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Ricky Ponting becomes head coach of Mumbai Indians

Guardian Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:52
• Australian previously captained the team in 2013
• Indian Premier League restarts in April next year

Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of the Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians.

The 39-year-old former Australia captain, who retired from international cricket in 2012, previously captained Mumbai in a short spell with the team in 2013 and takes over from John Wright ahead of the new season, which starts in April next year.

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Venezuela slams US sanction threat

BBC - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:48
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.

ICC clears Utseya's medium pace

BBC Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:33
Zimbabwe bowler Prosper Utseya is permitted to resume bowling by the ICC, but will not be allowed to bowl off-spin.

Guyana's Gomes elected ACP Secretary General over Jamaica's Pat Francis

Observer - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:22
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Guyanese Ambassador Dr Patrick Gomes, has been elected as the new Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group, winning over Jamaica's Patricia Francis, who was named as one of the front runners.

Gas prices down $3.05, diesel down $3.01

Observer - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasoline effective Thursday, December 11 with a reduction in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.

DNA results confirm body is that of missing St Stanislaus teacher

Stabroek - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:06
The results of the DNA testing conducted by the Forensic Science Centre of Trinidad on the samples taken from the body that was recovered at Turkeyen, ECD, on July 24, 2014, have confirmed the body...

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Kobe Bryant and LA Lakers don 'I Can't Breathe' shirts over police brutality

Guardian Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:02
  • Team display slogan suring warm-up
  • Refers to protests over police violence

Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers team-mates are the latest NBA players to join the protest against police violence.

Bryant and the Lakers wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in the warm-up for their game against Sacramento on Tuesday night. Back-up center Robert Sacre was the only player not to wear one of the shirts.

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Besiktas v Tottenham Hotspur

BBC Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:56
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Besiktas and Tottenham Hotspur.

Caterham in talks with three buyers

BBC Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:51
Caterham's administrator says the team are still searching for a new buyer, with talks continuing with "three interested parties".

The Fiver | The Apparition and his nine mortal team-mates

Guardian Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:49
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A Dickensian scene last night at Anfield, as The Apparition Formerly Known As Steven Gerrard belted a free-kick into the top-left corner of the net. The pearler proved a ghostly reminder of Christmas past, when the real Steven Gerrard hoyed one into the same goal against Olympiakos, and Liverpool went on to win Big Cup. But this time it was all for naught, as Basel/Basle/Baaarrrrlll held on for the draw that knocked The Apparition and his nine mortal team-mates out of the same competition. Now the redmen face a blue Christmas, outside in the snow, noses pressed up against the window looking in, as everyone else stands by the roaring fire ripping turkey flesh from the bone and snorkeling mulled wine like there’s no tomorrow. Which there isn’t for Liverpool, not in Big Cup anyway.

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Peruvian footballer hit by lightning

BBC Sport - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:47
Joao Contreras is recovering in hospital after being struck by lightning in the semi-final of the Copa Peru.