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T&T s Wayne Davis II raced
to gold in the men s 110 metres
hurdles on the final day of action
at the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Association (NCAA) Divi-
sion One Outdoor Track and
Field Championships in Eugene,
Oregon, USA yesterday.
The Texas A&M student
crossed the line in 13.14 seconds,
to go well under his national
record of 13.37 by the wind read-
ing of 3.8m/s, which was above
the legal limit of 2.0.
The Olympic semifinalist
secured the first individual title
for a T&T athlete at the premier
US Collegiate meet after Rondel
Sorillo took the men s 200m in
Davis led from the start and
pulled away from the favourite
Spencer Adams (Clemson), who
had to settle for third in 13.34 as
Eddie Lovett (Florida) came
through for the silver (13.32).
Speaking after his triumph the
national record holder (13.37)
said bowing out at the semifinal
round of the London Olympics
has motivated him to do well.
"I should have been in that
finals," said Davis.
Earlier in the day Shermund
Allsop and his LSU team missed
out on a medal in the men s
4x100m, finishing fourth in 38.78.
Davis joins Sorillo (Kentucky),
Kelly Ann Baptiste (LSU) women s
100m---2008; Richard Thompson
(LSU) men s 100m---2009; Can-
dice Scott (Florida) women s
Boldon (UCLA) men s 200m---
1996, 100m---1996; Hasely Craw-
ford (Eastern Michigan) men s
100 yards---1975 as NCAA Divi-
sion one outdoor championships.
Olympic bronze medallist Deon
Lendore sprinted to silver in the
men s 400m final on the penul-
timate night of action, Friday.
Lendore of Texas A&M crossed
the line in a new personal best
time of 44.94 seconds, to finish
behind South Carolina s Bryshon
Nellum, who took the top spot
in 44.73 (pb). Teenager Arman
Hall (Florida) took the third spot.
Lendore improved on his pre-
vious best of 45.00 in his season
debut at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
on April 20 and is now ranked
sixth in the world.
Speaking after his run Lendore
said he was happy to dip under
"I have been training hard for
it but I would have liked to be
crowned champion. However, I m
pleased with the silver. I would
just have to work harder at it next
year and do what is necessary (to
The former Queen s Royal Col-
lege student is now looking for-
ward to the National Open
Champs at the Hasely Crawford
Stadium on July 21-23.
"After (the NCAA Champs) in
Oregon, I will go back to Texas
and prepare for champs because
I know there would be a great
class of athletes competing. After
champs, I would be back to the
drawing board in preparation for
World Championships," said
The world event will take place
in Moscow, Russia from August
The 20-year-old was scheduled
to go for another medal in the
men s 4x400m finals late yester-
day. The Arima resident is part
of Texas A&M relay team, which
clocked the fastest time in Thurs-
day s semifinals.
Sparkle Mc Knight (Arkansas)
had to settle for sixth spot in the
women s 400m hurdles finals in
The time is the second best for
the Carapichaima Secondary
graduate behind her 55.75 which
she set in taking the SEC title on
May 12. Kori Carter (Standard)
raced to the gold in new collegiate
record and world leading time of
53.21 with London Olympic final-
ist Georganne Moline (Arizona)
securing the silver (54.99).
LONDON--West Indies wicketkeeper
Denesh Ramdin has pleaded not guilty to
a charge of misconduct laid by the Inter-
national Cricket Council, following his
claim for a catch during the Caribbean s
side two-wicket win over Pakistan on Fri-
Ramdin, the team vice-captain, claimed
a low catch off Pakistan captain Misbah-
ul-Haq before he had scored, off fast bowler
Kemar Roach in the ninth over of the
The decision was referred to the third
umpire and replays showed that while
Ramdin had initially taken the catch, he did
not have full control of the ball before it
eventually popped out.
"Ramdin is charged with breaching Article
2.2.11 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players
and Player Support Personnel which relates
to conduct that is contrary to the spirit of
the game, " an ICC release said Saturday.
Ramdin will now go before a hearing
If found guilty, he could face a fine of
between half or all his match fee, or sus-
pension for up to two One-Day Interna-
Misbah went on to finish unbeaten on
96 as Pakistan finished on 170 all out off
48 overs, in their opening Champions Tro-
phy match at the Oval. CMC
BIRMINGHAM---England landed an early
psychological blow on Australia ahead of
the Ashes series, beating its fierce rival by
48 runs in their opening match of the Cham-
pions Trophy yesterday.
