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THAT’S OUR BOY!

27 July 2016

THE BRONZE BOY IS BACK. Mario Burke, Barbados’ lone medallist at the World Under-20 track and field championships in Poland, returned home yesterday beaming with pride. The 19-year-old sprinter, who won bronze in the 100 metres, was met at the Grantley Adams International... Read More

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Positive Sada

27 July 2016

SADA WILLIAMS is still upbeat about making an impression at the Rio Olympics. Speaking after returning home yesterday following the disappointment of pulling up in the 200 metres final at the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the 18-year-old sprinter... Read More

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Harris joins CFU board

27 July 2016

PRESIDENT OF the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Randy Harris was elected to the executive board of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) at the 39th ordinary congress in Miami last Sunday. Harris’ 18 votes were the most polled in the race to elect four new executive... Read More

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Young bats impress Sir Viv

27 July 2016

SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS is talking his talk again. But this time, he is praising the first Test performance of Shane Dowrich, who has replaced wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for the West Indies four-match cricket series against India. “When you look at the performances... Read More

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A THORNY ISSUE: Sir Garry, a national treasure

27 July 2016

SIR GARFIELD SOBERS embodies the pride and industry we hold as our motto. Nothing is too good for him, having climbed the summit of cricket excellence to become the greatest player of all time. His 80th birthday party at Kensington Oval tomorrow is a fitting tribute... Read More

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Barbados set to tee off at Caribbean event

26 July 2016

TEAM BARBADOS are teeing off in The Bahamas. The Bajan players are set to hit the greens this morning for today’s start to the 2016 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at the Ocean Club course. Barbados arrived on Paradise Island on Sunday to join golfers from... Read More

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King now world No.161

26 July 2016

DARIAN KING is definitely on a high. The king of swing has a brand new career-high ranking to go right along with his latest Challenger title after vaulting up the tennis ladder to world No.161 in the new ATP rankings. The jump represents a leap of 38 spots up... Read More

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Holder admits WI must do better

26 July 2016

LEADING FROM the front and by example is something young West Indies’ captain Jason Holder would surely love to do. But he admitted both he and fellow all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who have done better as lower order batsmen, must start by taking wickets consistently... Read More

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Focus on mental fitness

26 July 2016

MOVING FORWARD, coach of the Barbados Squash Association junior team, Rhett Cumberbatch, will be focusing on strengthening the mental side of his players. “There are three sides to squash; fitness, racquet skills and how a player thinks. The mental side is really... Read More

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Ask me!

25 July 2016

THE MASTER BLASTER wants to make another blast in West Indies cricket. After a short stint with the West Indies “A” team, Sir Vivian Richards says he ready again to impart more of his cricketing acumen to the young Caribbean cricketers. “Listen, man: whenever... Read More

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Hamilton in lead but still chasing

25 July 2016

BUDAPEST – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as hunter rather than hunted in the Formula One title race despite victory in Hungary putting him in the overall lead for the first time this season. The Briton seized the lead from Mercedes team... Read More

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Windies blown away

25 July 2016

THE WEST INDIES cricketers spoiled Antigua’s Carnival celebrations yesterday by suffering a humiliating innings and 92 runs first Test defeat. The party mood which pervaded the streets of St John’s on Saturday night, was sporadic at the Vivian Richards Stadium, with... Read More

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Squash juniors claim title again

25 July 2016

THE broken trident flew proudly at the South Sound Squash Club on Saturday after Barbados’ girls retained their title at the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships in the Cayman Islands. Spearheaded by 16-year-old captain Amanda Haywood, the Bajans defeated Guyana... Read More

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King again!

25 July 2016

THREE WEEKS.Two surfaces. Two ATP titles. The world is truly just Darian King’s court now. King has done it again, having capped his greatest month on tour by winning the Levene Gouldin & Thompson tennis title yesterday for his second successive ATP Challenger... Read More

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Froome on a Tour high

25 July 2016

PARIS – Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title yesterday after a three-week rocky ride. Germany’s Andre Greipel won the 21st and last stage, a 113-km ride from Chantilly ending on the Champs... Read More

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Windies lose first Test to India

24 July 2016

ST JOHN’S - West Indies, undermined by a seven-wicket haul from off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, crashed to an innings and 92 runs defeat against India on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here Sunday. Following on with a... Read More

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Hamilton takes F1 lead with win in Hungary

24 July 2016

BUDAPEST – Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday to seize the championship lead from team mate Nico Rosberg for the first time this season. The Briton took the chequered flag less than two seconds ahead of the German,... Read More

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Russia escapes blanket Olympic ban

24 July 2016

LAUSANNE – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to banned from next month’s Rio Olympics over the nation’s doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international... Read More

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LUNCH DAY 4: Rain forces early break

24 July 2016

ST JOHN’S – A brief shower forced an early lunch after the West Indies, following-on with a deficit of 323 runs, reached 76 for two in their second innings against India on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here Sunday. Marlon... Read More

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WI rout is on

24 July 2016

IT WAS ANOTHER ONE of those disappointing days for West Indies yesterday. The regional side conceded a mammoth first innings advantage and were forced to follow on during the third day of the first Test against India at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.... Read More

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Windies facing another defeat

24 July 2016

WOEFUL WEST INDIES are facing another Test defeat despite half-centuries from opener Kraigg Brathwaite and new wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich. Bajan boys Brathwaite and Dowrich were the standout batsmen in a substandard batting display as the Windies capitulated for a modest... Read More

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