FA charges Chelsea manager
London: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been charged with improper conduct for comments he made about referee Chris Foy following his side’s 0-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers last month, the FA said in a statement on Friday. Chelsea conceded an early penalty and were reduced to nine men during the match on October 23, prompting a strong reaction by the Portuguese manager. Villas-Boas has until Tuesday to respond.
Sao Paulo: Pele says it was scary to see how far behind Brazil was in their preparations to host the 2014 World Cup. However, he added, he was confident Brazil will do what needs to be done in time.
Johor Bahru: India suffered a 1-5 drubbing at hands of Malaysia after playing with 10 players for most part of match to end their hopes of a berth, in the final of Sultan of Johar Cup hockey tournament, here, on Friday.
New Delhi: India produced a lacklustre display to crash out of the title race of the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri under-21 women’s hockey tournament after losing 1-2 to Germany, on Friday.
London to host
Monaco: London was chosen to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday. The capital city beat Doha in a head-to-head battle for the right to stage the global track and field showpiece for the first time.
New Delhi: Indian grapplers won as many as six medals, including four golds, at the recently-concluded Hargobind Singh International Wrestling tournament in Vancouver.
Chandigarh: Sharmila Nicollet signalled her return to form with a gritty four-over 75 to grab her second straight title in the seventh leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Tour, on Friday.
Lahore: Former captain Ramiz Raja has emerged as the front-runner for the position of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Official sources in the board confirmed that new chairman, Zaka Ashraf has already made an offer to Ramiz to take over as COO.
Lahore: Mohsin Khan will continue as interim coach of Pakistan for the upcoming series against Bangladesh, starting next month in Dhaka. The decision to retain Mohsin was taken as a full-time coach had not yet been identified.
Kingston: Former West Indies batsman Lawrence Rowe has sued Jamaica Cricket Association for removing his name from a pavilion at the Sabina Park.