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ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 – Aussies, Different Class

As expected, Australia easily won the recently concluded ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand. In the final against defending champions England, the Aussie women simply outclassed their perennial rivals to win the match by 71 runs. The … Continue reading

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Cheltenham National Hunt Festival 2022: Blackmore Seals It Late

Well, what more can you say about the Irish jump jockey sensation Rachael Blackmore and her racing trainer compatriot, Henry De Bromhead, as they capped off the 2022 Cheltenham Festival with victory in the yesterday’s main event – Gold Cup … Continue reading

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Shelly-Ann Delivers Landmark Performance on Jamaican Soil

When Shelly -Ann Fraser Pryce blitzed the 100m last Saturday at 9.15 a.m.ish to obliterate the national record in a pulsating 10.63 it shook the foundations of athletics. In becoming the 2nd fastest woman of 100m ever Fraser-Pryce did something … Continue reading

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Viva Maradona

I first became aware of the essence of Diego Maradona back in the late 1970s whilst I was growing up in Jamaica. Not that I had any chance of seeing the great man kick a ball then due to limited … Continue reading

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What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 15/5/20

In Jamaica I Learnt Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) board announced that final school exams will be held in July. Jamaica disagrees with CXC and the fellow members of CARICOM; is keen for a much later date. Some Jamaican high school … Continue reading

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Deryck Murray: Sobers bowled faster than Hall and Griffith

The above remark by former West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman-Deryck Murray- drew a surprised reaction from myself and indeed his interviewer Andrew Mason on Mason & Guest (Voice of Barbados). Murray described how Sir Garfield Sobers, during a spell, could step up … Continue reading

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Larry Gomes Speaks!!!

As a life-long fan of West Indian cricket there are many of players who brought joy to us that we know very little about. Most let their cricket do all the talking, so few wrote memoirs. Larry Gomes – who … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed the Child Snatching Billionaire?

In light of the recent statement by the English courts that the ruler of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum “orchestrated the abduction of two of his daughters – one from the streets of Cambridge, ” it will be interesting … Continue reading

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My Athlete of the Decade: Novak Djokovic, Not Bolt or Lebron

If only Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was American and not Eastern European. Then his sporting achievements during the past decade would have given him a greater chance of making Associated Press‘ top five athletes of the 2010s. AP went … Continue reading

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Coe Needs a Red Card from Athletics

If Seb Coe remains head of the IAAF for much longer he is going to ruin the sport with his conservative approach. Coe’s recent announcement to remove  the discus, 200m, 3000m steeplechase and triple jump  from next season’s Diamond League … Continue reading

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