Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday marked International Olympic Da y by posting a video on his official Instagram handle of himself working out. The master blaster also advised his followers to work out every day to stay fit by citing the examples of Indian Olympians . “What is your favourite sport? Stay healthy, be fit,” Tendulkar captioned the post. He also used the hashtags #OlympicDay and #Tokyo2020. The short clip starts with Tendulkar working out and after that, he goes on to talk about the importance of working out every day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sachin Tendulkar (@sachintendulkar) He was also the first male cricketer to score a double hundred in limited-overs cricket. The right-handed batsman recorded the incredible feat in 2010 against South Africa in Gwalior. Tendulkar made his ODI debut against arch-rival Pakistan in 1989. He played his last ODI . . .
SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF WEST INDIES, 2021 by Telford Vice • Last updated on Share Tweet Elgar credits the slip cordon's success to the coaching staff © AFP The world according to Dean Elgar is an interesting place. It's starkly black and white and, simultaneously, not blazing with visceral full colour. It's filled with confidence, but also selflessness. It's a place that looks hard... until it shows its sensitive side. And if you want to know what Elgar thinks about all that, just ask him. Here's how he feels about captaining South Africa's Test team, as revealed in an audio recording CSA released on Wednesday: "It's not about me. I'm not a me guy. I'm not an I guy. I'm a we guy. It's about the team. Being given the captaincy is a massive honour, but you can take it two ways - you can take it to your head or you can take it to your heart. I'd like to think I've taken it to my heart. "I'm there to motivate the players, the . . .
New Delhi: New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling has broken former Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s record while playing in his swansong Test match against India in the WTC final at Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Wednesday. Watling took his 257th Test catch in 127 innings and went past MS Dhoni’s tally of 256 catches, which he achieved in 166 innings. Thus, Watling has now become the seventh-highest catcher as a wicket-keeper in Test matches. In fact, BJ Watling kept the wickets with a dislocated finger as he was seen writhing in pain on the reserve day against India. Meanwhile, former South African gloveman Mark Boucher has the most Test catches as he grabbed 532 catches in 281 innings. Meanwhile, BJ has been a consistent performer for New Zealand in Test matches and he is one of Kiwis’ most successful wicket-keeper batsman in the red-ball version. The right-hander has scored 3790 runs in 75 Test matches for New Zealand at a decent average of 37.52. Watling has scored 19 fifties, . . .
Getty Images At this time last year, Dustin Johnson was wandering through a summer that included back-to-back 80s at the Memorial and plenty more listless rounds. But all that changed at TPC River Highlands, and now he is the defending champion when play begins Thursday at the Travelers Championship 2021. Johnson's Saturday 61 last season helped him to a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman and also touched off a winning binge that ultimately included the FedEx Cup. Johnson returns to TPC River Highlands looking to defend his Travelers title and joins Bryson DeChambeau as a 12-1 co-favorite in the latest 2021 Travelers Championship odds per William Hill Sportsbook. Other contenders include Brooks Koepka (14-1), Paul Casey (16-1) and Patrick Cantlay (16-1). Before locking in any 2021 Travelers Championship picks, be sure to see the 2021 Travelers Championship predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine . Our proprietary model, built . . .
The Open Championship, also referred to as the British Open, was the only golf major cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. It will make its return this year when the 2021 Open Championship tees off from Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England on Thursday, July 15. Fresh off his first career major championship at the U.S. Open, Jon Rahm is the favorite to win the Claret Jug at the Open Championship 2021. He's listed at 9-1 in the 2021 Open Championship odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Northern Irishman and 2014 Open Championship winner Rory McIlroy is next on the PGA odds board at 11-1. Dustin Johnson (12-1) and Bryson DeChambeau (14-1), both major winners in the past year, join Brooks Koepka (14-1) as other top 2021 Open Championship contenders. Before locking in your 2021 Open Championship picks, be sure to see the latest golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine . SportsLine's proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has . . .
