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Ibrahimovic rules out World Cup comeback: federation

STOCKHOLM: Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit the Swedish national squad in 2016, will not make a comeback for the World Cup in Russia, the Swedish football federation said Thursday. "I spoke with Zlatan on Tuesday. He said that…

ICC aims for tougher ball-tampering sanctions in months

Cricket's world body said Thursday it wants tough new sanctions against ball tampering in place within months as it struggles with the fallout from the cheating scandal involving top Australian players. International Cricket Council…

Messi scores in trademark tussle in EU court

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi may register his name as a trademark for sports equipment and clothing, as he was famous enough to overcome phonetic similarities with Spanish bicycle clothing brand Massi.

‘I was disappointed, really disappointed’

CANTERBURY: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur hopes the Australia ball-tampering scandal will prove a "reality check for world cricket" and that the banned trio of Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft get a chance to play county…

India confident tax issues won’t cost ICC events

KOLKATA: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday ruled out losing the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup over tax issues, saying they remain confident of getting government exemptions for both the events. The…