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Gayle could take break after Cricket WCup

Observer - 13 hours 10 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies opener Chris Gayle has indicated that he might take a break from the sport when 2015 Cricket World Cup ends.

Bargain recruit Dame N’Doye could prove a saviour for Hull City | Nick Ames

Guardian Sport - 13 hours 21 min ago
The Senegal striker’s sizzling start suggests Steve Bruce may have made his most important signing of Hull’s current Premier League stay
• Match report: Hull City 1-1 Sunderland

It is unrealistic to expect that one player’s feats can guarantee his club Premier League safety, a fact that Hull City supporters were reminded of when Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell bundled in what may yet be a vital second-half equaliser at the KC Stadium on Tuesday. But Dame N’Doye is giving it a try and his cutely improvised opener, his third goal in as many starts for the home team, added to the feeling that Steve Bruce’s deadline-day brinksmanship may have brought Hull the most important signing of their present Premier League stint.

Bruce was prepared to play a risky game in courting N’Doye, who had joined up with Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations by the time negotiations with his former club, Lokomotiv Moscow, began in mid-January. There were no deals in the offing for any other centre-forwards and certainly no other balls in the air when, a few hours after the window had officially closed at 11pm on 2 February, all parties finally concluded matters at a meeting in Paris. N’Doye’s presence had serendipitously been guaranteed by an early exit in Equatorial Guinea, ruling out any need for further-flung travel for those involved, and Hull had their man.

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Date set for Holness Senate appeal

Observer - 13 hours 22 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The appeal brought by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness in the Senate row involving Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams against a Supreme Court decison will be heard on March 16. 

In praise of Sam Allardyce, the manager who gave Bolton the time of their lives

Guardian Sport - 13 hours 24 min ago

His style has always been grounded in realism, but Allardyce’s revoutionary spell at Bolton produced one of the most intriguing stories in Premier League history

By Blair Newman for These Football Times, part of the Guardian Sport Network

The Premier League doesn’t like upstarts. When a club from outside of English football’s elite declares itself fit to challenge the established order, they are hurriedly batted back down while their squad is picked apart. With their finest talent departed, they are left to fight on the back foot once more.

Sam Allardyce was once considered to be one such upstart. As manager of Bolton Wanderers, he led the club to heights not seen since the days when Nat Lofthouse spearheaded their attack. Allardyce and his Bolton side were the worst kind of upstarts. Their success was earned on their own terms; what they did was unique and could not be appropriated by the bigger clubs.

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T&T teen dies suddenly after eating watermelon

Observer - 13 hours 32 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Biche resident Stacy Sealey said her daughter, Tenelle Sealey, a 16-year-old Form Three pupil of Biche High School, always loved fruits, especially watermelon.

Australia hit World Cup record score

BBC Sport - 13 hours 33 min ago
Australia record the highest Cricket World Cup score in history, posting 417-6 against Afghanistan to beat India's 413-5.

Somerset sign New Zealand's Anderson

BBC Sport - 13 hours 37 min ago
Somerset sign New Zealand all rounder Corey Anderson for the second half of the 2015 T20 Blast competition.

Fans 'entitled to boo' Tranmere

BBC Sport - 13 hours 50 min ago
Tranmere fans were entitled to boo their team after they suffered a third successive loss, says Rovers chairman Mark Palios.

2015 Jamaica Investment Forum focused on bankable projects

Observer - 13 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s trade and investment agency, is putting the finishing touches to the 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), which is slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre from March 10 to 12.

India deny vice-captain Virat Kohli swore during rant at journalist in Perth

Guardian Sport - 14 hours 1 min ago
• Kohli seen confronting Hindustan Times journalist
• Incident was reportedly a case of mistaken identity
• The Spin: cricket’s great data debate – art v science

India’s one-day vice-captain, Virat Kohli, has apologised to a journalist after verbally confronting him following a training session in Perth.

Kohli stunned onlookers when he walked over to and shouted at a Hindustan Times journalist without apparent provocation. The incident made headlines in India with reports suggesting Kohli had incorrectly identified the writer as another journalist who had written about his private life.

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'Ireland will not panic after hammering'

BBC Sport - 14 hours 8 min ago
Ireland wicketkeeper Gary Wilson says the boys in green are not feeling deflated after the 201-run defeat by South Africa.

Talking Horses: Wednesday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Guardian Sport - 14 hours 9 min ago
Ned Stark and Cheltenian are looking good for Cheltenham while Lord Navits is worth a look at Catterick this Wednesday

The Saturday card at Sandown will be worthy of very close study but only the Cheltenham Festival is on punters’ minds right now. Scanning the weather forecast at least we can be certain of one thing –there’s no point looking for mudlarks to back with dry and increasingly mild conditions on the cards for the meeting, which starts next Tuesday.

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WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity

Observer - 14 hours 15 min ago
GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged a dramatic drop in the consumption of sugar, "hidden" in everything from sodas and ketchup, as it steps up the fight against obesity.

VIDEO: Quickfire with Gordon Strachan

BBC Sport - 14 hours 22 min ago
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan gives his quickfire answers to BBC Scotland's Kenny MacIntyre on his career highs and lows.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan secure 129-run victory over UAE in Napier

Guardian Sport - 14 hours 24 min ago
• Pakistan 339-6; UAE 210-8; (Pakistan win by 129 runs)
• Ahmed Shehzad run out just short of a century
• The Spin: Cricket’s great data debate – art v science

Pakistan boosted their chances of reaching the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals by defeating the United Arab Emirates by 129 runs in Napier.

A second-wicket partnership of 160 between Ahmed Shehzad (93) and Haris Sohail (70) and a quick-fire 65 from captain Misbah-ul-Haq helped Pakistan amass 339 for six in their 50 overs, and although the UAE lost only eight wickets in their reply, they made just 210, leaving them well short of their target.

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Finance Minister hints at new taxes

Observer - 14 hours 27 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips hinted Tuesday that new revenue measures will be used to fill a J$10.3 billion gap in the 2015/16 budget.

In pictures: Chile volcano eruption

BBC - 14 hours 35 min ago
Images of the Villarrica volcano spewing ash and lava

T&T Opposition Leader dismisses threat of motion of no confidence

Observer - 14 hours 41 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed threats of a motion of no confidence being filed against him by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar saying she is now engaged in “guerrilla war” against a witness in a law suit involving her former attorney general Anand Ramlogan.

No alliance could have been end of AFC – Ramjattan

Stabroek - 14 hours 44 min ago
  Not forming an alliance with APNU might have meant the death of the AFC, the party’s leader Khemraj Ramjattan has said even as he emphasised that it was time to move beyond the history of the...

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