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Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 1:00 AM

 

Brown pleased with winning start

Former Jamaica College outstanding jumper Clayton Brown made a winning indoors start for his new school, the University of Florida last Saturday. Brown cleared 2.25 metres to win the men's high jump at the Clemson Orange and Purple Invitational meet.

Brown, who won the Class I high jump event at last year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships and who was fourth in the triple jump was pleased with his winning performance.

"I feel very good about my performance and I did better than I expected," said Brown. He is looking forward to greater success in the upcoming season.

"The competition here is great and I am looking for more success in the season," concluded Brown, who will compete in Virginia Technical meet in two weeks time.

- Raymond Graham

Klopp's decision backfires

Juergen Klopp's decision to field Liverpool's youngest ever team backfired yesterday as the Premier League title contenders were held 0-0 at home by fourth-tier Plymouth in the third round of the FA Cup.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino also made sweeping changes, and was made to sweat as his side left it late to beat second-tier Aston Villa 2-0.

Chelsea had an easier time, sweeping aside third-tier Peterborough 4-1, with Spanish forward Pedro scoring twice.

Westbrook's 17th triple-double lifts Thunder past Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):

Russell Westbrook was scary enough already.

Now, the league's scoring leader is hitting 3-pointers as well as he does everything else.

Westbrook had 32 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists for his 17th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 121-106 on Saturday night.

Westbrook made 7 of 12 3-pointers after hitting a career-high eight 3s on Thursday at Houston.