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  • Latest IAAF world rankings
    28 may 2003 19:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following are the latest rankings in world athletics as established by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF): Men: 1 Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) 1435 pts, 1500m 2 Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic) 1408 pts, 400m Hurdles 3 Tim Montgomery (USA) 1394 pts, 100m 4 Bernard Lagat (Kenya) 1390 pts 1500m 5 Christian Olsson (Sweden) 1389 pts, Triple Jump, TJ indoor 6 Anier Garcia (Cuba) 1387 pts 11m Hurdles, 60m Hurdles 7 Jonathan Edwards (Britain) 1378 pts, Triple jump 8 Dwain Chambers (Britain) 1376 pts, 100m 9 Benjamin Limo (Kenya) 1375 pts, 5000m, 3000m 10 Sammy Kipketer (Kenya) 1371 pts, 5000m, 10,000m, 3000m 11 Roman Serble (Czech Rep) 1369pts, Decathlon, Heptathlon indoor 11 Maurice Greene (USA) 1369 pts, 100m 13 Stephane Diagana (France) 1368 pts, 400m Hurdle 14 Wilson Kipketer (Denmark) 1367 pts, 800m, 800m indoor 15 Frank Fredricks (Namibia) 1358 pts, 100m, 200m, 3000m indoor 16 James Carter(USA) 1356 pts, 400m hurdles 17 Stephen Cherono (Kenya) 1350 pts 3000m 18 David Krummenacker (USA) 1349 pts, 800m, 1500m, 800m indoor 18 Cornelius Chirchir (Kenya) 1349 pts, 1500m, 1500m indoor 18 Allen Johnson (USA) 1349 pts, 110m hurdles, 60m hurdles 28 Robert Fazekas (Hungary) 1349 pts, discus throw 22 Adrian Annus (Hungary) 1348 pts, hammer throw 23 Tim Lobinger (Germany) 1346 pts, pole vault, pole vault indoor 23 Walter Davis (USA) 1346 pts, Triple Jump, Triple Jump indoor 25 Francis Obikwelu (Portugal) 1343 pts, 100m, 200m 25 Stefan Holm (Sweden) 1343 pts, High Jump, High Jump indoor 27 Tom Pappas (USA) 1342 pts, Decathlon, Heptathlon indoor 27 Jeff Hartwig (USA) 1342 pts, Pole vault 29 Wilson B Kipketer (Kenya) 1340 pts, 3000m 30 Larry Wade (USA) 1339 pts, 110m hurdles, 60m hurdles 30 Kim Collins (SKN) 1339 pts, 100m, 60m Women: 1 Gail Devers (USA) 1398 pts, 100m hurdles, 60m hurdles 2 Marion Jones (USA) 1394 pts, 100m, 200m 3 Ana Guevara (Mexico) 1393 pts, 400m 4 Berhane Adere (Ethiopia) 1380 pts, 5000m, 3000m, 3000m indoor 4 Maria Mutola (Mozambique) 1380 pts, 800m, 1500m, 800m indoor 6 Gabriela Szabo (Romania) 1377 pts, 1500m, 5000m, 3000m 7 Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden) 1375 pts, High Jump, High Jump indoor 8 Brigitte Foster (Jamaica) 1353 pts, 100m hurdles 9 Glory Alozie (Spain) 1352 pts, 100m hurdles, 60m hurdles 9 Zhanna Block (Ukraine) 1352 pts, 100m, 200m, 60m 11 Svetlana Feofanova (Russia) 1351 pts, Pole vault 12 Tatyana Kotova (Russia) 1350 pts, Long Jump, Long Jump indoor 13 Carolina Kluft (Sweden) 1349 pts, Heptathlon, Pentathlon 14 Lorraine Fenton (Jamaica) 1347 pts, 400m 15 Edith Masai (Kenya) 1342 pts, 5000m, 3000m, Cross Country 16 Alesya Turova (Bielorussia) 1338 pts, 1500m 16 Muriel Hurtis (France) 1338 pts, 100m, 200m, 200m indoor 18 Tayna Lawrence (Jamaica) 1337 pts, 100m 18 Regina Jacobs (USA) 1337 pts, 1500m, 1500m indoor 20 Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 1328 pts, 100m hurdles 21 Hestrie Cloete (South Africa) 1327 pts high jump 22 Debbie Ferguson (Bahrain) 1326 pts, 100m, 200m 22 Ashia Hansen (Britain) 1326 pts, Triple jump 24 Suzy Hamilton (USA) 1323 pts, 1500m 25 Chryste Gaines (USA) 1322 pts, 100m 26 Joland Ceplak (Slov) 1319 pts, 800m, 800m indoor 27 Michelle Collins (USA) 1318 pts, 400m, 200m indoor 28 Tatyana Tomashova (Russia) 1317 pts, 1500m, 5000m, 3000m 28 Francoise Mbango (Cameroon) 1317 pts, Long jump, Triple jump 30 Jearl Clark (USA) 1314 pts, 400m, 800m Full text...

