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Amla resigns as captain for South Africa

Hashim Amla has stepped down as South Africa's captain. He first took the role from the outgoing Graeme Smith in 2014, with some skepticism. South Africa won their first three series under Amla, followed by a 0-0 draw in rainy Bangladesh and a 3-0 whitewash in India....

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FIFA considers nine-year ban for Valcke

FIFA is recommending a nine-year ban from soccer activity for former secretary general Jerome Valcke. In October the Frenchman was provisionally suspended for 90 days over claims that he was planning to profit from World Cup ticket sales. Valcke is also dealing with...

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Smith, Ashwin end 2015 with number one titles

At least two cricketers will finish 2015 on a high note. Australia's captain Steve Smith ends the year as the ICC's number 1 Test batsman, after already being named the cricketer of the year, and Test cricketer of the year. Smith was ranked number 4 before the start...

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