Welcome to Caribbean Net News                                Archives & Site Search:


 


Sports News from the Caribbean as of



SPORTS
Next 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) -- The chief of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations on Friday called for the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) to be applied throughout all Test series. The referral system is being used in a Test series in Britain for the first time during the current four-match campaign. read more...



Saturday, August 7, 2010

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) -- World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt crashed to his first defeat in two years on Friday when America's Tyson Gay won their eagerly-awaited 100m clash at the Diamond League meeting. Gay clocked 9.84sec to edge Bolt, who was second in 9.97sec. read more...



Friday, August 6, 2010

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) -- World record holder and Olympic champion Usain Bolt and American rival Tyson Gay clash for only the third time in the 100m on Friday, but Asafa Powell has been forced out through injury. Bolt has ruled out lowering his world record at the Diamond League meeting. read more...



Monday, August 2, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) -- Slovenia failed to reach the final of the women's 4x100m relay at the European Championships, but 50-year-old Merlene Ottey intends to keep on running. The former Jamaican sprinter became the oldest athlete in the history of the competition. read more...



Friday, July 30, 2010

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) - Jamaican and US sprint teams are set to face off at next month's athletics meet in Zurich, with the teams led by Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay lining up to challenge world records, organisers said on Thursday. Jamaicans and Americans are also set to clash in the individual races. read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Local boxing enthusiasts and sports fans are being encouraged to support the International Amateur Boxing Association's (AIBA) Women's Boxing Championships to ensure its success when it is staged here from September 6 to 19. Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, made the appeal. read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been signed by Essex for the English county's Twenty20 finals day. Essex qualified for the last four with victory over Lancashire on Tuesday and have moved quickly to add an overseas player to their ranks ahead of the Rose Bowl. read more...



Friday, July 23, 2010

MONACO (AFP) -- American Tyson Gay threw down the gauntlet to Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell by powering his way to victory in the 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meet here on Thursday. As Bolt and Powell took a break, Gay provided the main focus with the American following his... read more...



Monday, July 19, 2010

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Sprint star Usain Bolt will head home to Jamaica for two weeks of intensive core strengthening as his comeback from an Achilles tendon injury saw him notch up another 100m victory. Bolt ran a meet record of 9.84 seconds at Friday's Paris Diamond League, with Asafa Powell 0.07sec back. read more...



Thursday, July 15, 2010

PARIS, France (AFP) -- World sprinting sensation Usain Bolt comes up against Jamaican compatriot Asafa Powell in the 100m for the first time this season at Friday's IAAF Diamond League meeting here. Bolt, the reigning world record holder in the 100 and 200m, opened his season with a 9.86sec outing in Daegu. read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Jamaica's sprint superstar and keen football fan Usain Bolt on Monday acknowledged that Spain deserved to win the World Cup, but admitted to having supported losing finalists the Netherlands. The triple Olympic sprint champion, a self-confessed fan of current Argentine star Lionel Messi... read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

DUBAI (AFP) -- West Indies spin bowler Sulieman Benn on Saturday received a one-Test ban for having barged into the South African dressing-room during last month's third Test between the two countries. The spinner pleaded guilty to behaviour "contrary to the spirit of the game", according to the ICC. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

NEWCASTLE, England (AFP) -- Tyson Gay, the 2007 double world champion, won his sprint showdown with Jamaica's Asafa Powell at the British Grand Prix athletics meet here on Saturday. The American, who has been struggling with a hamstring problem, twice dipped below 10 seconds. read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

The most played sport throughout all the countries in the world is football, which for some strange reason the Americans choose to call soccer. I have been playing this game from the time I was a child growing up in Dangriga Town, Belize, along with some national stars such as Garincha Adderly, Buck Palacio... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) -- Jamaica's Olympic and world 100 meters champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive, her track club (MVP) president Bruce James said. Fraser, 23, was due to run at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday but withdrew before the start of the event. read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) -- Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt overcame a nagging Achilles tendon strain to equal the season's fastest 100 metres at the Lausanne Athletissima Diamond League Thursday. The quick-finishing Bolt clocked 9.82 seconds in his first race in six weeks. read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) -- Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt's remaining 200 meters season may be in jeopardy because of a strained Achilles tendon, the Jamaican said on Wednesday. "I have no idea, but I am praying on it," Bolt told a news conference when asked if he would run another this season. read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) -- Former world champion sprinter Kim Collins said on Tuesday he would keep running for as long as his body could stand it. The 34-year-old, who won the 100 metres gold at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, retired from international competition in September 2009. read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

EUGENE, USA (AFP) -- Reigning Olympic and World 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser takes the job of being a role model very seriously. "It is not easy being a role model but I am good at it," said Fraser. "I am just a normal person. I am quiet and I am a very sweet and warm person. I used to have a role model." read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

