DRS Ashes

Alastair Cook calls for a examination during a stream Ashes series.
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INDIA will accept a Decision Review System usually when it becomes “foolproof”, India’s tip cricket director says.

India was partial of a first-ever Test array featuring a DRS in Sri Lanka 5 years ago though has against a complement of referrals to a radio umpire.

Jagmohan Dalmiya, who’s a boss of Board of Control for Cricket in India, says he’s not assured about a accuracy.

“We will accept DRS when record is foolproof,” Dalmiya told The Indian Express newspaper. “There’s zero in between.”

Dalmiya pronounced he was not certain when a complement would turn perfect.

“Let them come adult with a complement that is 100 per cent correct,” he said.

“They couldn’t repair a Duckworth-Lewis problem in 15 years, what pledge do we have about an error-free DRS?

“The Duckworth-Lewis routine is over many of a players and administrators, let alone a common fans.”

The Duckworth-Lewis complement revises targets in box of sleet interruptions during limited-overs games.

“I’m still perplexing to figure out how a group sum is increasing on a basement of projection,” he said.

“The whole routine is really difficult and confusing. And rather than elucidate a riddle, DRS creates some-more difficulty in a benefaction form.”

And Dalmiya, a former authority of a International Cricket Council, says India was not removed on DRS during a ICC annual discussion this year.

The DRS has been underneath inspection with some quarrelsome decisions during a past few seasons, including in a ongoing Ashes Ashes array in England.

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is perplexing to leave a club.
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ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger says his side’s seductiveness in Luis Suarez is “on standby”, after a unsettled striker called on Liverpool to let him leave.

Arsenal have had dual offers for Suarez deserted by Liverpool, a latter a bid of 40,000,001 pounds ($69 million) that a London bar hoped would trigger a recover proviso in a Uruguay international’s contract.

However, in an talk published in British newspapers, Suarez pronounced Liverpool had damaged promises done to him by refusing to let him join another club.

The 26-year-old says he can't means to spend another deteriorate though personification in a Champions League, though Arsenal are using out of time to embody him in their patrol for a play-off tie after this month, as patrol lists contingency be purebred with European ruling physique UEFA by Aug 12.

Reports in a British media explain Suarez is deliberation holding authorised movement opposite Liverpool in sequence to force by a pierce divided from a club, though Wenger says he is unable to intervene.

“At a impulse a conditions is on standby. we listened that (Suarez is deliberation authorised action), though this is infrequently related with things that we don’t know as a intensity buyer,” Wenger told Al Jazeera Sport.

“We have been told that a actor wants to leave Liverpool and that is because we have acted. we unequivocally don’t know what will be motionless by Liverpool.”

Gordon Taylor, arch executive of a Professional Footballers’ Association, says his organization is peaceful to act as a mediator.

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Fast bowler Jackson Bird is a usually further to a 12-man Australian patrol for a Fourth Ashes Test in Durham.

AUSTRALIA has enclosed Jackson Bird in a 12-man patrol for a fourth Test, commencement during Chester-le-Street tomorrow.

Bird is a usually further to a group that drew a third Test during Old Trafford after sleet cleared out a final day with Australia in a winning position.

Ryan Harris, 33, has been enclosed notwithstanding Australia’s hostility to use him in behind to behind Tests given he pennyless down with a critical ankle damage in Melbourne during a prior Ashes array two-and-a-half years ago.

However captain Michael Clarke and manager Darren Lehmann are penetrating for Harris to play given his superb array so far, notwithstanding a quick bowler’s prolonged damage history.

After blank a initial Test during Trent Bridge Harris has taken 11 wickets during only 18 apiece.

He and Peter Siddle, who has 16 wickets during 22 from 3 Tests, have been a standout performers for Australia.

Bird was male of a compare in his second Test, during a SCG opposite Sri Lanka final January, though was sent home early from a debate of India with highlight fractures of a behind and has not played a Test since.

If Harris is upheld fit Bird will be competing for a final quick bowling place with Mitch Starc, who has been plain with a round and done a fast half-century in Manchester.

Jackson Bird

Jackson Bird bowls during a nets event during Chester-le-Street forward of a fourth Ashes Test.

The selectors have kept faith with spinner Nathan Lyon, who had compare total of 1-103 after convalescent his place from 19-year-old Ashton Agar.

Lyon was attacked of bowling on a final day by a weather, when a conditions would have matched him best.

Australia’s 12: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steve Smith, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird.

