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Indian Asian Games medal snub boxer suspended NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Sarita Devi was on Wednesday provisionally suspended by the sport's world governing body after refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in a protest against judging.It means Devi will not be allowed to participate in the world championships to be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, in November, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said in a statement.AIBA, which has referred the suspension to its disciplinary commission for a review, has also barred the boxer's coaches and the Indian chef-de-mission at the Games, Adille Sumariwalla, from taking part in AIBA competitions until further notice.Devi, who controversially lost after appearing to dominate her lightweight (60kg) Asiad semi-final bout against South Korean boxer Park Ji-Na in Incheon, tearfully refused to accept the bronze during the medal ceremony.The contentious defeat a day earlier had sparked ugly scenes and scuffles as Devi's enraged husband tried to lead a ...

Malaysians shocked by reports Lee failed dope test KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians expressed shock and disbelief Wednesday after reports claimed national icon and badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei had failed a drugs test."Still hope this is not true... Whatever the outcome, we still with you!" one user posted on Twitter."Oh no, say it isn't so!" another wrote among numerous comments posted on social media sites.Malaysia's Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin confirmed late Tuesday that an athlete had tested positive for a banned substance ...
Road warrior Bumgarner brings Giants big win KANSAS CITY: Another dazzling road victory for San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner has staked the Giants an early edge as they bid for a third World Series title in five seasons.The 25-year-old southpaw struck out five and scattered three hits over seven innings in San Francisco's 7-1 rout of host Kansas City in the opener of Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final.Bumgarner stretched his record streak of scoreless playoff innings to 32 2/3 before surrendering a ...
Waratahs hero Cheika takes charge at wounded Wallabies SYDNEY: No-nonsense coach Michael Cheika took over at the Wallabies on Wednesday vowing to rally the shell-shocked side after the stunning walkout of Ewen McKenzie.The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) heaped praise on the 47-year-old at a press conference to announce his appointment just two days before the start of a tough five-match European tour."Central to our decision was selecting a world-class coach who can lead us to victory in next year's Rugby World Cup," said ...
Giants rip Royals 7-1 in World Series opener KANSAS CITY: A pitching masterpiece by San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner sparked the Giants over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.The 25-year-old left-hander improved to 3-1 in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs by baffling Royals batters, scattering three hits over seven innings while striking out five and issuing only one walk for his third career victory in as many World Series starts."I felt pretty good and ...
Peavy seeks back-to-back World Series titles KANSAS CITY: It took Jake Peavy 12 years to realize his dream of pitching for a Major League Baseball champion. Now the San Francisco Giants newcomer might do it in back-to-back seasons.The 33-year-old right-hander, who helped Boston win last year's crown before being sent to the Giants at this July's trade deadline, will start against 23-year-old Kansas City ace Yordano Ventura in Wednesday's second game of the 110th World Series."Getting back is the world," Peavy ...
Di Matteo unimpressed by Schalke's late win GELSENKIRCHEN: Roberto di Matteo admitted Schalke 04 rode their luck as their dramatic 4-3 Champions League win over 10-man Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday was settled by a dubious penalty.Sporting were denied a Group G point in Gelsenkirchen when Schalke substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting converted a controversial 93rd-minute penalty.Replays showed Russian referee Sergey Karasev was wrong to award Schalke the decisive spot-kick as the ball struck defender Jonathan Silva in the face from a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ...


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