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Published:Saturday | April 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Campion golf

The inaugural Campion College 50th Anniversary Golf Tournament, which is presented in association with PanCaribbean and sanctioned by the Jamaica Golf Association, will tee off today at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

The event will see participation from several national representatives, including Jodi Munn-Barrow, Jonathan Newnham, Robert Chin and Wayne Chai-Chong. It serves as part of fund-raising efforts to benefit Campion's Vision 2020 Campaign, to build Jamaica's first modern library media centre.

Taylor on fire

CAYON, St Kitts (CMC):

Teenaged opener Stafanie Taylor stroked a fine, unbeaten half-century as West Indies women sealed their three-match Twenty20 International series with a three-wicket victory in the second match yesterday. The 18-year-old Jamaica stroked 54 from 45 balls to propel the hosts to 124 for seven with three balls remaining, in response to Sri Lanka's 120 for nine after they won the toss and batted at St Mary's Park.

The victory was the second straight win for the Windies lasses, following on Wednesday's first T20 and it came as they continued a smooth build-up to the World Twenty20 Championship which bowls off next week Friday.

Khan quits

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

West Indies A team manager, Omar Khan, has quit as a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) employee, the Trinidadian Guardian has reported. The newspaper said Khan, who is currently in Grenada with the West Indies A side, had forwarded his resignation letter to WICB president Julian Hunte earlier this week.

Khan is said to be upset with the treatment meted out to him by the WICB, after being replaced by Joel Garner as senior team manager for the Test and one-day international tour of Australia last year and Zimbabwe's tour of the Caribbean.

Shiv contract

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul will join Lancashire this season as one of two players drafted in to replace Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara. The left-handed Chanderpaul, a veteran of 123 Tests and 258 one-day internationals, will take up the contract at Old Trafford in mid-July and remain for the rest of the season.

Australian batsman Simon Katich is the other player who will help to fill the breach created after Sangakkara opted out because of his commitments to Sri Lanka.

Sticker stick-up

SAO PAULO (AP):

This is a real stick-up: Brazilian police say gunmen have stolen hundreds of thousands of stickers for World Cup photo albums. The Sao Paulo Public Safety Department says five heavily armed men held up the company that distributes the stickers and got away with 675,000 of them. No one was hurt and the assailants are still at large.