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MARCH 16 DIGEST

Lorgat denial

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) was not relying on the revenue that would have been generated had the latest edition of the IPL been played in South Africa, according to chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

Lorgat denied allegations that there had been negotiations behind the scenes in which CSA’s initial objections to proposals giving India, Australia and England greater power at the ICC were reversed in order to secure IPL-7.

Farah second

New York: Mo Farah collapsed after crossing the finish line in the New York half-marathon on Sunday, having recovered from a fall earlier in the race to finish second to Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai.

Farah fell to the ground shortly after completing the race and was taken away from the finishing area in a wheelchair but later allayed fears for his health.

Milan lose

Milan: AC Milan’s crisis deepened when they lost 4-2 at home to Parma after playing for almost the entire match with 10 men on Sunday, a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions for Clarence Seedorf's rudderless team.

Milan, who had goalkeeper Christian Abbiati sent off in the fifth minute, came to life as they clawed back a 2-0 deficit, only for Parma forwards Amauri, with a brilliant back-heeled flick, and Jonathan Biabiany to win the game with two late goals.

Zlatan record

Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his season tally to a club record 40 goals as the Sweden forward’s double inspired runaway leaders Paris St Germain to a 2-0 home win against St Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

SSP show

Canlubang (Manila): SSP Chowrasia rounded off a miserable weekend with yet another disappointing back nine in the final round to finish tied 27th at the Solaire Open here on Sunday. Richard Lee won the title.

Rahil Gangjee, the other Indian in weekend action, also had a disappointing time on the last day. He had just two birdies against seven bogeys and carded 76 to finish at seven-over 291.