LONDON - Pakistan seamer Mohammad Aamer's five-year match-fixing ban will be "reviewed" after a "revised" anti-corruption code has been adopted by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body said Saturday. A statement issued yesterday after a two-day ICC board meeting in London left open the possibility its adoption could be delayed.
Stosur on track
MOSCOW - Samantha Stosur moved to within a match of winning her second successive WTA title yesterday beating Russia's two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 6-4 in their semi-final. The 29-year-old Australian, who won the Osaka title last Sunday, will meet fifth seed Simona Halep of Romania.
BERLIN - Hoffenheim have called for a replay after losing 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen thanks to a freak 'phantom goal' as the German Football Federation (DFB) prepares to investigate. Leverkusen went top of the Bundesliga on Saturday as Stefan Kiessling's 70th-minute winner at Hoffenheim was scored in bizarre circumstances. Replays showed his header only ended in the back of the net after flying through a hole in the side netting.
CHANDIGARH, India - India captain MS Dhoni says under-fire fast bowler Ishant Sharma needs time and space to overcome his nightmare performance in Saturday's stunning loss to Australia. India were cruising to victory when Sharma was brought back into the attack to bowl the 48th over.
MILAN, Italy - Brazilian Kaka made his long-awaited return for injury-ravaged AC Milan in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Udinese which came courtesy of Valter Birsa's first-half strike at the San Siro on Saturday. Milan hosted the northerners without several first-team regulars, with Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy, Giampaolo Pazzini, Mattia De Sciglio and Daniele Bonera all ruled out through injury.
TOULOUSE, France - Little has been expected of the United States ahead of their tournament debut at the upcoming rugby league World Cup. After a remarkable victory in their only warm-up match, however, they could be ready to surprise some people. The USA Tomahawks pulled off a surprise 22-18 win over fourth-ranked France in Toulouse on Friday.
LONDON - Manchester United's teenage starlet Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the English Premier League champions announced on Saturday. The 18-year-old Belgium-born winger shot to prominence prior to the international break when he scored twice to secure a 2-1 win at Sunderland on his full United debut.
LONDON - Bangladesh's deadline for getting its stadiums ready for next year's World Twenty20 has been extended until November 30, the International Cricket Council said Saturday after a two-day board meeting in London. Concern has centred around the state of grounds at Sylhet and Cox's Bazar, which are still being developed.