The G Drive with Red


Ex-T&T footballer Nakhid to appeal FIFA rejection of presidential bid

Former Trinidad and Tobago international David Nakhid is appealing FIFA’s decision to remove him as a presidential candidate for the February 26 election. The decision was made because Nakhid only got four valid nominations, when he needed five. He’s taking his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where a decision on the matter Read More

Musa Bility of Liberia stricken from FIFA president candidates’ list

Musa Bility, head of the Liberian Football Association, has been kicked out of the FIFA presidential race because of a problem from two years ago. Bility was banned from soccer for six months in 2013 for using confidential documents in a legal case involving the Confederation of African Football. That leaves five approved candidates: Prince Read More

South Africa’s Philander exits India Test series early due to ankle injury

South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the current Test series in India after a left ankle injury during practice. Doctors say he’s flying back to Cape Town this weekend, and he’ll have to rest for at least 6 to 8 weeks. They’re hoping he’ll be ready in time for the Read More

Russia athletics body to admit to some claims in WADA report

The Russian Athletic Federation says they plan to admit to some of the charges made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), who released a report accusing Russia of state-sponsored doping. Their admission means that the country can avoid a ban from athletics, especially with the Summer Olympics coming next year in Rio de Janeiro. Still, Read More

Simmons reinstated as Windies head coach

The West Indies have reinstated their head coach Phil Simmons, who has apologized for his comments about the team selection. Simmons was suspended in September after he questioned why Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were left out by selectors once again. He has since made a public apology to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Read More

FIFA boss Blatter hospitalized for “small breakdown”

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in hospital for what’s been called a “small breakdown”. It’s apparently stress-related and he’s expected to make a full recovery. The 79-year-old Blatter is fighting his 90-day suspension imposed by the FIFA ethics committee amid claims of financial misconduct. His term ends on February 26, when an election is held Read More

Younis Khan of Pakistan retires from one-day cricket

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is retiring from the one-day format, following the first ODI against England in Abu Dhabi (Pakstan won the match by six wickets). The 37 year old scored over 7,200 runs – including 7 centuries – in 265 ODI matches since his debut in 2000. Younis is also Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in Read More

Ex-Blue Jay Jose Reyes charged with domestic violence

Former Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested in Hawaii and charged with domestic violence. Police say he was staying at a resort with his wife Katherine late last month when they started arguing. He then allegedly grabbed her by the throat and threw her into a glass door. Reyes’ current team, the Colorado Rockies, Read More

Former IAAF boss Diack suspended from IOC honorary membership

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack has been provisionally suspended as an honorary member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC). Diack is accused by French authorities of taking bribes to protect doping athletes. This follows a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency accusing Russia of widespread doping. The IAAF was implicated in that report. Diack has Read More

Ex-Gunner Patrick Vieira named NYCFC head coach

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is now head coach at New York City FC. The Frenchman signed a 3-year deal to replace Jason Kreis starting January 1. Vieira was part of France’s national team when they won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. His last job was overseeing the Elite Development Squad at Manchester Read More

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