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League as well, with the Blues seeing off Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage 4-2 back on 14th March. Chelsea are going through a hard season, and they could miss out on a spot in the Premier League top four. "We have to check these two situations", Conte said.

Sport Judge tosses many charges in PSU frat death
Author: 0 Judge tosses many charges in PSU frat death

Conspiracy charges have been added for some of the defendants, CBS Philadelphia reports . District Judge Allen Sinclair threw out almost 300 new or refiled counts Wednesday but allowed some alcohol and hazing-related charges to stand. "My office is committed to seeking justice for Timothy Piazza and his family and holding responsible individuals accountable for their actions, consistent with the law and the evidence in this case".

Sport Waterloo chosen for medical cannabis dispensary
Author: 0 Waterloo chosen for medical cannabis dispensary

The Department of Health's website will continue to be available for physicians who would like to publicize their availability and willingness to offer medical marijuana as a treatment option for patients, but the public physician registry will no longer be a requirement.

Sport Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia head coach
Author: 0 Darren Lehmann resigns as Australia head coach

Smith and Warner, already stripped of their positions, were handed 12-month bans and Bancroft a nine-month suspension by Cricket Australia on Wednesday for conspiring to scuff up the ball with sandpaper during the third test against South Africa.

Sport Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal star is regularly substituted
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger explains why Arsenal star is regularly substituted

He has, however, become more of a valuable squad member with impressive performances to improve his reputation. Reports in Germany suggest that Tuchel has rejected Bayern, and is instead ready to replace Wenger at Arsenal but, according to Sky sources , that is not the case.

Sport Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal
Author: 0 Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal

That was due to run until the end of the 2019 Ashes series in England, but now Lehmann has joined the casualties of Australia's Cape Town debacle. Cricket Australia said they had been suspended from "all global and domestic cricket" while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was exiled for nine months over the ball-tampering incident during the third Test in South Africa.

Sport Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four
Author: 0 Villanova Basketball: 5 reasons why Wildcats should defeat Jayhawks in Final Four

What: TVs will be set up in the lounge, as well as a big-screen projection in the main room. KU's pep band and spirit squad will be on hand. The men's basketball team left Allen Fieldhouse at 2 p.m. The victor of the Kansas-Villanova game advances to play the victor of the matchup between Loyola-Chicago and MI for the national title on Monday. "Players come to Kansas to play in games just like this", Self said of Kansas' Elite Eight showdown with Duke.

Sport Sindhu, Mandhana among four Indians in Forbes 30 Under-30 Asians
Author: 0 Sindhu, Mandhana among four Indians in Forbes 30 Under-30 Asians

Judges for the Entertainment & Sports category include Kris Wu and Chatri Sityodtong, a martial artist and entrepreneur from Thailand. According to the Forbes , some of Pakistan's most innovative minds are opting for careers in the critically important sector of healthcare.

Sport Mohamed Salah: Transfer insider makes Liverpool revelation
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah: Transfer insider makes Liverpool revelation

Liverpool secured a deal for the Egyptian global from Roma in the summer for a fee of just £37million despite seeing the likes of Neymar move to Paris Saint-Germain for incredible money. Roma President Jim Pallotta hit back at critics claiming "the club is a supermarket". We've tied Under down on a five-year contract, and the situation's similar with Alisson .

Sport Del Potro Downs Raonic For 15th Straight Win
Author: 0 Del Potro Downs Raonic For 15th Straight Win

He won the first five points of the breaker, eventually taking it 7-1. Order was soon restored as both men held for the next eight games, sending the contest to a deciding tiebreak, in which Raonic never recovered after double-faulting to fall 2-0 down.

Sport Kiper mocks fast-rising DT prospect to Lions at 1.20
Author: 0 Kiper mocks fast-rising DT prospect to Lions at 1.20

The Cleveland Browns will be the center of speculation for the next few weeks as they hold the No. 1 overall and No. 4 overall selections in the 2018 NFL Draft . He said he wanted his quarterback of 2017, DeShone Kizer , to complete 65 percent of his passes. The Colts sent the third overall pick to NY in exchange for the sixth overall pick, two 2018 second round picks, and a 2019 second round pick.

