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Don’t need a horse

Stabroek - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:50


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Seized

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Sport in brief

Guardian Sport - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:32
Andy Murray wins first match back after Wimbledon defeat; Mark Cavendish set to return in Tour de lAin and Matthew Macklin pulls out of bout with Jorge Sebastian Heiland

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PPP/C prepared for general elections – Luncheon restates

Stabroek - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:27
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon today stated that should general elections be called at this time his government was ready, confident and prepared. “I am echoing what the...

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BHA give disgraced Fergal Lynch chance to resume race-riding in Britain

Guardian Sport - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:21
Rider returns for first time since 2008 at Ayr on Monday
Jockey allowed to ride here for an initial one-year period

Fergal Lynch, one of the most divisive figures in recent racing history, will be allowed to ride in Britain once more, despite being known to have stopped a horse from winning. The decision by the British Horseracing Authority was revealed on Wednesday and Lynch is expected to make his comeback at Ayr on Monday.

The 36-year-old admitted long ago that he had prevented Bond City from winning at Ripon in 2004 after pressure from a racehorse owner who had bet against it. He will now be monitored by the BHA and subjected to several not very onerous conditions, one of which is that he must watch an integrity education video. He is still expected to take most of his rides in Ireland, where he has held a licence for two years.

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Alex Hales ton as England Lions maul Sri Lanka A in Triangular Series

Guardian Sport - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:19
England Lions 339-5; Sri Lanka A 288
England Lions won by 51 runs

The England Lions got off to a winning start in their Triangular Series with a 51-run win over a Sri Lanka A side that were, quite simply, outmuscled. That it was so comprehensive owes much to a fine hundred from Alex Hales and brutal cameos of 50 and 51 from Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, respectively.

It was by no means a complete performance. The fielding on both sides left a lot to be desired and, at times, the bowling would have drawn grimaces on a village green, with England accruing 19 wides. But there can be no faulting the display with the bat.

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USA captain Tom Watson names Stricker as his third and final assistant

Guardian Sport - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:18
Ryder Cup takes centre stage on eve of US PGA Championship and the main man is still dogged by the Tiger Woods issue

Even someone as experienced and decorated as Tom Watson has not seen this before. As the USA Ryder Cup captain took to the podium at Valhalla on Wednesday, discussion was dominated by those who will not or are struggling to join him at Gleneagles in September.

How the US, who are already wounded by their recent Ryder Cup record, would revel in a home winner of the US PGA Championship, the seasons final major. This marks the final counting event for automatic qualification to the USA team.

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