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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Saturday | May 31, 2008

Bolt looking to enjoy clash with Gay
NEW YORK, United States (CMC): The quickly improving Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is anxiously looking forward to today's big showdown with American Tyson Gay.But while he will be looking to win the 100-metre match up at the Reebok Grand Prix here, Bolt...

Caymanians, locals square off in St Ann

Four visiting Cayman boxers will take on local counterparts in part four of the 2008 Burger King Boxing Series, dubbed 'Champions Stand Alone' tonight at Jus' Cheers in St Ann's Bay.The quartet comprising super heavyweight Ronaldo Garcia, heavyweight...

Aussies make slow but solid progress - Katich hits unbeaten ton; Ponting surpasses 10,000 runs

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC): Australian captain Ricky Ponting scaled the rarefied summit of 10,000 runs and Simon Katich grounded his way to an unbeaten century, as the visitors capitalised on a sterile pitch to dominate the opening day of the second Digicel Test against West Indies yesterday.

Navajojoe for Billy's Memorial

Two trophies are at stake on today's Caymanas Park 11-race programme, including the W. 'Billy' Pick Memorial Cup feature (claiming $325,000-$295,000) over 2000 metres, for which seven have been declared.

Williamses eliminated in third round

PARIS (AP): American sisters Venus and Serena Williams were eliminated in the third round of the French Open yesterday, both losing in straight sets more than eight hours apart.Katarina Srebotnik defeated Serena 6-4, 6-4, followed by Flavia Penetta's...

Jamalco aiming to seal title

Defending champions Jamalco will seek to wrap up the best-of-three finals of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)/Berger Paints Super League competition when they oppose Tivoli Gardens 'A' in game two today at the National Arena, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Simoes has a healthy problem ... too many choices

Technical director René Simoes was visibly pleased at the end of Thursday's training session at the Braco Resorts in Trelawny, despite the fact that he could have a very big problem when it is time to trim his squad.

'Shoot hoops, not guns'

Though it isn't new, the KFC National Basketball League's (NBL) theme - 'Shoot Hoops, Not Guns' - seems more appropriate now than ever.

Liverpool seek Jones?

LONDON, England (CMC):Media reports here say Liver-pool are on the threshold of making a £12 million bid for Sunderland's Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones.

FINAL WORD: WI slowly coming to the boil

LIKE A kettle coming to boil or a clock on the wall, the harder you watch the West Indies for signs of improvement, the slower they seem to come.However, it is happening folks, it is happening; just at a languid...

IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

The two-day Pool Tables and Billiards Supplies-sponsored Hot Shots B class pool tournament gets under way this afternoon at Hot Shots Sports Bar, 103 Constant Spring Road, starting at 4:00.

Performer of the Week: No horsing around for Nunes

LOTTO CLASSIC Governor's Cup-winning trainer, Anthony Nunes, is the Performer of the Week after posting his first four-timer including back-to-back wins in the big three-year-old classic race at Caymanas Park last Saturday.

Rock River, Chateau set for decisive encounter

Rock River and Chateau will square off tomorrow in the deciding leg of the FX Traders Clarendon Division One League at Monymusk, starting at 3 p.m.A very competitive contest is anticipated as both teams demonstrated their...

Lakers detach San Antonio's spurs

LOS ANGELES (AP): Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched the defending champions and are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in four years.Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and the Lakers rallied from an early...

Addlery scores in Vancouver victory

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CMC): Jamaican Nicholas Addlery scored a second-half goal and helped Vancouver Whitecaps beat Charleston Battery 2-0 in their United Soccer Leagues (USL) First Division match Wednesday. Substitute Addlery struck his goal 15...

IAAF looking beyond eight-year retro rule

LUNTEREN, Netherlands AP): After United States Olympic gold medal sprinter Antonio Pettigrew admitted he doped up as long as 11 years ago, the Inter-national Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) is considering extending its limit on retroactive...

Valiant effort from Windies

MANY TIMES, when the West Indies would lose a Test match, their fans would be mad and say, "I don't mind them losing but not without a fight."Although I agreed with them, I did not believe them.





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