Basketball Kieron Achara converted a three-point play with five seconds left as short-handed Glasgow Rocks snatched a dramatic 81-80 win over London Lions to leap over their rivals into fifth place in the BBL.
It came after the Rocks cut ties with Marcus Ware amid claims the American centre had been secretly lobbying for a move overseas.
But with Armin Mazic and Jordan Clarke still out for tonight’s trip to Leicester Riders, the move leaves coach Sterling Davis in a race to plug the gap ahead of the BBL signing deadline later this month.
“We have conditionally agreed to cancel Marcus Ware’s contract following conduct which was unacceptable and led to his ban from all club activities,” Rocks general manager Daniel Bajwulok said. Curling Eve Muirhead and Tom Brewster confirmed their status as the form players this week as they eased through to today’s gold medal finals at the Scottish Championships in Perth yesterday,
Muirhead won all seven of her round-robin ties, beating Hannah Fleming 8-2 on Monday, so it was no surprise to see her defeat the Lockerbie skip again in yesterday’s first v second play-off in a 9-2 victory. She will now face either Fleming or Glasgow’s Lauren Gray in today’s final.
Brewster had also overcome Kelso’s Cameron Bryce on Monday, and he was an equally convincing winner yesterday,winning 7-3. Bryce’s title hopes are still alive, but to earn another shot at Brewster he must first beat double world champion David Murdoch who yesterday beat Edinburgh’s Bruce Mouat 8-3. Cricket Big-hitting Chris Morris returned to haunt England, after a defiant knock that ended their Twenty20 winning streak in a thrilling match at Newlands.
Morris, who had inflicted a serieslevelling one-wicket defeat on England in Johannesburg a week ago en route to South Africa’s 3-2 one-day international success, this time hit 14 runs off five balls in Reece Topley’s final over as the hosts chased 134 for eight to win by three wickets from the final delivery.
Topley had the chance to salvage a tie – and England’s second successive super over – as Kyle Abbott scampered back for the winning two, but he failed to gather Joe Root’s throw from long-off to complete a run-out.