Bowlers set up South Africa’s win over Sri Lanka

ICC WOMEN’S WORLD T20, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 13 Nov, 2018, 09:53 AM South Africa over came rain and a nervous start to their chase to see off Sri Lanka © ICC South Africa women rode on the fine performance of their bowlers – led by Shabnim Ismal (3-10 in 4 overs) – in a rain-interrupted fixture against Sri Lanka in St. Lucia on Tuesday. Having struck early in the innings, South Africa managed to restrict their opponents to just 99 for 8 in 20 overs, and chased…

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Matt Kuchar just set a career milestone known only to him and his family (and his accountant)

The only number Matt Kuchar was thinking about on Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic was eight, as in grabbing his eighth PGA Tour title. OK, maybe four, as well, as in ending a four-year victory drought. But with a closing 69 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Kuchar has a couple other numbers to smile about: 10 and 45 million. Let’s explain: With the victory, the 40-year-old tour veteran earned $1.296 million. That brings his career tour earnings past $45 million ($45,019,237 to be precise), making…

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Australia bowl first in decider; both teams unchanged but Lynn set to open

South Africa 5 for 320 (Miller 139, du Plessis 125) v Australia South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis joined the powerful David Miller for the highest partnership in all ODIs between their country and Australia to set the home side a daunting 321 for victory to win the three-match series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Having lost three early wickets after being sent in by Aaron Finch, du Plessis and Miller provided a model exhibition of how to build a dominant position from modest beginnings, getting well established through steady…

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Jimmy Butler Set to Join 76ers, as Timberwolves Move to End Chaos With a Trade

The Sixers, who got off to a middling 8-5 start, decided to swing big and gamble on Butler, 29, even though he can become a free agent July 1. It was the first major move for Philadelphia’s rookie general manager, Elton Brand, who was elevated to his post Sept. 20. Re-signing Butler this summer will be imperative for the Sixers after having surrendered dependable talents like Saric and Covington. But Philadelphia clearly felt as if it had to strike now, after watching one All-Star swingman, Paul George, re-sign with the…

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Alyssa Healy’s fireworks set up convincing Australia win

Australia women 165 for 5 (Healy 48, Mooney 48, Riaz 2-25, Sandhu 2-42) beat Pakistan 113 for 8 (Maroof 26, Mir 21*, Schutt 2-13, Wareham 2-18) by 52 runs Alyssa Healy looks for the midwicket boundary Getty Images and Cricket Australia In 21 previous limited-overs meetings over the years, Australia had never failed to beat Pakistan. And despite the fact that Australia weren’t entirely at their best in their World T20 opener, that record remained unblemished, with the gulf between the two sides starkly apparent right through the 40 overs. Ellyse…

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Suzy Whaley set to become the first female president of the PGA of America today

Suzy Whaley, the first woman to serve as the president of the PGA of America. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images) Montana Pritchard/PGA of America More INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Suzy Whaley joined the PGA of America in search of more competitive playing opportunities, a modest ambition that 17 years later has morphed into her becoming the first female president of the 102-year-old association. Whaley, 51, who for the last two years has served as its vice president, will formally be elected to a two-year term…

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Daniel Ricciardo set for Brazilian Grand Prix grid penalty

SAO PAULO — Daniel Ricciardo’s run of rotten bad luck is showing no sign of coming to an end any time soon. The Australian driver will serve a grid penalty this weekend after Red Bull was forced to change the turbocharger in his Renault engine. It’s the sixth turbo he’s used this year, above the allotted amount in the regulations, meaning he will serve a five-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race, which will be applied after qualifying. He had already exceeded the permitted amount of turbochargers allowed — the first…

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Transfer Talk Juan Mata set to swap Man United for Arsenal this summer

FC’s Paul Mariner provides his thoughts on transfer rumours surrounding Mauro Icardi, Adam Lallana, Keylor Navas and more in Transfer Rater. The transfer window for all of Europe’s big five leagues is closed, but that doesn’t stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around to find out who will be moving where come January. TOP STORY: Mata to leave United for Arsenal ESPN’s Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? With help from former Tottenham…

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Fundraiser for family set up after death of Jonathan Cantwell

A fundraiser has been established to benefit the children of Jonathan Cantwell, who died this week at the age of 36. The effort aims to raise $50,00 to support Cantwell’s two children. Related Articles Cantwell, who raced with the Jittery Joe’s, Fly V Australia, Saxo Bank and Drapac teams during his career, “lost his battle to mental illness”, according to the Go FundMe page, on November 6. “We would like to ask you for your generosity to help us secure some financial stability to his kids during this period of adaptation and mourning.…

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England vs Sri Lanka, first Test: Keaton Jennings scores century as England set Sri Lanka imposing target of 462

No team has ever successfully chased more than 99 runs to win a Test at Galle.  Sri Lanka must now score 462 in their second innings if they are to do so after a day when England made hay with the bat under another three sessions of baking sun.  The under-pressure Keaton Jennings hadn’t scored a Test fifty in nearly two years or a hundred since his debut in 2016, but he ground out a laudable century to provide the spine to an impressive, likely match-winning second dig from England. It…

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