Author: 0 Vijay: Pune pitch was not poor

We're sitting here 1-0 up in a fourmatch Test series where no one thought we would win a Test match. "I go into the middle with an open mind and look to adapt according to the pitch conditions", he informed. It was a much more challenging wicket from ball one. "The thing that we reiterate to ourselves is that we played very good cricket on a wicket that was very hard, and conducive to spin, and you had to think outside the box".

Sports Ibrahimović inspires United to League Cup win
Author: 0 Ibrahimović inspires United to League Cup win

When asked if his decision will depend on whether Manchester United qualify for Europe's top competition, the Swede added: "No, it is not about that". I've won what they won in 10 years, so I'm happy with that. Even my two kids wanted to see me play at United. I train hard. People who know me from the locker room know that I train very hard.

Sports Tom Curran called in as cover for injured Jake Ball
Author: 0 Tom Curran called in as cover for injured Jake Ball

Curran, for whom this is a maiden senior worldwide call-up, claimed 10 wickets during the drawn series against Sri Lanka A and will be in contention for a place in England's side for the opening one-day clash with West Indies on Friday.

Author: 0 NFL Free Agency: Adrian Peterson will reach the market

The Vikings released an official statement stating they would not exercise the 2017 option on Adrian Peterson . It's really troubling that any National Football League team is willing to pay Peterson any sort of money for him to keep playing.

Sports Seth Rollins vows to return at WrestleMania despite knee injury
Author: 0 Seth Rollins vows to return at WrestleMania despite knee injury

The WWE Raw women's champion Bayley was pinned by Nia Jax after a leg drop. Sheamus faced Titus O'Neil in a match and won after hitting him with a Brogue Kick. Braun berated Foley, calling him pathetic. This is one of the matches fans have been hoping to see ever since Rollins joined the Authority two years ago and now the fans will get what they hoped for.

Author: 0 Redskins use franchise tag on Kirk Cousins

That could have allowed them to create a potential bidding war amongst teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and maybe the New York Jets to land the services of Cousins. The down side to the transition tag is that Cousins would be free to negotiate a long-term deal with other teams, with the Redskins having the right to match any offer.

Sports John Currie hired at University of Tennessee AD
Author: 0 John Currie hired at University of Tennessee AD

Davenport said the qualities she seeks include "administrative experience, management experience, people who have integrity, who will not budge on issues of compliance, who know compliance, who've dealt with tough compliance issues". "Words can not express how grateful our family is for the time and experience we have had here at K-State and in the Manhattan community", Currie said.

Author: 0 Bears aren't expected to franchise tag WR Alshon Jeffery

The Bears are unwilling to tag Jeffery again in 2017, and it's easy to understand why. Still, Jeffery's production earlier in his career and his proven ability to make contested catches made him one of the most formidable weapons on a team that tied for 28th in the National Football League in scoring last season.

Author: 0 Ryan and Woodward back Italy over ruck tactic

This match against Italy is going to be a special occasion for England's Ben Te'o, who is set to make his first worldwide start. The hosts were baffled by the Azzurri's game-plan of not committing men at the breakdown, meaning no ruck could be formed, allowing Italy to interrupt England's passing lines.

Author: 0 Liverpool looking to heap further pressure on Leicester

After all, just look at Leicester sacking Claudio Ranieri last Thursday, nine months after he oversaw them winning the title! The England worldwide was injured in training on Friday following a challenge from a team-mate and will play no part in the game.

Sports Australia have found out India's weak spot
Author: 0 Australia have found out India's weak spot

But the Pune defeat necessitates a reality check - a review in approach if not an overhaul. According to the new BCCI diktat, the local expert works under the supervision of the zonal and chief curators, who fly down a few days ahead of the Test.