JOHANNESBURG South Africa (Reuters) -- South Africa have asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take action against West Indian Sulieman Benn for incidents in this week's third and final test in Bridgetown, Barbados. Tail-ender Dale Steyn was fined his entire match fee by the ICC for spitting. read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) -- The world's fastest man Usain Bolt will not compete at the Commonwealth Games in India despite his name appearing in the preliminary entry list, his manager was quoted as saying on Thursday. "I can 100 percent confirm that Usain will not be running at the Commonwealth Games... read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

DUBAI (AFP) - South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn and West Indies quick Kemar Roach have both been fined for disciplinary offences during an ill-tempered end to the Proteas' tour of the Caribbean. Steyn was fined 100 percent of his match fee for spitting at West Indies left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn. read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- South Africa's man-of-the-series Dale Steyn and West Indies skipper Chris Gayle played down ugly scenes that marred the tourists' series-clinching third and final Test win here. South Africa completed a seven-wicket win in the Test on Tuesday in Barbados to wrap up the series 2-0. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Jamaican would say, “Me ah beg the I dem do stop!” In Trinidad one would be likely to hear, “Oh gorm bwoy stop nuh!” In Grenada, “All how ah talk to the boy he doh stopping.” In whatever accent, in whichever Caribbean territory, I think the time has come to make a concerted and passionate appeal to whoever is... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- South Africa captain Graeme Smith has hailed his side's dominant performance on their tour of the Caribbean, which ended on a successful note on Tuesday. South Africa wrapped up a two-month trip, with a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- West Indies captain Chris Gayle has bemoaned his side's poor batting, and the spate of injuries that has robbed him of several key players in the home series against South Africa, which ended on Tuesday. The South Africans wrapped up a 2-0 Test series win. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- An ugly confrontation between Jacques Kallis and Kemar Roach overshadowed a convincing seven-wicket victory for South Africa in the third and final Test against West Indies on Tuesday. Chasing 47 for victory, the South Africans reached their target on the fourth day. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) -- Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser, both 100 metre specialists, ran away with men's and women's 200 metre titles at Jamaica athletics national trials on Sunday. Powell ran 19.97 for his second 200 metres title while Fraser, the Olympic and World 100 metre champion, was winning her first. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- Dale Steyn and Johan Botha bowled South Africa to the verge of victory in the third and final Test against West Indies on Monday. Steyn captured three wickets for 31 runs from nine overs, and off-spinner Botha three for 34 from 18 overs, as West Indies reached 134 for seven. read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- Ottis Gibson felt let down again by the way West Indies batted on the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa on Saturday. The West Indies coach bemoaned the uncommitted approach of the batsmen, which resulted in his side being bowled out for 231. read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- A record sixth-wicket stand between A.B. de Villiers and Ashwell Prince put South Africa on top in the third and final Test against West Indies on Sunday. De Villiers fell in the final half-hour for 73, and Prince was unbeaten on 55, as the South Africans reached 285 for six. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) -- South Africa intend to finish their tour of the Caribbean as strongly as they started, with a victory in the third and final Test against West Indies beginning on Friday at Kensington Oval. The South Africans have an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-Test series, and have already retained... read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

South Africa was unbeaten in 12 World Cup warm-up matches, which included a surprising win against Denmark. This is why the soccer-crazed fans of this host nation could be forgiven their great expectations that their team would perform well when the matches really counted. “As for the home team winning... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (AFP) -- South Africa's batsmen, led by Jacques Kallis, took the time to have a glorified net session, and improve their batting averages, as the second Test against West Indies meandered to an inevitable draw on Tuesday. Kallis finished with an unbeaten 62, to follow-up his first innings hundred. read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Former world record holder Asafa Powell and world silver medallist Tyson Gay will meet for the first time this season over 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Gateshead on July 10, the IAAF said on Monday. Gay, the second-fastest man in the world behind Usain Bolt... read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Dustin Brown, the first Jamaican to play at Wimbledon for 40 years, put up a stout defence before succumbing 6-3 4-6 6-2 6-3 to Austrian 16th seed Jurgen Melzer in their first-round clash on Monday. But his appearance on the big stage was bittersweet -- he has fallen out with... read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- International cricket chief Haroon Lorgat insisted one-day internationals still had a future as England and Australia prepared to contest the 3,000th one-day at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday. International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Lorgat was adamant they would "continue to evolve." read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (AFP) -- Morne Morkel continued to impress, as South Africa restricted West Indies to a three-run, first innings lead in the second Test on Monday. Morkel finished with four wickets for 116 runs from 34.1 overs, as West Indies were dismissed for 546 about 45 minutes before the rescheduled close. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (AFP) -- South Africa's grip on the second Test against West Indies was weakened on Sunday after Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Brendan Nash hit hundreds. Chanderpaul was undefeated on the top score so far of 151, and Nash made 114, as West Indies reached 424 for four. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

RALEIGH, USA (Reuters) -- Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will not compete in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games from Oct 3-14 because they are too late in the year, coach Glen Mills told Reuters Saturday.  "It was not part of our schedule," Mills said via telephone from Jamaica. read more...



Next

Click here for Sports News archives prior to February 16, 2007...