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Three Russian Olympic walking champions get doping bans

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Moscow Russian Olympic walking champions Valery Borchin, Sergei Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina are among five athletes banned for doping, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Tuesday. Russia`s 2011 world champion Sergei Bakulin and silver medallist Vladimir Kanaykin have also been banned for failing doping tests, RUSADA The Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA after meeting with its Disciplinary Committee has decided ... Read More »

Rahul Dravid endorses day-night Tests

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New Delhi Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid Friday endorsed the idea of playing day/night Tests as a counter step to curb the ever shrinking spectator count in the longest form of the game. “I am all for the experiment. I am definitely all for the experiment. Specially dwindling crowds in Test cricket is a worry. I know there are ... Read More »

Dustin Johnson denies cocaine problem


Dustin Johnson, eying a return to the PGA Tour after a break to put his life in order, has denied having a cocaine problem in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “I did not have a problem,” he said when asked about the report that a positive drug test for cocaine prompted him to leave the tour in late July. “It`s ... Read More »

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2015


Mumbai,By Kabir Ali  The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year’s edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior citizens, physically challenged participants and amateur runners. Read More »

I’m not from another planet, says Cristiano Ronaldo after King`s Cup loss


Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo apologised to Real Madrid fans after his miraculous powers deserted him as the holders were knocked out of the King`s Cup by city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Ronaldo showed off the third FIFA Ballon d`Or award he won this week to fans at the Bernabeu before kickoff in the last 16, second leg match as Real ... Read More »

Serena to meet Belgian Van Uytvanck in Australian Open first round

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Melbourne Top seed Serena Williams will meet Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck in the first round of the Australian Open as she bids for her sixth title at Melbourne Park. Second seed Maria Sharapova will take on a qualifier as she aims for her second trophy at the year`s first grand slam after her 2008 triumph. Simona Halep of Romania, ranked ... Read More »

Brazil bans third party ownership in line with FIFA rules

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Sao Paulo Third-party ownership of footballers will become illegal in Brazil from May 1, the country`s domestic governing body CBF said in new transfer regulations published on Tuesday. The move aims to bring Brazil into line with a FIFA ban on the practice that comes into effect on the same day. Third-party ownership occurs when the transfer rights of players ... Read More »

Asian Cup: Jordan striker to sit out match after ”cancelled” doping test

Football Journalist

Melbourne Jordan striker Ahmed Hayel has been ruled out of Friday`s Asian Cup match against Palestine in Melbourne after a “cancelled” doping test, the team said on Wednesday. “The doctor had to cancel the doping test … I think it was a bad procedure,” a team spokesman said. “Up until now, he will not play (against Palestine).” Read More »

David Warner has point to prove at Cricket World Cup: Pat Cummins

Australia's Warner kisses his helmet as he celebrates reaching his century during the first day's play in the fourth test against India at the SCG

Melbourne Australia paceman Pat Cummins has backed opening batsman David Warner to carry his blistering test form into the one-day arena at the cricket World Cup. Warner blasted three centuries in Australia`s recent 2-0 test series win over India, but he managed just the one half-century from five innings against South Africa in the preceding one-day international series. The pugnacious ... Read More »