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Rain cancels play in Bangladesh
Persistent rain washed out the opening day's play of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand yesterday.
Umpires Daryl Harper of Australia and Asoka de Silva of Sri Lanka along with match referee Javagal Srinath of India inspected the wicket before calling off play at 12:30 (local time).
"The situation was assessed and the umpires and match referee felt that no play was possible due to the soggy outfield because of the overnight and morning rain," an official said.
"The play will start half-an-hour early at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday."
Seve op a success
Doctors have successfully operated for a third time on golfer Seve Ballesteros to remove remnants of a brain tumor and reduce swelling inside the skull, the Madrid hospital treating him said on Friday.
"The targets originally planned have been achieved and (the operation) has eliminated the edema (swelling) and the remnants of the tumor," Madrid's La Paz hospital said in a statement.
"The patient is stable ... and is currently controlled in the intensive care unit."
Burress fined
New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was fined US$45,000 by the NFL on Friday for three separate incidents during last Sunday's 29-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Burress was fined US$20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, US$20,000 for inappropriate post-game comments regarding officiating and US$5,000 for throwing the ball into the stands, an NFL official told Reuters.
Briere out
The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a major blow on Friday when center Danny Briere, their leading scorer, was ruled out by injury for up to a month.
The 31-year-old Canadian, who has registered three goals and four assists in six games this season, suffered the injury in Wednesday's 7-6 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.
"Danny has a slight tear in his reptus abdominis, which is a stomach muscle," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. "He will have surgery ...tomorrow ."


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:44 GMT+08:00