Unstoppable Porter takes Essex closer to title

Essex 159 (Browne 44, ten Doeschate 35, C Overton 4-40, van Meekeren 4-60) and 293 (Wheater 88, Browne 66*) beat Somerset 164 (Hildreth 51, Porter 5-40) and 109 (Porter 7-55, Harmer 3-29) by 179 runs Jamie Porter leads Essex off after his matchwinning display © Getty Images It was a few minutes after Essex had completed another resounding County Championship win. On a radiant afternoon, spectators were on the outfield…

August 31, 2017
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Don't Trust Animal Characters to Teach Your Kids Morals

Yes, Frog and Toad Are Friends, but they aren’t moral authorities for your children. That’s the finding of a new, fun-spoiling study on little kids and picture books. It found that kids learned a lesson about sharing from a book with human characters—but not from a book about a cute raccoon. Many children’s books, of course, feature animals that act like people. And anthropomorphized animals have been imparting moral lessons…

August 31, 2017
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Lakers hit with $500K tampering fine by NBA

1:04 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule, it was announced Thursday. The NBA said the fine was a result of communication between the Lakers and representatives for Paul George, while he was still under contract with the Indiana Pacers. The fine followed an investigation, conducted by an independent law firm, after the Pacers filed tampering charges. Let’s…

August 31, 2017
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Cosgrove cameo tells of Canterbury frustration

Kent 313 for 9 (Northeast 97, Stevens 46, Dexter 5-76) drew with Leicestershire 350 (Hill 85*, Parkinson 75, Stevens 8-75) and 135 for 6 Mark Cosgrove played an eye-catching one-over cameo © Getty Images Two lengthy rain showers ensured Kent’s entertaining Specsavers County Championship clash with Leicestershire ended in a draw when a tea-time deluge put paid the fourth day’s play. The result means the Foxes will go into a…

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Source: Manziel continuing talks with CFL team

12:22 PM ET Johnny Manziel is eager to play in the Canadian Football League and is continuing to discuss a potential contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. “This is something he very much wants,” said the source, who added that a deal could take some time. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League worked out Johnny Manziel last week but decided…

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End of the road for Gambhir and Yuvraj?

India news August 31, 2017 The pair does not feature among the 45 best first-class players in India outside the Test set-up anymore – or so their omission from the Duleep Trophy squads seems to suggest Yuvraj Singh was part of the India limited-overs set-up as late as June this year © AFP Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir do not find themselves among the 45 best first-class players outside of…

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Green Court Slams AAP Government Over Delay In Demarcation Of Johar Pond

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slammed the Delhi government over delay in demarcation of a Johar pond in South Delhi and directed it to file an affidavit stating the reason for non-compliance of its order. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the counsel appearing for the AAP government to file the document within a week and spell out clearly the time-frame within which it would resolve…

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Watt's Harvey relief effort passes $10M mark

11:24 AM ET ESPN.com news services Texans coach Bill O’Brien is hoping that, by playing the opener at home on Sept. 10 as scheduled, it helps the city to “get back on their feet quickly.” The Houston Texans defensive end said on Wednesday night that he had already begun to use the money to help those affected in flood-ravaged Houston. “We’re filling the semi trucks as we speak. Many people…

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Father, Son Arrested For Smuggling Gold Worth 50 Lakhs At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A father-son duo has been arrested by customs authorities at the international airport in Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggling in gold valued at about Rs 50 lakh here, officials said. The accused, father (60) and his son (33), were intercepted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) after their arrival from Dubai yesterday. “A detailed personal and baggage search of both resulted in the recovery of two…

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Security alert halts play at The Oval after object fired onto the ground

A shot of Kia Oval during a day’s Championship cricket © Getty Images Play has been suspended in the County Championship match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval after a projectile landed on the pitch. The incident happened during the 69th and when the umpires were shown the object they then gestured for the players to go off and a number of them ran from the field, back to…

August 31, 2017
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