Lloyd apologises for cancellation of Indian tour

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3:55pm Sunday 19th October 2014

West Indies Cricket Board member Clive Lloyd hopes the recent actions of his national team will not render cricketing ties with India "irreparable".

Bangladeshi football's golden boy

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9:22am Thursday 16th October 2014

He may not be a familiar face to many in the UK but Sheikh Mohammed Aslam is one of Bangladeshi football's golden boys.

Luis Suarez still upset over Evra incident

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3:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has accepted responsibility for most of his past misdemeanours but is still "upset" over his punishment for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Double-wicket maiden seals win for Australia

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9:35am Monday 13th October 2014

A double-wicket maiden in the final over from Glenn Maxwell saw Australia complete a one-run victory and a 3-0 series whitewash over Pakistan in a remarkable one-day international in Abu Dhabi.

Dhoni unveiled as Chennaiyin FC co-owner

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2:11pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Chennaiyin FC have announced India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its co-owner.

Ajmal Shahzad recalls culture of apologies

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9:35am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Former England fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad has admitted he was surprised when England team-mate Jonathan Trott made an apparently forced apology for a fielding mistake.

Andrew Gale hits back at racism claims

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9:31am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has insisted he is not racist and deeply regrets his tirade towards Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.

Waqar Younis: 'Batting must improve'

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9:09am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has concerns over his team's batting over the longer one-day format ahead of the three-match One Day International series against Australia.

Australia make light work of Pakistan

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8:18pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Aaron Finch's reign in charge of Australia's Twenty20 side got off to a winning start against Pakistan, albeit in a low quality clash in Dubai.

Messi: 'We are on the right track'

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9:11am Friday 3rd October 2014

Barcelona are growing under new coach Luis Enrique, according to Lionel Messi.

Samba banned for responding to racist abuse

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9:40am Monday 29th September 2014

Dynamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba has been banned for two matches by the Russian Football Union after responding to racist abuse in a match against Torpedo Moscow.

Fans flock to midnight launch of Fifa 15

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4:13pm Friday 26th September 2014

Football fans flocked to hundreds of Game stores for the midnight launch of Fifa 15.

Qatar women's basketball team withdraw from games over Hijab ban

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9:42am Thursday 25th September 2014

Qatar's women's basketball team has withdrawn from the Asian Games after organisers refused to let players wear hijabs in competition.

Moeen Ali named professional sportsman of the year

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9:07am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Moeen Ali, booed in two recent England internationals in his home city of Birmingham, has been voted the professional sportsman of the year in the city's sports awards in recognition of his performances for his club and country in 2014.

2022 World Cup may not take place in Qatar

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1:28pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Germany's FIFA member believes the 2022 World Cup will be moved from Qatar due to the extreme temperatures.

Police investigate Balotelli racist abuse tweets

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9:22am Monday 22nd September 2014

Police are investigating racist abuse targeted at Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on Twitter.

UEFA to investigate anti-Semitic banner

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11:32am Friday 19th September 2014

UEFA is investigating what Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino called a "very disrespectful" and "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans during their Europa League opener.

Asian Cricket Awards nominees unveiled

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1:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The shortlist for the first Talk Home Mobile Asian Cricket Awards (ACA) include several English internationals.

Cricket captain accused of using 'racist term'

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9:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

ICC Cricket World Cup trophy visits Lahore

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9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour.

Afridi named T20 captain

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12:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Misbah-ul-Haq will captain Pakistan at next year's World Cup, and Shahid Afridi at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

Asia Cup to be held in Northampton

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11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Young footballers have been given the opportunity to catch the eye of scouts from professional clubs in a five-a-side tournament due to be held in Northampton.

Anelka joins Mumbai City

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12:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has announced he has joined Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.

The Life and Times of Brian Clough - Part One

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1:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

THIS weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Brian Clough, one of the most successful and charismatic footballing figures ever to emerge from the North-East. Over the course of the next two days, The Northern Echo looks back on Clough’s life via the words of those who knew him.

Liverpool legends help raise funds for charitable causes

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11:29am Monday 15th September 2014

5 Times, the Liverpool Former Players Association held an evening in London to celebrate all things Liverpool as well as to raise money for various charitable causes.

Mascot tells of pride wearing headscarf at Manchester City game

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3:01pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A’isha Dalal became an internet sensation after she walked out with Manchester City’s Yaya Toure wearing her headscarf.

Moeen Ali warns young Muslims not to join IS

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1:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

England cricketer Moeen Ali is "strongly advising" young British Muslims not to join Islamic State (IS) groups abroad.

