Australia’s Kasey Brown recovered from two games down to overhaul unseeded Englishwoman Sarah-Jane Perry and win a desperately close second round match at the British Open in Hull on Wednesday.
Cameron Pilley powered through to the second round of the British Open in dominant style when he downed Malaysian number one Ong Beng Hee in straight games in Hull on Tuesday. Playing on the all-glass court set up on the playing field of the Hull City football club, Pilley started brilliantly to open a 9-0 lead in the first game. He closed out the game 11-1 and continued to pressure Ong with his powerful drives to hold off the Malaysian 11-1, 11-8, 14-12.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbaeva will be an official Ambassador of the Nanjing (China) 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
The International Tennis Federation announced today that Fernando Romboli has been found to have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a player’s sample).
ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson, today made the following statement after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) released its written decisions relating to Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt.
Following a comeback attempt at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne last week, Aleksandra Wozniak has been forced back to the sidelines. After feeling pain in her shoulder while in Miami, she consulted one of the top doctors specialized in shoulder treatment who recommended she take an additional three-month recovery period.
Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman was discharged from hospital after earlier fears that he might have broken his facial bones. But after being taken to the nearest hospital, the scan revealed no complications and was released shortly after to join his teammates in celebration at the team hotel.
A goal each by man-of-the-match Thabo Matlaba and striker Bernard Parker on either side of the half saw impressive Bafana Bafana go top of Group A after a thrilling 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifier played at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 23 March 2013.
Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune is not losing sleep over a new defence that will play together for the first time when South Africa host the Central African Republic (CAR) in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifier taking place on Saturday, 23 March 2013 at the Cape Town Stadium. Kickoff is at 20h15.
Pace bowler Nazmul Hossain has been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a knee injury. Hossain twisted his left knee while bowling in the nets in Colombo on 20 March.
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