Soccer icon Pele in hospital due to colon tumour, to be released in days
Sports/Soccer: Brazilian soccer great Pele was hospitalized in Sao Paulo to continue his colon tumour treatment. Pele's assistant Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that Pele is having chemotherapy sessions to treat the tumour that was found during routine exams at the end of August.
Barcelona crashes out of Champions League, ending 17-year streak of KO round appearances
Sports/Soccer: Canadian star Alphonso Davies and Bayern Munich put a halt to Barcelona's 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season on Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy.
Canadian field hockey team headed home from South Africa following wait due to travel restrictions
Sports: Canada's women's junior field hockey team is scheduled to arrive home on Thursday after being stranded in South Africa due to restrictions surrounding the omicron coronavirus variant.
Bowlsby: Early signing changes being discussed
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said there have been preliminary discussions about possibly shifting the early signing period, as administrators and coaches have said the accelerated recruiting calendar has led to more coaching changes during the season.
Diplomatic boycotts, Peng Shuai case test IOC leading up to Beijing Games
Sports/Olympics: The president of the International Olympic Committee did his best to stay neutral Wednesday as Canada, Britain and Australia followed the United States in announcing diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Games in Beijing. He also praised himself for his video calls with tennis player Peng Shuai.
Kohli refuses to step down, BCCI cracks whip, opts for proven leader in Rohit
The BCCI, it is learnt, waited for the last 48 hours for Kohli, who has already relinquished T20 captaincy, to voluntarily step down from ODI leadership as well but he did not. By the 49th hour, losing the position to Rohit Sharma was simply 'fait accompli'. The BCCI statement merely stated that the selection committee has decided to name Rohit captain of the ODI and T20I teams going forward.