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FIFA sacks Valcke as Secretary General

The FIFA Emergency Committee has sacked Jerome Valcke from the post of Secretary General of the world’s football governing body. Confirming the news, FIFA said that their Emergency Committee had decided to dismiss Valcke with immediate effect, terminating his employment relation, Sport24 reported. The 55-year-old was earlier handed a provisional suspension from football-related activities for his alleged involvement in a ... Read More »

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis equal record for most wins in a row; reach Sydney semis

Sydney: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their dream run of form, winning their 28th doubles match in a row after they overcame Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of WTA Sydney International semifinals with a straight set triumph. The run of 28 consecutive wins equals the world record for the longest doubles winning streak since ... Read More »

Sania Mirza ahead of Martina Hingis in rankings

India’s Sania Mirza continues to top the women’s double chart while her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland maintained her second spot in the latest tennis WTA rankings issued today. Sania is atop the list with 11395 points while Hingis has 11355 points in her kitty.  Sania and Martina, the world number one women’s doubles team, have stitched a 26-match winning ... Read More »

`Disappointed` Bale speaks out post Benitez’s sacking

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has expressed disappointment over the sacking of Rafael Benitez as a manager, saying that it was really sad to see him go. “I had a very good relationship with Rafa, obviously it was a big disappointment to see him go,” Bale was quoted as saying by Benitez was replaced by former French great Zinedine ... Read More »

Federer sets up Raonic showdown at Brisbane International

Top-seeded Roger Federer displayed a dominant performance as he swept aside Dominic Thiem in straight sets to storm into the finals of Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion claimed a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over the Austrian in a semi-final clash that lasted for an hour. Reflecting on his performance, Federer said that it ... Read More »

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win 25th doubles match in a row

World No.1 women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won their 25th match in a row, beating Andreja Klepac and Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 7-5, at the Brisbane International on Friday. The top seeds at the Premier-level tournament faced some resistance from the No.4 seeds, who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and, after dropping the first set, ... Read More »

Wawrinka Powers Past Garcia-Lopez In Chennai

Stan Wawrinka stretched his winning streak at the Aircel Chennai Open to 10 matches, prevailing 6-4,6-4 against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Friday. The top seed secured the win in 77 minutes and improved to 7-3 in the FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry. Wawrinka’s serving power was on display, as he fired 14 aces and only dropped seven points when he landed a ... Read More »

MHA dubs DDCA probe committee as `unconditional`

The Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA) on Friday declared that the probe committee formed by Delhi Government to look into the affairs of the Delhi and District Cricket Board ( DDCA) was `unconditional and illegal`. In an open letter to Delhi government, Lt Governor’s Secretariat SCL Das questioned the formation of committee, saying that the elected Government of National ... Read More »

Lodha Comm Report: BCCI may have to reschedule IPL itinerary

If the Supreme Court makes Justice RM Lodha committee’s recommendations on BCCI reforms final and binding, the parent cricket body might have to alter the date of the ninth edition of Indian Premier League, scheduled to start on April 9, this year. According to one of the recommendations by the Committee, it has been suggested that there should be a ... Read More »

Will think about retirement at right time: Dhoni

India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said he will think about quitting the game at the “right time”. In fact, 34-year-old Dhoni was asked the same question about his retirement after India’s exit from ICC World Cup and he had then denied that he had such plan. The calls to have Virat Kohli captain in all three formats ... Read More »

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