'It's been wonderful talking to you' – Henry Blofeld signs off

2:11 PM ET Henry Blofeld, the Test Match Special commentator, signed off after nearly 50 years behind the microphone with the words “how lovely” and was given a standing ovation from the Lord’s crowd before embarking on a lap of honour when the final Test concluded. Blofeld, 77, announced earlier this year that this would be his final season in the commentary box as, “I can’t see as well as…

September 9, 2017
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AirAsia Suspends Senior Pilot For Smoking In Cockpit

New Delhi: AirAsia India has suspended a pilot for smoking in the cockpit while operating a ferry flight from Hyderabad to the national capital, and aviation regulator DGCA is probing the incident. The incident took place last month and there was no passengers onboard as it was a ferry flight. A source said the commander of the flight was found smoking in the cockpit, following which immediate action was taken…

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Darren Bravo and Gayle on Test radar, but others 'not interested'

1:49 PM ET George Dobell Jason Holder has played down the prospect of “big name” West Indies players re-joining the Test team, stating “we have the best of the lot right now.” With Cricket West Indies having recently relaxed their selection criteria and offered an amnesty to those players who have chosen to play in T20 leagues, it had been presumed the likes of Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle…

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Pakistan-expert Sammy excited to be a part of history

1:44 PM ET Osman Samiuddin Darren Sammy, St Lucian, allrounder, twice world-champion captain, the nicest man in cricket, one of its most popular and now – as the World XI ventures to Pakistan for a potentially pathbreaking tour – Pakistan expert. Sammy is one of five men in the World XI squad with experience of playing in Pakistan – Paul Collingwood, Tamim Iqbal and Hashim Amla have played international cricket…

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Houston gets NCAA waiver to donate supplies

12:01 PM ET The NCAA has granted University of Houston officials a special waiver to begin distributing donated T-shirts and tennis shoes to people affected by Hurricane Harvey, including high school student-athletes. Cougars athletics director Hunter Yurachek told ESPN that NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs Oliver Luck sent him a text message on Saturday morning to notify him that the waiver had been granted. “The NCAA was very…

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Panchal and Karthik flatten India Green

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India Green 157 and 98 for 2 (Samarth 46*) require another 376 runs to beat India Red 323 and 307 for 2 dec (Panchal 133*, Karthik 100*) Priyank Panchal caresses the ball through cover AFP Priyank Panchal put in a repeat performance of his first-innings in the Duleep Trophy game against India Green, scoring twin centuries to tighten India Red’s grip on the match. Dinesh…

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Duncan raising funds for Hurricane Irma victims

11:33 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — Retired San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan penned an impassioned plea Friday in The Players’ Tribune for donations toward Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and by Saturday he’d reached more than half of his $1 million goal. One of just four players from the U.S. Virgin Islands to have ever appeared in an NBA game, Duncan wrote of the importance…

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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

By Aaron Hutcherson Buffalo Chicken Lasagna! Two great dishes, together at last. Creamy blue cheese sauce and spicy chicken layered with lasagna noodles. Perfect for game day and potlucks. Print Photography Credit: Aaron Hutcherson and Emma Christensen Yes, you read the title of this recipe correctly. Today, we’re combining two of our favorite foods, buffalo chicken wings and cheesy lasagna, to make the ultimate crowd-pleasing casserole. This buffalo chicken lasagna…

September 9, 2017
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Report: Staffer says Paterno noted 2nd claim

11:26 AM ET ESPN.com news services Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno allegedly told former assistant Mike McQueary in 2001 that it wasn’t the first time he’d heard that Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused children, according to a 2011 Pennsylvania state police report obtained by CNN. According to the police report, McQueary, who went to Paterno after witnessing an alleged act of abuse by Sandusky in 2001, was allegedly told…

September 9, 2017
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The most extreme damage from Hurricane Irma may come from huge surges of water pushed onto land by wind

Forecast for storm surge Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 a.m. (Source: National Weather Service) Hurricane Irma is a true monster, exceeding the size of Florida itself, and threatening to flatten structures throughout the state with extreme winds. But perhaps the biggest risk is now posed by storm surge – water pushed up onto land. The animation above shows an experimental forecast for storm…

September 9, 2017
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