A group of bear cubs “invaded” a backyard in East Granby, Connecticut, not for the residents’ money but their swing set. This video shows four cubs playing with swings, while a young girl can be heard saying “hey that’s my swing!” Credit: Tim Conklin via Storyful
New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle's hopes of finally making his one-day international debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side's limited overs tour of India with a groin strain on Thursday. The 31-year-old Astle had been in India with New Zealand's 'A' team and was elevated to the full squad earlier this week for a series that includes three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals. "Todd was really impressive in the recent New Zealand 'A' tour over here and had done everything he possibly could to get himself ready for this series," New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said in a statement.
A final couple of incident-free training runs and New Zealand flyhalf Lima Sopoaga's long vigil to start his second test match will end when he faces Australia in the last Bledisloe Cup showdown of the season in Brisbane on Saturday. Sopoaga was named in the number 10 jersey on Thursday after Beauden Barrett failed to shake off concussion symptoms and the match will come 820 days after he last ran out for the world champions' starting side. "I'm really excited and it's a great opportunity but I don't think I can really articulate how much it means to me," Sopoaga told reporters in Brisbane on Thursday.