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Coach confident U-19s ready for World Cup

The West Indies Under-19 cricket team leave the Caribbean for Australia next Tuesday and head coach Roddy Estwick believes they have the all-round ammunition to win the tournament.
“We have a very good group of young men and I’m very confident that

Garfield Sobers U-19 action

Foundation School defeated Pinelands Cricket Academy by 101 runs as action in the Sir Garfield Sobers Under-19 Cricket Tournament continued at the Friendship, St. Michael ground today.†
Foundation, batting first, made 246 for seven in their 40 ove

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Terry not guiltyof racist offence
LONDON – Former England captain John Terry was today found not guilty of racially abusing fellow player Anton Ferdinand after a five day case which cast a spotlight on racism in soccer and could have had a huge imp

Strange picks

BCA selections for U-15 captaincy & managment
coming under question
Even before a ball has been bowled in the regional Under-15 Cricket Tournament in St. Kitts, questions are being raised over the Barbados Cricket Association’s captaincy and man

Central come up short

Central High School from Guyana came up short today against Sedbergh School from England at the Friendship ground in Hothersal Turning, St. Michael, as the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Under-19 Tournament continued at various ven

Bad day for Bim

junior athletes
fall short in some events at iaaf games
Barbados’ Akela Jones jumped a disappointing 6.09 today at the IAAF Junior Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain, to crash out of her pet long jump event.
Jones, who set a junior nat

Under-19 World Cup squads named

All 16 squads have now been named ahead of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2012, which takes place in Queensland, Australia, from 11-26 August.
Australia will defend the title they won in Lincoln, New Zealand, in 2010, and will not only aim to win th

Nigerian gov't officials to pay their own way

ABUJA — Nigerian officials may have set the tone for government officials around the world who want to take in the imminent London Olympics at the expense of taxpayers.
Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission, Mallam Abdullahi Bo

Payment challenges for Challengers

Chris Gayle has got his money.
But several of his colleagues at India Premier League side, Royal Challengers Bangalore, are still waiting on their pay masters.
Several leading India and overseas players contracted to Royal Challengers Bangalore, in

G4S falls short

security company not able to meet contracted number of guards for games
LONDON — Britain’s interior minister had to answer questions in parliament today after admitting that she was putting extra troops on standby for Olympic security, just two w

Historic first for Saudi female athletes

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is to send two female athletes to complete in the London 2012 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said today.
Sarah Attar will compete in the 800m and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani in the judo competition

Swimmer N. Korea's first Paralympian

Pyongyang — A 17-year-old swimmer is set to become North Korea’s first ever competitor at the Paralympic Games.
Rim Ju Song, from Pyongyang, took part in a qualification event in Berlin at the weekend, and has been awarded a wildcard by the Interna

Sri Lanka end Test drought

PALLEKELE — Sri Lanka won their first Test series in three years after the third and final match against Pakistan ended in a thrilling draw in Pallekele today.
The hosts made a brave bid to chase down a target of 270, reaching 132-2 by tea on the

Niyonshuti riding through the pain

KIGALI – From April through this time each year is a difficult period for Adrien Niyonshuti. It is then that his mind more readily casts back to the 100 days from April 6, 1994 when an estimated 800,000 of his countrymen were killed in the Rwandan ge

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Two straight for Europcar team
LA TOUSSUIRE – Pierre Rolland of France won the hardest Alpine stage in the Tour de France today, and Bradley Wiggins dusted defending champion Cadel Evans in the final climb to extend his overall lead.
Rolland gav

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Invitation-only for female Saudis
RIYADH – Saudi Arabia will send women athletes to the 2012 London Games if they are invited by the International Olympic Committee, a Saudi official said today.
“Saudi Arabia will allow female athletes to particip

Voeckler takes 10th stage

PARIS – Thomas Voeckler won the tenth stage and Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead as the Tour de France hit the high mountains for the first time this year today.
The Europcar rider triumphed in the 194.5 kilometres stage from Mac

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