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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jamaican runner looks to LI Half Marathon

Sports: Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, Arthur Vendryes is aiming to do well in the Long Island Half Marathon set for Sunday, May 6. He does not have a time goal but he did say that he would like to break 1:25 in the 13.1-mile race. Comment.

Devendra Bishoo cops WIPA’s top awards

Sports: West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was named the “West Indies Man’s Cricketer of the Year,” at the ninth annual West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) Awards last week at the Port of Spain, Trinidad Hyatt Regency Hotel. Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

IS 8 holds Spring Cage League

Sports: Action in various outdoor basketball leagues and tournaments and with travel teams comprising the best cagers on a particular team will all begin very shortly, as the hoopsters get set to make basketball an all year round activity. These programs help the individuals better prepare themselves for the next level. Comment.

Gayle set to return to West Indies

Sports: Almost a year has passed without Chris Gayle representing the West Indies because of a highly charged radio interview with a Jamaican radio station in which he criticized Head Coach Ottis Gibson. Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jamaican Olympians receive U.S. Congressional Awards

Jamaica: Two of Jamaica’s most prolific Olympians, Grace Jackson and Bertland Cameron have been honored with proclamations from U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-Brooklyn). Comment.

Kieron Pollard’s ODI career best

St Vincent: West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard jumped 17 places to a career best 33rd in the latest ICC One-Day International Batting Rankings following his Man-of-the-Series earning performance in the recent five-match series against Australia. Comment.

KANSAS CITY UNDEFEATED

Sports: Sporting Kansas City (6-0) is the only undefeated team in MLS after six games. So why is Sporting so successful? The names that come to mind for the club’s success start with head coach Peter Vermes, then goal keeper Jimmy Nielsen, forwards Kai Kamara and C.J Sapong and midfielder Graham Zusi - none of whom are high-priced European imports with designated player status. Comment.

Morency shines in Uniondale meet

Sports: Kevin Morency has been on sports teams almost all through his days at South Shore High School, located in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Comment.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

STARS NOT SHINING

Sports: The Los Angeles Galaxy, the second most storied MLS franchises in the league’s 17 years that has won three MLS Cup championships, second only to DC United’s four titles, captured four Supporters Shield titles, the accolade for the best regular season record, and its two U.S. Open Cup championships is causing much concern because of its poor play so far. Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

FIFA investigates missing Haiti aid

Sports: FIFA, the world’s governing body for football says it is studying evidence from former vice-president Jack Warner about alleged missing aid to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Windies selectors must improve their skills

Sports: Why Barbados all rounder Dwayne Smith is not in the West Indies One-Day squad is anyone’s guess. The swashbuckling 28-year-old batsman has proved himself time and again to be a quality One-Day player. Comment.

Chaz Williams drawing attention

Sports: Chaz Williams is trying in vain to follow in the footsteps of some great players who came out of Brooklyn and star in the National Basketball Association. Bishop Ford and Xaverian from the Catholic Schools Athletic Association and Lincoln from the Public Schools league are the teams that produced some tremendous players. Comment.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

HENRY’S HAT TRICK

Sports: Thierry Henry was modest in his comments after scoring his first MLS hat trick to lead the Red Bulls to its second victory, over expansion team Montreal Impact, in as many home games last Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. Henry wasn’t concerned about how well he played but rather how badly the Red Bulls performed in the first period. “I care about what we did in the first half and how bad we played,’’ Henry said. “That’s all I care about.” Comment.

Carib crew wins, Jews want a rematch

Sports: Orthodox Jews from Mendy’s Deli and Caribbean players in Crown Heights fought it out Sunday, March 25, three months after the Jews surprised the islanders in their first match in December by trouncing them. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Races draw more than 5,000 entries

Sports: Sondjata Olatunji certainly enjoyed competing in the third annual New York 13.1 Marathon in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens. Although he did not capture the event on a delightful Saturday morning, he was satisfied with his performance of 1:40.54, which earned him 264th place in a field of 4,500 starters in front of the United States Tennis Association National Tennis Center’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Windies decision to bat last was wrong

Caribbean: West Indies decision to bat last in the fifth and final One-Day International against Australia was premature. It does not matter if it was Captain Darren Sammy’s decision or a collective decision with Head Coach Ottis Gibson it was still wrong. The fourth One-Day International ended in a victory for the West Indies with most of their batsmen returning to form. Adrian Barath’s return was a boost for the team and Kieron Pollard’s 102 was a clear sign that the West Indies has taken the initiative. Comment.

