Author: 0 Ben Stokes is happy with Joe Root as England's Test captain

New England cricket captain Joe Root has told ITV News he was changing his son's nappy when he got the call to fulfill his own childhood dream. "We need people to fall in love with the game again". "He is the right and best choice for the role and as a close mate I couldn't be more pleased for him". "I've obviously known Michael Vaughan for a long time and maybe a few people away from cricket to get a different perspective on things".

Author: 0 Benitez: Character will ensure Newcastle go up

Darlow has started every single league game for the club since the end of September and has kept 11 clean sheets in 24 appearances in all competitions this season, conceding just 18 goals. Newcastle required only 23 seconds to take the lead but left it late to secure a point in a highly entertaining and chaotic draw away to Norwich City.

Author: 0 Maple Leafs hand Islanders a 'humbling loss' in wild card race

Toronto had dropped six of its previous eight games. Jason Chimera scored on a penalty shot for the Islanders (25-20-10), who are 8-3-2 since Weight replaced Jack Capuano as coach on January 17. With the Leafs short-handed the 27-year-old shut down John Tavares and then Bailey moments later. Toronto led 5-1 after Bozak scored his 14th goal of the season, converting a pass to the front of the net by James van Riemsdyk at 7:16 of the third.

Author: 0 Hate crimes hit record levels since Brexit vote

Police are looking into whether hate-crime legislation should be created in New Zealand, following an alleged racial attack in Huntly. Hate crime offences have reached record levels in Dorset and Hampshire, according to new figures. "There is no place for hate in Lancashire". He said: 'Of course there will be individual instances and people should never be victims of hate crime at all.

Sports Champions League: Arsenal determined to break Bayern Munich curse
Author: 0 Champions League: Arsenal determined to break Bayern Munich curse

And despite much speculation about his future in recent weeks, Wenger has not been short of admirers in the build up to the clash at the Allianz Arena . "I would like to see them do it and I think that's probably the way forward". "So what we want is to do well this week and qualify against Bayern Munich ".

Sports Jury Selection Begins in Aaron Hernandez's Double-Murder Trial
Author: 0 Jury Selection Begins in Aaron Hernandez's Double-Murder Trial

Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to stand trial in February in the 2012 killings of two men he encountered in a Boston nightclub. Prosecutors plan to call Alexander Bradley as their star witness. Citing conflicting statements by prosecutors and the defense, Locke further ordered that a Boston police detective and a representative of Cure testify at a pretrial hearing by month's end so he can get to the bottom of whether interior video from the night of the killings exists ...

Sports Real Madrid vs. Napoli: Champions League lineups, highlights
Author: 0 Real Madrid vs. Napoli: Champions League lineups, highlights

Alexis Sanchez equalised for the visitors, scoring on the rebound after Manuel Neuer saved his 30th-minute penalty, but that seems of little effect now before the second leg in London on March 7. Both managers made changes as the match entered its final 15 minutes, and it was Real Madrid that were searching for the game's next goal as Benzema and Ronaldo started to find each other in risky positions once again.

Author: 0 Full list of cricketers (351) for IPL Players Auction 2017

VP Singh has also played for local franchise KKR. It is not known whether both boards will release players in case a franchise featuring players from either country makes it to the final on May 21. The three T20Is and the four Tests will be played after the Champions Trophy. "The teams can have a maximum of 27 players including 9 overseas players".

Author: 0 Butler returns to help Bulls beat Raptors

I do not know how or why the Craptors keep allowing this to happen to themselves and quite frankly I do not care. Toronto was without Patrick Patterson and Terrence Ross , recently traded for Serge Ibaka . The last five times Bulls forward Doug McDermott has logged at least 20 minutes, he has scored in double figures. With two minutes to go and both teams already in the bonus, the Bulls found themselves up by only five points.

Sports Lakers Ranked NBA's 2nd Most Valuable Franchise; Clippers Come In 5th
Author: 0 Lakers Ranked NBA's 2nd Most Valuable Franchise; Clippers Come In 5th

They may have been buffeted by crises on and off the court, but the New York Knicks remain the most valuable franchise in the NBA, Forbes reported on Wednesday. They have held the top two spots in the rankings for almost 20 years, and their combined 42-71 record this season, which comes on the back of a similarly rough showing last campaign, is not almost enough to derail their big-market revenues.

Author: 0 Glenn McGrath has advice for Australia pacers to stop Virat Kohli & Co

Playing in India, where the dry, often crumbling, pitches spout balls in different directions and heights, is a bit like playing the whack-a-mole game found in arcades. "They've got the fast bowling attack to exploit these conditions". Smith spoke about how both Starc and Hazlewood are excellent practitioners of reverse swing, while Lehmann said he looks forward to seeing how the two perform after training in Dubai with SG balls ahead of the series here.

Sports Former ESPN Tennis Analyst Suing ESPN For Wrongful Termination
Author: 0 Former ESPN Tennis Analyst Suing ESPN For Wrongful Termination

Open, French Open and Wimbledon. The statement also included a comment from Adler, who said: 'It was shocking to be treated this way by folks who've known me forever. Adler did not call any more matches after that and the next day he was sacked, he said. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Tuesday the network hadn't seen the lawsuit and had no comment.

Sports UConn women's basketball wins record 100th consecutive game
Author: 0 UConn women's basketball wins record 100th consecutive game

UConn is 144-1 in its last 145 games. Sophomores Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have taken the torch from Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck. The Huskies will go for win No. 101 on Saturday against Tulane, and have just four games remaining to complete their second consecutive undefeated season.

Sports Expect measured 'schmoozing' when Netanyahu meets Trump
Author: 0 Expect measured 'schmoozing' when Netanyahu meets Trump

Mr Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Tuesday for a four-day visit, and dined with secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Tuesday night before holding his first face-to-face meeting with Mr Trump as U.S. And Trump and Sisi seem to be building a good relationship and putting strengthening the U.S. -Egypt relationship after a rocky last few years. Netanyahu himself said at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting that strengthening Israel's ties with its historic ally "requires a responsible and ...

Author: 0 West Virginia-Kansas Preview

He delivered by converting on both attempts. West Virginia's Phillip missed a last-second 3-pointer to ensure an overtime period. The Jayhawks also had some luck on their side. 3 Kansas (22-3, 10-2 Big 12) claimed Saturday. They let the Mountaineers shoot 41 percent from the field and had trouble stopping Esa Ahmad and Tarik Phillip.

Sports Westminster Darling, Rumor the German Shepherd, Could Win It All Tonight
Author: 0 Westminster Darling, Rumor the German Shepherd, Could Win It All Tonight

We only discover who will be crowned "Best in Show" on Tuesday night, but odds are it won't be Mia. "The Westminster Kennel Club encourages the inbreeding of dogs for appearances' sake and makes a mockery out of the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis", says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch.

Author: 0 Cardinals' Reyes to undergo MRI on right elbow

Mo on potential Reyes injury: "Rather than speculate on anything now, it's best just to wait until tomorrow when we get the [MRI] read". After starting last season in Triple-A, Reyes was called up to the big leagues on August 9 when Michael Wacha was placed on the disabled list.

Author: 0 Eddie Hearn confirms terms agreed for Kell Brook to fight Errol Spence

Povetkin will appeal. But they're fighting each other, so he was looking for Manny Pacquiao. "The Amir Khan fight was there on a plate", Hearn told Sky Sports . Challenger Spence Jr has stopped 18 of his 21 opponents. "I believe and Kell believes that beating Spence will make him stand out as the number one fighter in the division, and then I still don't think Amir Khan will want it, because something in his head does not want to enter the ring with Kell Brook ".