NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Ishant Sharma has not been much of a handful for Australia’s batsmen but the superstitious Indian paceman will at least become a real mouthful after tweaking his name in a bid to change his bowling fortunes.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Heavyweight amateur champion Anderson Emmanuel was granted bail and spent Christmas with his family.
Anthony Jones, president of the Amateur Boxing Association of Barbados, stood as surety for the boxer and he was granted US $10,000.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia paceman Peter Siddle deflated a nation of a billion people when he bowled Sachin Tendulkar for 73 in the last over, but India’s fluent batting helped the tourists seize control of the first test yesterday.
Festive season action in the 22nd annual Kashif and Shanghai tournament continued on Christmas and Boxing Day’s at the Blairmont and Mackenzie Sports Club grounds respectively, with Mill Ballers, Caledonia AIA, Amelia Ward and Milerock securing victories of varying difficulties.
SYDNEY, Australia, CMC-IANS – A half-century from Dwayne Bravo inspired the Sydney Sixers and was one of the cornerstones in a two-run victory over the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash Twenty20 League yesterday.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Rookie West Indies One-Day International batsman Jason Mohammed says he is bent on maintaining his place in the side despite failing in his solitary match on the recent tour to India.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Gareth Bale’s superb double enabled Tottenham Hotspur to narrow the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City and Manchester United to seven points with a 2-0 win at Norwich City yesterday.
(Reuters) – The Miami Heat gained a little revenge for their loss in last year’s NBA finals, by spoiling the Dallas Mavericks’ championship celebration with a resounding 105-94 victory on Sunday’s opening day of the season.
(Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers continued their stumbling start to a new era with a 100-91 road loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday as the visitors matched their poorest opening to a campaign for nine years.
DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka, looking to square the three-match series 1-1, were in complete command after 14 wickets tumbled on the second day of the second test against South Africa at Kingsmead yesterday.