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Sports Briefs

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

  • WI 'A' win

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):

West Indies A beat Zimbabwe by six wickets on the final day of their four-day, first-class match at the Queen's Park Stadium yesterday.

Scores:  ZIMBABWE 183 (Tatenda Taibu 86 not out, Justice Chibhabha 40, Chris Ervine 22; Shane Shillingford 4-48, Nelon Pascal 3-28, Imran Khan 2-44) & 351 (Andy Blignaut 72, Tatenda Taibu 59, Craig Ervine 58, Graeme Cremer 47, Hamilton Masakadza 30; Shane Shillingford 4-109, Shannon Gabriel 2-59, Nelon Pascal 2-67).

WEST INDIES A 280 (Travis Dowlin 84, Kirk Edwards 67, Kraigg Brathwaite 30, Justin Guillen 25; Christopher Mpofu 7-37) & 257 for four (Kirk Edwards 72 not out, Kraigg Brathwaite 62, Shane Dowrich 33 not out, Travis Dowlin 31, Jason Haynes 30, Justin Guillen 20).

  • Liverpool on top


Liverpool beat visiting West Ham 3-0 in yesterday's only English Premier League match to stay in contention for European qualification. Goals from Yossi Benayoun and David N'Gog, plus an own goal from West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green at Anfield, lifted Liverpool into sixth place over Aston Villa, which have played one fewer match.

Liverpool have 59 points from 35 matches, five behind fourth-place Tottenham and three back from No 5 Manchester City.

  • Barca's tough trip


Barcelona will have to overcome the absence of injured midfielder Andres Iniesta and a gruelling road trip when they continue their Champions League defence with a semi-final at Inter Milan today. But they will be making the 725-kilometre (450-mile) journey to northern Italy by bus over two days because of the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland that has grounded flights throughout Europe.