Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq taken to hospital for X-ray after blow on elbow

Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq is an injury doubt for the ICC Cricket World Cup after being forced to retire hurt early in the fourth one-day international against England. COMMENTARY | SCORECARD Opener Imam collapsed to the floor in intense discomfort after being hit on the back elbow by fast bowler Mark Wood. After receiving treatment beside the pitch at Trent Bridge, the […]

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Premier League Darts: How the action unfolded in Leeds

Michael van Gerwen secured top spot in the Premier League for the seventh straight season as the league phase culminated on a dramatic evening in Leeds. Van Gerwen defeated Mensur Suljovic 8-5 to end the Austrian’s Play-Off hopes, before James Wade, who was assured of his top-four spot prior to taking on Rob Cross, defeated ‘Voltage’ 8-6 to deny Cross […]

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Hurricanes’ Rod Brind’Amour remains legendary fitness freak, even as 48-year-old coach: ‘Makes us all look bad’

BOSTON — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, known as a players’ coach, would never demean his players, though he embarrasses them sometimes without trying. “When he comes into the dressing room to use the shower, we tell him to keep his shirt on because he makes us all look bad,” center Jordan Staal told USA TODAY Sports, laughing. “He’s pretty much […]

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Caster Semenya: South Africa government instruct athletics body to appeal CAS ruling

The South African government is instructing the country’s athletics governing body to appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision on female eligibility that directly affects their Olympic champion Caster Semenya. Athletics South Africa (ASA) maintained silence on the matter, with sources telling Reuters they were still considering their options and would not be issuing any statement until […]

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England batsman Jos Buttler ‘as good as it gets’, says Jason Roy

Jason Roy believes team-mate Jos Buttler is so good he is almost “demoralising” England’s top order batsmen with his explosive innings. Roy marked his return from injury with 87 in the high-scoring win over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Southampton. But his efforts were overshadowed by man-of-the-match Buttler, who hit England’s second-quickest ODI hundred. The innings prompted Sky […]

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Sky Live: Kilkenny vs Dublin in the Leinster Hurling Championship

Kilkenny host Dublin in a mouthwatering Leinster Hurling Championship opener on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports. The Cats are favourites to continue their recent dominance over the men from the capital, but the Sky Blues enjoyed a breakthrough league campaign and will be hopeful of continuing their progress under Mattie Kenny. Talking points Can Kilkenny deal with their injury […]

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