Former South Africa cricketer Bodi named in fixing probe

Johannesburg, Jan 14 : Former South Africa player Gulam Bodi was charged as an “intermediary” cricketer at the centre of a match-fixing scandal in the country’s domestic Twenty20 competition on Thursday. Bodi has been charged with contriving to fix, or otherwise improperly influence, aspects of the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series under Cricket South […]

I don’t want to see anyone use drugs: Hurdles icon Moses

Mumbai, Jan 14 : The United States’ track and field legend Edwin Moses on Thursday took a dig at athletes who were involved in doping scandals recently, saying that he is someone who represents clean athletes. Moses, 60, won gold medals in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and the 1984 […]

HIL providing perfect conditions for Olympic-bound Germans, says Furste

New Delhi, Jan 14 : Germany’s midfield talisman Moritz Furste reckons that the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) will push his Olympics preparations as his country’s weather only permits indoor hockey at this time of the year. The 31-year-old will captain Kalinga Lancers in the six-franchise tournament starting on Monday with a match between […]

Israel sees Palestinian attacks “waning”; two killed in West Bank

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 14 : Israeli troops killed two knife-wielding Palestinian assailants in the occupied West Bank today, the army said, the latest in a months-long spate of street violence that Israel’s defence minister described as declining. Almost daily stabbings, car-rammings and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israelis have been fuelled in part by […]

Two Australians seeded at Australian Open for first time since 2004

Melbourne, Jan 14 : Local fans and tournament organisers were bubbling with excitement at the possibility of the first Australian Open men’s champion in more than 40 years, after two young Australian tennis stars were seeded for the first time in 12 years. Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios were both ranked inside the best 32 […]