Platini sticks to his guns on technology

KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) – UEFA President Michel Platini remains ardently opposed to the use of goal-line technology, which is being employed by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup, and said yesterday the money would be better spent developing the game.

Australia’s Hughes says demons banished, again

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Phillip Hughes has declared himself ready to grab his third chance as an Australian test cricketer at Hobart this week and a far better batsman than the nervy swiper who blew his second shot at the same ground a year ago.

Brilliant Samuels leads Windies to tour-ending win

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC – Marlon Samuels’s brilliance allowed West Indies to sign off their Bangladesh tour on a high note with a 18-run win in yesterday’s one-off Twenty20 International but not before suffering a scare from hosts still gushing from their 50-overs series triumph.

Alastair Cook ‘can match Sachin Tendulkar’ – Gooch

(BBC) England captain Alastair Cook has the potential to match Sachin Tendulkar’s run-scoring feats, according to batting coach Graham Gooch. Cook, 27, became the youngest player to reach 7,000 Test runs and England’s most prolific centurion with his 23rd as England beat India in Kolkata.

US Embassy presents boxing gear to GABA

US Ambassador D Brent Hardt yesterday handed over a quantity of gloves and other boxing gear to the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) President Steve Ninvalle in fulfilment of a commitment the embassy made recently to contribute to the development of the sport.

McDonald wins scrabble charity contest

National Champion Abigail McDonald won the inaugural Scrabblers Give-Back Charity Open on Sunday at the Malteenoes Sports Club. McDonald won the maximum of six games following by Leon Belony in second place with five wins and one loss, while Yvonne Murray with four wins and two losses to her name captured third place.

McIlroy scoops European writers award

LONDON,  (Reuters) – World number one Rory McIlroy won the 2012 European Golf Writers Trophy yesterday after a spectacular season during which he landed his second major title and topped the money-list on both sides of the Atlantic.

Pele for K&S tourney – Jacques

-says offers to players came from GFAPresident of the Pele Football Club, Cecil Jacques says the club will not be participating in this year’s Banks DIH-sponsored Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Banks Beer President’s Cup tournament.

Jamaican wins WBA Featherweight crown

(Jamaica Observer) Nicholas ‘Axeman’ Walters landed a well-deserved technical knockout victory over the persistent Daulis Prescott in the seventh round to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight crown to become the 10th Jamaican world champion, and more importantly, the first to win a world title on local soil.

John eyes bout with magical Mexican Marquez

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Unbeaten Indonesian featherweight Chris John already has one win over Juan Manuel Marquez and after seeing the Mexican knock out Manny Pacquiao on Saturday he is keen to move up in weight and face him again.

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