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Sports Neil Broom to replace injured Ross Taylor in Blackcaps Test squad
Author: 0 Neil Broom to replace injured Ross Taylor in Blackcaps Test squad

Taylor picked up a calf muscle injury during the drawn first Test in Dunedin, while there's further fitness concerns for the hosts over left-armer Trent Boult, who has a hip problem. Neil Broom, who has been named as Ross Taylor's replacement for the upcoming second Test in Wellington, has admitted to being nervous ahead of his much-awaited Test debut.

Sports Kirk Cousins Insists He Never Demanded Trade From Redskins Owner Dan Snyder
Author: 0 Kirk Cousins Insists He Never Demanded Trade From Redskins Owner Dan Snyder

Yeah, that would have been something to see. Cousins told Schefter he was approached in a shoe store by an employee asking why he "demanded" a trade, which wasn't part of the report. Actually, he only played with five quarterbacks past year in Cleveland - Pryor himself was the sixth to play the position. How about Denver? If Tony Romo lands in Houston, the Broncos would remain in the market for a veteran passer.

Sports Leonard leads ragged Spurs past Atlanta
Author: 0 Leonard leads ragged Spurs past Atlanta

The win gave San Antonio an identical 52-14 record to Western Conference pace-setters Golden State, who host Philadelphia on Tuesday. "All teams make mistakes - nobody plays a flawless game", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "It's going to increase a lot", Leonard said of his workload sans Aldridge. "But I'm not sure what that means in terms of concussion tests and however many cards you need to flip over and get right".

Sports Ghana legend Michael Essien joins Indonesian club
Author: 0 Ghana legend Michael Essien joins Indonesian club

Thank you for bringing me here. Speaking to the team's website after signing the deal, Essien revealed how excited he was to make the move and hopes o set the pace for other world players. Essien, 34, has also played for Real Madrid and AC Milan, besides his English club appearance. Essien also earned 58 caps for the Ghana national team between 2002 and 2014.

Sports Hawkeyes Miss NCAA, Will be NIT #1 Seed
Author: 0 Hawkeyes Miss NCAA, Will be NIT #1 Seed

But when the NCAA Tournament field, announced Monday, included both Valley tournament champion Drake, then regular season and tournament runner-up Northern Iowa grabbed an at-large bid, it meant regular season third-place finisher Missouri State was the recipient of an automatic spot in the WNIT.

Sports Romelu Lukaku gives Everton final answer after £140,00-a-week offer
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku gives Everton final answer after £140,00-a-week offer

The Belgian worldwide had been expected to ink a fresh five-year deal earlier in the season after Mino Raiola admitted that his client is '99.9%' sure of committing his future on a £100,000-a-week plus contract. The news will come as a shock to many, not least Everton themselves, who were confident of keeping Lukaku, who has scored 19 goals in 27 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Sports Spurs wait on Kane injury
Author: 0 Spurs wait on Kane injury

But the first non-league side to reach the FA Cup quarterfinals for 103 years defied the odds again, making its more illustrious opponent toil for 45 minutes before Theo Walcott scored. "Obviously Harry is very important for us, he's a big part of this team in many ways", he said. The icing on the cake was a first goal from open play in the 79th minute for Spurs' under-achieving striker Janssen.

Sports Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots
Author: 0 Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots

The Bengals also had concerns about Burkhead's durability as a lead running back, a role now occupied by Hill, who had injury problems of his own last season with a shoulder/chest issue and a knee ailment. The Patriots remained busy on Tuesday by adding a running back. Deployed at both running back and receiver throughout his Cincinnati tenure, Burkhead's versatile skill set is one the Patriots have traditionally coveted with their running backs.

Sports Vikings sign DE Datone Jones away from Packers
Author: 0 Vikings sign DE Datone Jones away from Packers

The Green Bay Packers are boosting their secondary with a familiar face by bringing back cornerback Davon House . The Vikings have announced the signing of defensive lineman Datone Jones , who spent his first four National Football League seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Sports FA Cup: Chelsea to face Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City get Arsenal
Author: 0 FA Cup: Chelsea to face Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City get Arsenal

What time is the FA Cup semi-final draw? Arsenal's was plucked out right before Manchester City's, so the Citizens will be heading to Wembley to face Arsenal, who will play as the home team. City is without a doubt the team with the toughest road to the semifinals: four away ties against three Premier League teams and a Championship side fighting for promotion.

