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India on top, Australia slip in latest ICC Test rankings

India's victory in Sri Lanka has taken them to 125 points. Cheteshwar Pujara had scored centuries in both the Tests he played and so did Shikhar Dhawan on his return to the Indian Test side. It is followed by South Africa with 15 points behind India and above England by 5 points. Australia is now on 97 points, the same as New Zealand, but is behind on decimal points.

Matt Chapman ejected after argument with Angels over alleged sign-stealing

It was a bright, sunny day in the Bay Area, and while the heat wasn't record-breaking , the assertion being made by the Angels was that the A's batters were looking back to see where Graterol's shadow was to get an idea of pitch placement.

Vincent Kompany Doubt For Manchester City's Liverpool Clash

With two days left before the Liverpool clash, Guardiola will be hopeful that he can field his captain on the pitch to organise the defence against one of the most fearsome attacking teams in the Premier League . "His progress has been great and the coaching staff are delighted". " He settled quickly at the club before his injury, and it's just about getting him back on track to where he was ".

Leon Britton claims new signings will give Swansea City a boost

Sanches is expected to take part in his first Swans' training session tomorrow following his global exertions with Portugal U21s and, speaking at his pre-match press conference on Thursday (via Sky Sports ), Clement stated that the 19-year-old could feature against the Magpies.

Del Potro keen for Federer rematch in NYC

Federer was significantly tested with five-set marathons in the first (Frances Tiafoe) and second ( Mikhail Youzhny ) rounds, but he seems to have found his footing as he puts the back injury that kept him out of the Western & Southern Open further in the rearview mirror.

Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova into US Open quarter-finals in NY

Dolgopolov, who had beaten Tomas Berdych in the first round, made a better fist of the second set, but at 4-4 Nadal broke again. The Austrian, who turns 24 on Sunday, got past Adrian Mannarino of France 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Ninth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the fourth round when 18th-seed Gael Monfils of France retired because of injury with Goffin leading 7-5, 5-1.

Madison Keys defeats Kaia Kanepi, completes US women's quarterfinal sweep

Venus will look to take the initiative, while Stephens will use her defense to set up opportunities to get Venus on the run. The last time four players from America contested the semi-finals of the US Open was in 1981, where Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova, Barbara Potter and Chris Evert were the last women standing - with Austin emerging victorious.

Ezekiel Elliott Will Be Eligible To Play Sunday Against New York Giants

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, III asked for additional time to make a ruling, and got the parties to agree that Elliott would be allowed to play even if the suspension was upheld, in order to allow the judge that additional time. Elliott's ban stems exclusively from the league's investigation into the domestic violence allegations made by Tiffany Thompson in July 2016, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

Liverpool loses out in Games bid

The 2022 Games were originally handed to Durban in South Africa but the city was stripped of hosting rights by the Commonwealth Games Federation in March after the plan hit financial problems. Mayor of West Midlands Andy Street said "The regional support of the Midlands was a key determining factor and I want to thank all those regional agencies and organisations that have worked hard over the last six months to get us to this position".

Australian Wallabies make four changes for Springboks clash

Veteran Stephen Moore is unavailable pending the birth of his third child and Tatafu Polota-Nau will start at hooker. Wallaby winger Dane Haylett-Petty could be out for the season after undergoing bicep surgery. "Wishing you a speedy recovery mate!" his team Western Force tweeted. The 28-year-old will miss the remainder of the Rugby Championship and, with a scheduled return in December, is unlikely to take part in Australia's end-of-year tour to Europe.

Santi Cazorla back running in Arsenal training but won't play before Christmas

Critics have been quick to point to Arsenal's perceived lack of physical and mental steel over recent years, since the 2004 "Invincibles" provided an abundance of beauty and belligerence in equal measure. ⚽ Premier League first goalscorer special ⚽. ARSENE WENGER has jumped to Mesut Ozil's defence after Gunners legends opened fire on the midfielder.

Dolphins-Buccaneers game will not be played in Miami due to Irma

The Week 1 game, which was originally slated to take place at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami , will instead be played in Week 11 of the National Football League season on Sunday, November 19. Week 11 was previously an open date for both clubs. Playing in Tampa would give the Buc's an added home game which the National Football League doesn't want to do but there is still potential for storms from Irma in Tampa on Sunday depending on the track it takes.

Chris Long suggests solution for Dolphins-Bucs game impacted by hurricane

Authorities said even the "most solid buildings on the island have been destroyed", and now it's heading toward Florida. Miami was scheduled to host Tampa Bay at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens at 1:00pm ET on FOX. The NFL has not yet announced a decision on the date of a new scheduled game or where it would be played. Fresh off the destruction Texas saw due to Hurricane Harvey this past week, Irma itself is now a Category 5 and is larger than the entire state of Ohio .

Haylett-Petty blow ahead of Wallabies-Boks

Uelese, who has played only three Super Rugby games off the bench, is likely to see game time as a replacement. Winger Dane Haylett-Petty has been ruled out of the Australia lineup with a recurring left biceps injury that requires surgery.

'09 US Open champ del Potro saves match points; Federer next

Federer held four set points in the tiebreaker but failed to convert any. Del Potro said: "I just came to try to get better and I'm surprising myself". Nadal did go on to praise Federer as a great ambassador for tennis with good values, adding they've always had a good relationship. He will be Nadal's fifth straight unseeded opponent.

Hurricane Irma: NFL postpones Dolphins-Buccaneers game

Other contingency plans were considered, including a neutral site game, but complications getting the teams in and out of Florida safely and removing a home game from the Dolphins' schedule made for strong arguments to postpone the game until Week 11.

