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Armed robber shot dead by businessman

Observer - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:33
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica -- An alleged gunman who reportedly attempted to rob a businessman and his wife late Thursday at Nain in South East St Elizabeth ended up being shot dead by the businessman, police have confirmed.

Ferrari use Enzo's old method to recruit much-needed new broom | Richard Williams

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:32
Marco Mattiacci arrives from commercial side of Ferrari operation and is unencumbered with Formula One baggage

Everyone liked Stefano Domenicali. That was the problem. Ferrari's team principal was a nice man in a world where niceness, even when accompanied by extreme competence, is usually considered to be the virtue of losers.

Domenicali, who resigned suddenly at the start of this week, had been in the job for six years, before which he had served as Jean Todt's deputy. Taking over the top job from Todt was like succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United: the wily Frenchman had spent 15 years assembling and supervising a team of brilliant designers and engineers who secured the unprecedented run of five consecutive drivers' titles for Michael Schumacher plus one for Kimi Raikkonen and eight constructors' titles.

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It is time to love the IPL, cricket's whizziest pop-up sideshow | Barney Ronay

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:31
Bats continue to swish and the money keeps rolling, convincing IPL7 of its place at the centre of the sporting universe

Welcome back, then, the Indian Premier League. As of Wednesday morning the IPL is among us again, busily re-establishing itself as cricket's whizziest, gaudiest pop-up western town of a sporting sideshow, not to mention by its own figures the second most lucrative sports competition of all time.

Yes, the IPL is back. And once again, like an annual rite of spring, I feel compelled to write an article about why you should like it. Here I am right now. Standing in front of you like a perpetually disappointed Viennese grandmother brandishing an untouched plate of Zwetschgenknödel.

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Premiership's Stinger and Pro12's Judgement Day showcase club rugby | Paul Rees

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:24
'The double-header is a good example of what can be built up over time: it is now a major part of our calendar,' says the Premiership's Mark McCafferty of an innovation here to stay

When Premiership Rugby announced at the turn of the decade that it was aiming to emulate football's Championship in terms of popular support, the general reaction was one of incredulity. Leicester apart, no club regularly attracted gates of 20,000 and above and the average of the majority was in four figures.

When Wasps take on Gloucester at Twickenham on Saturday in an event called the Stinger rugby is just part of the entertainment package on offer, with £1 from every ticket sold going to Sport Relief they will be playing before a crowd up to eight times the average at their Adams Park ground in Wycombe this season. Last month, Saracens attracted a world record gate for a club match when they played Harlequins at Wembley: 83,889.

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Griffiths has Celtic future - Lennon

BBC Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:20
Striker Leigh Griffiths has a future at Celtic despite recent disciplinary issues, according to boss Neil Lennon.

Football League clockwatch live! | Michael Butler

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:16

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Good afternoon! Good Friday! Football is good!

One of the things that makes football so great is that it doesn't stop for nobody. It doesn't care that you might be shaking off a hangover from the night before. It doesn't care that your train is running late. Heck, it doesn't care that it might be Good Friday, or Boxing Day, or your birthday. Like a relentless beautiful behemoth of a bull trampling all over your calender, it's here for a good time and for a long time. And all these lovely bank holidays mean it is just another chance for football to get it's fix.

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Leicester City v Queens Park Rangers

BBC Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:13
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers.

Liverpool Ladies trio on PFA shortlist

BBC Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:06
Lucy Bronze, Natasha Dowie and Nicole Rolser receive nominations for the women's PFA player of the year award.

US scientists find natural predator to invasive Lionfish

Observer - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:57
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Research done by US scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonise regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.

Barbados to move to value-added sugar

Stabroek - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:52
(Barbados Nation) GOVERNMENT intends to put a stop to the high volume of sugar that the country imports, says Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick. Speaking at a symposium organised by the...

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Observer - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:52
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Vice-principal of S.Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide

Stabroek - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:47
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea, (Reuters) – The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide,...

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Guyanese journalist on fraud charges

Observer - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:30
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada police have formally charged a Guyanese-born journalist with two counts of stealing, forgery and uttering a forge document.

Paddy Lowe and Mercedes look to put F1's new world on the map

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:24
The sport's winds of change have ushered in three straight wins for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and their technical guru would like those at the top of F1 to share the enthusiasm

Paddy Lowe, the technical whizz behind Mercedes' early domination of the 2014 Formula One season, says the sport's heads should work harder to promote their "brilliant" product.

"The leadership of F1 has a duty to promote it," Lowe says in an exclusive interview with the Guardian at the team's Brackley headquarters, sounding at once anguished and evangelical.

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VIDEO: Boston finale for inspirational duo

BBC Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:17
As the Boston Marathon approaches, Lee James meets Rick Hoyt and his father Dick as they prepare to take part for the final time together.

Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos | NRL match report

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:15
  • Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos

A superb defensive effort at Hunter Stadium helped Brisbane end a two-game losing streak.

In front of a crowd of 22,254, the Broncos' goalline defence was first class in the 32-6 victory over Newcastle.

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Sport picture of the day: Christ on a bike

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:15
The world's most famous cycling fan and designer of the world's largest bike, Didi Senft aka El Diablo, has been been slaving away in his workshop on his latest creation. He's spent 100 hours creating this beast which commemorates the 2014 World Cup Continue reading...

Melbourne Rebels 22-16 Western Force | Super Rugby match report

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:10
  • Melbourne Rebels 22-16 Western Force

The Melbourne Rebels put the brakes on the Western Force's winning run with a hard-earned 22-16 victory.

The Rebels made amends for their early-season humiliation at the hands of the Force and stopped the Perth franchise's surge at five successive wins.

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NBA playoffs: Miami prepare for Atlanta as they seek third straight title

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:00

The first round of the playoffs kicks off on Saturday, and while the West looks strong as ever, the East minus Miami is weak

The 2014 NBA playoffs kick off on Saturday, and the Lakers, the Celtics and the Knicks will all be sitting home. In their place are the Raptors, the Bobcats and the Trail Blazers. Excited to see Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo? Well, don't be, because the season is already over for the lot of them. Welcome to the first round of one of the more atypical NBA playoffs in a long while.

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Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland Cowboys | NRL match report

Guardian Sport - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 08:00
  • Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland Cowboys

Manly secured a 26-21 come-from-behind win over North Queensland on the back of a highly controversial obstruction ruling.

Kieran Foran laid on the matchwinning try for Jamie Buhrer in the 78th minute after Johnathan Thurston had two minutes earlier kicked the Cowboys one point clear.

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