Sports SportyBet Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen betting preview
Author: 0 SportyBet Atletico Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen betting preview

They couldn't postpone the test for 24 hours? "We imagine that for Wednesday he will be available", said Atletico boss Diego Simeone. Captain Gabi and left-back Filipe Luis are suspended for the game. "We will not be beaten in Madrid, we will go and fight in the tie until the end". Leverkusen will be depleted by injury and suspension themselves.

Sports Tottenham's Kane injured but not serious
Author: 0 Tottenham's Kane injured but not serious

A native of Walthamstow, UK, Kane is one of the most dynamic offensive pieces Tottenham has to offer. 'Harry will continue to be assessed by our medical staff while he undergoes his rehabilitation at our training centre '. The White Hart Lane will love Kane's comments because it shows how much the club and performing well for Spurs means to him. The England worldwide hitman was forced off early on during Spurs' 6-0 thrashing of Millwall in the FA Cup at the weekend, hurting his ankle.

Sports UConn women get No. 1 seed
Author: 0 UConn women get No. 1 seed

The other No. 1 seeds are Notre Dame , South Carolina and Baylor. Oregon State will also try to repeat its run to the Final Four. Maryland won the Big Ten title but was hurt by its strength of schedule. "I asked my entire team, 'What's the most fun you ever had in basketball?' Every one of them said a year ago - the last win over Duke to win the ACC regular season, winning the ACC Tournament and the run to the NCAA championship game".

Sports Tony Romo's contract makes Dallas Cowboys trade hard
Author: 0 Tony Romo's contract makes Dallas Cowboys trade hard

As has been the case all along, the Cowboys will likely end up cutting Romo. The Cowboys also are unwilling to trade Romo to a team for which he doesn't want to play, Schefter reported. Free, 33, was heading into the final year of his three-year deal with the Cowboys, and had been a model of consistency, missing only five games over the past seven seasons.

Sports Jamaal Charles to visit Seahawks Wednesday
Author: 0 Jamaal Charles to visit Seahawks Wednesday

Fantasy Impact The Seahawks will visit with or have already hosted free agent running backs Eddie Lacy and Adrian Peterson. On the day before free agency started, Peterson dad, Nelson, let it be known that his son would prefer to play for the Raiders or Seahawks.

Sports Caroline Wozniacki is not impressed with Maria Sharapova's wildcard return
Author: 0 Caroline Wozniacki is not impressed with Maria Sharapova's wildcard return

The Porsche Grand Prix begins on April 24 and Sharapova is set to play her first-round match April 26 - her first day officially back in the sport. The Stuttgart Open event starts two days before Sharapova's doping ban ends. The Dane, reacting to Sharapova's inclusion in April's Porsche Grand Prix, said: "Obviously rules are twisted and turned in favour of who wants to do what".

Sports Creighton coach anticipates tough match-up against Rhode Island
Author: 0 Creighton coach anticipates tough match-up against Rhode Island

Junior forward Peyton Aldridge said that beyond what it did to Gibbs, Rhode Island (23-8) forced all of Davidson's activity out of the lane and past the foul line, which made it hard to build any sort of rhythm. VCU, meanwhile, made only 4 of its first 20 shots and couldn't convert drives and inside shots. Lewis settled down after the break and spearheaded a VCU rally, but each time Rhode Island responded, the last coming when Matthews drove the left side and threw up a runner from about 8 ...

Sports Gonzaga 1st top seed to play in NCAA Tournament
Author: 0 Gonzaga 1st top seed to play in NCAA Tournament

Thickening the plot? The victor of the South-Carolina Marquette game would likely go up against Krzyzewski's Blue Devils - who have drawn the No. 2 seed in the East Regional. The Golden Eagles earned non-conference quality wins over Vanderbilt and Georgia, then knocked off defending national champion Villanova. The programs played regularly in the 1960s and '70s, with their last meeting coming during thre 2005-06 season.

Sports James Harden triple-double fuels Houston Rockets past Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 James Harden triple-double fuels Houston Rockets past Cleveland Cavaliers

In the first quarter, the Cavaliers actually outshot the Rockets from the field, but the home team was deadly with their three-point game and held a 33-26 lead by the time the period had ended. Myles Turner added 15 points for IN, and Jeff Teague had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. "That was one of the big keys going into the game".