Source: Pats rookie Wynn (Achilles) out for '18

August 17, 2018

11:30 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led six drives in his preseason debut on Thursday night, going 19-for-26 for 172 yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Eagles. The injury occurred in the first quarter of Thursday’s game when Wynn was pass-blocking and came up limping. After making it to the sideline, he was given an initial examination before being placed on the back…

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Joe Root makes his big call but has 'no doubt' over Ben Stokes' readiness

11:37 AM ET Deserve, as Clint Eastwood said, has nothing to do with it. While it’s probably unfortunate to evoke an Eastwood character in connection with Ben Stokes at present – the above quote comes from Unforgiven, where Eastwood played the part of William Munny, but you wouldn’t have to look too far to find a Dirty Harry comparison (“Would you, Punk”) – it fits pretty neatly. Did Sam Curran…

August 17, 2018
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Imran Khan elected Pakistan prime minister

August 17, 2018

9:30 AM ET Danyal Rasool Former Pakistan captain and World Cup winner Imran Khan has won a parliamentary vote, confirming him as the next prime minister of Pakistan. Following the success of his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Movement for Justice), in elections across the country last month, his election to the top political job was imminent. He beat the rival candidate, Shehbaz Sharif, by 176 votes to 96. All that…

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Grounds to bid for teams in South Africa's T20 competition

August 17, 2018

8:51 AM ET South Africa’s stadiums have had to submit bids to host a team in the new, yet-to-be-named T20 tournament by Friday. Six venues will be chosen after an independent process by analytics agency Nielsen Sports, who will present their preferences to CSA’s board. The six venues will correspond to the six teams that will play in the competition – for example if the Wanderers is chosen, a team…

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Uncapped David Delany in Ireland squad for Afghanistan limited-overs series

August 17, 2018

8:12 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Twenty-year-old uncapped medium-pacer David Delany has been included in Ireland’s squad for the limited-overs series at home against Afghanistan next month. Delany and fast bowler Boyd Rankin, who had missed games for Warwickshire this season because of injury, are among 12 players who have found places in both the ODI and T20I squads. Delany picked up 2 for 15 in Ireland A’s T20 series-levelling win…

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Ben Stokes recalled in place of Sam Curran

August 17, 2018

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ben Stokes has been recalled to the England side for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge in place of Sam Curran. Stokes was acquitted of affray on Tuesday at Bristol Crown Court and brought straight back into the squad. On Thursday, coach Trevor Bayliss said there would be two training sessions to assess whether Stokes was physically and mentally ready for a comeback….

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Bancroft rehab continues with Durham deal in 2019

4:05 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Durham have signed Cameron Bancroft as their overseas player in all formats for 2019 -a further chance for rehabilitation for the Western Australian batsman after the ball-tampering escapade involving three Australian players. Bancroft was given a nine-month ban from international, State and Big Bash cricket by Cricket Australia that will expire in late December after he was caught trying to change the condition of the…

August 17, 2018
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Missed connection: Brady, Foles finally meet up

August 17, 2018

2:50 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led six drives in his preseason debut on Thursday night, going 19-for-26 for 172 yards and two touchdowns without an interception against the Eagles. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles suffered a shoulder strain during Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots but said afterward the shoulder was feeling “pretty good.” 1 Related “That was kind of made up to me because that…

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Brady stout for Patriots in first preseason action

August 17, 2018

12:09 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The NFL’s reigning Most Valuable Player picked up where he left off, as Mark Bavaro, who was Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s measuring stick for blocking at the tight end position, said that Gronk would excel in any era. In all, Brady led six drives, the first of which culminated in a 4-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chris Hogan. Brady was 5-for-5 on the opening…

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Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years on corruption charges

August 17, 2018

shares Nasir Jamshed failed again, this time falling for 4 © AFP Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code. In a short verdict, the three-man tribunal ruled on Monday that apart from suspension from any level of cricket, a player found to be in breach of the anti-corruption code should also…

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