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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Wednesday | April 18, 2007

South Africa cruise into semis
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: SOUTH AFRICA, dancing to the music of Andrew Hall's swinging deliveries and the strokeplay of captain Graeme Smith, waltzed into the semi-finals of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and in the process slammed the door on the West Indies' chances of making it...

Simpson, Campbell to race apart

JAMAICA'S TWO fastest women, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell, will be kept apart at this year's Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium on May 5. In announcing the list of stars down to grace the track at the National Stadium, meet director Donald Quarrie...

McCook chases top job

UNDER THE instructions of president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack, Jamaica's Teddy McCook will run to head the region's athletics. McCook confirmed yesterday he would be running for presidency...

Title beckons for Harbour View

FANS OF Harbour View could not have asked for a better game to formalise their win in the Wray and Nephew National Premier League than the one they will get this afternoon when the frontrunners go up against already...

Man U stretch their lead

LONDON (Reuters): WAYNE ROONEY steered Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United that sent them six points clear at the top of the Premier League yesterday.United were looking to keep the pressure on second-placed Chelsea, who face West Ham United today...

Tennis mania serves off today

THE 2007 CABLE AND Wireless Inter-Secondary Schools tennis competition finals swing into action today at various venues in the Corporate Area.The three-day event, which has spawned a number of national and U.S. collegiate representatives, will culminate with the finals and awards...

No money for development - WICB

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC): THE WEST Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has blamed its cash-strapped state for the inability to launch the long-awaited regional development plan but says the programme could be introduced some time this year.

Aussies brace for Kiwis

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Reuters): AUSTRALIA CAPTAIN Ricky Ponting expects a full-blooded challenge from New Zealand on Friday after the World Cup Super Eights match against an under-strength Sri Lanka turned into a non-event. Australia routed the 1996...

Malik likely to succeed Inzy as Pakistan skipper

KARACHI (Reuters): ALL-ROUNDER Shoaib Malik will become the next Pakistan captain in succession to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Cricket Board (PCB) sources said yesterday."Malik has been chosen as the next captain after the refusal of Younis Khan to lead the side...

Jamaican Stephenson suffers major setback in Sweden

REGGAE BOY Khari Stephenson suffered a major setback at his new club after he fractured his ulna (elbow bone) in a preseason game in Sweden two weeks ago. Stephenson, 26, had just sign a four-year deal with top Swedish club AIK of Allsvenskan in January following a successful...

Football fans pay homage to Cargill

"I THINK the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) can come on board with something like this Harbour View," said Avril Cargill, as football fans paid homage to her husband, Peter, on Monday at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium. Not many people might be familiar with the name...

Skipper backs rest for stars

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC): SRI LANKA'S captain, MahelaJayawardene, has rebutted suggestions his side devalued their Cricket World Cup, Super Eight clash with Australia by not playing their best eleven. Playing at the National Stadium here on Monday...

Limo aims for a double at London Marathon

LONDON (Reuters): KENYAN FELIX Limo said he will need eyes in the back of his head as he aims to win the London Marathon for the second year running on Sunday. The 27th London race has attracted a high-quality field with the likes of Kenyan world record...

Weak wind delays start of yacht race

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters): THE START of the Louis Vuitton Cup was delayed for a second day yesterday after the spring wind failed to pick up enough for the America's Cup class yachts to race.The 11 teams racing for the LV Cup and the right to challenge...

Houston rocket past Phoenix Suns

HOUSTON (Reuters): TRACY MCGRADY poured in 39 points and Yao Ming added 34 to lift the Houston Rockets to a 120-117 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Monday night, their fifth win in a row.The victory snapped a six-game losing streak against the Suns ...

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