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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Thursday | August 28, 2008

Bolt raring to go in Zurich
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP: AFTER ALL the Olympic hoopla, Usain Bolt said yesterday he just wants to get back to his day job. Running fast. "Track and field is my job. This is what I do, I work," Bolt told reporters in Zurich, where he races for the first time since...

'I went out there with all my heart ...'

BEIJING: AFTER EXPRESSING shock that he did not medal in the men's 100 metres, Asafa Powell bounced back with an impressive 4x100m anchor for Jamaica to set a new world record. "It's just a great feeling. I came out here tonight to push myself and help Usain...

Ellis stars with three-timer at Caymanas Park

FORMER CHAMPION jockey Shane Ellis rode three winners at Caymanas Park yesterday, including MISS RUTH and SA DA BREEZE who went wire to wire in their respective trophy races. The unbeaten two-year-old filly MISS RUTH confirmed her superiority over highly fancied...

Jankovic guts way into third round

NEW YORK (AP): JELENA JANKOVIC bent over her racquet, leaned against a back wall with a towel pressed to her face, and sprawled on her stomach in the middle of centre court. Then the No. 2 seed gutted her way into the third round of the US Open...

Harbour View face stern test

DEFENDING CARIBBEAN Club champions Harbour View face a stern challenge this evening when they host top Mexican club Pumas Unam in the opening round of the inaugural CONCACAF Champions League at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium...

Simoes wants players with right attitude

NATIONAL TECHNICAL director René Simoes has continued to stress that the right attitude will be as important a criterion as technical ability for players wishing to represent Jamaica's Reggae Boyz. "We want players that are hungry and have the right...

Lyn lifts U-10 crown

AFTER A busy weekend of tennis, the boys' Under-10 final of the Globe Insurance Tennis Champion-ship was won easily by Roger Lyn, who defeated Kyle Martin 6-1, 6-0 at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston. In stark contrast, on Sunday, the boys' Under-12 category ...

Liverpool squeeze past Standard Liege

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): FIVE-TIME European champions Liverpool struggled to advance past Standard Liege 1-0 with a goal late into extra time to reach the lucrative Champions League group stage yesterday. Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the two legs ...

WICB remains positive clash will go ahead

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): DESPITE THE cloud of doubt hanging over November's Stanford Twenty20 match, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) remains positive the US$20 million clash will go ahead as scheduled. Digicel, the West Indies team sponsor last Friday filed...

Bravo to undergo surgery in New York

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): WEST INDIES all-rounder Dwayne Bravo left for New York on Tuesday to undergo surgery on his injured left ankle. Bravo had previously indicated that he would have the surgery performed in November but said after careful consideration...

Norway could lose equestrian bronze medal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP):A SECOND set of blood samples taken from four horses suspended in the Olympic equestrian team-jumping competition confirmed the initial positive tests for a banned medication, the sport's governing body said yesterday....

India too good for Lankans

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): INDIA CLINCHED their five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, yesterday, by winning the fourth match by 46 runs to take a 3-1 lead. Choosing to bat after winning the toss, India built their innings around three...

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