A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday placed the onus of catching bookies and others involved in the recent spot-fixing scam on the police. BCCI vice-president and chairman of the IPL Governing Council Rajiv Shukla, said that it was not BCCI's job to probe who are the bookies and which Bollywood personalities are involved. "It is the job of ...
Spanish Primera Liga football club, Real Sociedad have confirmed that coach Philippe Montanier will leave the club at the end of the current season. The side from the Basque city of San Sebastian issued a communique Tuesday in which they admit Montainier has turned down the club's offer of a new contract, reports Xinhua. According to the club, Montanier has "communicated to Real Sociedad the ...
Serbia-born Sredojevic Milutin has been confirmed as the new coach of Uganda's national football team. He signed a two-year contract Tuesday and will start his work with an away friendly game to Libya June 1, reports Xinhua. The Federation of Uganda Football Association, the country's football governing body, unveiled the coach at its headquarters in the capital here. The appointment follows ...
England coach Andy Flower has prohibited England's cricketers from public discussions about the Ashes until next month. The players will face disciplinary actions if they speak in interviews or write on Twitter about the two-test series against Australia, Sydney Morning Herald reports. Sources said that Flower wants the players to focus on New Zealand series and the ICC Champions Trophy ...
Cricket Australia (CA) has said that it hopes for changes in the Citizenship Act by next month that will allow leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed to play his first Ashes Test in England. The Pakistan-born spinner will have to wait for applying for a passport until any legislation change takes place in the four sitting weeks of parliamentary session before the election and the cricket series begins, ...
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Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore has backed captain Misbah-ul-Haq's batting skills. PakPassion quoted Whatmore as saying that Misbah has inspired other batsmen with his efforts and performance, although rotation and change in the battiing order is always an open option. Whatmore said that Misbah's enthusiastic zeal has motivated other players to bring the same passion to their ...
Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that the country's top female cricketers will now earn up to 80,000 dollars within a year. The women team has won Women's World Cup and the T20 trophy, prompting CA to consider female cricket as professional, News.com.au reports. CA chief executive James Sutherland compared the women's cricket team to the men's cricket club, saying that the association ...
Australian opener David Warner is expected to plead guilty before a Cricket Australia (CA) hearing via teleconference from India with regard to a series of hostile tweets that he directed at News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Warner could face sanctions ranging from a fine, suspension, reprimand or ...
It will be a do-or-die match for Indian women's football team when they face Chinese Taipei in their next group D match of the AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualifiers) here Wednesday. The Indian team despite giving a good account of themselves against Myanmar in their opening game of the have their backs to wall after a 0-2 reversal. Against Chinese Taipei, who pumped in six goals against hosts ...
Australia's opening batsman David Warner was Wednesday found guilty of breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour and was fined $5,750 for his twitter rant. Warner, who pleaded guilty, received the maximum financial penalty for a first offence under rule 6 of CA's Code of Behaviour, CA said in a statement. "In hindsight, clearly I let my frustrations get the better of me and posted ...
Twenty-one-year-old Mohammad Arifi's love for cricket convinced the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) to appoint him as their first multi-cultural ambassador. According to news.com.au, Arifi will help (SACA) run multi-cultural cricket programs, including a Come and Try Day at Brahma Lodge Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday, especially targeting new arrivals. Arifi said that he will ...
US Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray Tuesday announced he will skip the French Open tennis due to a back injury. The World No.2 retired with the back problem in his second-round match against Spain's Marcel Granollers at the Rome Masters last week, which posed as a bad sign for his withdrawal from the second tennis Grand Slam of the year. Scotsman Murray will now aim to be fully fit for ...
British journalist James Fuller has written a biography of former West Indies captain Brian Lara, one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Fuller, also a keen cricketer who played at domestic level for 20 years, says he wrote 'Caribbean lives-Brian Lara' during the six years he lived in Lara's homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, reports CMC. Lara, who retired in 2008, holds the world record ...
Spanish basketball was thrown into turmoil late Tuesday night with the news that players from the Endesa ACB League will go on an indefinite strike from Sunday. The strike comes at the start of the quarter-finals of the play-offs of the ACB League which will decide the eventual champions of the competition, reports Xinhua. The players are striking in order to force a collective agreement which ...
Ajax football coach Frank de Boer has agreed to extend his contract until the middle of 2017. The Amsterdam-based club announced Tuesday that De Boer, whose current contract expires in 2014, will now sign a new four-year deal running from July 1, 2013 until June 20, 2017, reports Xinhua. The 43-year-old former Dutch international started as head coach of Ajax in December 2010. He captured ...
