Hales sends reminder with blistering 218

August 7, 2017

Derbyshire 220 and 45 for 1 trail Nottinghamshire 508 for 9 (Hales 218, Read 75, Mullaney 50) by 243 runs Alex Hales took his recent white-ball form into the Championship © Getty Images Alex Hales delivered a compelling reminder of his international class with a brilliant double-century that put Nottinghamshire in total control of the Division Two match against Derbyshire at Derby. The England batsman plundered 38 fours and a…

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Norwell and Payne bring Gloucestershire back into contention

August 7, 2017

Liam Norwell helped reduce Northants to 19 for 5 in their second innings © Getty Images Northamptonshire 343 (Newton 70, Levi 56, Duckett 52) and 50 for 5 lead Gloucestershire 265 (Hankins 73, Gleeson 5-46) by 128 runs Liam Norwell and David Payne produced an inspired new-ball spell as Gloucestershire roared back into the game at Wantage Road. Northamptonshire closed the second day on 50 for 5 in their second…

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Veteran WR Boldin signs 1-year deal with Bills

12:35 PM ET ESPN.com news services Wide receiver Anquan Boldin has signed with the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Monday. The one-year contract is worth $2.75 million, and Boldin will have a chance to make an additional $1.25 million in incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He met with the Bills in Orchard Park, New York, last week and had agreed to a deal then, only to back out…

August 7, 2017
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Abell finds form to lift Somerset hopes

August 7, 2017

Somerset 234 for 8 (Abell 88*, Davies 68* ) v Surrey Tom Abell has got some batting form together © Getty Images Tom Abell led from the front as Somerset reached 234 for 4 before rain washed out the final session on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Surrey at Taunton. Having walked to the crease with his side in trouble at 46 for 3 after…

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CSA face compensation battle to get Gibson

August 7, 2017

England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has been linked with taking charge of South Africa © Getty Images The ECB is expected to demand a compensation payment from Cricket South Africa before they will consider allowing Ottis Gibson to leave. While Gibson has emerged as a frontrunner for the position of South Africa coach – a position that is currently filled by Russell Domingo – he is contracted to the ECB…

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Fins' Landry investigated for battery

August 7, 2017

11:58 AM ET ESPN.com news services Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday that the team is aware that star wide receiver Jarvis Landry is under investigation for possible battery. According to multiple reports, the investigation stems from an incident involving Landry and his girlfriend earlier this year in Fort Lauderdale. The Broward County State Attorney’s Office confirmed to CBS Miami on Monday that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department has…

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Fresh Salmon Cakes with Spicy Mayo

By Sheryl Julian 1 Make the spicy mayo: In a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, cocktail sauce, Sriracha, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasoning and add more Sriracha or lemon juice, if you like. Cover and refrigerate until needed, or up to a 5 days. 2 Cook the salmon: Turn on the broiler with an oven rack positioned about 8 inches below. Rub a baking dish with oil…

August 7, 2017
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Sources: Nutt will settle with Ole Miss apology

August 7, 2017

10:28 AM ET Houston Nutt’s attorney has offered to settle the former coach’s federal lawsuit against Ole Miss if the university apologizes for making inaccurate statements about him to the media and donates $500,000 to establish a state commission on sports ethics, sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN on Monday morning. Last month, Nutt filed a lawsuit against Ole Miss and the university’s board of trustees, alleging that…

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Dahi Handi 'Adventure Sport', Agrees High Court, Eases Restrictions

August 7, 2017

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today eased restrictions on the Dahi Handi festival which annually sees several young children getting injured. Accepting the state government’s assertion that Dahi Handi is an “adventure sport”, the court agreed to lower the age limit for participating ‘Govindas’ to 14. Earlier, another bench of the court had prohibited the participation of Govindas who were minors. The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act…

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Kahne to end 6-year run at Hendrick after '17

August 7, 2017

10:26 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Kasey Kahne won’t return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2018 as the organization will release him a year before his contract ends. Kahne qualified for the playoffs when he snapped a 102-race winless streak last month in the Brickyard 400 but he sits 19th in the point…

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