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Snooker’s great showman Ronnie
O’Sullivan equalled the record for
century breaks when he rolled in the
775th of his career at the Masters
Londoner O’Sullivan, a five-times world
champion, scored two centuries on his
way to a 6-4 win against Ricky Walden
to equal the mark set by Scotland’s now
retired Stephen Hendry.
O’Sullivan, who can cue with both
hands, is known for his rapid break-
building and also holds the record for
scoring televised maximums which is 13.
Hendry was not surprised his mark had
“I am not bothered, it was a matter of
time,” he told the BBC.
The next highest total for century
breaks among active players is John
Higgins who has 565. — Reuters
O’Sullivan betters century breaks record
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first manager at
Sporting Lisbon, Laszlo Boloni, asked him
to stop showing off although he never had
problems coaching the Portugal international
who now has three Ballon d’Or globes to his
Romanian Boloni coached the Real Madrid
for ward at Sporting from 2001-03.
“At the beginning I had to fight against
some permanent exaggerations and correct
some things,” Boloni told France Football
magazine yesterday after Ronaldo secured
the FIFA Ballon d’Or ahead of Argentine
Lionel Messi and Germany ’s Manuel Neuer.
“He could not stop showing off his technical
skills and was dribbling too much.
“But preventing him from dribbling would
have been crazy. The essential part of my job
was to find and maintain a balance.”
Ronaldo played his first official game
against Inter Milan in 2002 in a Champions
“ Was he ready? Yes, he did not lack the
courage nor the desire,” Boloni, who believes
his former protege is the ultimate professional
“He was never late, there was never any
important problem,” he said.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003
and quickly settled at Old Trafford.
“I thought that at the age of 18 he could
be needing an intermediate stage,” said
“But I was wrong ... six months later he was
speaking English and he played 30 games in
his first season. When he is confronted to
new situations... Ronaldo has always shown
stunning adapting skills and an incredible
“In his head, he has always been very
strong. ” — Reuters
Ronaldo told to ‘stop showing off ’
Australian cycling teams have shown
interest in Hokitika elite cyclist Sharlotte
Lucas after she bagged a silver medal
at the New Zealand Road Cycling
Championships at the weekend
Lucas, who suffered a broken tailbone
and fractured lower vertebrae when she
was knocked off her bike in a hit and run
in May 2013, showed plenty of class in the
120.5km road race on Saturday and was
also in good form in the time trial race on
Friday, to gain fourth place.
Lucas’s second place saw her finish
seven minutes behind the winner,
Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Lucas who broke away from the rest of
the field late in the race said today that she
was surprised by her success.
Riding for Benchmark Homes, the
23-year-old credited her team-mates for
their work during the race, which enabled
her to finish on the podium.
Villumsen broke away from the field with
Jamie Nielsen after three laps of the circuit,
then Neilsen pulled out after suffering from
After her success at the weekend, a
number of Australian cycling teams had
made contact with her offering a spot on
“ What I achieved at the weekend has
definitely opened a few doors for me. I was
real happy with what I did — it was a hard
race and I was up against professionals.”
Lucas is an amateur cyclist who trains in
Hokitika, mostly by herself.
She said that she will be racing for the
Australian based Holden women’s team
next month during the women’s cycling
tour of New Zealand.
“Depending on how I go I could be riding
professionally for an Australian team by the
end of the year. They would cover all of my
expenses and I would do a lot of racing in
Lucas said that it was unlikely that she
would have to base herself in Australia, but
would travel over there regularly to race.
She has been cycling for just four years
and has her sights on representing New
Zealand at the Commonwealth Games and
The Elite National Championships is
New Zealand’s premier national road
cycling event, attracting New Zealand ’s top
professional and amateur road cyclists.
Lucas has come a long way since she was
a victim of a hit an run when she was out
training in May 2013.
She was hit from behind by a car while
cycling along the Mahinapua Straight on
the outskirts of Hokitika and left badly
injured on the road verge.
She was lying on the road for 10 minutes
before anyone came to her aid. A Nelson
motorist picked her up and took her to the
Westland Medical Centre, then she was
transferred to Grey Base Hospital.
Sharlotte Lucas, front, powers up a hilly section in the New Zealand road race in
Christchurch on Saturday.
On the winners’ podium, Sharlotte Lucas, left, after being presented with her silver
medal. Commonwealth Games gold medallist Linda Villumsen, middle, took gold and
Nelson’s Karen Fulton was the bronze medallist.
Nathan McCullum and Daniel Vettori have
two battles as the World Cup approaches.
Both would dearly love to play every game
in the tournament. You can chalk that down
now as highly unlikely.
With that probability, the target for both
is to be that one spinner. So it is about
performing well as an individual, and
ensuring, in the nicest possible way, that
they are the preferred choice for coach Mike
Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum.
Vettori, having got himself fit again and in
bowling trim just in time, knows the score.
“ We do offer different options and,
depending on the opposition, can both bring
something to the table,” he said.
He has played 276 ODIs starting in 1997
— when Kane Williamson was just 6 — and
there is not much he does not know about
the spinning arts.
Offspinner McCullum has played 73 since
2009, taking 52 wickets.
In his pomp Vettori was more attacking,
using flight, drift and guile; McCullum has
had a more containing role and has been
McCullum is a fleet-footed fielder
and handy late innings batsman, as he
demonstrated with an unbeaten 25 to
carry New Zealand to a three-wicket win
in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka in
Christchurch on Sunday.
Vettori has been a distinctly useful
batsman, although he needs runs right now.
Comparing the two, he comes second in the
When it comes to Seddon Park, venue for
the second ODI tomorrow, however, neither
has hit a jackpot in recent years.
In early 2008, Vettori took two for 16 in 6.1
overs against a hopeless England side — the
match best remembered for the bludgeoning
opening stand of 158 by Jesse Ryder and
Brendon McCullum which rushed New
Zealand to a 10-wicket win.
Since then it has been lean spin pickings at
Seddon Park, with neither bowler has taken
more than one wicket in an ODI there.
McCullum has two for 230 off 48 overs;
Vettori one for 68 in 15.
Still, challenge is good, McCullum said
“It’s only beneficial for the team as a whole
when guys are challenging for positions,” he
said. “Everyone’s trying to be at their best
and put pressure on everyone else. It ’s pretty
much accepted not everyone is going to play
every game. There’ ll be a horses for courses
approach and it’s a matter of being ready
when called upon.” — New Zealand Herald
Spinning dilemma for Hesson
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