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Author: 0 Kingsmead Test: South Africa keep Australian batsmen in check

Smith feasted on the English during the Ashes series and will want to improve on the moderate series he had under Michael Clarke's captaincy in the 2013/14 season. The world's leading Test batsman, Smith said a century in tough conditions at Centurion on Australia's previous tour in 2013/14 had given him the confidence that he could score runs against any bowling attack.

Sports Spurs boss Pochettino fears VAR could 'kill' emotion in football
Author: 0 Spurs boss Pochettino fears VAR could 'kill' emotion in football

With both Harry Kane and Dele Alli left on the bench for the FA Cup fifth-round replay, spot-kick responsibility fell to Son, who had never previously taken a penalty in Tottenham colours. Firstly, using VAR should never have been rushed into and secondly the failure to consult the two most important stakeholders - the fans and the players - about possibly one of the biggest changes in football history.

Sports Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic Praises Fellow Teammate Scott McTominay
Author: 0 Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic Praises Fellow Teammate Scott McTominay

Mourinho wants McTominay to make the decision that's best for him, yet according to the Telegraph , the United manager has given Scotland a head start in the race. McTominay is in the running for the club's player of the month award, along with two of his senior team-mates David de Gea and Romelu Lukaku. Manchester United are reportedly ready to admit defeat in their bid to keep hold of Marouane Fellaini at Old Trafford beyond the summer.

Sports Arsenal v Manchester City - story of the match
Author: 0 Arsenal v Manchester City - story of the match

Wenger was anxious about his team's psychology coming into this game and City are in irresistible mode, two turning to three six minutes later with the sensational Leroy Sane getting on the scoresheet. "First half was hard for us after what happened on Sunday". Arsenal's most steady defender, Nacho Monreal will be absent due to injury, putting the onus on his replacement, either Sead Kolasinac or Ainsley Maitland-Niles to defend robustly.

Sports James Harden Licked His Lips After Dropping Wesley Johnson, Hitting 3
Author: 0 James Harden Licked His Lips After Dropping Wesley Johnson, Hitting 3

During last year's Eastern Conference semifinals against Toronto, James spun the ball twice in Serge Ibaka's face before draining a 3-pointer directly in front of the Cleveland bench. "I'm thinking, 'This is not a good matchup,"' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. We were just dead. At this point in the season there are only 24 games left to be played.

Sports Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview
Author: 0 Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

Pep Guardiola-coached City, who are outright EPL title favourites after having a 13-point advantage, got their first title of the season on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal . There have been reports this week that his future could be up for debate at the end of the season and the mood music feels different this time. Don't be too hard on yourself Tony, good parents allow their children to make their own mistakes, if not how would they learn? There is a sense that the club, which ...

Sports IOC reinstates Russia's Olympic membership despite failed doping tests
Author: 0 IOC reinstates Russia's Olympic membership despite failed doping tests

However, two Russians, curler Alexander Krushelnitsky and bobsleigher Nadezhda Sergeyeva, were kicked out of the Games after failing their doping tests, with the former stripped of his bronze medal. 'Today we received a letter from the International Olympic Committee about the restoration, ' said Zhukov. Russian Federation were banned from competing at the Olympics in December previous year, a belated reaction to a report authored by the Canadian lawyer Richard McClaren in 2016, which ...

Sports Red Sox finally officially introduce slugger JD Martinez
Author: 0 Red Sox finally officially introduce slugger JD Martinez

The 30-year-old recently agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract after a monthslong wait filled with speculation on why he was still on the market. In terms of fitting in a new player to the lineup and the clubhouse, Ramirez said it should be easy for Martinez. He will hit third or fourth in Manager Alex Cora's lineup.

Sports Zidane's hard luck story of his own making as Real lose
Author: 0 Zidane's hard luck story of his own making as Real lose

It came after defender Sergio Ramos did what he usually does and moved up field in the hope of getting a late victor. He didn't get a chance to show it against Espanyol . "After five good results , playing well, unfortunately we just couldn't do it today". Although Karim Benzema was still introduced by Zidane in the second half in search of a victor but Madrid failed to capitalize the Frenchman's reinforcement.

Sports Meet The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Mascots
Author: 0 Meet The Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Mascots

The pair, which have "opposite personalities" but are "very good friends", received over 100,000 votes - more than the other two design sets combined. 2016 Rio Olympics mascot "Vinicius", named after music great Vinicius de Moraes, was a yellow feline animal representing Brazil's fauna and wildlife.

Sports Carolina Panthers release safety Kurt Coleman, defensive end Charles Johnson
Author: 0 Carolina Panthers release safety Kurt Coleman, defensive end Charles Johnson

With Coleman leading the way, the Panthers have had 51 interceptions since 2015, second in the NFL . With the move, the Panthers will create almost $3.2 million in salary cap savings. The move will only free up approximately $150k of salary cap room. In a separate move, the Panthers also released OT John Theus . The decision to part ways with the 29-year-old has opened up $2.64 million in salary cap space.

Sports Pressure on Pardew as West Brom lose again
Author: 0 Pressure on Pardew as West Brom lose again

Pardew admitted his side are stuck in a rut but have to keep on fighting if they're to change their fortunes this season. In a contest where Albion fans made their frustration heard in various ways, there were chants of "You're getting sacked in the morning" directed at Pardew toward the end.

Sports All eyes on McLaren, a year on from test nightmare
Author: 0 All eyes on McLaren, a year on from test nightmare

It was running very smoothly. Having added four laps to his tally before the lunch break, Alonso quickly improved on his best time in the early afternoon before wet weather limited running for most teams, with McLaren one of the few to complete significant mileage in the wet.

Sports Russell Wilson could get spring training at-bat — Yankees GM
Author: 0 Russell Wilson could get spring training at-bat — Yankees GM

Judge declined to go into specifics about what Wilson said but did say he continued to talk to the quarterback afterward. "And he said he'll have one by the end of the week, so you might catch us on a backfield running a couple routes". "( Seahawks head coach) Pete Carroll hasn't reached out to me just yet. "I asked for No. 3 but I think somebody had it already", Wilson joked. It's not an easy sport, though.

Sports Dana White sparks fresh rumours about a Brock Lesnar return
Author: 0 Dana White sparks fresh rumours about a Brock Lesnar return

Velasquez had a great time at his first WWE event and wore a lucha mask in a photo to tease challenging WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. What are the odds Lesnar could still win a title in MMA? TMZ Sports' headline in the video was misleading, which read "Brock Lesnar Is Primed for UFC Comeback, Says WWE Manager Paul Heyman ".

Sports US Olympic Curling Team Denied Airline Upgrade After Winning Gold
Author: 0 US Olympic Curling Team Denied Airline Upgrade After Winning Gold

Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. With a heroes welcome surely a foregone conclusion for the gold medal winners, a cheeky tweet from the USA Curling Twitter account did not have quite the response the athletes might have expected.

Sports Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, Bengals get 4 compensatory picks
Author: 0 Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, Bengals get 4 compensatory picks

However, due to trades the Steelers do not have a fourth-round pick or a sixth-round pick. They also have picks in the second, third, fourth and seventh rounds . Baltimore's additions of Jefferson and Carr cancelled out the departures of Rick Wagner and Kyle Juszczyk. Their draft stock includes the No. 5 overall pick as well as No.