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Ireland survive third ODI but Zimbabwe claim series

Ireland rallied to claim a consolation victory in Harare; they defeated Zimbabwe by 2 wickets at the 3rd and final ODI match. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 187; Sean Williams 51 and Sikandar Raza 50 led the charge. Bowling for Ireland, man of the match Tim Murtagh picked up 4/32 from 10. The visitors responded Read More

Unbeaten century by Pakistan’s Malik rattles England

Pakistan were anchored by an unbeaten century from Shoaib Malik in day one of the first Test against England at Abu Dhabi. Malik, playing his first Test since 2010, hit 124 not out as part of Pakistan’s first-innings score of 286/4 at close of play on day one. That same century was linked to Mohammad Read More

Blatter appeals 90-day suspension from FIFA

FIFA’s embattled President Sepp Blatter is appealing against his suspension. Blatter was banned for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee in the wake of corruption claims levelled against him. Also facing the same ban are vice-president Michel Platini and secretary general Jerome Valcke; all three men deny any wrongdoing. (Image source: BBC)

Windies show signs of things to come in Sri Lanka practice match

The West Indies were showing what they’re made of in the opener to a 3-day practice match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in Colombo. At close of play on day 1, the Windies are 127/6 in the first innings, with Shai Hope on 24 and the wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin on 5; opener Kraigg Brathwaite Read More

Sikandar Raza stays unbeaten as Zimbabwe claim ODI opener against Ireland

It was a tight contest, but Sikandar Raza held on to give Zimbabwe a 2-wicket victory over Ireland at the first ODI match in Harare. The Irishmen posted 219/8 from their 50 overs; wicketkeeper Gary Wilson made 70 not out, and Ed Joyce 53. Zimbabwe bowler Wellington Masakadza, the brother of Hamilton, made his ODI Read More

Rainy conditions spoil 3rd T20 at Kolkata as South Africa seize series

The 3rd and final T20 match between India and South Africa has been abandoned without a ball bowled, due to a wet outfield at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This leaves the Proteas with a 2-0 series victory; one of their men, JP Duminy, was named the player of the series. (Image source: ESPN Cricinfo)

Jurgen Klopp agrees to 3-year deal at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has signed a three-year deal as Liverpool’s newest manager. The German has been taking a break since leaving Borussia Dortmund in May. Klopp will now replace Brendan Rodgers, who was fired this weekend after three-and-a-half years at Anfield. As it stands now, Liverpool are in tenth place in the Premier League table. (Image Read More

FIFA President Blatter faces 90-day provisional suspension

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is facing a provisional suspension of 90 days by the ethics committee, amid the investigation for criminal mismanagement. This was after Chung Mong-joon, who’s running for the leadership role, said he plans to sue Blatter for embezzlement. The president, who will step down from FIFA in February, has denied any wrongdoing. Read More

Over 3,800 positive results found in doping tests, say WADA figures

New figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found more than 3,800 samples containing banned substances. The samples come from over 280,000 tests carried out globally last year. Surprisingly, this is actually a 10 percent drop from 2013. The athletics world has been suffering from widespread doping claims for some time; this year’s IAAF World Read More

Windies await Sri Lanka series amid heavy rainfall

The West Indies’ 3-day practice match against Sri Lanka has been postponed by a day due to inclement weather. The match, which was supposed to start Thursday, will now begin on Friday. The Windies arrived in Sri Lanka on the first day of October, but they’ve been practising indoors due to the heavy rain. The Read More

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