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Cricket Australia likely to slam door on Mitchell Starc’s potential IPL return

MITCHELL Starc may be fit for an early return in the IPL, however it’s highly doubtful Cricket Australia would give him the green light to make his comeback in the lucrative tournament. The left-arm spearhead has virtually ruled himself out of the World Twenty20 in March, however his recovery from ankle surgery and a foot fracture is ahead of schedule ... Read More »

Big Bash League 2016: Melbourne Stars demolish Hobart Hurricanes at MCG

KEVIN Pietersen called it. Moments after Melbourne Stars failed with bat and ball in their opening loss to Adelaide Strikers the reformed firebrand declared when the green team clicked it would be invincible. Their demolition of Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG was just that. The Stars collected four wickets in the power-play and bookended that with the best death bowling ... Read More »

Anderson poised for England return

Cricket – Pakistan v England – Third Test – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates – 4/11/15England’s James Anderson in action bowlingAction Images via Reuters / Jason O’BrienLivepic/Files England’s leading all-time wicket-taker James Anderson is set to return to their attack for the second test against South Africa starting on Saturday after recovering from a calf injury. Anderson, 33, was ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Reign Despite Sudden Impact Shocks

Novak Djokovic ended 2015 with 11 titles, including the Australian and US Opens and Wimbledon. Serena Williams won five titles in all, including the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon. Novak Djokovic with his 2015 Wimbledon trophy. Paris: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams celebrated seasons of epic proportions, claiming six of eight Grand Slam titles in a march to greatness ... Read More »

Stanislas Wawrinka Not Thinking of Winning Third Grand Slam Right Now

Stanislas Wawrinka, who handed Novak Djokovic his only Grand Slam defeat in 2015 by stunning the world number one in the French Open final, will kick off his season in Abu Dhabi at the six-player exhibition Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday. Stanislas Wawrinka won the French Open to deny Novak Djokovic the complete grand slam set. Abu Dhabi: Stanislas ... Read More »

Maria Sharapova to Face Ekaterina Makarova in Brisbane First Round

Defending champion and third seed Maria Sharapova will play world number 23 Makarova in a rematch from last year’s Australian Open semifinal. World number four Sharapova, 28, who beat Ana Ivanovic in last year’s Brisbane final, leads Makarova 6-0 in their past meetings. Maria Sharapova will open her Australian campaign with a match against Ekaterina Makarova following Friday’s draw for ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal Confident of Being ‘Very Competitive’ in 2016

Rafael Nadal made a strong push at the end of last season to finish inside the top-five but his results in 2015 were the worst he has recorded in more than a decade as he admitted he was struggling with confidence Rafael Nadal will play the World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi on Friday before heading to Doha ... Read More »

South Africa hoping for happier new year

South Africa celebrates the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes (not pictured) during the first cricket test match in Durban, South Africa, December 29, 2015. REUTERS/ROGAN WARD CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa will hope the new year brings about a change in luck as they seek to put behind them a disappointing 2015 and get back to winning ways against ... Read More »

Basketball Needs Money to Thrive in India: Satnam Singh

Satnam Singh Bhamara, who was picked by Dallas Mavericks in the NBA draft and later played in five pre-season games, wants the Indian government to help the game grow in the country. File photo of Satnam Singh. New Delhi: Having created history by becoming the first Indian hoopster to feature in an NBA draft, Satnam Singh Bhamara is keen to ... Read More »

Cabaye hopes to see silverware at the Palace

Football Soccer – Crystal Palace v Swansea City – Barclays Premier League – Selhurst Park – 28/12/15Crystal Palace’s Yohan CabayeMandatory Credit: Action Images / Adam HoltLivepic Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye believes the high-flying south London side’s chances of securing a berth in Europe are becoming more realistic with each passing week and the Frenchman is also targeting an FA ... Read More »