LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Chris Paul poured salt into the wounds of the ailing Denver Nuggets with 36 points and nine assists to carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a much-needed 103-95 home win on Wednesday.
STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva showed she was back to her best with an indoor world record of 5.01 metres to win the event at the XL Galan indoor meeting in Stockholm by 29 centimetres yesterday.
TORONTO, (Reuters) – It is too early to call it a Motor City revival but like the auto industry the Detroit Pistons are showing signs of life as the National Basketball Association (NBA) heads into the All Star break.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Formula One teams and sponsors have no concerns about racing in Bahrain this year and the grand prix is definitely on despite continuing unrest, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday.
(Reuters) – French cycling prospect Yoann Offredo has been banned for a year after three “no shows” for doping controls.
“It is with dismay that I learned from the union of French professional riders that I had received a one-year suspension from the Disciplinary Committee of the French Cycling Federation,” the FDJ-BigMat rider said in a statement yesterday.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Manchester United scraped into the last 16 of the Europa League yesterday, narrowly avoiding a humiliating elimination after being outplayed and losing 2-1 at home to Ajax Amsterdam.
MARANA, Arizona, (Reuters) – Tiger Woods’ bid for a first PGA Tour victory in over two years ended prematurely yesterday when he lost one-down to fellow American Nick Watney at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Besides the urgings of boxing fans around the world eager for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Pacman said yesterday he was feeling pressure closer to home to settle the argument over who is the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.
-Braithwaite, Cox talk up a storm at press conference
By Iva Wharton
If the main bout of Saturday’s World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Champions Cup between Guyana’s Wayne ‘Big Truck’ Braithwaite and Shawn Cox of Barbados is anything like the verbal exchanged witnessed at a press conference hosted by the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) yesterday, then patrons will surely get their monies worth.