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SACA hoping for agreement on player contracts

SACA hoping for agreement on player contracts
CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts, which SACA hopes will in place by May 1. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CSA and SACA, which expires on April 30, is likely to be delayed, leaving the majority…

22nd match (N), Indian Premier League at Delhi, Apr 23 2018...

22nd match (N), Indian Premier League at Delhi, Apr 23 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
Kings XI Punjab 143 for 8 (Nair 34, Plunkett 3-17, Boult 2-21) beat Delhi Daredevils 139 for 8 (Iyer 57, Rajpoot 2-23, Mujeeb 2-25) by four runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details Delhi Daredevils rung in five changes, limited a Chris Gayle-less Kings XI Punjab batting line-up to 143 for 8, but they ultimately lost a last-ball…

Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday

Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday
Pakistan will not have to wait long to be reunited with Mohammad Amir, after the fast bowler's UK visa was issued on Tuesday. The PCB confirmed that Amir will fly out to join the rest of the squad - who flew earlier this week - on Wednesday morning. That should place him in contention to…

‘I wanted to beat Australia twice’

‘I wanted to beat Australia twice’
The year 1998 was truly purple for Sachin Tendulkar: a record 1894 runs at an average of 65.31, with nine hundreds and a truly ahead-of-the-times strike rate of 102.15. It turned out to be his best bowling year too: 24 wickets at 26.5, a match-winning five-for among them. But he had started the year struggling…

From labour camps to left-arm fast

From labour camps to left-arm fast
11:27 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Salauddin Sakil's life as a migrant labourer on the outskirts of Dubai was tough and painful. "We used to head out to work at 4am every day," Sakil told ESPNcricinfo. "We had to put our cooked rice in a polythene bag. We couldn't eat from a plate because of the…

Talking points: Ashwin’s captaincy does the trick for Kings XI

Talking points: Ashwin’s captaincy does the trick for Kings XI
Why is everyone praising R Ashwin's captaincy? Well, first, he put his captaincy in the spotlight by saying he was going to be unpredictable. Second, he's taken a team that finished eighth, eighth and fifth in their last three IPL seasons to the top of the table, and his decisions have had a lot to…

Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder

Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder
SALT LAKE CITY -- With the Oklahoma City Thunder in full desperation mode, the first six minutes of Game 4 were downright heated, and even in an eventual blowout, didn't slow up much from there. The Utah Jazz handled business 113-96 to take a 3-1 series lead behind 33 points from Donovan Mitchell, but there…

Andujar joins DiMaggio, Mantle in Yankees lore

Andujar joins DiMaggio, Mantle in Yankees lore
NEW YORK -- The Yankees' big bats had a breakout night Monday in the Bronx, headlined by a series of home runs from the likes of vets Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius and fresher faces such as Tyler Austin and Miguel Andujar. Homers, including Andujar's, which made history, weren't the only types of hits that…

Rockies’ female reporter calls Monday’s game

Rockies’ female reporter calls Monday’s game
Jenny Cavnar joined a prestigious group of women to call televised play-by-play for a major league team. Cavnar called Monday's San Diego Padres-Colorado Rockies game in Denver -- a special game for Cavnar, who has served as a game analyst on radio broadcasts and reported for both teams over her 12-year career in Major League…

Rockets take off for 50-point quarter vs. Wolves

Rockets take off for 50-point quarter vs. Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Rockets blew open Game 4 against the Minnesota Timberwolves with the second-highest-scoring quarter in NBA playoff history. The Rockets scored 50 points in the third quarter of their 119-100 win Monday night, matching their total from the first half and falling one point shy of the NBA playoff record. The Los…

WR Jones deletes Falcons pics from Instagram

WR Jones deletes Falcons pics from Instagram
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has yet to join the team for offseason workouts, according to multiple sources, and the deletion of Falcons photos from his Instagram page fueled speculation regarding unrest between Jones and the team. Jones was not with his teammates when the Falcons officially began offseason workouts last week but was expected…

23rd match (N), Indian Premier League at Mumbai, Apr 24 2018...

23rd match (N), Indian Premier League at Mumbai, Apr 24 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo
Big Picture Mumbai Indians are in an interesting position: they have only one win from five matches but they also have a positive net run rate that's better than at least three other teams. That means they are primed to do what they do best: beat teams late in the competition and edge them out.…