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New Missouri QB commitment ready to lead others to Columbia

James Foster‘s Missouri commitment is barely 2 hours old, but he’s ready to swing for the fences to get the top talent to join him in Columbia. Sitting down with SEC Country writers Chris Kirschner and Ben Wolk shortly after the 4-star quarterback tweeted his commitment to the Tigers, Foster ran through a list of players he wants to join him at Missouri. 4-star offensive guard...
Via SEC Country
April 19, 2017

Missouri recruiting: Alabama QB James Foster commits to play for the Tigers

Who says Mizzou basketball is the only program that can have some fun on the recruiting trail these days? The Tigers football program received some great news on the quarterback front on Wednesday when James Foster pledged to play for Barry Odom’s Tigers. The Class of 2018 quarterback made his commitment public with a Twitter message on Wednesday afternoon: 110% Committed #ShowMe18...
Via SEC Country
April 19, 2017

Tennessee recruiting: ‘Feeling like a Vol,’ QB James Foster reps Tennessee at ‘The Opening’

BUFORD, Ga. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Just before the Atlanta regional event for Nike’s “The Opening” recruiting camp on Sunday, 3-star Tennessee QB target James Foster got a phone call from Vols’ head coach Butch Jones. ...
Via SEC Country
March 27, 2017

SEC recruiting: Dual-threat QB James Foster includes five SEC programs in his top 8, names leader

A former commit to Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tarheels, James Foster re-opened his recruitment a couple of months ago and has been hearing from programs around the country ever since. Today, he took the first step in the process of narrowing down all of those scholarship offers by releasing his top eight schools on Twitter. More than half of those eight happen to play in...
Via SEC Country
February 26, 2017

England appoints Root as test captain in place of Cook

LONDON (AP) Joe Root has been appointed England test cricket captain. The 26-year-old Root replaces Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after 4+ years and a record 59 tests in charge. Root's first assignment will be a four-test home series against South Africa starting in July. England then takes on the West Indies in a three-test series before flying to Australia for the Ashes.
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Cook resigns as England cricket captain after rough 2016

LONDON (AP) Alastair Cook, who led England in more cricket tests than any other captain, resigned from the role on Monday saying it was the right time. Captain in 59 tests, Cook had been debating his future in the position since England's 4-0 test series defeat in India at the end of last year. Batsman Joe Root, long touted as a future captain, is the favorite to replace the...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Cook resigns as England's test captain after rough 2016

LONDON (AP) Alastair Cook has resigned as England's test captain after a disappointing 2016. The 32-year-old Cook had been debating his position since England's chastening 4-0 loss in a test series in India at the end of last year. England lost eight of its 17 tests in 2016, including a first test defeat to Bangladesh, and the demands of the job looked to have taken its toll...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Australian cricketer hits a 410-foot blast onto the stadium roof

Normally, we don’t write about cricket very often on The Comeback unless something incredibly out of the ordinary happens. In Australia’s KFC Big Bash League (what a sponsor), Chris Lynn of the Brisbane Heat did this: Surely this should be worth more than six runs?! @lynny50 reckons it's time for a rule change!! #BBL06 #Lynnsanity pic.twitter.com/HnUKVQADcL — KFC Big Bash...
Via The Comeback
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

England survive first session on final day unscathed

CHENNAI, India (AP) Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings safely batted through the opening session on the last day of the fifth and final test with India on Tuesday, raising hopes the tourists could salvage a draw. The two English openers held firm against India's bowlers as they took their overnight score of 12-0 to 97 without loss at lunch. Cook was unbeaten on 47 from 121 balls...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

5th test: India vs England Scoreboard

CHENNAI, India (AP) Scoreboard at stumps on day four of the fifth test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. England, 1st Innings: 477 India, 1st Innings: (Overnight 391-4) Lokesh Rahul c Buttler b Rashid 199 Parthiv Patel c Buttler b Ali 71 Cheteshwar Pujara c Cook b Stokes 16 Virat Kohli c Jennings b Broad 15 Karun Nair not out 303 Murali Vijay lbw...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dawson-Rashid century stand frustrates India

CHENNAI, India (AP) Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid scored half-centuries and put on 108 runs for the eighth wicket as England frustrated India to reach 452-8 at tea on day two of the fifth test in Chennai. Dawson and Rashid (60) came together after India made good progress in the first session to contain the tourists to 352-7, after it resumed Saturday in a dominant position of 284...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

India vs. England scoreboard

MUMBAI, India (AP) England, 1st Innings: (Overnight 288-5) Alastair Cook st Patel b Jadeja 46 Keaton Jennings c Pujara b Ashwin 112 Joe Root c Kohli b Ashwin 21 Moeen Ali c Nair b Ashwin 50 Jonny Bairstow c Yadav b Ashwin 14 Ben Stokes c Kohli b Ashwin 31 Jos Buttler b Jadeja 76 Chris Woakes c Patel b Jadeja 11 Adil Rashid b Jadeja 4 Jake Ball c Parthiv b Ashwin 31 ...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

