India to play two Tests in NZ
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP):
India will play two Tests and five limited-overs internationals on its cricket tour to New Zealand in January and February, though venues for those matches have yet to be decided.
The framework for the tour schedule was agreed during weekend talks between New Zealand Cricket and the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The tour will now directly follow New Zealand's home series against the West Indies in December and January.
India and New Zealand will meet in ODIs on January 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31. The tourists will then play a two-day warm-up match before Test matches from February 6-10 and February 14-18.
Mediate wins Champions Tour event
CALGARY, Alberta (AP):
Rocco Mediate won the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic by seven strokes yesterday for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season.
The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February, in his first Champions Tour start, closed with a 7-under 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows.
Mediate opened with a 63 and had a 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The six-time PGA Tour winner finished at 22-under 191 to equal the tour record for lowest total in a 54-hole event.
Tom Byrum closed with a 64 to finish second. Duffy Waldorf and Kirk Triplett tied for third at 14 under.
Kaka for AC Milan
Kaka looks set for a return to AC Milan after the Italian club reached a deal with Real Madrid for the Brazilian.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed yesterday that a deal has been agreed between the clubs but adds that "it seems there's only the agreement with the player left to sort."
A move to bring Milan idol Kaka back before the start of last season fell through, as did attempts in January.
Kaka, 31, joined Madrid from Milan in 2009 for 65 million euros (US$92 million). But after injuring his left knee, Kaka was never able to establish himself as a first-choice player.