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Friday, July 1, 2011

WIPA questions Gayle’s non-selection

Sports: The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has questioned the non-selection of opening West Indies batsman Chris Gayle for the current India tour of the West Indies arguing that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is being hypocritical in the manner in which they are dealing with him. Comment.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Successful Coney Island 5K race

Sports: Anthony Watson, coach of the Prospect Park Track Club, recently entered 19 athletes into the 19th annual Cosme’s 5K Boardwalk Charity Run in Coney Island. Comment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

India defeats Windies by 63 runs

Sports: The first Test match between India and the West Indies at Sabina Park was a thriller and filled with competitiveness as the bowlers on both sides capitalized on a wicket that played very unusal with lots of occasional bounce and exceptional balls keeping very low dragging on the wicket. India took honors by winning by 63 runs. Comment.

MEXICO TROUNCES USA

Sports: Mexico rallied for a 2-0 deficit to beat the USA, 4-2, in front of 93,420 - the largest crowd for a Gold Cup game in the U.S. and predominantly Mexican fans - at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (CA) Saturday night to win its second straight CONCACAF Gold Cup and sixth overall. Pablo Barrera (29th, 50th) scored twice and Andres Guardado (36th) and Giovani Dos Santos (77th) also tallied for Mexico. Javier Hernandez’s tournament leading seven goals earned him the tournament MVP award. Comment.

Monday, June 27, 2011

U.S. playing catch-up to Jamaicans in women’s 100

Sports: Back in her heyday, Gail Devers stood out almost as much for her flashy fingernails as her dazzling finishes. Comment.

Trinidad police seek info from FIFA

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs said the police will commence a criminal investigation into alleged bribery allegations at last month’s meeting between Caribbean Football Union (CFU) officials and former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam only when he receives information from FIFA Ethics Committee. Comment.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Warner leaves FIFA with image tarnished

Caribbean: GENEVA (AP) — Once sought for his support by Nelson Mandela and Britain’s Prince William, FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s time at the heart of international soccer is over. Comment.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TOUGH LOSS

Sports: The Jamaica Reggae Boyz, despite a tough, 2-0 quarterfinal loss to the USA last Sunday at RKF Stadium in Washington D.C., Caribbean champion Jamaican men’s national team represented the region well in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, played in several U. S. venues. Comment.

T&T wins All Fours World Cup champs

Sports: By Glenda Cadogan Comment.

FIFA bribery investigation

Sports: Suspended FIFA vice-president Austin “Jack” Warner says he has no plans to meet investigators probing bribery allegations. Comment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PANAMA OUTPLAYS U.S. 

Sports: “On the night, we were not good enough,” U.S. coach Bob Bradley said. “But Panama certainly was…” Bradley got it right about his team’s 2-1 defeat to Panama Saturday night in a Group C game at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. What is also true is that Bradley contributed to his team’s dismal display. Comment.

Gayle takes top cricket awards

Sports: Discarded West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle copped the International Cricketer-of-the Year and the West Indies Test Player-of-the-Year awards at the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) 2010 award ceremony held at Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain last week. Comment.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Jamaica beats Grenada 4-0 in Gold Cup

Jamaica: CARSON, California (AP) — Jamaica recorded its biggest ever win in a CONCACAF Gold Cup game, beating Grenada 4-0 on Monday. Comment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fixing an untenable situation over soccer in Belize

Belize: Under its president, Bertie Chimillio, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) has been running football in the country for many years and has failed to develop a team that would be competitive in the international arena. Comment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Caribbean stars at Adidas Grand Prix

Sports: NEW YORK CITY – The Adidas Grand Prix has long been known for bringing dozens of exciting Caribbean track-and-field stars to Icahn Stadium each June, and this Saturday will be no exception: 34 top Caribbean athletes – including Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Richard Thompson and Jamaica’s newest sprint superstar, Steve Mullings – are on the way. Comment.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reyes is back, Mets gets going

Sports: As soon as infielder Jose Reyes returned to the line-up the New York Mets got going. Comment.

WICB appoints first female director

Caribbean: Jennifer Nero has become the first woman to be appointed on the board of directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Comment.

SPAIN THUMPS U.S.

Sports: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts wasn’t a comfortable place to be last Saturday afternoon if you were a fan of the U.S. men’s national soccer team. In the U.S.’s last warm-up game before its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Canada, which was scheduled for Tuesday in Detroit, the Americans were humiliated in a lopsided 4-0 defeat at the feet of world champion Spain. Comment.

Monday, June 6, 2011

St. Vincent, Guyana score easy victories

Sports: St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Guyana scored significant victories on May 29 in the New York Digicel Caribbean Soccer Cup at the Jefferson High School stadium in Brooklyn. Comment.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

West Indies faces strong Indian team

Sports: The West Indies cricket team will be facing much more opposition from team India than they had with Pakistan. Comment.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Acting CONCACAF chief tries to fire Blazer

Caribbean: ZURICH (AP) — CONCACAF reacted swiftly after its acting president tried to fire whistleblower Chuck Blazer just hours before FIFA’s presidential election, telling the interim chief he did not have the authority to make such a move. Comment.

T&T PM stands by her works minister

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has vowed to stand by suspended FIFA Vice-President Austin “Jack” Warner by the Ethics Committee of the world’s governing football body. Comment.
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