x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Deccan Chargers owners look to sell IPL franchise

India's Deccan Chronicle Holdings has restarted efforts to sell its Indian Premier League franchise, the Deccan Chargers, and is in talks with Vikas Rambal of Perth and India's Adani Group

India's Deccan Chronicle Holdings has restarted efforts to sell its Indian Premier League franchise, the Deccan Chargers, and is in talks with Vikas Rambal of Perth and India's Adani Group, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

The group is seeking about US$200 million (Dh 734.6m), nearly double what it paid for the Hyderabad-based franchise in 2008. Malaysian state oil firm Petronas are also involved in the talks.

Japan seeks more WBC pay

Japan will not to take part in the 2013 World Baseball Classic unless they are guaranteed a bigger slice of its revenue, Kyodo news agency reported.

Japanese players, who won the tournament in 2006 and 2009, received 13 percent of profits from the last tournament. Major League Baseball players received 66 percent.

"We are surprised and disappointed with their announcement," said Jim Small, managing director of MLB's unit in Japan.

British sprinter tests positive

British track and field says sprinter Bernice Wilson has been suspended after failing a doping test. UK Athletics said Wilson tested positive for testosterone and clenbuterol after a meet on June 12 in Bedford, England. Clenbuterol is the same anabolic agent that Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador tested positive for during last year's Tour de France.

He blamed the test on contaminated beef. Wilson faces a two-year ban if found guilty.

China takes eighth gold

He Chong successfully defended his 3-meter title at the Shanghai world aquatic championships, giving China its eighth gold medal, but Qin Kai badly missed a dive that cost the Chinese another likely medal.

Qin botched a forward 4-1/2 somersault, entering the water with his legs severely bent, a sight that drew gasps from the mostly Chinese fans. Ilya Zakharov earned the silver and Evgeny Kuznetsov took the bronze.