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It was only six weeks ago, when on day two at Chester-le-Street, Angelo Mathews walked down the pitch, conferred with a team-mate, and, having been given out, decided to review the decision. He had quite clearly hit the ball, so this was the shambolic head-on collision to cap a veritable pile-up of facepalm reviews. Does he understand the rules? people wondered on social media. What the hell is going on?In Galle, the same captain had his top-scoring batsman overturn a review on day one. He got his best bowler Sri Lankas second Test hat-trick by reviewing an lbw shout on day two. Then on the third day, Mathews set his offspinner on track for a first career ten-wicket haul with a bat-pad review, and for good measure, got his young left-arm wristspinner a scalp off a ball that spun at the batsman as if it had been shot out of a cannon, from point.In six weeks, the same man who appeared not to know how caught behinds worked, had become a DRS-savant capable of mentally simulating the ball-tracking for every delivery. In addition, there was the inspired promotion of Kusal Perera to No. 3. There was the fruitful decision to have David Warner face a lot of offspin. There was a breakthrough almost every bowling change, and the close fielders appealed themselves hoarse.So adept was Mathews at turning everything he touched into a wicket, you almost expected the official who handed him the winners cheque to look back at splayed stumps and ruefully trudge off.How on earth has the transformation happened? What the hell is going on?****It was only 13 days ago, ahead of the Pallekele Test, that Mathews said he [didnt] know what to call himself, when asked if he considered himself an unlucky captain. Weve had so many injuries in the past few months, he said. At the international level, I cant go and say we cant play because we dont have any bowlers. We need to know how to produce them.He would have desperately liked Dhammika Prasad and Dushmantha Chameera to have been fit through the England tour. He would have loved for Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal to be available through this one.Yet, in Galle, all but four wickets were the work of two bowlers. Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath might conceivably have won this match on their own. Having been required for only two overs on the first evening, seamer Vishwa Fernando would have had a more productive debut Test if he had set up a stall at fine leg and sold ice creams to fans for the rest of the Test. Lakshan Sandakan had spent much of the Pallekele match bamboozling Australian batsmen after coming in for Lakmal, but he produced more grinning high-fives than deliveries in this game.In a way, Pradeep or Prasad or Chameera or Lakmal would have been counterproductive here, because they would have all had longer spells with the new ball, and that would have delayed Perera and Heraths introduction. Fewer of those sliders - which Australian batsmen appear to believe are the work of paranormal spiritual forces - would have been bowled.It seems the more Sri Lankas bowlers are injured, the more effective Sri Lankas attack becomes.Which leads you to wonder how on earth is this all happening. What the hell is going on?****It was only two weeks ago that SLCs public profile reached a nadir, for the boards public maligning of Muttiah Muralitharan, and its stipulation that the Test match mace be only privately handed over.During the Galle Test, though, the opening of the countrys largest indoor nets complex - in Pallekele - was announced by the board. This came, of course, with much trumpet blowing. The release claimed that ICC chief executive David Richardson was so impressed by complex, that following a mere inspection of these nets, he immediately took the field and struck a double-century against an attack consisting of Warne, Murali, Hadlee and Marshall (Im paraphrasing here). According to the statement, the project will also be completed at less than half the initial budgeted cost.So forget that after two matches, Sri Lanka have a young batsman in Kusal Mendis whom coaches are already speaking of building a top order around. Forget the turnaround in Mathews fortunes. Forget the historic Under-19 win in England overnight, or the fact that a spin-bowling succession plan for Herath has now emerged.SLC is making common-sense, cost-effective decisions that will benefit the islands elite teams, and promote crickets growth.What on earth is bloody happening? What the hell is going on?Clearance Kyrie Irving Shoes . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout. Wholesale Kyrie Irving Shoes . Then the Pacers gave Oladipo and his Orlando teammates the cold shoulder. Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup. . Here are his mid-season NBA awards. MVP: (KEVIN DURANT-Thunder) - Has been sensational this season and more importantly, the most consistent player in the league. Considering that his team has been without star guard Russell Westbrook and with the free agent departure of sharpshooter Kevin Martin, hes had to carry the majority of the load to not only keep his team afloat but more importantly, at an elite level. Kyrie Irving Shoes From China . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. Kyrie Irving Shoes From China . