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Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

Sir Viv, Lara on ODI dream team

Trinidad and Tobago: Legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivan Richards and prodigious left-hander Brian Lara are the only two West Indians to be voted to an all-time One-day International (ODI) dream team to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the ODIs. Comment.

MLS set for March kick-off

Sports: Major League Soccer will kick off its 16th season on Tuesday, March 15 when Seattle Sounders FC hosts Western Conference rival Los Angeles Galaxy in a 9:30 p.m. game to be televised on the ESPN network. The 16th season will see a new conference alignment because of the addition of expansion clubs Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Comment.

Trinis win Twenty20 championship

Sports: Trinidad and Tobago emerge as Twenty/20 champions by defeating The Hampshire Royals Duo by 36 runs at Kensington Oval in Barbados. Trinidad and Tobago batted first and scored 147 for 7 from their 20 overs with Lendl Simmons scoring 31 from 32 balls, Darren Bravo 41 from 28 balls and stand in captain Denesh Ramdin 33 from 19. Comment.

Fitting finale to Colgate games

Sports: The 37th annual Colgate Women’s Games saw three long-standing records fall and a fourth tied at Pratt Institute, in a season that also featured record-breaking participation. More than 11,500 girls and young women travelled each week from as far north as Boston and as far south as Virginia, and one young lady travelled all the way from Chicago to run. Comment.

Joshua Salmon shines in meet

Jamaica: Masi White, a native of Jamaica was a sprinter during his younger days while in the West Indies and still later on. White talks to his nephew Joshua Salmon, who is a member of the indoor track and field team at Uniondale High School in Long Island. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

Caribbean Twenty 20 champion

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago was crowned Caribbean Twenty 20 champions when they defeated English county Hampshire by 36 runs at Kensington Oval, Barbados recently to take the title. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 24, 2011

RECORD BREAKERS

Sports: From an initial field of more than 11,000 girls and young women from all over the East Coast, 217 of the nation’s best athletes have persevered through four preliminary meets and a semi-finals at Pratt to earn spots in the Madison Square Garden finals of the Colgate Women’s Games. Comment.

U.S. manages tie with Chile

Sports: A young U.S. men’s national team rallied to tie Chile, 1-1, on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson (CA) in its first game of the year. The game kicks off a campaign aimed first at recapturing the CONCACAF Gold Cup that it lost last year to Mexico and also to develop a squad to return to the World Cup in 2014 in Brazil. Comment.

Richardson appointed W.I. manager

Sports: Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson who has played 86 test matches and 224 one-day internationals scoring 21 centuries in all and 71 fifties has been appointed manager of the West Indies Cricket team with a two-year contract. His job starts immediately as the West Indies prepares for three one-day internationals against Sri Lanka and the World Cup starting in February. Comment.

Trio take home special awards

New York: Justin Mahoney and Owen Skeete accumulated perfect scoring and took home special awards in the 20th annual Friendship Games track and field meet for Section Eight schools at Nassau Community College. All the athletes regardless of Conferences their schools belong to saw action in the same section. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Richardson new Windies team manager

Antigua: Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson has been appointed manager of the embattled regional team. Comment.

Gayle, Lara out of Indian league

Sports: Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle and batting legend Brian Lara failed to attract bidders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the players’ recent auction held in Bangalore for the fourth edition of the competition. Comment.

WICB, ESPN sign broadcast agreement

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) recently signed a historic three-year agreement with sports broadcaster ESPN. Comment.

Cricketer ‘Joey’ Carew laid to rest

Trinidad and Tobago: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has sent sincere condolences to the wife, Marion and sons – Michael and David – of former West Indies batsman and chairman of selectors Michael “Joey” Carew who died recently from a heart attack at the age of 73. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

SLAM DUNK

Sports: Kirk Stewart, a former basketball player in high school and college, here in New York, is returning to the area in a different uniform come February. Comment.

Warming up for World Cup

Sports: West Indies Coach Ottis Gibson said the team will return to Sri Lanka this month for the rescheduled One-Day International series to prepare for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Asia. Comments (3).

Lara wants to play in Indian Premier 

Sports: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, who two months ago ended a three-year break from competitive cricket, has said he wants to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Comments (1).

Lewis in hoops classic

Sports: The college recruiters were well represented at the seventh annual Big Apple Challenge, a basketball classic, matching teams from the public against their counterparts from the Catholic schools in New York City, at Manhattan’s Baruch College. Comment.

Queens student breaks hurdles record 

Sports: Sandreka Bancroft of JHS 231 in Queens, broke a long-standing Mid School 55- meter record in the Colgate Women’s Games on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Her 7.9 performance broke Monifa Taylor’s 8.09 record set in 1984. Comment.

USA,Argentina at Meadowlands

Sports: The match contract is not complete, but sources at The Associated Press announced Friday that the big clash between the U. S. men’s national team and the Lionel Messi-led Argentina national squad will be played at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, March 26. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Caribbean boxer makes history 

Sports: With a reputation as being “slick” in the ring with elegance and poise, Alicia Ashley is one of the most accomplished female boxers on the global map today. Comment.

Strong Barbados team for tourney

Sports: Barbados Twenty20 squad for the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Twenty20 Tournament is very strong. Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach, Ryan Hinds (Captain), Dale Richards and Tino Best all have played in the West Indies Senior Squad. The Barbados squad is experienced and filled with a variety with a strong bowling and batting attack. They have more all-rounders than any other team in the competition. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

SMITH ON FIRE SMITH ON FIRE

Sports: All eyes were focused on Bryan Smith, a senior at Midwood High School, during the three games of the fifth annual High School Holiday Hoops Tournament at the Aviator Sports & Events Center in Brooklyn. Comment.

Sarwan named in Windies squad

Sports: Discarded middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named in a 30-man West Indies squad to prepare for next year’s Cricket World Cup in Asia. Comment.

Trinidad’s Kenwyne Jones lifts Stoke City

Sports: Trinidad and Tobago international striker Kenwyn Jones used his exceptional leaping ability to score and lead hosts Stoke City to a 2-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League last Saturday at Britannia Stadium. Comment.

Shane’s bowling action illegal

Sports: West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal bowling action, the International Cricket Council announced. Comment.

Running out of engineers and technical workers in Brazil

Sports: PARIS, Dec. 31, 2010 As Brazil looks ahead to hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the country is struggling to line up the technical workers necessary for these projects, officials say. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

Windies batsman Sarwan recalled

Sports: West Indies number three batsman, Ramnaresh Sarwan was named in the West Indies 30-man squad to prepare for next year’s Cricket World Cup in Asia. Comment.
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