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Global sports round-up

Two straight for Europcar team
LA TOUSSUIRE – Pierre Rolland of France won the hardest Alpine stage in the Tour de France today, and Bradley Wiggins dusted defending champion Cadel Evans in the final climb to extend his overall lead.
Rolland gav

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Taylor anticipates early return

Ross Taylor is confident he will return from injury earlier than anticipated.
The New Zealand captain is recovering from a shoulder injury he sustained during the first Twenty20 loss to West Indies in Florida, and he has been batting in the nets ove

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Test evenly poised

PALLEKELE – Pakistan’s Azhar Ali smashed a second century in successive matches today to leave the final Test against Sri Lanka poised for an intriguing finish.† Azhar made 136 as Pakistan wriggled out of a corner to post 299-8 in their second inn

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QC in devastating form at home

Queen’s College defeated St. George Secondary by 10 wickets today as action continued in the Lime Under-15 Cricket Tournament.†Playing at Queen’s College’s Husbands, St James ground, St. George made 103 for nine in their first innings and Queen’s C

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Global sports round-up

Invitation-only for female Saudis
RIYADH – Saudi Arabia will send women athletes to the 2012 London Games if they are invited by the International Olympic Committee, a Saudi official said today.
“Saudi Arabia will allow female athletes to particip

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Voeckler takes 10th stage

PARIS – Thomas Voeckler won the tenth stage and Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead as the Tour de France hit the high mountains for the first time this year today.
The Europcar rider triumphed in the 194.5 kilometres stage from Mac

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NZ let off

WI batting collapse sees New Zealand back into ODI series
New Zealand kept themselves alive in the One-Day International series against West Indies with an 88-run victory in the third game of the five-match series in St Kitts today.The Black Caps

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Joseph advances

bajan moves on to next round in 400m hurdles at iaaf juniors
BARCELONA – Barbados had mixed fortunes today as competition in the IAAF World Junior Championships entered its second day in Barcelona, Spain.
Kion Joseph finished second in his 400m

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Clarke leads the pack

widens gap after six rounds
With six of 10 rounds completed in the 2012 Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Virgin Atlantic Driver’s and Class Championships, Modified 7 leader Daryl Clarke (Honda Civic) has increased his lead in the overall title chase, tha

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Havelange named in ISL bribery investigation

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange was paid huge sums in bribes by collapsed marketing company ISL, court documents have revealed.
Havelange received at least 1.5m Swiss francs (986,000) and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira at least 12.

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Jump Start reap success

†The smiles on the faces of the parents and the athletes of Jump Start Athletics Club at the arrival lounge said it all.
†The youngsters of the Jump Start club, all dressed in blue and yellow, arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport

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U-13 footballers impress

The Barbados Soccer Academy’s under-13 footballers have been holding their own since arriving in Ontario, Canada, last week.
Over the weekend they drew 1-1 with Innisfil Soccer Club’s Under-13 team at the Innisfil Recreation Complex. They owed their

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Brathwaite to lead young Windies

Kraigg Brathwaite, the Test opener, has been named captain of the 15-man West Indies squad for the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August. John Campbell, the left-hand top-order batsman, will be vice-captain. Former West Indies captain and fast bo

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Advantage Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE – Young all-rounder Thisara Perera followed his four wickets with 75 off 86 balls as Sri Lanka seized control of the final Test against Pakistan today.
Pakistan, seeking a series-levelling win, paid for sloppy fielding as Sri Lanka recover

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Agent: Bolt fit for London

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be fit and ready to defend his titles at London 2012, says his agent Ricky Simms.
A shadow has been growing over Bolt’s fitness ahead of the Olympics after he lost both the 100m and 200m sprints at the Jamaica

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US goalie warned after positive drug test
NEW YORK SEnD Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the US Women’s National Soccer Team, has received a “public warning” from the USADA after testing positive for a banned substance.
Solo tested positive for Canrenon

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Future golfers get head start

Dozens of young players are being exposed to golf this summer, thanks to a training camp coordinated by the Barbados Golf Association and the†Barbados Golf Club.
The second one of its kind, the camp is being hosted by the BGC at Durants, Christ Ch

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