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Andy Murray: Scot retains Amelie Mauresmo as coach for 2016

Andy Murray will continue to work with coach Amelie Mauresmo in 2016, but Jonas Bjorkman will no longer be part of the Scot’s team. Mauresmo gave birth to her first child in August, but is planning to work 22 to 24 weeks with Murray, 28, next year. The world number two hopes to have a new assistant coach in place ... Read More »

Michel Platini to boycott Fifa ethics hearing on corruption claims

Suspended Fifa vice-president Michel Platini will boycott an ethics committee hearing into allegations of corruption on Friday. Lawyers for the Frenchman, who is also president of Uefa, believe the “verdict is already announced”. He is accused of receiving a £1.35m “disloyal payment” from Fifa president Sepp Blatter – who is also banned and facing ethics charges over the claim. Both ... Read More »

England opener Alex Hales fails again in South Africa warm-up

Tour match, Potchefstroom (day two of three): England 470-5 & 99-3: Cook 37, Root 26* South Africa Invitation XI 188: Klaasen 48, Broad 3-18 England lead by 381 runs Scorecard England opener Alex Hales made another low score on day two of their three-day tour match against a South Africa Invitation XI in Potchefstroom. Having made eight in the first ... Read More »

UCFB announces partnership with Real Madrid

The University College of Football Business in London has announced an educational partnership with the Real Madrid Graduate School, enabling postgraduate students to study at both sporting institutions. Through the alliance, students will be offered the chance to undertake a semester abroad at the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the higher education arm of the world-renowned football club, ... Read More »

Moscow court says German documentary about sports doping false

A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled that a German TV documentary which alleged widespread doping among Russian athletes was based on inaccurate information and ordered ARD, the broadcaster behind the film, to pay a small fine. The film, first shown in December last year, caused an international furor and led to Russian athletes being suspended from international competition, triggering the ... Read More »

Steve Borthwick caught in club v country battle over England role

Steve Borthwick has agreed to join Eddie Jones’ coaching staff with England as forwards coach – but Bristol insist no deal has been reached and the former second row has not left the club. The club is furious with England for announcing that Borthwick had joined the set-up before reaching agreement with the Championship club over a compensation package. Borthwick, ... Read More »

IOC to start audits for sports bodies over Olympic money

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach leaves after a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 10, 2015. The International Olympic Committee wants to make sure the billions of dollars of cash distributed to stakeholders for the development of sport is being used appropriately and will ask for audits of every major contribution handed out, IOC President Thomas Bach said ... Read More »

UK government warns Sports Direct it will act if wage laws flouted

Sports Direct (SPD.L), the British sportswear retailer controlled by high profile businessman Mike Ashley, came under fire in the British parliament on Monday over allegations it has not been paying the minimum wage. The FTSE 100 company has been in the spotlight after the Guardian newspaper reported last Thursday that lengthy and unpaid security checks of staff at its main ... Read More »

IPL Draft: Pune grabs Dhoni, Ashwin; Raina, Jadeja go to Rajkot

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the top draw in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 draft here on Tuesday and was picked up by the Sanjeev Goenka-owned Pune franchise at the stipulated price of Rs.12.5 crore. Left-hand batsman Suresh Raina was picked up by the Rajkot franchise owned by Intex Mobiles. The Rajkot team also successfully bid ... Read More »

BWF Super Series Finals: Japan’s Kento Momota, Nozomi Okuhara win singles titles

Japanese shuttlers Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara emerged champions in the men’s and women’s singles categories, respectively, in the BWF Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here on Sunday. While world No.5 Momota beat Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen 21-15, 21-12 in 36 minutes, world No. 4 Okuhara overcame world No. 3 Yihan Wang from China 22-20, 21-18 in an hour ... Read More »