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World record for Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva

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.

Pistons on brink of Motor City revival

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.

Offredo banned for one year for doping no shows

(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.

Woods ousted from Match Play by Watney

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.

Pacquiao feels pressure at home to fight Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao

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.

FIGHTING TALK!

-Braithwaite, Cox talk up a storm at press conference

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM!Barbadian Shawn Cox and Guyana’s Wayne Braithwaite try to appear relaxed at yesterday’s 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.