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Former FIFA official Chuck Blazer gets lifetime ban from football

Chuck Blazer, the former member of FIFA’s executive committee, has been banned from the sport for life at the national and international levels. The ban was imposed by FIFA’s ethics committee, who says Blazer committed “many and various acts of misconduct”. Blazer, who was the most senior American in global football, pleaded guilty to US Read More

Wimbledon: Serena to face Muguruza in final

Serena Williams booked her spot in the Wimbledon final; the top seed took two straight sets to beat Number 4 Maria Sharapova (6-2, 6-4). Serena’s challenger for the title is Garbiñe Muguruza, who reached her first ever Grand Slam final; the Spanish player defeated the Polish former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska (6-2, 3-6, 6-3). (Image source: Read More

CPL 2015: Amazon Warriors sink Patriots in rainy match

The Guyana Amazon Warriors beat the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots by 23 runs via Duckworth/Lewis at Warner Park. Scores: SKNP 158/6 from 20 overs: captain Marlon Samuels 61. GAW bowling: Ronsford Beaton 2/27 from 3, Marchant de Lange 2/44 from 3. GAW 146/2 from 16.4 overs (reduced target of 124 from 16.4 overs): Brad Read More

The Ashes: Moeen shines on second day in Cardiff

England’s Moeen Ali did enough to rattle the Australian side on day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Cardiff. Scores: England 1st innings 430 all out: Joe Root 134, Moeen Ali 77, Gary Ballance 61, Ben Stokes 52. Australia bowling: Mitchell Starc 5/114 from 24.1, Josh Hazlewood 3/83 from 23, Nathan Lyon 2/69 from Read More

Wimbledon: Pospisil ousted by Murray, while Wawrinka also exits

Vasek Pospisil’s Wimbledon hopes are over. The BC player was defeated in straight sets by Number 3 Andy Murray. Elsewhere, defending champion Novak Djokovic eliminated Marin Cilic, Roger Federer sent off Gilles Simon, and Frenchman Richard Gasquet stunned Number 4 seed Stan Wawrinka in a 5-set contest. (Image source: BBC)

CPL: Gayle breaks T20 record in Tallawahs’ victory

Chris Gayle made a little bit of T20 history at Sabina Park, where the Jamaica Tallawahs beat the St. Lucia Zouks by 9 wickets. Gayle hit an unbeaten 64 off 42 balls, with 3 fours and 5 sixes, becoming the first man to reach 8000 runs in the T20 format. Scores: Zouks 158/4 from 20 Read More

The Ashes: Root’s century gives England hope in Cardiff

A century from Joe Root gave England a strong start against Australia, in day one of the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, Wales. At close of play, Root’s 134 from only 166 balls put the Three Lions at 343/7 in the first innings. Root made a 4th wicket stand of 153 with Gary Ballance 61, Read More

Felix Doubront makes first season start for Jays against White Sox

Left-hander Felix Doubront makes his first start of the season for the Blue Jays in their second game against the White Sox tonight in Chicago. (Image source: Sportsnet)

Wimbledon: Serena sets up Sharapova semifinal contest

Top-seeded Serena Williams is off to the Wimbledon semifinals with a win over Victoria Azarenka. Serena will face Maria Sharapova, who downed unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe. In other action, Agnieszka Radwańska dismissed Madison Keys of the USA. The Polish 13th seed will now challenge Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who got past Swiss player Timea Bacsinszky. Read More

South Africa seize series 2-0 against Bangladesh

South Africa completed a 2-0 series whitewash after beating Bangladesh by 31 runs in the 2nd and final T20 clash in Mirpur. The visitors were 169/4 from 20 overs: wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock 44, AB de Villiers 40. Bowling for Bangladesh, Nasir Hossain picked up 2/26 from 4. Bangladesh made 138 all out; Soumya Sarkar Read More

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