Author: 0 Khabib Nurmagomedov's Career Is Nearing It's Conclusion, According To The Fighter's Father

The Russian holds an MMA record of 25-0 and will look to set up a lucrative fight with Conor McGregor at some stage this year to unify the 155lbs strap should he overcome Ferguson. Well, if nothing else, this would certainly explain why Nurmagomedov would be unwilling to grant McGregor that rematch: At the rate Khabib fights, he'd be gone by the time it was even being discussed.

Author: 0 French Historian Says He Was Detained By US Customs For 10 Hours

Texas A&M university officials stated that the Egyptian-born Jewish historian was nearly forced to return to Paris under the category of illegal alien in response to concerns over his visa upon his arrival early this week. He was able to get in touch with lawyers as well as the head of the university he was visiting who managed to convince the federal airport agents to let him enter the United States.

Author: 0 Lightning trade Ben Bishop to Los Angeles

He can be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who injured his groin in the season opener on October 12, returned to the lineup and made 32 saves in a 4-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Ben Bishop makes a blocker save for Tampa Bay against Edmonton in a game last week. The 34-year-old owns a 27-20-3 mark with a 2.12 GAA and.917 save percentage this season and a 152-127-39 career record with 18 shutouts with the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado ...

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry out for at least rest of regular season

But the injury did not prevent Lowry from representing Toronto in the all-star game in New Orleans on February 19, playing 18 minutes for the Eastern Conference. However the absence of Lowry is a serious injury blow for Toronto as they attempt to go one better than last season when they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

Author: 0 Alberto Salazar denies wrongdoing after leaked USADA report

The newspaper said that Farah and other athletes coached by Salazar were given infusions of a research supplement based on the chemical L-carnitine and that one who was given a high dosage said that it was as effective as illegal blood doping.

Author: 0 Nick Mangold's Jets days are done

Both the left and right tackle positions need to be addressed, and NY could stand to improve at one of the two guard spots. It is still conceivable that the Jets decide to release Harris as none of his $6.5 million base salary is guaranteed next year.

Sports John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations
Author: 0 John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations

Scotland Women's Captain Lisa Martin feels that her side now have the belief to go out and win a 6 Nations match as they prepare to take on Wales on Friday evening at Broadwood (6.20pm). Wales captain and second row mainstay Alun Wyn Jones is the only survivor of the country's last loss to the Scots, home or away. Afterwards Jones made the extraordinary admission that he had been over-ruled by his own goal-kickers.

Sports David Moyes relishing his Everton return with Sunderland
Author: 0 David Moyes relishing his Everton return with Sunderland

The Blues seemed to take their foot off the gas a little as they made light work of beating a poor Sunderland side. Gueye is not exactly known for his goalscoring, this was his first for Everton and his first in the Premier League, but he could hardly have come up with a more emphatic finish and his contribution must have brightened hundreds of half time conversations.

Author: 0 Late Barca defeat leaves Simeone with sense of deja vu

LIONEL MESSI once again bailed out Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon. Barca's apparent struggles could spell good news for Atletico , who began the weekend seven points behind Real in the title race, but Simeone is taking it all with a pinch of salt.

Sports Cedric Thinks Euro 2016 Final Will Help Against Manchester United
Author: 0 Cedric Thinks Euro 2016 Final Will Help Against Manchester United

Put to him he would become United's first manager to win a trophy in their first season if they won on Sunday, he responded: "First of all, you are right with "if", "if" and "if" is a big thing in football". The omens for the Portuguese look good. Defender Cedric played as Portugal caused a major shock against France in the final of last year's global tournament and now hopes to experience similar emotions against United .

Sports My players had the answers, says happy Chelsea boss Conte
Author: 0 My players had the answers, says happy Chelsea boss Conte

We must pay great attention tomorrow. We don't deserve it but it's the reality. We'll also have the "World of Football" with Neil Treacy in the last hour and you'll have the chance to win a trip for 2 including flights and match tickets to a top Premier League game.

