Squash: Nicol receives home help

BRITAIN'S world champions, Peter Nicol and Cassie Campion, both had comfortable victories on the second day of the British Open Championships in Aberdeen yesterday.

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Squash: Parke clinches maiden US Open

England's world No 8 Simon Parke pulled off the most sensational victory of his career when he beat Canada's world No1 Jonathon Power 15- 13 15-7 8-15 7-15 15-13, in the final of the US Squash Open in Boston. It was the 27-year-old's first PSA Tour victory over the 1998 world champion Power, and followed his semi-final win over the world champion, Peter Nicol. "To win the US Open title is fantastic - but to do it after beating the best two players in the world makes the victory even sweeter," Parke said.

Squash: Power stays as No 1 ahead of Nicol

CANADA'S JONATHON POWER has retained his world No 1 position in the new December Dunlop PSA Men's World Rankings, announced yesterday by the Professional Squash Association.

SQUASH; Nicol wins World Open

SCOTLAND'S PETER Nicol became Britain's first men's world squash champion following his 15-9, 15-13, 15-11 victory over Ahmed Barada in the final of the Al-Ahram World Open in Egypt.

Squash: Nicol wins World Open

PETER NICOL became the first Briton to win the World Open yesterday, when he beat the Egyptian Ahmed Barada, 15-9, 15-13, 15-11, in the final in Cairo.

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Squash banks on a show of Power

Iain Fletcher finds the colourful new champion is vital to his sport

Hockey: Corby takes up cudgels for the clubs

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SQUASH: Nicol is cut down by Power

JONATHON POWER, who upset the seedings in Doha when he beat Peter Nicol to become world champion, upset them again when he repeated the victory in the Tournament of Champions in New York.

Letter: Freak Show

Sir: I am intrigued to be told that Labour's "National Executive Committee will outlaw a group of activists in Leeds" ("Labour tries to stamp out anti-Blair network", 26 January). It's a novel way to squash allegations that Labour is run by control-freaks - announcing the NEC's decisions before it has met to vote on them.

Squash: Harris bounces back to beat Eyles

ENGLAND'S FORMER world No 5 Del Harris scored his best PSA Tour victory since slipping out of the world's top 20 last year, when he beat Australia's former world champion Rodney Eyles 16-17, 15-6, 15-4, 13-15, 15-8 in the second round of the DLJ Direct Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Station in New York.
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