Abhinav Bindra resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme aimed at winning medals in the 2016 Rio Games and the 2020 Summer Olympics.  Bindra, in his letter to TOPS chairman Anurag Thakur, said he was resigning because he could not devote “meaningful” time to the committee that also includes London Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom. Bindra … Continue reading Abhinav Bindra resigned from the Indian government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Indian Badminton League 2 to return in January

The Indian Badminton League has hit a legal roadblock after its commercial partners Sporty Solutionz went to court trying to protect its Intellectual Property Rights. The IBL started in 2013 but ran into trouble due to various issues. The second edition of the league has been scheduled for January next year. Having severed its relationship with its commercial partners, next year’s IBL will be hosted by … Continue reading Indian Badminton League 2 to return in January

Pakistan Cricket Board Urges Misbah-ul-Haq to Delay His Retirement Plans

Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been asked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to continue in his role for next year’s tour to England and put off any retirement plans.  PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore that Misbah would inform the Board about his retirement plans after the Test series against England ends next month.  Misbah, who has become Pakistan’s most successful Test … Continue reading Pakistan Cricket Board Urges Misbah-ul-Haq to Delay His Retirement Plans

Orange joins UEFA EURO 2016 as Global Sponsor and Official Telecommunications Service Provider

UEFA and Orange announced that Orange is officially joining UEFA EURO 2016’s commercial programme as a global sponsor with exclusive worldwide rights, and will be the Official Telecommunications Service Provider for the tournament. UEFA EURO 2016 will mark the second time that Orange is working together with UEFA to deliver Europe’s premier national team footballing event and the third biggest sporting event worldwide. As part of … Continue reading Orange joins UEFA EURO 2016 as Global Sponsor and Official Telecommunications Service Provider

Javier Mascherano admits tax fraud charges

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano has admitted two counts of fraud totalling just over 1.5m euros (£1.1m). The Argentina defender failed to declare 1.5m euros in earnings in 2011 and 2012 , according to the state prosecutors. He admitted to the charges in a court appearance in Gava, near Barcelona, lasting less than five minutes. Mascherano – who has played for Barcelona since 2010 – is the latest high-profile footballer … Continue reading Javier Mascherano admits tax fraud charges

Fifa: Presidential election candidates confirmed

Seven candidates will stand in Fifa’s presidential election on 26 February. Trinidadian ex-footballer David Nakhid was not included on the list, despite saying he had submitted his candidacy. The election is to find a successor to the suspended Sepp Blatter, who is under criminal investigation. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, 39, is president of the Jordan Football Association  Musa Bility, 48, is president of the Liberian Football Association … Continue reading Fifa: Presidential election candidates confirmed

Eva Carneiro’s lawyers served notice of a claim of constructive dismissal against Chelsea

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s lawyers have served notice of a claim of constructive dismissal against the club according to the Press Association reports. Carneiro was dropped from first-team duties after boss Jose Mourinhosaid she was “naive” for treating Eden Hazard during a draw with Swansea. Mourinho’s stance has drawn censure but he was cleared of using discriminatory language by the Football Association. The governing body came to … Continue reading Eva Carneiro’s lawyers served notice of a claim of constructive dismissal against Chelsea

Scottish FA announce sponsorship deal with William Hill

The Scottish FA announced that William Hill has agreed a new four-year extension as title sponsor of the Scottish Cup. The ground-breaking deal with the Scottish FA will also see Britain’s biggest bookmaker continue to be an Official Partner of the Scotland National Team and become the new sponsor of the South Stand at Hampden Park. The firm’s ongoing commitment is a major boost for the … Continue reading Scottish FA announce sponsorship deal with William Hill

Glasgow Warriors: Scotland’s Finn Russell extends contract

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has signed a new three-year contract with Glasgow Warriors. He joined the Pro12 champions in 2012 and made his debut the following December. Russell secured a full-time contract at the start of the 2014-15 season, has now made 32 appearances for the Warriors and his new deal takes him to May 2018. He has just returned to Scotstoun after being part of Vern Cotter’s squad … Continue reading Glasgow Warriors: Scotland’s Finn Russell extends contract

BBC and BT Sport make televised ties for The Emirates FA Cup

BBC and BT Sport have selected their televised ties, as The Emirates FA Cup gets into full swing next month. Salford City play host to Notts County on 6 November.  Emirates FA Cup First round proper Winning sides receive £18,000 Sides selected for live TV match coverage receive £67,500 Evo-Stik League Southern division Didcot Town, along with Northwich Victoria the lowest-ranked side in the competition, take on League … Continue reading BBC and BT Sport make televised ties for The Emirates FA Cup