Persaud wins fifth round despite loss to Khan

Former national chess champion Kriskal Persaud makes a move against Anthony Drayton during Sunday’s fifth round of the inaugural Red Cherry tournament at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club.

Despite losing to national chess champion Taffin Khan; former national champion Kriskal Persaud was declared the winner of the penultimate round of the inaugural Red Cherry ladder tournament on Sunday at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street.

Usain, again!

Defending champion Usain Bolt settled the dispute over who is the fastest man in the World by shattering his Olympic 100m record on his way to capturing gold, again

Usain Bolt celebrates his 100m win yesterday with one of his trademark poses.

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Usain Bolt fired up a cool evening at London’s Olympic Stadium as only he can when he retained his 100 metres title with a thrilling reassertion of his status as the world’s supreme sprinter yesterday.

Persaud makes it two in a row

-Reagan Rodrigues Memorial race

Winners and runners up of this year’s eight annual Reagan Rodrigues cycle road race pose with their winning spoils with National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohamed and members of the Rodrigues’ family. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell Carlton Wheelers Cycle Club rider Robin Persaud made it two in a row yesterday by speeding off with the winner’s trophy of the eighth annual Reagan Rodrigues Memorial 50-mile cycle road race.

Jamaicans celebrate ‘sheer brilliance’ as Bolt sprints to gold

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  (Reuters) – Hundreds of Jamaicans who braved the wind and heavy rain to watch outdoor screenings of the Olympic 100 meters final  yesterday, erupted in wild celebration, blowing horns, banging pots and pans and waving flags, as their star sprinter Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt retained his title.

James moves closer to winning Olympic gold

LONDON,  CMC – Grenadian Kirani James came one step closer to adding an Olympic gold medal to his World title when he clocked a season-best time to win his semi-final and surge into the final of the men’s 400 metres at the 30th Olympiad here yesterday.

Hikers Hockey Club hosts junior camp

The Hikers Hockey Club’s fourth annual junior hockey camp begins today and ends August 18. Originally scheduled for the St. Stanislaus College ground, the camp will now be held at the school’s indoor forum

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.

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