In The Spotlight
LONDON-- Alastair Cook ensured a quality launch to The Oval's 100th test with an innings of familiar patience and defiance that guided England to 171 for four against South Africa on an absorbing but rain-disrupted opening day of the third test on Thursday.
BUDAPEST- - Chase Kalisz continued America's dominance of the men's 200 metres individual medley as the United States enjoyed a memorable evening at the world championships on Thursday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Jordan Morris scored in the 88th minute to help United States to a 2-1 win against Jamaica in the Gold Cup final in Northern California on Wednesday as the Americans secured their sixth championship. His 14-yard strike came after a cross by U.S. midfielder Gyasi Zardes ricocheted off Clint Dempsey and landed perfectly for forward Morris, who sent the ball past the diving arms of replacement Jamaican goalkeeper Dwayne Miller. Jose Altidore had given the hosts the lead just before halftime when his perfectly judged free kick curled over the defensive wall and a diving Miller into the net. The goal was sweet redemption for Morris, whose defensive error in the second half allowed Jamaican midfielder Vaughn Watson to tie the game 1-1 in the 50th minute.
PHILIPSBURG—Any students hoping to land a sports scholarship to a U.S. College should meet with representatives of the Piper Davis Group this weekend. It does not matter what sport you are interested the basic rules to apply to school are the same.
FRANCE-- Ajax stayed on course to reach a Champions League playoff after earning a 1-1 draw at Nice in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie while Celtic were held to a goalless stalemate at home by Rosenborg on Wednesday.
CACCURACAO—Five St. Maarten athletes qualified to compete at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla Colombia 2018.
PHILIPSBURG—Former pro baseball player Rafel Skeete from St. Maarten and members of the Piper Davis baseball group will be on St. Maarten for three days of clinics and talks on how to get a college sports scholarship.
NORTH CAROLINA- - British Open champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy were rated 7-1 early co-favourites on Monday to win next month's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
NEW YORK- - With one week to go before next Monday's trade deadline, Major League Baseball's haves and have-nots are sizing each other up for a pennant push this season or a build-up for the future.