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Rohit Sharma 'badly injured', to remain out of action for six to eight weeks

Informing media persons about Rohit Sharma's injury chief selector MSK Prasad informed that in best case scenario the aggressive right-handed batsman …

Rohit Sharma

Australia dominate opening day in Perth | Reuters

PERTH (Reuters) - Australia ripped through South Africa’s top order in the first hour, dismissed the tourists for 242 by tea and reached 105 without loss at close on the back of some Dave Warner fireworks on the opening day of the first test on Thursday.<p>Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First …

Quinton de Kock

Left-arm quick, right-arm quicker

Pakistan cricket<p>Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both …

Wenger backs away from Mourinho confrontation

<b>Arsenal boss refuses to rise to the bait after being told that Mourinho once said he would like to break Frenchman's face.</b><p>Arsène Wenger has refused to be drawn into a verbal confrontation with José Mourinho after claims the Portuguese once said he wanted to “break his face”.<p>Wenger said he was not …

Manchester City could be latest club to face transfer ban

<b>Premier League leaders accused of trying to poach Argentinian youngster when he was only 15.</b><p>Manchester City could face a transfer ban after Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield lodged a formal complaint with Fifa over the signing of teenage midfielder Benjamin Garre.<p>Velez claim City tried to sign Garre …

The Pep effect: how Guardiola made an instant impact at Man City

<b>Jonathan Wilson says Pep Guardiola’s impact at Manchester City has been immediate – and fascinating.</b><p>Perhaps Pep Guardiola’s greatest quality as a manager is his willingness to change his side’s style and formation according to circumstances and the opposition. He established a model of play at …

German goalkeeper arrested after conceding 43 goals in one match

<b>Record number of goals conceded then goalkeeper is arrested.</b><p>German goalkeeper Marco Kwiotek was arrested by police at training five days after his side suffered a record-breaking 43-0 defeat.<p>Kwiotek’s SV Vonderort broke an unwanted German record when they lost 43-0 to PSV Oberhausen.<p>According to …

The longest away trip in European football?

Any travelling supporters complaining about a long distance away day should spare a thought for the fans of Spartak Moscow who faced a potential 7-day one-way trip for today’s Russian Cup tie against SKA-Khabarovsk.<p>The distance between the Russian capital and the Siberian city in the far west of …

Cash row sees Iceland left out of Fifa 17 game

<b>Iceland fail to reach agreement with makers of popular video game.</b><p>Iceland have not been included in the Fifa 17 computer game because of a row with developers Electronic Arts over the amount they should be paid to appear in the popular video game.<p>The Football Association of Iceland (KSI) says EA’s …

Pin-point Ronaldo free-kick brings Real Madrid back into game.

<b>Cristiano Ronaldo scores a trademark free-kick against Sporting Lisbon to equalise for Real Madrid in the Champions League.</b><p>A finely executed free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo against his former club Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League, is our goal of the day.

Soccer

Ins and Outs – week ending September 16, 2016

<b>Social media and recruitment site, LinkedIn, is reported to have helped one player find a new club.</b><p>INS<p>• Leicester appointed Eduardo Macia as head of recuitment. Macia was previously Fiorentina’s technical director following spells as Liverpool’s chief scout and techinical director of Olympiakos. He …

Legia Warsaw apologise after fan trouble

<b>Club's return to Champions League after 20-year absence marred by outbreak of trouble.</b><p>Legia Warsaw have apologised for the behaviour of their fans and will punish those guilty of violence after trouble marred their 6-0 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund.<p>Fans clashed with security during the Champions …

Liverpool travel to Chelsea looking to cause problems

<b>The pick of this weekend's Premier League matches is Friday night's clash between unbeaten Chelsea and ambitious Liverpool.</b><p>The meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool will be the 53rd between these two sides in all competitions this century, more than any other two teams in English professional …

Soccer

Winning the election was the easy part, now the hard work starts for Ceferin

<b>Keeping every country in Europe happy will prove a tough challenge for the newly-elected Uefa president.</b><p>Aleksander Ceferin is about to find out, if he did not know it already, that gaining election as UEFA president was the easy part. Achieving anything of significance over the next two years will …

Michel Platini

Rumour of the Day: Marquinhos to Barcelona?

