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Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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Bolt to run at London Diamond League

LONDON (AP):

Usain Bolt said he will run at the London Diamond League meeting in July, weeks before he defends his Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro. Bolt will run on July 22-23 at the Olympic Stadium, the venue where he won 100, 200 and 4x100-metre gold at the London Games. The Rio Olympics run from August 5-21, with track and field scheduled for August 12-19.

Bolt said he is competing in London because "there are a lot of Jamaicans living in the UK and I always get great support. It is like my home away from home."

Bolt took part in the event this year, winning the 100m. He then won another sprint triple at the World Championships in Beijing in August.

Gayle plans Test return in 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):

Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle hopes to return to Test cricket next year after a two-year absence. The 36-year-old Gayle told reporters yesterday in Australia, where he is playing in the Twenty20 Big Bash League, that he hopes to be injury-free and able to bolster a struggling West Indies line-up in 2016.

He said a back injury had prevented him playing for the West Indies who were mauled by Australia in a Test in Hobart last week, though he continues to play in lucrative Twenty 20 competitions.

Gayle said "there's no way I could have actually been part of that Test team, I'm just coming back from injury. Next year, hopefully, Test cricket is on the agenda."

Australia to add first-class day-night matches

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):

Cricket Australia is continuing its push for more day-night Test cricket, scheduling first-class matches under lights at three venues early next year. Australia beat New Zealand last month in the first ever Test match played under lights and with a pink ball, at the Adelaide Oval.

Sheffield Shield matches at Adelaide, the Gabba in Brisbane and the WACA ground in Perth will be played under lights in the round starting February 14 to continue refining the equipment.