PERTH, (Reuters) – David Warner punished a depleted and dispirited England side with a brilliant century to help drive Australia to 235 for three and a dominant lead of 369 after the third day of the third Ashes test yesterday.
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Sport in South Africa is set to return to normal today after the funeral of Nelson Mandela with the much-anticipated cricket series against India and an end to the first half of the domestic soccer season dominating a busy pre-Christmas period.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies One-Day International (ODI) captain Dwayne Bravo up for the five-match ODI away series against New Zealand starting later this month with a knock of 84 in a practice match at 3Ws Oval yesterday.
(The Sports Xchange) – Guard Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 21 points and handed out eight assists as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with an 88-85 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
BK Western Tigers led by a Hubert Pedro helmet trick mauled Kwakwani Strikers 6-1 when the Georgetown Football Association/Banks Beer Cup continued on Friday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground in Linden.
Seven-year-old Sadelle Britton was among six students who were successful in their Shodan (First Degree Black Belt) examinations when the Guyana Wado Ryu Karate Association (GWKA) held its final 2013 grading at the Mae’s Primary and Banks DIH Sports Club Dojo recently.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Iran’s world champion Amir Aziz Ali Akbari, who won the 120kg-weight class title in September in Hungary, has been banned for life after a second doping offence, the International Wrestling Federation said yesterday.
WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – New Zealand coach Mike Hesson conceded that at times in the past 12 months he had felt the cricketing gods were conspiring against his side winning a test match after putting themselves in a position to do so.
PERTH, (Reuters) – Australia wrested control of the third test back from England for the second day in a row yesterday, reducing the tourists to 180 for four at the close of play and taking another step towards reclaiming the Ashes.