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2023 March Madness: Men’s NCAA tournament schedule, dates, times
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2023 March Madness: Men’s NCAA tournament schedule, dates, times

The 2023 men's NCAA tournament for March Madness starts with First Four games in Dayton, Ohio and continues through to the 2023 Final Four in Houston. The complete men's 2023 March Madness tournament schedule dates and locations are below. First, the TL/DR version: Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 12 First Four: March 14-15 First round: March 16-17 Second round: March 18-19 Sweet 16: March 23-24 Elite Eight: March 25-26 Final Four: April 1 NCAA championship game: April 3 Here is the schedule for the 2023 men's tournament: 2023 DATES ROUND CITY, STATE VENUE March 14-15 First Four Dayton, OH UD Arena March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena March 16 & 18 First/Second Rounds Des Moines, IA...
South Africa seal ODI series win against England after Bavuma’s stylish century
Cricket

South Africa seal ODI series win against England after Bavuma’s stylish century

South Africa, 347-5, beat England, 342-7, by five wickets A swashbuckling century from South Africa’s beleaguered captain, Temba Bavuma, laid the platform for a stunning victory as the home side chased down England’s daunting total of 342 for seven to win by five wickets with five balls to spare in the second one-day international at the Mangaung Oval. It was a defining moment in the embattled Bavuma’s career after a torrid six months in which he missed the tour of England with injury, spluttered awkwardly at the top of the order before his team bowed out of the T20 World Cup with defeat by the Netherlands, and failed to attract a bid in the SA20. He is the only member of his 16-man squad not considered good enough to play in the country’s shiny new T20 league. Having redefined his ...
“Ek Toh Poori Kare Lein”: Pakistan Cricketer’s Brutal Response On Copying ‘India Model’
Cricket

“Ek Toh Poori Kare Lein”: Pakistan Cricketer’s Brutal Response On Copying ‘India Model’

Veteran Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal issued a brutal response when asked whether Babar Azam & Co. should follow the Indian model and have two separate teams for different formats. Several top teams have adopted the policy of multiple teams, under different captains, across formats. While England and Australia were the first teams to adopt the policy, India, over the past year or so, have fielded a number of different combinations, with different captains across formats. While several current and former cricketers have lauded India for setting up a big pool of players, some have also criticised them for too much chopping and changing. On being asked if Pakistan can also field multiple teams like India, veteran wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal had a rather blunt remark on the same. "Peh...
Warren Deutrom: New stadium just what Irish cricket needs
Cricket

Warren Deutrom: New stadium just what Irish cricket needs

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has welcomed the news that the sport will soon have a permanent home in Dublin. On Friday, Minister for Sport Catherine Martin gave the go-ahead to the governing body to proceed with planning for the construction of a cricket oval with permanent seating at the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin 15. Ireland became one of 12 Test nations in 2017 but have since played only three full-form matches, hosting one, against Pakistan in 2018. Cricket Ireland has been installing temporary facilities to host crowds of 11,500 at Malahide Cricket Club for international games, at significant expense. "What's different is that the facilities being envisioned by the government are permanent facilities," Deutrom told RTÉ Sport of the proposed new stadium. "I...
Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy

Rory Daniel McIlroy MBE (born 4 May 1989) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, and has spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25. McIlroy had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. Later that year, he turned professional and soon established himself on the European Tour. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009 and on the PGA Tour...
Dubai Desert Classic: Rory McIlroy takes three-shot lead into final round despite closing bogey
Golf

Dubai Desert Classic: Rory McIlroy takes three-shot lead into final round despite closing bogey

Rory McIlroy holds a three-shot lead over Callum Shinkwin and Dan Bradbury in Dubai, with Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter four strokes back. Rory McIlroy produced two brilliant birdie runs to help take a commanding three-shot lead into the final round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. The world No 1, looking to win the event for the third time and make a winning start to 2023, charged up the leaderboard with a brilliant third-round 65 at Emirates Golf Club. McIlroy birdied each of his first four holes and added four more in a five-hole stretch on his back nine, with his only blemish coming when he found water with his approach into the par-five last on his way to a closing bogey. The 33-year-old sits on 15 under and three clear of English duo Callum Shinkwin and Dan Bradbury, McIl...
DP World Tour clarifies rules after Patrick Reed penalty drop controversy
Golf

DP World Tour clarifies rules after Patrick Reed penalty drop controversy

The DP World Tour has been forced to issue a statement clarifying a rules scenario involving Patrick Reed after the American’s propensity to court controversy again became apparent at the Dubai Desert Classic. Reed took a penalty drop on the 17th hole of his third round after identifying his ball by specific markings when lodged up a tree. Without that identification, Reed would have had to return to the tee to play his third shot. Social media burst into life when video footage emerged which appeared to show Reed’s ball landing in a different tree to the one he took the drop beside. Reed said after his round that he was “100%” sure he had seen his own ball, with the assistance of binoculars. “I would have gone back to the tee if I was not 100%.” He escaped with a bogey five en route t...
Team Norway’s Petter and Oliver Solberg retain ROC Nations Cup
Racing

Team Norway’s Petter and Oliver Solberg retain ROC Nations Cup

Team Norway’s father and son pairing of Petter and Oliver Solberg are celebrating after they took a stunning victory in the ROC Nations Cup on the snow and ice of Sweden’s Pite Havsbad, to retain the title they first won last year. On a sunny afternoon on the frozen Baltic Sea just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, legends from the world’s biggest motor sport series – including Formula 1, Formula 2, IndyCar, Le Mans, W Series, World Rally, World Rallycross, Nitro Rallycross and X-Games – teamed up in pairs to battle for national and regional pride. They raced head-to-head on a parallel track featuring ROC’s iconic crossover bridge in a stunning mix of cars. This year’s range of mighty machinery included the electric Cupra UrbanRebel Concept, Zeroid X1 rallycross car powered by QEV and ...
Beterbiev wins by TKO against Yarde and retains his three belts
Boxing

Beterbiev wins by TKO against Yarde and retains his three belts

Russian-born Montrealer Artur Beterbiev retains his three light-heavyweight world championship belts thanks to a knockout victory. technique in the 8th round against Briton Anthony Yarde. Beterbiev thus earned a 19th victory in 19 professional fights, and once again he did it before the limit. Which isn't to say that Yarde (23-3-0 - 22 KOs) was easy prey for the 38-year-old pugilist. Yarde showed he could be a solid taker, especially on the second, fourth and seventh bouts. He also had some good moments, including during the fifth round, to the delight of his supporters. Yarde visited the mat in the eighth round, however, and shortly after he got up, his cornermen threw in the towel at 2:01 of the round. Beterbiev was defending his International Boxing Federation (IBF), Wo...
Manchester United beat Reading 3-1 for FA Cup
FA Cup, Football

Manchester United beat Reading 3-1 for FA Cup

Manchester United beat Reading, 3-1, and qualified for the last 16 of the FA Cup. Manchester United's intense dominance in the first half, possession of the ball around 80 percent, an unequal duel between the 4th in the Premier League and the 16th in the Championship (second tier), at Old Trafford, the ground of the strongest. On the outsiders' bench, Paul Ince, a former English international midfielder, who played for the Red Devils from 1989 to 1995, a journey that earned him 10 trophies under the command of Alex Ferguson, yesterday on the stand at Theater of Dreams. It is certain that, at the interval, the null prevailed. Rashford still celebrated, in vain, however, because the accurate header he made in the small area ended up not counting due to Weghorst's offside in the genesis ...