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Jarrod Kimber on how the yorker has lost its potency in T20

Jarrod Kimber on how the yorker has lost its potency in T20

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There! Now, was that so difficult? © BCCI "Where has the real good yorker gone in the game? Where's it gone? It's not bowled enough," says Kevin Pietersen. Ravi Shastri replies, "It's not practised enough." Pietersen agrees and adds, "Lasith Malinga before every game he bowled, all he would do is bowl at a cone, and you know he was trying to do one thing, and he was a master." Ah, the yorker of yore, yes, why can't we go back to that time, and make yorkers great again? This is a pretty typical conversation you hear on cricket commentary. This one came during the opening game of this season's IPL. Just after the conversation fizzled out, something bizarre
John Cena ties Ric Flair for most World Title reigns in sports-entertainment history

John Cena ties Ric Flair for most World Title reigns in sports-entertainment history

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The Nature Boy finally has some company in the elite 16-Timers Club. With his WWE Championship win over AJ Styles at WWE Royal Rumble, John Cena racked up the 16th World Title of his career, tying Ric Flair for the most World Championship reigns in sports-entertainment history. The incredible achievement snapped a two-year-plus championship drought for Cena. The Cenation Leader’s last World Title reign ended Aug. 17, 2014, when Brock Lesnar defeated him at SummerSlam to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Flair, who held the WWE Championship twice and the WCW and NWA Championships a combined 14 times over the course of his WWE Hall of Fame career, stood alone atop the record books for nearly 17 years. The Nature Boy tweeted his congratulations to Cena following his monumental

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...
Charlie Sheen wants to throw World Series first pitch as Ricky Vaughn from ‘Major League’

Charlie Sheen wants to throw World Series first pitch as Ricky Vaughn from ‘Major League’

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With the Cleveland Indians having advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1997, the city is once again worked into a frenzy (what a year for Believeland, huh?). Among the laundry list of items to note would be the inclusion of legendary baseball movie pitcher Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn. He was portrayed by Charlie Sheen in the 1989 classic Major League. There is apparently a social media movement to have Sheen throw out the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series as Vaughn and Sheen is on board. As a die-hard Major League fan since before I should have been old enough to watch it, I am heartily in favor of this. My only request? He's gotta the Wild Thing bullpen entrance from the final, cli...
Arsenal and Chelsea’s Community Shield kick off time moved

Arsenal and Chelsea’s Community Shield kick off time moved

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The Football Association has moved the kick off time for the 2017 Community Shield to avoid a possible clash with the final of the women's European Championships. FA Cup winners Arsenal and Premier League champions Chelsea were scheduled to play each other at 3pm Sunday, August 6. That time has, however, been moved to 2pm, with the Euro 2017 final kicking of at 5pm. Mark Sampson's England side are expected to reach final but will first have to overcome the Netherlands in Thursday's semi-final. Mirror Football understands that neither Arsenal nor Chelsea objected to the change of time. Arsenal and Chelsea played each other in a friendly last month (Image: Arsenal FC via Getty) BT, who will broadcast the Wembley clash, were also consulted before the decision was made. Chelsea and Arsen...

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...

Kyrie Irving seeking trade from Cleveland Cavaliers

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Jul 24, 2017Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.Among several possibilities discussed in Irving's meeting with the Cavaliers, the San Antonio Spurs were raised as a preferred destination, league sources told ESPN. Irving said he'd also be willing to join the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources said.The Knicks have strong interest in acquiring Irving via trade, but as of Friday night, they were not willing to inclu...