Pakistan have suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for one year and fined him $1,000 after he admitted failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing, cricket authorities said Wednesday. The 34-year-old said he had not spoken out at the time because he was underRead more »
Top seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Miami Open on Tuesday falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun Alexander Zverev, who booked his first Masters 1000 quarter-final. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarter-finals on cue.
Czech second-seed Karolina Pliskova will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the Miami Open after the pair triumphed on Tuesday at Key Biscayne. A confident Pliskova ended the hopes of Croat veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a 6-3, 6-4 win while Wozniacki made sure there would be no all-Czech
Iran's Mehdi Taremi dealt China's World Cup hopes a major blow on Tuesday, as Australia grabbed a crucial win over UAE to stay in the hunt for an automatic spot at Russia 2018. Australia, however, can take nothing for granted as they lie in third spot with 13 points after Japan and Saudi Arabia
England lock George Kruis still has a chance to gain selection for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand despite missing most of the season through injury, according to his boss at Saracens. The second row missed the whole of England's successful Six Nations title defence with a knee problem
FIFA said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into incidents which led to the abandonment of a friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris following a series of pitch invasions. The sides were level at 1-1 late Monday when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th
New African football chief Ahmad Ahmad gave his backing on Tuesday to a potential bid from Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup. The north African country has bid to host the global showpiece on four previous occasions but missed out on the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 editions. "We are convinced that
Alexander Bukharov netted an injury-time equaliser as Russia battled back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with Belgium in the first ever match at Sochi's Fisht Arena on Tuesday. Bukharov and Alexei Miranchuk came off the bench to cancel out the visitors' two-goal lead after Everton forward Kevin
Leinster have promised they will monitor Jonathan Sexton carefully in the closing stages of the European season ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Lions coach Warren Gatland is due to name his squad for the three-Test series against the world champion All Blacks on April 19.