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Siddle defends sitting out third South Africa test

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.

Man City dealt final blow in Dortmund

(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.

Gibson wants top order batsmen to come to the party

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.

Warne open to Ashes return

(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.

IOC bans Indian Olympic Association, elections void

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.

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