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Port of Spain, June 23 (CRICKETNMORE): Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
The International Olympic Committee will partner with Intel through 2024, the IOC said on Wednesday, bringing in the U.S. technology group after McDonald's last week ended a tie-up three years early. Intel's partnership with the IOC will focus on bringing its technology including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones to help enhance the Olympic Games, the IOC said in a statement. McDonald's exited its 41-year Olympics sponsorship amid a push by the U.S. fast-food giant to focus on its core business as well as rising sponsorship costs and declining TV ratings.
You could easily forgive Edwards for wishing she was somewhere else entirely, namely in the England hotel waiting for the start of a home World Cup that begins when the hosts take on India in front of a sell-out crowd in Derby on Saturday. After calling time on her career last May, though, the former England captain – still widely regarded as the first lady of English cricket – says she has no regrets and insists that she’s more than happy to watch Heather Knight’s side’s assault on glory from the stands rather than the slips. Edwards, after all, was England captain for 10 years, averaged 44 in Test cricket and scored over 5,000 runs in one-day internationals.
Three Russian runners whose samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for a banned steroid have been handed four-year suspensions after retests, Russia's athletics federation said on Wednesday. Long-distance runner Inga Abitova and 400-metre specialists Anastasia Kapachinskaya and Denis Alekseyev had already been disqualified by the International Olympic Committee last year after their samples from Beijing were found to contain banned substances, including the steroid turinabol. Alekseyev won bronze in Beijing as part of the Russian men's 4x400-metre relay team, but the IOC ordered that he and his teammates be stripped of their medals.
Cameroon coach Hugo Broos complained of team buses arriving late and then getting stuck in traffic as he vented his anger over the organisation of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday. Broos called on organisers to sort things out for next year's World Cup, saying he had twice been angered by logistical glitches. "I think things must be reviewed for the World Cup next year... How are you going to move teams around from the hotel to the training stadium to the match stadium?" Broos said the African champions had arrived one hour late for their training session in Moscow after their bus got stuck in traffic.
New teams have expressed an interest in entering Formula One and two slots could be available, International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt said on Wednesday. Formula One currently has 10 teams, down from 11 in 2016, following the demise of tail-enders Manor after the end of last season. Since then the sport has been taken over by U.S.-based Liberty Media, who have adopted a more fan-friendly approach and have said they want to see a situation where teams can be competitive and stable.
The Indian women's cricket team are looking to making a strong statement in the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup 2017, starting June 24 in England. Can Mithali Raj's women army just about do what Virat Kohli and the India men's cricket team could not in the Champions Trophy 2017, by lifting the trophy? The strong team including Harmanpreet Kaur, the veteran Jhulan Goswami, highly-rated stars in Ekta Bisht and Smriti Mandhana definitely give much reason to hope for the Indian cricket fans.
(Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova continued her comeback on grass with a 6-2 6-2 win over British wildcard Naomi Broady at the Aegon Classic on Wednesday. The Czech seventh seed, who only returned to competition at the French Open after suffering a hand injury in a knife attack at her home in December, moves into the quarter-finals at the Edgbaston Priory Club. She took 62 minutes to deal with Broady, never dropping serve and landing nearly 70 percent of her first serves, while Broady, despite hitting six aces, was unable to get into the contest. ...
(Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew has promised to rotate his players against Chile on Thursday in their second Confederations Cup Group B match, as he eyes his 100th victory in charge of the World Cup winners. Loew, who has 99 wins from 148 matches as Germany coach, said his side, who beat Australia 3-2 in their opener, should expect Chile to be a much tougher opponent than the Asian champions. "I stand by what I said that all my players will play," Loew said in a news conference on Wednesday ahead of the game in Russia's Kazan.
Russell Knox may have endured a dip in form since his career-best season last year but he was in an upbeat mood for his title defence at this week's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. The Scotsman captured the only two PGA Tour titles of his career last season and started the 2016-17 campaign with top-10 finishes in Malaysia, China, and Mayakoba. "All in all, I'm excited to be here, and hopefully this year the Travelers Championship can get me going a good kick start to a big summer." Knox, who missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open, will be among a star-studded field headed by world number three Rory McIlroy, Australian Jason Day, two-times major winner Jordan Spieth and Watson.
India's defeat to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final is a timely reminder of the game’s vagaries to those who treat the result as a foregone conclusion.
Winning the toss New Zealand chose to bat and could manage just 130 runs. It was England’s batting unit that made a mockery of the chase, winning the affair by 7 wickets.
June 23 (CRICKETNMORE) - Team India will aim to reclaim the number-two ranking when they take on in the five-ODI series against ninth-ranked the West Indies from Friday.
Australia are the defending champions and look a great chance to go deep into the tournament again this year.
Sarfraz Ahmed led Pakistan to their maiden Champions Trophy title by beating India on Sunday.
Going by numbers, a total of 12 T20Is have been played between these two teams. South Africa hold the upper hand with 7 wins, while England have won only 4.
The most coveted job in world cricket, coach of the India cricket team is up in the air as Anil Kumble has resigned from his position. There are five possible candidates for the job, which includes Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh.
Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli's alleged spat led to the resignation of the former as Team India's head coach.
Wahab Riaz also said that missing the historic ICC Champions Trophy 2017 triumph was the biggest regret of his life.
The Indian cricket team arrived for a limited-overs series against the West Indies amid Anil Kumble's resignation as head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli.