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Fidel Edwards' three-wicket haul could not prevent Hampshire from falling to defeat at the hands of newly crowned champions Yorkshire.
 
Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale hit a match-winning century as relegation-threatened Hampshire's gamble to force a victory backfired at the Ageas Bowl.
 
Hampshire forfeited their second innings after Yorkshire agreed to declare on 97-4.
 
It left Yorkshire with a target of 304 and they were soon in trouble on 37-3, with Edwards accounting for two of the wickets to fall. 
 
But Jack Leaning (76) helped Gale add 190 and the latter went on to make 125, with 16 boundaries, as they reached 305-5 to win by five wickets.
Graeme Smith, the former South Africa captain who took charge of his country's Test fortunes at age 22, hopes that Jason Holder can put the team politics to one side when he takes over as West Indies' Test captain for the first time in Sri Lanka next month.
 
Holder, 23, was named as Denesh Ramdin's successor for the two-Test series that gets underway in Galle on October 14 after displaying impressive leadership credentials at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. 
 
Despite his tender years, Holder has already received the endorsement of one of the region's greatest players, Brian Lara, who praised his "demeanour" during that tournament and likened his stature to that of a young Clive Lloyd.
Several senior players of Central FC have signed a petition against the return to the club management of former Minister of Sport Brent Sancho and his advisor Englishman Kevin Harrison.
 
Harris, the club's former Operations Manager and Mr Sancho's advisor during his time as Minister of Sport, went into the  Central FC dressing room to congratulate the players following their victory in the Digicel Charity Shield finalon Friday.
 
However, the move did not go down well with members of the team, who have since signed a petition in protest.

FIFA sends Valcke on leave

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties until further notice.
 
A Fifa statement said it had "been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general".
 
Jérôme Valcke, Fifa's secretary general and Sepp Blatter's right-hand man since 2007, has been accused of being implicated in a scheme to sell World Cup tickets above face value and share in the profits.
Two-time Triple Crown winning trainer Glenn Mendez says he has a good chance of winning the Trinidad Derby on Republic Day. 
 
Mendez saddles Man To Come, Star Sapphire and Risky Trial in the Derby on September 24th.
 
Mendez believes that Kronus and Bergeron Boy are the biggest threats to his ambitions. 

Sharapova returns to action

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to action at the Wuhan Open in China starting on 27 September.
 
Russia's five-time Grand Slam winner has been out since injuring her knee at Wimbledon and missed the US Open.
 
"I'm looking forward to getting back onto the match court in Wuhan," said the 28-year-old, who accepted a wildcard.

Day is new golf number 1

Jason Day replaced Rory McIlroy as world number one after winning the BMW Championship by six shots in Chicago.
 
The Australian, 27, finished with a birdie as he carded a two-under 69 to triumph on 22 under par.
 
Daniel Berger of the United States was second after a two-under 69, one ahead of compatriot Scott Piercy (70).

Pettersen apologizes for actions

Europe's Suzann Pettersen has apologised for her controversial behaviour at the Solheim Cup on Sunday.
 
Pettersen said that a putt on the 17th green had not been conceded when the USA's Alison Lee picked up her ball, meaning the Americans lost the hole.
 
She was widely criticised and has now posted on social media  to say "sorry for not thinking about the bigger picture in the heat of the battle".

National junior golfer Sabrina Mitchell defied the elements to win the 2015 Agostini Insurance Brokers Ltd Ladies Open Championships on Sunday at St Andrew’s Golf Course, Moka.
 
Torrential downpours on Saturday and Sunday produced two-hour mid-round breaks and testing conditions for the golfers, but 16-year-old Mitchell held her nerve to produce rounds of 80 and 78 to win the title.
 
Mitchell was one of three teenagers who claimed the top prizes in the event. 
 
Sarah Ramphal, 14, won the B Flight by six shots and South Korean teenager Ye Ji Lee, 13, dominated the C Flight on both days to comfortably take her first title.
 
In a wide-open A Flight, Mitchell trailed Pauline Figuera-Raynor (78) by two shots after the opening day with Karina Matabadal (81) a further shot behind. 
 
The trio was trapped on the back nine for two hours at Moka after heavy showers drenched the St Andrew’s Golf Course.
 
On the second day, Mitchell outscored her rivals on the front nine in the midst of another lengthy thundershower to forge a two-shot win.
 
Mitchell’s 76 on the second day, was not matched by Figuera-Raynor’s 80 and Matabadal’s 81.
 
In the B Flight, Ramphal trailed Jennifer Granger after the opening day by a shot but took a slim one-shot lead coming into the final hole.  
 
Granger’s drive on the 18th hit a tree and her challenge ended when she was hit with a two-shot penalty after playing the wrong ball during her approach.
 
Ramphal birdied the hole to claim a six-shot win.
 
Zoe Correia, who celebrated her 14th birthday on Friday, finished third, just a shot behind Granger.
 
Ye Ji Lee was absolutely dominant over the two days in the C Flight. 
 
The South Korean, 13, produced 28 points on the opening day in the Stableford-scored competition for the high-handicappers.
 
On the second day, Lee amassed 44 points to finish with 72 points over the two days.
 
Lisa Schultz was a distant second with 57 points with Gillian Quesnel third with 50 points.
 
Lee is the sister of Trinidad and Tobago national senior golfer Wan Ju Lee.

Sir Viv supports Holder

Sir Viv Richards has supported Jason Holder's promotion to the West Indies Test captaincy, saying the allrounder had the ability and was not too young for the job. 
 
Richards' endorsement came days after Brian Lara also approved of the new West Indies captain, who replaced Denesh Ramdin in the job.
 
Holder, 23, is West Indies' second youngest Test captain, and has led the ODI side in 12 matches. 
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