Third Forrest suspect caught
A 30-year-old man, who authorities say was wearing a wig when he was arrested, was charged on Wednesday in the robbery and shooting death of ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest. US Marshals picked up Charman Sinkfield about 9pm local time driving a black sedan on Interstate 20 in Georgia, wearing a wig that gave the appearance of dreadlocks, James Ergas of the service’s fugitive task force said. The 38-year-old Forrest was shot to death on July 25 after he chased a man who robbed him of his championship ring and Rolex watch. Two other men have been arrested in the case, but police believe neither of them shot Forrest.
Ronaldo mum on liposuction
Brazil’s Ronaldo said on Wednesday he would be back in a month after surgery on a broken hand, but was enigmatic about reports he also had weight-reducing liposuction. “We have a period of one month for the consolidation of the bone,” Ronaldo, who had surgery on his left hand two weeks ago, told his club Corinthians’ Web site. Asked at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro if he had had liposuction and if he thought it could help him, Ronaldo said: “I don’t know, I don’t even know if I did it. These are things we don’t know ... What I do with my private life is my business.”
Jamaicans given reprieve
Former world record holder Asafa Powell and women’s 100m Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser will be allowed to run at the world athletics championships after a dramatic U-turn by Jamaican officials on Wednesday. The pair, along with four other teammates, were reinstated to run after the Jamaican Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) earlier barred them from competing at the championships from tomorrow to next Sunday at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. The JAAA had written to the sport’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), insisting the six were barred, but the IAAF then intervened, forcing the Jamaicans into an embarrassing change of mind.
Japan tops first rankings
Japan heads the first women’s baseball world rankings published on Wednesday by the International Baseball Federation, with the US second and Canada third. The list was released on the eve of an International Olympic Committee meeting in Berlin, which will decide if baseball can be a contender to return to the Games program in 2016. It was dropped after the Beijing Olympics last year. The women’s rankings were compiled from results at the three World Cups to be staged. Cuba, silver medalist at Beijing, leads the men in the third edition of their rankings, which debuted in January. Olympic champion South Korea is second, World Baseball Classic winner Japan is third and the US, bronze medalist in Beijing, is fourth. Taiwan is fifth on both lists.
Taaramae wins in France
Estonia’s Rein Taaramae of the Cofidis team won the final stage of the four-day Tour de l’Ain on Wednesday to snatch overall victory from American Chris Horner. Taaramae, who was celebrating his first professional victory, rode off to stage victory on the summit of La Grande Colombiere climb to finish ahead of teammates David Moncoutie and Damien Monier in Culoz, France.
‘CRIMINAL ACT’: The UCI said it ‘strongly condemns’ Dylan Groenewegen’s ‘dangerous behavior,’ which left Jakobsen in critical condition and injured other cyclists Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was in a coma on Wednesday, in “serious” condition, after he was thrown into and over a barrier at 80kph in the conclusion to the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick-Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice. However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall. “His condition is very serious. His life is
Taiwan Steel on Sunday grabbed three points with a narrow 1-0 win against Hang Yuan FC, to move into the No. 2 spot on the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL) log, while Taipower FC beat NTUS 2-0 to maintain first place. Taking advantage early in the match of opposition defenders who had not yet settled down, Taiwan Steel’s attacking trio of Wu Chun-ching, Marc Fenelus from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Benchy Astama from Haiti pushed forward with good passes. After only one minute of play, Fenelus dribbled from the right flank, feeding a short pass inside the penalty area to
LEAVING IT LATE: Rakuten added late runs last night to add to wins on Wednesday against the Brothers and the Lions on Friday that went down to the last batter The Rakuten Monkeys rallied to post three late runs for another close win, prevailing 5-3 over the Uni-President Lions yesterday as Taiwan’s second-half CPBL season got started with lower scoring output, but exciting finishes. It was Rakuten’s third win in a row. In two games this week, they seized victory in dramatic fashion with their last at-bat and have drawn level with the CTBC Brothers on top of the table after yesterday’s results, 0.5 games in front of the Fubon Guardians and 1.5 games ahead of the Lions. It was tied at 1-1 early, with Rakuten hosting the Lions at the Taoyuan Intenational
STAYING COOL: Hamilton said that his ‘heart nearly stopped’ when he noticed the puncture, but he kept going to beat Alain Prost’s total of six home wins in France Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not make it home when a last lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory on Sunday. “I didn’t think I would make it round the last two corners,” the world champion said. The front left tire of his Mercedes had delaminated and deflated on his final lap, leaving the six-time world champion to nurse his vehicle to the finish as second-placed Max Verstappen hunted him down. “I just can’t believe it,” Hamilton said. “It was heart-stopping. I backed off and stayed chilled and was so glad it happened on