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  • Disgraced Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir should stop "misleading the public" and instead help cricket in "the fight against corruption", International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday.

     

  • Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party has proposed a measure to seize majority stakes in foreign-owned mines without paying compensation, ahead of an election expected this year.

     

  • The Swedish co-founder of Russia's biggest classifieds website Avito expects it to more than double revenues this year, proving smaller players can take a lead in an industry dominated by heavyweights like eBay and Craigslist.

     

  • South Africa plans to overhaul its intellectual property laws to improve access to cheaper medicines by making it harder for pharmaceutical firms to register and roll-over patents for drugs, a senior official said on Monday.

     

  • World rankings on Monday (U.S.unless stated, last week's positions in brackets).1.(1) Tiger Woods 12.06 average points 2.(2) Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 10.91 3.(3) Adam Scott (Australia) 8.01 4.(4) Justin Rose (England) 6.81 5.(6) Luke...

     

  • Leading money winners on the 2013 PGA Tour on Monday (U.S.unless stated).1.Tiger Woods $4,139,600 2.Brandt Snedeker $3,150,564 3.Matt Kuchar $2,469,773 4.Adam Scott (Australia) $2,100,469 5.Steve Stricker $1,935,340 6.Graeme McDowell $1,910,654...

     

  • Leading money winners on the 2013 European Tour Race to Dubai on Monday.1.Sergio Garcia (Spain) 774,010 euros 2.Angel Cabrera (Argentina) 662,628 3.Richard Sterne (South Africa) 650,782 4.Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 647,125 5.Charl Schwartzel...

     

  • South African power utility Eskom said it was prepared to introduce rolling blackouts this winter in some parts of the grid to prevent a complete system collapse, which would inflict far greater damage on the economy.

     

  • Noted Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil, who says that struggle has been a counterpoint to his successful musical life, takes a road trip in the film "Viramundo" to seek out his musical origins in Brazil, Africa and Australia.

     

  • Springbok fullback Zane Kirchner will join Irish side Leinster later this year after signing a two-year contract with the club.

     

  • The United States is not ready to host a rugby World Cup and needs to establish a sustainable professional league to help develop the sport there, International Rugby Board (IRB) head Brett Gosper said on Monday.

     

  • African finance ministers told their rich nation counterparts at weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to work harder and faster to kick-start their economies to avoid a prolonged slump that could undermine strong growth in the developing world.

     

  • Noted Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil, who says that struggle has been a counterpoint to his successful musical life, takes a road trip in the film "Viramundo" to seek out his musical origins in Brazil, Africa and Australia.

     

  • American Charley Hoffman, wielding a red-hot putter, moved a step closer to his third PGA Tour victory as he forged two shots clear in Saturday's third round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

     

  • A dominant first-half performance propelled the Bulls to a 34-0 victory away to fellow South Africans the Southern Kings that lifted them into the top three in the Super Rugby standings on Saturday.

     

  • Super Rugby side Cheetahs beat fellow South Africans Sharks 12-6 victory in an error-strewn match that ended in some controversy at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

     

  • Canterbury Crusaders' forwards produced a master class to dominate Otago and move back into contention for the playoffs with a 24-8 victory over the Highlanders in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch on Saturday.

     

  • A South African miner was stabbed as he walked to work and small groups of workers stopped his colleagues reporting for duty at two AngloGold mines on Saturday in the latest labour unrest to hit the sector, the company said.

     

  • Small groups of workers stopped miners at two AngloGold mines in South Africa from reporting for duty on Saturday and one miner was in a critical condition after being stabbed in the latest labour unrest to hit the sector, the company said.

     

  • Golf's governing bodies are expected to announce shortly whether they will go ahead with a proposed ban on players anchoring putters to their body, a rule change which makes no sense at all to Bernhard Langer.

     

  • Golf's governing bodies are expected to announce shortly whether they will go ahead with a proposed ban on players anchoring putters to their body, a rule change which makes no sense at all to Bernhard Langer.

     

  • A little more than a month after clinching his maiden PGA Tour victory, American Kevin Streelman was back in the title hunt after coping well with strong gusting winds in the RBC Heritage second round on Friday.

     

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