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The Bundesliga will start blood tests this season, nonetheless it says it has “no indication” of doping in soccer. Picture: AFP
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THE Bundesliga skeleton to start regulating blood contrast this deteriorate nonetheless it has no denote that doping is a cause in soccer.

German Football Federation boss Wolfgang Niersbach pronounced a preference to start blood contrast was done before a announcement of a investigate that suggested a government-backed doping module for West German athletes in a 1970s. One territory of a news says 3 German players showed traces of a criminialized opiate during a 1966 World Cup.

German Football League handling executive Andreas Rettig pronounced a Bundesliga wants “stricter controls” nonetheless it has “no indication” of doping.

The tests will not be prepared in time for a start of a deteriorate this weekend.

The association (DFB) and a National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) are still operative on a agreement for a tests, to be conducted by NADA.

Blood contrast for criminialized substances has been used in many vital sports for years.

“It’s a right vigilance to start blood contrast in a Bundesliga, a preference done before a latest events,” Niersbach pronounced on a fringes of a German Football League (DFL) assembly in Berlin. The DFL runs a veteran diversion in Germany.

“We wish to open adult and control stricter controls nonetheless we have no denote of doping,” Rettig said.

The investigate on doping, published Monday, has sparked a national discuss on a problem. Calls are flourishing for a sovereign anti-doping law and to tell a full report, with all a names. The supervision has denied allegations of a cover-up.

In a study, FIFA’s medical officer during a time is quoted as revelation a West German entertainment central that 3 players showed “fine traces” of ephedrine, a criminialized stimulant, after West Germany mislaid a 1966 World Cup final to horde England.

Leading players of a time discharged a report.

“In 1966, we still had no thought what doping was,” Franz Beckenbauer said. “There were no controls, as distant as we know. No one asked me (to yield a urine sample).”

West Germany’s 1966 captain, Uwe Seeler, corroborated his teammate.

“I consider zero of doping,” Seeler said. “I didn’t bone-head and we don’t know anybody who did.”

The DFD also denied a news and pronounced no players were ever banned.

But former competitor Manfred Ommer, who certified doping already in 1977, pronounced football had a doping problem.

“Of march there is doping in football. we have positively no doubt. we pronounced it already in 1977,” Ommer said.

Ommer served as boss of a football bar FC Homburg between 1986 and 1994. The bar played in a Bundesliga for a while underneath his presidency.


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Jim Dreyer

Jim “The Shark” Dreyer, a long-distance swimmer, arrives in Detroit after a 51-hour float while hauling dinghies filled with one tonne of bricks. The eventuality lifted income for Habitat for Humanity. Picture: AP
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Nearly 51 hours after jumping into a lake nearby a Michigan-Canada border, a long-distance swimmer who calls himself “The Shark” finished his 22-mile (35.4-kilometre) tour to Detroit while hauling roughly a tonne of bricks.

Jim Dreyer had been pulling dual dinghies temperament 334 bricks weighing some-more than 2000 pounds (907 kilograms) behind him when he over Monday for a float opposite Lake St. Clair.

But by today, after relocating some-more solemnly than expected, he was usually hauling one during a swim’s final stretch.

“It is so good to be in Detroit,” he pronounced after alighting on a beach and kneeling. “Sorry I’m late.”

Dreyer’s float nearby a Michigan-Canada limit was to lift income for Habitat for Humanity, yet he pronounced it had other mystic definition given a conditions in Detroit, that has filed for failure protection.

“What we unequivocally wanted to uncover is that even yet there’s a lot of financial pain in a state of Michigan – and nobody’s felt some-more pain than a city of Detroit – we don’t have to penetrate with a weight of a burdens,” he said.

Mr Dreyer finished his float during Detroit’s Belle Isle, located on a Detroit River opposite from Canada. He had approaching to finish Tuesday after about 30 hours, yet he pronounced waves along a approach – 2-3 feet (up to a metre) during a day and 3-4 feet (more than a metre) during night – slowed him down.

Jim Dreyer

Long-distance swimmer Jim “The Shark” Dreyer rests after his 51-hour swim. Picture: AP

“When you’re pulling a tonne of bricks into a whitecaps that’s a large wave,” Mr Dreyer said.

Mr Dreyer pronounced he had a series of hallucinations, including one during night that he described as a prophesy of Jesus

“I saw a man in a white dress station on a water,” Dreyer said.

“I swam adult to him and he disappeared. we was meditative he was a Big J.C.”


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Sally Pearson

2012 Olympic 100m jump champion Sally Pearson in Tonbridge, England.
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SALLY Pearson is banking on dual years of prevalence being her tip arms as she chases a second universe title.

