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First-time entrants August Town will try to upstage defending champions Constant Spring in the Delroy Seixas KO final this Sunday, at Winchester Park, St George's College, starting at 4 p.m.
Constant Spring hammered August Town in Sunday's Masters League KO semi-final at the same question.
The big question is, can August Town turn it around after the walloping or will Constant Spring continue their winning ways?
Come and find out this Sunday.
USA, Mexico clash sold out
CONCACAF today announced that the CONCACAF Cup play-off - presented by Scotiabank - between the United States and Mexico on Saturday at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California (6 p.m.
Pacific Time), is sold out.
The winner of the match, which will be televised in the US by Univision/UDN in Spanish and FS1 in English, will earn a berth in the prestigious FIFA Confederations Cup, to be played in Russia in 2017.
"This is one of the biggest soccer games to be played on North American soil since the 1994 World Cup, and the fans have certainly responded," said CONCACAF acting general secretary, Ted Howard.
Bouchard retires from opening match at China Open
A teary-eyed Eugenie Bouchard retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open due to dizziness yesterday, her first match since falling at the US Open last month and suffering a concussion.
Bouchard slipped in the locker room after her third-round win against Dominika Cibulkova at the US Open, falling backward and landing hard on the back of her head. She was forced to withdraw from the tournament, as well as subsequent tournaments in Tokyo and Wuhan, China.
The Canadian was trailing 6-2, 1-1 against Petkovic yesterday when she decided to call it quits.
"I thought I was physically ready, but unfortunately, the symptoms of my concussion came back," Bouchard said in a statement. "I hope to get well soon and look forward to returning next year."
After Bouchard retired from the match, Petkovic came around the net to check on her.
"I just asked her what happened and she told me that she felt very dizzy," the German said. "Then I asked if it was the same, if it still was the concussion. She said yeah, it tends to come back when she gets physically very active."
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):
Bilal Asif took 5-25 and was also his team's joint top-scorer to help Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets yesterday and clinch their one-day international series 2-1. Playing just his second ODI, Asif was the standout player as Pakistan avoided a first-ever ODI series loss to Zimbabwe.
Spinners Asif and Imad Wasim shared eight wickets as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 161 in 38.5 overs. Wasim took 3-36 and both claimed career-best figures, justifying Pakistan stand-in captain Sarfraz Ahmed's decision to bowl first at Harare Sports Club.
Pakistan reached 162-3 in 34 overs to add the ODI series to their 2-0 victory in the Twenty20 contest.