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Sepp for the fifth time

….as challenger concedes

ZURICH, (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term yesterday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer.

Chase, Dowrich press selectors with half centuries

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase reminded West Indies selectors of their talent with their second half-centuries of the contest, as the three-day game against Australia finished in a tame draw on the final day here yesterday.

GABBFF launches senior c/ships today

Athletes competing at this year’s Senior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships on July 18 are reminded that the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GBBFF) will launch the flagship event today at the Park View Hotel at Farm, E.B.D.

Boxers depart for Pan Am Games qualifiers

On their quest to clinch a Pan American Games berth next month in Canada, a four-member team of Guyana’s finest amateur boxers winged out to Mexico yesterday to compete at the Games qualifiers.Along with Coach Sebert Blake, the confident outfit left on a Copa Airlines flight destined for Tijuana where the qualifiers will be staged from June 4-9.

Foreign imports are match winners

- says Red Steel coach

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel head coach, Simon Helmot, has identified the side’s four foreign imports as “match-winners” and believe they could be the key to a successful season in this year’s Caribbean Premier League.

Latham and Ronchi lead New Zealand recovery

LEEDS, England, (Reuters) – Tom Latham and Luke Ronchi lifted a New Zealand side bristling with attacking intent to 297 for eight at the close on a rain-disrupted first day of the second test against England at Headingley yesterday.

Monfils survives five-set thriller

PARIS, (Reuters) – Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk arrived Gael Monfils danced a jig of delight as home hopes soared at the French Open yesterday.

Accused former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner freed

PORT OF SPAIN, (Reuters) – Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, who has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a vast corruption case against senior soccer officials, left jail in Trinidad and Tobago via ambulance yesterday after he was granted bail, according to local media.

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