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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.

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.

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