14th December 1997

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Aravinda in Reuter's list

LONDON, (Reuters) Sri Lanka's Master Blaster Aravinda De Silva has been named in the list of the Reuter sports personalities of the year. Sri Lanka'a ace batsmen has a 55-1 chance of winning.

Golfer Tiger Woods has been placed as the favourite to win the competition and has a 3-1 chance. Following are Bookmakers William Hill odds.

The winner will be announced on December 18.

Aravinda De Silva

Aravinda De Silva

Luc ALPHAND Alpine skiing France 66 -1; Deborah COMPAGNONI Alpine skiing Italy 66-1; Pernilla WIBERG Alpine skiing Sweden 66-1; Sergei BUBKA Athletics Ukraine 33-1; Haile GEBRSELASSIE Athletics Ethiopia 33-1; Marion JONES Athletics U.S. 50-1; Wilson KIPKETER Athletics Denmark 20-1; Daniel KOMEN Athletics Kenya 20-1Paul TERGAT Athletics Kenya 25-1; Livan HERNANDEZ Baseball Cuba 50-1; Michael JORDAN Basketball U.S. 40-1; Evander HOLYFIELD Boxing U.S. 6-1; Aravinda DE SILVA Cricket Sri Lanka 50-1; Glenn McGRATH Cricket Australia 33-1; Jan ULLRICH Cycling Germany 20-1; Tara LIPINSKI Figure skating U.S. 100-1; Jose Maria OLAZABAL Golf Spain 33-1; Tiger WOODS Golf U.S. 3-1; favouriteMichael DOOHAN Motor cycling Australia 33-1; Jacques VILLENEUVE Motor racing Canada 10-1; Yelena VIALBE Nordic skiing Russia 100-1Christian CULLEN Rugby union New Zealand 50-1; Dennis BERGKAMP Soccer Netherlands 14-1; Roberto CARLOS Soccer Brazil 20-1; RONALDO Soccer Brazil 7-1; Zinedine ZIDANE Soccer France 28-1Gianfranco ZOLA Soccer Italy 25-1; Alexander POPOV Swimming Russia 66-1; Martina HINGIS Tennis Switzerland 8-1; Pete SAMPRAS Tennis U.S. 14-1; chance 1ot for betting, on the Reuter sports personality of the year.

Horne helps NZ to tie match

BRISBANE, Saturday (Reuters) - New Zealand number three Matt Horne hit 102 to set up a tie against a below strength Queensland side in a one-day game on Saturday.

The tourists, who used the match as practice for the World Series tournament involving Australia and South Africa, scored 266 for five from their 50 overs.

Queensland matched their opponents' total but for the loss of six wickets. Horne scored 102 from 111 balls in a third wicket partnership worth 182 runs with New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, who was left unbeaten on 95 at the close of the innings.

Queensland all-rounder Geoff Foley and Brendan Creevey brought their side within sight of the victory target with a fifth wicket partnership of 80 runs from only 65 balls. Martin Love, captained the side in the absence of Stuart Law and Matthew Hayden.

New Zealand - 266-5 innings closed (Matt Horne 102, Stephen Fleming 95); Queensland - 266-6 innings closed (Martin Love 76).

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