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Vettel reprimanded for anthem absence

SUZUKA, Japan: Sebastian Vettel’s Sunday could not get much worse after engine problems at the Japanese Grand Prix all but killed off his title hopes, but Formula One stewards reprimanded him anyway for missing the national anthem before the race. The German failed to turn up on time for the Japanese anthem, an understandable absence given the commotion around his car as mechanics hurried to fix a sparkplug problem. The non-driving reprimand for the rules breach, as opposed to one handed out for something that happened…

Windies captain Holder reprimanded for ‘inappropriate’ comments

LEEDS: West Indies captain Jason Holder has received an official reprimand for venting his frustration at a dropped catch during the ongoing second Test against England at Headingley, the International Cricket Council announced Tuesday. The all-rounder fell foul of the global governing body's code of conduct during the 70th over of England's second innings on Monday when Dawid Malan, then on 32, was dropped in the slips by Kieran Powell off his bowling. An ICC statement said paceman Holder had "twice made inappropriate…