Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

A power struggle for leadership of Venezuela that threatens to further destabilize the country has impacted the Gold Cup preparations of Trinidad and Tobago.

T&T were to have played in a friendly against the rising South American footballing power in a friendly on May 29 in Caracas that would have served as part of the twin-island republic’s preparation for the June 15 - July 7 CONCACAF flagship event.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on April 30 had led a failed military uprising in a bid to oust Nicolás Maduro.

On Saturday Guaidó said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Maduro to resign.

A once-wealthy oil nation, Venezuela has sunk into economic and social collapse marked by soaring inflation and a scarcity of basic goods that has sent an estimated 3.7 million of its citizens to emigrate.

Fortunately for the Soca Warriors, the game was just one of two friendlies, with the integrity of a game against Japan in Osaka on June 5 still in tact.

Trinidad and Tobago are in Group D of the Gold Cup’s preliminary round and take on Panama first up, before the United States and first-time qualifiers, Guyana.

The talent in the Caribbean at the under-19 level has impressed Windies under-19 coach Graeme West. 

Mustafizur Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza have continued to pose problems for the Windies, restricting the visitors playing in the Walton Tri-Series to just 247-9 in their 50 overs earlier on Monday in Dublin Ireland. 

Windies middle-order batsman turned opener, Sunil Ambris, is filled with pride at becoming the first man from St Vincent and the Grenadines to score an international century after his heroics for the Windies saw the Caribbean side romping to a five-wicket victory against Ireland in the Walton Tri-Series in Malahide Cricket Ground in Dublin on Saturday. 

The BMW Jamaica Classic, the only stop of the PGA Latinoamerica tour in the Caribbean has, for the third time in as many starts, attracted massive names, guaranteeing wonderful golf at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay comes Thursday, May 16. 

Trinbago Knight Riders announced today that they have signed Kieron Pollard as their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which will be played from 4 September 4 to 12 October 2019. 

St Vincent and the Grenadines batsman Sunil Ambris has scored his maiden One Day International century for the Windies, getting to three figures in a Walton Tri-Series ODI game against Ireland.

A century from Ireland batsman Andy Balbirnie has put the visiting Windies behind the eight-ball during the fourth match of the Walton Tri-Series in Dublin. 

Canada, on Thursday, booked their spot in the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship with a 4-0 win over Curacao and in so doing, ending all Caribbean interest in the competition. 

El Salvador are through to the next round of the CONCACAF U17 Championship after getting the better of Jamaica’s young Reggae Boyz in their round-of-16 clash at the IMG Academy Field 11 on Wednesday.

El Salvador ran out 2-1 winners courtesy of 45th opener from Styven Vasquez and a strike that put the game out of reach from Jorge Flores in the 70th minute of play.

The Reggae Boyz would pull one back from Rajay Wright in the 82nd minute.

The two teams were close in a number of areas, with the El Salvadorians taking their chances and making the difference between the teams.

The first goal of the game, for instance, was an absolute howler after Vasquez, swinging a cross into the box, must have thanked his lucky stars with the delivery making a mockery of goalkeeper, Shamar Haffendon’s position.

The Reggae Boyz would not get back into the game after that.

With the West Indies allowing a number of its players in the Indian Premier League to remain during a tour of Ireland for a tri-nation series involving Bangladesh, there is a rare opportunity for places at the ICC Cricket World Cup. 

Sprinting legend Veronica Campbell-Brown is no longer the fastest junior to ever grace a Jamaican track after former Convent of Mercy Academy student Kiara Grant, shaved one-hundredth of a second from her national junior record on Saturday.

Running at the MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T in Greenboro for Norfolk State University, Grant, a sophomore was a creditable second in the women’s 100 metre.

The former Alpha girl clocked 11.11 seconds to eclipse Campbell-Brown’s 11.12-second record set in 2000 but had to settle for second behind North Carolina senior, Kayla White, who dipped below the 11-second barrier to win in 10.96.

Grant split the major places with North Carolina freshman, Cambrea Sturgis finishing third in 11.22.

The time puts Grant in rarified air, alongside Double World Under-20 sprint champion, Briana Williams, who has gone as quick as 11.13 seconds in her lifetime, and Edwin Allen sprint sensation, Kevona Davis.

Davis’, a World U18 Championships bronze medallist, quickest time to date has been 11.16 seconds.

The three mark the seriousness of the sprinting talent among the women in Jamaica, all showing signs of continuing the legacy of the country over the shortest distance on the world stage.

The Jamaica Tallawahs and the Government of Jamaica have done away with their back and forth over support for the franchise in place of a long-term agreement.

The 2019 edition of the Racers Grand Prix will be held, as usual, on the second Saturday in June at Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston. 

Portmore United are the Red Stripe Premier League champions for the second time in a row, though the night at the National Stadium in Kingston was marred by a couple of alarming stoppages. 

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