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Ponting under par at New Zealand Open

Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting used to win attention in New Zealand for his high scores, but it was his low score at the New Zealand Golf Open that caught the eye on Thursday. Ponting had six birdies in a combined 7-under par opening round of 65 with playing partner Tony Popovic in the pro-am, best ball section of the tournament. Ponting and Popovic were still five...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: #14 RHP Shane Watson

Shane Watson, Image- Jay Floyd Despite having a difficult stretch of health concerns since he signed his first pro contract Shane Watson, has proven himself to have the potential that made him the Phillies’ top draft choice in 2012. Although he was committed to pitch for the University of Southern California, Watson signed his first pro contract, reportedly worth $1.3 Million,...
Via Phillies Nation
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watson to Ungergo Shoulder Surgery

Shane Watson, image- Jay Floyd To follow up on a previous story, Phillies right-handed pitching prospect Shane Watson learned this week that rehab would not be enough to allow his ailing shoulder to return to form and he’ll require surgery. Watson, the Phils’ top draft choice in 2012, missed time during the regular season with a shoulder issue, but had rehabbed through the fall...
Via Phillies Nation
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson: Shoulder Injury Occurred While Playing Racquetball

Watson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd In an interview I conducted on the PhoulBallz Minor League Podcast this Thursday, Phillies righty pitching prospect Shane Watson admitted that his recurring shoulder injury was a result of reckless play in a sport away from the baseball diamond. Speaking in an exclusive interview with me and the show’s co-host and producer Tug Haines...
Via Phillies Nation
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watson Has Shoulder Setback

Watson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd Righty pitching prospect Shane Watson is dealing with another setback related to his throwing shoulder. The Phillies’ first round draft choice from 2012 visited team physician Michael Ciccotti in Philadelphia this week and was diagnosed with an enlarged capsule. Watson is back in Florida and is slated to rehab the injury through early...
Via Phillies Nation
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Updates on Watson, Walding

Shane Watson, photo- Jay Floyd A pair of injured Class A prospects have used time at the Fall Instructional League to rehab their ailments and grow close to a return to the field. Phillies top 2012 draft choice (40th overall) Shane Watson has been sidelined since July with shoulder inflammation while third baseman Mitch Walding, the team’s fifth round pick in 2011, missed time...
Via Phillies Nation
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Cricket Player Suffers Eye Injury After Failed High-Five

You are doing it wrong….   Brad Haddin and James Faulkner may be decent cricketers, yet their celebrations really need some work.  Haddin had to leave the field for a solid amount of time with an eye injury after the missed high five.  Luckily there was a silver lining as Australia beat India. [The Guardian] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson, Cooper to Make Up For Missed Time in Florida Instructional League

Shane Watson, Image- Jay Floyd The Florida Instructional League will provide an opportunity for a pair of Lakewood hurlers that were sidelined with injuries this summer to make up for some missed time. Shane Watson and Zach Cooper will be among the Phillies prospects spending time in Clearwater at “instructs” over the next several weeks.  The pair will be able to put themselves...
Via Phillies Nation
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Watson Shut Down for Rest of Season

Shane Watson, Image- Jay Floyd Last year’s top Phillies draft pick Shane Watson has been sidelined with shoulder issues since early July. Following an MRI this past week, the Phils have shut down the righty hurler, who turns 20-years-old on Tuesday. Initially, the time off was prescribed for the Class A Lakewood hurler without an MRI when the he was experiencing shoulder fatigue...
Via Phillies Nation
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

5Qtv | Monty Panesar the first Asian player to break into the England Cricket Team.