Sports media giant ESPN has given pink slips to nearly 7,000 employees on Tuesday, the network said in a statement. The Bristol, Connecticut-based company said it was looking at the financial bottom line. In a statement the company said that they were implementing changes across the company to enhance their continued growth while smartly managing costs. It added that while difficult, they ...
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has hinted that an investigation could be launched into unaccounted revenues generated by the federation from World Cup 2006. President of the TTFF Raymond Tim Kee announced Tuesday that a probe is being considered during a press conference at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, reports CMC. "From our understanding, TTFF is very much a part of ...
Stoke City coach Tony Pulis parted ways with the English Premier League football club after seven years in charge. The club, finishing in the 13th place, said Tuesday that Pulis left the club on mutual agreement, reports Xinhua. Pulis, 55, was named Stoke coach for a second spell in 2006, and led the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2008 after a 23-year ...
Cricket commentator Ian Botham has said that England's opening bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad will make the Ashes series even more difficult for the Australians. The combination of Broad and Anderson with their skills and abilities will prove tough for the Australians as while Broad uses his pace and height to devastating effect; Anderson uses his swing and his craft to keep batsmen ...
Myanmar rode two first half goals from Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai to edge past India in their first Group D encounter of the AFC Women's Asian Cup football qualifiers at the Faisal Al Huseni Stadium here. Naw Phaw and Khin Moe Wai scored first half goals for Myanmar in the 5th and 26th minute respectively and Yee Yee Oo's effort in the 27th minute hit the woodwork here Tuesday night. Before ...
Football star David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn Beckham is reportedly training with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) following David's retirement. Brooklyn, 14, had started playing at Tottenham HotSpurs when he was as young as four, spent time with the Under 14 team at LA Galaxy and will join David in training at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Mirror reports. QPR that has recently been relegated ...
Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland has said the governing body might need to consider implementing a social media policy after Australian Test batsman David Warner's recent Twitter controversy. He said there had been no discussions about developing a social media policy for players, but admitted it is something that CA is considering. Sutherland insisted he will continue to ...
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has rejected media reports which said that he has retired from international cricket. The 38-year-old cricketer said that he is already out of the Pakistan team and haven't played top class cricket for a while now, so there is no need for him to announce any retirement, reports the Daily Times. Yousuf last played for Pakistan in an ODI against South Africa in ...
Residents of suburban Oklahoma were returning home as rescue workers neared the end of the search for survivors and the dead after a mammoth tornado - said to be as wide as 22 football fields - flattened countless homes and claimed 24 lives, including nine children. Even as officials revised the death toll down from the earlier 51, the National Weather Service gave Monday's tornado that hit ...
Contribution by Paul Smith, SportsbeatLONDON, England, May 22. SUTTON Coldfield swimmer Bradley Lynch believes he is capable of hitting peak form in time for Rio 2016. The 17-year-old City of Birmingham Swimming Club member made his Great Britain debut in last year's Open Water World Cup in Israel, winning a silver medal, before claiming a Nationals title in the 200m. His ability in varying ...
Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake ...
England's Dan Hipkiss (2nd R) is challenged by New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu during their international rugby union match at Twickenham Stadium in London November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Russell ...
Medallists and finalists from the 2012 Olympic Games, and athletes ranked in the top eight in the world in their events, were included in the Olympic body's latest top-tier funding programme. However, South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's (Sascoc) chief executive Tubby Reddy said Semenya, a former world 800m champion, did not qualify for the programme as she was ...
Premier League .When it became obvious that his short-term future lay away from Anfield, Carroll was keen to return to familiar territory, but it was West Ham who eventually managed to reach agreement, with the Reds simply unwilling to deal with the club which had profited so substantially from their initial investment.But interestingly, Pardew was more coy just last week when asked about ...
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Premier League - despite also winning the FA Cup - has led to increased speculation about his future.Whelan said Thursday was 'D-day' for Martinez, but he remained hopeful that not only would the 39-year-old stay, but also agree a contract extension. "We have had a constructive meeting today and Roberto wants 24 hours to speak to his wife and decide what he wants to do," he ...
Accra, May 22, GNA - Black Stars goalie Adam Larsen Kwarasey will play no part in next month's 2014 FIFA World Cup double-header against Sudan and ...
Cameron White called correctly in the first knockout match of the IPL season, and like MS Dhoni had a day ago, decided to bat at the Kotla. Rahul Dravid was not sure what to do had he won, but said he would have probably batted as well. He said the season had been full of ups and downs for his side, and the last week, with the spot-fixing controversy, had been a particularly testing ...