<b>Barcelona set to go back with fresh bid for Brazilian defender.</b><p>Barcelona are preparing to offer Paris Saint-German 60million euros for Brazilian defender Marquinhos, according to reports in France.<p>Earlier this year, Barcelona were reported to have offered 45m euros to PSG for the 22-year-old …

Qatar 2022: bad for football, but not so bad for migrant workers

<b>One positive repurcussion of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar is that the issue of rights for the migrant workers can no longer be swept under the carpet.</b><p>Willi Lemke believes that a positive outcome is possible from the scandal scarred process which led to the award of the 2022 …

Stadium Guide: Philips Stadium, PSV Eindhoven

<b>Peterjon Cresswell takes a tour of the Philips Stadium, home to PSV Eindhoven.</b><p><b>Eindhoven</b> <i>is one of 200 soccer cities featured in</i> <b>Libero</b><i>, the digital travel guide for football fans.</i> <i>Regularly refreshed with new destinations and travelogues, Libero is a one-click treasure trove of football trip tips,</i> …

Fantastic counter-attack from Mexican League

<b>Victor Guzman gave Pachuca the lead against Tijuana with this sensational break out of defence.</b><p>Pachuca take the lead against Tijuana after a brilliant counter-attack.

Soccer

Inter surprise everybody by halting the Juventus juggernaut

<b>Inter spring a major surprise as they come from behind to defeat champions Juventus.</b><p>Just when we were all wondering if there was any side in Italy that could possibily halt the Juventus juggernaut, up stepped Inter last night to spring the first real surprise of the new season, deservedly beating …

Soccer

Performances of the Weekend: Napoli find a new hero, Griezmann on fire, Dortmund’s striking starlet…

<b>It hasn't taken Napoli long to get over the departure of prolific goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain.</b><p><b>Arkadiusz Milik, Napoli</b><br>The Polish striker has helped Napoli forget about Gonzalo Higuain. His two goals in a 3-1 home victory over Bologna steered Napoli to the top of the Serie A table and took his …

Palmeiras and Flamengo the teams to beat as title race hots up

<b>The Brazilian Championship looks like it might come down to a two-horse race betweem Palmeiras and Flamengo.</b><p>There are still twelve rounds to go and at least four teams in the running to win this year’s Brazilian Championship. Last week, though felt like the final furlong of a two horse race when …

Champions League money grab the only way to avert a breakaway, say Bayern

<b>In order to comnpete with the Premier League and avert a breakaway from Uefa, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, says the big clubs had to be given more money.</b><p><b>1. We’re in the money</b><br>Already in a financial league of their own in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are expecting to be showered …

Soccer

Revolution is a gamble – but one well worth taking

'I got more wickets through swing than bowling quick'

Mike Procter talks about being an allrounder, WSC, and dealing with The Oval forfeiture and Monkeygate controversies as a match referee

Cricket

Silverwood's dream awakens Essex slumber

Sep 15, 2016<p>There is an air of quiet satisfaction at Chelmsford, the morning after Essex sealed their return to the top division of the Championship. …

Alastair Cook

Stokes' late roar keeps Durham up

Ben Stokes roared in the nick of time as Durham survived a Surrey run chase and saved their Division One status in the process

Onions

Kotla pitch stymies NZ's quest to acclimatise

New Zealand's only warm-up match in a tour played during India's off-season will be played on a pitch that bears little resemblance to the raging …

Kagiso Rabada

Watch England Cricketer Stokes Launch it 313 Yards

Watch England Cricketer Ben Stokes Launch it 313 Yards in the recent American Golf Cricketer's Cup<p><b>Watch England Cricketer Ben Stokes Launch it 313</b> …

Cricket

Shahid Afridi hints at retirement from all forms of cricket, West Indies series could be last - Firstpost

<b>Karachi:</b> Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Thursday hinted at a possible agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board which could see him make a …

Shahid Afridi