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Kiwi spinner suspended from bowling in international cricket

Dubai, July 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that most of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of toler...

11 hours ago
India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow

Glasgow, July 22 (IANS) India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with allegations of corruption and missed deadlines but the stupendous success of the ...

16 hours ago
Scientists spot 108 genes linked to schizophrenia

Washington, July 22 (IANS) In pathbreaking work, a team of researchers has linked 108 genetic locations to schizophrenia. The feat was achieved by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) - a collaboration of more than 80 institutions. Hundreds of researchers from the PGC pooled samples from more than 1,50,000 people, of whom 36,989 had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This...

1 month ago
Sammy takes Glamorgan to last-ball victory

Cardiff (Wales), May 31 (IANS/CMC) Deposed West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy made a winning start to life at Glamorgan when he helped the Welsh county to an exciting five-wicket victory over Sussex in the English Twenty20 Blast here. Set 179 for victory, Glamorgan levelled the scores with three balls left in the game, with Sammy on strike. However, fast bowler Yasir Arafat kept t...

1 month ago
Sammy to play Twenty20 for Glamorgan

Cardiff (Wales), May 28 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy will turn out for Glamorgan in the English domestic Twenty20 championship, the Welsh club has announced. The Windward Islands all-rounder has been cleared by the West Indies Cricket Board and has received work permit approval from English authorities, and could be in action as early as this Friday when Glamorgan...

1 month ago
Losing sense of smell may hamper sex life too

London, May 27 (IANS) Losing your sense of smell can not only affect your taste and diet but also your sex life. Our sense of smell may help determine our choice of partners in the first place, said Tim Jacob, emeritus professor in smell and taste at Cardiff University in Britain. Some people with anosmia - the inability to perceive odour - report a loss of libido. Smell is a ...

2 months ago
When love outgrows hate on twitter

London, May 23 (IANS) Do you begin your day with a friendly, lovable tweet? You are among millions who are spreading the message of love on twitter - slowing the flow of hateful messages on the social media platform. According to British researchers, positive tweets after any terror attack are far greater in number. Our findings show social media platforms, in particular Twitter, may...

2 months ago
Man City steal Premier League title, Liverpool falter again

London, May 12 - For the second time in their history Manchester City lifted the Premier League title, in one of the tightest finishes of the English football season. But for Liverpool it was a case of being so near, yet so far. The final day scenes Sunday at the Etihad Stadium were not as dramatic as in 2012 when an injury time winner by Sergio Aguero snatched the title from City's bitter ...

2 months ago
English Premier League final standings

London, May 12 - Following are the final standings of the English Premier League after the last round's matches Sunday -, according to Xinhua. Man City 38 27 5 6 102 37 86 champions Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50 84 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 82 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41 79 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39 72

2 months ago
Premier League standings ahead of final day

London, May 9 - Following are the standings of English Premier League ahead of Sunday's matches, the last day of the 2013/2014 season -, according to Xinhua. Man City 37 26 5 6 100 37 83 Liverpool 37 25 6 6 99 49 81 Chelsea 37 24 7 6 69 26 79 Arsenal 37 23 7 7 66 41 76 Everton 37 20 9 8 59 39 69 Spurs ...

2 months ago
Chelsea midfielder Ramires to miss rest of Premier League season

London, April 25 - Brazilian midfielder Ramires has been handed a four-match domestic ban after he accepted having caught Sebastian Larsson in the face with a flailing arm in Chelsea's shock defeat to Premier League bottom club Sunderland. The incident took place April 19 in a crucial Premier League tie that all but ended Chelsea's fight for the league title. Ramires' misdemeanour w...

3 months ago
`Increasing alcohol price can slow down serious violence'

London, April 23 - Increasing alcohol prices can dramatically cut down serious violence, a pioneering research shows. Rising alcohol price and decline in binge drinking is behind a dramatic 12 percent fall in the number of people injured in serious violence across England and Wales last year. Binge drinking has become less frequent. After decades in which alcohol has become more affo...

3 months ago
English Premier League result

London, April 22 - The results of the English Premier League results after a match was played Monday were as follows, according to Xinhua. The results: Manchester City bt West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Played Sunday Everton bt Manchester United 2-0 Hull City lost to Arsenal 3-0 Norwich City lost to Liverpool 3-2 Played Saturday:

3 months ago
India-born man jailed in Britain for fake marriage racket

London, April 19 - An India-born man was sentenced to nearly four-and-a-half years in jail by a British court for running a fake marriage racket in the country, media reported. Harpal Singh, 51, along with three other defendants, admitted to arranging sham marriages across Britain before the Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, the Daily Record reported Friday. Harpal Singh, who was arrest...

4 months ago
English Premier League standings

London, March 23 - Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches - according to Xinhua: Chelsea 31 21 6 4 62 23 69 Liverpool 30 20 5 5 82 38 65 Man City 28 20 3 5 76 27 63 Arsenal 30 19 5 6 53 34 62 Everton 29 15 9 5 43 30 54 Tottenham 30 16 5 9 37 38 53 Ma...

6 months ago
Queen's baton relay arrives in Ghana

Accra, Jan 4 - The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Ghana from Sierra Leone. The baton relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been a part of the Games programme since the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games in Wales, reports Xinhua. The baton arrived Friday night at Ghana's Kotoka International Airport on a Kenyan Airways flight from Sier...

6 months ago
Solskjaer appointed Cardiff City manager

London, Jan 2 - Former Manchester United footballer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Cardiff City's new manager, replacing Malky Mackay. The 40-year-old, who watched Cardiff City's 0-2 loss to Arsenal Wednesday, met his new squad at the club's training ground Thursday and then was unveiled to the media at the stadium, reports Xinhua. It is a fantastic challenge. Cardiff a...

6 months ago
Ghana to host Glasgow 2014 Queen's baton relay

Accra, Dec 31 - Ghana will host the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay this week, minister of youth and sports Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah said here Monday. The Queen's Baton Relay is the traditional curtain raiser to the Commonwealth Games and has been an inclusion in the Games program since the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games in Wales. Briefing the media on the programme lined-up for the ev...

6 months ago
Premier League manager Mackay sacked

London, Dec 28 - The Premier League club Cardiff City relieved the manager Malky Mackay of his duties Friday. Before the decision, Cardiff, who suffered a 3-0 home defeat by Southampton on Boxing Day, were only one point above the relegation zone in the table of English top-flight, reported Xinhua. The Board of Directors at Cardiff City Football Club have relieved Malky Mackay of his...

8 months ago
Dhyan Chand deserved Bharat Ratna before Sachin: Milkha

Noida, Nov 23 - India's athletics icon Milkha Singh is glad that the doors have been opened for sportspersons to receive India's highest civilian award -- Bharat Ratna -- but would have been happier if hockey legend Dhyan Chand was the first recipient instead of Sachin Tendulkar. I am very happy that the doors have opened for sportspersons. But I think the first Bharat Ratna should have bee...

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