Wicketkeeper Tim Paine has earned a shock recall to the Australia side for the opening Ashes Test against England, seven years after his last cap and having endured a torrid run of finger injuries. ESPNcricinfo picks out a few other surprising selection calls. Peter Taylor England had wrapped up in the 1986-87 Ashes with a
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7:23 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch has long since mended fences with Kevin Harvick. With Brad Keselowski? Not so much. Busch and Keselowski have had a long-running dislike for each other. Keselowski has
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HOUSTON — Kelsey Chugg capped off a dominant week of match play with a 3-and-1 victory over Mary Jane Hiestand to win the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title and earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open next year. Chugg, making her U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur debut, began her week with an 85 in stroke play qualifying.
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UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum is reportedly facing an assault charge in Sydney after hitting welterweight Colby Covington with a boomerang outside a hotel. According to Australia’s Nine News network, Werdum, 40, has been charged with common assault. The Brazilian heavyweight is scheduled to face Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night on Saturday at Qudos Bank
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Stevie Nicol feels Marouane Fellaini may be best suited with a move away from Man United after his contract expires. Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson grades Jose Mourinho and how his side have performed so far this season. Marouane Fellaini has refused a new improved Manchester United contract, but the club will work hard to
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A group of college athletic administrators say they’re extremely concerned that a proposed measure in the House’s tax bill that passed Thursday will greatly impair college sports funding. In the proposed measure, Section 1306 would cut deductions associated with charitable contributions for tickets. Not allowing fans to deduct for donations that give them the right
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PARIS — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot has been ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal after accusing him of doping. In March last year, Bachelot said on a French television show that Nadal’s seven-month injury layoff in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test.”
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