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Cricket: Ton-up Sehwag downs Durham

Virender Sehwag's typically rapid century ensured county champions Durham suffered a six-wicket defeat in their English season curtain-raiser against MCC in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The former India opener made 109 off 97 balls, including a six and 18 fours, as MCC chased down a victory target of 224 in 51 overs. England exile Samit Patel contributed a handy 48 as MCC eased to victory. MCC resumed on Wednesday's fourth and final day on 48 for two, with Sehwag nine not out.

Cleared in conflict investigation, Peter Sandhu back in Alberta government fold

EDMONTON - A member of the Alberta legislature who was cleared of conflict of interest after he tried to get rule changes to help his home-building company is back in the government caucus. Backbencher Peter Sandhu tweeted that he is honoured to be back with the Progressive Conservatives. The government confirmed that Sandhu, who represents Edmonton-Manning, is indeed back in the fold.

Where's Peter Sandhu? Alberta MLA at centre of ethics probe a no-show in house

EDMONTON - A member of the Alberta legislature who was cleared of conflict of interest after he tried to get rule changes to help his home-building company hasn't pursued any further lobbying efforts in the matter, cabinet minister Manmeet Bhullar said Tuesday. Bhullar confirmed that Peter Sandhu has not asked him or his officials to make legislative changes to prevent "vexatious" liens since a ruling earlier this month by ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson.

Alberta's ethics boss says it's OK for MLAs to lobby for personal interests

EDMONTON - An Alberta government backbencher who lobbied bureaucrats and fellow politicians to make legislative changes to benefit his company did nothing wrong, the province's ethics commissioner ruled Thursday. Ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson, in a written judgment, said that while Peter Sandhu wanted changes to lien rules to benefit his home-building company, it was not a conflict of interest because other home-building companies would have benefited as well.

Boxing: Indian star tests negative after heroin charge

Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh was on Tuesday cleared by the Indian sports ministry of using banned substances following a police charge that he consumed heroin. But Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, remains out of the Indian squad for upcoming tournaments in Cyprus and Cuba pending the completion of police investigations against him. The 27-year-old gave blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) earlier this month, with the test results on him and four other boxers returning negative.

Aitzaz Ahsan admits he is submissive husband

Veteran jurist and Pakistan People’s Party leader Senator Aitzaz Ahsan admitted to being a Joru Ka Gulam (submissive husband).Aitzaz Ahsan confided to media on Saturday while submitting nomination papers for his spouse for the reserved seats for women, that he had come to submit the nomination papers of his wife as he was a Joru Ka Ghulam.Ahsan, who seemed to be in good mood, corroborated his argument before smiling reporters that Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and even Shakespeare were also subservient to their wives.

Boxing: Indian star takes dope test after heroin charge

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh has undergone dope tests as ordered by the government after police accused him of consuming heroin, officials said. Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, gave his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday, sports minister Jitender Singh said. The boxer had earlier refused to be tested by Punjab Police, who while investigating his links to an alleged dealer in a $24 million drug haul last month said Vijender had taken heroin 12 times.

India's Singh ordered to take drugs test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's boxing pin-up boy Vijender Singh was ordered by the Indian sports ministry on Monday to take an immediate out-of-competition test after police said he had used heroin on several occasions. Singh, whose middleweight bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics helped raise boxing's profile in India, landed in trouble after last month's $24 million drug haul in the northern state Punjab when a fellow boxer told the investigators he and Singh consumed heroin supplied by the drug dealer.

Boxing: Indian star took heroin 12 times - police

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh took heroin 12 times, according to police who are investigating his links to an alleged dealer in a $24 million drug haul last month. Police in the northwestern state of Punjab said investigations showed that Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and fellow boxer Ram Singh procured the drug from the alleged dealer between December and February.

Boxing: Indian star took heroin 12 times - police

Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh took heroin 12 times, according to police who are investigating his links to an alleged dealer and a $24-million drug haul last month. Police in northwestern Punjab said investigations showed both Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and fellow boxer Ram Singh procured the drug from the alleged dealer between December and February.
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