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Suarez to miss next two Copa del Rey games for alleged threats

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is banned for two matches, after a scuffle in his side’s Copa del Rey match against Espanyol. The Uruguayan is accused of threatening opposing players in the tunnel after the match, calling them “a waste of space”. Suarez’ ban will only apply within the Copa del Rey tournament. Barcelona, who won Read More

Dhoni summoned to appear in India court over magazine cover

India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni is being summoned to a local court in the state of Andhra Pradesh, after the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. This is in relation to a 2013 magazine cover depicting Dhoni as a Hindu deity endorsing several brands. The case was sparked by a religious leader who said Read More

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. is headed to Cooperstown; the 13-time All Star was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame with a record-high 99.3 percent of support from the baseball writers’ electorate. Also elected was former Mets catcher Mike Piazza with 83 percent, the only other player to exceed the 75 percent requirement for election. Both Read More

Three athletics officials banned for life, including son of ex-IAAF head Diack

The son of former IAAF boss Lamine Diack is one of three top figures in athletics to be handed a lifetime ban from the sport. Papa Massata Diack was charged along with two Russian officials over a doping cover-up involving Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova. Gabriel Dollé, the IAAF’s former anti-doping director, was also punished with Read More

Drogba shuns reports of retirement at Impact

Didier Drogba is denying rumours that he’s on his way to retirement. Reports from the French magazine L’Équipe said the 37-year-old Ivorian told the Montreal Impact he’s leaving them to join the coaching staff at his former club Chelsea. But the Impact says that discussion never happened, and Drogba himself says he’s still in talks Read More

Nigerian soccer official shot dead by robbers at home

A Nigerian soccer official has been shot dead in a home robbery. Ibrahim Abubakar was approached by armed robbers inside his Abuja home before being killed. The 43-year-old Abubakar was the head of protocol for the Nigeria Football Federation, and is survived by his wife and three children. The Nigerian national team was in Pretoria Read More

Amla resigns as captain for South Africa

Hashim Amla has stepped down as South Africa’s captain. He first took the role from the outgoing Graeme Smith in 2014, with some skepticism. South Africa won their first three series under Amla, followed by a 0-0 draw in rainy Bangladesh and a 3-0 whitewash in India. However, in the second Test against England – Read More

Ex-Jays GM Anthopoulos to join Dodgers’ front office, say reports

Reports from ESPN and Fox Sports say former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been hired in a front office position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. What he’ll be doing isn’t yet known, but it does confirm an earlier statement by him that he would return to baseball. The 38-year-old Anthopoulos shocked Jays fans Read More

Finland beats Russia to take gold at World Juniors

Finland has won the IIHF World Junior Championships; the host country took gold by defeating Russia 4-3 in overtime at the final in Helsinki. The bronze medal went to the USA, who crushed Sweden 8-3. (Image source: CTV)

Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing in April

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will be hanging up his gloves soon. He confirms that he will be retiring in the spring to focus on a political career in the Philippines. Pacquiao, who lost that high-profile challenge to Floyd Mayweather back in May, had a boxing career lasting more than 20 years, with 57 wins, Read More

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