The tourists won the first two tests in Perth and Hobart to take a 2-0 lead and be assured of a third successive test series triumph in Australia . It had been 277 days since Smith's team had enjoyed victory in a Test, against New Zealand in Christchurch in the last week of February, and while this one had no impact on the outcome of the series, already secured emphatically by Faf du Plessis' South Africa, it was one of significance.
He shared a 81-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket before the latter fell trying to sweep. His courageous 179-ball battle ended in a rather soft dismissal when he pushed at a Jadeja delivery and Ajinkya Rahane took a sharp one-handed catch at slip.
The Game has lost its luster in recent years. That will change next week with the Buckeyes and Wolverines set to face off in Columbus. In that scenario, there'd be a great chance for the Big Ten to get two teams in the field - Ohio State and whichever team wins the league's title game.
The Clemson Tigers football team was honored at the Tigers men's basketball game on Sunday after a thrilling ACC Championship win on Saturday. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes that Deshaun Watson , his quarterback, is the best player in the country.
HARVEY, La. (AP) - A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting that left an ex-NFL player dead, authorities said , amid criticism the shooter was allowed to go free. He was a great young man, and I watched him grow. McKnight was born in River Ridge, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, and starred at John Curtis Christian High School.
He was then left out of the line-up for Sunday's one-day global victory over New Zealand, but captain Smith - whose 164 set up their 68-run triumph - suggested the call was made to give Travis Head a chance to prove himself. Steve Smith's Test side have been pilloried by fans and their own media after they lost their latest series 2-1 at home to South Africa. "I had a bit of luck, but you have to take that and make the most it", Smith said after his innings.
But the Buckeyes (11-1) became the first team in the three-year history of the CFP to make the playoff field without winning its own conference title . It would also bring Cinderella into college football's postseason, providing an opportunity for a non-Power Five team to win a meaningful postseason game and an underdog conference championship game victor to move on and play for the national title.
The offense has been coming up with enough plays, and the defense has been nailing the door shut. On One Hand: Olivier Vernon had one sack and the key pressure that led to Cutler's game-ending interception. The Bears don't have the kind of defensive backfield to keep Odell Beckham Jr .in check. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and was later released and traveled with the team back to Chicago.
The Atlanta Falcons watched left tackle Jake Matthews exit late in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a knee injury. The Chiefs offensive entered the game 31st in the National Football League with a red zone touchdown conversion rate of just 42.1 percent.
CT on December 26 at Tropicana Field. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs will be making a school-record seventh straight bowl appearance. It will be Mullen's seventh bowl appearance, representing the most by a coach in Bulldog history. Mississippi State became bowl eligible this season despite a 5-7 record because of a lack of 6-6 teams. MSU beat in-state rival Ole Miss 55-20 November 26 in the Battle for the Golden Egg to finish 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference, good enough for sixth in ...
That effort was led by quarterback Baker Mayfield , who was spectacular, throwing for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Baker Mayfield told reporters after his Bedlam victory that he'll be back in Norman in 2017. Mayfield, who has been in the Heisman conversation since taking the field for Oklahoma following his transfer from Texas Tech , finished his 2016 regular season campaign with 3,381 yards, 35 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
If the Pirates don't plan to retain McCutchen beyond his current contract, and with the new collective bargaining agreement reducing the compensation for high-end free agents, it is understandable that Pittsburgh is trying to cash in now and rebuild with the haul it can get for its five-time All-Star.
The Panthers cited philosophical differences Monday as the primary reason why they fired Gallant, a coach of the year finalist last season who made it through only 22 games this season. "The priority today and every day is to get us into the playoffs". "I can't, I just can't", Smith said. The Panthers kicked Gerard Gallant to the curb on Sunday night.
But like an attention-seeking Facebook relationship status, it's complicated. As the overtime period wound down and the game was heading for a tie, the Chiefs lined up to kick a field goal with just 5-seconds left in the game. "That's why I made that decision". The Broncos will need to focus on preventing takeaways and turnovers, containing tight end Travis Kelce and maintaining their energy and performance through the fourth quarter, according to Andrew Mason, Senior Digital Reporter ...
Despite two double bogeys in his last three holes and shortly after signing for a 1-over-par 73 in his highly anticipated return to competitive golf, Woods was upbeat as he stood in front of the assembled news media. Woods made a statement from the start, sending his tee shot past that of Patrick Reed to begin the no-cut tournament. He had taken bogey sixes at the 9th and 11th.
That got Younis Khan out to the middle. Replays showed Aslam was plumb in front and the ball would have clattered into the stumps. It kept pushing the required rate up a bit higher, and made them go hard a bit earlier. A hooking trap was set for Neil Wagner's short bowling but there appeared to be little interest in taking the left-armer on. Both batsmen handled him with a degree of ease, except for one instance when Aslam took his eye off the ball as it followed him from over the wicket ...
Beat the Buckeyes in their return trip to the desert, the Tigers could get another shot at the top-ranked Crimson Tide, who play Washington in the Peach Bowl. "Had Washington had a stronger strength of schedule I do not think that conversation would have been as hard", said Hocutt, who is also the Texas tech athletic director.
Notre Dame players said after practice Tuesday that Kelly explained the NCAA announcement after practice. A two-year show-cause order for the former student trainer. "I think both teams wanted to play the game". This is a discretionary action by the committee. There was nobody implicated. One of the options or clear reasons for appeal is that the penalty is excessive in its discretion.
