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SPORTS BRIEFS

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ATHLETICS

Townsend, Harrison win

Tiffany Townsend and Queen Harrison of the US won their races at the Znamensky Brothers Memorial track meet in Zhukovsky, Russia, on Sunday. Townsend finished the 200m in 22.84 seconds to edge countrywoman Charonda Williams by 0.05 seconds, while Harrison’s time of 12.88 seconds in the 100m hurdles was 0.09 seconds faster than compatriot Kristi Castlin. In the men’s 100m, Michael Frater of Jamaica ran 10.11 seconds to beat Ramil Guliyev of Turkey and Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis. In the women’s shot put, Belarussian world indoor champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk threw a season-best 20.94m, beating her mark of 20.59m set last month. US shot-putter Jillian Camarena-Williams was next with 19.15m. Olympic champion Andrey Silnov won the men’s high jump with a leap of 2.32m. Russian teammate Aleksandr Shustov was second with 2.29m. Defending champion Roba Gary of Ethiopia won the men’s 3,000m in 8 minutes, 12.74 seconds. Elijah Chelimo Kipterege was next, followed by fellow Kenyan Patric Terer. Hammer throw world record holder Betty Heidler won with a throw of 75.54m. Krisztian Pars of Hungary won the men’s hammer with a heave of 79.70m. In the men’s 800m, Yuriy Borzakovskiy of Russia ran 1 minute, 43.00 seconds to beat Kenya’s Boaz Lalang by 0.21 seconds.

SOCCER

FFA, Kewell talks fail

Former Leeds and Liverpool forward Harry Kewell will not be returning home to play in Australia’s top flight after talks with the national governing body fell through, his manager said yesterday. Kewell, Australia’s first world-class player, had been courted by Sydney and Melbourne Victory, with Football Federation Australia (FFA) offering to pitch in payments linked to a marketing role for the struggling A-League. However, Kewell’s manager Bernie Mandic said the FFA had baulked at a demand for Kewell to get a slice of gate revenues at away games. “The FFA offered to assist in bringing Harry back to play in Australia and asked what it would cost to use Harry to market and promote the sport in partnership with the FFA,” he told local radio. “It was a 30-70 split of any additional gate revenue from the away games that Harry plays in. If there are no more people coming to the away games that Harry plays in, Harry gets nothing.”

SOCCER

Dalglish adds Keen to staff

Liverpool appointed Kevin Keen as first team coach on Sunday as part of manager Kenny Dalglish’s reorganization of his backroom staff. The arrival of the 44-year-old former West Ham United first team coach comes after assistant manager Sammy Lee’s departure from Anfield by mutual consent on Friday. Keen was caretaker manager at West Ham for their final match of last season following Avram Grant’s sacking after their relegation from the Premier League.

SOCCER

Model in nude pose vow

Paraguayan fans will be keener than ever for their team to land the Copa America after model Larissa Riquelme on Sunday promised to pose nude should they triumph. Paraguay are in Group B with favorites and holders Brazil, as well as Ecuador and Venezuela. The busty Riquelme gave them extra motivation after making her promise, similar to one she also made during the last World Cup, earning her the sobriquet la Novia del Mundial (World Cup girlfriend) in her homeland. “If Paraguay win the Copa America, then I shall pose nude on the pitch,” she said before the match against Ecuador.

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