WICB seeking greater cooperation with India cricket
DELHI, India (CMC):
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) wants to forge closer ties with the Board of Control of India.
WICB Director Baldath Mahabir has been meeting with key stakeholders of Indian cricket on the margins of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 Cricket Tournament in India.
His mission was to explore different opportunities for the regional cricket board and cricketers.
Mahabir, who has been busy with different meetings in Delhi, told the T&T Guardian:
"West Indies and Indian cricket has had a long association and the WICB under Dave Cameron wants to make this very fruitful indeed."
Donovan ties MLS goals record
CARSON, California (AP):
Landon Donovan has tied Jeff Cunningham's career goals record in Major League Soccer with two first-half scores for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Donovan scored twice in the first 41 minutes yesterday against Chivas USA, giving him 134 career MLS regular-season goals.
Donovan passed second-place Jaime Moreno (133) and pulled even with Cunningham, who played for five MLS teams in a 14-year career.
The 31-year-old Donovan is widely considered the best player in American history. He has won three of his five MLS Cup titles with the Galaxy.
Bravo to film movie debut on his birthday
CHENNAI, India (CMC):
West Indies one-day international cricket captain Dwayne Bravo, is set to spend his 30th birthday today, filming his movie debut in an Indian thriller.
Bravo, a flamboyant and renowned entertainer, with two singles already released in collaboration with Grammy-award winning superstar Beenie Man, will feature in a specially created song and dance sequence for the much anticipated Tamil movie, Ula, directed by the highly-respected Rajan Madhav.
Beach volleyball for Fort Clarence
The Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) has taken another major step in their move to deliver stronger performances by Jamaican teams in the sport of beach volleyball. Their most recent effort was the preparation of a beach volleyball playing area at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) managed Fort Clarence Beach. The facility, which was prepared on the initiative of JaVA, with authorisation from the UDC, will provide JaVA with a dedicated area to use for the training of its beach volleyball athletes and to stage competitions.
Michu gets first call-up for Spain
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up Swansea forward Michu for his first international match to replace the injured David Villa.
Michu will get a chance to make his debut for the world champions when they play Belarus on Friday and Georgia four days later in qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.
Villa was dropped from the squad earlier yesterday after he aggravated a case of arthritis in his left ankle during Atletico Madrid's 2-1 win over Celta Vigo and asked to be substituted in the second half.
Americans dominate Presidents Cup
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP):
The Presidents Cup ended yesterday the same way it always goes - an American celebration after Tiger Woods delivered the winning point.
Woods' back flared up on him again in the final hour at Muirfield Village. He still managed to hang on to beat Richard Sterne, one up, to give the Americans the 18 points they needed to win the Presidents Cup for the fifth straight time.
It was the third straight Presidents Cup in which Woods won the cup-clinching match - all three with Fred Couples as the captain.
"It was a team effort this whole week," said Woods, who went 4-1 for the best record of any player. "We really played well to give ourselves a nice lead."
The biggest surprise was not so much the outcome - United States 181/2, International 151/2 - but that the matches ended without going to today.
Guardiola attends Oktoberfest with Bayern
Bayern Munich switched their attention from football to beer yesterday as players and coaching staff enjoyed the city's Oktoberfest celebrations.
The Bundesliga leader toasted last season's treble-winning success and looked forward to more under new coach Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish coach wore a traditional hat to go with the ubiquitous lederhosen and was accompanied by his wife, while players also brought their families to enjoy the annual festival.
Mario Mandzukic and Jan Kirchhoff both missed the celebrations with flu.
Bayern is one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen after eight league games.
Del Potro wins Japan Open
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Milos Raonic of Canada, 7-6 (5), 7-5 yesterday to win the Japan Open and claim his third title of the season.
Del Potro got the only break of the match to go up 6-5 in the second set and then held serve to win the match in 1 hour, 46 minutes.
"I played really well in the last two games of the match," Del Potro said. "I broke his serve and closed out in a fantastic way and hopefully I can keep it going for the rest of the season."