Category: Sport

Four hundred!

It is the intention of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) to have two female cricketers assigned to each team playing in all primary school competitions held under its auspices. This was revealed by the president of the BCA Conde Riley at a luncheon held in the presidential suite at Kensington Oval this afternoon in honour of […]

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NSC to intervene

The governing body for sports in Barbados, National Sports Council (NSC) intends to have a closed-door meeting sometime next week with the Barbados Chess Federation and a group of aggrieved players. This was confirmed by NSC deputy director, Neil Murrell, who pointed out that several issues needed to be resolved in the ongoing situation between […]

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Uruguay, Portugal face-off

The World Cup knockout stages get underway tomorrow and the second game of the day will see Uruguay and Portugal meet in Sochi. It promises to be an intriguing match-up between two of the tournament dark horses. Both teams can boast world-class forwards, with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani leading the line for Uruguay and […]

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Captain’s log

West Indies captain Jason Holder anticipates his team will soon improve its International Cricket Council Test (ICC) ratings. The West Indies who had been sitting in the eighth position on the ICC Test’s ranking for almost a decade were recently demoted to the ninth spot in the ICC rankings, while Bangladesh moved up the rungs […]

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HC trounce Combermere

Former champions Harrison College had no mercy for Combermere whom they trounced 77-14 in today’s semifinal of the Co-operators General Insurance Under-16 Basketball Knockout Competition. Under the guidance of coach Dario McCollin, hosts Harrison College dominated proceedings from the opening whistle with a torturous 29-2, 41-10 and 62-11 onslaught in the first three stanzas to […]

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Go big or go home

With the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 over, the margin for error is slim and the equation is simple, you win you advance and if you lose you are out. During my secondary school days, I must admit, I wasn’t the brightest spark when it came to the topic referring to the […]

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Champions!

The name Jelani Phillips will be reverberating through the corridors and classrooms at Grantley Prescod Memorial for some time to come following the final of the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament today. Just when the championship match against Milton Lynch seemed headed for overtime at the National Stadium, Grantley Prescod’s attacking mid-fielder […]

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Germans head home in tears

KAZAN, Russia – Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea today that eliminated them in the opening round for the first time in 80 years and sent the football-mad nation deep into mourning. Long the benchmark of excellence in the sport, Germany’s dismal […]

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World Cup momentum building

World champions West Indies women will face one of the yet-to-be-determined qualifiers in their opening match of this year’s Twenty20 World Cup to be played in the Caribbean. In the schedule announced by the International Cricket Council, the Windies Women were installed in Group A alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the qualifier – […]

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Young pawns 

A move by the Barbados Chess Federation to exclude three players from the national team for the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, from September 23 to October 6, 2018, is not sitting well with other members. Those individuals overlooked are junior players Azaria Johnson of Harrison College and Kiarra Eversley from Queen’s College along […]

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Argentine joy; Nigerian tears

Marcos Rojo scored a brilliant late volley to send Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in St Petersburg today. A lacklustre Argentina were on the verge of an embarrassing exit before Manchester United defender Rojo surged into the area to place Gabriel Mercado’s […]

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Wonder Wales

Weymouth Wales’ top class attacking midfielder Romario Harewood scored a hat-trick for the defending champions, as they trounced Porey Springs 4-0 when the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League continued last night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. With this being the second last week for teams to score points before the playoffs start, Wales earned […]

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Spain survive Morocco assault

KALININGRAD, Russia  – Substitute Iago Aspas scored in stoppage-time to earn Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco today which gave them top spot in World Cup Group B and a place in the last 16. With Morocco heading toward their first win of the tournament, Iago Aspas delivered the late heroics when he back-heeled […]

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Adjustments for National Sports Council Summer camp

New initiatives and exciting programmes have been implemented for the 33rd edition of the National Sports Council (NSC) Summer camp sponsored by major stakeholders Flow, Sagicor and Holiday Suppliers. During Friday’s press launch at the NSC headquarters in My Lords Hill, St Michael, NSC assistant director Mona Alleyne said each year there is always a […]

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Barbados declared overall champions of Pan Am Junior Squash

Barbados Junior Squash Team has been declared the Overall Champions at the XVI Pan Am Junior Squash Championships 2018 in Brazil after gaining two golds and one silver at the prestigious major junior event where they seized the most gold medals of the 13 participating countries. The Girls team of Meagan Best, Amanda Haywood and Jada Smith-Padmore sealed the […]

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Chandimal loses appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the day-night Test against West Indies in Barbados tomorrow. After a four-hour hearing today, Michael Beloff QC, the ICC-appointed judicial commissioner, dismissed his appeal against his one-match suspension for ball-tampering. Beloff will provide a written reasoned decision on Wednesday. The original decision of match referee Javagal Srinath, to […]

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Milton Lynch, St Stephen’s make football semis

Milton Lynch Primary and St Stephen’s Primary have both secured a place in the semifinals of the annual National Sports Council BICO Primary Schools Football Competition following quarterfinal action today at the National Stadium. Former kings of the tournament, Milton Lynch, pulled off a 3-1 result when they took on the best of Bayley’s Primary […]

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