The tournament of the short ball

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Short and not so sweet: Starc v Corey Anderson © AFP “He is ducking but can’t duck. He is pulling but can’t pull. The hands move in slow motion for... Read More

Nicolino among latest cuts in Marlins camp

Nicolino among latest cuts in Marlins camp

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With Minor League games starting this week at the Roger Dean Stadium complex, the hurlers will now fall into their routines. Nicolino, the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year... Read More

Match chief admits causing 96 deaths

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Former chief superintendent David Duckenfield was in charge of policing at Hillsborough stadium in 1989 The Hillsborough police match commander has agreed that his failure to close a... Read More

Thomas given Somerset limited-overs captaincy

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Alfonso Thomas will lead Somerset in 50-over and T20 competition © Getty Images Somerset have handed the captaincy of their 50-over and T20 sides to Alfonso Thomas, easing the load... Read More

Athletes in trouble with the law

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Athletes in trouble with the law The News looks back at some of the most famous sports stars who’ve had run-ins with the boys in blue. Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s... Read More

MLB Pipeline checks in from Cubs camp

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Don’t sleep on the Cubs’ pitching prospects, however. They may not be as advanced as Chicago’s hitters, but there’s legitimate hope for some homegrown mound help in 2016 and beyond.... Read More

Bob Appleyard dies aged 90

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Bob Appleyard played nine Tests for England in the 1950s © PA Photos Bob Appleyard, the former Yorkshire and England bowler, has died after a period of ill health. He... Read More