Lahiru Kumara gives Sri Lanka the spark after half-century opening stand | Cricket

© Getty Images New Zealand 59 for 1 (Raval 43, Latham 14*) trail Sri Lanka 282 (Mathews 83, Dickwella 80*, Southee 6-68) by 223 runs Jeet Raval and Tom Latham put on 59 for the first wicket – nine more than their highest partnership in six innings in UAE last month against Pakistan – to allow New Zealand a solid start, but Raval’s indecisive pull to a skiddy Lahiru Kumara bouncer off the last ball by before lunch…

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Matt Adams returning to Washington Nationals on one-year deal

First baseman Matt Adams is returning to the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports. In a swap of right-handed pitchers, the Nationals have sent Tanner Roark to the Reds in return for Tanner Rainey. The winter meetings are underway in Bryce Harper’s hometown of Las Vegas, where we’re tracking all of the latest Bryce buzz all week long. 1 Related The left-handed slugger finished last season with the St. Louis Cardinals after being waived by the Nationals in a salary dump in August. Adams,…

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Live Cricket Score – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Wellington

SRI LANKA IN NEW ZEALAND 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 16 Dec, 2018, 03:44 AM Live Score Updates New Zealand 0/0 (0.1 Ovs) Jeet Raval  0 (1) Sri Lanka 282 Lakmal  0.1-0-0-0 Day 2: 1st Session – New Zealand trail by 282 runs Bowlers put New Zealand on top. © AFP THAT’S THAT – Sri Lanka folded for 282 early on Day 2. Kumara is the last man to fall and Southee ends with six wickets in the innings. Inside edge and the ball went in between the legs.…

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John Daly, son fire 59 to take lead at PNC Father/Son Challenge

ORLANDO – Another Daly win could be in the offing. John Daly and his son, Little John, fired a 13-under 59 on Saturday in a scramble format during the opening round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge. That gave the pair a one-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round. The team of David Toms and Carter Toms (who plays for LSU) sits in solo second at 12 under. Jack Nicklaus and grandson G.T. find themselves in a tie for third at 11 under. Little John Daly is a rising junior golfer…

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Pittsburgh Steelers downgrade RB James Conner to doubtful

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, the team announced Saturday. Conner sprained his ankle on Dec. 2 against the Chargers. James Conner has rushed for 12 touchdowns this season, second in the league to Todd Gurley’s 15. David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports Conner, who missed last week’s loss to the Oakland Raiders, practiced on a limited basis for the first time Friday. He has rushed for 909 yards and 12 touchdowns, the second most in the NFL this season…

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Solanki leads Baroda’s reply | Sports News, The Indian Express

Vishnu Solanki (Right) is batting on 128. Express Photo by Pradip Das Mumbai might have hoped for an outright win after piling up 465 but Baroda’s Vishnu Solanki stitched up a patient unbeaten 128, his third hundred of the season, and shared an unbroken 222-run stand with Aditya Waghmode (87*) to keep the hosts at bay. With Baroda on 244 for 1, forget a win, Mumbai were left fretting about conceding a first-innings lead. Solanki is one of the heartwarming stories of domestic cricket. He grew up in a family…

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LeBron James deifies Michael Jordan, reiterates first session ‘like meeting God’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With LeBron James set to meet Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets later Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers star thought back to the first time he met the former Chicago Bulls superstar on a June day in 2001, ages before he would be considered on par with the six-time champion and five-time MVP. “It was godly,” James said. “I’ve said that over and over before, but it was like meeting God for the first time. That’s what I felt like as a 16-year-old kid when I met MJ.” Jordan…

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Gill a run shy of maiden double

Punjab’s Shubman Gill hit 21 fours and four sixes en route to 199*. Jasbir Malhi For the last hour or so of the day’s play, Yuvraj Singh stood with his pads on at the boundary rope and cheered Shubman Gill on, shouting words of encouragement as well as advice to bat with patience. Gill, 19, was closing in on a double hundred – he would end the day one run shy of the landmark – and his knock against Tamil Nadu at the PCA Stadium reminded observers of Yuvraj’s early…

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Robert Bortuzzo of St. Louis Blues signs three-year extension

ST. LOUIS — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season. St. Louis overcame an obscure illegal-equipment penalty, called against Vladimir Tarasenko for playing with the much-taller Colton Parayko’s stick in overtime, to beat the Avalanche. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 season. Bortuzzo, 29, has a goal and two assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the Blues. He missed the season opener after…

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Zach LaVine of Chicago Bulls to miss at least two games with ankle injury

2:30 PM ET Malika AndrewsESPN Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will miss at least two games and is set to undergo further evaluation on his injured left ankle, coach Jim Boylen said Saturday. Boylen told reporters ahead of Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs that LaVine has a sprained deltoid ligament. “Zach LaVine had a MRI last night and flew home this morning to consult with other specialists,” Boylen said. “We will create a plan of action [when we know more]. Hopeful for a good evaluation. He will not…

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