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Football Club Aston Villa Up For Sale

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has announced that the Premier League club is being put up for sale. “I owe it to Villa to move on, and look for fresh, invigorated leadership, if in my heart I feel I can no longer do the job,” Lerner said in a statement. The likely asking price would be about £200m – which ...

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Jamaican-Born Raheem Sterling Named in England’s World Cup Squad

19-year-old Jamaican-born football player, Raheem Shaquille Sterling, as expected, was named in England’s 23-man squad for next month’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Sterling had a wonderful season for Liverpool in the English Premier League and hepled them to second place in the just concluded season. He scored 10 goals in 34 appearances.

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Manchester City Take English Premier League Crown

Manchester City are the 2013-14 champions of the English Premier League when they easily defeated West Ham United 2-0 earlier today at home in Manchester. Liverpool, the only other team with a live shot of winning the championship held second and also won their last encounter of the season, coming from behind to defeat Newcastle 2-1. Third in the Championship ...

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Darren Sammy Quits Test Cricket

All-rounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The St. Lucian all-rounder was earlier in the day axed as Test skipper and replaced by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, after a near four-year stint in charge. “Sammy said that he will always cherish the memories of representing and captaining the West Indies in Test cricket.”

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Nickel Ashmeade Beats Warren Weir in Doha 200m

Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade (20.13s) beat favoured teammate Warren Weir to win the 200m at the first Diamond League meeting of the 2014 athletic season today in Doha, Qatar. Olympic bronze medalist Weir finished in 20.31s ahead of Qatar’s Femi Ogunode (20 38s). Another Jamaican, Rasheed Dwyer, finished fifth in a season best 20.48s.

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Denesh Ramdin is The New West Indies Test Captain

West Indies selectors have ended Darren Sammy’s near four-year reign as captain and appointed wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin in his place for the upcoming New Zealand series. The announcement was made by the West Indies Cricket Board via Twitter. “Denesh Ramdin, the Wicket-keeper/Batsman, has been named new Test Match Captain of the Windies Team. Congrats to him on the appointment,” the ...

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Shelly-Ann Takes Doha 100m Gold

Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce today claimed the top spot in the 100 metres at the first Diamond League meeting of the 2014 athletic season in Doha, Qatar. Fraser Pryce finished in 11.13s ahead of Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare who clocked a season’s best 11.18s. Jamaican Kerron Stewart was third also in a season’s best 11.25s ahead of team mate ...

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Kimberly Williams Grabs Bronze in Diamond League Triple Jump

Jamaican Kimberly Williams finished third in the women’s triple jump at the Doha Diamond League in Qatar today. Williams’ 14.15 metre third round effort was bettered by Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen who won the event with a world leading jump of 14.43 metres. Olha Saladukha of Ukraine was second with a leap of 14.32 metre.

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Tyson Gay Gets 1-Year Ban

American sprinter Tyson Gay has accepted a one-year suspension and has returned the silver medal he won in the men’s 400-metre relay at the London Olympics after he tested positive for a prohibited substance. USADA announced today that Gay’s one-year ban began last June 23, the day his sample was collected at the US championships. USADA said in a statement ...

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Ricardo “Bibi” Gardener Announces Retirement

One of Jamaica’s most accomplished international footballers, the former Reggae Boy captain Ricardo “Bibi” Gardener, has decided to officially retire from football citing injuries and a need to spend time with his family. The 35-year-old former Bolton Wanderers winger who earned 112 caps for Jamaica, says the time is right to call it quits. Gardener plans to contribute in other ...

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