Sports Archives - Page 415 of 427 - Barbados Today

Category: Sports

'Blake can't have my pet'

LONDON – Jamaica star Usain Bolt has warned compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake he is ready to exact double revenge in the 200 metres at the Olympic Games.
Bolt suffered shock defeats to Blake in both the 100m and the 200m at the Jamaican tr

Bajans start strong

Barbados’ junior players were off to a good start in the annual Trinidad and Tobago Chess Carnival over the weekend with Orlando Husbands, Yutien Poon and Allon Richards all recording victories in their opening matches. Husbands and Poon, both playing in the Under-20 age category, recorded victories against Trinidad’s Nikelia Chuniesingh and Dimitri Pacheco respectively. […]

Champ takes long walk home

  ROME – Italy’s Olympic 50km walk champion Alex Schwazer was excluded from the London Games today after failing a doping test. ”I made a mistake. My career is finished,” Schwazer, who took gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said. “I wanted to be stronger for this Olympics, I made a mistake.” The confirmation came […]

Expelled for testing positive for marijuana

LONDON – US competitor Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the London Olympic Games today after testing positive for marijuana and apologised to organisers, fans and fellow athletes for unwittingly eating a brownie that had been baked with the drug. Delpopolo, 23, who finished seventh in the 73kg event, accepted his expulsion. “My positive test was […]

Sanchez shocks pundits

  LONDON – Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic proved that age is no barrier to track success when he stormed to a second men’s Olympic 400 metres hurdles gold medal today, eight years after winning in Athens. The 34-year-old, twice a world champion who was unbeaten in 43 successive races between 2001 and 2004, […]

St. Kitts host region’s best

  Some of the region’s best golfers will be teeing off this week in St Kitts at the RBC Royal Bank 56th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship. Competition is expected to commence on Wednesday. This year’s event, hosted by the OECS, promises to be an exciting affair with strong entrants in every category. Some familiar names […]

Match drawn

LEEDS – England and South Africa both did their best to get a positive result on the final day at Headingley before the second Test eventually ended in a draw at Headingley. The combination of rain and a century opening stand between Graeme Smith (52) and Jacques Rudolph (69) seemed to be sending the match […]

Powell in doubt

  LONDON – Jamaica’s 4×100 metres relay team has suffered a setback after tests showed former world record holder Asafa Powell has a minor muscle tear that will probably keep him out of the race, his manager said today. “An ultrasound showed he has a minor tear in his adductor muscle,” Paul Doyle said. “It […]

Algerian gets second chance

  LONDON – Algerian medal contender Taoufik Makhloufi was reinstated in the 1,500 metres today, hours after being thrown out of the London Olympics for not trying in his 800m heat. “After reviewing evidence provided by the LOCOG medical officer, the disqualfication of (Taoufik Makhloufi) from further participation in the athletics competition of the 2012 […]

Golden ride

LONDON – Britain’s Jason Kenny added individual sprint gold to his Olympic team title with a thrilling victory over world champion Gregory Bauge in the final today. Kenny surged past his French opponent to take the first race and sealed his win by holding him off in the second. The 24-year-old is GB’s first double […]

Mustafina raises the bar

LONDON – Aliya Mustafina upset the favourites by taking the gold medal on the asymmetric bars in the gymnastics apparatus finals at the London Olympics today after all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas fluffed her routine. Mustafina collected Russia’s first gymnastics gold here, finishing with 16.133, 0.2 points ahead of defending champion He Kexin of China. Home […]

Kiwis take lead

A superb century from Marlon Samuels could not prevent West Indies from surrendering a first-innings lead to New Zealand on day two of the second Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, today. Having bowled their opponents out for 260 to seemingly take control of the match the West Indies returned to their brittle batting ways […]

Ready for T20

by Marissa Lindsay Barbados’ female cricket team will be heading to Jamaica on Kadooment Day seeking to make a good impression and return home with the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional T20 trophy. It would be the first time female cricketers within the region will take the spotlight in such a tournament and comes […]

Regional runners do well

Today’s first day of track and field events at the London Olympics was a good one for Caribbean female sprinters Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown ran 10.94 to win heat three of the women’s 100 metres to cruise into the semi-finals which will be run tomorrow at 2.35 p.m. local time. Campbell-Brown entered with a personal best […]

Proteas set 400+ score

LEEDS –

Cycling for a cause

Portuguese cyclist Joao Amado and a number of other cyclists will take to the road tomorrow in an effort to heighten the awareness of world hunger and the importance of sharing food. The cycling event, which has the blessing of the Barbados Cycling Union and was launched earlier in the week, starts at the Garfield […]

Under-17s qualify for CONCACAF finals

The Barbados Under-17 football team has advanced to the CONCACAF finals scheduled to be held next year in Panama. The team, which is currently in St Kitts competing in Group 5 of the CFU qualifiers, defeated St Kitts 3-1 last night. They owed their victory in large measure to the brilliant display of Shaquille “Razu” […]