IAAF had no choice over listing Gatlin for award

LONDON, (Reuters) – To athletics fans around the world wondering just how double-doper Justin Gatlin could be short-listed for the IAAF’s athlete of the year award, the unpalatable answer is, that having served his bans, the governing body had no real choice.

Winter Olympics may have to move for 2022 World Cup – ECA

—-IOC says FIFA’s Blatter has assured there will be no clash

LONDON, (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said yesterday.

Pietersen the misunderstood maverick

LONDON, (Reuters) – Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman – accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England.

Gazi and Utseya’s bowling actions found to be illegal

(ICC) The International Cricket Council yesterday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya to be illegal and, as such, both off-spinners have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

Nadal, Wawrinka suffer early exits in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – An ailing Rafa Nadal added his name to the list of upsets at the Shanghai Masters after the Spaniard suffered a 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Feliciano Lopez in yesterday’s second round, as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka and in-form Kei Nishikori also made early exits.

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