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Australia to tune up for World T20 by playing South Africa

Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Australia will prepare for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India with a three-match Twenty20 series in South Africa early next year. The series will be squeezed in between Australia's Test tour of New Zealand in February and the World T20 in India, which starts on March 11, reports cricket.com.au. The encounters against South Africa will be the three of the sev...

18 days ago
Higgins wins snooker Welsh Open

Cardiff, Feb 23 (IANS) John Higgins won the Welsh Open for a record fourth time by beating Ben Woollaston 9-3 in the final here. The victory also Sunday completed a ranking title drought of 29 months since the 2012 Shanghai Masters, reports Xinhua. The 39-year-old improved his career tally of ranking titles to 26, just behind Ronnie O'Sullivan (27) and Steve Davis (28). He pocket...

19 days ago
India must get their calculations right

On the eve of their key World Cup match against South Africa, India have to look at the results of Saturday's two matches in planning out their strategy carefully to get their calculations right. Pakistan, whom India beat in their tournament opener, were thrashed by the West Indies, who in their previous game had lost badly to Ireland. And the Group A match between Australia and Banglade...

22 days ago
O'Sullivan loses in third round of Welsh Open snooker

Cardiff, Feb 19 (IANS) Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten by local hero Matthew Stevens 4-3 in the third round of the Welsh Open snooker tournament here. Both players missed numerous chances in the thriller as Stevens ended a run of nine consecutive defeats against the five-time world champion Wednesday, reports Xinhua. I missed a chance to go 3-2 up, but then I was ...

25 days ago
World Cup: South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare

Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb 15 (IANS) Minnows Zimbabwe put up a brave fight against one of the pre-tournament favourites South Africa but in the end were bowled out for 277 in 48.2 overs, falling 63 runs short in a Pool B encounter of the ICC World Cup at the Seddon Park here Sunday. An unbeaten double century stand between David Miller (138 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (115 not out) he...

26 days ago
World Cup: Miller, Duminy propel South Africa to 339/4

Hamilton, Feb 15 (IANS) An unbeaten double century stand between David Miller (138 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (115 not out) helped South Africa score a mammoth 339 for four against Zimbabwe in a Pool B encounter of the ICC World Cup at the Seddon Park here Sunday. The 256-run unbeaten partnership off just 178 balls between Duminy and Miller became the highest partnership for the fifth...

1 month ago
Ajmal, Gazi bowling actions are legal: ICC

Dubai, Feb 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday confirmed that following remedial work and retests, the bowling actions of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh have been found to be legal, and the players can resume bowling in international cricket. In advance of any retest, a player who has been banned from bowling in international cricket, is require...

1 month ago
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...

1 month 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.

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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.<...

2 months ago
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...

3 months ago
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,...

3 months ago
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 ...

3 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 ...

3 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...

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