Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has confirmed that he has retired from all forms of cricket. Pietersen has played white-ball cricket around the world since being exiled from the England setup in 2014, with stints in India , the Carribbean, Australia and South Africa , as well as Pakistan.
The Argentine manager has Victor Wanyama who plays in a similar role with Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko all options to back him up. But better than him? Southampton, who recently parted ways with Mauricio Pellegrino, are 17th in the Premier League with only one point above the relegation zone.
Saido Berahino could also come back into contention after improving his fitness levels but Stephen Ireland and Lee Grant remain out. Ashley Williams is suspended for this game and Eliaquim Mangala's knee injury will keep him out of this clash.
While Osaka barely broke a sweat in her 64 minute victory, it was a different story for Kasatkina, who emerged the victor after a marathon 4-6 6-4 7-5 battle against Williams. "I don't find excuses". And she was, you know, ready to play and ready to win the match. Ultimately the young Russian proved to be too strong for the 37-year-old Williams, who appeared to hit a wall at about the two and a half hour mark.
For the Colts , it's a big move in an otherwise quiet offseason devoid of big free-agent splashes. The Bills signed former Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron to a two-year worth $10 million this week, but that's "bridge quarterback" money and certainly doesn't preclude them from grabbing one of the top college prospects in this draft.
Vontaze Burfict finds himself in the news for the wrong reasons again. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Burfict is facing a four-game suspension stemming from a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. In the past, he would miss the first three games of both the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Meanwhile, Whitehead has played in 25 more games than Burfict has over the same span of time (93 games), making 54 starts and has totaled 378 tackles (268 solo), three sacks, two forced ...
Charleston scored the last seven points of the first half, including a 3-pointer by Joe Chealey , to pull into a 25-all tie. The shots weren't falling, so Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl turned to his quick hands on defense. Auburn is a 9-point favorite in tonight's contest. Still, despite an 0-for-6 start, Brown made sure to embody the tried-and-true scorer's motto of "shooters shoot".
Earlier this season, Chelsea registered a 2-1 win in the East Midlands before the two teams played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. Cesar Azpilicueta has been rested in the FA Cup at times this season but we're getting towards the business end of the competition so I think the Spaniard will keep his place alongside Andreas Christensen.
Sindhu , after the match, was simply happy to have won it. The Indian kept the shuttle in play, pushing Jindapol to the corners and returning the shuttles with immaculate ease early on. In an attritional battle which lasted one and 34 minutes, the Japanese player's relentless retrieving exhausted Sindhu out by the end of the match.
The 25-year-old was a 2013 third-round pick, and he has 11 interceptions and four sacks in 66 games. Mathieu signed a five-year, $62.5 million contract in 2016 with the Cardinals. "Lets go bro!" Mathieu tweeted in response to Watt. "Y'all see what's going on man !" Mathieu can line up at cornerback or safety, matching up against pass catchers with diverse skillsets and body types.
Chelsea's out-of-form striker Alvaro Morata has been left out of Spain's squad for their upcoming global friendlies against Germany and Argentina, according to a report on Sky Sports . Not so long ago, he was considered the first-choice striker for one of the favorites for the World Cup in Russian Federation. Morata has scored ten times in the Premier League this season, though Chelsea have struggled despite being defending champions.
Buffalo's win over Arizona was the largest ever by a No. 13 seed. Buffalo coach Nate Oats might've just poked the bear. Kentucky coach John Calipari said UB reminds him of the UMass teams he coached in the early '90s. It marked the second time the Mid-American Conference program made more than 15 shots from long range in a game this season. "I didn't really want to play in it", said Stewart, who added that his right leg was also sore after the Pac-12 Tournament, where USC played three ...
We had some absolutely insane games, like Loyola-Chicago knocking down what was basically a buzzer-beater to defeat Miami, Rhode Island and Oklahoma playing a barnburner that the Rams won in overtime, and Rob Gray was out of his mind in Houston's win over San Diego State.
Dortmund drew 0-0 with Red Bull Salzburg , so the Austrian side's 2-1 victory in Germany was enough for them to advance, with Lyon losing 3-2 to CSKA Moscow at home and exiting on away goals. Arsenal completed a 5-1 aggregate victory over seven-times European champions AC Milan , winning 3-1 on the night in north London after the Italians had scored first.
Rabada's public admission, though, which came after a discussion with his father, suggested he was all but resigned to sitting out the final two matches of the series. "Our strike rate is zero per cent at the moment with trying to challenge these cases, it will probably stay at zero", du Plessis said after the second Test.
Not that he minds at all. "I'll just talk to the people close to me", Porter said. Then Porter hurt his low back two minutes into Missouri's season opener and needed surgery. Missouri played without second-leading scorer Jordan Barnett , who was suspended for the game after a DUI arrest last weekend, and dressed just seven scholarship players.
And Blakeney sank the winning free throws with 1.8 seconds left, making two of three after drawing a foul on Tyreke Evans while shooting a 3-pointer off an isolation. The Nuggets now hit the road for a pivotal seven-game trip. Damian Lillard added 24 points for Portland on its longest run since also winning 11 in a row in 2013.
Caleb Martin missed a three at the buzzer to send the game to an extra period. But Coleman drilled a 3-pointer and came down and hit a three-pointer for the Longhorns, and Jericho Sims made a layup to provide Texas with breathing room. Texas led by as many as 14 points in the second half but could not stave off a Nevada comeback in the final minutes. Bamba posted a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
The decision comes two weeks after FIFA voted to write video assistant referees into the football rule book. VAR has undergone a trial period in Germany, Italy, English cup games as well as in the Club World Cup in 2016 and 2017 Confederations Cup.
The Cavaliers have only allowed one opponent to shoot better than 50 percent against them this season. This came when it mattered the most - in the NCAA tournament . UMBC stretched the margin to 41-27 with 14:57 to play on 3-pointer by Lyles . In a scintillating stretch of scoring prowess, Lyles made three free throws, a 3-pointer, back-to-back layups and a contested floater in the lane with the shot clock about to expire, all in a row.
The last eight also produced an all-English pairing as Liverpool was thrown together with English Premier League leaders Manchester City. Commenting on Liverpool's league fixture against Watford , Klopp said the Hornets' performance against Arsenal despite losing 3-0 should not be overlooked.
That could range from lead back to pass-protector to pass-catcher to short-yardage specialist. What's the difference? Probably the presence of Matt Patricia as the new head coach. Joining the Eagles as a free agent last season seemed like a odd thing to for LeGarrette Blount to do, but he felt there was something special brewing in Philadelphia.
A judge ruled that Harris didn't intend to hit Crews and only swung the flashlight because he believed that Crews was attacking his friend with a flagpole, according to the Washington Post . Their trials are scheduled for late April and early May, though Davis's trial has not been set yet. During the protest, a white nationalist rammed his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one person and injuring 19 others.
Vontaze Burfict can't seem to get out of his own way. According to ESPN , he's appealing a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He signed a three-year extension worth $38.7 million last September, but he played just 10 games last year as a result of injuries and suspensions.
Republican Danny Tarkanian of Las Vegas, who has frequently criticized Heller for failing to be a strong supporter of Trump's agenda, announced Friday morning that at the president's request, he made a decision to leave the Senate race against Heller.