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All about pride

All about pride


TODAY the West Indies attempt again to play for pride, to avoid  a 5-0 sweep of their Digicel home series One-Day Internationals (ODI)  by South Africa at the Queen’s Park Oval. Perhaps more crucial for regional captain Chr...

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Team firmly behind Gayle, says coach


PORT-OF-SPAIN – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson  said on Tuesday that his players had given  their firm backing to captain Chris Gayle  speaking out on controversial team issues. He was speaking against the backdrop  of the ...

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Dominica at its best,  says Hunte


ST JOHN’S – Dominica has come in for lavish praise from West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte for its successful hosting of the One-Day double-header against South Africa  last weekend. “The event was very well o...

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Rangers just waiting for crown


Double crown champions CO Williams Rangers are playing the waiting game, following the completion of all their Division One matches in the Barbados Netball Association’s League Competition. They now await the result of Pine...

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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...