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VIDEO: Moores in wrong job - Vaughan

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:15
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Peter Moores is "in the wrong job" as England head coach.

Zimbabwe apologise to John Mooney after article labels him an ‘alcoholic’

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:14
• Ireland all-rounder targeted after helping knock Zimbabwe out of World Cup
• Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor labels Herald piece as ‘unacceptable’
• Ireland’s World Cup confidence still high despite defeat by India

Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an “unacceptable article” following his catch which helped send the African nation out of the World Cup.

A story from Zimbabwe Herald journalist Robson Sharuko, which ran on Monday under the headline “Alcoholic dumps Zim out of WC”, questioned Mooney’s honesty after he claimed a catch near the rope to dismiss Sean Williams for 96. Ireland went on to win the game in Hobart by five runs to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.

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Ireland report Mooney article to ICC

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:11
Ireland say they are pondering legal action following a newspaper's "vicious personal attack" on player John Mooney.

I shot the video of the Chelsea racists in Paris – and it makes me miserable | Paul Nolan

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:10

When my family emigrated to London from Ireland, football was one of the things that enabled us to assimilate. Can it become that positive force again?

When I shot the video of Souleymane S being abused by Chelsea supporters on the Paris metro I knew it had to be seen by a wider audience. It was horrible to witness a fellow human being treated that way and I knew that anyone who saw it would be shocked. Seeing the video go viral also stirred up a lot of emotion in me. It made me think about my ambivalent relationship to the sport that’s supposed to be the great leveller – football.

Related: Why I filmed Chelsea fans on the Paris Métro

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James Ward overcomes Mitchell Krueger in three sets at Indian Wells

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 05:08
• Briton follows up Davis Cup heroics to win 2-6, 6-3, 7-6
• Johanna Konta of Britain beaten by Kateryna Kozlova

Britain’s James Ward overcame Mitchell Krueger in three sets to reach the second round of qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday evening.

Having arrived in the United States on Monday following his Davis Cup heroics in Glasgow at the weekend, Ward lost the first set to his American opponent but hit back to triumph 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/0).

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FIFA to choose 2022 World Cup dates, start 2026 bid talks

Observer - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:58
ZURICH (AP) – Choosing the playing dates for the 2022 World Cup is at the top of the FIFA executive committee's agenda next week, with the 2026 hosting contest also under discussion.

F1 2015: what's new for this season? – video

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:49
With the 2015 season nearly upon us, Formula One correspondent Paul Weaver presents all the latest developments for the upcoming campaign. They include safety updates, with the introduction of a virtual safety car system and new Zylon panels in the wake of Jules Bianchi's tragic accident in Suzuka, in-season testing and engine development, lower noses – and no double points Continue reading...

Caribbean countries to benefit from EU funds

Observer - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:48
BRUSSELS (CMC) – Caribbean countries are expected to benefit from funds being made available to African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) that has now come into full force.

Sauber appeal ruling compelling them to give Giedo van der Garde a race seat

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:48
• Dutchman had won case at the Supreme Court in Victoria, Australia
• Sauber claim it is unsafe for him to be one of their drivers for 2015 season
• F1 2015: what’s new for this season? – video

Sauber will learn on Thursday morning – just a day before practice starts for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix – who will be driving for them in the 2015 Formula One season.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in Victoria, Australia, ruled that the Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde had the right to drive for the team. Sauber appealed the decision, but after a 45-minute hearing Justices Simon Whelan, David Beach and Anne Ferguson decided that they would reach a decision the following morning, allowing them time to weigh up the case overnight.

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US military helicopter crashes in Florida, 11 missing

Observer - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:37
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Seven US Marines and four aircrew were missing Wednesday after an army helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Florida, the military said.

Loophole prevents ban for Butcher

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:36
Dundee United's Calum Butcher avoids a ban because SFA rules prevent a red card being switched between players.

Dominica PM wants more debate on marijuana issue

Observer - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:23
ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is not completely sold on the idea of decriminalising small amounts of marijuana as regional countries debate the issue.

Test driver wins case against Sauber

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:20
Test driver Giedo van der Garde wins his court case against Sauber and could race for the team in the Australian Grand Prix.

Maynard loss affected Hamilton-Brown

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:19
Recently retired Rory Hamilton-Brown says his passion for cricket dwindled following the death of former team-mate Tom Maynard.

Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to sign PSG's Marquinhos?

Guardian Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:14

Today’s rumours pay tribute to Sam Simon

To suggest that David Luiz looks like Sideshow Bob is nothing new. But the Rumour Mill would like to go out on a limb and suggest that there’s a touch of the Sideshow Mel – Bob’s clowning replacement – about the Brazilian defender’s compatriot and PSG team-mate, Marquinhos (albeit without the funky hair and bone).

As such it should come as no surprise, that much like a more dapper Krusty the Clown, José Mourinho wants to bring in his own Sideshow Mel to replace serial (title-bid) killer Sideshow Bob. It may have taken a year, but the links to PSG’s £40m defender keep on growing, and while Manchester United may harbour an interest Chelsea are ready to swoop. Unless of course this is just the usual pre-match tittle tattle, designed to upset one of your opponent’s key players. Surely not?

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Win would be 'up there' - Warburton

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 04:05
Beating Ireland would rival his side's victory over South Africa in November, Wales captain Sam Warburton says.

VIDEO: Colombia halts Farc bombing raids

BBC - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:51
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos confirms that bombing raids against Farc rebels are to be suspended for a month.

Ward into Indian Wells second round

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:18
British number two James Ward beats Mitchell Krueger 2-6 6-3 7-6 to reach the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.

Amat signs Swans contract extension

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:17
Defender Jordi Amat, 22, signs a contract extension to keep him at Premier League side Swansea City until June, 2018.

VIDEO: Vettel to revitalise Ferrari - Coulthard

BBC Sport - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:09
Presenter Suzi Perry is joined by David Coulthard, Ben Edwards and Allan McNish to discuss how Ferrari will fare in 2015.