India vs Australia ODI and T20I series to start on September 21

ESPNcricinfo had independently confirmed the fixtures with each hosting centre on Tuesday, and the BCCI released the official schedule* on their website on Wednesday, less than two weeks before the series opener. The BCCI has had to take into account other changes as well. They are behind Steve Smith's side on only decimal points and know that a series win could propel them to the No.1 spot in the ODI rankings.

Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson arrested following allegations of domestic violence

According to a statement released by the MLS , Will Johnson has been suspended pending investigations by both the league and the Orlando Police Department. Wednesday morning after getting into a physical altercation with his wife, Caroline Childs Johnson , on Tuesday night. The Club will not provide further comment until the investigation into this alleged incident is complete .

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Shares Bought by Hanson McClain Inc

It has underperformed by 55.30% the S&P500. It was reported on Sep, 6 by Barchart.com . Its down 0.62% from 130,000 shares previously. Hoplite Capital Management Limited Partnership has invested 4.36% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH ).

Bucs-'Fins will not be played in Miami due to Irma

The NFL did not make a decision on the Bucs-Dolphins game now scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Miami during a conference call this morning. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said after practice Tuesday that the team will be ready for whatever decision is made.

Marlins turn road trip into family affair ahead of Irma

The 32-year-old Florida native looks to continue to give the Marlins fits as the Washington Nationals vie for a three-game series sweep on Wednesday. Players' and traveling staff's spouses, significant others, children - even pets - will be allowed on the team charter, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported .

New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Was Present at Wednesday's Practice

Looking to become the NFL's highest-paid receiver, the fourth-year pass catcher doesn't want a lingering ankle injury to impact him over the course of the 2017 season. "We as a nation have to come together and continue to bring support, relief and help these communities get back on their feet". It's really how you come back from that, how you handle adversity.

Chelsea name just two strikers (no Costa) in CL squad

Now, the Champions League is very hard to win. With Chelsea unable to agree a fee or any kind of deal with Atletico Madrid , Costa is now faced with very few options as he looks to safeguard his football future, including his worldwide career with the World Cup upcoming in 2018.

Jamie Vardy won't rule out leaving Leicester in the future

Drinkwater and Zappacosta are in contention to make their Chelsea debuts against Leicester on Saturday. Also see: Eden Hazard a major doubt v Leicester . "Just because I turned down Arsenal, that was my choice, but if another offer came in it would be the same in that I would look at it and work out the pros and cons".

Rafael Nadal Rallies Past Leonardo Mayer to Reach US Open Fourth Round

Two days after having to fight off a match point to advance, the Czech ran her unseeded opponent off the court as fans were still just filing into the grounds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Rublev was a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-3 upset victor over ninth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium in a two-hour, five-minute match.

US Open: Dominic Thiem and Alexandr Dolgopolov reach fourth round

With that, del Potro moved on to the quarterfinals of this year's US Open . Using a protected ranking, she entered qualifying at the US Open and has not looked back, picking up her first main draw wins in the best part of two years. It was converted with a stinging cross-court backhand return victor. "I couldn't really ask for a better way to come back". "I just felt something, sort of my muscle being tight at the back".

Argentina and Chile in danger of missing out on World Cup

Overall, four teams from South America advance automatically. Back-to-back stalemates during the global break have left Argentina barely in fifth position - the play-off spot - with Chile and Paraguay lurking ominously and Sampaoli knows his side must start making the most of their opportunities as he searches for his first competitive victory since replacing Edgardo Bauza in June.

Rafael Nadal routs Andrey Rublev, advances to US Open semis

Open meeting between Nadal and the 19-times grand slam champion Swiss. Federer was significantly tested with five-set marathons in the first (Frances Tiafoe) and second ( Mikhail Youzhny ) rounds, but he seems to have found his footing as he puts the back injury that kept him out of the Western & Southern Open further in the rearview mirror.

Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to Week 11

Kickoff had been scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT, but Irma is forecast to threaten South Florida this weekend. The NFL decided this morning that having the two teams meet in Week 11 - when both teams initially had their bye week - was the best option.

Jets hope 'good move' will help Richardson nostalgia subside

Tye said he shouldn't have too much trouble adjusting to the Jets' new west coast offense, because he played in a similar system with the Giants the last two seasons. Players insist they'll be better than expected. "That's still my brother". He said he wondered briefly if the Jets would give up on him but said "that was like two years ago".

Toronto falls to Boston after 19 innings — Blue Jays notebook

Porcello allowed three home runs, running his season total to 35, tied for most in the majors, as the Blue Jays topped Boston 10-4. Boston is 1-4 in its last five games. NOTES: Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts returned to the lineup Monday, after sitting three straight games in the midst of a 39-for-198 slump over the last 53 games.

Chiefs set for clash with Patriots in season opener

Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs attempts to tackle Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. James White will get more carries this year, with Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead adding a change of pace. Hill posted 593 yards and six touchdowns in 61 receptions last season.

Elliott's National Football League suspension upheld

The suspension won't begin until after the Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants on September 10. Prescott was hesitant to delve into Elliott's psyche as he prepares for this game knowing he could be out until November 5 if he does not earn an injunction against the NFL's ruling.

Hurricane Irma may force National Football League to move or reschedule Buccaneers vs. Dolphins

The NFL has not yet announced if the game will be played at a neutral location this weekend or re-scheduled for later in the season. "Our guys kind of need that bye week to get healthy and kind of push through the second half of the season", Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler said Tuesday.

Pie eating goalie Wayne Shaw handed two month ban

It emerged afterwards that a betting company offered odds on the goalkeeper eating the pie on tv, which he revealed he told some friends about that. Shaw appeared at Wembley on Wednesday for an FA hearing and was hoping to put "a long seven months" behind him after admitting it had had a negative impact on his and his family's lives.