The Olympic hurdles champion believes a mental corner she has carried over her rivals will be a vital cause in Moscow as she scrambles to be during her best after an injury-interrupted season.

“This year is a bit opposite to a final dual years yet during a same time all is entrance together during a right time,” Pearson said. “I had a good win in London (last month) even yet a time was not that fast, it was still faster than all a other girls who’d been violence me for a whole deteriorate that was good.

“I wish we shook things adult a small bit and finished them think. ‘Hey, she is entrance back, she is a Olympic and universe champion, she does know how to do this and she is substantially a many gifted chairman out there’.

“Hopefully we put that into their minds and reminded them who we am and that we am a aspirant when we go into a vital championships.

“I consider we have only as large a possibility as everybody out there and we can’t wait to see what we can produce. Everyone knows I’m a large time performer and that is what we flower on.”

Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson, center, finishes in initial place brazen of Britain’s Tiffany Porter, left, and Kellie Wells, right, from a U.S. during a women’s 100m hurdles competition during a Diamond League entertainment accommodate in London.

Pearson, who has stretched her hamstring twice this year, certified her feat during a Anniversary Games in London’s Olympic Stadium in 12.65sec was a certainty boost her universe championships debate desperately needed.

“It’s unequivocally tough being an Olympic and universe champion and going into races not being during your best,” she said. “It’s not so most a times yet it was also removing positively crushed in races opposite people that we was outstanding dual years ago and final year.

“But it is what it is, this is a year that we have had. It’s something opposite that we have had to understanding with this year and we consider we are traffic with it.”

The Pearson stay have been buoyed by some considerable training sessions over a past week during a Australian group stay in Tonbridge, England.

“At a impulse training has been going unequivocally good and a speed we am training during is only as quick as final year and a year before,” she said.

Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson celebrates her 100m hurdles bullion award during a London Olympics. Picture: Brett Costello.

Pearson, who won a 2011 universe pretension in Daegu, South Korea, suggested a discuss with Olympic 110m hurdles champion Aries Merritt during final month’s Monaco Grand Prix – where she finished fifth – had helped get her behind on track.

“He only pronounced that he believed in me,” she said. “He has apparently been by a same thing we have, solely he has finished his hamstring 3 times.

“He pronounced to only start desiring in yourself now and make certain that we get to those universe championships in a best state probable and infrequently mental strength is distant some-more profitable than earthy strength.

“And we have to start desiring in yourself now if we wish to win those universe championships. It was good to hear that from someone opposite and someone we don’t pronounce to any day.”

Pearson pronounced she was looking brazen to contrary with US college star Brianna Rollins, a fastest hurdler in a universe this year, who has dodged a match-up with a Olympic champion via a European season.

“As athletes we all ready differently and she has apparently selected to ready a approach she has and we have got to honour that,” she said. “I consider with Dawn Harper final year we didn’t competition any other until a final during a Olympics so it’s zero unequivocally opposite and it will substantially be a same with her (Rollins).”

1. Brianna Rollins (USA) 12.26
2. Queen Harrison (USA) 12.43
3. Nia Ali (USA) 12.48
5. Dawn Harper (USA) 12.53
10. Sally Pearson (Aus) 12.65

2012 Olympic champion
2012 universe indoor champion
2011 universe champion in a personal best time of 12.28 seconds
2010 Commonwealth champion
2008 Olympic china medallist


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After blank a final 5 finals series, a Power are set for Sep this year

Port Adelaide immature gun Chad Wingard has played a starring purpose in his side’s stirring come-from-behind win in a Showdown with a Crows.

Chad Wingard

Chad Wingard celebrates a idea during Showdown XXXV between Adelaide and Port Adelaide during AAMI Stadium.
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MELBOURNE commentators who had nonetheless seen most of Port Adelaide’s Chad Wingard were salivating after examination a talents of Chad Wingard in final week’s Showdown, and he is a singular talent that deserves inhabitant recognition.

He’s even been compared to Gavin Wanganeen, an superb champion former Essendon manager Kevin Sheedy will never bewail losing to Port Adelaide.

Keep this up, and an All-Australian assignment is not off a table. He was superb with his match-winning goal, a set shot with a time racing opposite a Power, and his change such that he won a Showdown Medal.

But there was one partial of his week that was equally impressive, in sold for a second-year player.

In a lead-up to a match, he told co-worker Andrew Capel about when and where he wanted to play: in large games. Wingard was not one for a easy wins, when a vigour is off, though one for a grand occasions.

Now that’s some matter to make, though he corroborated it adult with a pink of a game.

