Caribbean

Wed
18
Oct

Irving and LeBron shaken by Hayward injury

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving said Gordon Hayward's fractured ankle brought back memories of Paul George's serious injury in 2014.

Kyrie Irving said Gordon Hayward's sickening injury on debut for the Boston Celtics is one of the worst he has seen as Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James sent his well-wishes.

Hayward, 27, fractured his left ankle early in Boston's NBA season-opening 102-99 loss to the Cavs on Tuesday.

The All-Star was making his bow for the Celtics after arriving from the Utah Jazz amid much fanfare but it ended it agony after coming down on his ankle as he jumped in an effort to catch a pass during the first quarter.

Celtics and Cavs players turned away in horror as Hayward grimaced in pain at Quicken Loans Arena, and fellow Celtics debutant Irving – facing his former team – was immediately reminded of Paul George's gruesome leg injury for Team USA in 2014.

Tue
17
Oct

Bulls' Mirotic out indefinitely after fight with team-mate

Nikola Mirotic will be sidelined indefinitely after a fight with Chicago Bulls team-mate Bobby Portis.

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely after getting into a fight with a team-mate during practice, the team said on Tuesday.

Mirotic, 26, suffered a concussion and facial fractures after a physical altercation with fellow forward Bobby Portis.

The Bulls, who open their season against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, confirmed the incident in a widely reported statement.

"Chicago Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic had a physical altercation during today's practice," the statement read.

"As a result of the incident, Mirotic suffered a concussion and maxillary fractures. Surgery is likely required. Mirotic is out indefinitely.

"The Bulls are evaluating disciplinary action. An update will be provided when applicable."

Mirotic signed a two-year, $27million contract to return to the team in the offseason.

Tue
17
Oct

SSFL Watch: Sharkeel Louison wants first place for Fyzabad

Fyzabad midfielder Sharkeel Louison talks about his short and long-term ambitions.

Tue
17
Oct

Money woes force GCF to withdraw from Caribbean Road Racing Championships

Claire Fraser

The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) has been forced to withdraw a team to the Caribbean Elite Road Racing Championships citing financial restrictions as the primary cause.

According to GCF Assistant Joseph Britton the association has been put in a precarious position following the failure of the country’s corporate community to support the venture.  Five cyclists Geron Williams, Jermaine Burrowes, Paul DeNobrega, Jamal John and Shaquel Agard, an alternate, were originally slated to represent the team.  The list was, however, revised with the GCF omitting Williams and Burrowes and including Agard and Alonzo Ambrose another rider Clair Fraser-Green on the team.

Tue
17
Oct

Lack of funds grounds fighter for World Para-Taekwondo Championships

Shauna-Kay Hines

Jamaica para-athlete Shauna-kay Hines is lamenting not being able to represent her country at the World Para-Taekwondo Championships, in London, from October 19-22. She finds herself in this predicament despite winning silver medals at her last two competitions.

Why? Because of a lack of funding.

“I am writing this post with a grieving heart,” she posted on her Facebook page on the weekend.

“After representing my country in two Para-Taekwondo competitions, earning a historic silver medal at the US Open in February, and again silver at the 18th Aruba Taekwondo International tournament in May, I formed the view that Jamaica would rally and support the Jamaica Paralympic Association going forward.

Tue
17
Oct

LeBron to play in Cavs' opener against Celtics

The Cleveland Cavaliers will have star forward LeBron James for their NBA opener against the Boston Celtics.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James is going to play in Cleveland's season opener against the Boston Celtics.

Head coach Tyronn Lue announced prior to Tuesday's game that the team's best player would be in the starting lineup.

James sprained his ankle on September 27 and was held to one preseason game because of the injury.

He was listed as questionable prior to the start of the game.

Tue
17
Oct

Iguodala out of Warriors' season opener against Rockets

The Golden State Warriors confirmed Andre Iguodala's absence, with the two-time champion still recovering from a back strain.

Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors will be without Andre Iguodala for their season opener against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

The Warriors confirmed Iguodala's absence prior to tip-off, with the two-time champion still recovering from a back strain.

Iguodala averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists for the Warriors during the regular season in 2016-17.

In the playoffs as the Warriors trumped the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the 33-year-old averaged 7.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Meanwhile, the Warriors also announced that forward Omri Casspi is available to play despite a mild ankle sprain.

Tue
17
Oct

Ambris urges team to stick to plan to win series against Sri Lanka 'A'

Sunil Ambris

 Sunil Ambris urged his Windies “A” teammates to stick to the plan when they face Sri Lanka “A” in the second “Test”, starting on Wednesday at the Trelawny Multiplex Stadium in Jamaica.

Ambris hit his fourth first-class century (106) which was the foundation for the Windies “A” first innings total of 364 for eight declared that paved the way for an innings-and-13-run victory in the weather-affected first “Test” which ended last Saturday.

“We stuck to the task very well and we played as a team in the first ‘Test. The guys were very focused all the way through and it was a total team effort. We just need do the same thing in this game, as we did in the previous match,” said Ambris on the eve of the second Test.

Tue
17
Oct

Jamaican umpire Joseph Clarke to create history at Hong Kong badminton tourney

Joseph Clarke

Jamaican badminton umpire Joseph Clarke, the country’s highest-ranked official, will create history next month by being the first Jamaican to Umpire to officiate at the 2017 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton Tournament.

 The tournament, which is part of the BWF Super Series, will be staged in Hong Kong from November 21-26, 2017 and offers a cash prize of US$400,000.

Clarke said he is excited at the opportunity as it again allows a Jamaican to officiate at a major international event. He said that being the first Jamaican to officiate at the prestigious tournament, is always added pressure as good performances can open doors for other Jamaicans.

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