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Mercedes drop Abu Dhabi appeal following talks with Lewis Hamilton

Dec 17, 2021

Last Updated on 16 Dec 2021 6:15 pm (UK Time) Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team has decided to withdraw their appeal over the safety car procedure, which led to a controversial victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The Brackley-based team lodged a notice of intention to appeal the decision of the Stewards, who had previously rejected their protest that the FIA had breached two of the Sporting Regulations (Article 48.12). These regulations stated that “any cars that any cars that have bee ...read more

Holdsworth seals full-time Supercars return

Dec 17, 2021

Read Time:3 Minute, 3 Second Fresh from conquering Mount Panorama as a co-driver with Walkinshaw Andretti United, Holdsworth has been called up to GR on a one-year contract. He’ll replace Andre Heimgartner in the GR line-up alongside David Reynolds, effectively taking the slot that was initially earmarked for Matt Payne. Payne’s promotion to the main game has been put on ice following a fast, but flawed, two-round cameo in Super2. GR has already confirmed that Payne will instead ...read more

LIVE: England come alive with quickfire wickets

Dec 17, 2021

England's bowlers face another tough task on day two at the Adelaide Oval, with temperatures expected to reach 37 degrees this afternoon. A hot sun is baking the ground, making conditions ideal for Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith, who will resume for Australia. Making things more difficult for England is the makeup of their team, with five right-arm quick bowlers, and only part-timer Joe Root to provide a spin option. Jack Leach was axed after being hammered by the Australian batters in Br ...read more

Premier League in chaos as schedule decimated

Dec 17, 2021

The Premier League schedule was decimated Thursday as coronavirus outbreaks at clubs forced the postponement of five weekend matches, taking the total amount of games wiped out over the past week to nine. The league said its intention was "to continue its current fixture schedule where safely possible" although some managers have called for a brief suspension. Adding to the postponement of the Manchester United-Brighton game on Saturday, the league said the following matches were also off: Sout ...read more

Holdsworth to combine real estate job, Supercars drive

Dec 17, 2021

Read Time:2 Minute, 12 Second The 38-year-old has inked a full-time return to Supercars next season with Grove Racing, with a one-year deal as the team continues to evaluate young Kiwi Matt Payne. The opportunity has come as somewhat of a surprise to Holdsworth, with talks starting shortly before the Bathurst 1000 and the deal only struck in the last week, following Chaz Mostert and Holdsworth’s stunning win. Proving how unexpected the full-time return is, Holdsworth had already l ...read more

New twist in Cummins' COVID drama

Dec 17, 2021

Australian Test captain Pat Cummins will return to his home state following a COVID-19 scare that forced him to miss the second test in Adelaide. "Pat Cummins has been granted approval by SA Health to return home to NSW," a statement from Cricket Australia read. "Under the plan approved by SA Health, he will self-drive from isolation and then, with the appropriate PPE and hygiene controls, take a single charter flight." READ MORE: 'Lazy' England under fire as nightmare continues READ MORE: ...read more

Tubby fumes at England's Adelaide Ashes farce

Dec 17, 2021

Former Australian Test skipper Mark Taylor says more must be done to motivate teams to adhere to over rates because fines are not working. England were left scrambling in the last hour on day one of the second Test to ensure they got the new ball under lights, with skipper Joe Root holding down an end just before they ticked over the 80 mark, and the new rock was given to James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Despite rushing through the final few overs of play, England still finished an over short o ...read more

Weather gives England reprieve after horror day

Dec 17, 2021

It took two days into the second Test, but England finally caught a break. With two early wickets and the likes of Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser getting the ball to move in ways we hadn't seen during the Australian innings, the visitors were up against the wall before lightning stopped play. As Australia piled on the runs, the only question was when they'd declare, given the conditions looked optimal for fast bowling late in the day. AS IT HAPPENED: Australia stamp authori ...read more

Van Gisbergen eyeing European return

Dec 17, 2021

Read Time:1 Minute, 28 Second The Kiwi has enjoyed success in Europe in the past, particularly during his time as a factory McLaren GT driver. He won the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Rob Bell and Come Ledogar for Garage 59, thanks to race victories at Monza and Paul Ricard. That same season he finished third in the Intercontinental GT Challenge after winning the Bathurst 12 Hour with Alvaro Parente and Jono Webb. He now has a link to Mercedes through Triple Eight’s ...read more

STUMPS: Play abandoned as huge storm hits Adelaide Oval

Dec 17, 2021

And that's stumps on Day 2 of the second Test at Adelaide Oval. Thank you for following Wide World of Sports' coverage of the 2021 Ashes series between Australia and England. Play will resume earlier tomorrow due to the premature conclusion of Day 2 with stormy conditions. On Day 3 England will hope to settle into their 456-run chase as they try to better Australia's blistering first innings score of 9-473. Highlights from today's play included Marnus Labuschagne's first Ashes ton, Alex ...read more

Rizwan In At Sussex As Former Captain Brown Departs

Dec 17, 2021

Last Updated on 16 Dec 2021 7:25 pm (UK Time) Sussex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan on a deal for the first half of the 2022 season. Who is Rizwan? Mohammad Rizwan is Pakistan’s vice-captain in Test matches. He has centuries in all formats of the game and is a destructive player in T20s, where this afternoon became the first player to score 2000 runs in a calendar year in the format – scoring 87 off 45 balls in a 158-run openi ...read more

Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected to succeed Jean Todt as FIA president | 2021 F1 season

Dec 17, 2021

Read Time:1 Minute, 39 Second FIA members have voted Mohammed Ben Sulayem as the new FIA president following today’s election at the general assembly. Ben Sulayem defeated opponent Graham Stoker to become the FIA’s first non-European president in the organisation’s 117-year history. Ben Sulayem’s campaign secured 62% of the vote, his team confirmed in a statement, meaning he has won the right to replace outgoing FIA president Jean Todt, who stepped down today after completing ...read more

Smith finally confirmed as Rooster for 2023

Dec 17, 2021

Brandon Smith of the Storm. The worst-kept secret in rugby league was confirmed on Friday afternoon, as Brandon Smith was officially locked in as a Sydney Roosters player for 2023. The Storm hooker was one of the hottest properties in the game going into the year after next, but turned his back on his current club, and a potential move to the Dolphins, to jump on board with one of the competition's heavyweights. "We're excited to announce the signing of Brandon to a three-year arrangement and ...read more

Who is going to win the Championship golden boot?

Dec 17, 2021

Last Updated on 17 Dec 2021 2:31 pm (UK Time) As we approach the halfway stage in the Championship this season, we take a look at the leading candidates for the golden boot and see who we think is going to be the top scorer come the end of the season. All views are my own and if you disagree, let me know in the comments section. Aleksandar Mitrović (22 goals) Having recently picked up his third consecutive PFA Fans’ Player of the Month, Fulham’s Mitrović is currently leading the go ...read more