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22-year old Rebecca Marino decides to call time on her tennis career

Former world no. 38 Rebecca Marino announced Wednesday that she will be retiring from tennis.

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Hockey: Ireland rout Fiji 13-0

Ireland equalled their largest ever senior men’s international victory as they saw off Fiji 13-0 in the opening game of day two of the Hero Hockey World League Round Two 2013 in Delhi.

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Lisa Sthalekar retires from international cricket

Newly-crowned ICC Women’s World Cup champion and Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars contracted player Lisa Sthalekar has today announced her retirement from international cricket.

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Root earns England Increment Contract

The ECB today announced that Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has been awarded an England increment contract for 2012-13. Root qualifies for the award by virtue of having played one Test match, one T20 and five ODIs against India as well as a T20 and an ODI during the current tour of New Zealand since the contract period began on October 1.

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Tredwell and Dernbach earn England Increment Contracts

The ECB today announced that Kent off-spinner  James Tredwell and Surrey pace bowler Jade Dernbach have been awarded England increment contracts for 2012-13.

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Barbora Zahlavova Strycova given 6 month sentence for Doping violation

The International Tennis Federation announced today that Barbora Zahlavova Strýcová 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).

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2013 Australian Institute of Sport cricket scholars announced

The 2013 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) cricket scholars have been confirmed by the AIS and Cricket Australia (CA) today. This year’s intake of athletes also includes six players who have been selected to attend the Ageas Bowl International Cricket Academy (ABICA) in Hampshire, England as part of a partnership between CA and Hampshire Cricket. This program has been supported by the Kerry Packer Foundation.

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IOC shortlists three Candidate Cities for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR), and Medellín (COL) have been shortlisted in the bid to host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018. The three cities were chosen from among five Candidate Cities vying to host the YOG. Guadalajara (MEX) and Rotterdam (NED) did not make the final shortlist.

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IOC Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

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Mumbai to take on the Rest of India in Irani Trophy commencing tomorrow

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The Irani Cup will come full circle, when Mumbai, winners of the Ranji Trophy in the 2012-13 season, take on the Rest of India, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, from 6 February 2013 to 10 February 2013. The annual fixture was instituted in 1959-60, to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Ranji Trophy. The idea was to have the Ranji Trophy winners play the Rest of India, after the conclusion of the national championship.

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