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Sprint stars!

Observer Sport - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 20:00
FORMER world record holder Asafa Powell restored pride to the Jamaican camp with a world-leading 9.84 seconds in the 100m in silencing a strong field including American Ryan Bailey, while newcomer Elaine Thompson proved to be 'The Real McCoy' in winning the 100m in 10.97 seconds at the Jamaica Invitational International Meet at the National Stadium last night.

Jeffrey Lorenzo McKitty — loved and appreciated by the people of St Mary

Observer - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 20:00
If the large number of people who turned out for the thanksgiving service for Jeffrey Lorenzo McKitty at the St Mary Parish Church on Saturday, May 2 was anything to judge by, Alaric 'Bobby' Pottinger was right, "Custos McKitty was deeply loved and appreciated by the people of this parish." Hundreds filled the church along with two large tents as people from all across Jamaica and overseas paid their last respects to the man described as loving and caring.

AG sees no basis for legal action by PNM

Express - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:39
Attorney General Garvin Nicholas says he “can see no basis” for the People’s National Movement (PNM) – the majority Opposition party in the Parliament – to file any legal action against the suspension of Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley from the Parliament.

Plenty watchful eyes for Guyana elections

Express - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:38
GUYANESE VOTERS will trek to 2,299 polling stations across ten regions in this sprawling 83,000-square mile nation tomorrow to elect a new 65-member parliament under the watchful eyes of teams of independent international, regional and local observers to verify free and fair polling.

Football news in brief

Guardian Sport - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:37
• Lee Clarke quits as manager of beleaguered Blackpool
• Rangers beat Queen of the South to gain play-off upper hand

Lee Clark has resigned as the Blackpool manager after their relegation to League One. Blackpool’s season ended in farcical circumstances last Saturday when their final match of the season, at home to Huddersfield, was abandoned after 48 minutes following a fan protest against the club chairman, Karl Oyston.

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European roundup

Guardian Sport - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:30
• Real Madrid pursuit of Barcelona for La Liga title stumbles badly
• Bayern Munich crash to a 1-0 home defeat

Real Madrid’s hopes of overhauling Barcelona at the top of La Liga suffered a stinging blow when Carlo Ancelotti’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia on Saturday to slip four points behind their arch rivals with two games left. Barça had earlier secured a nervous 2-0 victory at home to Real Sociedad and Real’s stumble capped a superb week for the Catalan giants.

Valencia raced into a surprise 2-0 lead at the Bernabéu through goals from Paco Alcácer and Javi Fuego before Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved by the goalkeeper Diego Alves on the stroke of half-time.

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McIlroy stays four shots off lead

BBC Sport - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:24
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter remain four shots off the lead before the final day at the Players Championship at Sawgrass.

Saturday Sundae: Steve Bruce the renaissance man and David Cameron’s mixed emotions

Guardian Sport - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:23
Steve Bruce slams rules on bleeding players having to leave the pitch while unintentional goals offer Sunderland and a route to safety

Steve Bruce, who in January questioned Ched Evans’ rape conviction and has written two novels, described the rule forcing bleeding players to leave the pitch as “ludicrous”. A lawyer, author and a doctor – he’s quite the renaissance man.

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The hitchhiking snakes of the Caribbean

BBC - Sat, 05/09/2015 - 19:19
The hitchhiking snakes that sneak under the bonnet