Caribbean

Fri
28
Nov

Barbados take CAC Games medal tally to three

Kierre Beckles

Barbados has now won three medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

The tally climbed after Kierre Beckles 13.47-second clocking brought her bronze in the Women's 100-metre hurdles event.

Colombia's Marcela Florez won in 13.19, beating her countrywoman Maria Merlano in a photo finish.

Barbados faced even more success after the squash pair of Gavin Cumberbatch and Karen Meakins also won Bronze.

The duo earned the medal by defeating Mexico's Diana Garcia and Alfredo Avila in straight sets, 11-9 and 11-2. 

The bronze medals came after Levi Cadogan’s 100-metre silver medal.

 

Fri
28
Nov

Grenades move closer to the top in ABFA Premier Division

Ascot Arcade Parham are now under threat at the top of the ABFA Premier Division after Grenades FC 5-1 thrashing of Fort Road at the Antigua Recreation Grounds left them just a point adrift.

Alex Anderson struck twice, once in the opening minute and again in the 13th to start the ball rolling for the Grenades.

Rakeem Henry got onto the scoresheet in the 8th minute to give his team a 2-0 cushion.

Hulio Fernandez, scored Fort Road’s only goal in the 45th minute.

Interestingly, Grenades victory is all the more impressive because goalkeeper Wellington Agramonte was booted from the game for using abusive language.

At 3-1, even with a man’s disadvantage, the game was over and when Tazio Williams netted in the 73rd minute, there was no coming back. Five minutes later, the rout was complete with a Tyio Simon strike.

Thu
27
Nov

Barbados surfer takes Puerto Rican title

Chelsea Tuach is the Association of Professional Surfing of Puerto Rico (APSPR) Corona Pro Series champion, the first Barbadian to be named so.

At the weekend Tuach won the Open Women's Pro event in Middles, Isabela, Puerto Rico for the second time. The event was part of the 26th edition of the Corona Pro.

Tuach, who was competing in the Corona Pro for the first time, had won the first event of the series in November and finished third at March at Rincón, before her first-place finish on the weekend.

The Barbadian surfer had a slice of luck, as the swells at the event were similar to those she navigates at the Soup Bowl in Bathseba, where she lives.

That familiarity proved more-than-helpful as she successful mounted forehand attacks on the peeling, shoulder-high, right hand waves. 

 

Thu
27
Nov

Former Stoke City player with Barbadian roots

Thomas ‘Tom’ James Soares is a 28-year-old midfielder who plays for Greater Manchester side Bury FC in England’s League 2.

The 6 footer, who was born in Reading, is eligible to represent the country of his parents, Barbados.

His older brother Louie Soars already represents the Barbados and he would love his younger brother to be on board.

Though Barbados were not one of the teams with a chance at playing in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the unit does have hopes of, one day, making it to the World Cup. Attracting players like Soares is a step in the right direction. World Cup Qualifiers for the 2018 event begin early 2016.

Tom Soares played in the Premier League with Stoke City in the 2008-09 season, notching seven games in the top flight before being sent on three loan spells before he finally settled at Bury FC.

Thu
27
Nov

Cadogan brings Barbados first CAC Games medal

On Tuesday Barbados earned their first Central American and Caribbean Games Medal after Levi Cadogan bagged Silver in the Men's 100 meters event.

Interestingly, that silver could have easily been of another mineral, as Cadogan went to the tape along with Rolando Palacios of Honduras. 

The two could not be separated by time, both clocking 10.27 seconds, a photo separating the two.

 

Thu
27
Nov

Street tennis kingpin has quarter-final scare

Julian 'Michael Jackson' White almost did not make the semi finals of the Massy United Insurance Clash Of The Titans when he faced Dario Hinds on Monday night.

BBD$12,000 were on the line and White had to pull out a final set that was one for the ages.

Earlier, Hinds had rebounded from a first-set 14-21 loss to take the second 21-14.

Hinds must have felt he was about to achieve something great when he led the third set 10-4. Things got worse for White and Hinds could see the light at the end of the tunnel when the scores stood at 13-7. 

That was to be the last time White would be giving him anything and Hinds was forced to work for the next three points and that's all he would have, with the 'World Boss' of Street Tennis line-driving his way to a 21-16 third set victory.

Thu
27
Nov

St George's blunt JC hopes, bag Walker Cup title

St George’s College have shattered Jamaica College's (JC) dreams of winning four senior schoolboy football titles in a season.

The North Street-based school surprised JC 3-2 to win the ISSA/LIME Walker Cup Knockout on a wet surface at the Constant Spring field today (November 27).

JC entered the final as big favourites after winning the $1-million LIME Super Cup Knockout and the prestigious ISSA/LIME Manning Cup.

However, the Miguel Coley-coached team failed to match St George’s College in the first half and conceded three goals.

Shevon Stewart handed St George’s College a well-deserved lead in the 10th minute and then in pouring rain, Gregory Messam (26th minute penalty) and Amoy Brown (41st minute) increased the lead to 3-0 going into the break.

Thu
27
Nov

BPL on Digicel SportsMax (Sunday)

Check out which Barclay's English Premier League games come your way on Digicel SportsMax on Sunday.

Thu
27
Nov

BPL on Digicel SportsMax (Saturday)

Check out which Barclay's English Premier League games come your way on Digicel SportsMax on Saturday.

Thu
27
Nov

Trinidad and Tobago mines CAC shot put gold

Trinidad and Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel promised to close off 2014 on a high and she did just that, taking the gold medal in the Shot Put event at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico today.

At the Heriberto Jara Corona Stadium Borell’s first attempt was 17.84 metres.

Borel kept improving with every throw with Yaniuvis Lopez of Cuba close behind in second place.

The Trinidadian shot putter's final attempt went 18.99, sealing the gold medal as Lopez could only manage 17.88.

Colombian Milena Sandra Lemos was third.

The medal for Borel was the second gold for T&T taking their total CAC Games medal tally to 10.

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