Shaheen Afridi's 5 for 4 ends Lahore's losing streak

3:00 AM ET 1:15 Lahore Qalandars 115 for 4 (McCullum 35*, Sadaf 27) beat Multan Sultans 114 (Sangakkara 45, Shaheen Afridi 5-4) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details A day after captain Brendon McCullum criticised his team’s bowling performance, 17-year old left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi responded with a five-wicket haul to help Lahore Qalandars prevail over table-toppers Multan Sultans by six wickets, and register their first win of the tournament….

March 9, 2018
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Rabada makes contact with Smith during wicket celebration

shares © Associated Press Kagiso Rabada’s shoulder brush with and send-off of Steven Smith could end up attracting the attention of match officials, already alert to such moments in a series that is – even at just over one-Test old – not short of them. Nathan Lyon, David Warner and Quinton de Kock have all been sanctioned after the first Test, though potential consequences for Rabada could be graver. Rabada…

March 9, 2018
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The Right Way to Do SEO [Flowchart]

SEO can quickly get complicated as algorithms change and marketers try to stay up-to-date on new technologies and content trends. But the team at content marketing agency Optimist reminds us that sometimes we marketers overcomplicate things. (Who, us?!) They put together the slightly tongue-in-cheek-but-still-useful No BS Guide to SEO, which you can see below. And they remind us that SEO consists really of just three main components: Basic on-page and…

March 9, 2018
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Social Selling: Three Reasons It's Good for Business and Four Steps to Get You Started

Remember the days when cold calls and door-to-door sales were the best way to find clients? Thankfully, there is a new(ish) tool that has the capacity to do more (with less effort). It’s social selling, the practice of using social media as a means to target prospects, build connections, and establish rapport and trust. How exactly does social selling do all of that? It connects buyers and sellers directly, cutting…

March 9, 2018
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Keemo Paul replaces injured Cottrell in West Indies squad

9:42 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A hamstring injury has ruled West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell out of the remainder of the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. Cottrell suffered the injury during West Indies’ first group game, against UAE, in which he bowled only 4.4 overs; he has been replaced by uncapped Guyana right-arm quick Keemo Paul. Paul, 20, shot into the limelight during West Indies’ Under-19 World…

March 9, 2018
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JSW Sports buys 50% stake in Delhi Daredevils

8:52 AM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Indian business conglomerate Jindal South West (JSW) Sports has bought a 50% ownership stake in IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. ESPNcricinfo understands JSW Sports’ valuation of the Daredevils franchise was worth INR 1100 crore (USD 169 million approx), which is double the amount the franchise was originally bought at in 2008. This means JSW Sports will pay the Daredevils’ owners GMR Sports Private Ltd INR 550…

March 9, 2018
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Shiffrin again wins overall World Cup ski title

9:14 AM ET Associated Press OFTERSCHWANG, Germany — Mikaela Shiffrin won her second straight overall World Cup title at a giant slalom race on Friday. The American’s only remaining rival, Wendy Holdener, needed a win or second place to maintain her mathematical title chance but the Swiss skier is not among the top-two skiers following her final run. Shiffrin, who is the Olympic champion in giant slalom, has yet to…

March 9, 2018
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Why Consumers Leave E-Commerce Sites and Apps Without Purchasing

High shipping cost is the top reason consumers abandon e-commerce sites and apps without purchasing, according to recent research from Episerver. The report was based on data from a survey conducted in November 2017 among 4,028 global consumers age 18 and older who have shopped online within the past year. Some 60% of respondents say they have left a brand’s website or app without making a purchase because shipping was…

March 9, 2018
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