Law wants consistency in selection after series win

2:16 PM ET After a tough tour of England, West Indies have won their first Test series under Jason Holder’s captaincy after a 1 – 0 victory over Zimbabwe. Coach Stuart Law, who has been in the position for a year, was full of praise for his captain, and for some of the players who struggled in England but played defining roles in Zimbabwe. Devendra Bishoo took just three wickets…

November 2, 2017
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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 9

2:05 PM ET So the first Friday in November is “National Jersey Friday,” something the NFL Players Association and its merchandise partner Fanatics celebrate. This is the third annual #JerseyFriday, and the idea is simply to encourage fans to wear their favorite football jerseys out wherever they might go that day — school, work, wherever. Fantasy football rankings from Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Mike Clay, Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft…

November 2, 2017
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Angels reach 5-year deal with Justin Upton

1:02 PM ET The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with outfielder Justin Upton the team announced Thursday. The contract which runs through 2022, is worth $106 million, a league source told ESPN, confirming a report by USA Today Sports. Justin Upton could have opted out of his contract after this season. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Upton had an opt out clause in his previous…

November 2, 2017
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Did the First Americans Arrive Via A Kelp Highway?

The First Americans may have followed a “kelp highway” of marine resources via a coastal route from Siberia to the New World. Nutrient-rich kelp beds such as these, near Crook Point on the Oregon coast, attract salmon and other sea life that would have sustained the early explorers. (Credit Roy W. Lowe/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) The average person’s idea of how — and when — the first people arrived…

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'Pitch was better than we thought' – Cremer

1:48 PM ET Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer said his team was “quite happy with a draw” in the second Test match against West Indies in Bulawayo, and any thoughts of a sporting declaration were shelved after Sikandar Raza was bowled by Jason Holder for 89 shortly after lunch on the fifth afternoon. “It’s disappointing to lose a Test series, but we were behind for a lot of this Test match,…

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19-Year-Old Gang-Raped In Bhopal, Left To Die Near Railway Tracks

Bhopal: A 19-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by four men near the Habibganj Railway Station in Bhopal on Tuesday night. According to the police, all the four accused have been arrested. The woman was returning home after attending a coaching class when she was kidnapped. The incident took around 10 pm on Tuesday, a Government Railway Police (GRP) officer said. The accused allegedly took the woman under a…

November 2, 2017
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Source: Cavs' Thompson likely out for month

12:25 PM ET Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to be out approximately a month with a calf injury, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by The Vertical. Thompson left Wednesday’s night’s game against the Indiana Pacers in the second quarter and didn’t return. He exited the arena on crutches with his left leg in a brace and underwent an MRI on Thursday. Jae Crowder will replace Thompson…

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Hayward glad to be back around Celtics

11:47 AM ET WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said it’s been therapeutic to be back around his teammates after the gruesome ankle injury that’s expected to sideline him for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Simply engaging in some light shooting from a chair on the team’s practice court this week has helped rally his spirits. “It’s going to be really important for me and my mental…

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Streak, Law call for 'more than two reviews' per innings

12:36 PM ET The Decision Review System came in for some criticism from both camps after the second Test in Bulawayo. This wasn’t the first time that the DRS has been used in Zimbabwe – it was first used during the second Test against Sri Lanka last year – but neither team seemed to get the best out of the system. Zimbabwe may have removed eventual centurion Jason Holder for…

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Committee formed to probe LCCA 'negligence'

© Umar Farooq/ESPNcricinfo The Quaid-e-Azam trophy’s hectic schedule has begun to take a toll on the pitches, and the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) ground was unable to get the pitch ready in time for the seventh round of the premier national first-class championship. The venue, which is situated next to the Gaddafi Stadium, was set to host the match between Lahore Whites and Karachi Whites, but due to wet…

November 2, 2017
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