Sport Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal
Author: 0 Warner apologises for 'my part' in tampering scandal

While addressing the press, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said, "Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft all charged after it was found they had prior knowledge of the ball tampering incident". The coach Darren Lehmann then sent out a message through 12th man Peter Handscomb demanding what was happening, following which Bancroft shoved a yellow object down his pants, prompting scrutiny from the match officials.

Sport Does Ronda Rousey Think Floyd Mayweather Will Throw Hands in The Octagon?
Author: 0 Does Ronda Rousey Think Floyd Mayweather Will Throw Hands in The Octagon?

Nearly five years ago, Holloway was beaten by The Notorious by unanimous decision in Boston - but since then he has gone on a 12-fight unbeaten run and been crowned the 145lbs champion. "The guy keeps jabbing at me and jabbing at me, or whatever, and every time I reply they're like, 'Why are you doing this?" 'Hands down, I know this.

Sport Hearthstone Welcomes the Year of the Raven
Author: 0 Hearthstone Welcomes the Year of the Raven

In-game tournament support will be launched as a beta "around the middle of the year" and by the sound of things will be relatively bare bones to begin with, handling matchmaking and locking down decklists. Perhaps one of the biggest changes coming to Hearthstone during the Year of the Raven is the introduction of long-awaited in-game tournaments. First, a bunch of cards will head off to retirement, including Ice Block and Coldlight Oracle .

Sport Michael Clarke raises concerns for the mental welfare of banned players
Author: 0 Michael Clarke raises concerns for the mental welfare of banned players

Lehmann started off with a statement saying the players involved 'made grave mistakes, but were not bad people, ' and added that their health and mental well-being was extremely important. In addition, all three players will also be required to undertake 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket. As a result, Sutherland said the trio have been reported for breaching article 2.3.5 of Cricket Australia's Code of Conduct.

Sport Gareth Southgate: The referee did not make 'clear and obvious' error
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate: The referee did not make 'clear and obvious' error

England , so assertive from the outset in Amsterdam, were initially sloppy on their return to action on home soil. But progress all the same. However, numerous players in the Three Lions squad are young. They did nearly have something to cheer about however after Raheem Sterling slipped Vardy through with a smart pass, but the forward's effort was tame and barely troubled Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Sport Robben growing impatient with Bayern Munich
Author: 0 Robben growing impatient with Bayern Munich

The Poland global has been linked with a potential move away from the German giants at the end of the season, with heavyweights of European football ready to offer the 29-year-old a new challenge. However, Robben has admitted the end of his career is near and that he will have to rely on a "gut feeling" to make his decision. "I think that's the hardest part of getting into an age where you know, the end is coming closer, making the right decision is always, always difficult".

Sport Manchester United eye move for Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal
Author: 0 Manchester United eye move for Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal

And according to the bookies, United are just ahead of the Blues in the race to land Bayern's Vidal. Manchester United are leading the chase for Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal . United have also been linked with Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri and Lazio's Serbian star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Paul Pogba has found his form again on the global break but has struggled badly at club level.

Sport Premier League Looking At Possibility Of Two-Week Winter Break
Author: 0 Premier League Looking At Possibility Of Two-Week Winter Break

I mean, it's a good idea to have a break, but to think that this particular break makes England more ready for Euro 2020 than other nations is a bit, shall we say, optimistic? Winter breaks happen elsewhere. And many leading figures within the game would also welcome the end of two-legged semifinals in the League Cup, instead having the tie staged as one game at a neutral venue.

Sport Best Player in the NBA Thinks He Should Be MVP
Author: 0 Best Player in the NBA Thinks He Should Be MVP

He had his way against Charlotte in two previous meetings this season, combining for 58 points, 22 rebounds and 21 assists. "Like I've always said , the best thing about him is his will", teammate Evan Turner said of Lillard. James scored 16 points in the second quarter and 13 in the third on 10-of-15 shooting, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc as the Cavaliers built a 17-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Sport Royals' Perez to miss 4-6 weeks after injury
Author: 0 Royals' Perez to miss 4-6 weeks after injury

After resting and icing the remainder of the night, he recieved an MRI Wednesday, which revealed a grade 2 sprain. But the freak injury leaves the Royals without one of their top hitters when they open against the White Sox on Thursday. What a brutal and unfortunate way to start the year for Perez and the Royals. He's started all five Opening Days, with at least 129 games played and a minimum of 499 plate appearances each season.