Hot Denbigh burn up STETHS
DESPITE going down to two defeats earlier, Holmwood Technical stayed on course to defend their title as they surprised preseason favourites Manchester High senior team 44-34 at GC Foster College in yesterday's quarter-finals, to book a place in next week's semis.
Holmwood took control of the game early and at the end of the first quarter they were in front 11-7, before extending their lead to 26-21 at the half-time break. Holmwood totally dominated the third quarter to lead 33-21, then held on for an easy win.
Denbigh, Herbert Morrison and Knox also booked a place in next week's senior semi-finals. The Janice Hansel Walker-coached Denbigh had the biggest win of the day, in their game at Manchester High, blowing away St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 42-11. At STETHS, Herbert Morrison turned back Glenmuir 32-21 and Knox prevailed 34-28 over May Day High.
In the junior quarter-finals, Denbigh again thrashed STETHS, scoring a massive 54-14 win. Joining them in the semis are Bellefield High, who edged Anchovy 27-26, Titchfield, who got by Bishop Gibson 28-22 and Manchester High, who dismissed Yallahs High 35-25.
The ruling body of world athletics says it will stage finals during the morning sessions of its programme at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said that morning finals, which have not been held since the 1988 Games in Seoul, will be staged for 13 events. Eight will be track and field and five will be on the road, with three walking races and the two marathons.
On day two of a three-day meeting, the IAAF Council also decided to give provisional membership of the organisation to South Sudan.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):
New Zealand were eyeing a vital lead in the second Test as they exposed Pakistan's tail for the first time in the series, despite Azhar Ali and Younis Khan scoring half centuries yesterday. New Zealand made a strong comeback in the last session on day three to claim three wickets and restrict Pakistan to 281-6 to still trail by 122 runs. Sarfraz Ahmed was 28 not out and No. 8 batsman Yasir Shah was on 1 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Fast bowler Trent Boult earned immediate success with the new ball when captain Misbah-ul-Haq (23) prodded at an outswinger and sent a thick outside edge to first slip. Legspinner Ish Sodhi (2-65) then ended Ali's nearly 5 1/2-hour defiant knock of 75 off 225 balls when he clean bowled him with a quicker delivery. Asad Shafiq (44) was bowled by Boult off a no-ball when on 21, but added 59 runs with Ahmed before he fell in the penultimate over, giving fast bowler Tim Southee his first wicket of the series.
Khan, who scored four centuries in the previous three Tests, was out for 72 playing a loose drive off medium-pacer James Neesham in the second session after denying New Zealand success for well over three hours. Khan put on 113 runs with Ali before Neesham struck in his second over as New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum persisted with his seamers in defence of their first-innings total of 403.