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Indian SC asks Mudgal committee to continue probe

New Delhi—The Supreme Court has asked the Justice Mudgal committee to investigate the IPL corruption issue, and in particular the 13 names mentioned in the sealed envelope, with the assistance of other investigators. Mukul Mudgal has communicated to the court his willingness to take up the investigation and has been asked to specify the terms and modalities on April 29, the next date of hearing.

Ancelotti taking no risks with Ronaldo

Madrid—Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will not start Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday if there is any risk of the World Player of the Year aggravating a hamstring injury. The Portuguese has missed Real’s last four games due to the problem, but has returned to full training ahead of the clash with the European champions and is expected to take his place in Ancelotti’s starting line-up.

Man Utd sack Moyes, Giggs appointed interim manager

Manchester (United Kingdom)—Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes following a disastrous ten-month spell at the world-famous club, with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs named as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of the Premier League side on July 1 but the move quickly became a fiasco with the team slumping to a series of embarrassing defeats. After feverish speculation in the British media, United confirmed Moyes’s departure in a brief statement.

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Washington—Hopkins, the oldest major world champion in boxing history, won a split decision over Kazak fighter Beibut Shumenov to take the World Boxing Association title and keep his International Boxing Federation crown. “The only thing I want to know before I leave this game is that I gave it all,” Hopkins said. “It’s another page. Every page is history. Money is great but history is something you can’t get rid of.”

Chennai crush Delhi by 93 runs in IPL

Abu Dhabi—Chennai Super Kings crushed Delhi Daredevils by 93 runs in a thoroughly one-sided game in here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium. Super Kings started steadily after choosing to bat, but Suresh Raina’s busy fifty in the middle and a late surge catapulted them to 177. Their quicks tied Daredevils down with accurate swing bowling, and electric catching from Raina and Faf du Plessis made it harder. The middle order sank without a fight, and by the halfway stage of the chase, the match was as good as over. By the 16th over, Super Kings had wrapped up their biggest win in terms of runs.

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