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Kevin Pietersen brands England cult figure Jack Leach a ‘laughing stock’ after Australia retain the Ashes

Kevin Pietersen brands England cult figure Jack Leach a ‘laughing stock’ after Australia retain the Ashes

Sports
Kevin Pietersen has laid into England spinner Jack Leach for his poor performances during the 2019 Ashes series.Leach became a cult hero to fans for his one not out at Headingley to help tie the series with Australia. AFP or licensors Jack Leach frustrated the Australian side with his constant glasses cleaning Videos emerged of the Somerset player re-enacting the run for his team-mates after the game and was even offered glasses for life by Specsavers. But Pietersen did not see the funny side of things and the former England batsman did not hold back in his criticism as Australia retained the Ashes by winning at Old Trafford. size matters Michael Bisping reveals why he th...
Josh Rosen’s stock rises as Dolphins beat Jaguars

Josh Rosen’s stock rises as Dolphins beat Jaguars

Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defenders jostled the Miami Dolphins' offensive line and heckled Josh Rosen as he scanned the field for open teammates. Rosen hurdled over the pressure and continued to buy time, before firing a precise 39-yard pass downfield for a first down. That was just one of the spectacular sequences showcasing Rosen's talent during the Dolphins' 22-7 win against the Jaguars Thursday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Dolphins started Ryan Fitzpatrick and kept him in the game until bringing in Rosen in the third quarter. Rosen -- who is competing with Fitzpatrick for the starting job -- had the field goal at his back as he took over on the Dolphins' 1-yard-line. He was able to use his pocket presence and agility to escape pressure a...
GE stock is fast recovering, but short seller investigator Harry Markopolos got his digs in

GE stock is fast recovering, but short seller investigator Harry Markopolos got his digs in

Finance
Fraud finder Harry Markopolos took GE stock down more than 11% in one day with a dizzying array of charts and numbers, but also some choice words accusing analysts, ratings agencies and GE's management of Enron-era behaviors.A day later, GE stock rebounded nearly 10% on Friday after GE CEO Larry Culp invested $ 2 million on the dip and analysts came to GE's rescue, mostly calling Markopolos' claims inaccurate or based on old news that was already baked into GE's stock price.Markopolis, known for discovering Bernie Madoff's scheme, accused GE of using fake revenues and earnings, hidden debts and losses, unreadable financial statements, misleading disclosures and other accounting tricks to perpetrate a $ 38 billion fraud. Markopolos also said he wrote his report for an unnamed hedg...
The stock market’s unusual pattern this week has historically been a big sell signal

The stock market’s unusual pattern this week has historically been a big sell signal

Finance
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, August 13, 2019.Eduardo Munoz | ReutersThe stock market has done something so unusual this week that it has only happened 19 times in the past 30 years, and the strange pattern could be an ominous sign if history is any guide.The S&P 500 fell 1.2% on Monday, followed by a 1.5% rebound in the next session, and Wednesday's brutal sell-off saw the benchmark losing 2.9% amid the recession signal from the bond market. This consecutive whiplash for the S&P 500 — down 1%, up 1% and down 2% — is a rare occurrence in market history and going back to 1928, the index has lost 2.5% on average in the six months after the phenomenon occurred, according to Bespoke Investment Group.Source: Bespoke Investment GroupFor stocks, things could ch