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Sports Heather Knight terms Natalie Sciver 'Ben Stokes of England'
Author: 0 Heather Knight terms Natalie Sciver 'Ben Stokes of England'

When they put on 213, Danielle Wyatt made a brusque unbeaten 42. England delivered an emphatic response to their opening World Cup defeat against India with a rain-affected 107-run victory over Pakistan at Leicester on Tuesday. Vice captain Shrubsole, speaking before her side's clash against Pakistan , saw reason in avoiding the many distractions posed by the Twitter and its social media cousins.

Author: 0 Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. Denies Flipping Off Donald Trump At White House

The Chicago Cubs moved swiftly to respond to Miguel Montero's rant against teammate Jake Arrieta , designating the catcher for assignment Wednesday morning. According to the Chicago Sun Times , 10 of the 22 players invited to this visit had planned to skip. Depending on your perspective, manager Joe Maddon sounded either like the paragon of the company man (if you're feeling ungenerous) or someone caught in an impossible situation (if you're not).

Author: 0 Robert Gsellman (hamstring) placed on 10-day DL

Matz (2-1) allowed six hits and one walk with four strikeouts over his seven shutout innings. In light of the fact that Gsellman has had the worst results of any pitcher to start more than three games for the team this year-with a 6.04 ERA and peripheral figures that don't indicate anything much better-a trip to the 10-day disabled list doesn't seem like such a tough break for the Mets .

Sports 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft
Author: 0 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

The Celtics will get the pick if it falls in slots 2-5 in next summer's National Basketball Association draft lottery . In addition to the third overall pick in the 2017 draft, the Celtics receive what will likely be a top-five pick in either 2018 or 2019.

Sports Cavs, Pacers and Nuggets Discussed Three-Way Paul George Trade
Author: 0 Cavs, Pacers and Nuggets Discussed Three-Way Paul George Trade

Adrian Wojnarowski of the The Vertical reports the Celtics are trying to sign Hayward and then make a deal for George with the Pacers. With all the trade chatter surrounding Paul George the past couple of weeks, the Indiana Pacers are believed to be facing a hard situation, especially if their franchise player and leader will ultimately be dealt.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

Woods won 15 times before age 24. Spieth beat hard-charging Daniel Berger , who had birdies on three of the last six holes of regulation, to force a playoff. "That was a big deal because everyone (knew there would be) 15,000 people all following Steve and I wanted to be in that group". Notes: The field, unusually strong for the Travelers Championship , includes Rory McIlroy , Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Justin Thomas .

Sports Americans Spieth and Berger in playoff at Travelers
Author: 0 Americans Spieth and Berger in playoff at Travelers

The play-off loss deprived 24-year-old Berger of a second victory in three starts, having won the St Jude Classic two weeks ago. "That was one for the ages", said Spieth. "Jordan doing Jordan things", said Greller, Spieth's caddie and on-course psychologist, who reminded him just before he stepped into that bunker in front of the 18th green that "magic happens here".

Sports Everton 'beat Arsenal' to sign Nigeria attacker
Author: 0 Everton 'beat Arsenal' to sign Nigeria attacker

Henry, who scored 22 goals in 38 games for Belgium's KAS Eupen last season, will, however, be loaned to Anderlecht next season. Onyekuru, who has won one worldwide cap for the Super Eagles, will become Everton's third signing of the summer.

Sports Australia power to victory over West Indies
Author: 0 Australia power to victory over West Indies

Australia took control as the West Indies collapsed to 204 all out. The Southern Stars next game will see them square off against Sri Lanka on Thursday (AEST) and after such a strong start, Australia will surely be full of confidence. Ellyse Perry took three wickets for Australia while Jess Jonassen and Kristen Beams grabbed two wickets. "When we were out there that it felt like we were in a dream", said Bolton, who was later adjudged player of the match.

Sports Horror bungee disaster that killed teen caused by 'poor English'
Author: 0 Horror bungee disaster that killed teen caused by 'poor English'

The death occurred at the 32-meter-high (105-foot-high) Cabezon de la Sal viaduct in August 2015. The instructor is said to have shouted " no jump ", but his pronunciation and English skills were so bad that the teenager believed he had said " now jump " instead and took the plunge, the court heard.

Sports Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards

He led the league in steals and, on February 10, had the league's first triple-double that did not include points, finishing with 11 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists. The ability of a player to achieve that record with modern defenses in the National Basketball Association being what they are is impressive, even if you want to argue that many teams allowed Westbrook to operate while concentrating on his lesser teammates.

Author: 0 Yankees place Starlin Castro on 10-day DL

Despite a recent losing streak and some injuries (Starlin Castro is now on the DL with a hamstring injury), the Yankees are still in first place. The Yankees are hurting with four other players on the DL. The second baseman is batting.313 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs in 73 games. Second baseman Starlin Castro has landed on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid makes All-Rookie First Team
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid makes All-Rookie First Team

Brogdon, Saric and Embiid are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Embiid was objectively the best rookie by a fair margin - despite playing in just 31 games - while Saric, from a statistical perspective, was a strong second.

Sports Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'
Author: 0 Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Says 'NFL Has a Patriots Problem'

Brady is 10-2 all time against his AFC foe, averaging 294 yards at least two touchdown passes per outing. "They have a good strategy in what they want to do. "Hopefully, we'll get better from it". One of the main objectives this spring has been getting the cornerbacks more exposure to man coverage schemes.

Sports John McEnroe Declines Chance to Apologize to Serena Williams
Author: 0 John McEnroe Declines Chance to Apologize to Serena Williams

John McEnroe has refused to apologise for his comments about Serena Williams - and believes men should play against women to settle the argument. "Why say female player?" the interviewer asked him. The Williams sisters themselves even got in on the action in 1998 in a quiet match against Karsten Braasch, a German male player ranked 203rd in the world .

Sports Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green earn NBA All-Defensive honors
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green earn NBA All-Defensive honors

Love, 28, has two guaranteed seasons remaining on his contract, worth $46.7 million, and a player option for $25.6 million in 2019-2020. This marks the sixth straight season (and 7th overall) that CP3 was named to the All-Defensive First Team, and Beverley's first.

Sports Latest on Liverpool's pursuit of Naby Keita
Author: 0 Latest on Liverpool's pursuit of Naby Keita

The newly-established club view Keita as a base upon which to build their squad, and are desperate to hold onto the former RB Salzburg star ahead of their own European ventures next summer. The figure of £70M would clearly break Liverpool's transfer record, but with booming media revenues the figure is not beyond Liverpool's capabilities.

Sports Drake heaps praise on 'stunning' NBA Awards date
Author: 0 Drake heaps praise on 'stunning' NBA Awards date

Ultimately she made a decision to move from the court to courtside, transitioning into sports journalism before graduation. She also covered the Olympics in Rio last summer. The One Dance rapper brought National Basketball Association sports broadcaster, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, as his date to the star-studded bash and rumours are rife that a romance is brewing between them.