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Sammy out as Windwards captain in Regional Super 50

In West Indies Regional Super 50 news, Darren Sammy is out as captain of defending champions the Windward Islands. The all-rounder was scheduled to play but pulled out due to injury. In his place will be fellow all-rounder Craig Emmanuel, and Liam Sebastian will take over as Windwards captain.

Cook to decide on ending ODI captaincy

Alastair Cook said that he would consider quitting as the ODI captain for Team England. He thought about it after their nightmare in Australia, where the English faced a 5-0 Ashes defeat, followed by 3 ODI losses. But many are urging him to stay on board in ODI and in Test cricket, including all-rounder Ravi Read More

Serena shut out, Bouchard advances in 4th round of Australian Open

In the 4th round of the Australian Open, Serena Williams has been knocked out after a loss to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. However, Canada’s own Eugenie Bouchard made it through, beating Australia’s Casey Dellacqua. Also, Victoria Azarenka beat Sloane Stephens of the USA, and Agnieszka Radwanska took out Garbine Muguruza of Spain. In men’s singles, Read More

Serena delivers record performance in fifth day of Australian Open

It’s another scorching day of action in Melbourne as the Australian Open continues. In women’s singles, Serena Williams is enjoying another win as she dismissed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia; she also made a record for the most career victories at the Open. Canada’s own Eugenie Bouchard was also successful after beating Lauren Davis of the Read More

Second round of Australian Open concludes

In the second round at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova moves on after beating Italy’s Karin Knapp, and Victoria Azarenka beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. On the men’s side, number one Rafael Nadal defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia, Roger Federer beat Slovenia’s Blaz Kavcic, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, and Read More

Powell case adjourned until February

In Jamaica, the anti-doping case for Asafa Powell has been adjourned after the two-day session was deemed inadequate. On Wednesday, Powell’s close friend Gregory Plummer testified, saying that he and the athlete had researched the supplement Epiphany D1. Asked why he helped Powell research this substance and not the others, Plummer replied that the name Read More

Man United: Van Persie stands by Moyes

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has thrown his support behind his manager David Moyes in addressing the club’s shaky season. In Moyes’ first season at United, they reached the Champions League final 16 and the League Cup semi-finals, but they’re now 7th in the Premier League table and they’re not in the FA Cup. Read More

American Cricket Federation names advisory board

The American Cricket Federation has appointed a seven-member advisory board as a challenge to the USA Cricket Association, the sport’s national governing body as recognized by the ICC. The ACF board includes former cricketers such as Michael Holding of Jamaica and Australia’s Ian Chappell. Also on the panel is former Guyanese batsman Alvin Kallicharran, who, Read More

Powell claims he was injected by trainer in doping hearing

In the latest news from the Asafa Powell doping trial, the athlete testified to being given injections administered by physical trainer Chris Xuereb after a hamstring injury. Powell adds he was unaware that he would have banned substances in his system, and that a doctor in Germany had given him the same injection with no Read More

Man United’s Moyes agrees to misconduct charge by FA

Manchester United manger David Moyes has accepted a misconduct charge from the FA following the 2-1 League Cup loss at Sunderland last Tuesday. Moyes faces a possible fine for questioning the referees’ decisions against his club, calling them “terrible”. He had requested not to attend the hearing for the charge.

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