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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Thursday | May 31, 2007

Samuels off to England?
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): JAMAICA BATSMAN Marlon Samuels is expected to leave the island today to replace injured captain Ramnareash Sarwan in the Test squad in England.While no official announcement had been released by the West Indies Cricket Board...

Three-way tie at the top in National premier league play-offs

WESTERN BUREAU: SPORTING CENTRAL, Granville and St. George's are locked in a three-way tie atop the standings in the four-team Wray and Nephew National Premier League play-offs following yesterday's first set of second-round games.

Lady T out of Derby

TRIPLE CROWN hopeful LADY T suffered a serious setback in her preparations for Saturday's Digicel Derby at Caymanas Park and has been scratched from the $4.25 million race. According to trainer Dwight Chen, the 3-y-o filly, who won the Jamaica Licensed Bookmakers 1000 Guineas...

Time to come clean on National Under-17 Boyz

AFTER ALL the hype surrounding the National Under-17 team's bid to qualify for this summer's Youth World Cup in South Korea, it's quite a surprise that mum's now the word from those involved in the process on why it failed to do so. Well, then again...maybe it's not.

Flintoff ruled out of series - All-rounder to go under the knife again

LONDON (Reuters): ENGLAND ALL-ROUNDER Andrew Flintoff is to undergo a third operation on his troublesome left ankle. Flintoff, sidelined for the first two Tests of the series against West Indies, will have investigative surgery over the weekend and miss the remaining two Tests...

Venus serves up history at Open

PARIS (Reuters): VENUS WILLIAMS un-leashed the fastest serve by a woman at a Grand Slam as the American kept the Stars and Stripes fluttering at the French Open yesterday. Just hours after Robby Ginepri's 6-4, 1-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 defeat by Argentina's...

Henry tired of finishing fourth in the EPL

BEIJING (Reuters): ARSENAL STRIKER Thierry Henry is fed-up with finishing fourth in the English Premier League and thinks the club needs a more experienced squad if they are to challenge Manchester United and Chelsea. The 29-year-old Frenchman refused to discuss ...

The gig is up for tired Ryan

LONDON (Reuters): RYAN GIGGS will retire from international football after Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Czech Republic, the Wales and Manchester United winger said yesterday.Giggs, 33, announced his decision at a news conference near Cardiff.

Taekwondo kicks off today in Quebec

THE fifth International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) World Champion-ship, dubbed 'The Rendezvous of Champions', officially got under way yesterday afternoon at the Laval University Stadium in Quebec, Canada, with the federation's president...

Frustrated Bryant wants out of LA

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): DISGRUNTLED LOS Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said yesterday he wanted to be traded from the NBA team and nothing would change his mind. "I would like to be traded, yeah," Bryant told ESPN radio.

Jamalco, Waulgrovians begin fight for crown

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Jamalco and Waulgrovians will meet today in game one of the best-of-three finals of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) Berger Paints Super League at the Leila Robinson Courts at 6:00 p.m. In Tuesday's semi-finals, undefeated Jamalco defeated Tivoli 56-41...

Asafa confident about his fitness

BELGRADE, Serbia (CMC): JAMAICA'S 100-METRE world record holder, Asafa Powell, is expressing immense confidence about his fitness levels in this World Championship year. After his season-opening 100-metre victory in a world-leading 9.97 seconds....

Stewart, Chambers headline NCCA meet

NATIONAL CHAMPION Ricardo Chambers and Kerron Stewart headline the Jamaicans who have qualified for the 2007 NCAA National Championships in the United States.Chambers, winner of the national 400m title last year, enters the one-lap event with the fastest time...

JUTC sweep Business House men's titles

JAMAICA URBAN Transit Company (JUTC) made a clean sweep of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association men's Business House titles at the University of Technology auditorium on Sunday.Defending champion Marlon Chin retained the men's singles title then teamed...

Luna Rossa take on Kiwi ghosts in LV Cup

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters):LUNA ROSSA are aiming to lay the ghosts of the 2000 America's Cup to rest tomorrow when they take on Team New Zealand in the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Seven years ago, the Italian newcomers whizzed their way through...

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