New Zealand will be without wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling for the second Test against England at Headingley after he failed to recover from a knee injury picked up at Lord's.Watling was struck on the knee during his side's 170-run loss, and will likely be replaced by opening batsman Martin Guptill. Skipper Brendon McCullum will take up the gloves for the encounter.A statement from ...
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia was so upset by the furore caused by his "fried chicken" jibe at Tiger Woods that he contemplated pulling out of this week's PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Spaniard said on ...
New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second and final Test against England at Headingley starting on Friday.Watling injured his knee during New Zealand's 170-run first Test defeat at Lord's last week.New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who deputised behind the stumps at Lord's, will keep at Headingley with Martin Guptill coming into the team to bat at ...
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia said "sorry" 11 times and used the word "apology" on five occasions as he spoke of his regret at causing a furore by making a "fried chicken" jibe at world number one Tiger ...
Roger Goodell confirmed Tuesday at the NFL's spring meetings in Boston that the draft will be moved to May in 2014, sometime between the 8th and 17th of the month. He said the change was needed next year because the venue, Radio City Music Hall, is hosting an Easter show in April. "At this late stage for us to do it the right way, we don't see having any choice but to move the ...
Chicago Bears , according to his official Twitter account. "After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire," Urlacher said in a statement he posted on Twitter. "Although I could continue playing, I'm not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that's up to my standards. When considering this along ...
MOSCOW, May 22 (R-Sport) – Lokomotiv Moscow forward Felipe Caicedo has told R-Sport he tries to block out racist chants at Russian football ...
Sunderland was not enough to earn the club Champions League qualification. Having enjoyed such a successful season personally, the Welshman concedes that he was disappointed to miss out on another shot at the big time."It was obviously great to sign off with a great goal in the last minute, but circumstances made it hard to celebrate," Bale told Spurs TV Online after picking up his ...
Cornell University wrestling star Kyle Dake is a four-time NCAA national champion in four different weight classes, and a four-time Academic All-American. His on and off the mat success earned him the title of 2013 College Athlete of the ...
Brian Urlacher retired from the NFL on Wednesday. (Tom Dahlin/Getty Images) Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement from football after 13 seasons in the NFL. ...
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods on Wednesday for saying he would have "fried chicken" at dinner with his rival, a comment that Woods described as hurtful and inappropriate. "I want to send an unreserved apology. I did not want to offend anyone," Garcia said Wednesday. "My answer was totally stupid and out of place." Garcia ...
Outfielder Bryce Harper failed to make a crucial catch in Washington’s loss to San Francisco on Tuesday night. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Sport) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano blamed outfielder Bryce Harper for being out of position on a game-tying triple that sent Washington’s game Tuesday against San Francisco to extra ...
Hundreds of delegates arrive in Charlottetown Wednesday for the Hockey Canada annual general meeting, where they will vote on whether bodychecking should be banned nationally in minor hockey. Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia have already banned checking for peewee players, who are 11 and 12 years old. Delegates at the Charlottetown meeting, which starts Thursday, will vote on a ban across the ...
LoJack for Samsung Galaxy S4 goes hardcore on thieves The superpremium handset sells for the hefty sum of $599.99, but buyers can also put $55 down and space out monthly payments . Cricket's version of ...
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IPL spot-fixing scandal , the Indian Income Tax department has begun a probe into alleged hawala and illegal cash transactions and will question them.The I-T department has got in touch with the investigators of the Delhi police and initiated "tax evasion and suspected hawala dealings" related probe into the latest allegations of spot-fixing.The department, according to official ...
Ernie Els of South Africa hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during third round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 13, ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Big 12 is delaying the start of its baseball tournament in Oklahoma City after this week's deadly tornado.The league announced Tuesday that the tournament will change from a double-elimination format to pool play and start on Thursday instead of Wednesday.Conference spokesman Bob Burda says Oklahoma City leaders asked the Big 12 not to cancel the tournament and allow it ...
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Saudi Arabia has arrested 10 people on suspicion of espionage for Iran, the interior ministry announced Tuesday.
"Following an initial investigation, the security forces arrested 10 more suspects over involvement in the espionage acts for an Iranian espionage cell, reported Xinhua citing a spokesperson for the ministry.
The arrestees, comprising eight Saudis, a Lebanese and a Turk, are linked to the Iranian spy cell which was unveiled in March, the official added.
In March, Saudi Arabia announced 18 suspects -- 16 Saudis, a Lebanese and an Iranian -- were arrested on charges of receiving money from Iran to gather information on important sites in the gulf kingdom.
Later, the Lebanese suspect was released.
The fresh wave of arrests brings the number of those suspects detained in this case to 27, the official added. spokesperson said.
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