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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chanderpaul’s feat

Sports: West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has congratulated Shivnarine Chanderpaul on becoming the ninth highest scorer in Test cricket. Comment.

West Hempstead junior wins event

Caribbean: All eyes are usually on the sprints through distance races in track and field meets whether the latter be in an interscholastic or intercollegiate competition. The same holds true for an invitational or open meet. Comment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

U.S. LOOKS READY

Sports: The U.S. men’s national played its best game so far under Jurgen Klinsmann and made one of its best showings in years to defeat Scotland, 5-1, last Saturday night in front of a record crowd of 44, 438 at Everbank Field in Jacksonville (Fl.). Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Heat’s LeBron James leads NBA all-defensive team

New York: NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the league’s all-defensive squad Wednesday, while Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler didn’t even crack the first team. Comment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gabriel’s unique, professional approach

Sports: Trinidad and Tobago right-arm fast bowler Shannon Gabriel performed reasonably well on debut, picking up three wickets for 60 runs against England in the first Test match at Lords. Comment.

More uncertainty about Gayle’s future

Sports: More doubts have surfaced that could prevent Jamaican opening batsman Chris Gayle from representing the West Indies on their tour of England. Comment.

West Indies Women defeat Sri Lanka

Sports: The West Indies Women team triumphed in the recent Sri Lanka series in the Caribbean with the regional side winning the three-match ODI 2-1 and the five-match Twenty20 by 3-1 with the final match at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain rained out. Comment.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Waldron leads Beacon to title

Sports: Esmond Waldron played both soccer and tennis in his native land of Trinidad but he did not remain with the former sport when he arrived here in the United States. He stayed primarily with the net sport but would on occasion play soccer. Comment.

WINNING STREAK

Sports: Dane Richards got the better of his fellow Jamaican when he scored the winner against goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to help the New York Red Bulls (8-3-1, 25 pts.) beat expansion team and hosts Montreal Impact, 2-1, Saturday night at Olympic Stadium. Comment.

Runners prep in Brooklyn for the big NYC Marathon

New York: This is the time of the year when long distance runners are training hard and stepping up their mileage for the upcoming New York City Marathon this November. They are not only running in the streets and in various communities and parks, but they are also entering into numerous races on weekends. Comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Athletes shine at Loucks Games

Sports: The 45th Annual Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track and Field Meet, the largest in the New York met area, for high school athletes drew entries from all over the Metropolitan area, mostly from New York State with more than 150. But one can not count out the 21 schools from Connecticut, four from Maine, 10 from Massachusetts, six from New Hampshire, five from New Jersey, six from Rhode Island, and 10 from as far north as Canada. Comment.

Make a splash at Mount Vernon YMCA

Manhattan: The USA Swimming Foundation, in conjunction with Mayor Ernest D. Davis of Mount Vernon, N.Y., the Mount Vernon YMCA, and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, will hold “Make a Splash: Mount Vernon,” on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon YMCA. Comment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Windies will be very competitive in ODI

Sports: The three One-Day Internationals between the West Indies and England from June 16 - 22 in England are expected to be very competitive. Comment.

Concerns about Test cricket in the W.I.

Sports: Test cricket in the West Indies is boring, according to a recent study. Comment.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Calling all young tennis aces!

Sports: For talented local juniors hoping to become the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, the road could begin at City Parks Foundation’s 26th Annual Reebok Junior Tennis Academy Tryouts on Saturday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the USTA/ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

N.Y. Red Bulls’ uplifting victory

Sports: The New York Red Bulls scored a morale-boosting victory Saturday night when it defeated the high-powered offensive team and defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy, 1-0, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Comment.

Trinidad and Tobago cricket at the helm

Sports: Over the past 10 years, the cricket authority in Trinidad and Tobago has implemented a stringent plan for its cricketers and their development. The many leagues and different teams compete at a high standard. Comment.

READY FOR MORE WINS

Sports: Rajiv Maragh is looking forward for a very successful 2012 thoroughbred racing season as a jockey at the three New York Racing Association tracks — Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga. Comments (1).

