Monday, September 22, 2014

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Sunil Narine bagged three for nine as his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recorded a four-wicket victory over Lahore Lions in their CLT20, Group A game in Hyderabad, yesterday. Narine and the other spinners stifled the opposition before the KKR batsmen Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir overhauled the inadequate target. Read more »

  • WI women top rankings

    The West Indies has taken full advantage of its home One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against New Zealand when it surged to the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table and its players made significant movements in the Reliance ICC ODI Women’s Rankings, released on Saturday. Read More »

  • Hinds in support of new system

    West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president and CEO Wavell Hinds said the new franchise system will allow Caribbean cricketers to market themselves to other international leagues better. Hinds added the system will also improve them and help to lift the WI players to a more international level instead of them having to learn their trade on the job. Read More »

  • Humphreys rules in Tobago Open

    Curtis Humphreys underlined his class with a dominant performance in the Tobago Open Table Tennis Tournament men’s singles final, at the Scarborough Secondary School, late yesterday. Humphreys stopped defending champion Aaron Wilson 11-8, 11-9, 11-7, the Trinidad and Tobago number one preventing his 15-year-old opponent from completing a hat-trick of victories. Read More »

  • Connell gets call for T20s

    Uncapped fast bowler Shamilia Connell has been called up to the West Indies women’s squad for their three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand, starting in St Vincent tomorrow. The 22-year-old, who hails from Barbados is the only change to the 13-member squad that swept the Kiwis 4-0 in the ODI series which finished in St Kitts on Friday. Merissa Aguilleira again leads the squad. Read More »

  • Lost in transition

    Is Alex Ferguson to blame for Manchester United’s decline? Successful leadership, even phenomenally successful leadership as Sir Alex enjoyed at the helm of one of the most popular football clubs in the world, can have its drawbacks. Coming hard on the heels of their worst-ever English Premier League season and lowest finish for 24 years—seventh in the 20-team standings—it appears that not even the arrival of a manager with the considerable pedigree of Louis van Gaal has sparked the turnaround that many seemed to take for granted given the reputation of the highly-respected Dutchman. Read More »

  • Lloyd backing Windies for WC

    Convenor of selectors, Clive Lloyd, believes West Indies have a side capable of challenging at next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. West Indies last won a 50-over World Cup back in 1979 with Lloyd as captain but the former Guyana and Windies left-hander said he was encouraged by what he had seen so far from the players. Read More »

  • Crystals still perfect at ‘Tranquil’

    BLUE WATERS CRYSTALS continued their domination when the Tranquillity Team Tennis Tournament continued Friday at the club’s courts, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain. Crystals is not only the only unbeaten team after three rounds, they have brushed aside their three opponents 3-0. Read More »

  • Marsden in ‘Classic’ repeat

    Marlins Christian Marsden successfully defended his Maracas Open Water Classic 5-kilometre title with another commanding performance at the famous North coast beach, yesterday. The 15-year-old Marsden, who created history last year when he became the youngest ever champion of the Maracas Open Water event, sluiced to another convincing victory when he completed the main event in one hour, seven minutes and 52 seconds (1:07:52) in front of a sizeable crowd. Read More »

  • Arcia strike downs Central

    The 2014-2015 Digicel Pro League began as it had the previous two seasons, with Directv W Connection winning the $10,000 Digicel Charity Shield for the third consecutive season. The defending League champions won the first trophy at stake this season, when edging rivals Central FC 1-0 on Saturday at the the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. Read More »

  • USA whip Mexico 4-0

    The US women’s national football team capped off its two-game set against Mexico with a 4-0 victory at Sahlen’s Stadium, New York, Saturday. Amy Rodriguez, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored a goal in the US’s final tune-up match before taking on Trinidad and Tobago in Kansas in their opening match at for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship starting in mid-October. Read More »

  • Boodramsingh back on Momentum

    FATE has played its hand and Brian Boodramsingh’s prayers answered, as the defending champion jockey will ride Triple Crown hopeful Momentum in Wednesday’s Trinidad Derby at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Barbadian Patrick Husbands was originally booked for the mount but Boodramsingh, who has partnered Momentum to his seven career wins—including two-thirds of the Triple Crown, the Easter Guineas and Midsummer Classic—will renew the partnership in the 2,000-metre blue riband on the local racing calendar. Read More »

  • Young Warriors rule

    Two out of two, and still there is senior men national team qualifying for the 2014 Caribbean Cup to come in October. Read More »

  • Late stumble costs Tridents debut win

    Experienced seamer Ravi Rampaul leaked 20 runs from the penultimate over of the innings as Barbados Tridents launched their Champions League Twenty20 campaign on a losing note, with a disappointing four-wicket defeat to Kings XI Punjab yesterday. Read More »

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