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Published:Monday | April 26, 2010 | 4:00 AM




  • Fraser scores

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Jamaican Sean Fraser scored a goal when the Trinidad & Tobago Pro League kicked off its new season over the weekend. At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Fraser found the back of the net in the 89th minute, following a brace from Errol Mc Farlane in the 33rd and 73rd minutes, as North East Stars marked their return to the league with a 3-0 blanking of FC South End.


  • Lloyd tops field

DES MOINES, Iowa (CMC):

Shereefa Lloyd had the best performance from among the Caribbean athletes that took part in the Drake Relays on Saturday. The 28-year-old from Jamaica clocked 51.84 seconds to win the women's 400 metres at Drake Stadium. Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent & the Grenadines finished fourth in 53.09 secs behind Americans Angee Henry (51.89) and Mary Wineberg (53.01).

Jamaica national champion Isa Phillips was the defending Drake Relays men's 400 hurdles champion, but he placed second in 49.47. 2009 World Championship silver medallist, Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, posted the second fastest outdoor time in the world this year to win in 48.67.

In the college/university section, Jamaican Kimour Bruce ran the anchor leg and compatriot Dwain Bryden ran the bend to help Lincoln University (Missouri) win the men's 4x400 relay in a time of 40.13 seconds.


  • IPL boss suspended

DELHI, India (AP):

Indian Premier League chairman, Lalit Modi, has been suspended by the Indian cricket board one day before an IPL governing council meeting over allegations of corruption in the Twenty20 competition. Shashank Manohar, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), announced the decision to suspend Modi yesterday.

Manohar says the "alleged acts of individual misdemeanours" of Modi have "brought a bad name to the administration of cricket and the game itself."

Indian lawmakers have called for a parliamentary inquiry into claims franchises had been sold for millions of dollars without accounting for the source of the funds.

Manohar says Modi has 15 days to show why "disciplinary action should not be taken against him".


  • Marseille closer

PARIS (AP):

Mathieu Valbuena scored the winner as Marseille moved a step closer to clinching the French title for the first time in 18 years, by beating Saint-Etienne 1-0 yesterday. Valbuena's sixth-minute goal at Stade Velodrome kept Marseille five points clear of second-place Auxerre with only four games remaining. After 34 rounds, Marseille have 71 points and second-place Auxerre have 66. Lille are 10 points behind Marseille in third.


  • Roma lose ground

MILAN (AP):

AS Roma head into the final three rounds of Serie A two points behind Inter Milan after losing their six-month unbeaten league record with a 2-1 defeat to Sampdoria. Inter beat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday to pile the pressure on Roma, but Claudio Ranieri's team could not hold onto a lead given to it by Francesco Totti's early strike. Giampaolo Pazzini headed Sampdoria level at the start of the second half before grabbing the winner with five minutes remaining to bring an end to Roma's six-match winning run and move his side into fourth.

Inter lead with 73 points, while Roma are seven points clear of third-place AC Milan, which lost 3-1 to Palermo on Saturday.


  • Rooney voted best

LONDON (AP):

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been voted player of the season by his fellow English league professionals. Rooney, who has scored 34 goals for Man United this season, was announced as the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year yesterday.

The 24-year-old England international is currently injured but says he will be fit for the World Cup, claiming "the groin will be fine for the World Cup, there are no worries about that."

United manager Alex Ferguson says Rooney will miss the final two rounds of the Premier League title race, but Rooney is hoping to play in the last match against Stoke. United are currently a point behind leader Chelsea.