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Indian boxer banned for Asiad medal snub NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Sarita Devi was Wednesday banned for one year by the sport's world governing body for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in protest against judging decisions, an official said.Devi has been ordered to sit out of competitions until October 2015 and pay a fine of 1,000 Swiss francs ($1,038) by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the official added.The year-long ban, however, still leaves her eligible to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.India's long-time Cuban coach B.I. Fernandez was handed a two-year ban and fined 2,000 Swiss francs for supporting Devi during her protest, Boxing India chief Sandeep Jajodia said, quoting an AIBA decision."There was apprehension that Sarita would be banned for life but Boxing India worked to get relief for her, trying to impress on AIBA that Sarita is disciplined," Jajodia told reporters in New Delhi."The one-off incident was ...

Thierry Henry joins TV after retirement French Striker Thierry Henry is very excited for his new role as a TV analyst in England with Sky sports; Henry says he can’t wait for the next chapter in life.According to media reports, Henry has announced his retirement from football and will join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador for the start of 2015.The former Arsenal, Barcelona and France star Henry said, “I’ve been fortunate enough to have had an amazing playing ...
Bucks' rookie Parker reportedly out for season MILWAUKEE: Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the remainder of the NBA season with a torn ligament in his left knee, US media reported on Tuesday.Parker was carried off the court during the Bucks' 96-94 victory on Monday over Phoenix after he was injured on a drive to the basket.Parker was leading a breakaway early in the third quarter when he appeared to collide with P.J. Tucker.His left knee buckled and he ...
Grizzlies snap Warriors 16-game streak MEMPHIS: The Memphis Grizzlies dealt Golden State their first defeat in more than a month on Tuesday, snapping the Warriors NBA winning streak at 16 games with a 105-98 triumph.Spanish center Marc Gasol scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Memphis in the battle between the top two teams in the league.It was the first Golden State defeat since a November 11 setback against reigning NBA champions San Antonio.Memphis clamped down defensively early in ...
USA, Costa Rica, Mexico seeded in 2015 Gold Cup MIAMI: Holders the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico were installed Tuesday as the top seeded teams for the three first-round groups of the 2015 Gold Cup.CONCACAF, football's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, announced the seeds for the region's marquee tournament along with the 13 North American cities that will host games.The schedule will include an historic double-header in Canada, at the Toronto stadium that will also be utilized for ...
Juve, Napoli target morale-boosting wins MILAN: Champions Juventus hope to end a rollercoaster week on a high with a win away at Cagliari on Thursday, while Napoli bid to return to winning ways at home to bottom of the table Parma.Juventus and Italian Cup holders Napoli play thir respective league fixtures two days before the rest of Serie A because of their Italian Super Cup final fixture in Doha on December 22.Both Juventus and Napoli would dearly love to head ...
US will bid for 2024 Olympics LOS ANGELES: The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won't be selected until early next year.Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday."The board voted unanimously to move forward with a bid," said USOC chairman Larry Probst. "We are going to take our time and ...


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