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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.

Powell doping hearing continues

Asafa Powell’s hearing relating to doping allegations is underway, and the Jamaican athlete’s legal is asking for proof of qualification from Dr. Paul Wright, the JADCO-appointed official inspecting Powell’s urine sample at the National Trials. Wright, along with Sherone Simpson, is expected to take the stand in the two-day session. Last year, a number of Read More

Windies women name 15-player squad for ODI tour of New Zealand

The West Indies Women’s cricket squad have selected 15 players for their 8-match ODI tour of New Zealand, and Jamaican right-arm slow-bowler Vanessa Watts will be the sole newcomer. Watts, along with captain Merissa Aguillera, will be joined by Shemaine Campbell, Shanel Daley, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-ann King, wicket-keeper Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Read More

Venus Williams exits first round of Australian Open

Venus Williams has left the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne after losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one. Makarova had defeated her sister Serena in the fourth round of the same tournament back in 2012.

Toronto FC announces new signings

Toronto FC held a press conference to announce two new additions to the squad, one of them being Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur. Defoe will earn about C$160,000 a week over a four-year contract. Also joining the club will be American international Michael Bradley, who comes from the Italian side Roma.

Simpson hearing to be pushed to February

The doping hearing for Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson will be held back until February 4 and 5. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission is still waiting on the final test results from a lab in Kentucky to see if Simpson consumed the banned substance oxilofrine. Simpson’s former MVP teammate Asafa Powell will face the JADCO panel next Read More

Toronto FC anticipates renewal with new signings

Toronto FC is preparing to turn things around for its team. Sources are confirming that two new additions are coming in from Europe. Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley of Italian side AS Roma will be joining TFC. Also, Dwayne De Rosario returns to the club after a 2013 stint in Washington DC. He Read More

Former WICB president to receive knighthood

Former West Indies Cricket Board president Dr. Julian Hunte is due to be knighted. The St. Lucia government announced that the knighthood will be given for Hunte’s contribution to St. Lucia and to the Caribbean at large in terms of sports, politics and diplomacy. Hunte, who led the WICB from 2007 to 2013, is the Read More

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