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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Monday | June 12, 2006

New world record is 'going to be a lot faster'
GATESHEAD, England (AP): ASAFA POWELL ran 9.77 seconds at the British Grand Prix yesterday to equal the 100-metre world record he shares with Justin Gatlin. The Jamaican sprinter originally ran 9.77 in June 2005 in Athens, Greece.

John Barnes to coach Reggae Boyz?
JAMAICAN-BORN JOHN Barnes could be this country's next technical director after being wooed by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) during Jamaica's two-match tour of England. It is understood that Barnes, who lives in England, has been approached...


West Indies in deep trouble
GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (CMC): A DOUBLE-strike by fast bowler Munaf Patel and leg-spinner Anil Kumble's key capture of captain Brian Lara put India in command against West Indies on the second day of the second Digicel Test at Beausejour Stadium...


Foster-Hylton and Griffiths win in France
LILLE, France (CMC): JAMAICA'S COMMONWEALTH Games champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton led a trio of Caribbean winners at the IAAF Lille European Athletic Association (EAA) Premium Meeting on Friday night. Foster-Hylton ran 12.70 seconds....


Village's application for lease rejected
WRAY AND Nephew National Premier League club Village United FC received a setback recently when their plans to modernise their operations and create a more professional set-up were halted by the decision of the Trelawny Parish Council...


Smith sets up win for Legends
QUEENS, New York (CMC): A POLISHED half-century by West Indies opening batsman Devon Smith steered a team comprising many West Indies cricket Legends to an 18-run victory over a USA All-Stars team in the inaugural Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)...


Hopkins stuns Tarver
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP): THIS WAS one doozy of a retirement party for Bernard Hopkins. The star middleweight ended his boxing career after 18 years and 52 fights with a storybook finish, an upset of light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver.


Huge turnout at the Gym Star contest
THE LARGE turnout of over 50 competitors at this year's gymnastic competition may have been far more than expected but the results were no major surprise for some. Megan Simmonds, Aiko Jones, Daniel Williams and Ramond Hunter were among the winners...


Bravo double gives Mexico perfect start
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP): MEXICO GAVE its raucous fans a reason to celebrate and a grieving Oswaldo Sanchez a reason to smile. Iran missed a chance to replace talk of its political turmoil with discussion of its onfield success.




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