Category: Sports

Usain Bolt is about to score his first goal.

Bolt nets two goals

SYDNEY, Australia – Usain Bolt took a huge step towards becoming a professional footballer by bagging a brace in his first start for Central Coast Mariners during a trial match last night. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who is hoping to win a contract with the Mariners ahead of the 2018-19 season, ran on to […]

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Captain Jason Holder (left) and Roston Chase added 104 to bring some respectability to their score.

Rescue act

HYDERABAD, India –  Roston Chase stood on the brink of his fourth Test hundred after producing a gallant effort to lift West Indies out of trouble against India on the opening day of the second and final Test today. The 26-year-old right-hander was unbeaten on 98 at the close as West Indies recovered from 113 […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman.

Magazine adamant about story

The German magazine that reported a rape allegation made against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of key documents used in its story. Ronaldo, 33, denies assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Lawyers representing the Juventus player said yesterday that documents had been “completely fabricated”. […]

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Toni Atherley believes women's basketball in Barbados is currently in peril.

Female basketball in the doldrums

Basketball in Barbados is on a downslope, says national point-guard Toni Atherley who led Cougars to the title two nights ago in the #1 Beauty Supplies and Exchange Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Women’s League final. The former Barbados captain who played for Fresno State University Division One team in the United States of America back […]

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Carlos Brathwaite starred with bat and ball against the Barbados Pride.

Barbados’ pride dented

Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners humbled Barbados Pride by seven wickets in their Zone B match of the Regional Super50 at the Three Ws Oval today.  Chasing a total of 175 to win the match, the Marooners raced to their target in 31.3 overs. They were powered home by Man of the Match Carlos Brathwaite […]

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Massy Duracell Lady Cougars are champions of the #1 Beauty Supplies and Exchange Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League. Front row third left is Cougars captain and MVP Toni Atherley. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Cougars’ crown

Cougars crowning glory was won in overtime 85-79 as they dethroned Preferred Insurance Brokers Pinelands to capture the #1 Beauty Supplies and Exchange Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Women’s League series 2-1 at the Wildey Gymnasium last night. Endorsed this season by Massy Duracell, Cougars clinched game one 81-74, lost game two 84-77, but returned to […]

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Coleridge and Parry celebrate their first BSSFL Under-14 title with principal Sonja Brathwaite (right) and coach Don R. Small (left). (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

CP take U14 crown

A well-placed penalty kick taken by national Under-14 striker Khimani Cox led Coleridge and Parry to their maiden championship title with a 2-1 victory over the St Michael School at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex yesterday. The St Michael School took an early lead in the eighth minute of play compliments young sprinter Jaquan Pilgrim […]

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Vasbert Drakes

Nonsense!

Former West Indies allrounder Vasbert Drakes is not buying Stuart Law’s explanation that he resigned from the post of head coach of the West Indies’ team to take up a coaching position with English county Middlesex because he wants to be close to his family. Last month, Cricket West Indies (CWI) issued a press release announcing […]

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Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners’ Kyle Corbin is dismissed by Sheldon Cotterrell (second left) as Devon Thomas (left) and Chesney Hughes congratulate him. (GP)

Students schooled

Spinners Damion Jacobs and Rahkeem Cornwall won Leeward Islands Hurricanes their first match in a low-scoring contest, as they came from behind to beat Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by nine runs in Group B of the Regional Super50 at the 3Ws Oval today. Defending a lowly 130, Hurricanes sent the hosts tumbling for 121 […]

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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton closing in on title

SUZUKA, Japan – Lewis Hamilton dominated Suzuka from start to finish to win the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday and close in on his fifth Formula One world title. The 33-year-old Brit took the chequered flag 12 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, with Red Bull’s maverick Max Verstappen rounding out the podium, to once […]

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Darren Bravo

Bravo back; Pooran left out

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Left-hander Darren Bravo is poised to make a return to West Indies colours for the first time in two years after being named in a revamped 15-man Twenty20 squad for the three-match tour of India next month. The 29-year-old is one of eight changes to the Carlos Brathwaite-led squad which went […]

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Corey Collymore

‘Windies bowlers lost the plot’

When Mohammed Shami got his eighth delivery of the innings to jag back in from a length spot to find enough space between Kraigg Brathwaite’s bat and pad, it was evident that there was something severely wrong with the lengths pursued by the Windies’ pacers than just the placidity of the pitch. For a day […]

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Ravindra Jadeja savours reaching his landmark against the West Indies.

Shameful!

RAJKOT, India – On a track that generously accommodated India slamming 649 for nine declared, West Indies then batted woefully to be reduced to 94 for 6 on the first day of the first Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium India dominated throughout with captain Virat Kohli striking his 24th Test hundred and Ravindra Jadeja his […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo left out of Portugal team

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is not in the Portugal squad for this month’s internationals against Poland and Scotland. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United player was rested for Portugal’s internationals in September. On Wednesday, the 33-year-old denied an allegation that he raped Kathryn Mayorga in 2009 in Las Vegas. Ronaldo said he was calm […]

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Gabriel to the fore

West Indies endured a tough start to their tour of India, losing their captain Jason Holder to an ankle injury on the morning of the first Test in Rajkot. Their fielding coach Nic Pothas has revealed that Holder picked up the injury in the third week of September, when he was in Dubai, training with […]

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18-year-old Prithvi Shaw made best use of the flat track to score a century on Test debut.

Teen blows

RAJKOT, India – West Indies suffered at the hands of teenager Prithvi Shaw who struck the third fastest hundred on debut as India dominated the opening day of the first Test today. Opting to bat first at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India marched to 364 for four at the close, with the 18-year-old Shaw […]

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David versus Goliath

RAJKOT, India – Without a Test win on Indian soil in 24 years and a series victories in nearly four decades, underdogs West Indies find themselves up against the hurdle of history as much as the might of the world’s number one cricket team, in the opening Test which bowls off at midnight tonight Barbados […]

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