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After a string of injuries, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake showed he is back in fighting form, winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.95 seconds at the recent MVP Classic meet held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. After a late start from the blocks, Blake was able to recover nicely and accelerate against a tail-wind of 1.6 mps....

Newly minted North American Soccer League (NASL) team, Miami FC, already has plans to give back to their new home, with a partnership with Play for Change (PFC) to help support the development of PFC’s “Kick It program.” Play for Change, the charity working across the globe to provide opportunities for children from disadvantaged communities to play, learn and develop,...

Cricketer Darren Powell was born On this day in Caribbean history April 15, 1978, former West Indian cricketer, Darren Brent Lyle Powell was born. Powell, who started playing cricket at the age of 9, was a right arm fast medium bowler and a right-hand batsman and has played for the West Indies, Gauteng, Hampshire, Jamaica, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, and...

Team Trinidad and Tobago enjoyed a confident victory against India by 51 runs in the Lauderhill T20 International Cricket tournament last weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Trinidad and Tobago piled up 117 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs after a solid 61 runs opening partnership between National USA player Timothy Surajbally (33) and Neil Mungal...

Rugby player Courtney “Cortz’ Dwight Smith was born On this day in Caribbean American history, on April 14, 1971, Courtney “Cortz’ Dwight Smith, a retired Canadian professional rugby player was born. Smith played on the Canadian national team from 1995 to 1999. Smith, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, held the wing-back position for all of his career. His test debut...

Tom Moody expects emerging local talent to make “significant inroads” this season Six stars from the victorious West Indies Under-19 squad will feature in the 2016 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the franchises completed their player rosters for the forthcoming campaign. Three Caribbean players have been retained by their home teams; West Indies Under-19 captain Shimron Hetmyer(Guyana Amazon Warriors), fast bowler...

Sport Minister, the Honourable Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has called on stakeholders within the sporting fraternity to join her in lobbying for greater gender equality in sport, particularly in the game of the cricket. Jamaica’s Minister of Sports, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, says a decision to deny a female student at the Eltham High School in the central parish of St. Catherine, the change...

At least five countries are down to participate in the 2016 CARIFTA Water Polo Championships being held at the Marlins Aquatics Club in West Moorings from Friday to Sunday. Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, Bonaire and the hosts have so far been confirmed for the event being staged by the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) National Water Polo Committee. T&T...

Guyanese boxing legend Patrick Ford defeats Alejandro Garcia On this day in history Guyanese boxing legend Patrick Ford defeated Alejandro Garcia on April 8, 1985. Born on December 15, Patrick Ford was a Guyanese and British Commonwealth Featherweight champion boxer. Ford was credited with paving the way for Guyanese professional boxers that followed.  During his professional boxing career he won...

Four days of Caribbean cricket confirmed for July Riding on the euphoria of the recent victory of the West Indies men’s and women’s ICC World Cup in India, local cricket fans can look forward to another round of Caribbean cricket magic this summer, as the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) confirms dates for the league's first cricket games in South Florida. The historic games...