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Let Neymar finish his career at Real Madrid, says agent

The former agent of Barcelona star Neymar has responded to the embargo the Brazilian suffered due to tax issues in his home country, ironically suggesting that his ex-client would enjoy a quieter life if he moved to arch-rivals Real Madrid. Brazilian authorities moved against the forward on Friday, freezing assets worth £33.1 million. Neymar is accused of evading 63m Brazilian ...

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Rooney quashes talk of handing in transfer request to Man U

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has denied talk of him handing in an official transfer request to his club on two previous occasions, once in 2010 and the second time in 2013. The 29-year-old revealed that he told former manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he would leave the club if he was not allowed to play, but never made his ...

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Bangladesh surprised at Australian delay

The BCB has expressed surprise at Cricket Australia’s decision to delay its team’s departure for the tour of Bangladesh. The Australian board had been in touch with the BCB on Friday night ESPNcricinfo has learned, informing the BCB of the Australian government’s latest travel advisory and asking it to look into the situation in Bangladesh. The BCB said it found ...

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After Jagmohan Dalmiya, BCCI looks to East India Co.

Sourav Ganguly, the joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal, has become the face of Bengal cricket after Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death. The next Board presidential candidate must find a proposer from the East Zone in order to contest. News from the BCCI is that there will be no interim arrangement in terms of nominating a successor for the late ...

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‘Premature to think about international cricket’ – Amir

Mohammad Amir: “I’m not worrying over when I will play for Pakistan, instead I am just focussing on my domestic form and then leaving the rest to the selectors.” Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that a return to international cricket is not his current focus and has stressed that domestic cricket will be his top priority in the ...

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Diego Costa: Chelsea striker charged with violent conduct by FA

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Costa, 26, put his hands in the face of Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny prior to clashing with Gunners defender Gabriel, who was sent off. The FA has also charged Gabriel, 24, with improper conduct and both clubs ...

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Fifa corruption: Jack Warner extradition proceedings approved

US extradition proceedings against Jack Warner, a former vice-president of football’s world governing body Fifa, are to go ahead after being approved by Trinidad’s attorney general. The US wants to try Mr Warner, 72, a Trinidadian national, on corruption charges. He is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes. He and 13 other current or former Fifa officials were ...

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Rugby World Cup: Japan coach Eddie Jones aims to beat Scotland

Japan coach Eddie Jones has warned Scotland that his team want to be more than “one-hit wonders” after their sensational win over South Africa at the World Cup. Karne Hesketh crossed in the final minute to win the World Cup Pool B encounter in Brighton on Saturday. The Brave Blossoms face Scotland on Wednesday in their second match. “We have ...

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Messi still otherworldly despite penalty misses: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says that Lionel Messi’s penalty issues do not make the blaugrana superstar seem any less of a visitor from another planet. Messi scored twice in Sunday evening’s 4-1 La Liga win at home to Levante — one an expertly dispatched penalty — and set up another as Barca continued their 100 percent start to the new ...

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BCB planning to decentralise cricket administration

BCB vice-president Mahbubul Anam has said that the board is keen to develop a separate cricket calendar in various divisions © Getty Images Bangladesh cricket could take its first step towards the game’s decentralisation at an administrative level by the end of 2015, vice-president Mahbubul Anam said. The long-awaited regional cricket association is set to be launched as a pilot ...

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