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Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail to St Lucia

November 27, 2014
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail to St Lucia LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands -- The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail on Monday bound for Saint Lucia following a delayed start due to strong winds locally in the harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday. For only the third time in the rally's history, the decision was made to delay the start.

Cuba and Russia discuss cooperation in sports

November 26, 2014
Cuba and Russia discuss cooperation in sports MOSCOW, Russia (ACN) -- Sports exchanges, the setting up of training bases for athletes and extending cooperation in the sector, were among the topics recently discussed by Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutkó and Cuban Ambassador Emilio Lozada. The meeting took place at the headquarters of...

Martinique takes nearly all honours in St Lucia International Triathlon 2014

November 26, 2014
Martinique takes nearly all honours in St Lucia International Triathlon 2014 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Martinicans have landed – and abducted nearly all the honours at the second Saint Lucia International Triathlon on Saturday. In fact, the only winner in the adult races not representing the French dependency was so delighted he went down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend.

ARC 2014 start to St Lucia delayed by strong winds

November 25, 2014
ARC 2014 start to St Lucia delayed by strong winds LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands -- Strong winds blowing through the harbour of Las Palmas caused ARC organisers World Cruising Club to delay the start of ARC 2014 on Sunday. Whilst the front that brought four days of heavy rain squalls to Gran Canaria was passing through, locally strong winds...

Barbados participants hail broader benefits of Suzuki Rocks

November 25, 2014
Barbados participants hail broader benefits of Suzuki Rocks PORT ST CHARLES, Barbados -- At a function hosted by Suzuki, motor sport champions from race track and rally stage gathered at Port St Charles last week to reflect on the Suzuki ROC Barbados Challenge, which selected the two drivers who will represent Team Barbados in the Race Of Champions.

Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour

November 22, 2014
Fudadin named by West Indies for South Africa Test tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee has named Assad Fudadin to the West Indies Test tour to South Africa. Darren Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, wrote to the Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd, and citing personal reasons...

Legend Stig Blomqvist to drive iconic rally car in Barbados

November 22, 2014
Legend Stig Blomqvist to drive iconic rally car in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- One of motor sport’s all-time greats will be at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados for ROC 2014 on December 13-14 as 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist takes to the track to show off the classic Audi Quattro S1 Group B rally car. An icon of rallying’s halcyon days...

WICB task force commences work

November 21, 2014
WICB task force commences work BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richard Cheltenham held its initial meeting in Barbados on Monday, November 17. The task force will continue its work and present its report...

Basketballer recalls Grenada, Iraq experiences

November 21, 2014
Basketballer recalls Grenada, Iraq experiences ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Nigel Byam, a Grenadian-American, has been deployed to the Middle East – Bahrain and Iraq. And, no, he’s been there not as a member of the US Armed Forces; but as a professional basketball player. Byam, 27, is now pursuing his pro career in Ireland.

RORC Transatlantic Race prepares to cast off for Grenada

November 20, 2014
RORC Transatlantic Race prepares to cast off for Grenada LANZAROTE, Canary Islands -- There are just nine days to go until a highly competitive fleet sets out to compete in the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada. The race across the Atlantic will be a very different experience for the crews from 12 different nations taking part.

Aruba hosts the world's largest beach tennis competition

November 20, 2014
Aruba hosts the world's largest beach tennis competition ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Beach tennis has quickly become one of the fastest growing sports on the globe, combining elements taken from beach volleyball, tennis, badminton and table tennis to create the unique and fast-paced national pastime of Aruba. As the first Caribbean island to embrace the sport...

Fourteen West Indies players sign contracts for South Africa tour

November 19, 2014
Fourteen West Indies players sign contracts for South Africa tour ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed late on Tuesday that 14 of the 15 players offered match/tour contracts for the upcoming Test tour of South Africa have signed and returned the contracts. Darren Bravo wrote to chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd and requested not to be considered.

Motorcycling superstar Mick Doohan heads to Barbados for ROC 2014

November 19, 2014
Motorcycling superstar Mick Doohan heads to Barbados for ROC 2014 BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Australian motorcycle legend Mick Doohan, one of the greatest riders in the history of two-wheeled sport, will compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Doohan dominated his sport in the Nineties.

