Swedish high jumper Sjoberg reveals sexual abuse

STOCKHOLM,  (Reuters) – Former high jump world  record holder Patrik Sjoberg has shocked Swedish athletics by  revealing that his coach and stepfather Viljo Nousiainen  sexually abused him as a young boy.

West Indies end Middle East trip on losing note

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Another resolute innings from Kraigg Brathwaite was overshadowed by an undefeated hundred from Shaiman Anwar that led United Arab Emirates A-Team to a six-wicket victory over West Indies Under-19s yesterday.

Tiwary and Abdulla earn Kolkata victory over Delhi

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) – Manoj Tiwary’s unbeaten  half-century and three wickets from Iqbal Abdulla helped Kolkata  Knight Riders to a 17-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the  Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday.

Barcelona and Real row escalates

MADRID,  (Reuters) – A row between Barcelona and  Real Madrid which erupted after Wednesday’s Champions League  semi-final first leg escalated yesterday when the pair filed   complaints with UEFA.

Windies hoping to halt losing slide – 3rd ODI

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Darren Sammy says an improved performance from his batsmen and bowlers will be needed if West Indies are to arrest their losing slide against Pakistan when the third One-Day International bowls off here today.

Pele makes clean sweep

Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst OJ U-15 League…

Pele Football Club which is celebrating its 40th anniversary had another reason to celebrate when the club’s Under-15 team made a clean sweep of the inaugural Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst Orange Juice Under-15 tournament.

Estwick hails mettle of Young Windies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies Under-19s coach Roddy Estwick has praised the character of his side after they beat Australia’s Under-19s in their one-off three-day “Test” here Tuesday.

GT&T to sponsor Saturday’s golf tourney

Another intriguing day of golf is anticipated this weekend when local telecommunications giant GT&T sponsors Saturday’s Medal Play Golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club, East Coast Demerara.

QC defeat GYO by four wickets

Queen’s College defeated Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) by four wickets recently in a match of the Georgetown Cricket Association under-15 Cricket Tournament.

Radford leaves HPC as Coley takes over

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Director of the West Indies High Performance Centre, Toby Radford has suddenly parted ways with the academy less than a year following its unveiling.

India name Fletcher as new coach

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Duncan Fletcher will take over  as India’s new cricket coach from South African Gary Kirsten,  the Indian board (BCCI) said yesterday, and his first  assignment could be to lead the team on their tour of England in  July.

Sammy says task “difficult” but Windies optimistic

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Despite losing their second straight One Day International against Pakistan here Sunday, West Indies captain Darren Sammy remained upbeat his new look side could stage a fightback, though he conceded the task would be difficult heading into the third match today.