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Soca Warriors ready for China

Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warriors are due to face China in a friendly international at 7:30am.
 
Head coach Stephen Hart said the mood in the camp is quite good ahead of the match.
 
The players completed their preparation for the match yesterday and even got some time to visit the historic Great Wall of China.
 
T&T will meet China at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center on Friday morning Caribbean time.
 
The tour which is sponsored by the Shanghai Construction Group Caribbean Limited, has also included two other friendlies with Peru and Uruguay which T&T lost 4-0 and 3-1 respectively.

Muhammad Ali in hospital

Boxing great Muhammad Ali is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue, a spokesman for the former world heavyweight champion has confirmed.
 
Ali, 74, is being treated by doctors as a precaution and is described as being in a "fair condition". A brief hospital stay is expected.
 
Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984, after quitting boxing.

Johnson leads Memorial Tournament

American Dustin Johnson shot an eight-under-par 64 to end the opening round of the Memorial Tournament two shots ahead of world number one Jason Day.
 
Johnson, 31, carded 10 birdies in his opening 15 holes and leads compatriot Brendan Steele by a stroke with Day among a group of players on six under.
 
Rory McIlroy is one under and drew attention for a changed putting grip.

Djokovicinto French Open final

World number one Novak Djokovic looked in superb form as he saw off Austria's Dominic Thiem in straight sets to reach a fourth French Open final.
 
The Serb, 29, won 6-2 6-1 6-4 to move within one victory of completing the set of all four major titles.
 
He will play Britain's second seed Andy Murray or third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the final.
Serena Williams remains on course to win a 22nd Grand Slam title after beating Kiki Bertens to set up a French Open final against Garbine Muguruza.
 
The American top seed was well below her best, but beat unseeded Dutch player Bertens 7-6 (9-7) 6-4.
 
Spanish fourth seed Muguruza impressed in a 6-2 6-4 win over former finalist Sam Stosur of Australia.
Usain Bolt could lose one of the three golds he won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
 
Reuters report that the 'A' sample of one of his team-mates in the 4x100m, Nesta Carter, was found to contain the banned substance Methylhexanamine.
 
The news comes after the retesting of 454 samples from the 2008 Games.
 
Carter, who along with his agent has not replied to requests for comment, will face sanctions if his 'B' sample also tests positive for the substance.
 
The 30-year-old ran the first leg for Jamaica's 4x100m relay team in Beijing, which also included Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Bolt.
 
The team took gold in what was then a new world record of 37.10 seconds, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Japan.

Sri Lanka call up Bandara

Sri Lanka have called up uncapped left-arm seamer Chaminda Bandara, 29, for the third Test with England, to replace the injured Dushmantha Chameera.
 
The tourists have already replaced injured paceman Dhammika Prasad with Kusal Perera, while Shaminda Eranga's bowling action is being investigated.
 
England have already clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka by winning the first two of the three-Test series.
Nottinghamshire have signed West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir for their T20 Blast campaign.
 
Russell, 28, was part of the side that won April's World Twenty20 and will be available for four matches in June.
 
Tahir, 37, will then link up for the final seven games and is set to play in six County Championship fixtures.

FIFA reveals more corruption

Former high-ranking Fifa officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves pay rises and bonuses worth $80m (£55m) over five years, say Fifa lawyers.
 
Football's governing body revealed the contracts of ex-president Blatter, fired ex-secretary general Valcke and sacked former finance director Kattner one day after a Swiss police raid.
 
Its lawyers said there was evidence that the trio made "a coordinated effort" to "enrich themselves" between 2011 and 2015.

China defeat spirited Soca Warriors

The Soca Warriors went under 4-2 to China despite a spirited fightback in Qinhuangdao.
 
China went ahead 3-0 with goals from Jian Ning and a double by Zhang Yuning.
 
Substitute Willis Plaza then got a double to pull Trinidad and Tobago back to 3-2.
 
However, Hu Rentian then restored the two-goal cushion with a powerful drive from just inside the area as China won 4-2.
 
The match ended a three-game away tour in which Trinidad and Tobago also lost 4-0 to Peru and 3-1 to Uruguay.
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