Serena defeat shocks French Open out of a doze

Serena Williams stumbled to her first opening round exit from a grand slam tournament. Photo: Reuters

PARIS, (Reuters) – Former champion Serena Williams shocked the French Open crowd, and herself, by losing to Virginie Razzano in the first round on Tuesday, her earliest exit from a grand slam in the 47 appearances she has made in an outstanding career.

Refreshed Bolt ready to speed up in Rome

Usain Bolt

ROME, – The real Usain Bolt will make a return appearance at Rome’s Diamond League meeting tomorrow, according to the Jamaican sprinter who got tongues wagging last week when he failed to break 10 seconds over 100 metres in Ostrava.

James and Heat too much for Celtics

LeBron James

MIAMI, (Reuters) – Led by LeBron James’ 32 points, the Miami Heat enjoyed a convincing 93-79 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday to grab a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference championship series.

…Rivers demands improvement from Celtics

Doc Rivers

MIAMI,  (Reuters) – Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers demanded improvements across the floor from his team after they fell to a 93-79 defeat to the Miami Heat in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

Jaguars defeated 7-1 in Colombia

Guyana’s starting lineup versus Colombia.                      

Four goals in the first half and three in the second half saw Guyana go down 7-1 to a superior Colombia side ranked 23rd in the world in a closed door practice match at Estadio El Campin, on Monday evening.

Samuels shines but England easily retain Wisden

ON THE GO! Marlon Samuels goes aerial for one of his two sixes off off-spinner Graeme Swann yesterday. (Photo by

NOTTINGHAM, England,  CMC – A sterling, unbeaten half-century from Marlon Samuels failed to brighten the gloom of another defeat as West Indies predictably plunged to a nine-wicket loss to England in the second Test at Trent Bridge here yesterday.