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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pull out now, cheaters!

anti-doping head gives warning to athletes using
drugs ahead of summer games
LONDON – The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency has called on athletes using performing enhancing drugs to pull themselves out of the London Olympics.
WADA president

Get Gayle

kiwis out to target windies opener
in 3rd odi
Tomorrow New Zealand will unveil Operation Get Chris Gayle Early in St Kitts in their effort to get back into their five-match One-Day International series which West Indies lead 2 – 0.
According to

Global sports round-up

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

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

England sweep Australia aside

England completed a 4-0 victory in the NatWest Series with Australia after cruising to a seven-wicket Duckworth-Lewis victory in the final one-day international at Old Trafford today.
Skipper Alastair Cook (58) and Ravi Bopara (52 not out) sealed th

Third ODI in Morton's memory

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has declared his intention to donate his match fee for tomorrow’s One-Day International against New Zealand to the family of Runako Morton, the West Indies batsman who died in a car accident in March.
Morton, who was

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