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SA captain Bavuma confident of protocols

South Africa's limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma says he has full confidence in the biosecurity protocols laid out by the country's cricket board ahead of India's tour later this month.Sport in South Africa began to shut down on Friday following the emergence of a new coronavirus variant called Omicron, with travel bans and restrictions on flights…
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Brailey locked in as long-term Sharks No.9

Blayke Brailey is set to continue as Cronulla's No.9 for the long-term after signing a four-year contract extension with the NRL club.Brailey rejected interest from rivals to confirm his new deal on Wednesday, keeping him at the Sharks until the end of 2026.In doing so, the 23-year-old becomes the longest signed player at Cronulla.It is also the…
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Leach seeks to recreate Lyon consistency

Jack Leach has studied how Nathan Lyon and the world's best left-arm spinners attack Australian conditions as he seeks to produce an Ashes triumph even more memorable than that at Headingley in 2019.Leach finished one not out and faced 17 deliveries in a final-wicket stand of 76 runs with Ben Stokes in Leeds, as England snatched a stunning victory…
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Ugle-Hagan copying Weightman’s AFL rise

Cody Weightman sees distinct parallels between Jamarra Ugle-Hagan's career trajectory and his own rise to prominence as the former No.1 draft pick seeks to stamp his mark on the AFL next year.Weightman played just three games in his debut season before a breakout 2021 campaign, kicking 26 goals in 16 games and featuring in the Bulldogs' beaten…
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Paris aim at record 3m Paralympics tickets

The organisers of the 2024 Paralympic Games are aiming to sell three million tickets for the event which they hope will help raise awareness around disability and promote a more inclusive society.Should all the tickets on sale for the August 28-September 8 Paralympics be purchased, the Games will break the record from London 2012 when 2.7 million…
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Argentine Pekerman to coach Venezuela

Jose Pekerman, who took both Argentina and Colombia to the World Cup quarter-final, has been appointed to manage Venezuela.Venezuela are the only South American country never to reach the World Cup finals and sit bottom of the 10-team qualifying group with seven points from 14 games.They are currently 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Colombia and…
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EU wants ‘verifiable proof’ Peng safe

The European Union has said it wants China to release "verifiable proof" that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her sexual assault allegations.Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of…
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Rangnick visa delay so Carrick still boss

Manchester United caretaker boss Michael Carrick will remain in charge for Thursday's Premier League against Arsenal.United announced Ralf Rangnick as the new interim manager on Monday, but his work visa is yet to be finalised.Following the departure of former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Carrick took charge of the Champions League win away to…
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