James Franklin set for Durham coaching role

Durham are poised to sign James Franklin, the former New Zealand allrounder, as the head coach of their Championship and List A teams. The club parted ways with Jon Lewis, their long-serving previous head coach, in December after a coaching restructure that he felt reduced his role. They have now identified Franklin, who captained Middlesex to the County Championship title in 2016, as his successor. It is expected that Franklin will sign a three-year deal and spend around nine months a year with Durham, with an official title of lead…

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Marsh, Maxwell help Australia set 299-run challenge

INDIA’S TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 15 Jan, 2019, 01:00 PM MArch hit is seventh ODI century. © Getty Shaun Marsh continued his red-hot run of form with his seventh hundred in One-Day Internationals, propelling Australia to 298/9 in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval. The 35-year-old finished on 131, carting India for 11 fours and 3 sixes in a welcome reminder of what he means to this malnourished Australian side. India were able to wrest back some control towards the end, picking four wickets…

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Brooke Henderson looks to set Canadian golf record in 2019

On the airplane from Ottawa after her Christmas holidays, everyone recognized Brooke Henderson. “That was just kind of different, but kind of cool,” said Henderson with a laugh from Naples, Fla., as she prepared for the LPGA season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. While the 21-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., insists life hasn’t changed much as she’s rocketed up the golf rankings the past few years, the airplane scene shows just how far Henderson has come in the general Canadian sport landscape.…

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Pro racing set to return to Sicily with four-day Giro di Sicilia

A new stage race in Italy could see the return of professional racing to Sicily, with regional politicians keen to create a Giro di Sicilia to help promote tourism on the often-troubled island at the toe of the Italian peninsula. Related Articles RCS Sport – the organisers of the Giro d’Italia – are in talks with regional officials, with a slot in early April expected for the proposed four-day stage race. Some media in Sicily have suggested the race could be created for 2019 between April 3-6 but this would…

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Andy Murray set to have statue at Wimbledon

Andy Murray posed in front of the Fred Perry statue at Wimbledon when he won the first of his two titles in 2013 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Wimbledon is planning to honour two-time champion Andy Murray with a statue at the All England Club. The Briton is aiming to retire…

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New mother Stacy Lewis set to return fresh at LPGA Diamond Resorts TOC

It’s an unusually early start to the LPGA season. Especially for someone like Stacy Lewis, who only got back to hitting golf balls three weeks ago after the birth of daughter Chesnee Lynn. Lewis hasn’t competed since mid-July and carries few expectations into this week’s new Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. It will be special, and perhaps a little sleep-deprived too, as Chesnee makes her LPGA debut at the Four Seasons Orlando. “I don’t know if I’ll ever say I’m ready,” Lewis said. “I need to go play and get…

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LaMarcus Aldridge scores 56 as San Antonio Spurs set 3-point records

SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge saw the double team, spun baseline and fired a jumper that found the bottom of the net, and he immediately knew: “This is one of those nights,” he said. Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points to help the Spurs survive the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook‘s 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds in a double-overtime, 154-147 win. “Well, he’s been a beast all year long,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He anchors us on both ends of the floor. He’s been fantastic, and…

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Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul set to be suspended

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul face suspensions © Getty Barely 24 hours to go before India line-up their playing eleven for the first of the three One-day Internationals against Australia in Sydney, captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri are clueless if they can pick all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul in the team. Reason: BCCI has been forced to seek legal advice on the matter because CoA member Diana Edulji, who first advocated a two-match ban for the cricketers before sending them a showcause notice, has…

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Tour Down Under: Ewan set for first real test in Lotto colours

A win is a win, as the saying goes, but despite twice raising his arms in victory at the recent Bay Crits, sprinter Caleb Ewan is well aware that his 2019 season really starts at the Tour Down Under. Related Articles The Australian fastman switched teams from Mitchelton-Scott to Lotto Soudal over the winter, and although the rider he replaced at Lotto – Andre Greipel – is not competing at the Tour Down Under this year, Ewan is under no illusions that he will be one of the main focuses…

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DeMarcus Cousins Set to Debut for Warriors This Month

DeMarcus Cousins is set to make his debut with the Golden State Warriors during the team’s Los Angeles road trip later this month, according to two sources with knowledge of the team’s plans. The Warriors will play the Clippers on Jan. 18 and the Lakers on Jan. 21, and Cousins is expected to make his return from a torn Achilles’ tendon he sustained in late January 2018 in one of those two games, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly. Warriors Coach Steve Kerr,…

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