L.A. still great without Clayton Kershaw, but should trade for a starter

July 30, 2017

Even with ace Clayton Kershaw on the shelf, the Dodgers are a special team. Harry How/Getty Images This is a different Dodgers team, however, one that is making a push as one of the best in major league history. They won the game Kershaw left early. They won the next one after that. And their next four. They enter Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants (ESPN, 8 p.m….

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Man Tries To Get Married Sixth Time, Booked By Police

July 30, 2017

Thane: The police booked a 32-year-old man from Mumbra for cheating after it was revealed that he had married five women and was planning to tie the knot for the sixth time. An offence has been registered against the man and his mother under IPC sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), a Thane police official said today. No arrest has been…

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Chandimal likely to return for second Test, Herath doubtful

July 30, 2017

Dinesh Chandimal missed the first Test due to a bout of pneumonia © AFP Dinesh Chandimal will return to lead the Sri Lanka team in the second Test at the SSC, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia that kept him out of the first Test in Galle. Rangana Herath, who suffered an injury to his finger in the first Test, is being closely monitored. “Dinesh should be fit, he…

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Hales, England's forgotten Test opener, blazes to victory

July 30, 2017

Nottinghamshire 225 for 5 ( Hales 101, Taylor 41, Wessels 34) beat Yorkshire 223 for 5 (Lyth 59, Marsh 47, Patel 3-29) by five wickets Alex Hales’ century helped Notts chase a formidable target [file picture] © Getty Images An explosive century from Alex Hales led Notts Outlaws to a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Vikings in their NatWest T20 Blast meeting at Trent Bridge. Hales scored 101, his first hundred…

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King sets WR in latest win over Russian rival

July 30, 2017

12:10 PM ET Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary — American Lilly King has set another swimming world record at the world championships, beating Russian rival Yulia Efimova in the 50-meter breaststroke. King touched in 29.40 seconds Sunday, breaking the mark of 29.48 set by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte at the 2013 worlds in Barcelona. The U.S. swimmer added the 50 mark to her record-setting performance in the 100 breast. This was essentially…

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Hose's triumphant debut sees off Buttler

July 30, 2017

Birmingham 176 for 5 (Hose 76) beat Lancashire 174 for 8 (Buttler 80*) by five wickets Jos Buttler narrowly survives a run-out attempt from Grant Elliott © Getty Images A sensational debut innings from Adam Hose lifted Birmingham Bears to a five-wicket NatWestT20Blast victory over Lancashire Lightning at Edgbaston. The Lightning amassed 174 for 8 thanks mainly to Jos Buttler whose unbeaten 80 (43 balls, six fours, two sixes) was…

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Henry bottles up Foxes as Derbyshire impress

July 30, 2017

Derbyshire 107 for 3 (Madsen 49, Hughes 36) beat Leicestershire 104 for 9 (Henry 3-18) by seven wickets Matt Henry spearheaded a fine Derbyshire bowling display [file picture] © Getty Images New Zealand fast bowler Matt Henry starred in an outstanding bowling performance by the Derbyshire Falcons who beat Leicestershire Foxes by seven wickets at Derby to boost their NatWest Blast T20 quarter-final hopes. Henry took 3 for 18 in…

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MacGill is Bangladesh's 'No. 1 choice' for spin coach

July 30, 2017

Stuart MacGill may be offered a three-month contract © AFP Stuart MacGill, the former Australia legspinner, is Bangladesh’s “No. 1 choice” for spin bowling coach, while Champaka Ramanayake, the former Sri Lanka fast bowler, is tipped to take over the role of bowling coach at the High Performance center. “We are in discussion with Champaka Ramanayake for the HP unit on a long-term contract,” Nazmul Hasan, the BCB president said…

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