Hope, Powell help WI A surge to series win

A maiden List A century from Kyle Hope and a strong all-round effort from Rovman Powell studded West Indies A’s 109-run victory over Sri Lanka A in Kurunegela. The win gave the visitors a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Hope hit four sixes and ten fours in his 110-ball 107, sharing century stands with…

FA probes violence at West Ham, 200 face banning orders

England’s Football Association has launched an inquiry into the violence that marred Wednesday’s League Cup tie between West Ham United and Chelsea at the London Stadium while the hosts said 200 people face banning orders. In scenes that were a throwback to the hooliganism that blighted English football at the end of the last century,…

Mourinho, Moyes charged with misconduct by FA

Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct in the wake of his comments about referee Anthony Taylor before Manchester United’s goalless draw with Liverpool last week, the Football Association said on Thursday. On a busy day for the FA’s disciplinary department, Sunderland boss Davis Moyes was also hit with a misconduct charge after he was…

Blogs: Are we living through a new era of spin?

The life of the impoverished writer has an occasional upside, and one of those came along a couple of weeks ago at the Guildford Book Festival, where I did an event with Tom Collomosse, cricket correspondent for the Evening Standard and Mark Nicholas, the former Hampshire captain turned commentator. Nicholas told a story about facing…

NBA roundup: Pacers top Mavericks in OT

INDIANAPOLIS — Myles Turner scored 30 points, tied his career high with 16 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in overtime to start an 8-0 run that allowed the Indiana Pacers to close out a 130-121 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks. Three-time All-Star Paul George added 25 points, including another 3…

New Zealand defend 260 to keep series alive

Martin Guptill’s opening salvo, and canny bowling from Tim Southee and James Neesham, ensured New Zealand forced the ODI series into a decider at Visakhapatnam. Having won their first toss of the tour in their eighth match, New Zealand, led by Guptill’s bruising half-century, tactfully exploited the field restrictions and ultimately finished at 260 for…