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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.…

Pakistan hit by Mohammad Amir visa delay

Pakistan hit by Mohammad Amir visa delay
Pakistan's team took off for their tour of Ireland and England on Monday morning without one essential member of the squad: Mohammad Amir. The pace spearhead's departure has been held back because of a delay in his visa, but the PCB are confident that he should be granted a visa this week. Amir is the…

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test as CSA confirm 2018-19 fixtures

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test as CSA confirm 2018-19 fixtures
South Africa will play five home Tests, 13 ODIs and nine T20s in the 2018-19 summer, which will see incoming tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The international fixtures, released on Monday, start on September 30 and end on March 24 but there is a 10-week gap between mid-October and Boxing Day, leaving room…

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies
Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan, the No. 1 ranked T20I bowler, has been added to the World XI squad that will take on West Indies in a one-off T20I at Lord's on May 31. The match is being organised to raise funds for the reconstruction of stadiums that were damaged in the Caribbean last year by…

K Gowtham ‘believed’ in his miracle

K Gowtham ‘believed’ in his miracle
The equation read 43 off 17 balls when an uncapped batsman walks in to play his fifth IPL innings. One of the best death bowlers in the world will take charge of the next over. His previous six balls produced two wickets and only one run. How do you think the game ends? With the…

21st match (N), Indian Premier League at Jaipur, Apr 22 2018...

21st match (N), Indian Premier League at Jaipur, Apr 22 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
Rajasthan Royals 168 for 7 (Samson 52, Stokes 40, Gowtham 33*, Hardik 2-25, Bumrah 2-28) beat Mumbai Indians 167 for 7 (Suryakumar 72, Kishan 58, Archer 3-22, Kulkarni 2-32) by three wickets play4:57 Dasgupta: Gowtham relied on smart shots, not slogsShaun Tait, James Faulkner and Deep Dasgupta discuss where Mumbai Indians fell short in another…