Two of South Africa’s favourite sporting teams, the Springboks and the Proteas, will face off in a T20 match that will headline Day One of the Festival of Cricket taking place at Sahara Park Newlands on 3rd, 4th and 5th January 2014. The Boks will be led by Jean de Villiers with the team containing many familiar faces including the likes of Schalk Burger, Willem Alberts and Bismarck du Plessis.
Pune FC will be out to maintain their dominant reputation against arch-rivals Mumbai FC in the first ‘Maha-Derby’ of the season at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi in Pune on Saturday.
Kazakhstan’s Kamila Kerimbayeva ousted fourth seed Gioia Barbiery of Italy in straight sets to make it to the singles final of the NECC-ITF women’s $25,000 event at Deccan Gymkhana on Friday. Karimbayeva will meet the tournament’s top seed Magda Linette in the title clash on Saturday.
Rising star Nick Kyrgios has made a late withdrawal from the Australian Open 2014 Play-off, set to get under way at Melbourne Park on Monday 9 December. The 18-year-old Australian Open 2013 boys’ singles champion cited the recurrence of a minor elbow injury as the reason for his withdrawal.
South Africa has been awarded the right to host the 2016 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup. This follows a two-day meeting by the FIFA Executive Committee in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia near San Salvador in Brazil. The announcement was made on Thursday, 05 December 2013. Details of South Africa’s hosting of the U20 football showpiece will be revealed at a later stage.
Grand National-winning trainer Donald McCain has made no secret of the fact that he sees his thorough stayer Super Duty as the perfect horse for Aintree, an opinion that is unlikely to have changed too much despite a poor showing first-time out in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
Kazakhstan’s Kamila Kerimbayeva proved to be a little too good for Prerna Bhambri, the lone Indian left in the singles draw at the NECC-ITF women’s $25,000 event at Deccan Gymkhana on Thursday. The loss of Sowjanya Bavisetti-Sharmada Balu in the doubles semi-finals later in the afternoon meant that the Indian challenge is over in this tournament.
Prerna Bhambri kept the Indian flag flying by making it to the singles quarter-finals of the NECC-ITF women’s $25,000 event at Deccan Gymkhana on Wednesday. It was another solid outing for qualifiers Rika Fujiwara from Japan and Keren Shlomo as they both made it to the last eight.
As many as three seeded players had to bite the dust while Prerna Bhambri became the lone Indian singles winner of the day at the NECC-ITF women’s $25,000 event at Deccan Gymkhana on Tuesday. Thai girls Nungnadda Wanasuk and Peangtarn Plipuech as well as Japan’s Miyabi Inoue accounted for seeds to make it to the singles second round on a bright and hot day at the Deccan Gymkhana courts.
Ten-man Mumbai FC recorded their first home win and did it in style defeating heavy-weights East Bengal 3-2 in an I-League Round-12 encounter at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Monday.
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- I-League: Pune FC held to a 1-1 draw by United SC
- Sundowns wins Sasol League Championship title
- Clint McKay reprimanded for audible obscenity
- England Under 19s squad announced for Tri-Series in UAE
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- Brasov and Lausanne bid for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games
- Bangladesh Captain Mushfiqur Rahim targets consistency
- I-League: Pune hold Dempo to move into second place
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