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Gems soundly beaten by New Zealand

The Silver Ferns had won all seven of the previous World Cup contests between the sides and after a competitive first quarter, New Zealand began to show their quality and ultimately ran out easy 78-25 winners. After a superb win against Singapore yesterday, Barbados entered the game with confidence but as the tie wore on, […]

Conde Riley

Riley makes case to retain presidency

Conde Riley is not daunted over the possibility that Joel Garner may be entering the race for the presidency of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) when elections are held on August 14 at Kensington Oval.  On July 27, 2017, Riley was elected president of the BCA after Garner the then incumbent president did not run […]

Justin Gatlin (left) and Usain Bolt share a moment after a race. (FP)

Americans emerging from Bolt’s shadow

Justin Gatlin believes American sprinters are ready to prove themselves as the fastest men in the world after Usain Bolt’s retirement. With Jamaican showman Bolt now off the scene, the 100 metres and 200m risk losing some of their lustre, but Gatlin sees an emerging generation of track stars jostling to take over at the […]

Barbados captain and wing attack Damisha Croney taking a pass during this morning’s game against Singapore.

Bright start

The Barbados Gems got off to an impressive start today when they defeated Singapore 69-34 in their opening match of the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. The Gems totally dominated their opponents registering quarter scores of 17-6, 33-14, 47-24 before closing out the game. The Gems utilized all shooters in the match-up and […]

The buzz is all about Archer

Jofra Archer is putting all Ashes talk on hold until after England’s Cricket World Cup final showdown with New Zealand on Sunday. The fiery fast bowler was born in Barbados and only became eligible to play for England this year, yet already he looks like a player who could make a lasting impact across all […]

Jonathan Carter finished unbeaten on 41 in a dismal West Indies A batting performance.(FP)


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The senior West Indies team’s World Cup batting virus seems to be spreading. A familiar batting meltdown thwarted West Indies A’s pursuit of a very modest total and sent them crashing to a disappointing 65-run loss to India A, in the opening 50-over clash today. Chasing 191 for victory at Coolidge […]

Deryck Murray

Misplaced expectations, says Murray

Former West Indies vice-captain Deryck Murray believes the Caribbean side read too much into their performance against England in the five-match one-day series earlier this year, and it provided a false premise for unrealistic expectations at the World Cup. West Indies held the world number one and World Cup favourites, England, to a 2-2 draw […]

India’s hopes were finally dashed by this run-out of MS Dhoni.

Kiwis end India’s dream

New Zealand reached the World Cup final as they produced the bowling performance of the tournament to edge out a crestfallen India by 18 runs in a sensational match at Old Trafford today. India, chasing 240 to win, were reduced to 24-4 and 92-6 before Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni produced a 116-run partnership to […]

Under-20 national women’s coach Mario Harte giving his youthful charges some football tips. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay).

Harte’s charges

Barbados’ ace striker Mario Harte is now national coach of the under-20 women’s team that departed the island today to compete in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Championship in St. Kitts and Nevis. The CONCACAF Under-20 women’s championship kicks off on July 13 and runs to the 21 and Harte […]

Serena Williams

Williams advances to semifinals

Serena Williams beat fellow American Alison Riske in three sets today to reach the women’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam champion triumphed 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Centre Court at the All England Club. It sets up a last-four clash with Czech Republic’s Barbora Strýcová, who defeated Great Britain’s Johanna Konta 7-6, 6-1. […]

(From left) Barbados Football Association general secretary and president of Central League Spartans Edwyn Wood speaking with BFA president Randolph Harris. (FP taken by Morissa Lindsay)

Penalty kick

Northern club Cosmos are irate that they have not been invited to compete in the upcoming Capelli Sport Super Cup Football Invitational scheduled for August 18th to October 13th at the Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. The highly anticipated Capelli Cup, the newest addition to the BFA’s football calendar, has a total […]

Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King

King gives tips to umpires

The West Indies will always be the team the rest of the cricket world looks to, despite whichever country is rated in the number one position by the International Cricket Council, says Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King. The minister made the comment while delivering the feature address at the opening […]

Shai Hope

‘Blame us, not the change of coach’

LEEDS, England – West Indies’ batsman Shai Hope has dismissed suggestions that the last-minute coaching change which saw Floyd Reifer taking up the job as head coach a month before the start of the ICC World Cup, was to blame for the Windies’ poor showing in the tournament. The regional team won just two of […]

Team Barbados’ under-18 water polo team captured silver while Puerto Rico (right) claimed gold. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).

Silver splash

Barbados’ impressive performance in home waters resulted in an overall second place finish at the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation Championship (CCCAN) held over the past two weeks at the Barbados Aquatic Centre in Wildey, St. Michael and concluded last night. Competing in swimming (pool), open water, artistic and water polo – the […]

US women’s soccer team wins its fourth World Cup

The United States beat the Netherlands in the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Sunday 2-0, following a month-long tournament that attracted more attention to the sport — and to social issues surrounding the women’s league — than ever before. The 8th Women’s World Cup, which kicked off on June 7, culminated Sunday evening at Parc […]

Chris Gayle

Gayle’s last hurrah?

He opened the batting, and scored an 18-ball 7. He bowled six overs and picked up a wicket. He strutted around the Headingley turf, mostly with a big smile on his face, and threw in as much drama as possible into pouching a sitter on the field and, if that wasn’t enough, proceeded to do […]

Carlos Brathwaite

‘Bright spots amid the disappointment’

LEEDS, England – All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite believes West Indies must immediately embark on a rebuilding effort in the wake of their disastrous showing at the ICC World Cup. The Caribbean side entered the tournament with high hopes but finished ninth with a mere two wins, only above minnows Afghanistan who were last without a point. […]

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