'Spike got stuck in the pitch' – Mithali Raj

July 25, 2017

Mithali Raj’s run-out in the final was spoken about widely © Getty Images Mithali Raj’s run-out during India’s loss in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday was among the many moments that were touted as turning points in the match. The manner of her dismissal, though, gained attention in particular. Raj had sprinted most of the way while trying to steal a single, but slowed down in the final…

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During talks, Billups knew Irving was unhappy

July 25, 2017

4:29 PM ET Chauncey Billups knew Kyrie Irving was unhappy when Billups was interviewing for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ president job last month. Billups also said his concern over the amount of assets in the franchise if LeBron James leaves in free agency next summer contributed to his decision to pass on the job. “[Irving’s trade request] didn’t surprise me. I knew as [the Cavs] were doing their due diligence on…

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Delhi Police To Get 35 Sniffer Dogs From Army

July 25, 2017

New Delhi: Delhi Police will add 35 sniffer dogs trained by the Indian Army within a month, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajan Bhagat said these dogs would help police in locating explosives and finding evidence at crime spots.The decision to add these dogs to the force was taken after inputs from the Special Cell of Delhi Police on possible terror attacks in the…

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Crucial Steps Ahead for Flying Cars

July 25, 2017

An artist’s conception of the AeroMobil flying car. (Credit: AeroMobil) Flying cars are up against a wall — literally. Turning aircraft into street-safe machines requires manufacturers to prove their safety standards in crash tests. So at least one expensive prototype needs to get smashed to smithereens, while its dummy passengers survive. This is no small financial hurdle, and for a decade the industry has been just a few years away…

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Police confirm WR Whitehead was misidentified

July 25, 2017

12:27 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Prince William County (Virginia) Police Department Lucky Whitehead was released by the Cowboys on Monday, hours after the team learned he was charged with larceny in Virginia. The receiver’s agent is claiming this is a case of mistaken identity. The Cowboys, however, released Whitehead and cited a pattern of behavior in justifying the move. The Prince William County Police Department said the man…

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Delhi Policeman Suspended For Misbehaving With Women Personnel

July 25, 2017

New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable has been suspended after he allegedly misbehaved with his women colleagues in a drunken state, an official said today. The incident occurred at the Police Training College in Jharoda Kalan on July 22 and a departmental inquiry has been initiated against the constable, who is in his 30s, he said He also “inappropriately” touched two of his women colleagues in the mess, the officer…

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'No question about England commitment' – Stokes

July 25, 2017

Play00:58Stokes slams ‘unfair’ criticism of England Ben Stokes has branded criticism of England’s performance in the Trent Bridge Test as “harsh” and “unfair”. England were defeated by 340 runs in the second Investec Test leading some well-known former players to dismiss their performance as “appalling” (Michael Vaughan), “rubbish” (Nasser Hussain) and “tripe” (Geoff Boycott). And while Stokes admitted that England had failed to adapt to either the match conditions or…

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Report: CTE in 90% of football players studied

July 25, 2017

12:06 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It’s the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. But the report doesn’t confirm that the condition is common in all football players; it reflects high occurrence in…

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Report: CTE in 90 percent of football players

July 25, 2017

11:54 AM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL down to high school. It’s the biggest update so far on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease has been linked with repeated head blows, and the results confirm that it can happen even in young players. But the report,w which…

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India look to defy ghosts of past Galle defeats

July 25, 2017

India have never won the first Test of a series in Sri Lanka © Associated Press Galle Fort is a surreal place. It is unrecognisable from the time Test cricket first returned to Galle post-Tsunami. Every establishment inside the fort is now either a boutique restaurant or a hostel. Every second shop sells souvenirs and spices and coffee. The old corner shops that sold essentials, the mom and pop stores,…

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