Jon Bramley

Kiwis ease into quarterfinals with Canada win

New Zealand booked their passage from Group A in to the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday after Brendon McCullum set up a 97-run victory.

Ponting will be charged after TV damage claims

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting will be charged after allegedly damaging a TV in the dressing room during his side's match against Zimbabwe.

Croatia stun Germany, penalty saves Austria

Croatia underlined their growing reputation as Euro 2008's most dangerous dark horses by stunning tournament favourites Germany 2-1 on Thursday.

Gary Player: There is doping in golf

Tour golfers are taking performance-enhancing drugs and escaping sanction because the sport does not have dope testing, Gary Player said on the eve of the 136th Open Championship. ''I know there are golfers doing it [taking drugs], whether it's HGH [human growth hormone], whether it's creatine or whether it's steroids,'' Player said.

Ballesteros calls it a day

Five-time Major winner Seve Ballesteros announced his retirement from golf on Monday, ending one of the most glittering careers in the modern game. The Spaniard, who won the British Open three times and the United States Masters twice, told a news conference at Carnoustie: ''This has been the most difficult decision of my life.''

DNA tests for Pakistan cricketers

Pakistan's World Cup cricketers provided DNA samples on Friday as Jamaican police probed the murder of their coach Bob Woolmer and awaited results of tests on his body for more clues on how he died. The chairperson of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Nasim Ashraf, stressed no member of the Pakistan team was suspected by police of Woolmer's murder on Sunday.

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