LONDON, (Reuters) – Public funding of nine billion pounds ($14.5 billion) for the London Olympics was money well spent after a successful Games, Britain’s National Audit Office (NAO) said in a report yesterday.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia paceman Peter Siddle has hit back at criticism of his omission for the third and final test against South Africa, saying his participation would have risked a long-term injury that might have ultimately hurt his side more.
Regal XI beat Herstelling by 32 runs while their Over-40 team defeated Floodlights by 46 runs, and Mike’s Wellwoman won against Trophy Stall Angels in the Female final in the just concluded Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association Nationwide Tournament.
(Reuters) – Manchester City’s European season ended in ignominy when they lost their final Champions League group match 1-0 to a below-strength Borussia Dortmund and a goal from reserve striker Julian Schieber yesterday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC- West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has appealed for responsible innings from his top order batsmen, in particular, when they play Bangladesh in the crucial third One-day International today here
West Indies trail 0-2 in the five-match series, and Gibson said hosts Bangladesh had things too easy in the first two One-day Internationals.
MADRID, (Reuters) – Lionel Messi has another chance to reach Gerd Mueller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year after Tito Vilanova included him in Barcelona’s squad to play Benfica in the Champions League.
(Reuters) – Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne believes he still has the ability to play at the highest level and will consider coming out of retirement to play in next year’s Ashes series if asked by captain Michael Clarke.
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC- Defending champions St. Vincent and the Grenadines secured first innings points against host Dominica in their drawn second round encounter of the 2012 Windward Islands cricket tournament at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Monday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The Indian Olympic Association has been banned and elections today will be “null and void”, the IOC said on Tuesday, claiming government interference in a vote that could result in a tainted official taking over as secretary-general.