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FIFA seek life ban for Webb

Former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb is facing a lifetime ban from football after Fifa's ethics committee opened proceedings against him.
 
In November, Webb, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three of wire fraud conspiracy and three of money laundering conspiracy.
 
The former president of Concacaf, who is from the Cayman Islands, was one of seven people arrested in Zurich in May last year before Fifa's annual congress.

Gayle in line for Melbourne return

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle could re-sign for Melbourne Renegades in Australia's Big Bash, despite last season's sexism controversy.
 
Gayle, 36, was fined by the club in January after asking journalist Mel McLaughlin for a date during a live interview, saying: "Don't blush, baby."
 
"We know it was wrong," Renegades coach David Saker told BBC Sport.

Russell thwarts Kings XI Punjab

Andre Russell took 4/20 as the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Kings XI Punjab by 7 runs at Eden Gardens.
 
Robin Utappa hit 70 and Gautham Gambir 54 as Kolkata posted 164/3 in their 20 overs.
 
Glenn Maxwell hit 68 for Kings XI Punjab, but Russell conceded only 4 runs in the final over as the Kings fell 7 short.
 
Russell was named Man of the Match, but his West Indian team-mate Sunil Narine was dropped for the match. 

Curry is NBA's MVP, says source

Stephen Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season.
 
A person with knowledge of the award says Curry will be announced as the winner perhaps as soon as Tuesday. 
 
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA has not revealed the winner.
Nobody in tennis is surprised by Andy Murray's split from coach Amelie Mauresmo, says Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
 
British two-time Grand Slam winner Murray, 28, and Frenchwoman Mauresmo, 36, mutually ended their two-year working partnership on Monday.
 
"Everyone knows everyone in the locker rooms and players' lounges. Obviously something was wrong." said Mouratoglou, who has coached Williams to eight Grand Slams since 2012.

Hummels, Sanches to Bayern

German champions Bayern Munich have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches from the start of next season.
 
Hummels, 27, will join Bayern on a five-year deal subject to a medical.
 
Bayern have paid Benfica €35m (£27.5m) for 18-year-old midfielder Sanches, who was also wanted by Manchester United, in a deal which could rise to €45m.
Days after revealing the T&T Football Association's (TTFA) restructuring exercise which will lead to the replacement of general secretary Azard Khan, comes word that advertising for the position will begin soon.
 
Yesterday the Tobago Football Association's (TFA) president Anthony Moore said he expects advertisements for the position to begin as soon as its president David John-Williams and other executive members return from the FIFA Congress on Thursday.
 
John-Williams said last week that he was unaware of plans to remove Khan, despite reports that he was the person responsible for placing the advertisement. 
 
Moore confirmed yesterday that he was interested in replacing Khan.

Root, Bairstow put on 372

Jonny Bairstow hit 198 and Joe Root 190 not out to give champions Yorkshire control against Surrey after a shaky start to day two at Headingley.
 
The England pair put on 372, a record fourth-wicket partnership for Yorkshire.
 
They came together at 45-3 after Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Alex Lees fell in the first hour.

AB stars in RCB win

AB de Villiers plundered 64 runs in a 35-ball display of masterful batting, after Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to 67 for 3 against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. 
 
He used powerful drives and improvised sweeps to lift Royal Challengers to 175 which they defended by one run in a thriller.
 
M Vijay made an accomplished 57-ball 89 to keep Kings XI in the hunt for much of the chase. 

WI women take on England in October


England women will travel to the West Indies in October for a five-match one-day series.
 
All matches will be played in Jamaica, with the first two in Montego Bay on 8 and 10 October.
 
The other three games - in Kingston on 14, 16 and 19 October - will double up as a round of fixtures in England's ICC Women's Championship campaign.
 
"We all saw during the ICC Women's World T20 what a talented side they are, and they will be especially dangerous in home conditions," said England head coach Mark Robinson, about West Indies, who were recently crowned as the World Twenty20 champions. "It should be a really exciting tour and a challenge that we will relish," he added.
 
England have won six and lost five of their 12 Women's Championship matches till date and are scheduled to face a further three games against the touring Pakistan women, in June. The three matches will be played in Leicester, Worcester and Taunton.
 
Schedule:
 
1st ODI, October 8th, Montego Bay
 
2nd ODI, October 10th, Montego Bay
 
3rd ODI, October 14th, Kingston
 
4th ODI, October 16th, Kingston
 
5th ODI, October 19th, Kingston
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