A short history of cricket hat-tricks: from Sheffield’s hills to Naseem Shah Sheffield, as the locals will proudly tell you, is surrounded by hills. There are seven of the things, each looming over the steel city, hinting at the greenery of the Peak District just beyond. On one such hill, dominating the skyline behind the train station, is the brutalist ...

Simon Jones: the hero of 2005 helping protect cricket’s new generation Former bowler’s injuries highlight how athletes can see their lives change in an instant, something which is driving his second career Anyone who watched the 2005 Ashes should be able to close their eyes right now and not only picture Simon Jones detonating Michael Clarke’s off‑stump at Old Trafford, ...

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S DISCARDED PORTUGAL ARMBAND SOLD FOR OVER $75,000 TO HELP TODDLER SURGERY Television replays showed Ronaldo’s shot had crossed the line before Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic cleared it but with no goalline technology in place, the officials waved play on and then booked Ronaldo for dissent. The Portugal captain stormed off the pitch at full time, after tossing his ...

ROBERTO FIRMINO BACK FOR ARSENAL TRIP, BUT JURGEN KLOPP UNSURE OF JORDAN HENDERSON RETURN DATE Roberto Firmino, who has six goals and five league assists this season, missed Liverpool’s last three games due to a knee injury while Henderson has not played since late February after undergoing surgery on a groin injury. Klopp added he was not sure if either ...

TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020: LIVERPOOL SET FOR MOHAMED SALAH TALKS OVER PLACE IN EGYPT SQUAD FOR GAMES The Olympic football tournament is for Under-23s, but all nations are allowed to field three players who are outside the age bracket. Should Mohamed Salah travel, it would rule him out of a large chunk of Liverpool’s pre-season and in all probability, the opening ...

LIONEL MESSI MAKES LIST OF DEMANDS TO BARCELONA PRESIDENT JOAN LAPORTA OVER CONTRACT RENEWAL Lionel Messi has given returning club president Joan Laporta a list of demands he expects to be fulfilled if the club want him to sign a new contract. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner expects a marquee signing, a long-term commitment to young stars like Pedri and ...

Sleeper Picks: Valero Texas Open Cameron Tringale (+3000) … You can’t spell his surname without “angel,” which is what receives its wings every time a golfer rings the bell for his first victory on the PGA TOUR. Tringale likely would say that he’s had a wonderful life, but he’s making his 297th career start as a professional without breaking through, as ...

Fantasy Insider: Valero Texas Open This is the second of a 10-year agreement for the Valero Texas Open to be slotted in the week immediately preceding the Masters. Of the 144 in the field at TPC San Antonio and as of Tuesday afternoon, 23 are exempt into next week’s major. The qualifiers include Phil Mickelson, famous in part for his ...

2020-21 Qualifiers for majors, THE PLAYERS, WGCs Billy Horschel already had locked up an exemption into the Masters, but the winner of the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play had other targets in his sights as he hunted the Walter Hagen Cup and captured his first victory in a WGC. While spots in the PGA Championship and WGC-FedEx St. Jude ...

Power Rankings: Valero Texas Open For a specific segment of the loyal PGA TOUR fan base, this edition of the Valero Texas Open presents as an overdue celebration. The 2020 staging was canceled by the pandemic, so it’s been two years since Corey Conners emerged as the breakthrough champion. With all proper and deserved respect to Conners, it wasn’t as ...