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FIFA considers nine-year ban for Valcke

FIFA is recommending a nine-year ban from soccer activity for former secretary general Jerome Valcke. In October the Frenchman was provisionally suspended for 90 days over claims that he was planning to profit from World Cup ticket sales. Valcke is also dealing with bribery allegations, but has denied any wrongdoing. The proposed nine-year ban would Read More

Australia to skip U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh

Australia is pulling out of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh due to security concerns. The move echoes earlier actions by Australia’s senior team, who pulled out of their Bangladesh tour for the same reason in October last year. The ICC has called in Ireland as Australia’s replacement ahead of the tournament, which starts Read More

Gayle fined for comments in Big Bash League match interview

West Indies star player Chris Gayle has been fined almost $10,000 Canadian by his Big Bash League team, the Melbourne Renegades, for comments to an Australian TV reporter seen as sexist. This was during Monday’s BBL match with the Hobart Hurricanes. In an interview with Channel 10 reporter Mel McLaughlin, Gayle was commenting on McLaughlin’s Read More

Hiddink sees first EPL win for Chelsea, as Spurs draw at Everton

On Sunday, Chelsea secured their first English Premier League victory under manager Guus Hiddink, as they defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 inside Selhurst Park; and at Goodison Park, Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton. (Image source: BBC)

Zinedine Zidane named new boss at former club Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane will become the first French manager at Real Madrid, replaced Rafael Benitez, who’s been fired after only seven months in charge. Zidane was promoted after coaching the club’s ‘B’ team. The Frenchman was himself a former Real player, and was long considered a future boss at the Bernabeu, and now here he is, Read More

Scotland police probe death of English county cricketer Matthew Hobden

Police are investigating the death of Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden. The 22-year-old was found dead on a private property in northeastern Scotland on Saturday under “unexplained” circumstances. Hobden made his first-class debut in 2014, and was seen as having a potential future on the international stage for England. He represented Sussex in all formats until Read More

Smith, Ashwin end 2015 with number one titles

At least two cricketers will finish 2015 on a high note. Australia’s captain Steve Smith ends the year as the ICC’s number 1 Test batsman, after already being named the cricketer of the year, and Test cricketer of the year. Smith was ranked number 4 before the start of the second Test against the West Read More

Bolt, Serena honoured by International Sports Press Association

Jamaican sprinting champion Usain Bolt was named the Best Male Athlete of 2015 by the International Sports Press Association. This is the fifth time Bolt received the award, and he came up in front of other contenders, like Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and soccer maestro Lionel Messi of Argentina. The women’s award went to Read More

ESPN shows interest in hosting FIFA presidential debate

FIFA’s presidential hopefuls have reportedly been invited to a debate on live TV. says ESPN wants to host all five candidates at the event in London on January 29. At least one candidate is interested; Jerome Champagne has expressed his agreement to join in ahead of the FIFA presidential vote on February 26. (Image Read More

England cruise to massive Test victory over South Africa in Durban

South Africa has had trouble with the bat in their previous tour of India, and it looks like those same troubles came back for them on home soil. England thumped the host nation badly by 241 runs at the first Test in Durban. The South Africans’ pursuit of 416 for victory proved to be too Read More

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