Woods confirms he will compete at Players Championship

Woods confirms he will compete at Players Championship

Johannesburg, Apr 25 : Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will play at the Players Championship next month as the American will continue his traditional tune-up for the second major of the year, the US Open.

The 14-time major champion tied for 17th at five-under overall in the recently concluded Augusta Masters on his return after a two-month sabbatical from the game.

Woods hasn't played the PGA Tour's flagship event on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since he won the title in 2013, Sport24 reported.

Maxwell eyes English county stint to earn Oz Test recall

Maxwell eyes English county stint to earn Oz Test recall

Johannesburg, Apr 25 : In view of missing out on a place for the upcoming series against West Indies and England, Australia swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell is looking forward to a possible stint in English county cricket in order to earn a Test recall to his national squad.

The right-handed batsman amassed 324 runs at an average of 64.80 in Australia's victorious World Cup campaign, and had hoped his impressive performance in the pinnacle tournament would earn him a spot in the Test squad.

Guardiola brands Barca as 'best team in the world' ahead of CL semifinal clash against Bayern

Guardiola brands Barca as 'best team in the world' ahead of CL semifinal clash a

London, Apr 25 : Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has termed his former club Barcelona as the 'best team in the world', after both the teams were being drawn against each other for the high-octane Champions League semifinal clash.

Guardiola, who left the Catalan giants in 2012 after a four-year successful stint, will make an emotional return to his hometown on May 6 in the first-leg of the game.

Van Gaal tips Giggs to be his successor as Man U coach

Louis Van Gaal

London, Apr 25 - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has backed Ryan Giggs to be his successor after the Dutchman's stint at the Old Trafford ends.

Giggs, the club's former midfielder, was appointed Van Gaal's assistant last year after taking charge of the first team for four matches as an interim coach last season following the sacking of David Moyes.

Van Gaal said he expects that Giggs would be the next manager after his contract with the club ends in 2017, the BBC reported.

George Foreman claims 'superior talent' Mayweather 'better than Muhammad Ali'

George Foreman

Washington, Apr 25 - Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman believes that unbeaten US boxer Floyd Mayweather is not wrong in claiming that he should be considered as the greatest fighter of all time, even better than legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

Earlier in the week, Mayweather had attracted widespread criticism as he said that he "couldn't care less" for upsetting people by claiming that he is better than Ali.

Mayweather claimed that although he respects Ali and acknowledge all the past champions, he had done just as much for the sport as Ali had done in his days.

Brathwaite's ton steadies Windies against England at stumps on day four of second Test

Kraigg Brathwaite

London, Apr 25 - West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite produced a resolute performance on the fourth day of the second Test against England as he anchored his team to a comfortable 202-2 at stumps on a very flat pitch in Grenada.

Following the early dismissal of Devon Smith (2), Brathwaite put on a 142-run stand for the second wicket with Darren Bravo to help respond very strongly to a deficit of 165.

ICC wary of 'potential rebel league' as Indian conglomerate sets up 'mysterious companies' abroad

ICC wary of 'potential rebel league' as Indian conglomerate sets up 'mysterious

Wellington, Apr 25 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly been wary of the moves initiated by Indian business giant Essel Group as the conglomerate sets up mysterious registration of companies in test- playing nations, in an attempt to create a potential rebel league and threaten the current establishment.

Essel, which is owned by billionaire media baron Subhash Chandra, was the main promoter behind the ill-fated Indian Cricket League, the rebel predecessor to the Indian Premier League.

Nishikori, Ferrer sail into Barcelona semifinals

Kei Nishikori

London, Apr 25 - Defending champion Kei Nishikori produced a resilient performance to progress to the Barcelona Open semifinal with a three-set win over his Spanish opponent Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.

The world number five fought back stoutly to recover after losing the second set and subsequently beat Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, the BBC reported.

With the win, Nishikori will next face Martin Klizan after the Slovak trounced Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Shillong Lajong FC to take on Salgaocar FC in I-League match

Shillong Lajong FC to take on Salgaocar FC in I-League match

After a five match unbeaten streak, Shillong Lajong FC are set to play their fourth home match of the Hero I-League against Salgaocar FC here on Saturday.

Lajong are coming into the game on the back of a five match unbeaten streak, but having drawn four out of their last five league matches.

The local outfit will look to capitalise on home advantage towards the end of the season with the match against the Goan side being the first of a seven game run of home fixtures stretching right until the last match of the season.

Clarke 'looking forward' to future with his cricket academy

Clarke 'looking forward' to future with his cricket academy

Sydney, Apr 24 : Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has revealed that his cricket academy will form a big part of his future, insisting that he is looking forward to impart his cricketing skills to the talented beginners.

Clarke, who led Australia to their fifth World Cup title, said that the academy and the Scots College is a big part of his future , adding that it would be great to see boys and girls have the opportunity to learn from someone's experiences, News.com.au reported.

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