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KALLIS T&T Red
Steel overseas based
player Jacques Kallis
was outstanding in
the CPL game
against St Lucia
Zouks on Tuesday
night, hitting a top
score of 38, and
then grabbing 3-15
with his medium
pace in a losing
"It was a team
decision for me to
end the game by
bowling the last over."
T&T Red Steel cap-
tain Dwayne Bravo.
BARCELONA---Barcelona says it
made over 600 million euros ($650
million) in revenue last season,
when it won a rare treble of titles
including the Champions League.
The European champions say that
an audit carried out by accounting
firm Deloitte determined the club
generated revenues of 608 million
euros ($663 million) over the
course of the 2014-15 season.
Barcelona adds that it earned a
profit of 15 million euros ($16.3
million) after taxes during that
Barcelona, which also won the
Spanish league and Copa del Rey
last campaign, will hold elections
for a president and executive board
Josep Bartomeu is running to
remain as club president against
three other candidates, including
former president Joan Laporta.
Barcelona posts over 600 million euros in revenue
LOS ANGELES---Caitlyn Jen-
ner accepted the Arthur Ashe
Courage Award at the ESPYs
on Wednesday night while
urging acceptance for others
who are transgender.
She received a standing ova-
tion from some of the sporting
world s biggest stars after her
ten-minute speech during the
annual awards honouring the
year s top athletes and
"This transition has been
harder on me than anything I
can imagine," said Jenner, who
revealed she was in the process
of becoming a woman in a tel-
evised interview with Diane
Sawyer in April on ABC.
From the stage, Jenner
thanked Sawyer, whom she
called a friend.
Noting her powerful celebrity
platform, the 1976 Olympic
decathlon champion and cur-
rent reality TV star vowed"to
do whatever I can to reshape
the landscape of how trans-
gender people are viewed and
Abby Wambach of the US
soccer team that won the
Women s World Cup presented
the trophy to Jenner, whose
voice broke as she thanked
members of her famous family,
including stepdaughters Kim
and Khloe Kardashian. Tears
welled in the eyes of Jenner s
younger daughter, Kylie, whose
sister, Kendall, wiped a tear
from her eye.
"I never wanted to hurt any-
one else, most of all my family
and my kids," said Jenner, wip-
ing her eye.
She admitted that until ear-
lier this year she had never met
another transgender person.
The 65-year-old told the
audience about trans teenagers
who are bullied, beaten up,
murdered or kill themselves.
Jenner mentioned two people
by name whose deaths partic-
ularly touched her.
"Trans people deserve some-
thing vital, they deserve your
respect," she said."From that
respect comes a more com-
Jenner urged the crowd that
included football, basketball,
baseball and hockey superstars
to remember what they say and
do is"absorbed and observed
by millions of people, especially
"My plea for you tonight is
one join me in making this one
of your issues as well," she said.
Many in the crowd watched
intently as Jenner spoke with
little reaction on their faces.
"If you want to call me
names, make jokes and doubt
my intentions, go ahead
because the reality is I can take
it," she said."But for thousands
of kids out there coming to
terms with the reality of who
they are they shouldn t have
to take it."
A video narrated by"Mad
Men" actor Jon Hamm traced
Jenner s life from the time when
she was known as Bruce Jenner
to her current transition. She
mentioned she once considered
ending her own life with a gun
She was shown applying
makeup, buttoning her blouse
in her closet and fastening the
strap on her heeled shoes.
With her trembling hands
clasped in front of her, Jenner
joked with the audience about
her struggle to select the cream
gown she wore.
"OK girls, I get it," she said,
as the audience laughed."You ve
got to get the shoes, the hair,
the makeup, it was exhausting.
And the fashion police, please
be kind on me. I m new at this."
Jenner didn t walk the red
carpet outside the Microsoft
Theater in downtown Los
Angeles, and she didn t appear
backstage to talk with reporters,
as most of the previous Ashe
award recipients have done.
ESPN said Jenner wanted her
onstage comments to stand.
Reaction among Jenner s
sporting peers on the red carpet
Little League baseball pitcher
Mo ne Davis called
"She s really brave to have
the courage to get through a
lot of those things," said the
14-year-old who won best
breakthrough athlete."I know
a lot of people give her a hard
time about it, but just for her
family to give her that support
Former heavyweight cham-
pion Evander Holyfield said,"I
just know that s Bruce Jenner
and I ll leave it at that."
Wednesday that Jenner s rep-
resentatives approached ESPN
suggesting the network give
her the Ashe award in exchange
for plugs on her upcoming E!
docuseries. ESPN and ABC are
owned by Disney.
"That rumour is completely
false," ESPN spokesman Josh
Krulewitz said."The Arthur
Ashe Courage Award and ABC
interview were never connect-
ed."Jenner s publicist Alan Nier-
ob called the report"utterly
false" and had no further com-
Jenner s selection to receive
the Ashe award named for the
late tennis player who died in
1993 after contracting Aids
from a blood transfusion gen-
erated strong debate online.
Ashe Award for Cait
Caitlyn Jenner speaks after receiving the Arthur Ashe award for
courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on
Wednesday. AP PHOTO
LONDON---A man allegedly racially
abused by Chelsea supporters in Paris
says he was"violently" pushed off a
A statement from Souleymane Sylla
was read out yesterday at a London
court where four men are fighting
police attempts to issue them with
football banning orders, and deny
Video showed Sylla being pushed
off the train by Chelsea supporters,
who were singing "we re racist, we re
racist, and that s the way we like it."
It happened in February before a
Champions League game against Paris
"When I approached them to enter
the coach, one of them pushed me
away violently to put me back on to
the platform," Sylla said in statement
read out at Stratford Magistrates
Court." I again approached the carriage,
explaining to this person I wanted to
get back on the train.
"He didn t seem to understand what
I said to him, and other supporters
behind him were shouting and singing
in English. As I don t speak English,
I didn t understand what they said.
Another person made a sign indicating
to the color of the skin on his face."
Richard Barklie, 50, Jordan Munday,
20, Josh Parsons, 20, and William
Simpson, 26, all deny any racism.
Defense lawyers for all four men said
they were not chanting or being racist,
and Sylla was pushed off the train
simply because it was full.
Barklie, a former police officer in
Northern Ireland who now works as
a human rights activist, admitted
pushing Sylla off the carriage. But
Barklie insisted he had no"racist
motive," and Sylla was the only
one"using aggression" by barging his
way on to the train. A fifth man, 32-
year-old Dean Callis from north Lon-
don, has already received a five-year
banning order from football matches
for his role in Paris and other incidents
Victim of fans' racism says he was violently pushed
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