Simon knocks out Wawrinka in Shanghai, Djokovic, Murray advance

Frenchman Gilles Simon upstaged world number three Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, while top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals. Djokovic enjoyed a 6-4 6-4 win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil while Murray was even more ruthless as he tamed 13th seed Lucas…

Pollard, Ramdin dropped from ODI squad

West Indies have dropped Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin from their ODI squad for next month’s tri-series in Zimbabwe, which also features Sri Lanka. Courtney Browne, the head of West Indies’ selection committee, informed Pollard and Ramdin about their axing via email. The emails, accessed by ESPNcricinfo, were sent by Browne earlier this week. Browne’s…

Green Machine begins preparations with spotlight on fitness

After surrendering their title last year in the competition, the   National Men’s ruby team, Green Machine have begun early preparations for this year’s championships which will be held on November 12 and 13 in Trinidad and Tobago. With the aim of reasserting their dominance on this version of Rugby, head coach Kenneth Grant – Stuart…

Pathan smashes 159 for Ambassadors CC in SCA 20/20.

Canadian National All-rounder Rayyankhan Pathan turned up the heat on a chilly Fall day in  the Scarborough Cricket Association’s 20/20 competition. In the first of the two games scheduled, Pathan blitzed his way to a league record scoring 159 in a match reduced to 18 overs due to slow over rate by the opposition, Victoria…