J/ca put the choke on B/dos

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Lanky pacer Christopher Powell grabbed a five-wicket haul as defending champion Jamaica put the choke on Barbados on the first day of the third series of matches in the Regional Under-19 three-day Championship here yesterday.

Man arrested for throwing bottle at Bolt

LONDON,  (Reuters) – A man was arrested for throwing a plastic bottle at Usain Bolt and the seven other competitors just before the start of the 100 metres final at the Olympics yesterday, London’s Metropolitan Police said.

Windies sweep test series

-Chanderpaul, Roach help seal win

West Indies Celebrate Their Digicel Series Win vs New Zealand West Indies v New Zealand courtesy LaTouche

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Typically stoic batting from Shivnarine Chanderpaul and a career-best knock from Kemar Roach allowed West Indies to formalise a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test yesterday here.

England toil for wickets as storms intervene

LEEDS, England,  (Reuters) – England failed to make a breakthrough before rain forced the abandonment of play at 1715 (1615 GMT) on the fourth day of the second test at Headingley yesterday as South Africa reached 39 without loss in their second innings.

Solozano slams unbeaten ton against Guyana

PINE BASIN, Barbados,  CMC – Opening batsman Jeremy Solozano slammed an unbeaten century to lead a Trinidad and Tobago assault on Guyana’s bowling on the first day of their Regional Under-19 three-day Champion third round match here  yesterday.

Pompey flames out!

Aliann Pompey

From Orin Gordon in London Aliann Pompey was apologetic. “I got your message,” she told me as she came off the track in her last race for Guyana at an Olympic Games.

Deonarine 4-37 bowls Windies into winning position

Narsingh Deonarine appeals successfully for Brendan  McCullum’s wicket on yesterday’s third day of the second Digicel test match between the West Indies and New Zealand at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Photo courtesy LaTouche

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Marlon Samuels defied a dropped chance and the “distraction” of the women’s Olympic 100 metres final being shown in the ground to score a pivotal 52 that fortified West Indies’ bid for a series-clinching victory over New Zealand in the second Test here yesterday.

Marlon’s masterclass

Marlon Samuels acknowledges his fourth Test century and his first in the Caribbean West on Day Two of the second Test between West Indies and New Zealand. Photo courtesy LaTouche

With West Indian attention firmly set on London and our special stars at the Olympics on track and in pool, a breathtaking individual performance in the team discipline that first established the region’s sporting excellence passed on Friday at a hallowed Caribbean cricket venue without the acclaim it truly deserved.

For silver medalist Priscilla it’s all in the genes

— Caribbean Under-13 number-two ranked player Priscilla Greaves’ table tennis success could be attributed to genetics as much as it is due to talent, sacrifice and hard work

Priscilla Greaves after returning from Santo Domingo last year.

Says Iva Wharton Mention the name Colin France and the image of a table tennis ball readily springs to mind. That is because Colin France is a household name in Guyana and his name is synonymous with table tennis.

Collins banished from 100m after leaving camp

Kim Collins

LONDON,  CMC – St Kitts and Nevis’ most decorated athlete Kim Collins was  yesterday barred from competing in the men’s Olympic 100 metres for breaching team rules and says his career for the tiny Caribbean country could now be over.

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