The New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski takes a Shark Week plunge

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s July 30 Heroes Issue. Subscribe today! Thursday, 3 p.m.: Gearing up It’s a fine April afternoon in the Bahamas, and I’m at the checkout counter inside Sunn Odyssey Divers, receiving equipment for a nerve-jangling assignment: help an NFL star cross “shark encounter” off his bucket list, with guidance from Discovery’s Shark Week team. It’s a tall order for me, a guy who wakes up afraid most mornings, and I’m second-guessing my life choices as Rob Gronkowski barges through the glass doors. “What’s up,…

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Calum MacLeod, scourge of England, hits 58-ball century

Derbyshire 211 for 2 (MacLeod 104, Madsen 50*) beat Northants 180 (Kleinveldt 36, Hughes 4-42) by 31 runsScorecard Calum MacLeod‘s 58-ball century led Derbyshire to their first win in this season’s Vitality Blast with a 31-run win at Wantage Road that kept Northamptonshire winless from five matches. MacLeod’s second T20 hundred, with 12 fours and four sixes, saw Derbyshire rack up 211 for 2 – their joint-second highest T20 total – that was defended very easily after Lockie Ferguson removed Ben Duckett and Richard Levi in the Powerplay. MacLeod, the…

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England vs India: Adil Rashid in line for shock Test return after stunning ODI form

England coach Trevor Bayliss has revealed that Adil Rashid, a man who gave up red-ball cricket at the start of the summer, is in line for a shock Test recall for the upcoming series against India. The leg-spinner’s fine form in one-day cricket this summer, including 20 wickets at an average of 23.95, has parachuted him into contention for the first Test at Edgbaston on 1 August. Rashid’s performances in the most recent ODI series against India included a stunning dismissal of India captain Virat Kohli in the deciding match…

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India vs England: England spinners out-bowled Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, says Phil Tufnell

By: PTI | Published: July 19, 2018 4:04:34 pm India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and India’s Kuldeep Yadav walk off the field of play at the end of the one day cricket match. (Source: AP) England may have cracked the Kuldeep Yadav code, but former left-arm spinner Phil Tufnell says India will be better off playing him in the Test series as well, having done the good thing by picking the “rare” talent in the five-day squad. Tufnell was full of praise for Yadav, marking him as a rarity. “You don’t come…

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England vs India: Joe Root admits HUGE embarrassment over celebration | Cricket | Sport

The England Test skipper marked his 13th ODI hundred with the extravagant display emulating the style of rappers or comedians dropping a mic triumphantly at the end of a gig. But in between cringes afterwards Root conceded it was something which saw him ribbed mercilessly by the England dressing room when he returned from the middle. “It was something that I immediately regretted,” he said with a grimace. “I’ve not heard the end of it, it was literally the most embarrassing thing I’ve done on a cricket field. “I don’t…

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Adam Finch claims eight-wicket haul as England U-19s fight back to win

England U-19s 133 (Molefe 3-33) and 170 for 6 beat South Africa U-19s 209 (Qeshile 47, de Klerk 47, Finch 4-47) and 90 (Finch 4-22)Scorecard England Under-19s produced a brilliant performance to clinch their series against South Africa by winning the second unofficial Test by four wickets at Emirates Riverside. The home side were bowled out for 133 in their first innings, trailing the Proteas by a sizable margin. However, the bowlers responded as Adam Finch led the way with four wickets, while Jack Plom and Sam Connors struck twice…

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India Test squad vs England: Rishabh Pant gets maiden call-up, injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar misses

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 18, 2018 3:22:51 pm Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday included in the squad for England Tests. (Source: Express Archive) Indian selectors announced the team for the first three Test matches against England with Rishabh Pant earning a maiden Test call-up. Among other changes, Karun Nair has also been re-called while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been included owing to an aggravated lower back condition picked up in the third ODI against England on Tuesday at Leeds. His condition is being assessed by the BCCI medical…

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Pant receives maiden call-up for England Test series

INDIA TOUR OF ENGLAND 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018, 02:51 PM Rishabh Pant earned his maiden call-up to the India Test squad. © Getty Rishabh Pant has received a maiden call-up to the India Test squad with Dinesh Karthik also featuring in the line-up as a wicketkeeper in the 18-man India squad for the first three Tests against England. Jasprit Bumrah, who is recovering from a broken thumb, has been named in the squad but will be available for selection only from the second Test subject…

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India vs England: India’s winning streak in ODI bilaterals ends, first loss under Virat Kohli

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 18, 2018 4:10:56 am Virat Kohli had become India’s captain in all three formats of the game in January 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) India’s 2-1 defeat to England in the recently concluded ODI series marks the end of a winning streak that extended to nine rubbers. It is also the first time they have lost an ODI series under Virat Kohli. India’s last series loss was in January 2016 when they lost 4-1 away from home to Australia. Since then, they have beat Australia,…

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Jasprit Bumrah likely to miss first three England Tests

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is likely to miss the first part of the five-match England Test series, starting on August 1. ESPNcricnfo understands that Bumrah has still not recovered from the thumb injury he suffered during India’s first match of the UK tour, their opening T20 against Ireland in June. Bumrah is likely to be left out of the Test squad, which will be released by the BCCI on Wednesday. It is is understood the selectors have opted to include two uncapped players: the left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who…

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