  • Swaziland suffers second defeat at youth championship
    28 may 2003 18:35:00
    Somhlolo- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's national Under 17 team was beaten 2-0 Wednesday by Sierra Leone at the ongoing African youth championship here. Full text...

  • Fielding of over-aged players irks Swaziland
    28 may 2003 15:04:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Trouble is brewing at the fifth CAF Under-17 Youth Championships, which enter their third day Wednesday in Swaziland following allegations that participating countries had fielded over-aged players. Full text...

  • Nigerian sports officials settle league sponsorship
    28 may 2003 14:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's professional football league will be sponsored by local telecommunications company Globacom, top sports ministry officials announced Wednesday to finally end a sponsorship row with a rival telephone company, MTN. Full text...

  • Cape Verde premier league update
    27 may 2003 21:56:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Following are results of matches played last weekend counting for round two of the Cape Verde Division One football championship: Group A: Ultramarina/Onze Unidos: 4-1 No Pintcha/Academica de Porto Novo: 3-1 Ranking: Points 1 Nô Pintcha 4 2 Ultramarina 3 3 Travadores 1 4 Académica PN 1 5 Onze Unidos 1 Group B: Barcelona/Academico do Sal: 0-2 Cutelinho/Paulense: 3-2 Académica da Boa Vista/Batuque: 2-3 Ranking: Points 1 Académico 6 2 Cutelinho 4 3 Batuque 4 4 Paulense 1 5 Barcelona 1 6 Académica BV 0 Full text...

  • Libyan elite league update
    27 may 2003 20:52:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Following are the results of matches played last weekend counting for the 24th round of the Libyan Division One football championship: Al Olympique/Al Madina 2-1 Al Tahaddi/Al Wahda 2-1 Al Nasr/Al Tirsana 3-1 Rafik/Al Sokor 4-0 Al Dahra/Al Ahli 1-3 Al Ittihad/Wifak 3-1 Al Hilal/Al Swihli 2-2 Table: Points P W D P GF GA 1 Al Ittihad 62 24 19 5 - 46 11 2 Al Nasr 48 24 19 6 4 47 26 3 Al Hillal 40 24 10 10 4 39 26 4 Al Ahli 38 24 10 8 6 32 22 5 Al Swihli 35 24 10 5 9 28 24 6 Al Tahaddi 35 24 9 8 7 26 27 7 Al Madina 33 24 8 9 7 39 31 8 Al Olympique 33 24 9 6 9 36 28 9 Wifak 32 24 9 6 9 28 28 10 Al Wahda 27 24 6 9 9 20 22 11 Al Tirsana 27 24 7 6 11 21 28 12 Rafik 25 24 7 5 12 31 38 13 Al Dahra 15 24 4 3 17 22 58 14 Al Soukour 8 24 2 2 20 16 59 Full text...

  • Muhiddin to manage Kenya U-23 side
    27 may 2003 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Football Federation (KFF) has appointed veteran Twahir Muhiddin coach of the national under-23 team. Full text...

  • Six countries to compete at Yaounde Basketball Tourney
    27 may 2003 12:23:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Six countries of the Central African sub-region have confirmed they would participate in the zonal basketball tournament due to start here next Saturday, the Cameroonian Basketball Federation said. Full text...

  • Kenya national team plays Trinidad and Tobago Saturday
    27 may 2003 12:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national football team, Harambee Stars, take on Trinidad and Tobago in a soccer friendly here Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian clubs urge ECOWAS to revive competitions
    27 may 2003 11:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Top officials of Nigerian soccer clubs Tuesday in Lagos urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to assist in reviving club and national team competitions under the West African Football Union (WAFU). Full text...

  • Nigerian lifter promises new records at All-Africa Games
    27 may 2003 09:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Top Nigerian female weightlifter, Bilikisu Musa, has promised to set three new records in the super heavyweight class at the Eighth All-Africa Games to be hosted by Nigeria in October. Full text...

  • Guinean, Sierra Leonean coaches in near fight
    26 may 2003 19:49:00
    Somhlolo- Swaziland (PANA) -- Chaos broke on Sunday at the beginning of the CAF Youth Championship games at the Somhlolo National Stadium when two coaches nearly fought over the age of their teams' players. Full text...

  • Swazi U-17 coach plays down opening defeat
    26 may 2003 19:38:00
    Somhlolo- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swazi national Under 17 coach Thabo Vilakati has said his side was by no means demoralised by Sunday's 0-1 defeat against Egypt in the opening match of the continental Youth Championships here. Full text...

