Ronaldo joins 2014 World Cup committee

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Ex-Brazil striker  Ronaldo has taken a top role in organising the 2014 World Cup in  his country and is looking to iron out disagreements between the  government, FIFA and the local organising committee (LOC).

Flower scoops coaching award

Andy Flower

(BBC) England cricket coach Andy Flower was the big winner at the 2011 UK Coaching Awards in London on Tuesday. Flower was named UK Coach of the Year and High-Performance Coach of the Year for leading England to the top of the Test rankings and winning the Ashes.

Kiwis set to test inexperienced Australia

Michael Clarke

(Reuters) – Injury-weakened Australia return to test action on home soil this week for the first time since their humiliating Ashes defeat, taking on a New Zealand team convinced conditions might just be right for an upset.

NBA springing back to life

President of the NBA players association Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks as the New York Knicks Chauncey Billups (L-R), Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder Russel Westbrook (R) look on during a news conference announcing the players’ rejection of the league’s latest offer on Monday and the process to begin disbanding the union, in New York November 14, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) began stirring back to life yesterday with player agents and team officials formally allowed to begin discussions about free agents in anticipation of next month’s start of the delayed season.

Taffin Khan remains unbeaten

Taffin Khan

Defending champion Taffin Khan remains unbeaten in his quest to defend his national title  following last weekend’s matches of the Geddes Grant/Seven Seas 2011 National senior chess championships being played at the Ocean Spray Hotel in Kitty.