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Zinedine Zidane named new boss at former club Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane will become the first French manager at Real Madrid, replaced Rafael Benitez, who’s been fired after only seven months in charge. Zidane was promoted after coaching the club’s ‘B’ team. The Frenchman was himself a former Real player, and was long considered a future boss at the Bernabeu, and now here he is, Read More

Scotland police probe death of English county cricketer Matthew Hobden

Police are investigating the death of Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden. The 22-year-old was found dead on a private property in northeastern Scotland on Saturday under “unexplained” circumstances. Hobden made his first-class debut in 2014, and was seen as having a potential future on the international stage for England. He represented Sussex in all formats until Read More

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 of the second Test against the West Read More

Bolt, Serena honoured by International Sports Press Association

Jamaican sprinting champion Usain Bolt was named the Best Male Athlete of 2015 by the International Sports Press Association. This is the fifth time Bolt received the award, and he came up in front of other contenders, like Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and soccer maestro Lionel Messi of Argentina. The women’s award went to Read More

ESPN shows interest in hosting FIFA presidential debate

FIFA’s presidential hopefuls have reportedly been invited to a debate on live TV. says ESPN wants to host all five candidates at the event in London on January 29. At least one candidate is interested; Jerome Champagne has expressed his agreement to join in ahead of the FIFA presidential vote on February 26. (Image Read More

England cruise to massive Test victory over South Africa in Durban

South Africa has had trouble with the bat in their previous tour of India, and it looks like those same troubles came back for them on home soil. England thumped the host nation badly by 241 runs at the first Test in Durban. The South Africans’ pursuit of 416 for victory proved to be too Read More

Blue Jays named Canadian Press Team of the Year

The Toronto Blue Jays have been named the Canadian Press Team of the Year for 2015, as chosen by broadcasters and editors. And perhaps it’s no surprise: the Jays won the American League East title this past season, before ending a 22-year playoff drought. They went on to beat the Texas Rangers in the AL Read More

Ex-Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek dies at 47

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died, just days after a cardiac arrest in his homeland, the Czech Republic. The 47-year-old collapsed on December 20 while jogging. He was then sent to hospital in an induced coma and eventually passed away. Srnicek was a big favourite for Newcastle fans, especially during his first time Read More

Pakistan’s Yasir Shah suspended after failed doping test

Pakistan spin bowler Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended by the ICC after testing positive for a banned substance. This was based on a sample taken from Yasir in his country’s 2nd ODI against England on November 13. He’s barred from being part of international matches or games set up by a national cricket board Read More

Windies coach Simmons laments star players’ absence from Test series

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons is speaking out about missing his star players in their current tour of Australia. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Andre Russell are down under, but not as Windies players; instead they’re in the Big Bash League. Simmons says it’s frustrating that they have yet to play a Read More

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