North’s Smith, Irving switch sports

Sports: Valley Stream North’s track and field team has gotten stronger and deeper over recent years. North captured the Nassau County Class Outdoor team title last spring and repeated last winter with the indoor team in its Class. High school track and field programs are divided among three sections based on enrollment, not on ability. Comment.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PSAL CHAMPS

Sports: It’s nothing new for Boys & Girls High School to come into Madison Square Garden and compete for a New York City Public Schools Athletic League basketball championship. Some of the boys are very familiar with the facilities and the coaches are, also. And for some of the players it is a steppingstone in the right direction. Comment.

Red Bulls defeat Rapids

Sports: If last Sunday afternoon’s opening day festivities and fan enthusiasm at Red Bull Arena in Harrison New Jersey is a gauge as to whether soccer in the New York/New Jersey area is here to stay, then we’re in for a long haul. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

WIPA claims victory in High Court order

Sports: The present Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will remain in force until the dispute between the two parties is decided in the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago at a future date. Comment.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fundamental issues for the Belize Football League

Belize: For many years now the people who are involved in the sport of football in Belize have been saying that my relative Bertie Chimillio, has been using the football leagues funds for his own personal activities. Now, that he has been removed from the presidency the government of Belize, along with FIFA, are going to investigate all the financial transactions made under his reign as president of the league. Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Windies batting must improve

Sports: Despite the injuries which plague the West Indies team and those cricketers who are being ignored for whatever reason, the batsmen who are participating must give better performances. Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

St. Raymond’s advances upstate

Sports: St. Raymond’s varsity basketball team six times captured the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association Intersectional or city-wide title since 1990. Terence Rencher, Kariem Reid, Julius Hodge, Allan Rey, Lou McCrosky and Gavin Grant took home trophies as Most Valuable Player of the playoff tournaments. Gary DeCesare and Oliver Antigua were the head coaches at St. Raymond during those years. Comment.

T&T defeats Clarema United

Sports: Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-23 footballers closed their four-match training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a convincing 6-1 victory over local club Clarema United at the Lockhart Stadium training pitch yesterday afternoon. Comment.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sir Viv celebrates 60th birthday

Antigua: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) joined the rest of the Caribbean and the world in saluting West Indies legend and former captain, Sir Vivian Richards on the occasion of his 60th birthday recently. Comment.

Geffard on a winning streak

Sports: Edner Geffard is on a winning streak, in, this his first year on the men’s volleyball team at York College. Geffard is one of the standout volleyball players in the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Comment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Run to London with Olympian Usain Bolt

Jamaica: Olympian Usain Bolt recently teamed with Digicel to launch a massive regional campaign inviting customers to be part of its television and press advertising campaign to promote the summer games in London and market their brand. Comment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Windies bowlers must halt Aussie batsmen

Sports: For the West Indies to give Australia a huge challenge in the upcoming Digicel Series, their bowlers have to do extremely well in order to restrict the opposition to small totals. Comment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

China to rebuild Grenada’s football stadium

Grenada: A Chinese delegation is expected this month in Grenada to begin preliminary assessment of the Track and Field and Football Stadium at Queen’s Park. Comment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Red Bulls lost in opener worrisome

Sports: The 17th MLS season got underway last Saturday, March 10, and the hope is that this may be the year that a New York franchise brings the MLS Cup here. Seventeen seasons without a championship team for the New York/New Jersey area put much pressure on the New York Red Bulls – one of the richest MLS franchises and the first New York area soccer team with its own soccer specific stadium in Red Bull Arena. Comment.

