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West Ham midfielder Morrison agrees to Lazio deal

London, Jan 25 (IANS) West Ham United FC midfielder Ravel Morrison has agreed to join Lazio in the summer on a free transfer. The 21-year-old's deal expires at the end of the season and he has agreed to a contract with the Serie A side although it is yet to be signed, reports dailymail.co.uk. Morrison has been in dispute with West Ham and has spent time in previous seasons at Bi...

9 days ago
AFCON 2015 set to kick off in Equatorial Guinea

Bata (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 17 (IANS) The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicks off Saturday in the Equatorial Guinea town of Bata . The hosts will hope to start the event on a winning note when they face Congo at the Estadio de Bata Stadium, reports Xinhua. After the country's leader offered 40,000 tickets to the local supporters, a lot is expected from the home side.

20 days ago
Rio set to add Olympic football venue

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 6 (IANS) Organisers in Rio are considering adding an extra venue to the 2016 Olympic football tournament. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasilia are already guaranteed to host matches during the event, the Games' top official said Monday, reports Xinhua. Local organising committee president Carlos Nuzman said a sixth venue could be ch...

28 days ago
Beckford, Jones score but earn contrasting results

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Jamaican forward Jermaine Beckford's second goal in nine days was enough to earn Preston North End a share of the points against Crewe but in-form Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones's third goal in four games came too late to save Cardiff City from a hiding at the hands of Watford. Playing in League One, the 31-year-old Beckford levelled for Preston to snatch a 1-1 d...

1 month ago
Van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Man-U: Solskjaer

Manchester, Dec 19 (IANS) Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endorsed Louis van Gaal's strong personality, saying the Dutchman possesses the kind of mentality his ex-club requires. The Dutchman replaced mis-fit David Moyes at Old Trafford at the beginning of the new season in August and has led the Red Devils to third place in the English Premier League table after a run of six cons...

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Manchester United have the loudest fans

London, Dec 18 (IANS) Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away matches and were fortunate to secure three points then, reports the dailymail.co.u...

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ECB proposes Lord's as venue for 2019 world cup final

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019. The venue will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in 2017. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will also recommend to the ICC that the semi-finals in the 2019 World Cup should be allocated...

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ECB proposes venues for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

London, Dec 17 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has proposed The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff as the venues for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, following the successful formula of the event staged last year. ECB's head of global events Steve Elworthy said: The format and the venues in 2013 proved extremely popular and the fans turned out in record numbers for the event.<...

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Jones nets seventh goal but Cardiff lose thriller

London, Dec 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones notched his seventh goal of the English Championship season but it was not enough to save Cardiff City from a 3-5 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth. Playing at the Goldsands Stadium Saturday, Cardiff found themselves 1-3 down at half-time and never recovered, plunging to their seventh loss of the season to remain...

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Two remanded over British jihadi's passport to Syria

London, Dec 4 (IANS) Two men have been remanded in custody and charged with helping a 17-year-old leave Britain for the conflict in Syria. Kristen Arne Brekke, also known as Kaleem, 18, from Grangetown, Cardiff, and Forhad Rahman, 20, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court Wednesday, BBC reported. They are accused of assisting Aseel Muthana,...

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English FA charges Wigan chairman for racist comments

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has been charged by the Football Association (FA) over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people in an interview. It is alleged that his original statements were abusive and/or insulting and/or constitute improper conduct and/or bring the game into disrepute, reports Xinhua. Whelan made the comments to the Guardian ...

2 months ago
Cardiff City owner accuses Wigan chairman, manager of racism

LONDON, Nov 22 (IANS) English football club Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has accused Wigan counterpart Dave Whelan and newly-appointed manager Malky Mackay of being racists. The Malaysian businessman, who is a Chinese, criticised Whelan for using derogatory comments about Jews and the word chink in an interview with a national newspaper, reports Xinhua. Whelan has denied being ...

2 months ago
Mechanism to control 'cellular death switch' discovered

London, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered mechanisms which control a new form of premature cell death in living tissue, opening up the possibility of new treatment for a number of diseases, says a new research. Till now, ferroptosis was a form of cell death identified only in cancer cells. New findings show that this kind of cell death can also be triggered in healthy cell...

2 months ago
Three women in Britain jailed for sham marriages

London, Nov 18 (IANS) A court in Wales has sentenced three women who were involved in planning sham marriages to help non-European Union (EU) people stay in Britain, according to local reports. Lithuania-born woman, Audrone Siniciene, 49, of Peterborough, was Monday given two years and nine months in prison by the Cardiff Crown Court, Xinhua reported. The ringleader organised six sham we...

2 months ago
Jones nets sixth of season as Cardiff cruise

Cardiff (Wales), Nov 2 (IANS/CMC) Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones came off the bench to score his sixth goal of the football season and help fire Cardiff City to a 3-1 victory over Leeds in the English Championship. The 30-year-old scored seven minutes from time to make the game safe for the hosts, after they had seen their two-goal cushion reduced at the Cardiff City Stadium Saturday,...

3 months ago
ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson

Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said Tuesday the game had reached the straw that broke the camel's back with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its controversial crackdown on chucking. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake and Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya are among those who have been bann...

3 months ago
Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre

Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action. The ICC took the decision after assessing several criteria at the venues which include an indoor area large enough to allow a playe...

4 months ago
Jones among stars called up for Caribbean Cup qualifiers

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Sep 28 (IANS/CMC) Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones leads an array of international stars called up for Trinidad and Tobago's Caribbean Cup campaign starting here next month. Jones, who has played for English Premiership sides Stoke City and Sunderland, will be joined by the likes of the overseas-based Khaleem Hyland, Lester Peltier, Kevin Molino, Andre Boucard...

4 months ago
Three Irish Sea cities named as world's friendliest

London, Sep 26 (IANS) Three Irish Sea cities have been named the friendliest cities in the world. The traveller handbook, Rough Guides, asked globe trotters to vote for the friendliest cities they have visited, Xinhua reported. Glasgow topped the list while its Irish neighbour across the Irish Sea, Dublin, came second. Liverpool in north England was in fourth place. <...

4 months ago
Bangladesh seamer Al-Amin reported for a suspect action

Castries (St. Lucia), Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) Bangladesh seamer Al-Amin Hossain has been reported for a suspect action after his team suffered a 10-wicket loss to the West Indies in the first Test. Al-Amin has 21 days to have his action tested at an ICC accredited facility either in Cardiff or Brisbane, reports CMC. Bangladesh's team manager Habibul Bashar said Wednesday Al-Amin will c...

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