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Mithali Raj slams journalist when asked to name her 'favourite male cricketer'

Mithali Raj slams journalist when asked to name her 'favourite male cricketer'

Raj's women open their campaign against hosts England at the County Ground in Derby on Saturday. "I have always been asked who's your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is", she added. However, if anything, the inherent gender bias in sports, as Raj pointed out is evident from the question, is still the primary reason why women's sports in India do not get the coverage they deserve despite having a wealth of talent.



Messi offers to pay $558000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

They said they are not opposed to the Barcelona star being fined €400 per day - a total fine of around €255,500 - for the duration of the sentence, an option also put forward by the player's defence team. "All of the developments that are taking place right now and that will take place in the coming days are going in a very clear direction: so that Cristiano Ronaldo does not sit in the dock".



Di Maria sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud

But according to statements released on the 54-year old's behalf, he paid everything while he was in Spain and even paid a compensation when the rules changed in 2015. In three years with Real Madrid , Mourinho won La Liga in 2012 and the Spanish Cup in 2011. Yet Real Madrid chief Perez is keen to find a way to keep Ronaldo at the club and appeared to be relatively calm about the situation as he gave interviews earlier this week.



Celtics make Chaminade's Tatum No. 3 pick in National Basketball Association draft

Boston also brought in No. 1 pick Fultz, but drafting the Washington product would have likely meant a move from point guard to shooting guard, with an All-Star in Thomas already on the roster. Tatum, the son of CBC coach Justin Tatum, said he feels fortunate to be joining a contender immediately. The freshman credited Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski with giving him confidence in Durham and will be around a person Duke fans are familiar with in Boston-Celtics head coach Brad Stevens led ...



Former captain Brian O'Driscoll presents Lions with Test shirts

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has taken a gamble with his bold selection for the first Test with world champions New Zealand , British media claimed on Thursday. "Elliot Daly was outstanding (against the Chiefs)". Saracens-bound Liam Williams completes the back three. He could have played Farrell or Ben at 12.


Hammel helps Royals beat Red Sox

Hammel helps Royals beat Red Sox

Padres 3, Cubs 2 • Erick Aybar hit a tying home run in the sixth inning, Luis Torrens walked with the bases loaded against Koji Uehara in the eighth and San Diego stopped a three-game losing streak by winning at Chicago. "This one kind of stings", manager John Farrell said. Errors by Kennedy and Cheslor Cuthbert helped Boston score twice in the fifth inning. The Red Sox (40 - 32) grabbed a 4 - 2 lead in the 5th inning with two unearned runs on a sacrifice fly and a throwing ...