For that, it is time footballers are authorised to make mistakes in their judgments and have disagreements with a commentators and fans.

Jason Akermanis is as intelligent as they come though he fires from a hip and it has landed him in difficulty over a years.

Lock him away, and it leads to a lifeless existence; remonstrate with him, though never bury him. Like they did during a Western Bulldogs when he was sat down and treated like a disobedient propagandize child and lectured to by teammates tighten to 15 years his junior.

The AFL is healthy and as an attention it needs to be mature adequate to dump a corporate pronounce and a cliches. For a players began enchanting in a discourse with a audience. Like Wingard, and like Akermanis.

Such bluntness is routinely indifferent for a comparison players, who late in their career have a certainty to pronounce
their mind, while younger players fear for a consequences of observant a wrong thing and hang to a devoted aged lines. The boys are unequivocally looking brazen to a challenge.

A integrate of years ago, one player’s bar was mad with an rising actor who had a insolence to contend that he aspired to spin a good player: one like Nathan Buckley, James Hird or Mark Ricciuto.

It was presumably drifting of a player, and insane for a journal to imitation such line.

Now let’s consider about that. What would a bar have favourite him to say? “I’d usually like to be somebody who does my purpose and gets picked any week?” Boring, and not accurately sounding like it comes from a immature male with a ticker to spin a champion.

It would not have mattered if Wingard had played a shocker in a Showdown, had been tagged out of a diversion with usually a handful of touches.

He likes to play in large games, and even if they don’t spin out like they did on a weekend, should be applauded for observant as much. Think of a alternative. “I like to play in front of tiny crowds when a outcome is predictable?”


LOVED a honest greeting of Angus Monfries as a players were logging in a post-win heat in a bedrooms after Port’s Showdown win.

There were backslaps and handshakes everywhere as a players stretched, had a punch and endangered themselves with their recovery.

But Monfries could usually giggle when somebody shook his palm and told him what a ripper idea he had kicked late in a final quarter.

It’s been a unchanging in replays given a match, a idea that began as a indicate usually to take sharp-angle rebound to go through.

Monfries didn’t chop words. “Arse,” he said, creation it transparent it wasn’t one he could claim.

Angus Monfries

Angus Monfries, left, with a ball. Picture: Sarah Reed.
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News Limited publisher Malcolm Conn says Hot Spot is vouchsafing down a Decision Review System.

THE England Cricket Board has demanded Channel Nine furnish justification of hotspot intrigue or apologise.




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Nine has been sent a authorised minute by a ECB melancholy destiny action.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says allegations that players are rubbing silicon on a corner of their bats are nonsense.

The radio news that combined a outcry has been laughed off by a Australians and treated with indignation by England.

Kevin Pietersen in sold is mad that he has been related to allegations of attempting to put silicon on a edges of his bat to forestall it being picked adult by a hotspot infrared technology.

The International Cricket Council has unilaterally discharged claims in a radio news joining it to any examination into purported attempts by any actor to “cheat” a efficacy of a hotspot record during a stream Ashes series.

Nine claimed that ICC cricket manager, Geoff Allardice was drifting from ICC domicile in Dubai to Durham, a venue of a fourth Ashes Test, to examine a matter.

However, ICC arch executive Dave Richardson claimed a reports were “totally incorrect.”

Australian batsman Steve Smith and England bowler Graham Onions seem faraway during suggestions possibly side is attempting to use synthetic means to lie a DRS system.

“Geoff Allardice is assembly with both teams and umpires to see how we can best use a DRS (decision examination system) and a accessible record going brazen in a subsequent dual Test matches. It has zero to do with any players.”

Allardice met member of a England group during Durham yesterday afternoon before streamer to Newcastle to accommodate a Australian hierarchy yesterday evening.

A former Victorian batsman, Allardice refused to elaborate on a meeting, referring to Richardson’s statement.

There have been claims that hotspots inventor, Australian Warren Brennan, has been lobbying behind a scenes to strengthen a repute of his costly apparatus after it perceived a caning in a final Test.

The umpires have clearly mislaid faith in hotspot and are now happy to give players out even if a white symbol does not uncover adult among a delayed suit colourless suppose of a bat.

Kevin Pietersen

The Hot Spot picture of a quarrelsome Kevin Pietersen exclusion in a third Test.

Pietersen was given out held behind in a second innings during Old Trafford when there was no symbol on hotspot though a transparent sound in a branch mike.

And Usman Khawaja was given out in a initial innings notwithstanding clearly blank a ball.

