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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Thursday | August 30, 2007

Two more bronze for Jamaica
OSAKA, Japan: TWO BRITONS came up in the last two strides to deny Jamaica's Novlene Williams a deserved victory in the women's 400 metres final at the 11th IAAF World Championships here yesterday. Like she did in the previous two rounds, Williams took control of the race from early....

Defendingchamp Smith bows out

OSAKA, Japan: HELSINKI TRIPLE jump gold medallist Trecia Smith will not defend her title in tomorrow's final. Smith, who has competed sparingly this season, did 13.47 metres on her first and only attempt in qualification Group A. She finished 13th in the group and was eliminated.

Is Asafa following Ottey?

WHEN WORLD record holder Asafa Powell was beaten into third spotby American Tyson Gay, losing the race was not the problem. On a given day anyone can win or lose, but the way the sprinter lost must cast doubt on his ability to achieve sprinting's ultimate prize.

Safin squeezes past Canadian

NEW YORK (AP): FORMER CHAMPION Marat Safin survived a tough opening match when he defeated Frank Dancevic 7-5, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) at the U.S. Open yesterday. Safin, extended in each set by the Canadian enjoying a breakout season, had to stop Dancevic serving for the third set...

IL Caimano stuns favourite in Nunes Memorial

THIS YEAR'S Lotto Classic (Governor's Cup) winner, IL CAIMANO, floored the odds on the howling 1-2 favourite PURE MUD to win the 3-y-o and up open allowance feature for the Nigel B. Nunes Memorial Trophy over 1820 metres as racing resumed at Caymanas Park...

Lagat cops rare 1500m crown

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters): A 99-YEAR-OLD ghost was laid to rest by Bernard Lagat yesterday when he achieved what no American man has managed in almost a century by winning a global 1,500 metres title. Never mind that Lagat was Kenyan-born, he dabbed his eyes and placed his right hand...

H View trounce Rockfort 11-0

LUDLOW BERNARD, coach of Harbour View's Under-17 team, said he is confidentof his side's chances of winning this year's KSAFA/Victoria Mutual/Dickie Coke competition following an 11-0 thrashing of Rockfort on Tuesday at the Mountain View Oval....

Getting bang for your buck

THE ENGLISH Premier League is now officially titled the 'Barclay's Premier League'. The 'EPL' grew on us, so the 'BPL' takes a little getting used to. But the league has changed in more than name this season, with the renewed global sponsorship of financial giants...

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