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No dream pairing in Ferrari

London: Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has ruled out the prospect of a ‘dream team’ partnership comprising Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel “for the time being”.
Speaking at Ferrari’s annual pre-season media gathering, Domenicali batted away about persistent rumours that Red Bull’s three-time world champion had agreed a pre-contract with the Scuderia for 2014.

Tevez ban

London: Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for six months after ignoring police letters about speeding offences because he did not understand the word ‘constabulary’. A British daily reported that the Argentine international had pleaded guilty to three offences, including driving without a valid UK licence, at a magistrates court hearing.

New signing

London: QPR broke their transfer record to sign striker Loic Remy from Marseille on Wednesday, boosting the London club’s hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season.

Jon on mark

London: Jon Walters scored twice in Stoke City’s 4-1 extra-time win over Crystal Palace, in the FA Cup, on Tuesday, to make up for his weekend horror show against Chelsea. Ireland international Walters had headed two own goals and missed a penalty in his side’s 0-4 home league thrashing on Saturday.

Exhibition tie

Mumbai: The Indian women’s football team will take on the Netherlands in two international exhibition matches, at Kolhapur and Navi Mumbai. The match in Kolhapur is to be held on Thursday and the game at Vashi, Navi Mumbai will be held on January 20.

Rashid show

Hua Hin (Thailand): Rashid Khan carded a three-under 69 to occupy tied eighth at the end of the first round of the Asian Tour Qualifying School First Stage Section B, on Wednesday. The other Indian in the fray, Honey Baisoya carded one-over 73 and was tied 50th.

Sourav view

Kochi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly has disagreed with the view that Virender Sehwag’s ODI career is over. Speaking to a television channel, Sourav said: “You can’t say such things. I feel he has lot of ability. Sehwag has done so well in ODIs... You cannot say such things about anyone. We will just have to wait and see.”

PCB move

Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket officials said on Wednesday that Pakistan has refused to release any of its players for the Bangladesh Premier League after a planned bilateral series had to be scrapped.

In a soup

Melbourne: Days after he was banned for one game for clashing with Marlon Samuels, Australian spin legend Shane Warne was reported for breaching Cricket Australia’s Code of Behaviour during Big Bash semi-final, at the Waca, in Perth.