Gros Islet (St.Lucia), Feb 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief Julian Hunte believes the regional women's team victory over Australia in the super-six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup is proof of their development. The Caribbean side beat the Aussies in their final super-six game to book their place in the final which they subsequently lost Sunday, in a rematch with Australia, reports CMC. Their earlier victory, however, was their first ever over Australia in ODIs.
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Spanish national football team coach Vicente del Bosque said that he doubts whether his former club, Real Madrid, misses him and he believes current Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is "aggressive". Del Bosque left the club under controversial circumstances in 2003 when club president, Florentino Perez failed to renew his contract, despite leading Real Madrid to the league title, reports Xinhua. Perez said at the time that he believed the club needed a more modern coach and Real Madrid have since gone through 10 different coaches, with current coach, Mourinho arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the summer of
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 20 (IANS) Brazil legend Pele has urged compatriot Neymar to choose Spanish football giants Barcelona over a move to Manchester City or Real Madrid. His comments followed reports that the Premier League outfit was preparing a bid to offer Neymar's club Santos 55 million pounds to sign the striker in the European summer, reports Xinhua. Usually a staunch supporter of Neymar's decision to resist offers from European clubs, Pele claimed the 21-year-old's lack of top-level experience has made him a "regular player" for the Selecao
Centurion, Feb 20 (IANS) South Africa cricket coach Gary Kirsten has requested the curator for a less turning track when they take on Pakistan in the third and final Test here at the SuperSport Park here Friday. The Newlands wicket in the second Test in Cape Town provided assistance for spinners
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said he will decide by next week if he will contest for president of the Cricket Board or not. Ranatunga said Tuesday that he has been approached by former cricketers and some cricket clubs to run for president of the board
Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager football operations Adrian Anderson to review their integrity management. CA chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland said in a release that Australian cricket, in common with international cricket, has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) China's basketball star Yao Ming, an eight-time All-Star centre with NBA's Houston Rockets, was honoured with the "Visionary of the Year" award by Asia Society Southern California (ASSC). "It is with profound gratitude and humility that I received this 'Visionary' award when I just passed 30-years-old," Yao said upon receiving the award at an ASSC annual gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel here Tuesday after he wrapped up his Houston tour last weekend
Ankara, Feb 20 (IANS) Sixteen lifters from Turkish Under-23 national weightlifting team tested positive for doping. It is the second doping scandal for the Turkish Weightlifting Federation (TWF) in the last two months, report Xinhua. The scandal started when five Turkish athletes tested positive during the European U-23 Championships in December in Israel, which soon led to a collective resignation of the TWF including chairman Hasan Akkus
Paris, Feb 20 (IANS) The following are the Champions League last-16 first leg results Tuesday: At Porto: Porto (Portugal) 1 beat Malaga (Spain) 0. At London: Arsenal (England) 1 lost to Bayern Munich (Germany) 3 Playing Wednesday: At Istanbul: Galatasaray (Turkey) vs Schalke 04 (Germany) At Milan: AC Milan (Italy) vs Barcelona (Spain).
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) China's athletics national champion Sun Lu has tested positive for a diuretic, the country's anti-doping body said Wednesday.