Graduation rates for black Power 5 players up

1:06 PM ET Graduation rates for black athletes in football and men’s basketball at Power 5 conference schools are increasing on average, but 40 percent of schools showed declines in such rates during the past two years, according to a new report on racial inequality in college sports. The report, released Sunday by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, shows Power 5 graduation rates for black football…

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'We have learned from the World Cup loss' – Lanning

shares © Annesha Ghosh/ESPNcricinfo Ltd While they have never lost an ODI series against them, it’s unlikely Australia will have forgotten recent reversals at the hands of India. In January 2016, an emergent Indian side picked up their maiden T20I series win over Australia. Eighteen months later, Harmanpreet Kaurran amok in Derby to turn Australia’s World Cup campaign “to custard”. As she prepares to resume captaincy duties, a fit-again Meg…

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Sources: Giants tell DRC he's being released

11:15 AM ET The New York Giants have informed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie that he is being released, sources told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan and Adam Schefter. Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, had been set for the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract. The Giants will save $6.5 million by releasing him. Prior to deciding to release him, the Giants had planned to try Rodgers-Cromartie at free safety, a source told Raanan. The…

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Variations key to Unadkat's T20 recipe

10:36 AM ET Bowlers have been blasted around the R Premadasa Stadium so far in this tournament, but Jaydev Unadkat has a solution: variations. Twice in the past week, good totals have been chased down. In the six batting innings so far, sides have struck 70 or more inside the Powerplay thrice. Unpredictability on the bowlers’ part may help stem the flow of runs, Unadkat said. His own success against…

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Bruised attacks seek respite as teams scrap for advantage

4:00 AM ETBig Picture Flags have been planted, intents have been declared, early momentum has been divided up, and now, with one win apiece for each competitor, a little tension has built. It has been a more high-scoring first round than many expected, given the Khettarama pitch’s reputation for spin-aligned treachery. As the square wears through the course of the tournament, perhaps the scoring will slow. But for now, bowlers…

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Chandimal handed two-match over-rate ban

10:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff An over-rate ban will force Dinesh Chandimal to miss Sri Lanka’s last two round-robin matches in the Nidahas Trophy. Match referee Chris Broad imposed a two-match suspension on Sri Lanka’s captain, and fined the team’s players 60% of their match fee, after ruling that the side fell four overs short of their target during their match against Bangladesh on Saturday. Chandimal’s suspension will leave Sri…

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De Villiers' 125* propels South Africa lead to 139

4:00 AM ET Brydon Coverdale Lunch South Africa 382 (De Villiers 126*, Elgar 57, Amla 56, Cummins 3-79) lead Australia 243 (Warner 63, Rabada 5-96) by 139 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details AB de Villiers scored his first Test century in more than three years, and one of the finest of his Test career, as South Africa extended their lead to very healthy proportions on the third day at St…

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Samantha Akkineni wraps up Sivakarthikeyan’s Seema Raja

By Ashameera Aiyappan Written by Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai | Updated: March 11, 2018 2:47 pm Samantha and Sivakarthikeyan on Seema Raja sets. Samantha Akkineni has finished shooting for her portions in the upcoming film Seema Raja which also stars Sivakarthikeyan. Taking to Twitter, the actor thanked the team for bringing out the best in her. “And it’s a wrap for me on #SeemaRaja. It’s only March and the year…

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We are a modern patchwork family: Orlando Bloom on his relationship with ex Miranda Kerr

By: PTI | London | Published: March 11, 2018 2:37 pm Orlando Bloom has a son Flynn with his former wife Miranda Kerr. Orlando Bloom has said he and former wife Miranda Kerr have an amicable relationship and are like a “modern patchwork family”. The 41-year-old actor, who has son Flynn with the supermodel, said after a lot of bitterness they finally decided to be civil to each other. “Miranda…

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