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wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has
been fined 75 per cent of his match fee
for shoulder-barging Bangladesh
batsman Tamim Iqbal.
The incident happened on the
second day of the first test on
Wednesday, and the fine announced
De Kock pleaded guilty to the charge
laid by match referee Chris Broad, with
no formal hearing required.
Broad said de Kock confronted the
Bangladesh opener and "deliberately
brushed Tamim Iqbal's shoulder and rib
area. This resulted in a heated
exchange between the two, initiated
by the contact made by de Kock. This
type of incident has no place on a
South Africa's Rilee Rossouw was
fined 50 per cent of his match fee for
an altercation with the same batsman
in the one-day series.
Wicketkeeper de Kock fined for shoulder charge
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Michael Phelps isn t the only big
name missing from the world swim-
ming championships that begin today
in Kazan, Russia.
Along with the 18-time Olympic gold
medalist, Aussie sprinter James Mag-
nussen, Yannick Agnel of France, South
Korea s Park Tae-hwan and Kylie
Palmer of Australia won t be competing
in the last major international meet
before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Also missing is Japanese star Kosuke
Hagino and Swedish veteran Therese
The absences will likely set the stage
for lesser-known talent to emerge a
year before the Rio Games.
"By no means is it going to be a per-
fect representation of what the
Olympics are going to be next year,"
US sprinter Nathan Adrian said.
Phelps didn t swim at the 2013 worlds
in Barcelona, having retired the previous
year after the London Olympics. He
qualified in three events a year ago for
Kazan, but was banned from worlds as
part of his punishment by USA Swim-
ming for a second drunken driving
arrest last fall.
While the rest of the world is tuning
up for Rio, Phelps will be competing
at the US national championships in
Texas at the same time.
Magnussen, the two-time defending
100-metre freestyle champion, is recov-
ering from left shoulder surgery. Agnel,
the defending 200 free champion, with-
drew citing illness. Park is serving a
doping suspension, while Palmer with-
drew as the result of a positive drug
test at the 2013 worlds. Hagino broke
his right elbow recently, while Alsham-
mer has a herniated disc.
Without Phelps, the US men s team
will be led by Ryan Lochte, who has a
much lighter schedule than usual. He
will swim just two individual events---
200 free and 200 individual medley---
and possibly some relays.
"We have a bunch of veterans and
a bunch of youth," Lochte said. "We re
going to have our work cut out for us
but we re Team USA. We can handle
Unlike other countries, the US comes
into worlds without benefit of recent
national championships or trials meet.
The squad was selected a year ago based
on results at the Pan Pacific Champi-
"It s going to be a challenge for this
group," US men s coach Dave Durden
said. "We re going to have to create a
little bit of a psychological edge. We
haven t had our time to shine yet this
year like a lot of other countries."
The US men will be looking to avenge
their disqualification in the 4x100 med-
ley relay from two years ago, when
Kevin Cordes dove in too early on the
breaststroke leg. Cordes is on the roster
Agnel s absence could cost France
chances at winning medals in the 400
free and 400 medley relays. France won
the 400 medley relay two years ago
after the U.S. got disqualified.
China s Sun Yang is set to swim in
the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles
coming off his doping violation last
year. He owns the world record in the
1,500, and is ranked in the top 10 in
his other three events.
On the women s side, Katie Ledecky
and Missy Franklin are the biggest stars
of the US team. Ledecky won four gold
medals and set two world records at
the 2013 worlds; Franklin earned a
record six golds while swimming seven
Ledecky recently graduated from
high school and is deferring college
until after the Rio Games. Franklin
recently turned professional after two
years of college.
"It s about trying to get faster,"
Ledecky said. "I m very motivated."
Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, nick-
named "Iron Lady" for her herculean
schedule, is ranked in the world s top
10 in six different events, although she
had not revealed her plans ahead of
For the first time at worlds, the top
eight athletes and teams in each sport
will receive prize money, a change from
the 2013 meet, where only the top six
in each final were rewarded.
The most money, $2.5 million, will
be distributed during the swimming
competition. First place is worth
$20,000; second, $15,000; and third,
The eighth-place finisher will receive
$1,000. A world record in the pool will
be worth an extra $30,000.
Synchronized swimming, a sport
Russia has long dominated, will divide
Diving will split $780,000; water
polo will share $720,000; open water
swimming will split $420,000; and
high diving will share $125,000.
...at stake in world swim championships
In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Katinka Hosszu, of Hungary,
competes in the women's 200-metre individual medley final
at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona. Hosszu,
nicknamed "Iron Lady" for her herculean schedule, is ranked
in the world's top ten in six different events, although she
had not revealed her plans ahead of the world swimming
championships which start today in Russia. AP PHOTO
Pools of money
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