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France,  Uruguay   fizzle


CAPE TOWN - A match between former World Cup champions produced an opening day dud, with France and Uruguay playing out a 0-0 draw yesterday. France winger Franck Ribery and Uruguay striker Diego Forlan showed flashes of ...

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Bahamas sprinter   gets Jones’  gold medal


NASSAU - Sprinter Pauline Davis-Thompson has finally received Olympic gold a decade after coming second to the disgraced American Marion Jones at the Sydney Games. Pauline Davis-Thompson was beaten by Jones in the 200 met...

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Mexico, SA share   honours


JOHANNESBURG - South Africa nearly made a perfect start to the World Cup yesterday, scoring early in the second half before conceding a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Mexico in the opening match of the tournament. Rafael Marq...

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Goal feast for Dames, Brittons Hill


by EZRA STUART   FOR FLYING IN the face of local football's top two teams, St John Sonnets and Deacons got a good old-fashioned whipping on Thursday night at the National Stadium. Mackeson Brittons Hill and Claytons Kol...

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Pollard’s power play


LONDON - When Brian Rose describes an innings as "the most remarkable one-day knock I have ever seen played for Somerset" there can be no doubt he has witnessed something very special. Those were the words used by the Engli...

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Lippi defends   golden ‘oldies’

Lippi defends   golden ‘oldies’


IRENE - Marcello Lippi is getting tired of hearing that Italy's players are too old to win the World Cup again. And he doesn't appreciate the rampant skepticism over his squad - even back home. The 62-year-old coach lashed ...

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Garrison   U-15   netball   queens

Garrison   U-15   netball   queens


THE GARRISON SECONDARY are the new schools' Under-15 netball champions, after defeating the Alleyne School 20-17 in the finals yesterday at the Netball Stadium. Trailing 11-13 in the fourth quarter, the Garrison showed trem...

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Keeper back up and running

Keeper back up and running


JOHANNESBURG - Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar began practising normally again yesterday, indicating he was over a back injury and ready for the World Cup. Julio Cesar had not trained at full strength since getting hurt in a ...

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Going for goal!

Going for goal!


JOHANNESBURG - South Africa will be trying to raise the profile of football at home while Mexico will want to spoil the party when the teams meet today in the World Cup's opening game. In a nation where most of its internat...

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Benn ‘a key man’ for Gayle

Benn ‘a key man’ for Gayle


SULIEMAN BENN took the prized wicket of South Africa's Hashim Amla on the first day of the first Test of the Digicel Home Series at Queen's Park Oval yesterday. The lanky left-arm orthodox spinner made the team despite an o...