First came to mainstream attention with a 25-ball hundred in a pre-season T10 game against Lancashire last year, which included six sixes in an over, but has already spent a long time in the England pathway programme. A regular at U-19 level, Jacks went on the spin camp to Mumbai last winter before travelling to Australia with the Lions, and is a powerful hitter in one-day cricket. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?
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What exactly is a "George Kittle deal," and how does that shape up with the other tight ends? Hunter Henry is the highest-paid tight end at $10.607 million, but he is also on the franchise tag. Austin Hooper signed the biggest deal for a tight end in NFL history at four years and $42 million with the Cleveland Browns, an average annual salary at $10.5 million. … [Read more...] about George Kittle seeking contract separate from tight end market, far apart in talks with 49ers, per report
Given that widening gap, it seems likely that the Mariners, Angels and Rangers are the front-runners for Ohtani, although the Padres are thought to be strong contenders despite their bonus limitations. In any event, the Mariners and Angels have been perhaps the most active teams during the Ohtani recruitment, and now they'll of course be able to make an even more lucrative pitch to the 23-year-old prized free agent. … [Read more...] about Ohtani MLB market: These two trades could swing the race for the Japanese free agent
Jeonbuk had won their first three matches of the new campaign to claim top spot, but they met a first major bump in the road when South Korea international Hong was dismissed after just 15 minutes on Saturday. … [Read more...] about K League: Ten-man Jeonbuk suffer first defeat but stay top
But effective has another implication for batting, in that it's a proxy for ugly. Smith wasn't, by common consent, a pretty batsman - Rob Moody isn't up all night cutting Graeme Smith videos to brighten our days with - which only feeds into how his batting loses out to his captaincy. Think of it this way. When you remember Brian Lara in Bridgetown, the fact that he was captain is an afterthought to the fact of his batsmanship. When you recall Smith's 154 not out, the conversation quickly becomes about his leading from the front, or by example, as captain. … [Read more...] about Don’t forget Graeme Smith, the batsman