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Ball-tampering: Australia launch investigation, Steve Smith remains captain for now

Watch: Bancroft and Smith admit ball-tampering plan Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland says he is “shocked and extremely disappointed” and has begun an investigation into the ball-tampering scandal involving the Australia team on tour in South Africa. Cameron Bancroft admitted he tampered with the ball on Saturday in Cape Town, and captain Steve Smith said he knew of the plan in advance. Two senior CA officials will travel to South Africa to “gather relevant information”, but Smith will remain as captain for now. “Steve Smith is currently captain,…

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Kansas City Royals’ Danny Duffy exits with tight shoulder, feels OK for opener

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy made an early exit in his final spring tuneup Saturday because of shoulder tightness but said he’s certain he will be OK to pitch on Opening Day. Duffy is scheduled to start the opener for the second straight year, facing the Chicago White Sox at home on Thursday. The lefty came out of the game against an Arizona split squad with a trainer in the third inning. He threw 32 pitches and allowed a run on two hits with two walks…

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Guard Markelle Fultz will have to tell Philadelphia 76ers he’s ready before possible return

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers want Markelle Fultz back this season, but only when the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft is comfortable that he has regained his shooting stroke. Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry will be re-evaluated in three weeks after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to miss three to six weeks after undergoing surgery Saturday to remove a tension wire in his left knee, the team announced. Isaiah Thomas will miss the Los Angeles…

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Dell Match Play — Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Alex Noren reach semifinals

AUSTIN, Texas — Justin Thomas has reached the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play and is one round away from reaching No. 1 in the world. Thomas made quick work of Si Woo Kim on Saturday morning and then won three straight holes to start the back nine in a 2-and-1 victory over Kyle Stanley. He would replace Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking if he reaches the championship match. In his way is Bubba Watson, who is back to playing like the two-time Masters champion. The other semifinal…

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Golden Boy on ESPN – Jose Martinez, Alejandro Santiago to meet in rematch after controversial draw

The best way to settle a controversial draw is a rematch, which is exactly what will take place Saturday at Complejo Ferial in Ponce, Puerto Rico, when Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez and Alejandro “Peque” Santiago renew hostilities in a scheduled 10-round junior bantamweight bout. Santiago (16-2-3, 7 KOs) was a late substitute when they first fought on Nov. 12, 2016, in Ponce, but many observers thought he’d done enough to emerge victorious. Where: Complejo Ferial in Ponce, Puerto RicoWhen: SaturdayTV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, 8:30 p.m. ET “Martinez showed some good skills,…

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Top-ranked Simona Halep loses opening match at Miami Open to Agnieszka Radwanska

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Top-ranked Simona Halep lost her third-round match Saturday at the Miami Open to Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Caroline Wozniacki says Miami Open fans made threatening comments to her family, including her parents, and cursed at her fiancĂ©’s niece and nephew during her loss in the second round Friday. Thanasi Kokkinakis, ranked No. 175 in the world, stunned Roger Federer on Saturday at the Miami Open, becoming the lowest-ranked man to beat a No. 1 player since 2003. After the match, Federer announced he will skip…

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Pro14: Ospreys 32-18 Leinster – BBC Sport

Dan Evans has made two appearances for Wales Pro14: Ospreys v Leinster Ospreys (19) 32 Tries: Evans 2, Habberfield, Tipuric Cons: Biggar 3 Pens: Biggar 2 Leinster (8) 18 Tries: Daly, O’Loughlin Cons: Carbery Pens: Byrne, Carbery Ospreys improved their prospects of Champions Cup qualification by beating Leinster with a bonus point win. The result also helps fellow Welsh region Scarlets, who do not lose ground on Conference B leaders Leinster despite losing in Munster. Dan Evans scored twice with Tom Habberfield and Justin Tipuric also crossing as the hosts…

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Premiership: Newcastle Falcons 25-22 Northampton Saints

Toby Flood kicked a 20-point haul for the hosts in front of their record home crowd at St James’ Park Aviva Premiership Newcastle (16) 25 Tries: Goneva Cons: Flood Pens: Flood 6 Northampton Saints (12) 22 Tries: Ribbans, Horne, Tuitavake Cons: Myler 2 Pens: Myler Newcastle hung on for a narrow Premiership victory over Northampton Saints which maintains their hopes of finishing in the top four. In front of a record home gate of 30,174 at St James’ Park, almost three times their previous highest, their one try came from…

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Luton Town 2-0 Barnet – BBC Sport

Luton went back to the top of the League Two table after Danny Hylton and James Collins netted in a 2-0 win over Barnet. A poor first half saw Olly Lee’s low shot parried behind by Bees keeper Craig Ross, who also punched clear Hylton’s header and turned aside Luke Berry’s curler from 25 yards. John Akinde’s shot did not miss the bottom corner by much, but a minute after the break Town were ahead when Alan Sheehan’s free-kick was met brilliantly by Dan Potts and Hylton headed in from…

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Johnny Manziel praises Colin Kaepernick for charitable work

Quarterback Johnny Manziel stood up for fellow free agent Colin Kaepernick in a series of tweets Saturday, praising the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback for his charitable work and saying the reasons Kaepernick isn’t signed are “non football based.” At the University of San Diego’s pro day on Thursday, Manziel threw in front of NFL scouts for the first time since 2015. Scouts from 13 NFL teams were in attendance, drawing questions as to how many teams would attend a Kaepernick workout. Manziel wants to shut down the Manziel-Kaepernick chatter….

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