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‘I was not good enough’ – Gambhir

‘I was not good enough’ – Gambhir

The writing was on the wall the moment you saw Gautam Gambhir, Ricky Ponting and Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua walk out for a press conference two days before the team's second home game of the season. Gambhir, the astute leader who turned around Kolkata Knight Riders' fortunes, was struggling with the bat and his…
Why Gambhir had few options but to quit as Daredevils captain

Why Gambhir had few options but to quit as Daredevils captain

Poor batting form Gautam Gambhir stepped down as the Delhi Daredevils captain on Wednesday, after his side had lost five of their first six games this IPL season, but the problem was his batting. According to ESPNcricinfo's new metrics for T20 cricket, Gambhir has been among the three worst specialist batsmen this season. His strike…
If you’re going to the World Cup, go to Manchester

If you’re going to the World Cup, go to Manchester

ESPNcricinfo can reveal the full and - nearly - final schedule of the 2019 World Cup. It was approved by the ICC's CEC (chief executives' committee) and will be presented to the ICC Board, for final approval, on Thursday in Kolkata. Here are five takeaways from the schedule as it stands. The schedule for the…
Brewers’ Thames goes on DL with thumb injury

Brewers’ Thames goes on DL with thumb injury

The Milwaukee Brewers placed first baseman Eric Thames on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a ligament tear in his left thumb. Thames, 31, left Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Royals in the ninth inning. In his second season with Milwaukee, Thames has seven homers, one behind the National League lead. He's hitting .250…
Sources: Bryant rejects Ravens’ multiyear offer

Sources: Bryant rejects Ravens’ multiyear offer

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned down a multiyear offer from the Baltimore Ravens, ESPN has confirmed. Bryant wants a one-year deal and a chance to prove himself, in hopes of getting a bigger long-term deal in 2019, sources said. The news was first reported by The Doomsday Podcast. The Ravens' interest in…
Kenseth returns to drive Cup races for Roush

Kenseth returns to drive Cup races for Roush

3:28 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Matt Kenseth will return to NASCAR Cup Series competition, running select races for Roush Fenway Racing this year in the No. 6 car normally driven by Trevor Bayne. The number of…
Vick to be O-coordinator in new AAF league

Vick to be O-coordinator in new AAF league

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who rose to stardom as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, will be an offensive coordinator for Atlanta's Alliance of American Football team. The Alliance of American Football, the professional football league that is scheduled to debut next February, announced Wednesday morning that it will have a team in Atlanta…
2018 NFL draft cheat sheet

2018 NFL draft cheat sheet

Who are the top prospects available in the 2018 NFL draft? Who are the perfect fits for each team? Which players -- from early-round blue-chippers to late-round sleepers -- project to become stars at the next level? Get the best analysis from all of ESPN Insider's experts here, including Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Football…
24th match (N), Indian Premier League at Bengaluru, Apr 25 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

24th match (N), Indian Premier League at Bengaluru, Apr 25 2018 | Match Preview...

Big picture Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The two usual suspects have been the ones making the runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the rest struggling to find any kind of form. While Kohli's efforts have come in defeats, de Villiers bailed RCB out in two tense situations - smashing an unbeaten 90 in…
Iyer replaces Gambhir as Daredevils captain

Iyer replaces Gambhir as Daredevils captain

Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of the Delhi Daredevils after the team suffered another woeful start to the IPL. According to his recommendation, the 23-year old batsman Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as his successor. "I take full responsibility for where we are at the points table," Gambhir said. "I thought I hadn't…
Will coaches be replaced by general managers soon?

Will coaches be replaced by general managers soon?

In 2015, Mohammad Khan, an American with his own marketing and consultancy agency, sent an unsolicited email to the Chalak Mitra Group, a private equity and investment firm, about a sponsorship opportunity in Formula One. The email would change his life, and possibly T20 cricket, in ways that Khan could never have imagined. A few…
23rd match (N), Indian Premier League at Mumbai, Apr 24 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

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

Sunrisers Hyderabad 118 (Williamson 29, Yusuf 29, Markande 2-15) beat Mumbai Indians 87 (Suryakumar 34, Kaul 3-23, Rashid 2-11) by 31 runs Defending 118 - their second-lowest total in IPL history - a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad attack systematically dismantled Mumbai Indians for 87 at the Wankhede Stadium, handing the hosts their fifth loss in six…