HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):
St George's batsman Treadwell Gibbons Jr has been hit with a suspended two-year ban from playing Cup Match - Bermuda's premier domestic fixture - and fined 50 per cent of his match fee following an embarrassing outburst after he was given out in the second innings of a drawn match earlier this month.
The two-day game at St George's Wellington Oval ground ended in a draw, with holders Somerset retaining the trophy after lifting the cup at home last season.
The two clubs, at each end of the island, have been battling for cup supremacy since the annual game, now accompanied by a two-day national holiday, was introduced in 1902.
"In light of all the evidence presented from various parties the committee came to a unanimous conclusion," club president Neil Paynter said in a press release.
Robert Lewandowski scored to give Borussia Dortmund a hard-fought 1-0 win over Werder Bremen yesterday and maintain the team's winning start to the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski broke the deadlock in the 55th minute, when Marco Reus crossed from the right to give the Poland striker an easy finish from close range.
Dortmund had created numerous chances before that, but lacked the efficiency to turn them into goals.
"We need to look at it and see what we can do better. At the moment all I can say is that we didn't put the ball in. But there are reasons for that," Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said.
SAO PAULO (AP):
Neymar just left Brazil and there is already another Santos teenager making all the headlines in the country.
This time the kid attracting all the attention is Gabriel Barbosa Almeida, a 16-year-old nicknamed 'Gabigol' thanks to his scoring prowess in Santos' youth squads.
Gabriel scored his first professional goal this week, giving Santos a key win in a Brazilian Cup match and igniting widespread comparisons to Neymar.
Gabriel is about two months younger than Neymar was when he scored his first goal, and the teen also needed less time on the field to do it than the newly signed Barcelona star.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss at least four weeks of action and a Premier League match against rivals Manchester United after picking up a groin injury.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that Kompany, who was injured during City's 4-0 opening win against Newcastle on Monday, will be "out for at least one month".
Further assessments will be made and the exact length of Kompany's absence will be given later.
Pellegrini also says that he might try to recruit another centre back before the transfer window ends but "If we do strengthen it will not just be because of Vincent Kompany's injury."
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 25 runs in the first Twenty20 international yesterday as Shahid Afridi ripped the heart out of a home batting line-up that never got close to the tourists' 161-5.
Afridi took 3-25 and Zimbabwe struggled to 136-5 in their reply. Afridi also earlier made 23 not out with the bat, while opener Ahmed Shehzad top-scored for Pakistan with 70 from just 50 balls.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was 32 not out in the chase but the home batsmen couldn't launch an attack after opener Vusi Sibanda was bowled by Afridi for 31, his leg stump sent cartwheeling out the ground. The legspinner removed Elton Chigumbura's middle stump for his third wicket to make certain of Pakistan's tour-opening victory in the first of two T20 games.
The teams also will contest three ODIs and two Tests over the next three weeks.