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Volume No. 1 Issue No. 22 - Friday, May 31, 2002
Senegal Upsets France in World Cup Opener

by: Thomson Fontaine


The world Cup started on Friday in dramatic fashion with Senegal upsetting defending world champions France. Pape Bouba Diop's 30th-minute goal gave them a 1-0 victory. This was the Senegalese first trip to the world cup and their victory was remiscient of Cameroon's upset of Argentina in the opening match in the 1990 World Cup. This was France's first defeat in a major tournament since 1992.

In other first round scores, Germany humiliated Saudi Arabia 8 - 0; Ireland and Cameroon drew 1 -1; and Uraguay edged Denmark 2 - 1.

India Triumphs in Barbados

For the first time in their long history, India registered a win at Kensington Oval in Barbados beating the West Indies in the 3rd one day international. It took eight tours to the Caribbean and almost 50 years to happen, but the victory was a sweet one as India beat the West Indies by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in this five-match one-day series with two games to go.

It was a solid all-round performance from the visitors. Good bowling saw to it that the West Indies did not make it even to the 200-mark, being dismissed for 186 in 43.5 overs. Medium-pacer Tinu Yohannan, on debut, and Ajit Agarkar scalped three wickets apiece, while Harbhajan Singh chipped in with the key wicket of Brian Lara. With a small total to chase, India hardly broke a sweat. Dinesh Mongia, who had spent nearly all tour on the sidelines, came good with a sparkling innings of 74 allowing India to canter to victory.

Dominican is NBA Draft Hopeful for Grizzlies

In preparation for the NBA Pre- Draft Camp in Chicago scheduled for June 4-7, the Grizzlies invited Sylverne Bryan for private workouts for for what would likely be a second-round prospect. Sylverne Bryan, 6-11, 230, from the town of Portsmouth played for the University of Tampa and finished the college season averaging 11.3 points and 9.6 rebounds in 29 games. what would likely be a second-round

Volume No. 1 Issue No. 22
Public Servants Debate Stabilization Levy
Melville Hall Airport
The Cause of Dominica's Economic Plight
In Your Own Words
In Defence of Dr. Peters
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