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Jamaica: Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the New York-based organization that provides hospitality support for Jamaican and other Caribbean athletes at the annual Penn Relays Carnival at the University of Pennsylvania, says it will present next month 10 Automated External Devices (AEDs) to eight high schools and two institutions in Jamaica. Comment

US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skirmishing for position at the goal line ahead of a corner kick, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit the back of his left shoulder, then twisted his nipple. Comment
Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations has called for more international support to combat the disease in the French-speaking Caribbean country. Comment
The dust has settled after the preliminary round of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and there are no surprises among the eight teams, from the original 12, that have advanced to the quarterfinal stage this week. Comment

SCORELESS DRAW

Denver (Ap) — Jamaica was so determined to keep Mexico from scoring, it sacrificed its own offense to get the job done. The game plan worked, and now both teams are in a position to move to the next round if they can take care of business this weekend. Mexico and Jamaica played to a scoreless draw Thursday night (July 13) and remained on track to advance to the knockout round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Comment

Cricket trouble

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said administrators of Cricket West Indies (CWI) are hoping for a “miracle” to turn around the fortunes of West Indies cricket. Comment

Lewis slams record-breaking century

West Indies opening Twenty20 batsman Evin Lewis slammed a record-break century against India to win the one-off Twenty20 at Sabina Park, Jamaica last Sunday. Comment

Simmons bids for coaching job

Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons is among several contenders for the post of India’s coach. Comment

Double blow for West Indies

It was a double blow for West Indies cricket teams as both the senior West Indies men were humbled by India in the five-match One-Day Internationals losing 3-1. At Sabina Park, Jamaica, while in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England, the women slumped to their fourth straight defeat by the same margin to end their interest in their tournament. Comment

SOCCER FEVER

The great thing about the CONCACAF Gold Cup biennial tournaments is the showcasing of live, quality soccer throughout the USA, which means firsthand exposure of the excitement and vigor of the game to millions of soccer lovers across the country, including the millions of expatiates from countries around the world, and in this situation, particularly fans from Central America and the Caribbean, who will see their national teams on display. Also, very importantly, it gives the U. S. professional league, MLS, a preview for expansion viability. Comment

Taylor is top all-rounder

West Indies Women Cricket Captain Stafanie Taylor has been named the world’s leading all-rounder and is in the top five of both the batting and bowling rankings. Comment

Cricketers pay based on points

Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Dave Cameron has said that seniority and experience of players would no longer count in the issuing of central retainer contracts. Comment
West Indies Women cricketers are fighting for a win in the current ICC 50-over World Cup campaign in England. Comment

Who was the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers?

Viewpoints: To understand what cricket supremacy means in a global context to the average Caribbean man, is best summarized by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley, “The West Indies are Third World countries, but we belong and are in the first World of Cricket.” Cricket is not only a religion in the Caribbean, but it best defines the region in any context. Regional political integration has followed cricket as a unifying and defining force. Comment

US BEATS GHANA

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)— Dom Dwyer volleyed in a go-ahead goal in the 19th minute of his international debut, ran to the corner flag and did a double back flip that would make a gymnast proud. Comment

TIME TO IMPRESS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The 23 players on the United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup are mostly young and lack international experience. They need little reminding of what’s at stake. Comment
The India team which was surprisingly beaten in the finals of the World Cup in London on June 18 by Pakistan, arrived in the Caribbean on Tuesday, June 20 to play the West Indies a five-match limited-over series which started on June 23. Comment

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