Majority of cricketers to embrace junior format this summer

What began as a pilot program to test modified cricket rules will become a nationwide revolution this summer as almost 65 per cent of Australian associations adopt the junior format shaping the sport’s future. In what ex-Australian captain Greg Chappell describes as a critical direction junior cricket needs to take, 160 of the country’s 247 associations have opted to introduce…

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Yanks Get Even | The New Yorker

Summing up after the Yankees’ two runs in the seventh at the Stadium last night, and their thrilling go-ahead four in the eighth against the visiting Houston Astros, my across-the-hall neighbor Ethan said, “I’ve been waiting for this for fifteen years.” I entirely agreed, since the Yankees’ eventual 6–4 victory was their second in a…

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Why the Cubs can’t come back against the Dodgers

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw will start against the Cubs in Thursday night’s NLCS Game 5. (Matt Slocum/AP) CHICAGO — There’s a chance now, right? Before this fall, 35 major league baseball teams have lost the first three games of a best-of-seven series. One (1) has come back to take the next four — the 2004…

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Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener

PHOENIX — If the Phoenix Suns were a Broadway show, they’d close for good after opening night. The Suns weren’t just bad in their 124-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in their season opener on Wednesday night. They were historically awful. It was the most one-sided season-opening loss by any team in NBA history…

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