Opener Ian Bell hit a patient 91 to help
steer England to 269-6, a target that appeared
competitive but very catchable on a benign
strip under blue, sunny skies at Edgbaston.
It proved too much for an out-of-form Aus-
tralia, though, as the tourists could make only
221-9 with half-centuries from stand-in cap-
tain George Bailey and James Faulkner.
The Australians are already up against it
in Group A, which also contains Sri Lanka
and New Zealand, and the result won t do
much for their self-belief with the Ashes fast
James Anderson claimed three victims to
become England s leading wicket-taker in
ODIs with 237, taking sole possession of the
record he previously shared with Darren
Gough. He was well backed up by tight bowl-
ing from his teammates, particularly Stuart
Broad (1-35) and spinners James Tredwell and
These are worrying times for Australia,
which was bowled out for just 65 to lose a
warmup match against India by 243 runs and
was without captain and talisman Michael
Clarke because of a nagging lower back injury.
Winning the Champions Trophy for a third
straight time looks well beyond them but
England, which has never won a 50-over ICC
competition, must be an outside bet on home
This was the first of a minimum 26 matches
across all formats between the old foes over
the next nine months, with back-to-back
Test series really starting to whet the appetite.
That gave this contest some added bite---if
it was ever needed---with both teams looking
to lay down a marker. England did just that,
despite appearing to botch an opportunity to
put a total of more than 300 on the board.
The hosts failed to kick on from a promising
start given to them by a second-wicket stand
of 111 between Bell and Jonathan Trott.
Trott s departure for 43 heralded a mid-
innings collapse, with Root (12), Eoin Morgan
(8) and Jos Buttler (1) going cheaply. Bell also
departed in that mini-meltdown---clean
bowled by Faulkner with a fourth ODI century
in sight---after a patient 115-ball knock that
contained seven fours.
Suddenly England was 213-6, having been
168-1, and with no momentum.
Ravi Bopara (46 not out) and Tim Bresnan
(19 not out) provided some flourishes in a
belated rally---the one and only six of the
innings came from Bopara in the penultimate
over---but there was a fear England had wasted
a great opportunity.
That didn t prove to be the case.
Australia s reply never really got going,
losing wickets at regular intervals starting
with David Warner (9) in the sixth over when
he was caught behind off Broad.
Alastair Cook dropped tough chances off
Shane Watson and Phil Hughes, but snagged
Watson (24) following an inside edge off Bres-
nan. When Hughes departed for 30, lbw to
Root s part-time offspin, Australia was always
struggling even with Bailey plugging away at
one end for 55.
The Test series, starting on July 10 in Trent
Bridge, will be another matter entirely but
this will have proved to be a useful exercise
in probing for weaknesses and sizing each
other up. (AP)
Wayne Davis II lands
NCAA hurdles gold
England too good for Australia in Champions Trophy
not guilty to
England's Ian Bell plays at a bouncer from Australia's
Mitchell Johnson, not pictured, during the ICC
Champions Trophy group A cricket match between
England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground
in Birmingham, England, yesterday. England won by
48 runs. AP PHOTO
Fall of wickets: 1-57, 2-168, 3-189, 4-189, 5-
Bowling: Mitchell Starc 10-0-75-1, Mitchell
Johnson 8-0-44-0, Clint McKay 10-0-38-2,
Shane Watson 7-0-26-1, James Faulkner 10-
0-48-2, Adam Voges 3-0-13-0, Mitchell
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-47, 3-94, 4-127, 5-134,
6-136, 7-151, 8-175, 9-190.
Bowling: James Anderson 10-0-30-3, Stuart
Broad 10-2-35-1, Tim Bresnan 10-1-45-2,
James Tredwell 10-1-51-1, Joe Root 5-0-20-1,
Ravi Bopara 5-0-34-1.
Result: England wins by 48 runs.
To s s : England.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka, and
Marais Erasmus, South Africa
Third umpire: Billy Bowden, New Zealand.
Match referee: Javagal Srinath, India.
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