Amir Khan American visa application declined

Asian Image: Amir Khan in playful mood back in Bolton

9:12am Friday 12th September 2014

Amir Khan's plans to travel to America this weekend have been halted after his visa application was declined.

Palestinian rugby player to train with Salford City Reds

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4:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Salford owner Marwan Koukash and Liverpool-born actor David Morrissey have teamed up to bring a Palestinian refugee to England to improve his rugby league skills.

Brazil's first player-powered football pitch

Asian Image: Rio de Janeiro where England are based

9:24am Thursday 11th September 2014

Billed as Brazil's first player-powered football pitch, a field in a Rio de Janeiro slum harnesses the kinetic energy of players' movements to provide night-time illumination.

Manchester United announce record annual revenue

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12:39pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Manchester United may have suffered a difficult time on the pitch last season but the club have reported a record annual revenue of £433.2million and a £23.9million profit for 2013/14.

Football tournament raises £3,300 for charity

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9:39am Wednesday 10th September 2014

More than £3,300 was raised for victims of the Gaza conflict at a five-a-side football tournament.

PCA chief sorry for racism comments

Asian Image: Moeen Ali's father has spoken out against the abuse directed towards the England all-rounder

7:41pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Professional Cricketers' Association chief executive Angus Porter has apologised after suggesting Moeen Ali should take the abuse he faced at Edgbaston "as a positive".

Geoffrey Boycott tells of Cancer battle

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9:24am Monday 8th September 2014

Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott, who describes himself as a forthright and frank Yorkshireman, has told how he used the ancient Chinese science of Feng Shui to help his recovery from cancer.

Muamba drops in as Asda installs defibrillators in all its shops

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12:29pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FABRICE Muamba visited a Bolton Asda for a defibrillator training session after supermarket bosses agreed to install the life-saving devices in all its stores, offices and depots.

Scintilla are Essex County premier league champs

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5:35pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Scintilla CC were crowned kings of the Essex County Cricket League Premier Division after a thrilling end to the season.

Brazilian legend to coach Indian Premier League side FC Goa

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12:07pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Zico is manage FC Goa in the first ever Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Manchester United need to unite

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11:19am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

On a fine sunny August day, the red army that is Manchester United rolled into Turf Moor bringing the hosts Burnley FC an early taste of the big time in the Premiership.

PICTURES: Indian fans celebrate one-day series win

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9:25am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

India fans celebrate victory in the fourth One Day International at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Top five transfers of the season

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9:09am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

There has been late splurge on players as the transfer window closed. But what were the most important transfers this season so far?

Angel can’t solve all of Manchester United’s deficiencies

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7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

In a film or a theatre production - people like a hero to come to the rescue and it is no different for Manchester United. By Ayyaz Malik.

Rohit Sharma to miss remainder of series

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10:54am Saturday 30th August 2014

India opener Rohit Sharma is to miss the remainder of the Royal London Series against England with a broken finger, and will be replaced by Murali Vijay.

Sky's the limit for teenage star Munir El-Haddadi

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10:48am Friday 29th August 2014

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes the sky's the limit for rising teenage star Munir El-Haddadi, with the Catalan giants seemingly having unearthed another gem from their production line.

Di Maria: 'I just want to help the club become successful again'

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4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned not to expect instant miracles from Angel di Maria.

FIFA urged to act over football brain injury claims

Asian Image: File photo dated 10/12/2013 of Detail of the Official FIFA match ball, the brazuca. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. From samba stars to sunshine football, whole shanty towns of cliches have clung to the 2014 World Cup finals si

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

World governing body FIFA has been urged to stop young children from heading footballs and faces an accusation of leaving players vulnerable to brain injuries caused by concussion.

West Indies - Bangladesh game abandoned

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10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

The one-off Twenty20 international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result amid torrential rain and high winds at Basseterre.

Mike Gatting presents winning trophy to champs Marshes CC

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8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

former England captain Mike Gatting presented the awards at the London 6 International Cricket Competition held at Leyton County Ground.

Blackburn Rovers' parent company lose £36million

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6:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE company which owns Blackburn Rovers’ lost £36million last year making a New Year transfer embargo on the club likely.

Sri Lanka level series with emphatic win

Asian Image: HITTING OUT: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan on the way to scoring a crucial 88 during Sri Lanka's emphatic 157-run win over England in the second ODI at Chester-le-Street

10:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews once again led the way as his side crushed Pakistan by 77 runs to level the one-day international series in Hambantota.

Bradford football club plagued by vandalism

Asian Image: Mohammed Rizwan at Bradford Horton Sports FC's pitch where vandals have stolen parts of the fence

7:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BLOSSOMING Bradford football club is being plagued by vandals who have stolen or damaged parts of a pitch-perimeter fence.

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