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Windies to finish troubled 2014 tour of India

The West Indies are now clear to complete their tour of India, over a year after a controversial walkout by Windies players. WICB President Dave Cameron says they spoke with the BCCI to have India continue the series in the Caribbean in 2016. Back in October 2014, players from the West Indies abruptly abandoned their Read More

Premier League fixtures for December 26

Saturday, December 26 Stoke City vs Manchester United Aston Villa vs West Ham United Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Chelsea vs Watford Liverpool vs Leicester City Manchester City vs Sunderland Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City Newcastle United vs Everton Southampton vs Arsenal (Image source: The Guardian)

Premier League fixtures for November 21-23

Saturday, November 21 Watford vs Manchester United Chelsea vs Norwich City Everton vs Aston Villa Newcastle United vs Leicester City Southampton vs Stoke City Swansea City vs Bournemouth West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Manchester City vs Liverpool Sunday, November 22 Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United Monday, November 23 Crystal Palace vs Sunderland (Image source: Read More

Russia athletics ban to apply at 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland

The IAAF’s ban against athletes from Russia will extend to the World Indoor Championships next year. The event, from March 17 to 20 in Portland, Oregon, will be the first major competition without Russian representation. The country was recently barred from competing after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused them of widespread doping. Russia has Read More

WICB head Cameron turns down CARICOM meeting on board’s dissolution

Following calls to have the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) dissolved, the board’s president Dave Cameron said he was too busy to have a meeting with CARICOM leaders on the matter. Cameron was invited to an urgent meeting earlier this month by Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell to discuss a review panel’s report which calls Read More

Usain Bolt joins two Americans in IAAF Male Athlete award shortlist

Usain Bolt is one of three finalists who could receive the IAAF’s Male Athlete of the Year award. The Jamaican Olympic gold winning track star defended his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at this year’s World Championships in Beijing. Bolt is up against two Americans for the award. Ashton Eaton, the decathlete who won Read More

Bangalore rain forces draw in second Test

The second Test between South Africa and India has ended in a draw. The heavy Bangalore showers washed out what was supposed to be the 5th and final day’s play. Since day one, India were on 80 without loss in the first innings after South Africa were bowled out for 214. The match ended with Read More

FIFA rejects appeals against bans for Blatter, Platini

FIFA has turned down appeals against 90-day suspensions imposed on President Sepp Blatter and Vice-President Michel Platini. Both men were suspended by FIFA’s ethics committee amid corruption claims. They’ve denied wrongdoing, and could challenge the rejection of their appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Platini is one of seven candidates looking to succeed Read More

Germany-Netherlands friendly postponed because of security scare

A friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover has been postponed due to a bomb threat. The stadium was evacuated 90 minutes before kickoff, and reports say German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to attend. This is after the friendly in Brussels between Belgium and Spain was called off in the wake of Read More

Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retires from all formats internationally

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is retiring from all forms of international cricket. The 34-year-old is the fourth-highest Test wicket-taker for Australia, with 313 in the space of 73 matches. He also took 239 in 153 ODI appearances. Johnson was also a central figure in the Aussies’ 5-0 series sweep of the Ashes in 2013-14, Read More

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