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Middlesbrough part company with Karanka

Middlesbrough part company with Karanka

Steve Agnew will step up from his role as assistant head coach to take control of first team affairs with immediate effect. Karanka guided Middlesbrough to promotion last summer as they finished second in the Championship, a year after narrowly missing out by losing in the playoff final to Norwich .


Pakistan hosts biggest cricket game in years amid tight security

Pakistan hosts biggest cricket game in years amid tight security

Another official of the PCB said that the World XI tour was being made possible due to the efforts of Giles Clarke, the head of the ICC's special task force on Pakistan cricket. The visiting team will likely feature two-time World Twenty20 victor Darren Sammy and fellow West Indian Marlon Samuels as well as England's Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan.


Blue Jays pitcher TJ House hit in head by comebacker

Blue Jays pitcher TJ House hit in head by comebacker

Per Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports, Tigers catcher John Hicks hit a line drive that hit off House in the "head/facial area and caromed 30 feet in the air", but he was able to give a thumbs up to the crowd as the paramedics were loading him into the ambulance.


Josh McCown visit with Jets ends without a deal

Josh McCown visit with Jets ends without a deal

The Jets finished 26th in schedule-adjusted Passing Net Expected Points per play last season. McCown is 18-42 in 60 career starts. Earlier in the week, the QB also met with the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran journeyman had been a potential target for Dallas via trade previous year after Kellen Moore broke his ankle early in camp, though Cleveland's price was too high.


WADA upset about Yelena Isinbayeva retaining key doping job

WADA upset about Yelena Isinbayeva retaining key doping job

Isinbayeva missed the Rio de Janeiro Olympics a year ago because of a ban on the Russian athletics team over widespread doping. Less than two years ago the WADA Independent Commission carried out an investigation in regard to the activities of RUSADA, the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and the Russian Sports Ministry, and announced the results of the probe on November 9, 2015.