Sources: AAA season delayed at least 1 month
While Triple-A, the highest level of minor league baseball, was scheduled to begin April 6, games will be pushed back to around the same time that Double-A, high-A and low-A are expected to start -- the first week of May, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.
QB Lawrence: Rehab going better than expected
Trevor Lawrence told ESPN's Stephania Bell that he's doing great as he continues to recover from left shoulder surgery in California. His current rehab plan is to remain in a brace through mid-March and to begin throwing in about six to eight weeks.
Premier League: Man City equal unbeaten record in 4-1 Wolves victory
Football|: Manchester: Manchester City equalled their club record of 28 games unbeaten on Tuesday, hammering Wolves 4-1 to open up a 15-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola shuffled his pack at the Etihad against the team who did the league double against them last season. City were made to sweat after Conor Coady headed in a second-half equaliser to cancel out an early own goal from Leander Dendoncker. But two late goals from Gabriel Jesus and a Riyad Mahrez strike sealed the three points. City’s 28-match unbeaten run in all competitions equals their run from April to December 2017 and they are red-hot favourites to win a third Premier League title in four years. The victory was their 21st in a row as they go in search of an unprecedented quadruple. The home side toyed with the visitors from the opening whistle, hogging possession as Wolves struggled to gain a foothold. Raheem Sterling had an early chance smothered by Rui Patricio. But City’s dominance was rewarded when Dendoncker could only steer the ball into his own net in the 15th minute. Mahrez made an incisive run down the right, getting behind the City defence and was brilliantly picked out by Rodrigo from midfield. The Algeria international whipped the ball across the face of goal and Dendoncker, with Sterling hovering menacingly behind him, inadvertently found the net. Laporte had an effort ruled out for offside and Bernardo Silva blazed over after Patricio saved smartly from his header on the stroke of half-time. City nearly doubled their lead early in the second half but Patricio was down smartly to his left to make a fingertip save from Kevin De Bruyne after a slick move. Minutes later he pushed a Mahrez shot wide as City sought to give the scoreline a more realistic look. But incredibly, Wolves were level just after the hour mark when Coady headed in Joao Moutinho’s free-kick. City upped the pressure and reclaimed the lead with 10 minutes remaining. Wolves failed to cut out a Kyle Walker cross and Jesus turned to smash home from close range. Guardiola’s men put the result beyond doubt when Mahrez tucked home their third in the 90th minute and Jesus claimed a fourth with the final kick of the game, awarded after a long VAR check. City’s winning streak is the third-best streak among teams in Europe’s leading five leagues, behind only Bayern Munich’s 23 in a row in 2020 and Real Madrid’s 22 successive victories in 2014. What is even more astonishing is that they started the season slowly, with many commentators forecasting the closest Premier League title race for years. Instead, Guardiola’s men are turning the race into a procession.
Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad
Former India batsman Anshuman Gaekwad was considered a 'wall' during his playing days for his ability to bat with patience and determination, be at Sabina Park in Jamaica against a furious West Indies pace attack, or against Pakistan on a Jallandhar pitch where batting was difficult.
Fading art of playing spin: Missing the Gavaskar template of 1987
Lalit Modi wouldn't agree if someone pointed out that lately, and specifically since 2008, the year he launched the path-breaking T20 Indian Premier League (IPL), batsmen have forgotten the art of playing spin adroitly.
CEBL's Fraser Valley Bandits turn part of strip mall into gym to grow local sports
Sports/Basketball/CEBL: Sandwiched between a Michael's and a Party City, the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League have converted a giant old electronics store into a multi-sport gym in hopes of growing grassroots sports in the community.
Einarson, Gushue team up for national mixed doubles championship
Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Curling: Scotties champion Kerri Einarson and reigning Canadian men's champion skip Brad Gushue were among 35 duos named Tuesday to the national mixed doubles curling championship later this month in Calgary.
Springer hits leadoff single in debut as Blue Jays beat Phillies in spring training
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Springer, who signed a six-year deal worth a franchise-record $150 million US in January, led off for the Blue Jays in his spring debut and singled on a line drive to centre in the bottom of the first inning. He was the team's designated hitter and finished the day 1-for-2.
If it's same pitch, red ball may be easier to play: Zak Crawley
If India do dish out a similar raging turner as was on show for the third Test against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in the fourth and Test that kicks off on Thursday, the million-dollar question is: Will the traditional red ball be slightly easier for the batsmen?
World Rugby recommends postponing 2021 women's World Cup by a year due to pandemic
Sports/Rugby: World Rugby is recommending postponing the 2021 women's World Cup to 2022 due to the pandemic. The tournament was slated to run from Sept. 18 to Oct. 16 across three match venues in New Zealand.
Cleveland manager says MLB team didn't cover up for ex-pitching coach Mickey Callaway
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Cleveland manager Terry Francona said no one in the organization "covered up" for former pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who is under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of sexual harassment.
1st Test: Muzarabani, Williams shine as Zimbabwe lead Afghanistan
Paceman Blessing Muzarabani took four wickets while skipper Sean Williams hit an unbeaten half-century to help Zimbabwe take lead on the opening day of the first Test against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.