Kumar Dharmasena made a mistake in the World Cup final, but just about every umpire would have done the same

When batsmen are running, umpires are expected to watch the crease to ensure they ground their bats correctly before they turn for another run. Frequently, as was the case here, the throw is made very shortly after the batsmen turn, meaning the umpire’s eyes have to switch from focusing a few metres in front of […]

Klopp: Liverpool may exit League Cup over fixture pile-up

Jurgen Klopp was happy after seeing his Liverpool youngsters beat Arsenal on penalty kicks (after a wild 5-5 draw) at Anfield in the League Cup on Wednesday, but his focus then switched to how on earth they’re going to play the quarterfinal in December.

What’s the greatest over ever bowled in a T20? Is it a Malinga one?

Shah: Great shout, and it’s one I keep watching. This over actually had greater impact than just the wickets. New Zealand had hammered Sri Lanka in the first two games of the series. And Malinga was off colour through the series. The hat-trick ball, where Colin de Grandhomme was bowled by a yorker that swung […]

T20 openers are more conservative than they need to be

T20 openers score quicker after the sixth over (137 runs per 100 balls faced) than they do during the powerplay (120 runs per 100 balls faced). This suggests that much of the ballast of the opener’s high strike rate in contemporary T20 (when compared to those of Nos. 5, 6 and 7) comes towards the […]

These Africans are among the world’s 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine

In 1976, he was among the research team that investigated the first known outbreak of Ebola virus. In 1995, he worked with the World Health Organization team that implemented the detection and control measures in the first documented outbreak of the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Young Man Recovers From Head Injury To Become ‘World’s Fastest Human Calculator’

“Let’s say I am doing a multiplication of 8,763 multiplied by eight,” he told CNN. “I’ll probably multiply: 8,000 by eight which is 64,000, 700 by eight which is 5,600, 60 by eight which is 480, three by eight is 24. And I add all of these. But this requires the human brain to remember […]

Are big partnerships overrated in T20 cricket?

The numbers suggest teams are happy for partnerships to follow that model. Data from 94 partnerships in the IPL where both batsmen have contributed at least 50 runs to the stand suggest that it’s rare for both batsmen to play to their striking potential. Only three times in such partnerships have both batsmen scored at […]

Sui Wenjing/Han Cong to miss ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Cup of China

“We had planned to come back at the Four Continents Championships. But as the Cup of China is to be held on home soil, we thought for a while the possibility of competing at Chongqing. However, we finally decided not to be in a hurry,” said Han.

Breaking down every LSU opponent on its new, 10-game SEC schedule

South Carolina appeared on the cusp of breaking out last season. Then the Gamecocks lost five of their final six games, failing to reach bowl eligibility. Will Muschamp now enters his fifth season at the helm. He has won one bowl game. Muschamp hired old friend Mike Bobo as offensive coordinator, but South Carolina has […]

Bayern Munich win streak stopped short of Guinness World Record

Regardless, Bayern made it five big German teams to drop points this week when Andrej Kramaric scored twice to join Munas Dabbur and Ermin Bicakcic in sending Hoffenheim to all three points (Borussia Dortmund lost Saturday, while Leipzig, Gladbach, and Bayer Leverkusen all drew).