Police arrests two suspects in connection with SA skipper-goalkeeper Meyiwa's murder

Senzo MeyiwaJohannesburg, Oct 30 : Two suspects have reportedly been arrested by police in connection with the murder of South Africa's football team captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa at his pop-star girlfriend's home.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper had been shot dead on Sunday at Kelly Khumalo's housi in Vosloorus, Sport24 reported.

Ryder inches closer to NZ national squad return

Jesse RyderWellington, Oct 30 - Big-hitting batsman Jesse Ryder is reportedly set to be named in a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) team release on Friday, for the first time since January.

Speculations were rife that Ryder would be included in the New Zealand A squad for four one-day games in Dubai next month, in the first tentative steps towards consideration for the national team.

Misbah looking consistency for Pak in second Test against Oz

Misbah-ul-HaqJohannesburg, Oct 30 - Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul Haq would reportedly seek consistency while his counterpart Australia's Michael Clarke would look for runs in the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday.

Wozniacki 'nervous' to run NY City Marathon but excited as well

Wozniacki 'nervous' to run NY City Marathon but excited as wellNew York, Oct 30 Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, who had vowed to run Sunday's New York City Marathon, a few weeks after being dumped by fiance Rory McIlroy, has admitted that she is nervous, but is also excited for the long run.

Wozniacki had vowed just a week before Wimbledon and a few weeks after being dumped by world number one golfer McElroy that she would run the New York City Marathon.

Maradona withdraws theft complaint against ex-girlfriend post 'hitting' video leak

diego maradonaJohannesburg, Oct 30 - Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reportedly withdrew a theft complaint against his former girlfriend on Tuesday, after a video surfaced that allegedly showed him hitting her.

Maradona's former girlfriend Rocio Olivia said that she spoke to him and he withdrew the complaint . The Argentine in March had accused Oliva in Dubai of stealing jewellery and other valuable items.

Lara reveals no letter from Mandela this time to save Windies' SA tour

Brian LaraJohannesburg, Oct 30 - West Indies legendary batsman Brian Lara has revealed that there would be no letter from former president Nelson Mandela, which saved their tour 16 years ago, to protect the national team's tour to South Africa later this year.

The West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests, three T20 Internationals and five ODIs on their tour of South Africa ending on January 28, just over two weeks before the Cricket World Cup begins in Australia and New Zealand.

Commonwealth chief urges Sri Lanka to accelerate efforts towards sustainable reconciliation

Kamalesh SharmaColombo, Oct. 30 - Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to accelerate its efforts towards sustainable reconciliation and consolidation of its "successful and hard won peace" through continued implementation of the recommendations of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Diego Maradona accuses girlfriend of theft after video leaked

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona filed a theft complaint against his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, after a video was released that allegedly shows him hitting her.

"I spoke to Diego and he filed the complaint," Oliva told Argentine television.

Oliva, 22, has a turbulent relationship with 53-year-old Maradona. He lives in Dubai and has a sports promotion contract.

FIFA secretary-general defends use of artificial pitches for 2015 Women's WC

Jerome ValckeLondon, Oct 30 - FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke has defended the use of artificial pitches for the 2015 Women's World Cup and suggested that they could be used for men.

Nearly 50 players make up a group that has filed a lawsuit claiming sexual discrimination over the use of synthetic pitches instead of grass.

Amla on course to ODI landmark

London, Oct 30 - South Africa Test team captain Hashim Amla is reportedly very close to a landmark that would confirm him as one of the best ODI batsmen of all time.

Amla has moved to within only 210 runs of 5,000 in the ODI format, and if he plays to roughly his statistical performance level in the five-match away series against Australia shortly, he might get there during the course of these November assignments.

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