On a flip side David Warner survived a assured interest and examination for held behind personification a offshoot shot opening a batting in a second innings. Nothing showed adult on hotspot though Warner after certified he strike it.

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With some players clearly out of form, Blues manager Mick Malthouse has warned of changes to a line-up. Picture: Getty Images
Source: Herald Sun

CARLTON manager Mick Malthouse has warned several players are underneath hazard this week in a bid to energise his team.

Malthouse is banking on a inclusions to supplement coercion and appetite to keep alive a Blues’ finals hopes by violence a improving Western Bulldogs during Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

“There will be changes this week. We have a integrate of injuries and a few players out of form, so clearly we will demeanour during replacements,” a Blues manager pronounced in a minute to bar members.

“But we’re not going to knee-jerk conflict on this. Our finals aspirations are not diminished.

“We are unfortunately in a hands of others. But when we are put in a hands of others, we have still got a shortcoming to your possess supporters to make certain that we win games.

“New and uninformed faces will come into a side, and we design them to take over a layer of those who are out injured, and maybe give us some valued knowledge and also some enthusiasm.”

The Blues contingency reinstate midfielder Andrew Carrazzo after he was subbed out early opposite Fremantle with a calf injury.

Struggling tiny forwards Eddie Betts, Chris Yarran and Jeff Garlett are among a organisation confronting a preference axe.

The contingent managed usually 29 security between them and contributed no goals in a detriment to a Dockers.

I don’t consider a brazen line took adequate opportunities to flog for goal, a midfielders were reactionary, and a behind line was underneath huge pressure,” a manager said.

And Malthouse didn’t find any solutions to his onball quandary in VFL associate Northern Blues’ detriment during Frankston final Sunday.

“Again, we were found wanting in and around where a round is many sought and that’s a midfield,” he said.

Malthouse betrothed supporters his Blues “will be personification for pride” opposite a Bulldogs.

“It’s so critical that we don’t remove a concentration, or remove a heart. We have been flattering good over a final month. It’s a matter of holding batch and going forward,” he said.

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Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou and a AFL are approaching to form a operative celebration on how Australian football deals with a disturbing plea of income equalisation.
Source: Herald Sun

AFL bar arch executives will accommodate currently to learn a income top and breeze alone will no longer save a diversion from following a English Premier League trend of carrying titles won by a rich.

“It’s not enough,” pronounced Port Adelaide arch executive Keith Thomas, a member of a AFL fact-finding goal that met pivotal players in a US veteran foe in New York and Boston final week.

The AFL, in 1986 when it was expanding to a inhabitant league, took a income top and breeze from US pro sports to underpin an even competition.

But as a AFL currently records a premiership foe is being increasingly shabby along EPL lines of a “haves” and “have nots”, a American architects of a income top and breeze have told Australian football’s leaders to find new triggers for equality.

“The income top and breeze won’t do it all,” Thomas said.

“In fact, over time, it will intensify a problem (of a abounding clubs autocratic a premiership race).

“It is a elemental thing we have to get right for a health of a diversion – and a AFL recognises that.”

AFL arch executive Andrew Demetriou currently will lead a lecture of a bar bosses.

He will fact a recommendation offering by NBA commissioner David Stern, New England Patriots (NFL) owners Robert Kraft, executives from a Boston Red Sox ball team, New York Jets football team, Major League Baseball and a actor unions during a NBA and NHL.

The AFL is approaching to keep together a fact-finding organisation to form a operative celebration on how Australian football deals with a disturbing plea of income equalisation.

This operative celebration will simulate a flourishing order on a AFL income ladder with member from a large membership clubs of Collingwood, West Coast and Hawthorn and a some-more financially challenged Port, Richmond and Western Bulldogs.

“US foe is 10-15 years forward of us, quite on environment an even and healthy foe with mixed levers rather than only a breeze and income cap,” Thomas said.

“Big clubs like a Boston Red Sox know they have to tip $80 million into Major League Baseball’s income pity pool to even a competition.”

“They accept an even foe adds value to any bar – that a games are some-more constrained to a fans if they are not certain of a outcome before a diversion starts.”

But a conflict to have a AFL’s abounding clubs, such as Collingwood, be fervent to palm income to an AFL pity pool is distant from won as highlighted by Magpies boss Eddie McGuire who was partial of final week’s outing to a US.

“If a rich clubs have to put some-more into a pot, that’s OK, though don’t stop us from creation income during a same time,” he said.

Thomas remarkable a need to adopt a NBA complement of carrying clever auditing of income taken an AFL equalisation fund.

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