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Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Beckford, Burton on target

LONDON (CMC):

Reggae Boyz Jermaine Beckford and Deon Burton were both on target, as their respective teams carved out handsome wins in the English leagues on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Beckford came off the bench to score the final goal as Preston dominated Oldham 4-0 while in the Confe-rence, former World Cup star Burton also capped off East-leigh's 4-0 romp past Maccles-field, also in a substitute role.

For Beckford, the goal was his sixth of the season and fourth for Preston, which he joined on loan from Bolton last November.

Burton came off the bench in the 66th to seal an emphatic Eastleigh performance with a 78th minute strike.

Injured arm no threat to McCullum

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP):

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says an arm injury suffered by captain Brendon McCullum in Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against Australia "looks okay" and he should be fit to play in New Zealand's next match against Afghanistan.

Hesson said McCullum "looks like Popeye" - a reference to the cartoon sailor with bulging forearms - after being struck on the arm by Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the match which New Zealand won by one wicket.

"It's just deep bruising. It's pretty swollen so we'll try to get that swelling down first and we'll make another assessment in a day or so, but it looks okay.

New Zealand play Afghanistan in Napier on Sunday.

Ferrer wins

Mexico Open

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP):

Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title on Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event. The 32-year-old Ferrer has 23 ATP Tour titles, also winning the Qatar in January. He won his previous Mexico titles - in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - on clay.

Earlier at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland won her second WTA Tour title, topping third-seeded Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-0. The 25-year-old Bacsinszky also won the 2009 Luxembourg Open.