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  • Karlovic shatters fastest serve record on Davis Cup duty

    By Alexandra Willis 6 March 2011 Ivo Karlovic, the long-limbed Croatian known for being the tallest player on the men’s tennis tour, has set a new record for the fastest serve delivery in official competition. Karlovic, competing for Croatia in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Zagreb, delivered a serve of 156 mph (251kph) […]

  • Head of Wada calls for global anti-corruption body

    By Nick Harris in Budapest 23 February 2011 David Howman, the director-general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, has today called for the establishment of a global anti-corruption agency to tackle malpractice ranging from match-fixing to institutional corruption. In a statement released at the European Union Sports Forum, which concluded today in Hungary, Howman says he […]

  • Bookies facing big payouts as Murray reaches third Slam final

    By Alexandra Willis 28 January 2011 Bookmakers are unashamedly backing Novak Djokovic against Andy Murray in the Australian Open final on Sunday, as they face a record payout if the British No.1 achieves a first Grand Slam win. Labrokes were offering 8/1 on a Murray victory in the build-up to the tournament, as the Scot […]

  • Cost of raising next wannabe Nadal estimated to be $400,000

    By Alexandra Willis 26 January 2011 The cost of raising the next Rafael Nadal or Maria Sharapova has been estimated to be over $400,000, according to a report by Bloomberg. Based on the example of 12-year-old Mia Smith, whose parents have sold their house in order to send their daughter to the prestigious $68,495-a year […]

  • America’s Odesnik could add bets info to drugs help for reduced ban

    By Nick Harris 2 January 2011 America’s Wayne Odesnik has become the first tennis player to become a top-level whistleblower in exchange for a reduced drugs ban, and sportingintelligence can reveal he could be asked to spill the beans about irregular betting as well as about doping. The authorities hope his information will lead to […]

  • AP McCoy accepts major BBC award with plug for Sky

    By Nick Harris 19 December 2010 Tony McCoy, the greatest jump jockey of all time, was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year at a star-studded awards night in Birmingham this evening – and then mentioned the Beeb’s great broadcasting rivals, Sky, in his acceptance speech. He was talking about the delight with which […]

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