She is tied for fourth. Two-time Solheim Cup member Mel Reid (64) and 17-year-old rising star from Japan Nasa Hataoka (65) share the 36-hole lead at 11-under, 133. "Since I was a kid, I dreamed of reaching this level and now I have", Kristinsdottir said. "It has been a little frustrating, but it is great to give myself a chance with two rounds left".
Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council , said Trump's conversation does not signal any change to long-standing us policy on cross-strait issues. It's believed that since then no US presidents has ever accepted a phone call from a Taiwanese leader until Trump. It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a US president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the USA broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.
The Sky Blues watched Chelsea turned a 1-0 scoreline into a 3-1 away win with a sublime second half performance. And how did Pep react? "When (City winger) Nolito did that against Bournemouth, it was a red card for him and a three-game ban".
But, no, coach James Franklin was surprisingly chill about the whole thing. Not only did they not get into the top four but they were actually jumped over by Penn State. There's a risk to scheduling tough - scheduling down provides a clearer path - but we now have an example of that effort being rewarded. The decisions about how to schedule to get into this playoff, you don't want them to look for the path of least resistance.
But Penn State certainly has made things interesting down the stretch. 10 ranked Nebraska, which was a 62-3 beat down. Not falling further was huge because it kept the Wolverines alive for the playoff . Or would the Big Ten champ jump over the idle Wolverines? Ohio State, the lone non-conference champion in the playoff field gets in due to the strength of its resume.
It sure looks that way now, but we need more time to say that definitively. "I have a lot of faith, and everyone that steps on that field with me, we put in a lot of work and a lot of time. Gurley registered 76 yards and Los Angeles' only touchdown as the Rams fell to 4-6 on the season. "I thought he handled this game well", Fisher said.
Just this Saturday night, controversies and disapproval were sparked as Olympic champion ice dancer Tatiana Navka performs a Holocaust-themed ice skating routine on Russian TV, The Huffington Post reports . The pair skated for a Russian celebrity competition show, " Ice Age ". The unusual performance prompted criticism on social media. Navka's routine attempted to replicate parts of the movie, with she and her partner clowning and laughing - at one point miming machine-gun shots ...
While Texans fans might grumble over the spot that ultimately changed the course of the game, some will question Bill O'Brien's decision to go for it when well within field goal range with the teams tied at 20. The contest turned midway through the fourth quarter on a matter of inches for the Texans (6-4). Six of Oakland's wins have been by seven points or fewer, including a dramatic Week 1 victory at New Orleans and a Week 8 OT triumph at Tampa Bay.
Rams' management says it has reached out to Dickerson to tell him he's welcome anytime during games or practices. Coach Jeff Fisher doubled down during his weekly news conference, saying Dickerson is welcome to attend practice or sit in on team meetings with the Rams (4-7).
No. 7 Penn State (10-2, 8-1) (FOX, 8pm ET) An impressive season of Big Ten football concludes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as the No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions play the No. ACC : If Clemson loses, the ACC is likely out, which would further open the door for a second Big Ten team. It looks like not only does the committee not mind putting one Big Ten team without a conference championship in the playoff, but it is also comfortable with two.
But they did take advantage when the recalled Carl Jenkinson was caught on the ball seven minutes before the break, Steve Davis driving forward and playing in Boufal, whose cross was controlled and slotted home by Bertrand. " And overall, I think when you can avoid it you have to avoid it". We knew it was going to be really hard. Gunners midfielder Mohamed Elneny was the only survivor from Sunday's Premier League win over Bournemouth and even though Granit Xhaka and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ...
The Nittany Lions have arrived in 2016 and the Big Ten is back! Running back Corey Clement was Wisconsin's best offense, picking up 164 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Big Ten champion. Penn State fans chanted "We want Bama" in the aftermath. However, when debating the prospect of Penn State making the final four, that doesn't seem to hold the same weight.
Wednesday's draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach ensured City will progress to the Champions League knockout stages for the fourth successive season. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his side against underestimating Burnley when they travel to Turf Moor on Saturday.
The New York Knicks, who host the Kings on Sunday, are trending in the opposite direction after securing a pair of tight wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves to sweep a home-and-home set. NY took a 62-52 lead at halftime and led by as many as 14, 80-66, before settling for the 10-point lead after three. The last three years I had injuries and when you're on the floor after you have injuries, you're thinking on the floor instead of reacting.
Gronkowski, who is in his seventh season with the Patriots, finishes this season with 25 receptions for 540 yards with three touchdowns in eight games. In a corresponding move, running back D.J. Foster has been signed from the practice squad. While this means Patriots quarterback Tom Brady loses a receiving option, it will allow for tight end Martellus Bennett , as well as receivers like Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell to feature more prominently in the Pats' offense.
I'm sure it put a couple of extra gray hairs on your head. Denver attempted a 62-yard field goal in overtime that was well short, giving the Chiefs a final chance. When Talib arrived at work Monday, he met with receiver Jordan Norwood, whom he'd shoved in the back following a second muffed punt that gave Kansas City the ball at midfield in the fourth quarter following a terrific defensive stand.
His monument sits a few steps from the mausoleum of independence hero Jose Marti, another towering figure of Cuban history who Castro long admired.Castro had been out of power for a decade but never far from the center of public life. Raul said "millions" came out to pay respects. Fidel Castro's ashes have been interred at the Santa Ifigenia cemetary in Santiago, Cuba. The government nurtured the religious-like fervour, with state media calling Castro the "eternal comandante ".