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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

US-Trinidad World Cup qualifier in Couva

Trinidad and Tobago: The United States’ final game in regional World Cup qualifying against Trinidad and Tobago will be played at 10,000-seat Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva rather than 27,000-capacity Hasely Crawford Stadium in the capital of Port-of-Spain. Comment

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Basketball stats: There’s an app for that

Brooklyn: It’s a slam dunk app! A pair of Brooklyn brothers have created a platform that collects and archives basketball statistics for the sport’s data enthusiasts. East Flatbush siblings and basketball players, Nigel and Vaughn Caldon, innovated the idea for Ballstar — an online medium that documents all basketball figures from the NBA to even local school teams. Inspiration for the application spawned from conversions the two would hear at sidecourt neighborhood games, said Nigel Caldon. Comment

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens’ remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Regional Under-19 champ

Sports: Guyana has clinched the one-day title in the Regional Under-19 Championship after beating the Windward Islands in their final round game at Warner Park, St. Kitts last week. Comment

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Ottis Gibson to coach Proteas

People: Former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler, Ottis Gibson, was appointed the new head coach of South Africa cricket team Comment

Off-spinner reported to ICC

Sports: West Indies part-time off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for having a suspect bowling action, following the Caribbean’s side humiliating 209-run defeat by England at Egdbatson, London recently. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Brownsville football league awarded 5K

Brooklyn: A Brownsville-based football league was presented with a $5,000 grant from SportsNet New York (SNY) at Floyd Paterson field on Sept. 7. As part of the organization’s Play Ball program, every year the organization provides local leagues with trips to NFL games, equipment, and reward some with money to support their teams. The Brooklyn United Youth Football League was this year’s recipient of the grant and the young footballers could not have been happier, said the leaugue’s co-founder and coach. Comment

DREAMS DASHED

Sports: West Indies dream of ending their three-decade drought of winning a Test series against England, in England collapsed to a nine-wicket defeat in the decisive third and final Test at Lord’s last week. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

World Xl team named

Sports: Two West Indies players Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree were named in the 14-member World Xl to play three Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan in September. Comment

Chris Gayle recalled

Sports: West Indies selectors have recalled hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle and fellow Jamaican Marlon Samuels for the five One Day Internationals (ODIs) match tour of England next month. Comment

ROAD TO WORLD CUP

Sports: SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Michael Bradley realizes the huge distinction between home games and road matches in international soccer. Comment