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Friday, December 3, 2021

India announces 20-man squad for summer tour of England

India have named a 20-man squad, with four players on standby, for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the series against England this summer. Virat Kohli will lead India against New Zealand at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl on 18 June. They will then face England in a five-Test series in August and September. […]

IPL suspended after rise in Coronavirus cases

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in coronavirus cases among players. A Sunrisers Hyderabad player tested positive before Tuesday’s match against Mumbai Indians. Monday’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR players tested positive. In a statement, the IPL said it had “unanimously decided” […]

NBA round-up: Russell 32nd triple-double of season helps Wizards while Knicks enjoys 12 in a row

Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry shone while Carmelo Anthony made history in Monday’s NBA action – but the night belonged to the New York Knicks who recorded their 12th win in 13 games. The Knicks’ impressive run was extended with a 118-104 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, with Julius Randle top scoring on 28 points. […]

Kane says the main desire is to win trophies

Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win trophies following Tottenham’s Carabao Cup final defeat and amid continued speculation over his future. England captain Kane, 27, is yet to win a trophy at Spurs, with the loss to Manchester City his third in a final. The Spurs academy graduate described the season as “disappointing”, with the club seventh […]

NBA roundup: Suns play-off drought ends while Lakers slide continues

The Phoenix Suns reached the NBA play-offs for the first time in 11 years with a 109-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Chris Paul scored 28 points, 15 of which came in the fourth quarter, to lead the Suns to their first win over the Clippers this season. The Suns are second in the […]

Super League fallout continues as executives forced to resign from Premier League advisory roles

Executives at clubs involved in the failed European Super League have been forced to resign from advisory roles at the Premier League. The move is a consequence of the so-called ‘Big Six’ teams attempting to set up a league which drew widespread criticism before it fell apart. The 14 other Premier League clubs felt betrayed […]

Nagelsmann set to replace Flick at Bayern in the summer

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann will join Bayern Munich on a five-year contract at the end of this season, the German champions have announced. Current boss Hansi Flick said last week he wanted to leave the Bavarian club. At 33, Nagelsmann is one of the most highly-rated young managers in Europe and led Leipzig to […]

England’s Wembley to host eight matches at this summer’s Euro as Dublin misses out

Wembley has been given an extra Euro 2020 last-16 tie – which could involve England – after Dublin lost its four fixtures because of Covid-19 issues. Bilbao’s four games have been moved to fellow Spanish city Seville, while Munich will keep the matches it is down to host. Dublin’s three group games have gone to […]

Ryan Giggs charge with assault and will miss this summer’s European Championships

Wales manager and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women. He is accused of causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s at an address in Salford last November. Mr Giggs, of Worsley, is also charged with coercive […]

Bairstow powers’ Sunrisers Hyderabad to first win in this season’s IPL

Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 63 led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their first win of the 2021 Indian Premier League with a nine-wicket victory over Punjab Kings. Bairstow put on 73 with David Warner (37) and 48 with Kane Williamson (16*) as his side won with eight balls spare. Punjab were bowled out for 120 from 19.4 overs […]