Sports in brief
Winning start for JA's women
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):
Results of the third round of matches in the Regional Women's Super50 Championship played on Sunday:
At Botanical Gardens: Jamaica won by 146 runs. JAMAICA 289 for six off 50 overs (Jody-Ann Morgan 100, Staphanie Taylor 89, Chedean Nation 41 not out; Latoya Providence 3-44, Jophenia Joseph 2-38). ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 143 off 45 overs (Juliana Nero 50, Stacey-Ann Adams 30, Hazel-Ann 27; Vanessa Watt 4-34, Alecia Bookal 2-19, Chedean Nation 2-20).
At Windsor Park: T&T won by 299 runs. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 382 for seven off 50 overs (Britney Cooper 155, Anisa Mohammed 66, Amanda Samaroo 53; Krisani Irish 2-67, Joslyn Ferrol 2-77). DOMINICA 83 all out off 40.3 overs (Joslyn Ferrol 32; Stephanie Ramcharran 2-8, Kirbynia Alexander 2-13, Stacy-Ann King 2-14).
At Geneva Playing Field: Barbados won by two wickets. GRENADA 73 all out off 31 overs (Danielle Small 4-12, Shaquana Quintyne 2-7, Hayley Matthews 2-8). BARBADOS 74 for eight off 19.5 overs (Afy Fletcher 6-13).
At Benjamin's Park: Guyana won by 168 runs. GUYANA 207 for five off 50 overs (Kavita Yadram 53 not out, Shemaine Campbelle 47, Melanie Henry 25; Teaddie Crawford 3-17). ST LUCIA 39 all out off 18 overs (Treymane Smartt 4-10, Subrina Munroe 2-12).
CARDIFF, Wales (AP):
After exquisite touches and exceptional goals established him as the World Cup's breakthrough star, James Rodriguez has a new platform to showcase his skills at Real Madrid - starting with his debut in the UEFA Super Cup today. The versatile 23-year-old playmaker, who landed a $108-million move from Monaco after scoring World Cup-leading six goal for Colombia, will be in the starting line-up for the European champions against Sevilla at Cardiff City's stadium.
"He can help the team to be better," coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. "He can play both in front and on the wings. He can also play behind the forward as he did at the World Cup, and he can also be deeper down as a more attacking midfielder."