MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia’s callow bowling attack has tantalised with the promise of a brave new era, but faces its stiffest examination against India’s veteran batsmen in the first test in Melbourne starting Monday.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – In a defiant captain’s swansong, Ricky Ponting hit a fighting century in a losing cause as Australia bowed out of the World Cup earlier this year and then spoke of his hopes for a “Tendulkar-like” re-birth.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Rider Mark Cavendish was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Thursday to cap a memorable 12 months in which the Briton won the road race world title and the Tour de France green jersey.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Disgruntled members of the 2006 Trinidad & Tobago team that played at the FIFA World Cup in Germany have threatened to file bankruptcy proceedings against the T&T Football Federation.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – South Africa have to become more ruthless in their approach as they seek to secure a series-winning victory in the second test against Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Smith said yesterday.
ZURICH, Switzerland, CMC – Well-known personalities Horace Burrell, Ronald Jones and Yves Jean-Bart were among nine administrators appointed to restore the Caribbean Football Union to normalcy over the next five months.
HOBART, Australia, CMC – Dwayne Bravo again played a negligible role and Sydney Sixers were undermined by Pakistani fast-medium bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, losing by 42 runs against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League on Wednesday.
By Emmerson Campbell
Guyana men’s rugby team, winners of six consecutive North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Sevens titles, is currently in off season training, preparing to compete on the international stage in the new year.