Category: Sports

Payment challenges for Challengers

Chris Gayle has got his money.
But several of his colleagues at India Premier League side, Royal Challengers Bangalore, are still waiting on their pay masters.
Several leading India and overseas players contracted to Royal Challengers Bangalore, in

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G4S falls short

security company not able to meet contracted number of guards for games
LONDON — Britain’s interior minister had to answer questions in parliament today after admitting that she was putting extra troops on standby for Olympic security, just two w

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Historic first for Saudi female athletes

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is to send two female athletes to complete in the London 2012 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today.
Sarah Attar will compete in the 800m and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani in the judo competition

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Swimmer N. Korea's first Paralympian

Pyongyang — A 17-year-old swimmer is set to become North Korea’s first ever competitor at the Paralympic Games.
Rim Ju Song, from Pyongyang, took part in a qualification event in Berlin at the weekend, and has been awarded a wildcard by the Interna

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Sri Lanka end Test drought

PALLEKELE — Sri Lanka won their first Test series in three years after the third and final match against Pakistan ended in a thrilling draw in Pallekele today.
The hosts made a brave bid to chase down a target of 270, reaching 132-2 by tea on the

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Niyonshuti riding through the pain

KIGALI – From April through this time each year is a difficult period for Adrien Niyonshuti. It is then that his mind more readily casts back to the 100 days from April 6, 1994 when an estimated 800,000 of his countrymen were killed in the Rwandan ge

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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