3rd Test: India vs England scorecard at close

MOHALI, India (AP) Scoreboard on day three of the third test between India and England at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium England, 1st Innings: 283 India, 1st Innings: (Overnight 271-6) Murali Vijay c Bairstow b Stokes 12 Parthiv Patel lbw b Rashid 42 Cheteshwar Pujara c Woakes b Rashid 51 Virat Kohli c Bairstow b Stokes 62 Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Rashid 0 Karun Nair...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook falls in last over, England 1 day to survive vs India

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) England captain Alastair Cook was finally dismissed in the last over of the fourth day on Sunday after resisting for 188 balls, leaving India needing eight more wickets to win the second test. England was 87-2 in its second innings at stumps after almost 60 overs as it chases an improbable target of 405 - another 318 runs - for victory with one day left...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

England chasing target of 405 after India bowled out

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) England was chasing a target of 405 runs on day four of the second test against India after the hosts were bowled out for 204 runs in 63.1 overs at lunch on Sunday. Stuart Broad (4-33) and Adil Rashid (4-82) shared eight wickets for the tourists. Resuming at 98-3, Ajinkya Rahane (26) and Virat Kohli (81) added another 19 runs in the morning session before...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

India vs. England 2nd Test Scoreboard

VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP) Scoreboard Sunday on day 4 of the second test between India and England at Dr. YSR ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium: India, 1st innings: 455= England, 1st Innings: 255= India, 2nd Innings= (Overnight 98-3)= Murali Vijay c Root b Broad 3 Lokesh Rahul c Bairstow b Broad 10 Cheteshwar Pujara b Anderson 1 Virat Kohli c Stokes b Rashid 81 Ajinkya Rahane c...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook, Hameed extend England lead over India to 260 on day 5

RAJKOT, India (AP) Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed notched the highest opening stand by an English pair ever in India on Sunday, scoring 180 runs to lead the visitors to 211-2 at lunch on day five of the teams' first test. Cook and Hameed surpassed the previous high of 178 runs set by Graeme Fowler and Tim Robinson in Chennai in 1985 to help the visitors open up a 260-run lead...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

1st test: India vs. England scoreboard

RAJKOT, India (AP) Scoreboard Saturday at the end of India's first innings on day four of the first cricket test against England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium: England 1st Innings: 537= India, 1st Innings= (Overnight: 319-4)= Murali Vijay c Hameed b Rashid 126 Gautam Gambhir lbw b Broad 29 Cheteshwar Pujara c Cook b Stokes 124 Virat Kohli hit wicket b Rashid...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia's Adam Voges fit for 2nd test vs South Africa

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges has been passed fit for the second cricket test against South Africa, meaning Australia will likely only need to make two injury-enforced changes to the lineup that lost the series-opener in Perth. Voges strained his hamstring during the first test and underwent a fitness assessment on Friday, the eve of the second test at Hobart's Bellerive Oval...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook, Haseeb ready for England vs. India series

RAJKOT, India (AP) Opener Alastair Cook is approaching a test record as England captain while fellow opener Haseeb Hameed is on the verge of a test debut as the tourists seek to strengthen their top order for a testing series against India. The England tour of India was cleared to take place at the last minute on Tuesday - 24 hours before the first test toss - when the country...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook, Haseeb ready for England - if series starts in India

RAJKOT, India (AP) Alastair Cook is on the cusp of a test record as England captain. Hameed Haseeb is on the precipice of a test debut. If the India vs. England test series starts Wednesday, those milestones will go into the records. There's no guarantee the series will start as scheduled, though, because of a dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the country...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Siddle joins Australia's injury list, ruled out of 2nd test

HOBART, Australia (AP) Veteran paceman Peter Siddle has been ruled out of the second test with a back injury, meaning Australia will likely need to make three changes to the lineup that lost the series-opening match by 177 runs to South Africa. Cricket Australia said Siddle, who has previously had a stress fracture, had aggravated his back problems. He bowled 26 overs in the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Opener Sharjeel Khan gets maiden test call-up

ISLAMABAD (AP) Uncapped left-handed opening batsman Sharjeel Khan has been included in the 16-man Pakistan squad for the two-test series against New Zealand next month. The 27-year-old Sharjeel has played 20 one-day internationals and 15 Twenty20s but is yet to make his test debut. Another uncapped player selected for the short test series is reserve wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Voges confident of fair WACA pitch for 1st test

PERTH, Australia (AP) Australia batsman Adam Voges says the pitch being prepared at the WACA ground for next week's first cricket test between Australia and South Africa is likely to please both batsmen and bowlers. Voges played in the Sheffield Shield domestic first-class match between Western Australia and South Australia at the WACA this week and said he expects the test pitch...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

England captain Cook wins toss, elects to bat vs Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Alastair Cook started his record-breaking 134th test for England by winning the toss and electing to bat first in the series-opening match against Bangladesh. Ben Duckett was selected to make his test debut and will be Cook's ninth opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss. Off-spinner Gareth Batty, who played his last test against the...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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