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period.BOULDER, Colo. -- On the inside of his right biceps, Colorado wide receiver Bryce Bobo has Antonio tattooed in cursive lettering. In the same spot on the left, Louis.Those are tributes to his father, Antonio Louis Bobo Sr., who was shot and killed by Bryce Bobos half-brother when Bryce was 4 years old.Another tribute: The Buffaloes junior has made two dazzling one-handed grabs this season -- one with the Antonio arm, the other with the Louis side.His father keeps lending a helping hand.Im always thinking about my dad, said Bobo , who will return home to Los Angeles this weekend when No. 21 Colorado visits Southern California. From what I hear, he was the best possible human being on earth.Over the years, his mom kept the memory of his father fresh by constantly sharing stories. Like how Bryces father couldnt stand to see him upset, so when Bryce screamed during his first haircut, his father picked him up and took him out of the barbershop. Never mind that one side of his hair had yet to be trimmed.Or how he and his father used to play football. Hed hike it and go out for a pass -- his dad throwing him a perfect spiral. After his father died, Bryce would still hike the ball -- to himself and throw it to himself.Growing up, I just kept reiterating to Bryce just how much his dad loved him, his mom, Sonji, said in a phone interview from Covina, California. I know that if his dad was still here, he would be in those stands, cheering Bryce on like no other.Jan. 3, 2000.Sonji can recall every detail of that day. How they couldnt locate Bryces half-brother, Antonio Bobo Jr., who was wrapped up in gang life. How they searched and searched.Hearing that Antonio Jr. may be at a certain location, Antonio Sr. loaded up the family -- including Bryce, his sister, Taylor, and Sonji -- and went to bring him home.They found Antonio Jr. and when his father shouted, he ran away. Antonio Sr. chased after him before someone yelled that Antonio Jr. had a gun. Antonio Sr. was shot on a street near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. He was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.At Antonio Jr.s trial, Sonji testified. So did Taylor. The jury convicted Antonio Jr. of manslaughter and he was given a 21-year sentence that hes serving at a California state prison. Hes due to be released in two years.Those two were best friends, Sonji said of her stepson and husband. I still just cant believe it.Antonio Jr. sent letters to the family asking for forgiveness, but Sonji wasnt ready to respond. Too much anger.A few years ago, she let go of her fury. She wrote her stepson a note and they talked. And talked.I was holding onto this grudge for so long and I just couldnt do it anymore, she explained.dddddddddddd. I felt like I was dying inside. I had to release it.For Bryce, it took a little while longer to forgive.I felt like my mom wanted him in my life, but I wasnt ready, Bryce said. Over time, and seeing my mom forgive, I changed my mindset. I allowed him back in my life. We formed a pretty good relationship.So much so that Bryce visited Antonio Jr. in prison last winter. Now, they talk quite a bit -- about life and football. Antonio Jr., 33, even watches his younger brothers football games from prison.For him to become to the person that hes become today, thats awesome, Antonio Jr. said in a phone interview. I really applaud him. Im thankful for them to forgive me and to allow me to still be a part of their lives. Thats really touched my heart. I just wish him the best. I cant wait to be there and go to his games, support him and see him play.Because the catches he makes, theyre amazing.Bryce has always had a knack for catching anything in his vicinity. His nickname in high school was Mickey Mouse, because he used to wear white gloves and his hands were so huge. He was also called Prime Time, for his big-play ability.Coming into this season, he had 47 catches for 422 yards and three TDs. But this year, with the Buffaloes back on the national scene, hes turned it up another level, making two did-he-just-do-that receptions.The first one was against rival Colorado State in the season opener when he reached out his left hand to bring in a 46-yard reception .Just a warmup act for this: A 31-yard TD pass in which he held off an Oregon defender , spun around, and plucked the ball out of the air with his right hand. Oh, and somehow managed to keep one foot in bounds, too. It gave Colorado the lead with 8:43 remaining in a 41-38 win over Oregon.That should be nominated for catch of the year, Antonio Jr. proudly said. Im glad hes able to forgive me for what Ive done and move forward with a strong bond.Bryce holds tight to the memories of his father. In addition to his tattoos, he has a portrait of his dad in his room. He also goes by the nickname, Lil ToneBone, since his father was known as ToneBone.When Im off by myself, Im always talking to him. I ask him, `How am I doing? What should I be doing? Bryce said. Questions I can answer myself. But it always helps to talk to him.I know he would be really proud.---AP news researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed from New York City.---AP college football website: ' ' '

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