Blatter not exempt from rules: FIFA

FIFA has rejected Sepp Blatter's claim that only its Congress has the power to oust him.

Altice wins French Premier League TV rights

London (AFP) - Netherlands-based telecoms firm Altice has gazumped Canal+ as the exclusive broadcaster of Premier League matches in France and Monaco, the English top flight announced on Thursday.


English cricket to ditch toss tradition

London (AFP) - English cricket will feature a major change to the tradition of the pre-match coin toss to decide which team bats first in 2016, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on …


Black Caps love a big crowd

In the lead up to Friday’s day/night test against Australia in Adelaide, Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum talks about how exciting it is to play in front of big crowds. Friday’s test is going …

Trinh-Duc pens three-year Toulon deal

Paris (AFP) - French international fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc signed a three-year deal with European champions Toulon on Thursday, a move which is likely to mark the end of Frederic Michalak's …


New-look England outsmart sloppy Pakistan

Dubai (AFP) - A new-look England beat clumsy Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday.


Away fans banned in France till Dec

France's Interior Ministry has banned away fans from top games in France until mid-December amid security concerns following the attacks in Paris.


Five Russians banned for doping

Five Russian athletes, including weightlighters and professional cyclists, have been banned by the country's anti-doping agency.