• Yasir Shah ready to be the difference for Pakistan over England
Yasir Shah ready to be the difference for Pakistan over England

During that year's Test against England, Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif bowled no-balls to order on the instructions of their captain Salman Butt as part of a sting operation carried out by a tabloid newspaper. "It is Pakistan's batting that I'm anxious about, even with James Anderson out of the first Test", Akram said on Sunday...

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  • How will Rio's Olympic Park look?
How will Rio's Olympic Park look?

So far, it's been the predominant story line in the buildup to the golf's oldest major championship, with Spieth announcing Monday he would follow the lead of McIlroy, Day and Johnson by not playing in Rio next month when the sport rejoins the Summer Games for the first time since 1904.

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  • McIlroy's Postage Stamp advice - Try to hit it in the middle
McIlroy's Postage Stamp advice - Try to hit it in the middle

None of the world's top four golfers will play in Rio after Jason Day and Dustin Johnson also chose to opt out. He missed last year's competition after injuring his ankle playing soccer. He would have been among the marquee Olympic athletes competing in Rio de Janeiro next month, had he not withdrawn due to concerns over the Zika virus.

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  • Mancini: I don't care about Icardi rumours
Mancini: I don't care about Icardi rumours

PS. Icardi made just one Coppa Italia appearance, as a substitute in Inter's 3-0 second-leg semi-final defeat by Juventus. "[Juventus sporting director, Fabio] Paratici met [Inter Milan counterpart, Piero] Ausilio last week offering €50million" she said.

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  • British Open Golf Odds and Betting Picks
British Open Golf Odds and Betting Picks

The R&A, which organizes the British Open, said William Ciplinski's injuries were not serious and that he was talking and fully conscious before being transferred to hospital for overnight observation. Johnson is good enough, certainly, to get the job done. "We have to respect the individual decisions, even if they are going contrary to the recom...

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  • Blue Jays, amid controversy, end Indians' winning streak
Blue Jays, amid controversy, end Indians' winning streak

The win also gave Toronto (45-39) a four-game series split with the Indians . Cleveland's franchise-record 14-game winning streak was stopped by a big day for Toronto's sluggers and a contentious replay call. "The ball has such good finish through the plate". He tripled in the third, doubled in the seventh and singled in the ninth. It was th...

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  • Tim Duncan Silently Retires From NBA, San Antonio Spurs Honor Him!
Tim Duncan Silently Retires From NBA, San Antonio Spurs Honor Him!

Bryant always did things differently, from his much-flashier wardrobe to his much larger bank account last season as the NBA's highest-paid player, which prevented the Lakers from the building options that Duncan's salary afforded the Spurs.

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  • Wimbledon joy for Serena Williams tempered by concerns over USA shootings
Wimbledon joy for Serena Williams tempered by concerns over USA shootings

After the win, Williams raised two fingers on each hand to show off the magic number. "I don't look at the reward, I look at how to achieve it, and there was clearly something missing in the last eight months, and the thing that was missing was just Serena".

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  • Attorney Vows Lawsuit In Philando Castile Case
Attorney Vows Lawsuit In Philando Castile Case

An officer from the neighboring St. Anthony police force shot Castile during a traffic stop that remains under investigation. - The family of Philando Castile has hired former television judge Glenda Hatchett to represent them in all civil legal matters related to last week's deadly officer-involved shooting.

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  • 9-Year-old girl smashes fishing record with huge catch
9-Year-old girl smashes fishing record with huge catch

Emma Zajdel of Ocean City caught a almost 95 lb. "This is a big one", said Joe Evans, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service. They left the fish overnight at Ed's auto, and it wasn't until the next day, that Ed's friends convinced them to weigh the fish and call state wildlife and perform a certified measu...

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  • CFP willing to consider moving semifinals off New Year's Eve
CFP willing to consider moving semifinals off New Year's Eve

Next season they are already set to go back to New Year's Day with the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl rotating back in, and any change to the schedule might be done by the time New Year's Eve 2018 rolls around. The potential move from New Year's Eve airings makes sense, considering the severity of viewership decline between the first and second years of ...

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  • What does the yellow jersey mean?
What does the yellow jersey mean?

Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme agreed and announced earlier this week that a series of special measures were being put in place in an attempt to beat anyone contemplating motorized cheating. The Tour won't be won here but it could be lost. Orica GreenEDGE have a very good team lead by Simon Gerrans and Michael Matthews (pictured above...

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  • Memorial for DART Officer Brent Thompson Set for Wednesday
Memorial for DART Officer Brent Thompson Set for Wednesday

Bush , who also attended the memorial service, gathering with first responders in the rubble of the World Trade Center also sent a powerful message. Mr Obama and Mr Biden on Monday met with law enforcement officials to discuss police reform and how to fix relations between police officers and the communities they protect.

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  • Beyonce And Jay Z Named World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple
Beyonce And Jay Z Named World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple

Forbes published its list on Monday afternoon and covers the income of show business celebrities from June 2015 to June 2016. Singer Taylor Swift has topped this year's Forbes list of the world's 100 highest paid celebrities, earning €153 million, mainly thanks to her hugely successful "1989" world tour.

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  • The new government: George Osborne sacked and Boris Johnson becomes foreign secretary
The new government: George Osborne sacked and Boris Johnson becomes foreign secretary

George Osborne quit after six years, his austerity programme left in tatters with the government unable to wipe out the deficit. Osborne had been a leader of the "Remain" campaign. Johnson was the second appointment in May's new government after she shifted Philip Hammond from the Foreign Office brief to become Britain's new finance minister.

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  • Rory McIlroy: It's time golf takes drug testing seriously
Rory McIlroy: It's time golf takes drug testing seriously

That depends on the source . But the US Open champion isn't as daft as his slow Ringo drawl and laid-back manner would have his rivals believe. "I won the U.S. "It is his decision and we'll support it one way or another". "We had a glass of wine out of it", he said, before correcting himself. "The Open remit is to identify the champion golfer ...

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  • Wade Watch: Dwyane in talks with Knicks and Bucks, per report
Wade Watch: Dwyane in talks with Knicks and Bucks, per report

Per ESPN's Marc Stein the Mavericks wooed Whiteside in NY last night. A person familiar with the terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Whiteside will be signing a four-year contract worth the maximum amount the Heat could offer, roughly $98 million.

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  • Citing fever, Alberto Contador abandons 2016 Tour de France in Pyrenees
Citing fever, Alberto Contador abandons 2016 Tour de France in Pyrenees

Diminished by a fever and still reeling from crashes on the opening two days of the race, two-time champion Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France during the toughest Pyrenean stage on Sunday. Despite his illness, Contador started stage nine promisingly - attacking his rivals on the first of five scheduled climbs to join a breakaway ri...

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  • Steffi Graf salutes Serena Williams for matching her grand slam record
Steffi Graf salutes Serena Williams for matching her grand slam record

But, you know, if you look at the big picture, I was just thinking about, you know, getting to three finals, Grand Slam finals. "Angelique brings out great tennis in me", said Serena. When she needs to lift her level, to close: boom, she does it. This is Serena. Good friends of the tennis star, Williams has appeared in both of the artists' music vi...

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  • AD Rhoades Leaving Missouri for Baylor
AD Rhoades Leaving Missouri for Baylor

Rhoades was hired by Missouri in April 2015, and he was Mizzou's first athletics director after Mike Alden, who manned the Tigers' athletics program for 17 years, stepped down . 2 at $183.5 million in revenue) and Iowa State (No. 47 at $75.3 million). Rhoades' 14 months at Missouri will be remembered as much for the off-field drama as what happe...

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