Short Sport, March 10, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 4:35am

Williams 3-mendous in Nets rout over Wizards

Deron Williams scored 42 points and set an NBA record by making nine three-point shots in the first half to lead the Brooklyn Nets over the Washington Wizards 95-78. Williams made 15-of-24 shots from the field, including his first eight three-point attempts of the game, and finished 11-of-16 from threee-point range as the Nets improved to 36-26 while the Wizards slumped to 19-41. The guard, 28, set an NBA mark for the most three-pointers in one half, breaking the record of eight shared by five players. AFP


Guildford allowed to return to club rugby

Wayward former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford has been cleared to return to club rugby in New Zealand ahead of a misconduct hearing, the New Zealand Rugby Union said. There was no indication whether the Canterbury Crusaders' star finisher will be able to return to Super 15 rugby. Guildford who has a history of alcohol-related problems, withdrew from the Crusaders indefinitely in January after a reported brawl at a party. He has since undergone an intensive treatment programme at a private clinic. AFP


Spain to have tougher anti-doping laws

Spain's government has approved tougher anti-doping laws to come into line with World Anti-Doping Agency standards and bolster Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics. Sport Minister Jose Ignacio Wert said that, once the bill was passed by parliament, "the impression that [Spain] lacks toughness on doping will disappear." The bill includes the expansion of doping tests for athletes to night hours, costly fines for those who deal in banned doping substances, and creates a new national anti-doping agency. AP


Ex-London Welsh boss given RFU lifetime ban

Former London Welsh team manager Mike Scott has been hit with a lifetime ban from any involvement in rugby union after providing false information over the registration of Kiwi scrumhalf Tyson Keats. Keats appeared in 10 Premiership games this season without holding the correct registration with the Rugby Football Union. Scott was said to have supplied the RFU with a fake copy of a British passport claiming Keats was born in Britain after the player's ancestry visa form was turned down. AFP