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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pakistan will confer honorary citizenship on former West Indies captain Darren Sammy for his "invaluable contribution" towards the return of top-flight cricket to the country, its cricket board said.
PETALING JAYA: Kosovo-born midfielder Liridon Krasniqi (pic) is now eligible to play for the national team.
SOFIA (Reuters) - Iranian taekwondo competitor Farzad Zolghadri said on Thursday he intends to represent Bulgaria at this summer's Tokyo Olympics, adding his move has nothing to do with politics and is motivated purely by improving his chances of success.
BUKIT JALIL: The national rugby Sevens team could see naturalised faces in the future if the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) get their way.MRU president Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya is tinkering with the idea of roping in foreign players to beef up the national team and allow them to get Malaysian citizenship.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Naomi Osaka heads to Melbourne looking to defend her Australian Open title following a tumultuous 2019 which saw her reach world number one, change coach twice and become the second-highest paid female athlete on the planet.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top rated chess champion has decided not to play for his country, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday, in an apparent reaction to Tehran's informal ban on competing against Israeli players.
NEW Zealand-born Tony Payne is now a Thai and that’s going to hurt the chances of the other marathon runners in the SEA Games.
(Reuters) - Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is fully involved in running the Premier League side and will not entertain "bargain bids" for the club, chairman Bruce Buck said.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Marcello Lippi has resigned as head coach of the China national team after seeing his side slip to a 2-1 loss to Syria in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Dubai on Thursday.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain have recalled Alvaro Morata for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania after the striker scored five times in his last five games for Atletico Madrid.