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Regional Under-19 Tournament opens in Guyana

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Double-crown champions Jamaica will face long-standing rivals Barbados at Everest in the opening round of the 3-Day competition in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which opens Tuesday in Guyana. Hosts Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts in Jamaica

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

July 21, 2014
Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games LONDON, England -- With Germany winning the 2014 World Cup, the world's attention now turns to next big sporting event, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which officially starts on Wednesday, 23rd July. And of the 71 nations participating, 17 will be from the Caribbean region.

Sports Commentary: Debilitating effect of racism on football in Brazil and elsewhere

July 21, 2014
Sports Commentary: Debilitating effect of racism on football in Brazil and elsewhere I’ve now removed myself officially from the Brazilian football bandwagon. Like most of the young fellas of my time, I grew up as a huge Brazilian fan. We even named ourselves after Brazilian players; or others would christen us with the nicknames of Brazilian players. Our affection for Brazil was spurred by three things.

Nevis cars rule at Grenada drag meet

July 18, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- There was a hive of activity at the Long Point Port in Nevis on Wednesday, as many of the individuals who were conducting business on that day, took time out to witness at first hand the return of several drag racing vehicles from Grenada.

Belizeans pay last respects to national football legend Gene Guild

July 12, 2014
Belizeans pay last respects to national football legend Gene Guild NEW YORK, USA -- On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, word began to spread in New York City about the sudden death of one of Belize’s best football players Maurice Guild, better known as ‘Gene’ Guild and ‘Japanese Bomber’. When people heard the news they refused to believe that it was true.

Regional Under-19 Tournament will remain in Guyana

July 11, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled. “We are confident that all matters pertaining to cricket in Guyana will be suitably resolved to the satisfaction of...

Regional Under-15 Tournament starts July 22 in Jamaica

July 10, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Holders Trinidad and Tobago will start their defence against Windward Islands at the Kensington Cricket Club ground, when the Regional Under-15 Tournament opens on Tuesday, July 22, in Jamaica. In the other first round matches of the tournament...

New Zealand vs West Indies record turnout at Twenty20 Game 2 in Dominica

July 9, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- There was a record turnout at the Windsor Park Stadium this past weekend when the West Indies cricket team played against the New Zealand cricket team in Dominica. Of course, in Game 1, New Zealand dominated the West Indies by 12 runs.

Honours shared at Bushy Park in Barbados

July 8, 2014
BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Host nation Barbados shared the honours with Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago at the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) 2014/15 at the weekend (July 5/6). Guyana's Kristian Jeffrey...

Soccer: A social remedy against violence

July 8, 2014
(World Bank) -- In this World Cup, we have seen kicking, elbowing, head butts and even a bite. Neither have all celebrations of victories been peaceful: the first triumph of Colombia left people dead and injured in Bogota; and in Chile, celebrations ended with people setting fire to buses...

Sports Commentary: Timely return of OECS Track and Field Championship

July 8, 2014
Sports Commentary: Timely return of OECS Track and Field Championship Track and field in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) took a giant step last weekend with the staging of the revived OECS Track & Field Championship after a 23-year hiatus. The last organised meet was held in St Lucia in 1991 and since then athletes and fans in the sub-region...

Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title

July 7, 2014
Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- With a victory target of 102 runs to get in a minimum of 23 overs, hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines reached 105 for the loss of seven wickets, to pull off a last day three-wicket victory over Saint Lucia at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. Gideon Pope started the assault ...

Brazil without Neymar: An historical perspective

July 7, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup centre-half Brent Sancho has suggested tongue-in-cheek that Neymar may yet make a dramatic appearance for Brazil before the World Cup is over, and if there is even the most remote possibility of that happening...

ICC Women's Championship kicks off in August

July 7, 2014
DUBAI, UAE -- The inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that will lead into the pinnacle event in women’s cricket, the ICC Women’s World Cup.

Serious racing predicted at Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados this weekend

July 5, 2014
BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Reigning Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing (CMRC) champion Doug Gore is urging island fans to head for Bushy Park Circuit in St Philip on Saturday for what he predicts will be some "serious, serious racing", as the 2014/15 season kicks off.

Kirani James turns attention to Commonwealth Games

July 5, 2014
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James, fresh from his recent win at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Lausanne, is now turning his attention to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting later this month.

Grenada and Saint Lucia take full points in Windwards Under-19 tournament

July 3, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Both Saint Lucia and Grenada took full match points against opponents as the second round of matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament ended on Wednesday at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, and Arnos Vale Two...

CONCACAF deserves a fourth World Cup berth, says president

July 2, 2014
CONCACAF deserves a fourth World Cup berth, says president MIAMI, USA -- The outstanding performances of teams from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have justified reasons to secure a fourth direct berth to the World Cup, according to CONCACAF president...

Rally cars, superbikes at Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados

July 2, 2014
BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Rally cars and superbikes bring extra variety to the action at the Digicel Williams International Race Meet this weekend (July 5/6), emphasising the multi-purpose mission of the redeveloped Bushy Park Circuit. The timetable includes the opening rounds...

Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

July 2, 2014
Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event was held in St John’s, Antigua on Sunday. Guyanese national Cleveland Forde excelled in the men’s section, clocking 34 minutes, 52 seconds.

Batsmen struggle in Windwards opening matches

July 1, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Batsmen struggled in seamer-friendly conditions at the Parkhill Playing Field, and the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, as matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament opened. Over at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, the match started a day late.

Stakeholders reach consensus on cricket situation in Guyana

June 30, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A West Indies Cricket Board delegation has concluded a series of high level meetings with various stakeholders in Guyana. The meetings took place on June 23 and 24. The WICB delegation met with representatives of the government of Guyana...

Saturday racing at Bushy Park in Barbados

June 30, 2014
BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Fans in Barbados will be treated to a two-day feast of motor sport next weekend (July 5/6) when the Digicel Williams International Race Meet serves up nearly 18 hours of track action at the redeveloped Bushy Park Circuit.

Brathwaite makes strong statement with stroke-filled 68 for West Indies

June 28, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Rain brought an early end to the second day of the third Test between West Indies and New Zealand but not before Kraigg Brathwaite made a statement with his bat at Kensington Oval. He played a number of attractive shots...

World Cup triggers several billion-dollar loss in productivity

June 28, 2014
MIAMI, USA (HCNN) -- The FIFA World Cup, now unfolding in Brazil, will cause a several-billion dollar loss in productivity to the world economy due to functionaries and workers busy watching World Cup games during office hours around the globe, experts say.

West Indies take upper hand on first day against New Zealand

June 27, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sulieman Benn took five wickets on the opening day as West Indies took the upper hand over New Zealand on a good batting pitch as Kensington Oval hosted its 50th Test match. The left-arm spinner thrilled the local fans.

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