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Ex-Customs officer jailed for three years over cocaine in mail

Stabroek - 21 hours 53 sec ago
Clive David, a former Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs officer was yesterday jailed for three years after being found guilty of trafficking in cocaine via mail.

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NBA draft: Philadelphia 76ers take Australian Ben Simmons as first pick

BBC Sport - 21 hours 1 min ago
The Philadelphia 76ers take Australian forward Ben Simmons as the first pick in the NBA draft.

Kara Kara toll booth to reopen August 1

Stabroek - 21 hours 1 min ago
In dire need of new sources of revenue, the Linden Town Council will reopen the Kara Kara bridge toll booth on August 1 once the by-laws to give the process legality are finalised.

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U-19 girls cricket: T&T eye semi-finals but Barbados stumble

Stabroek - 21 hours 2 min ago
Former Marketing and Distribution Incorporated salesman Rayon Nurse, who was charged in 2014 with embezzling over $8M from three of the company’s customers, was yesterday found guilty of the offence.

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Phil Gould's attack on Paul Gallen is personal, says Shane Flanagan

Guardian Sport - 21 hours 59 min ago
  • Cronulla coach calls for Blues skipper to be given a game three farewell

Phil Gould’s criticism of NSW State of Origin captain Paul Gallen has become personal, according to Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan who also believes the Blues skipper deserves a game three farewell.

Former NSW coach Gould again took aim at Gallen in the wake of another Origin series loss, labelling the Blues leadership “selfish”, as calls continue for the veteran Sharks skipper to step down from Origin III.

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Anthony Joshua: How to look like the IBF heavyweight champion

BBC Sport - 22 hours 12 min ago
IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua discusses his training regime, including his favourite core workout and his food heaven and hell.

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Stabroek - 22 hours 13 min ago
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the...

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Rio Countdown: Dick Fosbury wins high jump gold in 1968

BBC Sport - 22 hours 13 min ago
BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Dick Fosbury wins high jump gold in 1968.

Australian Ladies Masters golf tournament's future in doubt

Guardian Sport - 23 hours 6 min ago
  • Masters will end Gold Coast association after 24 years

The future of one of Australian women’s golf’s premier events, the Australian Ladies Masters, is in doubt.

The Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) announced on Friday the creation of a new tournament, the Players’ Championship, to be held at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast in February next year.

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Colombia Farc: Celebrations after ceasefire ends five decades of war

BBC - 23 hours 11 min ago
Colombians celebrate a ceasefire between the government and leftist Farc rebels, marking the end of five decades of conflict.

Caroline Wilson hits back at 'neanderthal' Sam Newman

Guardian Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 22:07
  • The AFL journalist at the centre of the latest Eddie McGuire furore has condemned Footy Show host Sam Newman’s recent contribution

Caroline Wilson has fired back at Sam Newman, labelling him a “neanderthal” after his scathing attack on her on the Nine Network’s Footy Show.

“I’m not surprised ... the guy’s just a bit of a Neanderthal isn’t he?” Wilson told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa on Thursday. “He lives in the past, he’s missed the point completely with all of this as he has with so many big issues in footy in recent years.

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Buenos Aires to shut scandal-prone zoo

BBC - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:34
The mayor of Buenos Aires announces his administration has taken over the running of the city's zoo after a series of scandals.

NBA Draft: Australia's Ben Simmons chosen as No.1 pick

Guardian Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:14
  • Melbourne-born forward becomes third Australian to be top pick

Ben Simmons says he can’t wait to get to Philadelphia after the 76ers selected him with the No.1 pick of the NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old from Melbourne hugged his mother Julie and father NBL great Dave inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the Australian was the No.1 pick.

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NBA draft 2016: Ben Simmons tipped to be No1 pick – live!

Guardian Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:27

12.27am BST

A full 20% of the league doesn’t have a pick tonight.

Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Miami, Washington, Portland and the New York Knicks all enter the draft without any selections.

12.24am BST

In addition to the Australia-born Ben Simmons, there is a big international flavor to the draft tonight -- as has been the case for most every modern draft.

Other players to look for in the 1st Round are:

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Lloyd axed as Chairman of selectors, Browne takes over

Stabroek - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:27
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Distinguished former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, has been axed as chairman of selectors after just two years in charge, and replaced by Courtney Browne.

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Roy Hodgson and England vow not to underestimate ‘throwback’ Iceland

Guardian Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:18
The manager chose a spot of sightseeing over attending Iceland’s win over Austria but England will not treat their last-16 opponents lightly

At the Stade des Bourgognes, England’s training ground on the outskirts of Chantilly, there was an unmistakable hint of irritation in Roy Hodgson’s voice. His players were going through a training exercise featuring two sets of players in one penalty area. On one side, Hodgson was rotating groups of four or five attackers. On the other, outnumbered, Gary Cahill and John Stones were trying to keep them out with Joe Hart in goal. And Hodgson did not sound too enamoured by the number of times the various attacking manoeuvres came to nothing. “The quality at the moment has to be better than this,” Hodgson, halting play, could be heard shouting to his players.

Related: Jamie Vardy rejects Arsenal move and will stay at Leicester City

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LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers star pulls out of US Rio Olympics team

BBC Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:05
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James withdraws from consideration for USA's basketball team for this summer's Rio Olympics.

Champions Trophy: GB defeat by USA all but ends medal hopes

BBC Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:26
Great Britain women's hopes of a Champions Trophy medal are all but over after a lacklustre display saw them lose 2-0 to USA.

Southampton: Ex-Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini out of running for job

BBC Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:13
Southampton will not appoint former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.

Rio 2016: Kenya & Russia get proving innocence of doping deadline

BBC Sport - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:10
Kenyan and Russian athletes wanting to compete in Rio are told how to prove they are clean - and have 11 days to do it.