Category: Sports

IPL trio tipped to play for T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Sport Anil Roberts has said that all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, and spinner Sunil Narine will play for their country in the Champions League T20 this October instead of their respective I

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IPL trio tipped to play for T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Sport Anil Roberts has said that all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, and spinner Sunil Narine will play for their country in the Champions League T20 this October instead of their respective I

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Cheats caught

Drug cheats are figuratively dropping out of trees even before the London Olympic Games get underway on Friday. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced today that nine athletes, including Olympic bronze medallist Nataliya Tobias, had been involved in “sophisticated doping”. According to the IAAF drugs offences by six athletes had been detected as […]

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Solid Foundation

by Marissa Lindsay Christ Church Foundation are the new champions of the Sir Garfield Sobers Schools International Under-19 Cricket tournament after defeating defending champions Nicholls Baking Combermere by seven wickets at Kensington Oval today. Foundation won the toss and chose to field and bowled out Combermere for 130 runs in 39.5 overs in what was […]

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Tweet gets triple jumper kicked out of Olympics

ATHENS – Greek triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was withdrawn from the London Olympics today after causing an uproar at home for tweeting what was seen as a racist slur, the head of the Greek Olympics team said. “With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!” she had […]

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Brazil favourites for gold

It’s gold or bust. There are two teams who enter the men’s Olympic football tournament with just one goal – finishing at the top of the podium. For different reasons, Brazil and Spain are taking these Games in London – which feature under-23 players plus three overage members per squad – as seriously as if it […]

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Global Round-up

Chelsea sign Oscar LONDON – Chelsea have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Oscar on a five-year contract for a fee understood to be in the region of 25m. The Brazilian, who is in his country’s Olympic squad, joins from Internacional having previously played for Sao Paulo. The 20-year-old has been compared to countryman Kaka […]

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Kiwis off to good start

Martin Guptill saw the chance of a century slip away but led New Zealand to 232-4 on day one of the first Test against West Indies today at North Sound in Antigua. The opener batted almost the entire day for 97 before holing out to become off-spinner Sunil Narine’s third wicket. The Black Caps had […]

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St. Leonard's, Combermere win semis

St. Leonard’s Secondary marched into the finals of the LIME Schools Under-15 Tournament after defeating The St. Michael School by four wickets today at Combermere School, Waterford, St. Michael.

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Meakins marches on

Local squash queen Karen Meakins has made it through to the Over-35 Women’s Semi-finals of the World Squash Federation’s World Masters Squash Championships being played in Birmingham, England.
Yesterday, after being seeded at No. 3/4 and receiving a

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Off and rolling

CARDIFF – Britain won the first competitive contest of the London Olympics when a free kick from Stephanie Houghton gave them a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the opening match of the women’s soccer tournament at the Millennium Stadium today. Not only was the match the first event of the Games, it was also […]

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Australia snub Waqar

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All-Bajan final

by Marissa Lindsay Defending champions Combermere will be heading to Kensington Oval tomorrow to defend their title in the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Under-19 tournament after defeating English team Sedbergh by two wickets today at the Empire Cricket Ground, Bank Hall, St. Michael. Sedbergh won the toss and elected to bat, and after spending […]

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Haywood gets gold in junior squash contest

Amanda Haywood broke a three-year drought of sorts, when she won gold at the 30th annual Caribbean Junior Squash Championships at the Liguanea Club in Kingston, Jamaica, over the weekend. Haywood defeated all opposition in Under-13 action, including her team-mate Meagan Best in straight games to become the first Barbadian gold medal winner since Cheri-Ann […]

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Frater backing Bolt

LONDON — Jamaican sprinter Michael Frater “wouldn’t bet against” Usain Bolt retaining his Olympic 100 metres title in London, despite lingering concerns over his fitness and the threat to his track supremacy from compatriot Yohan Blake. “Usain Bolt is a phenomenon,” Jamaican men’s team captain and 4x100m relay squad member Frater said at Jamaica’s training […]

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Global sports round-up

Williams sisters settle in

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Seven-A-Side heats up

The young hockey tyros from Combermere School will join their old scholars in the women’s semi-finals of the Barbados Hockey Federation’s Seven-A-Side Club Tournament. Competing in Zone 2 of the competition at the Wildey, St. Michael Astroturf on Saturday, the Waterford girls advanced after defeating CIBC FCIB National Sports Council 3-0. Combermere, which only statistically […]

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