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WA to welcome Bancroft as soon as ball-tampering ban over

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Western Australia will be quick to welcome former test batsman Cameron Bancroft back to the fold once his ball-tampering ban expires in December, the state team's coach Adam Voges has said.

Mystery lung problem forces Australia's Hastings to retire

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Australia all-rounder John Hastings has retired from all cricket, citing the risks posed by a bleeding lung condition that has confounded doctors.

Divided Calgary votes on 2026 Winter Games bid

(Reuters) - The citizens of Calgary headed to polling stations on Tuesday for a vote that could decide whether the city will throw in the towel or push ahead with plans to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Kearney, Ringrose fit as Ireland rev up for All Blacks clash

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose returned to full training with Ireland on Tuesday, putting themselves in the frame to face New Zealand this weekend in what promises to be a mouthwatering clash between the world's two top-ranked sides.

Four Malaysian fighters to vie in ONE: Destiny of Champions

PETALING JAYA: Four mixed martial artists – Agilan Thani, Gianni Subba, Jihin Radzuan (pic) and Mohammed Mahmoud – will be flying the Malaysian flag in ONE: Destiny of Champions at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 7.

Karate exponents take early bath in Madrid world meet

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian karate exponents have their work cut out for them to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following a disappointing show at the World Championships in Madrid, Spain.

New swimming coach identified but subject to salary agreement

PETALING JAYA: The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) want to bring in former United States national coach Chris Martin to take charge of the Malaysian swimming team.

Chia and Soh hope to soar into the top 10 by middle of next year

KUALA LUMPUR: High-flying national men’s doubles pair Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik have set their sights on cracking into the world’s top 10 by the middle of next year.

De Klerk allowed to play for struggling Sale this weekend

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - South Africa have released first choice scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to play for his club Sale Sharks this weekend, allowing him to miss Saturday's test against Scotland at Murrayfield, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

UK Sport chief executive Nicholl to step down in mid-2019

(Reuters) - UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl will leave her role in the summer of 2019 after 20 years in a leadership position at the organisation, the British governing body said on Tuesday