—Pele gets whopping $1m cheque; tourney deemed a success
Pele Football Club, winners of the recent inaugural GT&T FastBall knock-out football competition along with other top performers received their cash prizes for their performances throughout the tournament.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Brett Lee and spinner Xavier Doherty took four wickets apiece as Australia crushed Sri Lanka by five wickets to win the fourth one-day international and take an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia’s coach and captain are to be brought into an expanded national selection panel on the recommendation of a report into the humiliating Ashes defeat, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday.
Georgetown Cricket Club and Gandhi Youth Organization “B” recorded victories while Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), who dominated their encounter, had an incomplete match due rain, on the final day of the inaugural De Sinco Trading, GCA Under-13 cricket competition yesterday.
Anguilla moved to the top of Group C with their victory over Curacao yesterday as the first round of the CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers continued at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground
The Anguillans gained three points with the eventual 2-1 scoreline leaving Guyana in a virtual must-win position for tomorrow’s match
Drama and tension defined the ladies singles final as Trinidad’s Rheann Chung played a masterful game to win the title of the Caribbean Table Tennis Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday.
NICE, (Reuters) – Former French pole-vaulter Pierre Quinon, who won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, has died in an apparent suicide, the French Athletics Federation said on Thursday.
A solid all round performance by Guyana Under-19 player Clinton Pestano inspired defending champions Lower Corentyne to successfully defend their Diamond Fire & General Insurance Under-19 Inter-zone title at the Port Mourant Cricket Ground recently.
SPLIT, Croatia, (Reuters) – World high jump champion Blanka Vlasic will defend her title despite a hamstring injury which nearly forced her to pull out of the upcoming world championships in the South Korean city of Daegu, she said yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. sprinter Michael Rodgers, who tested positive for a prohibited stimulant last month, has accepted a provisional suspension yesterday and withdrew from this month’s world championships in South Korea.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic bronze medallist George Bovell III was moved to a private hospital ysterday after receiving stitches and suffering “moderate head injuries” following a vehicular accident.