  • ASPL 2000 stretches lead in Mauritian football league
    26 may 2003 19:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius defending champs AS Port-Louis 2000 (ASPL) thrashed Olympique of Moka 4-0 at the weekend to total 23 points, just two short of retaining the title. Full text...

  • L'Esperance crowned Tunisian soccer champions
    26 may 2003 18:27:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- L'Esperance Sportive of Tunis (EST) was Sunday crowned champions of the Tunisian premier soccer league for the sixth consecutive season. Full text...

  • USB ahead in Gabonese football championship
    26 may 2003 17:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Union Sportive of Bitam (USB), a provincial club from the northern region, topped the Gabonese Division One football championship after the 11th round played at the weekend to end of the first round series. Full text...

  • Mali names 27-man squad for Eritrea CAN tie
    26 may 2003 17:33:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian national football coach, Frenchman Christian Dalger Monday named 27 players for the 7 June encounter with Eritrea in the preliminaries of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) slated for Tunisia in 2004. Full text...

  • Rangers FC moves atop Nigerian league
    26 may 2003 13:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Enugu Rangers moved to the top of the Nigerian premier league Sunday after a 1-0 home win over Niger Tornadoes at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. Full text...

  • Canon of Yaounde leads Cameroonian championship
    26 may 2003 12:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Canon of Yaounde beat PWD of Bamenda 1-0 to earn the top slop in Cameroonian elite football championship, which entered its 15th round over the weekend. Full text...

  • Olympics maintain lead after slim win
    26 may 2003 10:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Accra Great Olympics maintained the top slot in Ghana's Premier Soccer league on Sunday with a 1-0 win at home over Mine Stars and stay one point clear at the top although they have played one match more than Kotoko who are second. Full text...

  • Mauritanian football league update
    26 may 2003 09:20:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 6th round of the Mauritanian Division One football championship played at the weekend, ended as follows: Group A: AS Genderim - FC Nouadhibou: 1-2, ASC Police - Terrouzi FC: 0-0, ASC SNIM - Delta FC: 3-2. Full text...

  • 25th African handball tourney for Cotonou in December
    26 may 2003 08:31:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 25th edition of the African handball champions cup is scheduled 18-30 December in Cotonou, the chairman of the African Handball Confederation (CAHB), Cristophe Yapo of Cote d'Ivoire said. Full text...

  • Rio falls as Sabe climbs in Côte d'Ivoire D1 league
    26 may 2003 08:14:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The 14th and last day of phase one in the Ivorian D1 league played here Saturday and Sunday saw Sabé Bouna's advancing to the super division and Rio's dropping to the second league. Full text...

  • Togo beat Benin 3-1 in friendly football match
    26 may 2003 08:01:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese national football squad mauled its counterpart from Benin 3-1 in a friendly tie played here Sunday. Full text...

  • Handball schools to be set up in African countries
    25 may 2003 20:19:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The executive board of the Confederation of African Handball (CAHB) on Sunday here announced the creation from 2004 of handball schools in all the national associations for 10 to 12-year-old players. Full text...

  • CAF fines Sierra Leone $3,000 for delayed list
    25 may 2003 19:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The U-17 CAF organising committee in a meeting in Swaziland has fined the Sierra Leone FA $3,000 for failing to submit its team list before the start of the Under-17 competition which kicked off on Sunday in Mbabane, the Swazi capital. Full text...

  • Egypt beats Swaziland 1-0 in Under-17 opener
    25 may 2003 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Egypt defeated host Swaziland, 1-0, in the opening match of the 2003 CAF U-17 African Championship Sunday afternoon at Somhlolo Stadium in Mbabane, the kingdom's capital. Full text...

  • Malawi beats Botswana to reach COSAFA Cup semi-finals
    25 may 2003 19:12:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Malawi qualified for the semi-finals of the COSAFA Castle Cup by beating Botswana 3-1 in post match penalties in Gaborone after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time. Full text...

  • Cape Verde, Senegal in friendly tie in Dakar
    25 may 2003 18:43:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde and Senegal will on Saturday lock horns in Dakar as part of their warm-ups for their CAN 2004 campaigns. Full text...

  • Kenya appoints national volleyball coach
    25 may 2003 18:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has hired a top Turkish volleyball coach to train the women's national team for the All Africa Games, the World Cup and next year's the Olympic Games in Athens. Full text...

  • Senegal to host sub-regional football institute
    25 may 2003 13:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The foundation stone was Saturday laid for a 4,000 million francs CFA (2. Full text...

