Angelo Mathews reminds Sri Lanka of his enduring utility

12:01 AM ETDeivarayan Muthu in PuneSri Lanka have a tearaway in Lahiru Kumara. "He's quick in our terms, he might be quick in Australian terms also," was how bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake described him a year ago.But Kumara didn't get the new ball in Pune. Instead, Lasith Malinga tossed it to Angelo Mathews, who was…

Pick in-form top-order batsmen at high-scoring Perth

Tom Banton thumps one over midwicket Getty ImagesJanuary 11: Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat at PerthOur XI: Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Josh Inglis, Liam Livingstone, Max Bryant, Mitchell Marsh, Jimmy Peirson, Ben Laughlin, Fawad Ahmed, BenCutting, Jhye RichardsonNOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about a late injury (or other relevant) updates.Captain:…

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Predators’ Rinne 12th NHL goalie to score a goal

Pekka Rinne became just the 12th goalie to score a goal in NHL history Thursday night, scoring an empty-netter with 22 seconds remaining to cap the Nashville Predators' 5-2 victory over the host Blackhawks in Chicago."I obviously understand that it might be a once-in-a-lifetime thing," a smiling Rinne said, "so I really enjoyed it. It…

OKC welcomes back Westbrook with MVP cheers

10:05 PM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMOKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder had never before played a tribute video for the return of a former player. But Russell Westbrook is certainly unique.The video played before the Houston Rockets'…

Fantasy picks: Take a punt on KL Rahul’s T20 consistency

10:00 PM ETSaurabh SomaniCloseSaurabh Somani is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfoJanuary 10: India v Sri Lanka - 3rd T20I in PuneOur XI: Kusal Perera, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep SainiNOTE: We might not always be able to tip you off about…

Marnus Labuschagne aspires to Virat Kohli’s all-forms mastery

8:59 PM ETDaniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime.…

Heat vs. Pacers – Game Recap – January 8, 2020 – ESPN

9:41 PM ETESPN News Services INDIANAPOLIS -- The Miami Heat were irritated ahead of their game against Indiana after coach Erik Spoelstra categorized his team as "mediocre" on the road.An altercation in the third quarter elevated the Heat's game even more.In the midst of the Heat's outscoring the Pacers 38-23 in the third quarter on…

Report: Sharks’ Couture out with broken ankle

11:13 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.If the San Jose Sharks are going to turn their season around, it won't involve captain Logan Couture for several weeks.Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured ankle that he suffered Tuesday night in the Sharks' 3-2 loss at the…

James Anderson ruled out of SA tour after suffering rib injury

3:16 PM ETGeorge DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of South Africa due to a left rib injury.Anderson, the leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Test history, sustained the injury on the final day of the Cape Town Test. With England pressing for victory, he…