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FIFA: Use it or lose it

LONDON – FIFA will try to minimise the number of empty seats at the 2014 World Cup by taking measures to ensure sponsors use their allocation – or lose them. There were large blocks of empty seats at some stadiums at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and this year’s European Championship in Poland […]

Hard court work begins

Construction of a new multipurpose hard court has started at Briar Hall Resource Centre and Pavilion. This disclosure has come from director of the National Sports Council, Erskine King, who revealed that work on the hard court had started three weeks ago. “The marl fill has been put on the hard court and it is […]

Hooper: IPL a threat to cricket

MELBOURNE – Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper has said that the emergence of the Indian Premier League is lurking as one of the biggest threats to international cricket right now. “One of the biggest threats facing cricket is the IPL,” Hooper said. Hooper feared that the West Indies team might lose its way and […]

T20 title source of pride

Windies coach looking forward to more success

Bolt looking to future

KINGSTON – Sprinting great Usain Bolt is talking soccer again. Today Bolt said he might try his hand at the global game once he retired from the track. “I have said I wanted to try football. I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something […]

ICC suspends six

DUBAI – The International Cricket Council has suspend six umpires who were allegedly caught red-handed willing to fix matches, until the investigations are completed. The ICC sent out a media release today stating that the six umpires would be prohibited from officiating in any domestic or international matches until the investigations were completed. The ICC […]

Global sports roundup

Cyclist admits to doping

Razzaq in hot water with PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board has issued a showcause notice to the veteran allrounder Abdul Razzaq and asked him to explain his outburst against Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez after the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka. On his return home, Razzaq criticised Hafeez for selecting him in only one game of the tournament. “It was Hafeez’s decision […]

Bravo ruled out of CLT20

CAPE TOWN – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will not be part of the Chennai Super Kings team during the Champions League because of a thigh strain. Sri Lankan bowling allrounder Nuwan Kulasekara will join the Chennai squad, which is already in South Africa, as Bravo’s replacement. Bravo had participated in the recently concluded World […]

Champ gives up belt

KINGSTON – Jamaican featherweight contender Nicholas Walters seems to have had an easier road to a world title paved for him by the World Boxing Association featherweight champion Celestin Caballero. Caballero gave up his featherweight title yesterday, the penultimate day by which he had to sign the contract for his fight against Walters who is […]

On losing end

West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul finished on the losing side as his Uva Next were defeated by Yorkshire by five wickets in their Champions League T20 qualifier at Johannesburg today. Batting at number three, Chanderpaul struck 27 in 23 balls with three boundaries as the Sri Lanka champions made 150 for seven wickets in […]

Global sports round-up

Houanard gets suspension PARIS – The International Cycling Union (UCI) has provisionally suspended Steve Houanard after the Frenchman tested positive for the banned substance EPO. Houanard tested positive from an out-of-competition sample he gave on 21 September 2012. The Ag2r-La Mondiale rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of a B sample. […]

Movers & shakers

Windies’ stars make big climb up rankings

'Lessons learnt'

Sagicor High Performance team captain Carlos Brathwaite and coach Graeme West said the just-concluded tour of Bangladesh gave them greater insight into the work they would need to do over the remainder of this term. Brathwaite and West said the trip had given the players exposure to what was required for them to progress in […]

No surprise

Veteran umpire links corruption in officiating to launch of IPL

Too good for Ellerslie

Lester Vaughan drew first blood yesterday when they defeated Ellerslie 44-38 at Black Rock, St. Michael as the United Insurance Schools Basketball Tournament got underway. The game was close for most of the first half but a series of turn-overs late in the game by Ellerslie saw the visitors exploit their hosts’ slack play to […]

Bolt not looking to add other events

AUCKLAND – Usain Bolt is sticking to what he is great at.