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Sri Lanka recalls Upul Tharanga for final ODI vs. Australia

Sri Lanka recalls Upul Tharanga for final ODI vs. Australia

The hosts had previously whitewashed Australia in a three-match Test series. And his innings here proved yet again that the Australian way was the best way to play if you want to win games of cricket. "That's how you're going to have to score in these conditions", he insisted. Batsman Chris Lynn will return home and miss Australia's two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka after suffering a shoulder injury in training, Cricket Australia said on Monday.


Seahawks' Lane says he will continue to sit for anthem

Seahawks' Lane says he will continue to sit for anthem

The recent protest by San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick has gathered national attention and as with any political action in sport, has received a lot of criticism. So Lane's protest may continue beyond Sunday to include Seattle's September 18 game at Los Angeles - and beyond. Lane said he hasn't noticed much in terms of negative response for the decision and that he feels he has support of the team and his teammates in expressing his stance.


CM Punk receives waiver for UFC 203 because of WWE background

CM Punk receives waiver for UFC 203 because of WWE background

MMAjunkie spoke with Ohio Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato, who acknowledged that Punk's experience in sports entertainment was a factor in the commission waiving its usual requirement that a professional MMA fighter have at least five amateur fights before being licensed.


Wayne Rooney downplays debate over his England role

Wayne Rooney downplays debate over his England role

Allardyce raised eyebrows in the wake of England's last gasp World Cup qualifier win over Slovakia by revealing he let Rooney chose which position he wanted to play. "I am using his experience to its maximum on the field as captain and football player - and encouraging him to play as a captain and play very, very well, which I thought he did".



Ellsbury's homer leads Yankees to 5-3 win over Blue Jays

After closing out their series with NY on Wednesday, the Blue Jays return home to open a three-game series against Boston on Friday night. Toronto has split its past 16 games, but on the smaller scale, the Blue Jays have dropped three of four.



US Open: Serena into round of 16 with record win

The 34-year-old explained that the design of her sleeves - she wears black ones for night matches - was meant to evoke a character of power and strength who is also unafraid to exhibit a softer side. Although their matches weren't exactly barn-burners, there was quite a bit of excitement on Day 6. She also doubled her American opponent on the returns.