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Published: Tuesday | December 3, 2013 Comments 0

Grenada int'l among six arrested for match-fixing

LONDON (CMC):Grenada international Delroy Facey is reported to be among six persons arrested on suspicion of fixing English football games, the British media have reported. Facey, who has been representing Grenada in regional and international matches in recent years, has been named as a member of a suspected betting syndicate.

The player-turned agent and members of his group, which included at least three footballers, were picked up when officers from the National Crime Agency swooped down on them. The operation took place after police were tipped off about an Asian betting syndicate attempting to target games across Britain.

None of the games are believed to involve teams playing in the two most senior leagues, the Premier League or the Championship.

Facey was born in the United Kingdom to a Jamaican mother and a Grenadian father. In October 2010, he scored a brace to help Grenada beat St Kitts and Nevis to qualify for the Digicel Caribbean Cup finals.


WI U-19s arrive in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):A 15-member West Indies U-19 cricket team arrived in Dhaka to play against Bangladesh in a seven game Youth one-day international series, starting on Friday. The team, led by captain Ramaal Lewis, is hoping to reverse their fortunes after losing a similar series between the two teams in October in Guyana 4-3.

The seven-match series will begin with the first ODI at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium on December 6 and climax with matches at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on December 19 and 20. West Indies Under-19s and Bangladesh are using the series as part of preparations for the ICC Youth World Cup in United Arab Emirates in February 2014.


Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

LAGUNA NIGUEL, California (AP):One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is up for sale in an online auction that runs through December 7. The medal - being auctioned online - recalls both the Nazi propaganda myths that Owens busted with his world record-setting 100-yard dash, and the American segregation that he came home to when he returned to the United States after the Games, which Adolf Hitler orchestrated to showcase his ideas of Aryan supremacism.

"Almost singlehandedly, Owens obliterated Hitler's plans," SCP Auctions partner Dan Imler said. "You've got an African American, son of a sharecropper, grandson of slaves who overcame these incredible circumstances and delivered a performance for the ages."

Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-metres, the 400 relay and the long jump. But when he returned from the Berlin Games, he struggled to provide for his family. His job options were limited by segregation and because he decided to return home instead of going on tour with the US Olympic team, he was stripped of his amateur athletic status.

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