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$100m rugby boost as China's 'olive ball' goes pro

Shanghai (AFP) - China will get its first professional rugby union competition as part of a $100 million investment in the currently low-profile sport by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the firm and World …


Disciplined India restrict New Zealand to 260/7

Ranchi (India) (AFP) - India's disciplined bowling effort restricted New Zealand to 260 for seven despite a gritty half-century from opener Martin Guptill in the fourth one-day international in …


Tribunal doubles doping ban against Jeptoo

Lausanne (AFP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday doubled a doping ban against Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo to four years, signalling the end of her career.


Starc fails to fire for NSW in Shield

Test spearhead Mitchell Starc has failed to fire in his return from injury for NSW in their day-night Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at the Gabba.