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Cricketers could face punishment and penalty runs if they use spit on the ball when sport returns from coronavirus hiatus

Cricketers could face punishment and penalty runs if they use spit on the ball when sport returns from coronavirus hiatus

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The International Cricket Council are proposing a ban on using spit on the ball when the sport returns, which could see players punished if caught. The ICC are set to publish their ‘return to cricket’ guidance later this month, which are designed to help all levels of cricket return in a safe and healthy way following the coronavirus hiatus. AFP or licensors Ben Stokes had trouble with his knee while in New Zealand And, according to The Times, one of the measures includes a five-run penalty to a team if a player is caught using their saliva to shine up the ball. However, sweat would be permitted. The ICC’s cricket committee, chaired by former India spin bowler Anil Kumble, has proposed these new measures, and the ICC board will meet on May 28 to cons
Girl hit by foul ball at Astros game has permanent brain injury

Girl hit by foul ball at Astros game has permanent brain injury

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Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A girl hit by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game in May has permanent brain damage, her attorney said. The 2-year-old girl was hit in the head by the ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on May 29 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. She suffered a seizure and sustained a fractured skull as a result of the incident. She also had subdural bleeding, brain contusions, brain edema and brain activity issues, her attorney said. "She has an injury to a part of the brain, and it is permanent," attorney Richard Mithoff told the Houston Chronicle. "She remains subject to seizures and is on medication and will be, perhaps, for the rest of her life." The girl remains in treatment for the brain injuries. Doctors have not determined if she has cognitive deficits....
LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

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Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Second-year point guard Lonzo Ball has repeatedly been mentioned as a trade chip in the Los Angeles Lakers' talks for Anthony Davis, but Ball's famous father wants nothing to do with the New Orleans Pelicans. "We want to be in LA. But if he's traded, I don't want Lonzo in New Orleans," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence." The Suns have indeed been mentioned as a potential third party to help facilitate a trade, but the Lakers have solely been negotiating with the Pelicans for the time being, according to multiple reports. Davis requested a trade more than a week ago after informing the Pelicans he would not sign a contract extension this summer. He reportedly is targeting the Lakers as his preferred destination...