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West Indies will be at World Cup, says official SYDNEY: Cricket World Cup chief executive John Harnden said Tuesday he was confident the West Indies would play in next year's tournament, despite their shock withdrawal from a tour of India.The West Indies cut short their India tour this month over an internal pay dispute, despite a fifth and final one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still to be played.The situation has raised doubts as to whether the Caribbean side will be able to fulfil its upcoming international engagements, including a tour of South Africa followed by the World Cup.Harnden said he was confident the issues would be resolved and the West Indies would play in the World Cup being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from mid-February."We see that everyone's very focused on resolving the situation as quickly as possible," Harnden said."We've got 108 days until the World Cup and from our point of view I've ...


Wallabies are not sexists, says Phipps LONDON: Wallaby scrum-half Nick Phipps has insisted the Australia rugby union squad are not a bunch of sexists following the fall-out caused by Kurtley Beale's offensive text message to a female team official.Last week a disciplinary tribunal found Beale guilty of sending an offensive picture message to Wallaby team business manager Di Patston, who resigned as a result of the fall-out from the incident, and fined him $Aus45,000 ($38,500).However, Beale was not suspended, meaning he ...

Austin powers QPR to crucial victory LONDON: Charlie Austin eased the pressure on Harry Redknapp as the QPR forward struck twice to lift his side off the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.Redknapp's side secured just their second victory of the season, and their first since August, thanks to the predatory finishing of Austin, who netted in either half to see off lacklustre Villa at Loftus Road. Austin's heroics ended QPR's three-match losing ...

Durant's cryptic tweet stirs up Wizards fans WASHINGTON: For a cyber-minute on Monday, a cryptic tweet from NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant had Thunder fans wondering and Wizards fans hoping."Just wait on it," the Oklahoma City superstar tweeted in response to a Twitter post by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry.She said she'd like to see Durant in a commercial similar to a heart-tugging Beats headphone ad chronicling NBA great LeBron James' return this season to his native Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Test forward Gallen to fight penalty SYDNEY: New South Wales captain Paul Gallen has vowed to fight the Aus$50,000 (US$44,000) fine and provisional Kangaroos Test suspension handed down after he posted an offensive comment on social media.The National Rugby League imposed the heaviest possible code of conduct fine on the Cronulla Sharks skipper for a tweet in which he criticised the enforced departure of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.Gallen, who is reportedly battling depression and who is currently serving a doping ...

Royals confident despite must-win Series game KANSAS CITY: On the brink of losing the World Series, the Kansas City Royals arrived home confident they could defeat the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday to force a one-game title showdown.The Giants, seeking their third crown in five seasons, carry a 3-2 edge in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final ahead of game six, where Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura starts against Giants' righty Jake Peavy."Even though our backs are against the wall, what is so ...

Juve look to maintain lead, Milan target third spot MILAN: Juventus travel to Genoa looking to maintain their three point lead on Roma on Wednesday while AC Milan go in search of a win away to Cagliari that could see them jump up to third place in Italy's Serie A.Champions Juventus extended their advantage at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Palermo Sunday while Roma dropped two points in a 0-0 draw away at highflying Sampdoria the previous day.Juventus coach ...


 



 
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