  • Kenyans shine in Prefointaine classic meet
    25 may 2003 12:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan runners swept the boards in the men's 5000m race during the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Oregon State, US on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi's son adds new dimension to CAF presidential race
    25 may 2003 10:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Al Saad Kadhafi's declared bid for the presidency of the African Football Confederation (CAF) adds a new dimension to the race next January for the continent's topmost football station. Full text...

  • Debutant Sierra Leone hopeful of slot at African U-17 tournament
    24 may 2003 09:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's Under-17 team, the Sierra Stars, is hopeful of picking up one of Africa's three tickets for the FIFA world championship, although a debutant in the African Junior Championship in Swaziland, the team's head coach, Musa Kallon, has assured. Full text...

  • Saadi Kadhafi bids for top CAF post
    23 may 2003 20:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Football Federation (FLF) vice president, Saadi Moammar Kadhafi, son of the Libyan leader, announced his bid for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency at a news conference here Thursday. Full text...

  • Germans want Munich, Berlin Stadia for first game and finals of
    23 may 2003 18:13:00
    2006 World Cup Dalar- Senegal (PANA) -- Germany's Organising Committee for the 2006 FIFA World Cup has proposed to FIFA that the Opening game be staged in Munich on 9 June 2006 and the Final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on 9 July 2006, the committee has said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe rugby team due in Kenya for international match
    23 may 2003 16:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe national rugby team was due in Nairobi on Friday for a Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) match against their Kenyan counterparts in Nairobi on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria-Jamaica soccer friendly back on track
    23 may 2003 16:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will field a weakened team against Jamaica in an international soccer friendly in Kingston Sunday, after the host team pleaded with the Nigerian FA to rescind its earlier decision to withdraw from the game due to the absence of most of its top players. Full text...

  • Hayatou to attend U-17 games in Swaziland
    23 may 2003 15:52:00
    Somhlolo- Swaziland (PANA) -- The President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, arrives in Swaziland on Friday to attend the 5th CAF Youth Championships (U-17) games which kicks off on Sunday here. Full text...

  • Swaziland faces uphill battle against Egypt in opener
    23 may 2003 15:28:00
    Matsapha- Swaziland (PANA) -- The Swaziland Under 17 football squad will face an uphill battle in Sunday's opening game against star-studded Egypt who have nine players in that country's top side, Al Ahly FC. Full text...

  • Swaziland faces uphill battle against Egypt in opener
    23 may 2003 15:27:00
    Matsapha- Swaziland (PANA) -- The Swaziland Under 17 football squad will face an uphill battle in Sunday's opening game against star-studded Egypt who have nine players in that country's top side, Al Ahly FC. Full text...

  • Africa's U-17 teams kick off two-week fiesta Sunday in Swaziland
    23 may 2003 15:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The fifth CAF Under-17 (U-17) Championship begins on Sunday in the southern African state of Swaziland, the second to be held in the region, the Confederation of African Football said on Friday. Full text...

  • Swazi U-17 players suffer injuries before crucial match
    23 may 2003 14:55:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's Under-17 (U-17) squad suffered a setback on Thursday when two players got injured and the other fell ill during a training session only days before the U-17 Youth Championships starting on Sunday in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Samsung Electronics to sponsor Eighth All-Africa Games
    23 may 2003 14:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Samsung Electronics has agreed to sponsor the Eighth All-Africa Games taking place in Abuja next October to the tune of 110 million naira (about $873,000), according to the officials of the games' organising committee (COJA). Full text...

  • Guinean soccer league enters second round
    22 may 2003 21:43:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The second round matches of the Guinean Premier League kick off 24-25 May, the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) announced Thursday. Full text...

  • England beat South Africa 2-1 in soccer friendly
    22 may 2003 21:25:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Emile Hesky latch onto a loose ball he rammed home against South Africa saw the visiting English national side clinch a 2-1 victory in a friendly international soccer duel here. Full text...

  • Senegal names squad ahead of CAN qualifiers
    22 may 2003 20:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese national football team coach Guy Stephan Thursday named 21 players to form the national side to lock horns with Gambia and Lesotho in the qualifying round of the 2004 African Nation Cup (CAN). Full text...

  • South Africa, England tie one-all at half time
    22 may 2003 20:03:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Benni McCarthy spot kick against England was enough to end the first half one-all in a soccer friendly between the two countries here. Full text...

  • Nigeria pulls out of friendly against Jamaica
    22 may 2003 15:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has pulled out of Sunday's friendly against Jamaica in Kingston after it could not guarantee the availability of several of its star players, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria upbeat about retaining U-17 CAF Cup in Swaziland
    22 may 2003 11:14:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Defending champions Nigeria arrived here Wednesday afternoon ahead of the African Under-17 football cup finals kicking off next weekend in Swaziland. Full text...

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