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  • Investigation into Ligue 1 violence at Nice v Saint-Etienne

    November 25, 2013 3:51 PM 25

    An investigation has been launched into the violence that surrounded Sunday's French Ligue 1 match between Nice and Saint-Etienne, the public prosecutor in Nice said Monday. Eight people were hurt after fans from the two sides tore up seats inside the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice and hurled them at each other. Saint-Etienne's fans, who had earlier

  • Fifa wants divers to examine conscience

    November 25, 2013 12:20 PM 29

    Detested in some countries and regarded as act of cunning in others, the practice of diving and feigning injury to win penalties and get opponents sent off has become ingrained in football almost everywhere. Forwards have become increasingly adept at what is officially known as simulation, often provoking contact themselves yet somehow making it look the defender's

  • Clarke fined for sledging

    November 25, 2013 8:10 AM 28

    November 25 2013 at 09:55am By Reuters Brisbane – Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent match fee for using offensive language against England paceman James Anderson during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Clarke was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct relating

  • Nine injured after fan trouble in Nice stadium

    November 24, 2013 5:31 PM 44

    Nine people were injured when St Etienne fans threw seats at the local supporters at Nice's Allianz Riviera stadium on Sunday, the French interior and sports ministries said. An hour before the kickoff of the Ligue 1 game between Nice and Les Verts, the away fans dismantled their seats and threw them towards the opposition supporters. Stadium stewards

  • When England collapse, they sure do it in style

    November 24, 2013 3:00 PM 104

    Few things are harder to watch for a cricket fan than seeing your side skittled out in alarming fashion and England more than contributed to their own downfall. As England legend Geoffrey Boycott said, "from a position of strength they have just about gifted the Test match to Australia." A gift it sure was. But the worst thing was that this is far from unusual

  • Xavi back, Adriano out of Barcelona's game at Ajax

    November 24, 2013 12:37 PM 41

    Barcelona will have Xavi back for Tuesday's Champions League Group H match at Ajax but full back Adriano is out with an ankle injury. Playmaker Xavi, who was sidelined by a hamstring problem, missed Saturday's 4-0 win at home to Granada, when Barca said Adriano had damaged ligaments in his left ankle. The Brazilian joined a lengthy list of injured including

  • Norweigan prodigy Magnus Carlsen is new chess champion

    November 22, 2013 2:47 PM 42

    Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen won the 12-game match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5-3.5. The win means that Carlsen achieves the record of having the highest new rating of all time. But he just misses out on being the youngest player ever to win the tournament

  • Sportradar to support AFC in match-fixing battle

    November 22, 2013 2:14 PM 45

    Sports data and betting security services provider Sportradar has struck an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to support the governing body’s efforts to tackle match-fixing. According to the Reuters news agency, Sportradar will monitor matches at regional tournaments, including the 2015 Asian Cup national event, as well as the AFC Champions

  • Geoff Parling: Leicester and England lock out for three months

    November 22, 2013 1:31 PM 42

    England and Leicester Tigers lock Geoff Parling could be out for up to three months after having shoulder surgery. England face France and Scotland in the opening two weeks of the tournament. "After taking medical advice this week, he has had an operation," said Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill. Cockerill told the club website: "The prognosis

  • FAS disappointed with Safee's decides to stay with JDT

    November 22, 2013 1:03 AM 46

    The FAS have admitted that they have no choice but to accept the decision of national striker Safee Sali to stay with Johor Darul Takzim, despite him already verbally agreeing to a return with The Red Giants next season. The vice president of FAS, Datuk Abdu Mokhtar, said he understood the U-Turn decision and the current scenario of local football