FMX4Ever riders to thrill crowds at ROC 2014 in Barbados

November 15, 2014
FMX4Ever riders to thrill crowds at ROC 2014 in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- There will be high octane action and adrenaline both on and off track at next month’s Race Of Champions in Barbados as the FMX4Ever motocross team bring their latest show to the Bushy Park Circuit. FMX4Ever has a diverse team from all over the world.

WICB provides update on critical issues

November 14, 2014
WICB provides update on critical issues ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board has provided a general update on the following matters: 1. The WICB reported that the parties are making progress with regard to the premature end to the tour of India. President Dave Cameron met and had preliminary talks with officials from the BCCI.

Warner in more World Cup controversy

November 14, 2014
Warner in more World Cup controversy PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Disgraced former FIFA vice-president, Jack Warner, continues to feature negatively in relation to the bidding process that saw the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. FIFA has announced that, following a review of a 42-page report...

West Indies Test squad to South Africa announced

November 13, 2014
West Indies Test squad to South Africa announced ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel on Wednesday announced the West Indies Test Squad for the tour of South Africa, which includes three Test matches. Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd commented, “Of course at all times the Selection Panel aims to select...

French side golf team claims Concordia Cup 2014

November 13, 2014
French side golf team claims Concordia Cup 2014 MULLET BAY, St Maarten -- The annual face-off between the Dutch side and French side golf teams in the Concordia Cup was won by Team Saint Martin. After three years of dominance by the St Maarten team, the French side recaptured the Concordia cup with a score of 14 to 13 points.

West Indies tour withdrawal unacceptable, says ICC

November 11, 2014
West Indies tour withdrawal unacceptable, says ICC DUBAI, UAE (ICC) -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) and all of its member boards on Sunday noted with deep disappointment the recent decision of the West Indies players to abandon an international tour without fulfilling the contractually agreed playing obligations between the West Indies...

Watson and Skeete to represent Barbados at Race of Champions

November 11, 2014
Watson and Skeete to represent Barbados at Race of Champions BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Rhett Watson and Dane Skeete will represent Team Barbados in the ROC Nations Cup at the Race Of Champions 2014, which will be staged in the island next month (December 13/14). Race Of Champions director Fredrik Johnsson was at Bushy Park on Sunday...

ARC+ sets sail en route to St Lucia

November 10, 2014
ARC+ sets sail en route to St Lucia LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands -- The second edition ARC+ set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday, bound initially for Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands and then to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia. A brisk northerly wind provided near perfect sailing, with just a one metre swell making it a little...

WICB board of directors meets

November 7, 2014
WICB board of directors meets ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Following a meeting of the board of directors by teleconference on Thursday to discuss the upcoming West Indies tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will, next week, provide dates on which the West Indies Test and Limited Overs squads will be announced.

Saint Lucia to welcome Atlantic Rally for Cruisers

November 7, 2014
Saint Lucia to welcome Atlantic Rally for Cruisers CASTRIES, St Lucia -- This month, over 240 boats and 1,200 people, including 34 children aged under 16, will take part in the 29th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, heading 2,700 nautical miles across the Atlantic to Saint Lucia.

Top Premier League stars gear up for Tobago Football Legends Challenge

November 6, 2014
Top Premier League stars gear up for Tobago Football Legends Challenge LONDON, England -- Some of the most popular footballers to play in the English Premier League gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of a new football tournament to be hosted in the beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago June 15-22, 2015. Former Manchester United star...

Suzuki Rocks! final at Bushy Park in Barbados on Sunday

November 5, 2014
Suzuki Rocks! final at Bushy Park in Barbados on Sunday BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- Sunday is D-Day for 20 of the island’s top drivers, selected last month for the Suzuki ROC Barbados Challenge. D is for ‘Decision’ and the quest to find the two best all-rounders to represent Team Barbados against motor sport champions from around the world in the ROC...

FBI witness provides rare look into shadowy finances of international football

November 4, 2014
FBI witness provides rare look into shadowy finances of international football PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The most crucial Olympic ring of the 2012 London Games was a simple key chain, wired for sound and presented to top international soccer executive Chuck Blazer, who was a cooperating witness for United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.

Sports Commentary: The Lara solution to the West Indies cricket crisis

November 3, 2014
Sports Commentary: The Lara solution to the West Indies cricket crisis In an institution that has been swimming in mess for some time, this present mess seems to be the mother of all messes. Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson had this to say of it: “What happened in India is a final act of the humiliation for the people of our Caribbean…I have a feeling of shame and anger...”

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