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Ismaili to attend Gulf Cup final

Vijay's day as India subdue Aussies at fortress Gabba

India's Murali Vijay celebrates as he reaches a century. (AFP)

Murali Vijay made Australia's bowlers toil in the brutal Brisbane heat with a defiant century as India frolicked in the second Test at the Gabba on Wednesday.

Amla, De Villiers put South Africa on top

Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies here on Wednesday.

Warne says Clarke's surgery a success

Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had "the best result" possible, former cricketing great Shane Warne said Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup.

India's Devi banned for Asiad medal snub

India's Laishram Sarita Devi. (AFP)

Indian boxer Sarita Devi was banned for one year from the sport Wednesday for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in an extraordinary protest against judging decisions.

Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigator

Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on Wednesday resigned as chief corruption investigator for FIFA after football's governing body rejected his appeal against the handling of his report into the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Russian doping whistleblowers 'have more proof'

The whistleblowers who made serious allegations of doping in Russian athletics insist they have more proof to back-up their accusations and are waiting to hear from the IAAF and WADA.

Bulgaria name new national coach

Bulgaria named Ivaylo Petev as its national football coach on Wednesday following the sacking of his predecessor over poor Euro 2016 qualifying results. 

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