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Dodgers name ex-Jays GM Anthopoulos as VP of baseball operations

The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced that former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is their new vice-president of baseball operations. Earlier reports said that the Montreal native would join the Dodgers front office, but it wasn’t yet known what he’d be doing. Anthopoulos left the Jays in October after their first playoff run in Read More

NFL to discuss potential return to Los Angeles

NFL owners are holding a series of talks with the league, with signs pointing to bringing football back to Los Angeles. Reports say the St. Louis Rams, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are holding two days of meetings, with an announcement to follow any time now. Coincidentally, the St. Louis Rams used Read More

Allen Stanford, jailed for fraud in ECB case, speaks out

Convicted fraudster Allen Stanford has spoken for the first time since 2009, when he was indicted for the second-largest investment scam in US history. In 2008, the Texas tycoon inked a multimillion dollar deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for a series of T20 matches in the Caribbean. But the ECB would Read More

Yaya Toure reacts angrily to CAF player of the year award snub

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure isn’t happy about failing to win the player of the year award from the Confederation of African Football. The Ivorian came in second to Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s the first from Gabon to take the award. In the Africa Cup of Nations, Toure was Ivory Coast captain when Read More

TFC to play first 8 MLS matches away from home

Toronto FC will be doing a lot of travelling at the start of this MLS season. Renovations at BMO Field will force them to play their first 8 games on the road, starting March 6 when they face the New York Red Bulls. TFC will return home on May 7 to host FC Dallas. (Image Read More

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

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