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Serena’s coach makes plea for honest and open on-court coaching

The coach whose attempts to guide Serena Williams mid-match during this year’s U.S. Open final led to her explosive row with the umpire and a code violation en route to defeat, has called for on-court coaching to be permitted.

Maldives court frees ex-leader Gayoom

A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president’s estranged half-brother and jailer suffered a shock election drubbing. Gayoom, 80, ruled the largely Muslim island nation for 30 straight years until he was defeated at the country’s first multi-party elections in 2008.

Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token

Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token on Thursday, with the firm saying it hoped ex-soccer star Michael Owen or boxer Manny Pacquiao would be the first to sell such a token next year.

Ashwin, Rahane to play in rejigged Deodhar Trophy

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane have been named in squads for the Deodhar Trophy beginning here on October 23 with a slight tweak in the format.

Danish Kaneria admits fixing guilt, says ‘made a mistake, forgive me’

Banned Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Thursday said he finally confessed to spot-fixing after years of denial to get closure for his mistakes and sought forgiveness from the country’s “shocked” cricket community.

Pakistan bypass Amir for Australia T20 series

Pakistan selectors once again left out fast bowler Mohammad Amir from the country’s 15-member squad set to square off against Australia during the three-match Twenty20 series starting next week.

Not Johri’s substitute: BCCI on Choudhary at ICC meeting

The BCCI clarified that acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary is attending the ongoing ICC meeting in Singapore in his usual capacity as the world body’s Board Director and not as a replacement for CEO Rahul Johri, who is battling allegations of sexual harassment.

‘Massive tax scam cost Europe 55 billion euros’

The so-called “cum-ex” deals relied on complex tax trickery that allowed owners of shares to claim several times over refunds for tax paid only once on dividend payouts — effectively syphoning off taxpayers’ money into investors’ pockets.

With few buyers, Iranian oil fleet heads to China ahead of US sanctions

A total of 22 million barrels of Iranian crude oil loaded on supertankers owned by the National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) are headed for Dalian, the data showed. Dalian typically receives between 1 million and 3 million barrels of Iranian oil each month, according to the data that dates back to January 2015.

Denmark Open: Saina Nehwal beats Yamaguchi to enter quarters

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal defeated world no. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan for the first time in four years to enter the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open, here on Thursday.