Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (IANS) Porto midfielder Fernando says he hopes to attract the attention of new Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup. The 25-year-old has been one of Porto's most consistent players this season and believes he can offer Scolari a reliable option in front of the team's defence. "I always check when the team is announced and I'm still hopeful," Fernando was quoted as saying by Xinhua Thursday.
St George's (Grenada), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) Captain Dwayne Bravo says the West Indies will be seeking to rebound from a white wash in Australia when their new series against Zimbabwe bowls off in St. George's Friday.
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) One of Antigua and Barbuda's leading athletes, golfer Kimesha Anthony, has been arrested in Atlanta for credit card fraud, according to media reports here. Anthony, who is on a full scholarship at the Columbus State University, was late Wednesday night awaiting bail in the amount of $10,000 after she was picked up by Atlanta police, the Antigua Observer has reported.
Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 22 (IANS/CMC) The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) says it will back Whycliffe Cameron's bid to unseat Julian Hunte as the next president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The JCA confirmed plans to support its compatriot following a board meeting Tuesday which discussed the intended move by Cameron, a Vice president of the WICB. "The Jamaica Cricket Association supports Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron in his bid for president of the West Indies Cricket Board," said a statement released by the JCA Wednesday.
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia lost two quick wickets but opening batsman David Warner struck a fighting half-century to enable the visitors reach a healthy 126 for two in their first innings at lunch on the first day of the first cricket Test match against India at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Friday. Warner, playing with a tender thumb, was batting on 58 and Shane Watson on 28 at the break after skipper Michael Clarke opted to bat
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia were 126 for two in their first innings at lunch on the first day of the first Test match against India at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Friday. David Warner was batting on 58 and Shane Watson on 28 at the break after skipper Michael Clarke opted to bat
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the first cricket Test between India and Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Friday.
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here Friday. Two players will be making their debut. Moises Henriques will debut for Australia while Ishant Sharma handed pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar his Test cap.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India were lucky to escape with a 3-2 win over Ireland and continued their winning streak in the men's Hero Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Thursday. Having won 16-0 against Fiji and 9-1 against Oman, India for the first time in the tournament were up against some serious challenge in Ireland, who are ranked just four places below the hosts at World No
eoul, Feb 21 (IANS) Indian boys qualified for the quarter-finals after winning both their pool matches in the Asian Junior squash team championship here Thursday. In the morning session, the Indian boys defeated host South Korea and went on to beat Jordan in the evening to top their pool to set up a quarter-final clash with Iran. Likewise, the girls annihilated China in their morning match dropping only three points in the entire tie and then comfortably defeated South Korea in the evening