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Baird’s coach denounces threats to Pompey

`At no point we wanted Kadecia to go over Aliann’

Kadecia Baird and her coach Shaun Dietz.

United States of America-based Jamaica track and field coach Shaun Dietz says he wishes to denounce all the threats by unknown persons to three-time Olympian Aliann Pompey following the recent success of his athlete Kadecia Baird at the World Junior Championships last week in Barcelona Spain.

Miraculously, Joseph does it again

-come from two games down to win his second Junior CASA title

Nyron Joseph

When most players would have lost hope and given up, Nyron Joseph produced his best squash to relinquish a two-game deficit en-route to becoming the 2012 Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Caribbean Under 17 Champion last night at the Liguanea Club Kingston Jamaica.

Jamaica reclaims AFNA title

From Iva Wharton in Trinidad After their one year absence the Jamaica’s national netball team on Saturday reclaimed the Americas Federation of Netball Association (AFNA) title from defending champions Trinidad and Tobago who fell to third place.

Table tennis team strikes gold, bronze

Guyana’s Under-13 table tennis girls’ team of Jamaali Homer, Priscilla Greaves and Kristie Lopes defeated Jamaica in the final of the team event at the seventh Pre-cadet and cadet championships in Jamaica.

Fudadin, Deonarine named in first test squad

Narsingh Deonarine

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies selectors  yesterday announced a largely predictable squad for the opening Test against New Zealand starting here Wednesday, with the erratic Denesh Ramdin returning as vice-captain but no room found for speedster Fidel Edwards.

Alonso pulls away with German GP victory

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso led from pole position to chequered flag to win the German Grand Prix for Ferrari  yesterday while Germany’s Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was stripped of second place for an overtaking infringement.

Fung-A-Fat wins fourth CASA title

Mary Fung-A-Fat

Guyana’s female team captain Mary Fung-A-Fat won her fourth Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Caribbean title last night at the Liguanea Club Kingston Jamaica after defeating teammate Ashley deGroot.

Shillingford bags five but match ends in draw

Shane Shillingford

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Off-spinner Shane Shillingford’s five-wicket haul on the final day of the three-day match against New Zealand  yesterday was not enough to earn him a spot in the first Test squad against the tourists starting Wednesday.

Windwards, B/dos race to second wins

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Lenico Boucher’s unbeaten century fired Barbados to their second straight win while Windward Island produced yet another brilliant run chase to also post their second victory, on the final day of the second round of matches in the West Indies Cricket Board Under-15 Championship here  yesterday.

Wiggins becomes Britain’s first winner

Bradley Wiggins

PARIS, (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins was greeted by thousands of Union Jack-waving fans on the Champs Elysees when he claimed the 99th edition of the Tour de France to become the first British winner of the famous race  yesterday.

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