Sports Shorts

Mac. Tel Aviv signs new point guard

Maccabi Tel Aviv signed Ricky Hickman, a point guard playing in Italy's premier basketball league, for two years on Saturday. Hickman, a graduate of UNC-Greensboro, averaged 16.0 points and 2.9 assists per game last season with Scavolini Pesaro. The 27-year-old has also played in Germany, Finland and Romania. (Arie Livnat )

Winner takes Tel Aviv Triathlon in just under two hours

Aviad Cohen and Cheli Rosenstein won their respective categories in the Tel Aviv Triathlon on Saturday. Cohen topped the men's race with a time of 1:59:30 hours. Rosenstein finished first among the women in 2:11:00 hours. (Rami Hipsh )

Bell's second century lifts England against West Indies

Ian Bell justified his elevation to the top of England's batting order Saturday when he overcame a possible fractured jaw to lead the hosts against West Indies in South Hampton. Bell scored his second one-day century as England amassed 288 for seven after being asked to bat first in game one of the three-match series and held West Indies to 114 runs. Bell struck 126 under cloudy skies at the Rose Bowl, equaling his career-best score, as England capitalized after West Indies captain Darren Sammy had won the toss and elected to field. (Reuters )