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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Sunday | April 29, 2007

Awesome Aussies
THE 2007 Cricket World Cup ended in style at Kensington Oval here yesterday with Australia, the mighty and invincible men from Down Under, walking away with the magnificent trophy as champions of the world and and with the winners' prize of US$2.4 million in their pockets.

Sport mail bag

THE EDITOR, Sir: IT IS very sad to see Brian Lara bow out of cricket in this fashion. I wish the West Indies would give him a momentous farewell, and not leave us with the memory of Marlon Samuels' historical goodbye to Lara, by running him out.

Commentary - Let's go for one of us

THE REIGN of Bennett King is over, and the less said about it, the better. As a person, King was a nice man. As a cricket coach, however, he was not all that good - if in fact, he was any good. Listening to the players, and almost to the man, while he may have been good as a fitness expert, he certainly was no good as a coach. (Becca)

'Slicer' shines at Caymanas

FIVE-TIME champion jockey Trevor 'Slicer' Simpson enjoyed his best day in the saddle for some, thanks to three winners at Caymanas Park yesterday.

Blake blazes away

ST. JAGO'S 17-year-old sprinter Yohan Blake continues to prove that he is a class act. On yesterday's final day of the 113th Penn Relays at the Franklin Field stadium, in front of 46,363 supporters, Blake received the baton in second place but showed class and speed to destroy his rivals in taking his team to victory.

No gold for Jamaican seniors in Philadelphia

THERE wasn't a single victory for Jamaican senior athletes on yesterday's final day of the United States against the World relays at the Penn Relays.

Baton drop crushes hopes

A DROPPED baton at the first exchange, compounded by a scary collision between runners, wiped out one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes at the Penn Relays yesterday and ended Jamaica's bid for the women's sprint medley relay title.

Rattled Reno out to prove a final point

AFTER THE humiliation they suffered midweek to mid-table team Village United, former title contenders Reno will be keen to demonstrate that they have not lost the pace along with the race when they host champions Harbour at Frome today in the final set of games for the Wray and Nephew National Premier League.

Chicago Bulls take charge

BEN GORDON scored 27 points and Luol Deng had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, who beat Miami 104-96 on Friday night to take a 3-0 lead over the defending NBA champions in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Manchester United close grip on Cup

MANCHESTER UNITED moved five points clear in the Premier League title race by scoring four straight goals to beat Everton 4-2 yesterday as Chelsea drew 2-2 with Bolton.

Oracle fights off Kiwi challenge

BMW ORACLE bounced back from their first defeat to stamp their authority on the Luis Vuitton Cup with a victory over fellow favourites Team New Zealand yesterday.

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