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Combermere knock out Alleyne


Defending champions Alleyne School were bounced out of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Netball League’s Under-13 Competition on Tuesday evening at the Netball Stadium. Combermere defeated Alleyne 14-1 to set up  a semi-fina...

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Capello With England to 2012


LONDON— Fabio Capello signed a contract amendment Wednesday to ensure he stays as England coach until the 2012 European Championship. The amendment removes an escape clause that could have let the Italian leave after the Wo...

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South Africans Will Back Brazil in World Cup


JOHANNESBURG  — If the Bafana Bafana are eliminated at the World Cup, look for South Africans to turn their support to five-time champion Brazil. A local survey shows 26 percent of South Africans will pick Brazil as their s...

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Serena Loses At French Open

Serena Loses At French Open


PARIS  — Top-ranked Serena Williams was eliminated in the French Open quarterfinals Wednesday, squandering a match point and losing to Australian spoiler Samantha Stosur, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 8-6. The upset was the second in a row...

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Short season ‘stunting’ umpires

Short season ‘stunting’ umpires


A SENIOR West Indies umpire has raised his finger on the short,  scaled-down regional first-class  cricket season. International Cricket Council (ICC) panel umpire Billy Doctrove  says that the limited amount of cricket whi...

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Straughn new NSC chairman


TWO-TIME Olympian Seibert Straughn is to replace his former Lodge School colleague Henry Inniss as chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC). Straughn, 42,  a long-striding 400-metre runner during his heyday, represente...

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Road tennis’ cul-de-sac


ROAD TENNIS in Barbados is in the doldrums and no one is seemingly motivated enough to give this indigenous sport the push it badly needs to lift it to new heights. Think for a moment about the many speeches we have heard a...

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Benn keeps place, loses fee

Benn keeps place, loses fee


Sulieman Benn gets to keep his place in the West Indies squad but has lost his entire match fee from last Sunday's One Day International versus South Africa. The West Indies Cricket Board today confirmed in a statement that...

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Captain’s log

Captain’s log


THERE IS NO RIFT in the West Indies team and the players aren't partygoers. Embattled captain Chris Gayle made this clear here last weekend following their sixth straight defeat - two Twenty20s and four One-Day Internati...

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WIPA bashes Hilaire’s comments


APOLOGISE! That's what the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) wants CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dr Ernest Hilaire, to do for several comments made during a panel discussion here last week. Hilaire criticised t...