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Birmingham brilliance: England’s Edgbaston winning streak

[ad_1] 7:48 AM ETMatt RollerCloseMatt Roller is a freelance cricket journalist. @mroller98Since their dominant innings win there in the 2001 Ashes, Australia have been abject at Edgbaston, while it has quickly turned into England's best venue.A boisterous, partisan crowd, helpful conditions for their seamers with the red ball, and assistance for spinners with the white have combined to create a lethal cocktail for touring teams, and after a pair of

$100,500 bet placed on 76ers to make playoffs

Last October, in the weeks leading up to the NBA season, a bettor at the SuperBook at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas placed a $67,000 wager on the Golden State Warriors to make the playoffs at -10,000 odds. The bettor was rewarded with a $670 profit when the Warriors reached the postseason.The same bettor was back at the SuperBook on Wednesday and this time played a little

Mendoza shining brightly for Suns

With 25 professional games under his belt, most days present Drew Mendoza new opportunities for his Minor League "firsts." He checked a pair off that list on Wednesday. The Nationals' No. 7 prospect singled home the winning run in the ninth inning with his career-high fourth hit to give Class A Hagerstown its seventh consecutive win, 5-4 over Rome at Municipal Stadium.After the Braves tied the game in the top of

Royals’ Van Buren records 5-K inning

While four-strikeout innings are impressive, five-strikeout frames are nearly unheard of. But that's exactly what reliever Malcolm Van Buren recorded in the seventh inning of Rookie Advanced Burlington's 7-6 win over Elizabethton on Wednesday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium.The right-hander began the inning simply enough, when Seth Gray swung and missed on a 3-2 pitch. Parker Phillips whiffed at a 1-2 pitch in the dirt for what should've been the

Liverpool signing Harvey Elliott ‘truly sorry’ for video with apparent mocking of Harry Kane

The winger put a statement out on social media explaining his remorse for his apparent mocking of the Spurs star Liverpool's new teenage signing Harvey Elliott has apologised via social media following the publication of a video in which he appeared to mock Tottenham star Harry Kane. The 16-year-old, who only joined the Reds from Fulham on Sunday , posted the video of himself on Snapchat some time ago impersonating Kane in a derogatory representation of

Arsenal news: Nicolas Pepe’s Gunners move is ‘not closed’, says coach Unai Emery

The French club's president has claimed a move to London is imminent for the Ivorian, but the Gunners boss is more cautious Arsenal coach Unai Emery says the proposed deal for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe has not yet been sealed, describing it as 'not closed'. Lille president Gerard Lopez told RMC Sport on Wednesday that Pepe's move to Arsenal for £72.8 million (€80m/$88m) would soon be completed. That fee would break Arsenal's
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England’s top-three merry-go-round |

[ad_1] England are all set for yet another top-three combination in the first Ashes Test, with Joe Root moving up the order and Rory Burns and Jason Roy opening together for the only the second time. We take a look at how the (dis)order has changed in the last two years.The boys Down UnderEngland went to Australia with something approaching a plan. Alastair Cook was joined at the top of

MLS All-Stars v Atlético Madrid Match Report, 01/08/2019, MLS All-Star

MLS All-Stars 0-3 Atletico Madrid: Llorente, Joao Felix and Costa settle clash Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix and Diego Costa scored to preserve Atletico Madrid's unbeaten pre-season. Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix and Diego Costa were the difference as LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid beat the MLS All-Stars 3-0 in Orlando on Wednesday. Llorente put Atletico ahead prior to half-time before substitutes Joao Felix and Diego Costa helped preserve the team's unbeaten pre-season. After

Marquez unhittable for South Bend

Brailyn Marquez was good enough in his last start to earn Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors. His outing on Wednesday night may have been even better. The fourth-ranked Cubs prospect was nearly perfect over six hitless innings as Class A South Bend shut down West Michigan, 5-1, at Four Winds Field. He struck out eight and allowed one baserunner on a walk.Video: Cubs' Marquez's final out Six days after

Caf Champions League: Kotoko confident in Zachariassen ahead of Kano Pillars clash

Porcupine Warriors CEO George Amoako re-affirms faith in their new trainer as continental inter-club action beckons Asante Kotoko chief executive officer George Amoako has expressed the club's delight with new head coach Kjetil Zachariassen ahead of their Caf Champions League showdown with Kano Pillars of Nigeria. The Norwegian was handed the Porcupine Warriors job earlier this month, taking the place of Charles Akonnor, who has been re-assigned to a new