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T&T injure Jamaica’s chances but Barbados remain unbeaten

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago delivered a serious blow to Jamaica’s title hopes while Barbados maintained their perfect record during an action-packed fourth round of the CWI Women’s T20 Blaze on Saturday. Playing at Sabina Park, the home side went under to last year’s champions T&T by 43 runs – to taste defeat […]

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Chandimal pleads not guilty to ICC charge

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will face charges of changing the condition of the ball at the end of the ongoing Test against West Indies but plans to contest the allegations after pleading not guilty. The International Cricket Council announced Sunday that Chandimal had been charged at the close […]

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GROS ISLET – Sri Lanka delays start of play vs WIndies after ball dispute

The third day of the second cricket test started almost 90 minutes late on Saturday after Sri Lanka was told to play with a different ball against host West Indies and given a five-run penalty. Umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould ruled that the tourists, who lost the first test, had altered the condition of […]

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Wet Windies

GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Veteran left-hander Devon Smith hit a gritty half-century but rain overshadowed his efforts, allowing only 42.3 overs on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka today in St Lucia. Resuming from their overnight two without loss, the West Indies found their progress stalled by repeated rain interruptions […]

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Foundation, QC to do battle in final

The 2017 maids of honour Christ Church Foundation School are one game away from becoming the beaming brides of the 2018 Barbados Secondary Schools Netball League. During the much-anticipated Under-15 semifinal encounter, Foundation emerged victorious 23-21 when they clashed with last year’s champions Lester Vaughan at the Netball Stadium yesterday. It was all about revenge […]

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The Ronaldo, Costa show

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal as he denied Fernando Hierro’s Spain victory with a stunning late free-kick in their World Cup Group B opener today. Two days after Julen Lopetegui was fired as Spain boss for agreeing to a post-tournament move to Real Madrid, more pain lay in wait for the Spaniards as […]

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Smith into road tennis semis

Rachel Smith is into the semi-finals of the Touch of Class Women’s Road Tennis Championship. Fresh from being crowned queen of the inaugural St James Tournament over the weekend, Smith defeated veteran Sandra Bailey in the final A Class quarter-final of the competition at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Facility, Bush Hall, St Michael last […]

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Whitehall registers a brace

WINNIPEG, Canada – Exciting rider Antonio Whitehall rode two winners and missed out on a third through disqualification, as he took centre-stage on the seven-race mid-week card yesterday. The Barbadian scored with favourite Lil Miss Zak in race two before returning to win race four with 4-5 choice Ebadan. Whitehall had earlier crossed the wire […]

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The greatest football show around

The world stage is set for the stars to align. Football’s greatest show aired from today, 32 nations including defending champions Germany, 64 matches, over 32 days and there will only be one winner – it’s called The FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia. We have waited four years and it all got underway with the hosts […]

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Five reasons for Russian smiles

The 2018 World Cup opened in spectacular fashion as Russia defied their recent poor form to defeat Saudi Arabia 5-0 and record the biggest win by the host nation in the opening game of a World Cup since 1934. Stanislav Cherchesov’s team had not won in their past seven matches and had been criticised from […]

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It’s here!

The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets underway tomorrow when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Football’s showpiece event features 32 teams, including holders Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days. The 21st edition will be played out in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities, spread over 1,800 miles. […]

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Hinds’ verdict

Former Barbados captain and West Indies international cricketer Ryan Hinds is adamant that the lack of proper pitches in domestic and regional cricket is having a severely negative impact on the quality of the game. Indeed, Hinds told Barbados TODAY that the quality of cricket being played today was not as strong as it was when […]

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Blackbirds swoop on opponents

The University of the West Indies’ sports programme is arguably one of the best in the country and their Blackbirds have shown prowess in several disciplines. Hockey is among them and over the past weekend at the Hockey Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, the Blackbirds took no prisoners. On Saturday, they pecked Combermere School Old […]

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Bolt wins and loses

Retired track and field star Usain Bolt earned man-of-the-match honours despite not finding the net for a World XI in a 4-3 penalty shootout loss to England in Soccer Aid 2018 on yesterday at Old Trafford. The Jamaican, who captained the World XI, gave a decent account of himself in the celebrity and former players […]

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Harris is new CFU head

Barbados Football Association President Randolph Harris was officially voted in as boss of the Caribbean Football Union having briefly acted as head of the regional football union since the suspension of Antiguan Gordon Derrick from FIFA last year. It was a landslide 27-3 victory yesterday for Harris, the distinguished Barbadian administrator who will occupy the […]

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Slam-dunked

Team Guyana romped to a 2-1 victory over hosts Barbados when the inaugural Border Clash International friendly series between the two countries was contested this past weekend at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Captained by veteran Jeremy Gill, Barbados impressively won 93-76 to take a 1-0 lead in Friday night’s opening match against their regional […]

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Husbands wins Plate Trial, suffers agony in Oaks

Veteran jockey Patrick Husbands dominated Saturday’s CAN$125 000 Plate Trial with favourite Telekinesis but suffered disappointment in the main feature, the $500 000 Woodbine Oaks, when he narrowly missed out aboard another favourite Wonder Gadot. Going a mile and eighth in the warm-up for the million-dollar Queen’s Plate showpiece at month-end, Husbands made all the […]

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