USATSI Everyone's favorite mattress salesman is at it again. According to Darren Rovell of Action Network, Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has placed a $10,000 bet on the Houston Astros to win the 2020 World Series. McIngvale placed the wager at the sportsbook at South Point Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday. At the time of the bet, the Astros have +3000 odds to win the World Series. That means that if the Astros win the World Series, "Mattress Mack" would win $300,000. The Mattress Man has bounced back. @MattressMack dropping cash in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/vLJ71E49xZ — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 25, 2020 While this is a relatively small wager by McIngvale's standards, the payout would be quite large. That's because the Astros currently have a 29-28 record and sit 5.5 games back of the Oakland Athletics for first place in the American League West. McIngvale is no stranger to risking serious amount of money on the Astros. He ended up losing more . . .
Update: Bam Adebayo will not only get a max contract extension (projected $163 million), he’ll reportedly trigger the super-max (projected $196 million) if making even All-NBA third team or winning Defensive Player of the Year. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: Bam expected to speak to reporters at his third annual Thanksgiving food drive today in Miami. His agent, Alex Saratsis, confirmed his new max deal to us, as he did with ESPN. 5 year value of deal rises from $163 M to $195M if Bam is MVP, on one of 3 All NBA teams or Def. POY. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) November 24, 2020 I’m surprised Adebayo’s super-max terms don’t escalate by honor (i.e., All-NBA first team paying more than second team paying more than third team). Perhaps, they do and that’s getting lost in translation as details leak out. If Adebayo makes an All-NBA team or wins Defensive Player of the Year, that’d cut even further into the Heat’s 2021 cap space. Is Giannis Antetokounmpo . . .
Thanks to his trade request, Jimmy Butler instantly became the hottest name on the NBA’s trade block. How much is he worth to teams that want to deal for him? The answer is particularly complex, with numerous – significant – factors pulling each direction. Pro: Production This sounds simple, but it’s an important place to start: Butler is really good at basketball. He aces every test. Traditional stats, advanced stats and old-school scouting all reveal an elite player. Over the last two years, Butler has averaged 23.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. A large majority of times a player hit those marks for a full season, he got MVP votes. Butler’s real plus-minus has steadily climbed over the years – from 69th to 23rd to 18th to 7th all the way to 4th last season. His individual numbers aren’t empty. He immensely positively impacts winning. Just watch him play. He’s a force on both ends. He digs into his man defensively and takes charge offensively. He’s not . . .
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Minnesota and Miami were pushing hard and progressing toward a trade that would have sent Jimmy Butler to Miami, but the Timberwolves moved the goalposts at the last minute and the deal fell apart. From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. ESPN Sources: Minnesota-Miami talks escalated close to a Jimmy Butler deal over weekend – only to see trade fall apart. Minnesota shared Butler’s medical info with Miami, owners were involved and sides prepared to finalize. Minnesota pushed for more, talks fractured. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 7, 2018 Those talks can always start again, but Minnesota has little else, if anything, going in the marketplace. Teams had backed away because of price and belief Minny would get deal w/ Miami. Sources say owner Glen Taylor's mandate stands to his front office: Find a deal for Butler. https://t.co/LIXQwXPKkl — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 7, 2018 Sources on @TheAthleticNBA . . .
Beno Udrih — out for the season due to injury and in the final year of his contract — sacrificed $90,000 to get the Heat under the luxury-tax line last season. Miami hasn’t repaid him. Yet. Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel : Beno Udrihessentially with a standing invitation at the veteran minimum if he cannot find more elsewhere Other teams were reportedly upset by Udrih’s team-friendly buyout — for good reason. The Collective Bargaining Agreement outlaws any agreements on future contracts, the type of arrangement that appears to be in place here. The 34-year-old Udrih is a borderline NBA player. It’s worth more than $90,000 to him to assure himself an NBA salary next season. Likewise, the Heat saved big by dodging the luxury tax. It’s other teams — that didn’t receive Miami’s share of luxury-tax payments, that had to face the Heat with Joe Johnson (whose signing temporarily pushed them over the line) — that lost. Expect more grumbling once Udrih . . .