Chanderpaul regains top ICC ranking

Sports: West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained his No. 1 ranking for Test batsmen after being the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded home series against Australia with 346 runs at an average of 86.50. Comment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CANA to present its new executive

New York: The Caribbean American Netball Association in partnership with LIME will be showcasing its new executive body during a news conference on May 12 at the St. Lucia House at 6:00 p.m. Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

SVG high school gain thrills nationals at Penn Relays

St Vincent: Though they did not win a gold, silver or bronze medal, athletes from the history-making Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continue to thrill nationals at home and abroad by their remarkable participation for the second successive year in the prestigious Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia, PA. Comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chanderpaul makes comeback

Caribbean: West Indies middle-order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is steadily continuing to make his way back to the top of world cricket. Comment.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lynch places 12th in challenge race

Trinidad and Tobago: Coming off a 35:17.8 time for a five-mile challenge race conducted by the Alley Pond Striders, Collin Lynch will take a short journey to East Meadow, Long Island this weekend. Comment.

BULLS STOP REVO

New York: There was much irony in the New York Red Bulls 1-0 win over the New England Revolution last Saturday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. As Red Bulls coach Hans Backe said in his postgame comments, his team accomplished probably its best result so far this season with what was his weakest lineup. Comment.

Monroe’s team has strong class

Bronx: The basketball team at Monroe College performed very well during its past basketball season in a junior college league. The men’s team with branches in The Bronx and in New Rochelle posted a 33-4 record, one of the best records of any hoop squad in the metropolitan area. Comment.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inconsistent batting hampers Windies

Sports: West Indies’ batsmen are not performing at their top levels in the test series against Australia, and Head Coach Ottis Gibson needs to push harder for them to implement strategies to get better scores. West Indies’ bowlers, on the other hand, have been doing a fine job, but the batting is disappointing. Comment.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

RED BULLS BASHED

Sports: The New York Red Bulls (3-3-1), still suffering from poor defensive play, were clobbered to the tune of 4-1 at DC United on Sunday night. When Thierry Henry lost the ball at midfielder, no one stepped up quickly enough to stop Chris Pontius 30-yard shot in the eighth minute to put DC United ahead, 1-0. New player Victory Palsson was goal-side of the play and just watched, instead of reacting to the loss of possession. 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.

David Rudisha to make U.S. debut

Sports: World record-holder David Rudisha, the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year in both 2010 and 2011, will make history at the Adidas Grand Prix on June 9 when he competes in the United States for the first time, organizers announced Wednesday. Comment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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.

MLB honors Jackie Robinson with ballpark tributes

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) — LaTroy Hawkins has heard the stories from his 87-year-old grandfather, about his days of picking cotton in Mississippi, about the times when there were no black players in big league baseball. Comment.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Windies batting falls apart during regional tourney

Sports: During the Regional Four-Day competition in the Caribbean it has been shown that the batsmen in the region have difficulties in achieving a high scoring rate. The competition has shown that the batting falls apart easily and the past high esteem of West Indies batsmen is not being maintained. Comment.

Serena Williams on US Fed Cup team; Venus is not

Sports: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Serena Williams is on the U.S. Fed Cup roster for matches against Ukraine on April 21-22, but her sister Venus is not. Comment.

WIPA prez resigns, Hinds takes over

Sports: West Indies Players Association (WIPA) President Dinanath Ramnarine has resigned, citing the need to refresh and reinvigorate the organization with new leadership. Comment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jamaica’s Jacobs plans for future

Sports: Winthrop Jacobs is thinking about competing in back-to-back road races next week. First, the race on Long Beach Boardwalk and then on the following day or Sunday, April 22 the race in Alley Pond Park in Queens Village. At the same time, the two races could be a little too much for him. Comment.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gayle signs brokered deal with WICB

Caribbean: West Indies hard-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle has signed a CARICOM-brokered agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), but with a ‘side-letter’ whose contents are yet to be disclosed. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ICC boosts regional women cricket

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has commended the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their work done in developing the sport among women in the region. Comment.