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Tiger makes big money milestone

Tiger Woods has become the first $US100 million man on the PGA Tour. Woods finished third yesterday in the Deutsche Bank Championship and made $US544,000, pushing his career total to $US100,350,700. Next on the list is Phil Mickelson, who finished fourth at the TPC Boston and has $US66,805,498. “The purse increase helps,” Woods said after […]

Bravo eager to return to Asia

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is hoping to rekindle his love affair with Sri Lanka when he suits up for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in Colombo later this month. The left-hander is a member of the 15-man squad currently in camp at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, in […]

Fast bowling on Lillee's e-learning list

Young prospective fast bowlers from Boscobelle to Bangalore, who are computer savvy, could soon have the opportunity to enhance their craft from one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, but it will not be free. Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee will coach aspiring fast bowlers through an online programme to be launched next […]

Global sports round-up

Shariful banned for spot-fixing DHAKA – Former Bangladesh cricketer Shariful Haque has been banned for an indefinite period after spot-fixing allegations made against him before the Bangladesh Premier League by Mashrafe Mortaza were substantiated, BCB president said today after a board meeting. Shariful’s activities around cricket will also be carefully monitored by the Board. “He [Shariful] […]

Collingwood putting trust in Flower

LONDON – Former England batsman Paul Collingwood says he trusts team director Andy Flower to make the right decision over whether to recall Kevin Pietersen. “Flower is not scared of making strong decisions and he is the right person to do it,” Collingwood said today. “He will know what effect it will have, whether it […]

Golden throw

Jamaican breaks regional record in javelin throw

The new way for Windwards

The Windward Islands’ seniors have often flattered to deceive and they have sometimes carried the unfortunate tag of “Cinderellas” of the regional game, but the Windward’s youth are seeking to change that mindset. Their recent win of the WICB Under-19 One-Day Tournament in Barbados was a great step in the right direction. Following their triumph, […]

Stosur's Open comes to close

NEW YORK – Top seed Victoria Azarenka beat defending champion Sam Stosur 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-5) to reach the semi-finals of the US Open for the first time today. The Belarusian took the first set in 30 minutes before Stosur started firing winners at will to level the match. Stosur overcame two breaks of serve […]

Brathwaite continues indifferent form

Ryan Brathwaite’s up and down season continued when he finished a disappointing seventh in the 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF’s World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia, today. Barbados’ top hurdler clocked 13.63 as the USA’s Jason Richardson (13.07) easily won the race, finishing ahead of compatriot David Oliver (13.22) and South Africa’s Lehann Fourie […]

Emperors, Scorpions draw first blood

The atmosphere was charged at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday as the Barbados Rugby Football Union started its league season with a double-header. In the first game, newcomers Emperors were ready and raring to go, but opponents Tridents failed to field a team and ended up forfeiting the game. Union officials then decided to press […]

Battle of the blade runners

LONDON – Oscar Pistorius was dethroned last night as young Brazilian Alan Oliveira stole his Paralympic T44 200m crown with a powerful run, topping a successful night on the track for the South American nation. But the 25-year-old Pistorius hit out after his shock silver that silenced the 80,000-strong crowd at the Olympic Stadium, complaining […]

Sammy focused on results

West Indies Captain Darren Sammy doesn’t see his team as favourites to win the imminent International Cricket Council’s T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. But he has given the assurance that the West Indies players will be working their hardest on the field in the effort to bring the winners’ cup back to the Caribbean. […]

Czech a walkover for Serena

NEW YORK – Serena Williams sailed into the quarter-finals of the US Open today after claiming a ‘double bagel’ 6-0 6-0 victory over Andrea Hlavackova The fourth seed is the favourite to win a fourth crown at Flushing Meadows after enjoying a stellar summer that brought victory at Wimbledon and two Olympic gold medals. And […]

Aussies overcome Pakistan

An unbeaten 38-ball 56 by Glen Maxwell led Australia to a three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the third One-Day International at Sharjah today. Maxwell struck four boundaries and three sixes as the Aussies chased down Pakistan’s 244 for 7 in their 50 overs. Australia reached their less than daunting target in the 47th over. Australia […]

India win series 2-0

BANGALORE – Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered India to a five-wicket win in the second Test against New Zealand in Bangalore today. Kohli, who scored 103 in the first innings, made an unbeaten 51 while Dhoni finished on 48 not out as the hosts cruised to their victory target of 261 with a […]

Mayers is the man

The Jamaicans have established something of a dynasty at their Dover Raceway, in St Ann’s. It was perhaps only fitting then that Roger Mayers turned the Bushy Park, St Philip Raceway into his personal playground at the Barbados Auto Racing League’s Digicel/Williams Seaboard Marine International meet yesterday. Mayers, driving a Ford Focus, swept all before […]

Golden girl Baker strikes again

Great Britain’s Natasha Baker won her second gold medal of the Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park today.