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ON THE BALL: Pros need sponsorship too

29 March 2017

WELL, it was good to hear that the Athletics Association of Barbados supports their professional athletes. Someone here must see the need to, after all. You can put this latest rant (and most of my other columns) under the file “Bajans don’t understand pro sports”... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Depth key to athletic glory

29 March 2017

ANY SCHOOL that wants to win the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) must have two hands and then some backup. None, male nor female, perfected this formula better than Springer Memorial, whose reign of 15 consecutive years came to an end last... Read More

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No more track clashes

29 March 2017

THERE WILL BE no more clashing of the major athletics meets for schoolchildren. This was the assurance given by organisers of the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary Schools Athletic Championship (NAPSAC)and the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletic Championships... Read More

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Strange tactics let down Pride

29 March 2017

INJURY AND faulty tactics were two factors that compromised Barbados Pride’s victory bid in the eighth-round Digicel 4-Day encounter against Guyana Jaguars that ended in a draw at Kensington on Monday. The Pride picked up 11.8 points and the Jaguars 6.6, but Barbados... Read More

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Griffith and Holder advance

29 March 2017

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS champions Kim Holder and Mark “Venom” Griffith moved into the quarter-finals of the Massy United Insurance Clash Of The Titans road tennis tournament in contrasting styles when the round of 16 began on Monday night at the Dover Courts. Griffith,... Read More

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Blackbirds to clash with St Barnabas

29 March 2017

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS UWI Signia Blackbirds will battle Pine Hill St Barnabas in Saturday’s finals of the senior netball knockouts after both teams advanced to a replay of the 2016 finals with relative ease on Monday night at the Netball Stadium. Blackbirds, who won... Read More

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Coach: Well done

29 March 2017

COACH COLIN Harewood is pleased with the progress the Barbados football team have made ahead of the Windward Islands Tournament in May. They were defeated in their first international practice match against Trinidad and Tobago 2-0, but won their second match against... Read More

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Jordan retains presidency of Athletics Association

28 March 2017

CATHERINE JORDAN is still president of the Athletics Association of Barbados. Earlier tonight during the annual general meeting at The Lester Vaughan School, Jordan shrugged off the challenge from former athlete Gabriel Burnett to win 82-19. One vote was spoilt.... Read More

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Barbados find going tough in hockey

28 March 2017

BARBADOS went down twice in the second round of the FIH Men’s Hockey World League in Trinidad. The Tridents narrowly lost to Chile 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua before being drubbed 7-1 by the United States the following... Read More

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Pride feel pressure

28 March 2017

A BARBADIAN stole the spotlight at Kensington Oval yesterday but his effort was the main source of frustration and not joy for the Barbados Pride, as they had to settle for a draw with table leaders Guyana Jaguars. The final day of the eighth-round contest between... Read More

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Jules a joy for Barbados

28 March 2017

RASHAD JULES was the hero for Barbados on Sunday night. It was his brace which propelled the local football team to a 2-1 win over Martinique at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Jules’ two well taken strikes jolted an initially tentative home side into life and... Read More

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Sonics end Lakers run

28 March 2017

LUMBER COMPANY LAKERS have finally lost. But not without dispute. Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics guard Jamar King scored two go-ahead free throws with 17.3 seconds left, as Lakers got on the wrong end of questionable calls on the very last two plays of Sunday’s 71-69... Read More

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Building sports brand

28 March 2017

THIS YEAR has been designated the year of sports and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has added a number of new events to their yearly calendar. At the press launch to announce the details at the BTMI headquarters, chief executive officer William “Billy”... Read More

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Griffith stops Mitchell in classic

28 March 2017

TWO GRANDMASTERS of road tennis, Winston “Charles McEnroe” Griffith and Anthony “Ears” Mitchell, put on a display of the highest level when the Massy United Insurance Clash of the Titans tournament continued on Sunday night at the Dover Courts. In the end, Griffith... Read More

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Special athletes get their day

27 March 2017

IT WAS the perfect day for a sports meet. The sun was out and a light breeze was blowing across the Desmond Haynes Oval in Black Rock on Friday. Scores of special children from 18 units had a day of fun and camaraderie and lots to cheer for when the National Games... Read More

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Easy wins for White, Skeete

27 March 2017

WORLD CHAMPION Julian “Michael Jackson” White and Lance Bynoe Veterans king Adrian “Dan” Skeete were the show toppers when the Massy United Insurance Clash Of The Titans road tennis tournament continued on Saturday night at the Dover Courts. White showed his superior... Read More

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Bayley’s triple champs

27 March 2017

THE WINNERS take it all. Bayley’s Primary ran away with the boys’ title at the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary Schools Athletic Championships (NAPSAC) Champion-of-Champions meet last Saturday. And the Applewaite sisters, Tia and Tania, and Junella Browne did... Read More

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Tryhane, Jones move up the ranks

27 March 2017

SARA JONES and Sir Glacken continue to set their sights high after qualifying for the upcoming International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Jumping Challenge (WJC). The pair revved their horse-powered engines at the warm-up competition recently held at Whitehall... Read More

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Zane brings karting lesson to life

27 March 2017

STUDENTS and teachers took every vantage point for a karting demonstration by Zane Maloney at Wesley Hall Primary School last Friday. The brainchild of Infants A teacher Avery Bowen, the demonstration was aimed at exposing the students to non-traditional areas of... Read More

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Pakistan roll over West Indies

26 March 2017

WEST INDIES are ICC World Twenty20 champions but they hardly looked like it and crashed to a soft six-wicket defeat against Pakistan at Kensington Oval today in the first match of the Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup Twenty20 International series. They managed... Read More

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Pakistan run through West Indies, limit champs to 111

26 March 2017

CAPTAIN Carlos Brathwaite smashed a cameo at the death but West Indies struggled to a disappointing total against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 International at Kensington Oval today. The hosts were restricted to 111 for eight after they were sent in and they needed... Read More

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