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Cricket: England lose to West Indies in T20 – Alex Hales’ efforts not enough

Alex Hales’ efforts not enough as England lose to West Indies in T20

Only T20: West Indies 176-9; England 155
Hales top scores with 43 but England fall 21 runs short
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match.
West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Liam Plunkett to win the T20 match. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

There could not possibly be another extraordinary climax approaching the incredible. Could there? Indeed there could not. The winners, however, were the same.     Continue reading

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Sloane Stephens surges past Madison Keys to win US Open title

Stephens beats fellow American Madison Keys  6-3, 6-0 to claim first grand slam crown
Victory completes remarkable comeback from injury for world No83

With a hurricane advancing on Florida and the social fabric of the country intermittently fraying at the edges, Sloane Stephens (24), gave the United States something to smile about here on Saturday, the sort of uplifting story that induces involuntary smiles and tears in tough times, a tale only sport or Hollywood could deliver.     Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

West Indies’ Shai Hope makes history in thrilling Test win over England

England 258 & 490-8 dec, West Indies 427 & 322-5 .  West Indies won the second Test by five wickets
Shai Hope
Photo: Shai Hope turns the ball to fine-leg on the way to his second century of the Test at Headingley in which West Indies beat England by five wickets. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters

Hope triumphed over expectation in an enthralling final day on the magical, capricious turf of Headingley. West Indies brilliantly cruised past their victory target of 322, set by Joe Root on Monday, with five wickets and 28 balls to spare.    Continue reading

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

‘I’m black so I look mean?’ Serena Williams discusses race and pregnancy

  • Former world No1 says she wants to return for Australian Open
  • 23-time grand slam champion says she has been judged due to race
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year
Serena Williams won the Australian Open earlier this year. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams has spoken about pregnancy, race and body image in a wide-ranging interview with Vogue.     

Williams and her fiance, the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are due to welcome their first child at the end of the year, but she says she wants to return as early as January to defend her Australian Open title. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said. “I just want to put that out there. That’s, like, three months after I give birth. I’m not walking anything back, but I’m just saying it’s pretty intense.”    Continue reading

Track and Field -The end of Caribbean athletic dominance

The end of Caribbean athletic dominance

IAAFThe IAAF World Championships 2017 which concluded in London yesterday may have marked the decline of Caribbean Track and Field performance. The failure of the Jamaicans, in particular, in track events which they had previously dominated is a sure signal that fortunes of the Caribbean in international athletics are on downward curve.

The spotlight was naturally on the farewell performance of Usain Bolt, arguably the world’s greatest athlete ever. He showed why it is important for athletes to know when to leave the world stage. He went to races beyond what he should have gone and was soundly defeated, to the point, by his own standards, of being humiliated.    Continue reading

Cricket Council USA – T20 Tournament – Central Broward Regional Park – October 25-29. 2017

US OPEN CRICKET Starts on October 25th, 2017     Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies CPL Twenty/20 Is Coming To South Florida This August

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The cheerleaders are ready for The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) .

News Americas, FORT-LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. July 21, 2017:

Cricket – A popular Caribbean sport’s tourney is returning to South Florida this August.

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty/20 cricket will be back in Lauderhill, Florida, for the second successive year, for four matches on August 5 and 6.

The matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill.   Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

West Indies stars offered ‘temporary amnesty’ by board

Hard-line selection policy to be relaxed

With West Indies in a race to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their cricket board has offered “temporary amnesty” to the players who do not fit their selection criteria in order to have them available to play ODIs. This could pave way for the return of stars such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree as soon as next month when the team is scheduled for a tour of England, as had been earlier reported by ESPNcricinfo.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has had a stringent policy of picking only those players who are active in the domestic one-day tournament for 50-over internationals. But, with one eye on putting the best XI on the park, the board and the West Indies Players Association have called a truce.

Read more: http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/story/1111680.html

Also read:

‘There is still a lot of life in Chris Gayle’

Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite – poor year or not

Click here: http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/1111128.html

Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket: Chanderpaul Should be Recalled! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

It doesn’t matter whether the ball is pink, blue or white or whether it’s round, square or oblong. Shivnarine Chanderpaul will make runs. As he nears his 43rd birthday there is still life in those limbs; the twinkle in his eyes suggests that he sees the ball early. He has in his quiver arrows programmed to halt the trajectory of the turning ball.

Has there ever been a cricketer like Shivnarine Chanderpaul? At an age when most sportsmen and women call it a day Chanderpaul rolls on like old man river! His appetite for scoring has not dimmed with the passing years. In fact, he is as hungry as ever to score runs and those half his age watch in awe, from the other end, as Chanderpaul build his innings and weather the storm.       Continue reading

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers? – By Albert Baldeo

Who is the greatest cricketer — Bradman or Sobers?

Albert Baldeo – Sunday, July 09, 2017 – Jamaica Observer

Where are your heroes, Caribbean, show them to me” — Dave Martins and the Tradewinds

BRADMAN… says Sobers’ 254 was greatest innings he had seen on Australian soil

To understand what cricket supremacy means in a global context to the average Caribbean man is best summarised by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica Michael Manley;“The West Indies are Third World countries, but we belong and are in the First World of Cricket.”

Cricket is not only a religion in the Caribbean, but it best defines the region in any context. Regional political integration has followed cricket as a unifying and defining force.      Continue reading

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