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Injured Dani Pedrosa ruled out of Malaysia MotoGP

Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will miss Sunday’s Malaysian MotoGP after breaking his left collarbone last week. That means championship leader Jorge Lorenzo only needs to finish in the top 10 to be crowned world champion with three races of the season to spare. A Repsol Honda statement said there had been […]

Commonwealth Games 2010: Ill swimmers force pool probe

Commonwealth Games officials are to investigate whether the quality of the water in the practice pool is causing illness among the swimmers. England’s team leader John Atkinson said 20% of the swim team, including Rebecca Adlington and Fran Halsall, have suffered with stomach problems. Australia are blaming the practice pool […]

Swansea defender Ashley Williams set to captain Wales

Ashley Williams will lead Wales against Bulgaria in Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium, BBC Sport Wales understands. It will be the third time the Swansea City defender will have captained his country in the absence of Craig Bellamy, who is out with a knee injury. And […]

FA to look into Newcastle request to punish De Jong

The Football Association will consider Newcastle’s request for action to be taken against Nigel de Jong but may be powerless to implement any punishment. The Tyneside club have written to the FA after Magpies winger Hatem Ben Arfa had his leg broken by a tackle from De Jong in a […]

Moody in race to face All Blacks

England captain Lewis Moody is a doubt for the first autumn Test against New Zealand after he was injured playing for Bath against Gloucester on Friday. England play the All Blacks on 6 November, but the 32-year-old flanker is likely to be out for four weeks after suffering bruising to […]

Renault managing director Bob Bell replaced by Boullier

Renault have split with managing director Bob Bell, with team principal Eric Boullier taking over the role. Bell was promoted from technical director in the wake of the sacking of former team boss Flavio Briatore over last year’s race-fixing scandal. A spokesman said Bell’s departure was “a mutual decision based […]

Casela Park pair given three-year bans by BHA

Irish trainer Eamon Tyrrell and jockey Jason Behan have both been banned for three years by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel. They had previously been found guilty of “deliberately preventing a horse from winning” at Newcastle on 4 August. The BHA concluded Behan had not ridden the horse […]

Bangladesh deny New Zealand in one-day opener in Mirpur

Bangladesh claimed first blood in the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand with a nine-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method. The Tigers chose to bat first in Mirpur and 58 from 51 balls from Shakib Al Hasan helped them to 228 all out. Brendon McCullum then fired seven fours […]