Sports LeBron James in doubt for Bulls clash
Author: 0 LeBron James in doubt for Bulls clash

As for the Bulls, Friday night's victory over the Phoenix Suns put them back at the.500 mark once again this season with a one-game lead over the Detroit Pistons for seventh place in the standings. He is best known for his years with the Utah Jazz and the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, where he was one of the league's premier point guards. "Just have to see how it works".

Sports Petoskey's Garber sits just off lead after day one of Honda Classic
Author: 0 Petoskey's Garber sits just off lead after day one of Honda Classic

Palmer took four months off at the end of a year ago when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ryan and Jennifer have been married almost 15 years, and they have two children, 10 and 7. But Fowler has fallen to 14th in the world since then and would need a run of several strong months of play to be able to join that lofty status again.

Sports Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era
Author: 0 Reeling Lakers return to practice for 1st time in Magic era

Though he had initially said in a Spectrum Sports Interview that Jim Buss was in charge, Johnson said in subsequent interviews with CBS and ESPN that he would like to be in charge. For the bright young talents on the team, Kupchak had brought them into the National Basketball Association. Those two reportedly just missed out on getting superstar DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento - that may have been the final straw .

Sports West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: Andy Carroll injury hits his England hopes
Author: 0 West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: Andy Carroll injury hits his England hopes

Watford were not the only Premier League side interested in signing the France under-21 global, with the forward claiming that he rejected the advances of both West Ham and Everton in order to work under manager Walter Mazzarri . "With Andy you never know, if he can train tomorrow then maybe, maybe, he will be in the squad for Saturday. If he can train tomorrow then maybe, maybe, he will be in the squad for Saturday".

Sports Everton target reveals he wants Manchester United move
Author: 0 Everton target reveals he wants Manchester United move

Kessie has been a stand out performer in an overachieving Atlanta side who are now fifth in the Serie A table, level on points with Inter Milan. "I love the Premier League and in particular the Manchester United, the team for which dream of playing", he told TuttoMercatoWeb .

Author: 0 Mercedes to keep driver rules in 2017

Hamilton and Rosberg were locked in a bitter feud during their time at Merc. "Yesterday was the first time I'd seen the vehicle coming together, seeing the guys working in the factory putting this thing together, ' said three-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton".

Author: 0 Roger Federer responds to retirement talk with strong statement

For those who had doubts that Roger Federer could call it a career anytime soon, maybe at the end of this year as he had confessed he was not sure about being able to defend his Australian Open title in 2018, this announcement reassures all the tennis fans.

Author: 0 Lakers in the process of trying to acquire Paul George

According to USA Today's Sam Amick , George wants to either win a title in IN or head home to join the Lakers when he hits free agency after next season. The Pacers have yet to successfully construct a winning team around the 26-year-old. One problem any team trading for George might have, however, is that is a free agent in 2018.

Author: 0 Aussies in NBA: Andrew Bogut traded to the 76ers

Noel and Anderson are far enough apart in current and predicted value for the Mavs to find comfort in the margin. Anderson, 23, was the Mavericks' first-round pick in 2015. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade , first reported by Yahoo Sports, had not been announced by either team. Noel increased his scoring to 11.1 points per game last season while playing in 67 games.

Author: 0 Chicago Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott for Thunder's Payne, Morrow

Gibson, meanwhile, has managed to average 11.6 points on 52 percent shooting in a starting lineup with poor spacing and a couple of heavy-usage wings. In exchange, the Thunder will send back Cameron Payne , Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne . Sabonis should be a solid rotation player for a long time, but hasn't given the Thunder much offensively in his first season.

Author: 0 Suns trade PJ Tucker to Raptors for Jared Sullinger, picks

While some may scoff at the move, given Tucker's simply a role player, Toronto is in need of some cap space. You couldn't put a nicer bow on the week for Ujiri and his managerial team, led by general manager Jeff Weltman. Toronto is fourth in the Eastern Conference standings now, but it has brought in some strong reinforcements lately, as it recently acquired Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic as well.