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12:00 AM, February 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 AM, February 28, 2019


England hit record 24 sixes to post 418

England blasted a world record 24 sixes in the fourth One-Day International against the West Indies at Grenada's National Stadium on Wednesday. Jos Buttler had the honour of smashing the record 24th six over deep midwicket in the last over, bringing up his 150 in the process. West Indies had set the previous record of 23 sixes in an innings just seven days ago in the first match between the two sides in Bridgetown. England eventually totalled 418 for six after being put into bat.                                           -- Afp

UEFA charges Ramos for deliberate booking

European soccer's governing body UEFA has charged Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with "receiving a yellow card on purpose" in the club's Champions League tie against Ajax Amsterdam earlier this month.

Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute of the last-16, first leg tie in the Netherlands, which the holders won 2-1. As a result, the 32-year-old is suspended from next Tuesday's second leg.

UEFA decided to investigate the incident after Ramos told reporters he would "be lying if I said I didn't force (the booking)".

Although Ramos later said: "I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking. That's why I said that I would lie if I said I did not know that I was carrying a penalty, just as I knew that I had no other choice than to make a mistake. And that's what I meant when I said that in football you have to make complicated decisions."

If a player is found to have been deliberately, booked he can be banned for two games.

 -- Reuters

Nantes taking Sala transfer dispute to FIFA

French club Nantes have referred their dispute with Cardiff City over the transfer fee of Emiliano Sala to FIFA, sources close to the Ligue 1 side said Wednesday.

The clubs are wrangling over payment of the fee following the tragic death of Argentinian Sala in an airplane accident in January.

The sources said Nantes referred the matter to world football's governing body after the Welsh side declined to pay an initial six million euros ($6.8 million) of the 17 million euros total fee         . -- Afp

Rodgers predicts exciting future for Foxes

New Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has promised his players there are "special things on the horizon" after watching them beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Rodgers' appointment was confirmed an hour before kick-off, with the Northern Irishman replacing Claude Puel.

"He spoke to the lads in the dressing room. He was proud of them and liked the spirit. He promised them there are special things on the horizon," interim Leicester manager Mike Stowell told reporters.                                                           -- Reuters

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