Monty Panesar story as a poor kid from Luton to the becoming one of the worlds best spin bowlers. [via wehustletv]
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Shane Watson Speaks on JP Crawford

Watson & Crawford go back to tee ball, image- Shane Watson With the Phillies’ 2013 first round pick, J.P. Crawford en route to Philadelphia, jotting some ink on his first professional contract seems inevitable. What has become somewhat of a ceremonial signing for 1st rounders, which typically includes the player taking batting practice and/or putting himself on display to the...
Via Phillies Nation
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting makes spectacular diving catch

Ricky Ponting, 'Punter' to friends, did this. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz. Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History (2/8): Kapil Dev Sets the World Record for Test Cricket Wickets

On February 8th, 1994, former Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev broke Richard Hadlee’s wicket-taking world record, becoming the world record holder. Dev broke the previous record of 431 wickets by 1 wicket. Not only did he break Hadlee’s record, 35-year-old Dev also famously promised that he would reach at least 450 wickets by the time he retired (he only made it to 434). However, by...
Via Metta Chronicles
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-cricketer Flintoff wins first bout

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff began his boxing career with a narrow victory over Richard Dawson on Friday night after being knocked down by the American. Flintoff, trained by former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, took the four-round heavyweight bout by a 39-38 margin. Flintoff recovered after being knocked down early in the second round by a left counter punch from Dawson...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Former cricketer Flintoff wins first boxing bout

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff began his boxing career with a narrow victory over Richard Dawson on Friday night after being knocked down by the American. Flintoff, trained by former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan, took the four-round heavyweight bout by a 39-38 margin. Flintoff recovered after being knocked down early in the second round by a left counter punch from Dawson...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Flintoff unsure about boxing future as debut looms

Having lost more than 22 kilograms to make his boxing debut, former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff is leaving open the possibility of fighting again. Flintoff takes on American fighter Richard Dawson in a heavyweight bout on Friday in Manchester, England, as part of a British TV documentary charting his switch from cricket to boxing. Flintoff said Thursday that '&...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Singer makes journey from fullback to Figaro

Keith Miller was a bruising fullback out of the University of Colorado who never quite made it to the National Football League. He has, however, become a star at the Metropolitan Opera. How Miller made the unlikely transition from football to the pinnacle of opera is an all-American story of reinvention, made all the more amazing by the fact that he had no formal musical training...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Flintoff eyes pro boxing career

Nearly two years after retiring from cricket, former England captain Andrew Flintoff is set to return to professional sport in the boxing ring. The 34-year-old Flintoff is planning to enter his new sport as a heavyweight and compete in his first fight in Manchester in November, with his preparations documented in a three-episode TV series called ''The Gloves Are Off.'...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Flintoff planning to take up pro career in boxing

Nearly two years after retiring from cricket, Andrew Flintoff is set to return to professional sport in the boxing ring. The 34-year-old Flintoff is planning to enter his new sport as a heavyweight and compete in his first fight in November - although he is yet to be granted a boxing license. Flintoff said Thursday that ''it's a huge challenge - probably the biggest...
Via AP on Fox
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss
BARNEY'S MOVIE HAD HEART...

Cricketer's cup cracked after taking ball to groin

This cup-splitting “nut shot” is a painful highlight to watch. I don’t know much about cricket, but I do know that any time you are hit in your protective cup and it breaks that it is not a good thing. New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson’s day took a horrible change for the worse when he takes a direct shot to the groin from the opposing teams pitcher (or whatever...
Via Sweater Punch
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers make up for lost day

Ricky Ponting was at the forefront as Tasmania made up for a washed out day one by clambering all over South Australia in the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval
Via Cricinfo
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lee keen to play despite broken foot

Brett Lee has revealed his right foot is still broken and the injury has caused him significant pain throughout the tri-series
Via Cricinfo
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wade's Test destiny in his own hands

Brad Haddin could be squeezed out of Australia's Test side if Matthew Wade has an outstanding limited-overs campaign in the West Indies next month, according to the national selector John Inverarity
Via Cricinfo
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Patel and Tredwell in for Sri Lanka

England will take four spinners on tour to Sri Lanka next month after handing a first Test call-up to Samit Patel and giving a surprise recall to Kent offspinner James Tredwell
Via Cricinfo
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Watson unsure about Test role

Shane Watson has conceded he doesn't know where he will fit back in to Australia's Test side after missing all six matches of the home summer due to injury
Via Cricinfo
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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