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Flickering light

Former Barbados and West Indies opening batsman Philo Wallace says the recent Test series between the regional team and  Sri Lanka and then Bangladesh show there is light at the end of the tunnel even though it may be flickering.  The West Indies drew the three-match series with Sri Lanka, and whipped Bangladesh in the […]

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CWI, Betway sign major deal

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies has trumpeted the continued attractiveness of the region’s cricket brand, after signing an 18-month commercial deal with global online betting company, Betway. The deal was initiated during the ongoing Home Series between West Indies and Bangladesh and will see the company serve as CWI’s official betting partner until […]

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Focus on World Cup 2026

Argentina, one of the most successful countries in the history of the FIFA World Cup, is coming on board to assist Barbados national Under-17 team in their quest to qualify for the 2026 competition. With that particular team [Under-17] being used as the pilot project for the 2026 World Cup scheduled to play in the […]

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King asked to leave United Kingdom

Collis King, the West Indies 1979 World Cup winner and hero of the final against England with a memorable 86, has seemingly fallen victim to England’s Windrush immigration policy. King, who played nine Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1976 and 1980, has been technically deported from England despite being married […]

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Celtics’ crown

Newly crowned Division One champions City United Celtics charged from behind to clinch the best of three series 2-1 against Spartans and gain promotion to the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s Premier League. The veteran Celtics team stumbled to a four-point loss 84-80 in the opening game but managed to recover well to […]

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Holder on the rise

LONDON – West Indies captain Jason Holder has shot to a career-best position in the ICC Test bowlers rankings and has broken into the top five on the all-rounders’ charts for the first time ever. The 26-year-old jumped nine places to 13th following his maiden 10-wicket haul which fired West Indies to a 166-run win inside […]

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All of France celebrate!

PARIS – Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team today, jumping and chanting “We Are The Champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception. “Les Bleus”, a dynamic, young team that won an open, fast-paced final 4-2 with Croatia […]

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Wales’ charge

This was a case where Goliath triumphed over David. Barbados Soccer Academy’s dream quest to dethrone mighty Weymouth Wales in their initiation into the big league, flopped when the defending champions came from behind to win 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Stag Beer Champions Cup Knockout last night. It was an action-packed weekend, […]

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France lifts world cup trophy beating Croatia 4-2

Croatia entered their first ever final but France won the trophy for the second time. France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappé marks a 4th goal of a shot of 18 meters. The final score – 4-2. France last beat Brazil 3-0 in the final as hosts in 1998.  

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Bowlers’ day

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An inspired West Indies captain Jason Holder grabbed an outstanding five-wicket haul to rip Bangladesh to shreds and leave them with a mammoth task of saving the second and final Test today. A whopping 17 wickets tumbled on this second day at Sabina Park as West Indies, resuming on their overnight 295 […]

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Final of skill and will

MOSCOW – Croatia will hope that their fierce desperation to accomplish the greatest sporting achievement in the nation’s short life will enable them to lift their battered bodies for one, last assault on France in Sunday’s World Cup final. Equally desperate, which is how it should of course be in the final, are a classy […]

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History in the making

Will it be a repeat of 1998 or will a new country have a star to add to their jersey? We will have to wait and see as France play Croatia on Sunday in the historic final of the 2018 World Cup. The football world is on the verge of World Cup history as for […]

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Sandals helping football academies

Just as the World Cup fever has gripped Barbados, the Sandals Foundation is playing its part to add excitement and make the summer more fulfilling for three local football academies. Last Thursday at the Luxury Included ® Resort, Sandals Barbados general manager Ferry Zievinger donated over 100 footballs to the Holford Sports Academy, Dexter’s Brazilian […]

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Jones fastest qualifier in Finland

A personal best from Barbadian Jonathan Jones made him the fastest qualifier through to the next round of the 400 metres at the IAAF World Under 20 Championship at the Ratina Stadium in Tampere, Finland, this morning. Running in the fifth heat of the event, Jones stopped the clock in 46.05, well ahead of the United […]

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Reifer’s five hurts India ‘A’

TAUNTON, England – A five-wicket haul from Barbadian left-arm pacer Raymon Reifer has put the West Indies A in firm control after the second day of the second four-day “Test” against India today. Reifer ran through India’s lower order, snagging 5-50 – his fifth first-class five-wicket haul – to help dismiss them for a paltry […]

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Umtiti puts France into final

ST PETERSBURG – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final today. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on […]

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Rocco Bowen is on fire

AUBURN, Washington – Reigning champion Rocco Bowen notched his fourth added-money triumph of the Emerald Downs season with favourite Sippin Fire, as he dominated the nine-card by riding five winners on Sunday. Riding in the feature US$50 000 Seattle Slew Stakes for three-year-old colts and geldings, the 29-year-old raced the three-year-old chestnut gelding off the pace before reeling […]

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