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Stephen Eskinazi named Middlesex red-ball captain, Peter Handscomb deal deferred Stephen Eskinazi named Middlesex red-ball captain, Peter Handscomb deal deferred

Stephen Eskinazi named Middlesex red-ball captain, Peter Handscomb deal deferred

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Stephen Eskinazi of Middlesex Getty Images12:27 AM ISTESPNcricinfo staffMiddlesex have named Stephen Eskinazi as their captain for this summer’s Bob Willis Trophy, after confirming that Peter Handscomb, the Australia batsman who was set to lead them this summer, will defer his two-year contract until 2021-22.Eskinazi, 26, will take charge of Middlesex’s red-ball team in the competition…

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Kairi Sane takes on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley on Monday Night RAW Kairi Sane takes on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley on Monday Night RAW

Kairi Sane takes on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley on Monday Night RAW

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Video Details Jul 21, 2020 at 12:01a ET | WWE | Duration: 5:05 WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion and one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Bayley, went toe to toe with Kairi Sane in a competitive non-title match on Monday Night RAW. More Videos » Help | Viewer Feedback | Press | Advertise With Us…

British Tour: Cameron Norrie beats Paul Jubb to win LTA event British Tour: Cameron Norrie beats Paul Jubb to win LTA event

British Tour: Cameron Norrie beats Paul Jubb to win LTA event

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Norrie also beat Jubb at last month’s Battle of the Brits eventBritish number three Cameron Norrie won the latest Lawn Tennis Association domestic tournament by beating Paul Jubb in Sunday’s final.Norrie, ranked 77th in the world, won 6-1 6-3 against 20-year-old Jubb, who was hampered by a groin injury.The British Tour was set up by…

Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando

Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando

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Drake Hills, Nashville Tennessean Published 9:27 p.m. ET July 8, 2020 | Updated 8:40 a.m. ET July 9, 2020CLOSE National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to black players. WochitThe Black Players for Change made their first move Wednesday as a collective group, and the American soccer world…

When Buffalo eliminated college baseball, ‘It derailed a lot of lives, a lot of plans’ When Buffalo eliminated college baseball, ‘It derailed a lot of lives, a lot of plans’

When Buffalo eliminated college baseball, ‘It derailed a lot of lives, a lot of plans’

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CLOSE SportsPulse: As Christine Brennan points out, the Ivy League’s decisions have often been a tell tale sign for all college sports and it’s time to prepare for a fall without college football. USA TODAYA strong start to Mid-American Conference play during a weekend series against perennial league baseball powerhouse Kent State had University at Buffalo…

Ben Stokes, England’s man for all sessions, breaks his mould again Ben Stokes, England’s man for all sessions, breaks his mould again

Ben Stokes, England’s man for all sessions, breaks his mould again

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3:32 AM ISTGeorge Dobell at Old TraffordIt was telling that Ben Stokes was the first to reach the pitch on the fifth morning.The West Indies team were still in a huddle near the edge of the boundary. Joe Root, his partner, was struggling to keep up. Even the umpires were a few steps behind.But Stokes…

Saba Karim resigns as BCCI’s general manager of cricket operations Saba Karim resigns as BCCI’s general manager of cricket operations

Saba Karim resigns as BCCI’s general manager of cricket operations

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Jul 19, 2020Nagraj GollapudiNews editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseNagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfoSaba Karim, the BCCI’s general manager (cricket operations), has resigned from his post. ESPNcricinfo understands Karim, the former India wicketkeeper, sent his resignation to the BCCI on Saturday but it has not been accepted yet.The BCCI has not made any comment on Karim’s…

Pakistan allrounder Khushdil Shah out for three weeks with thumb fracture Pakistan allrounder Khushdil Shah out for three weeks with thumb fracture

Pakistan allrounder Khushdil Shah out for three weeks with thumb fracture

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Khushdil Shah smashed 70 not out in 29 balls PCBJul 19, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffPakistan all-rounder Khushdil Shah is certain to miss the first Test against England due to a thumb fracture. The PCB announced the injury that occurred while batting in the nets on Saturday will need three weeks to heal. “As the nail is intact and…

Remember when: Baltimore Orioles had two pitchers hit grand slams — in the same playoffs Remember when: Baltimore Orioles had two pitchers hit grand slams — in the same playoffs

Remember when: Baltimore Orioles had two pitchers hit grand slams — in the same playoffs

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Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Published 6:37 a.m. ET June 23, 2020 | Updated 6:37 a.m. ET June 23, 2020CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideOn this day in 2008, Seattle Mariners pitcher Félix Hernández hit a grand slam home run against New York Mets off Johan Santana in his 10th career at-bat, becoming the first AL pitcher…

Hogs? Lincolns? Best and worst potential new names for Washington’s NFL franchise Hogs? Lincolns? Best and worst potential new names for Washington’s NFL franchise

Hogs? Lincolns? Best and worst potential new names for Washington’s NFL franchise

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Tom Schad, USA TODAY Published 7:45 a.m. ET July 4, 2020 | Updated 2:33 p.m. ET July 7, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: While Washington’s NFL team is finally putting to bed their racially insensitive nickname. Remember there are other major sports teams whose nickname origins are linked to America’s culturally-insensitive past. USA TODAYThe Washington Redskins announced Friday…

IPL 2020 likely to be played in the UAE between September and November IPL 2020 likely to be played in the UAE between September and November

IPL 2020 likely to be played in the UAE between September and November

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Jul 18, 2020Nagraj GollapudiNews editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseNagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfoThe 2020 edition of the IPL being played entirely in the UAE is now a distinct possibility, and ESPNcricinfo understands that the BCCI has earmarked a tentative window between September 26 and November 7 for it.A final decision will be taken by the…

Andy Murray: Battle of the Brits performance was ‘encouraging’, says former world number one Andy Murray: Battle of the Brits performance was ‘encouraging’, says former world number one

Andy Murray: Battle of the Brits performance was ‘encouraging’, says former world number one

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Andy Murray says he played some “encouraging” tennis as he made his return at the Battle of the Brits after seven months out.Murray, who last played in November before sustaining a pelvic injury, took the first set with ease against British number one Dan Evans in the semi-final.But the 33-year-old, who is ranked 129th in…

County friendlies to be pilot events for fans’ post-Covid return County friendlies to be pilot events for fans’ post-Covid return

County friendlies to be pilot events for fans’ post-Covid return

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11:52 PM ISTMatt RollerCloseMatt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98The UK government has confirmed that two county friendlies will be used as pilot events to stress-test the return of fans to sporting venues.As revealed by ESPNcricinfo, a limited number of spectators – likely to be county members initially – will…

Faf du Plessis on racism in South Africa: ‘All lives don’t matter until black lives matter’ Faf du Plessis on racism in South Africa: ‘All lives don’t matter until black lives matter’

Faf du Plessis on racism in South Africa: ‘All lives don’t matter until black lives matter’

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Jul 17, 2020Firdose MoondaSouth Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfo Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s Test and T20I captain until February this year, has admitted to having “got it wrong before” as he, alongside Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje and Marizanne Kapp, became the first members of the white Afrikaans cricket community in South Africa…

Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour

Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour

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Jul 16, 2020Daniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime.…

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