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BCCI head Jagmohan Dalmiya dies at 75

Jagmohan Dalmiya, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died in hospital last night after suffering a heart attack this week; he was 75 years old. Dalmiya was admitted to the Kolkata hospital on Thursday after complaining of chest pain. He reportedly became unstable in critical care on Sunday morning, and Read More

FIFA secretary general Valcke reportedly sought pay-off

Reports are saying that FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tried, and failed, to secure a pay-off worth millions before his suspension. Valcke was put on leave yesterday after allegations that he was scheming to sell World Cup tickets for above face value. The Frenchman, who has three years left on his contract at FIFA, has Read More

Windies batsman Chanderpaul honoured with Indo-Caribbean award

West Indies Test batsman Shiv Chanderpaul has received the Icon Award from the Indo-Caribbean Alliance at a ceremony held in New York City, where the Alliance is based. The Guyanese veteran says he’s pleased to be one of four people to take this honour. Chanderpaul has made more than 11,000 runs in 164 Tests, meaning Read More

BCCI head Dalmiya hospitalized for heart attack, now in stable condition

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya was sent to hospital after suffering a heart attack, but is reportedly now in stable condition. The hospital in Kolkata says the 75-year-old Dalmiya was admitted Thursday night with chest pains, and doctors did work on his coronary artery. They also say he’s improving but remains in critical care. There is Read More

Premier League fixtures for September 19-20

Saturday, September 19 Chelsea vs Arsenal Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion Bournemouth vs Sunderland Newcastle United vs Watford Stoke City vs Leicester City Swansea City vs Everton Manchester City vs West Ham United Sunday, September 20 Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace Liverpool vs Norwich City Southampton vs Manchester United (Image source: The Guardian)

Ex-VP of FIFA Eugenio Figueredo to be extradited to US

A Uruguayan official arrested in the FIFA corruption scandal is due to be extradited to the US. Swiss authorities say former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes connected to future Copa America tournaments, plus the one that took place this year in Chile. He’s also accused of faking Read More

Windies’ Jason Holder not worried about Test captaincy ahead of Sri Lanka trip

West Indies Test captain Jason Holder says he’ll be ready for his new role in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. The 23-year-old fast bowler, who’s also the ODI captain, has only appeared in eight Tests and 33 one-day matches, but he isn’t going to let that affect his leadership. Holder replaced Denesh Ramdin as Read More

Habs star P.K. Subban donates $10 million to Montreal Children’s Hospital

P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens is doing good for his city outside the rink. The Habs star defenseman made a 10 million dollar pledge to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and it’s said to be the largest donation by a pro athlete in Canadian history. To honour him, a section of the hospital has been Read More

New MLS franchise Los Angeles Football Club unveiled

There’s going to be a new MLS franchise in Southern California, called Los Angeles Football Club. The club, whose name has just been made official, will provide a crosstown rival for 5-time champions LA Galaxy, and they’ll have a new stadium in downtown Los Angeles, just in time for their 2018 debut. (Image source: ESPN Read More

Dislocated thumb leaves Ansari’s England Test debut in limbo

Just hours after his first ever Test call-up for England’s series against Pakistan, the 23-year-old Surrey allrounder Zafar Ansari injured his thumb while fielding in day two of a County Championship match against Lancashire. The injury is confirmed to be an open dislocation, and will be assessed in the coming days. Still, Ansari hopes to Read More

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