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Gay breaks straight 200m record


MANCHESTER  – American sprinter Tyson Gay broke a 44-year-old world mark for the 200 meters on a straight track yesterday.Gay ran 19.41 seconds into a slight headwind on a specially constructed track in Manchester, shaving ...

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T20 FINALE


by HAYDN GILLFOR THE second time in three years, the eyes and ears of the cricket world will be on Barbados and Kensington Oval.A packed ground of 14 000 and a global television audience of more than one million viewers wil...

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Obama rooting for LeBron


WASHINGTON, DC – Include President Obama as another Chicago Bulls fan rooting for LeBron James to move to Chicago, Illinois.“He doesn’t want to tamper,” senior adviser to the president – and former Bulls season-ticket holder – David Axelrod said.“But...

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Jackson fires first Lakers salvo


EL SEGUNDO, California – When the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a berth in the Western Conference finals on Monday, Lakers coach Phil Jackson had nothing but praise for his team’s upcoming opponents, the Phoenix Suns, saying that the Suns are playing t...

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Cavs shake-up looming


CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Cavaliers are keeping coach Mike Brown – for now.Team owner Dan Gilbert refuted a report on Friday that Brown had been fired.“That’s not true,” he said during a news conference. “We are right now just going through the...

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Aussie teen youngest to sail world


SYDNEY – An Australian teen completed her around-the-world trek yesterday, becoming the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world after a seven-month journey.Thousands cheered as 16-year-old Jessica Watson manoeuvred her ...

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COZIER ON CRICKET: Aussies, Brits most worthy

COZIER ON CRICKET: Aussies, Brits most worthy


ONCE they hit the back straight, the feature event, for the ICC Twenty20 Trophy, was purely a two-horse race.After jostling for positions out of the stalls and overcoming a few minor bumps over the first furlong, the entr...

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Ruling on SA runner by July


DOHA, Qatar – A solution to the controversy over the gender of South African runner Caster Semenya will be reached by the end of June, says president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, (IAAF) Lamine Diack.The 19-year-old Semen...

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Drogba delights Chelsea


WEMBLEY – Didier Drogba scored his 37th goal of the season yesterday to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth in the English FA Cup final and complete the Premier League champions’ first domestic double.Chelsea hit the frame of the goal five tim...

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Bryant upsets sibling


DYNAMIC former Barbados and Caribbean Junior Squash Champion Bryant Cumberbatch produced a significant upset at the semi-final stage of the 36th annual National Squash Championships on Friday night at Marine Gardens in Hastings, Christ Church.The tal...