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`Injured` De Kock ruled out of Johannesburg Test

South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the third Test against England due to a right knee injury. Confirming the news, South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee revealed that Quinton had slipped and sustained a freak injury to his right knee at home, Sport24 reported. In his absence, AB de Villiers, who would lead the team ... Read More »

Dhoni ‘may agree’ that India is suffering for not using DRS

Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his stoic stance regarding India’s aversion for contentious Decision Review System (DRS) but said that he “may agree” with the notion that his team is suffering for non-usage of technology. Australia were 21 for two when George Bailey was caught down the leg side by Dhoni off the very first ball he faced from debutant Barinder ... Read More »

No Indo-Pak series scheduled in 2016: BCCI secy Thakur

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today ruled out the possibility of an Indo-Pak bilateral series stating that no such series is scheduled in Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) calender. “In the FTP, we had a series planned in 2015 but there is no series planned in 2016 against Pakistan. India will be playing against them in Asia Cup and the World ... Read More »

PCB lifts Umar Akmal’s one-match ban

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has lifted its one-match ban on Umar Akmal, thereby, making him eligible to play in the T20 series against New Zealand, starting from Friday. The middle order batsman had earlier appealed to the cricket board against the suspension. The 25-year-old was slapped with a one-match suspension for violating the dress code during the final of ... Read More »

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 goal.com. 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 »

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