KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies defied rain to make a winning start to their One-Day International series against New Zealand here yesterday, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win on the backs of explosive unbeaten half-centuries from Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle.
Former president of the Guyana Football Federation, Georgetown Football Association and Pele Football Club, John Yates, yesterday gave props to the corporate bodies sponsoring school football tournaments, but said more needs to be done to develop the game and urged that they collaborate.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia, CMC – Stephen Ames had one of his best days on the links this season, carding a two-under 68 in the opening round of the US$6.1 million Greenbrier Classic here yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Women boxers have claimed an early victory at the 2012 Olympics by knocking out the last all-male sport but the battle for sex equality at the Games rages on, and not just among women – male synchronized swimmers are also demanding equal rights.
(Reuters) – Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has been suspended one game for “confrontational and provocative behaviour” near the end of last week’s loss to San Jose, Major League Soccer (MLS) said yesterday.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Injury-prone West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has been snapped up as one of the overseas signings for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League despite having not played international cricket in two years.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Soccer’s rulemakers and its governing body FIFA bowed to pressure yesterday when they finally approved the use of goal-line technology and agreed to allow Muslim women players to wear a headscarf.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A dream semi-final pitching two of the game’s greatest ever players against each other is likely to be a tasty warm-up act for many of the fans in Centre Court today as home favourite Andy Murray bids to reach a maiden Wimbledon final.