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Published:Saturday | January 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

PUMA/JAAA Kirkvine meet

Former Holmwood Technical boys' track and field coach, Edward Hector, will be one of four sporting personalities who will be recognised by the organisers of today's PUMA/JAAA Kirkvine Development Meet for their contribution to the event over the years.

"Coach Hector has always supported this meet and his athletes, over the years, have done very well at the meet. He has always founds ways to help running the meet and we truly appreciate what, he has done over the years," said meet director Maurice Wilson.

JAAA officials Dotlyn Daley and Georgia Francis, and assistant secretary of the JAAA, Marie Tavares, are the other honourees. Both Daley and Francis have given yeoman service in the area of recording at the meet.

As usual, a full house will be at today's meet, which begins at 9:30 a.m., with the running of the 3000m open for girls to be followed by the 5000m for boys.

Other events down for competition today are 200m, 400m and 800m for males and females in all classes.

Aussies beat England

SYDNEY (AP):

Australia beat England by three wickets yesterday in the First Tri-Series one-day cricket international at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Scores: England 234 in 47.5 overs (Eoin Morgan 121, Jos Buttler 28; Mitchell Starc 4-42, James Faulkner 3-47). Australia 235-7 in 39.5 overs (David Warner 127, Steve Smith 37; Chris Woakes 4-40).

Altidore goes to Toronto

TORONTO (AP):

Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley grew up less than 50 miles apart in northern New Jersey, playing alongside each other on United States national youth teams.

Now stars and stalwarts for the US men's senior team, and veterans of multiple World Cup campaigns, the duo has been reunited as teammates in MLS. This time, they're teaming up in Toronto.

Toronto confirmed the acquisition of forward Altidore from Sunderland of England's Premier League, and agreed to transfer English forward Jermain Defoe to Sunderland, one year after obtaining him from Tottenham.

Altidore said Bradley, the midfielder who joined Toronto along with Defoe in January 2014, was a "huge" part of his decision to sign with TFC.

Big backing for Ginola

LONDON (AP):

It took a US$380,000 payment from a stunt-prone bookmaker to persuade 47-year-old former France international David Ginola to launch an improbable bid to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

With the fee secured, Ginola started his campaign yesterday by decrying the credibility of Blatter's FIFA before admitting he knew little about the governing body's processes or institutions.

The former Paris-Saint Germain and Tottenham player could not name a member of FIFA's ruling executive committee, which includes Blatter, and looked dumbfounded when asked about the International Football Association Board, which sets the rules of the game.

"I need to know a lot more about FIFA," Ginola, who is known beyond football for his suave model looks and shampoo adverts, responded, looking uncharacteristically flustered.