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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Wednesday | July 18, 2007

First medal in sight for Jamaica
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: ALIA ATKINSON will attempt to give Jamaica its first medal at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro when she swims in the final of the women's 100 metres butterfly this morning at 10:37. On a day of mixed fortunes in the pool...

Good Company for Ashenheim Bowl

Nine horses are down to contest today's overnight allowance feature over 2000 metres for the Joseph Ashenheim Memorial Bowl at Caymanas Park and, from all indications, it should be an interesting race. Among the starters are GOOD COMPANY, ROYAL COMMAND, HERECOMESFUDGIE...

Brazil make splash in pool

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP): SWIMMER THIAGO Pereira earned two gold medals at the Pan American Games yesterday, winning the men's 400m medley then helping Brazil to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Pereira broke his own South American record...

Tough day for juniors

IT WAS tough going for several of Jamaica's top juniors as the third day of the ITF Jamaica Junior Championships came to a close at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre yesterday. Five more local juniors fell out of contention in the first round of the second day's main draw...

Time to blend

JAMAICA'S SENIOR men's football team of purely local squaddies recently returned from Asia and the Middle East where they played four matches.They won one - 2-1 over Indonesia - and lost three, 3-0 to Vietnam, 2-0 to Malaysia and a most embarrassing 8-1 to Iran...

Waterhouse get a new manager

THE EXECUTIVE arm of Waterhouse Football Club saw its SOS cries for the club's restructuring answered when it signed a deal with Peru-based Danilo Barriga as the club's new Premier League team manager and overseer of all the club's other teams....

Chanderpaul set to join County side

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (CMC): SHIVNARINE CHANDERPAUL appears to be the latest West Indies batsman to secure a professional contract in the English County Championship.The website has reported that Chanderpaul will join Gareth...

Sunshine Girlz back in Jamaica

AFTER BEING battered and bruised by Australia and New Zealand, Jamaica's Sunshine Girlz returned home yesterday from their two-week tour Down Under. The Jamaicans who are ranked number three in the world lost both series by 2-0 margins.

Colombia's Hernandez rides away with tough tour stage

BRIANCON, France (AP):JUAN MAURICIO Soler Hernandez of Colombia won yesterday's ninth stage of the Tour de France, with Michael Rasmussen of Denmark retaining the yellow jersey after the last Alpine stage. The expected race contenders didn't gain any ground on Rasmussen...

Woods happy with new course set-up

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters): TIGER WOODS said his love affair with Carnoustie was blossoming afresh yesterday after a serious falling out eight years ago. The world number one was unhappy at the way the links course was set up for the 1999 British Open...

Unbeaten St Ann clinch Cup crown

ST.ANN completed the formalities of winning the 2007 Red Stripe Senior Cup cricket championship last weekend when they gained first innings points from Police in a rain-affected match at Elletson Road Police ground.

Wizards cool the Flames

DENHAM TOWN Wizards registered their third, concessive victory in the KFC National Basketball League (NBL) after an exciting 72-71 win of Portmore Flames at the National Stadium courts on Monday night. In the night's other game...

I am enjoying the game as much as ever, says Sachin

LONDON (Reuters): INDIA'S RECORD-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar said yesterday that he was enjoying the game as much now as in 1990 when he was 17 and playinghis first Lord's Test match. Tendulkar, who has scored more Test centuries (37) than anyone,...

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