Portia, Kamla call for change in cricket

Sports: Two CARICOM prime ministers - Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller and Trinidad and Tobago’s Kamla Persad-Bissessar - have called for “great change” to West Indies cricket. Comment.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Roster set for state championships

Sports: Uniondale’s Derrick Ingram just edged teammate Devon Henry in the State Qualifier or Section VIII Individual championships to help set the roster for the New York State Championships to be held in upstate New York in early March. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

West Indies face uphill task against Austrlia

Trinidad and Tobago: When Australia faces the West Indies this month, they will have a strong advantage going into the Tests, One-Day Internationals and the Twenty-Twenties. West Indies are facing many setbacks which include a long injury list, out-of-form batsmen, including players who have been discarded by West Indies Cricket Board selectors. Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

U.S. beats Italy for historic win

Sports: The U. S. men’s national soccer team did something in 90 minutes on Wednesday, Feb. 29 that it couldn’t do in the past 78 years: defeat Italy. The 1-0 victory over Italy in an international friendly in Genoa was the first in 11 tries for the U. S. since the teams first met at the 1934 World Cup in Italy. Comment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CLASS B CHAMPS

Sports: Nazareth’s last Class ‘A’ Intersectional Basketball Championship game came in back-to-back years of 1988-1989 when Ted Gustus coached the teams. Overall, Nazareth from the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn captured it three times, the city wide crown in 1977 when all the teams were in one class or league of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Comment.

Jack Warner faces law suit

Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) is moving to sue its former Special Advisor, Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner, to compel him to provide information on the accounts related to T&T’s 2006 World Cup campaign. Comment.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Runako Morton dies in car crash

Trinidad and Tobago: West Indies cricketer Runako Morton, 33, was killed in a car crash on the Sir Solomon Highway, while heading to his home in Princess Town, South Trinidad around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night Comments (1).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Big East tourney starts Tuesday

Sports: This week Madison Square Garden will host the Big East College Basketball Conference tourney, which decides the teams that enter the prestigious NCAA Division I tournament. All the teams are eligible for competition. The winner of the Big East tourney receives an automatic bid. Any number of teams may go to the Big Dance. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

PAL youngsters’ tournament of Champions

Staten Island: 500 youngsters from the five boroughs of New York City competed in city-wide tournaments during a fun-filled day of educational games and laughter on Feb. 22 at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual Educational Tournament of Champions at PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in Queens. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Knights win Diocesan title

Sports: A team effort, led by seniors Marquise Moore and Mairega Clarke, both of them earning all-league honors, carried Holy Cross High School to the championship of the Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan title of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Comment.

Jamaica’s PM supports Gayle’s recall

Jamaica: Kudos to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller for taking a stand on the Chris Gayle-West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) issue and the incompetence of those who run West Indies cricket. The response by the WICB was not only out of order and illogical, but also arrogant, disrespectful of a head of state and smacked of ‘massa’ mentality. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Klinsmann chooses tough road for U.S.

Sports: The U.S. men’s senior national team resumed preparation for this summer’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal round with last Wednesday’s game versus hosts and four-time World Cup champion Italy at Genoa ( 2:45 p.m., ESPN 2, ESPN 3, Univision). Comments (1).

Conflict resolution body is essential

Sports: Among the scores of conflicts that surround the West Indies Cricket Board many of them are unresolved and therefore it is necessary for an independent body to be appointed to deal with those issues. The WICB is at odds with several cricketers and the West Indies Players Association. Comment.

ALL-STARS!

Sports: On Sunday, NJCAA Region 15 recognized the Monroe Mustangs men’s basketball team’s entire starting five as All-stars. Comment.

Cricket board chief resigns after police raids

Guyana: The president of Guyana’s embattled cricket board (GCB) resigned his post Tuesday after court marshals and police invaded his home, office as well as the residences and offices of several other top officials to seize financial and other documents in an escalating feud with government over alleged corruption and maladministration of the game in the former British colony. Comment.
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