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The West Indies cricket team has officially lost their top spot in the ICC T20 world rankings, after India triumphantly swept Australia 3 to 0 in their 3-match series this past Sunday. India now has 120 rating points, just two more than the West Indies, currently ranking second. India have hit top form in the T20 format ahead of the...

The HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will welcome international talent  for this year's Player Draft which is set to take place in Barbados on Thursday February 11. International stars confirmed include Twenty20 heavyweights Francois “Faf” du Plessis, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Watson. This will be the inaugural inclusion of marquee international players in the CPL Draft and the CPL has...

Pembroke Pines-based Jamaican Swimmer Alia Atkinson showed off her Olympic form recently at the Arena Pro Swim Series. Atkinson achieved Olympic-qualifying times in three separate events. She opened the meet with a stellar performance in the preliminaries of the Women’s 200 meters breaststroke, clocking 2:29.18 minutes, which is well below the Olympic qualifying time of 2:34.99. The 27-year-old also surged...

Florida Memorial University women's basketball snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night at the Wildcat Center. The Lady Lions picked up their third Sun Conference win of the season over Johnson & Wales University with a score of 84-72. Florida Memorial spread the ball around in the first quarter and played good defense to close out the first quarter of play tied up...

Trinidadian center back Julius James has been signed to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, after impressing the team with his recent performances in the Florida Cup. James, 31, signs with the Strikers after impressing in the 2016 Florida Cup. He started and played 90 minutes at center back in both matches against FC Schalke 04 and Independiente Santa Fe. He also...

The player draft for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament has been scheduled for February 11 in Barbados. This year’s competition will see a number of changes that may see more Diaspora cricket players from the U.S. in the league. New reforms in the rules have increased the number of players who must live in the franchise...

Batting legend Brian Lara believes recently retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul should have been afforded the time to make a graceful exit from the game. Hailing Chanderpaul as one of the “giants of West Indies cricket”, Lara said he was disappointed the 41-year-old had been axed from the Test team without having the opportunity to have a “proper send-off”. “Shiv,...

The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will miss two weeks of training following a recent ankle injury the track star sustained during a recent training session. The Jamaican sprinter, however, says the injury is minor. He will only be taking a break from training as a precaution, and it will not affect his preparations for the 2016 Olympics in...

Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has called time on his illustrious 22-year international career, eight months after being axed from the Test squad. In an email to the West Indies Cricket Board, the 41-year-old indicated he would no longer be available for selection to the senior team. Chanderpaul, who played a record 164 Tests, was controversially axed last May by West Indies...

Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) once again kicks off its annual Soccer Super & Maters League for the 2016 season. This promises to be another exciting season, which will feature several teams vying for the 2016 CASA Super and Masters League titles. In addition to the soccer tournament, sports fans can also come see Netball Youth Sports Association’s (NYSA) much-anticipated...