Root, Stokes fifties help England make solid start

ENGLAND IN WEST INDIES, 2019 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019, 06:30 AM Joe Root and Ben Stokes scored half-centuries in the tour game against West Indies President’s XI © AFP England made a solid start to their tour of the Caribbean on Tuesday (January 15) during the first day of their first two-day warm-up match against a President’s XI at the Three W’s Oval in Barbados. After an agreement prior to the game that the visitors would bat the whole of the first day regardless of how…

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Tour Down Under: CCC start season successfully through Bevin and Mareczko

It may be a team with a new sponsor rather than a new team, per se, but CCC Team’s first outing in their new guise – the squad was formerly known as BMC Racing – was a successful one on stage 1 of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday, with Paddy Bevin spending the day in the break and picking up a number of bonus seconds before Jakub Mareczko sprinted to third place on the stage. Related Articles Bevin escaped with Team Sunweb’s Michael Storer, Jason Lea (UniSA-Australia) and Artyom…

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Alexander Zverev Beats Aljaz Bedene To Start His Australian Open | ATP Tour

Let the chatter begin in earnest: Is this where Alexander Zverev reaches his first Grand Slam semi-final? The 21-year-old German bypassed any first-round drama at the Australian Open on Tuesday, sweeping Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. Zverev faced trouble in the opener when he was broken in the seventh game. But the fourth seed broke twice to end the first set and surrendered only one break the remainder of the match. “I was a little bit sloppy in the beginning, a little bit sleepy maybe, and the break really…

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Saints Brush Off Poor Start to Reach N.F.C. Championship Game

Foles moved the Eagles seamlessly down the field on its first two drives to jump out to a 14-0 lead. He found Jordan Matthews for a 37-yard score, then jumped in from the one-yard line for a second touchdown. Foles was driving the Eagles back down the field in the second quarter and looked set to put his team ahead by three scores. But Foles was intercepted by Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore to end the threat and, it turned out, the Eagles’ chances. On the ensuing drive, the Saints pulled…

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Refresh button pressed, Mithali hopes for a positive start to 2019

STARTING AFRESH Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 13 Jan, 2019, 11:31 PM ODI captain Mithali Raj stressed that both – she and Harmanpreet Kaur – had moved on from their controversial fallout © Getty For the first time since 2006, India Women are set to play a series in New Zealand. It’s a country that India have toured several times in the past but not in recent history. And when they set foot again, with no one barring Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami having had the experience of playing in…

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Ewan enjoys flying start but real tests await

Caleb Ewan didn’t leave Mitchelton-Scott for Lotto Soudal just to win the Down Under Classic, but there was a sense of both vindication and relief when he skipped clear to claim his third edition of the race on Sunday. Related Articles The Australian was in the right place at the right time when a number of his sprint rivals fell or were held up in a run of late crashes, and there was enough evidence on show to suggest that Ewan and his relatively new lead-out train are on the…

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Ex-Lions coach Rick Forzano dies; gave Bill Belichick his start in NFL

Former Detroit Lions, Connecticut and Navy coach Rick Forzano has died at the age of 90, the Lions announced Thursday. Forzano coached the Lions in 1974 to 1976, compiling a 15-17 record as the team moved from Tiger Stadium to the Silverdome, but his tenure in Detroit is better known for helping to start the career of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Forzano briefly lived with Belichick’s family in 1959 after joining Navy as an assistant coach and asked 10-year-old Bill to break down film. Years later, after Belichick…

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Jameis Winston, Bruce Arians of Tampa Bay Buccaneers have head start on chemistry

TAMPA, Fla. — Introductions and first impressions won’t be necessary for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and new head coach Bruce Arians. That happened more than 10 years ago, when Winston was in high school and attended Arians’ football camp in Birmingham, Alabama. “I had a little quarterback challenge — a couple kids from Kentucky, Tennessee, around the South,” Arians told ESPN. “They were all seniors being recruited, and I think [Winston] was in ninth or 10th grade. He blew them all away, and I was like, ‘Woah!’ ……

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DeMarcus Cousins of Golden State Warriors to start upon return, Steve Kerr says

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins will start when he makes his season debut, likely Jan. 18 against the Clippers. Cousins, who signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer, will make his long-awaited return to the floor after rehabbing a torn left Achilles tendon he suffered Jan. 26, 2018. “He’ll start,” Kerr said after Thursday’s practice. “I’ll start him. After that, everything’s on the table. We have to figure out what the rotations will look like, how many minutes he can play.…

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Paternoster gives Trek-Segafredo dream start at Women’s Tour Down Under

The nascent Trek-Segafredo women’s team could hardly have got off to a better start in their first season, winning at their first attempt at the Women’s Tour Down Under. The rider who did it for them is rising star and second-year professional, Letizia Paternoster. Related Articles With a hugely strengthened field for the 2019 Women’s Tour Down Under, Paternoster was not the pre-stage favourite. However, the 19-year-old Italian came from a long way back to beat her more experienced rivals in the sprint. Having been delivered to the back of…

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