National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing programme by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to clear Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine for his bowling action on Sunday to remove all doubts over his participation in the eight edition of the Indian Premier League.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for Sooraj Barjatya's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' got himself tested for Swine Flu, it has emerged.. According to reports, after his co-star Sonam Kapoor tested positive for the influenza, it was Sallu Bhai's turn to get tested for precautionary measures.
A fit-again Irfan Pathan feels that he is close to bowling at his best and it's just a matter of time before he is again back in contention for the seam bowling all-rounder's slot in the Indian cricket team that has been up for grabs for some time.
Former English cricketer Mark Ramprakash, who is embarking on a new career as a coach, has said that current captain Alastair Cook is very strong and resilient and it was no surprise to see him come through that tough patch while he was struggling in Tests.
The revised itinerary of India's home series against the West Indies underwent a few changes with the capital hosting the second ODI on October 11 instead of the one-off T20 which will now be hosted by Cuttack on October 22.
England's unlikely bowling hero in the Tests, all-rounder Moeen Ali also made an impact with the bat at Edgbaston while playing his first ODI of the series and has admitted that he learnt a lot by watching Indian batsmen from the sidelines.
Mahendra Dhoni`s continuance as captain in Tests after next year`s World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 1-2 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final cricket Test starting here Friday.
Allan Donald, the South African cricket team`s bowling coach, has described his side`s remarkable defiance during the Test match played against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo as the best "winning save" he had ever experienced.
Sad news for cricket fans as they will miss another legend of the game in the longer format. After an outstanding career of over 17 years, former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene is set to bid adieu to Test cricket.
England bowler Stuart Broad has announced that he would miss England`s forthcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a knee problem, although he hoped to return in time for the subsequent Test campaign.