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Latest – Pakistani captain Babar Azam was excluded from the first test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui from December 26 due to a broken thumb

Babar, 26, was injured during a training session in Queenstown last week and has been left out of the current three-game Twenty20 series

Opening batsman Imam-Ul-Haq will also miss the game after breaking his left thumb in a net session

Both players are yet to return to the net, with medical staff on the team closely monitoring their progress

Mohammad Rizwan to become Pakistan’s 33rd test captain when he heads the squad in Babar’s absence

“Even though it will be almost two weeks since Babar’s injury when the first test begins, it will be difficult for him and the team to play him without any net sessions,” Pakistan head coach said Misbah-ul-Haq

“I remain confident and optimistic that other players will rise to the occasion at Mount Maunganui”

The Saracens England internationals will not play a competitive match before the Six Nations after the postponement of the new league season until March

This leaves players like captain Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and the Vunipola brothers without a game before England face Scotland on February 6

To counter the lack of preparation, the Saracens have confirmed that they are negotiating with other clubs to establish a separate cup competition format as part of the pre-season preparation, sanctioned by the Rugby Football Union

“These times continue to be extremely difficult for professional sports clubs and we are sensitive to the different positions in which championship clubs find themselves,” said the statement from Sarries

“We will continue to work hard with other Championship clubs and the RFU to deliver this proposed season which guarantees competition and the possibility of winning promotion to the Premiership”

The Coupe de la Ligue final has been postponed for two months and will be held on April 25, with the hope that a later date will allow fans to attend

The final of the competition, known by its sponsor name as the Carabao Cup, was scheduled to take place on February 28 at Wembley Stadium

“The League’s objective is to have the final with as many supporters as possible present and therefore the decision has been made to move the final to later in the year,” the EFL said in a statement. press release

“The number of fans allowed will depend on the guidelines of the government in place at that time and it is hoped that postponing the date until later in the year will give clubs and their fans the best opportunity to do so. attend in person, “said EFL added

The competition’s quarter-finals kick off on Wednesday morning (NZT) with Brentford hosting Newcastle United and Manchester City holder at Arsenal

Thursday’s games include League side Stoke City at home against Tottenham Hotspur as Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park

Hamilton must have missed the Sakir Grand Prix in Bahrain this month after testing positive for Covid-19

He posted photos of himself at the gym on Instagram, hours after being named the BBC’s 2020 Sports Personality of the Year

“I have lost 6kg in the last two months – including four when I had Covid,” said the 35-year-old

“I’ve lost so much muscle I’m starting from a low point in strength now, not fun but I’m determined to regain my strength and be 100% again

Two-time Norwegian Olympic champion Petter Northug was sentenced to seven months in prison and banned from driving for life after being convicted of serious traffic offenses and drug possession by a court in Oslo

Petter Northug gives press conference after being charged with driving at high speed under the influence of drugs
Photo: AFP

The 34-year-old, who won two gold medals at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and is one of Norway’s best-known and popular athletes, was arrested in August after driving his car Jaguar F-type at speeds over 200 km per hour

Police found other videos on Northug’s cell phone showing a speeding ticket that he filmed while driving

He passed a drug test after his arrest, but during a subsequent search of his home, police discovered six grams of cocaine and small amounts of other controlled substances

Northug, who was convicted of drunk driving in 2014 and admitted to having drug and alcohol problems at a press conference after his arrest in August, said he accepted the court verdict and would not appeal

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