Chase, Blackwood, Brathwaite shine as West Indies start tour

August 1, 2017

West Indians 309 for 8 (Chase 81, Brathwaite 61, Blackwood 59) v Essex Roston Chase works through the leg side as he begins the tour in good style © Getty Images The West Indians were given a thorough examination by a patchwork Essex attack on the opening day of the tourists’ two-month tour of England and Ireland. Essex’s youthful bowlers took their collective chance and there were a number of…

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Reports: Kurt Busch to part ways with SHR

August 1, 2017

12:51 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Kurt Busch has been informed his option won’t be picked up at Stewart-Haas Racing after this season, according to multiple reports. Busch, who won the season-opening Daytona 500 and is 14th in the NASCAR Cup standings, will not return to the team next season, according to…

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Pandey, Pant fifties, Siraj three-for thrash Afghanistan A

August 1, 2017

India A 322 for 5 (Pandey 86*, Pant 60) beat Afghanistan A 209 for 9 (Najibullah 62, Siraj 3-49, Shankar 2-21) by 113 runs File Photo – Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 87-ball 86 piloted India A to 322 for 5 © Getty Images Quick half-centuries from Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey, and a combined seven wickets from Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul and Vijay Shankar led India A to a massive 113-run…

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Bawana Bypoll: AAP Hopes To Retain Seat On Governance Record

August 1, 2017

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is banking on its governance record and perceived “goodwill” in the slum clusters to retain the Bawana seat, reserved for scheduled castes, in the bypoll to be held on August 23. The Assembly by-election comes as an opportunity for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party to redeem its pride following a string of poll upsets, infighting and a conscious decision to tone down its rhetoric against…

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Pats' Edelman, Gilmore booted after camp spat

2:39 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It didn’t take long for one of the newest members of the New England Patriots to make some noise in training camp. Defensive back Stephon Gilmore, who signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the team in March, tangled with wide receiver Julian Edelman, resulting in the ejection of both players from Tuesday morning’s practice session. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wrestles defensive back…

August 1, 2017
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Du Preez replaces van Niekerk in Southern Vipers squad

August 1, 2017

Mignon du Preez was a crucial cog in South Africa’s middle order during the Women’s World Cup © International Cricket Council South Africa batsman Mignon du Preez has replaced Dane van Niekerk in the Southern Vipers squad for the upcoming Kia Super League. Van Niekerk had earlier pulled out of the tournament with an injury after the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup. Du Preez finished the World Cup as…

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Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram in line for T20I debuts

August 1, 2017

The Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, which has been a first-class venue, will play host to a T20 International against Australia © Associated Press Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati are set to make their T20 international debuts in a packed 2017-18 home season, the BCCI has announced. Between September and December, India will play 23 internationals – three Tests, 11 ODIs and nine T20Is – against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka during…

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Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram in line for T20I debuts

The Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, which has been a first-class venue, will play host to a T20 International against Australia © Associated Press Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati are set to make their T20 international debuts in a packed 2017-18 home season, the BCCI has announced. Between September and December, India will play 23 internationals – three Tests, 11 ODIs and nine T20Is – against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka during…

August 1, 2017
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Man Arrested For Carrying Bullets At Delhi Metro Station

August 1, 2017

New Delhi: A 21-year-old man was apprehended today at a Delhi Metro station for allegedly carrying three live bullets in his bag, a senior officer said. The officer involved in metro security said that the incident occurred in this morning at the Adarsh Nagar metro station when a CISF personnel detected bullet-like objects in a bag being screened at the X-ray machine. The bag belonged to a man identified as…

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Source: NFL eyes marijuana study with union

August 1, 2017

11:32 AM ET ESPN.com news services The NFL has made a clear indication that it may be willing to work with the NFL Players Association to study the use of marijuana as pain management. The league wrote a letter to the NFLPA, offering to work with them to study the potential use by players as a pain management tool, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The NFLPA has not yet responded…

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