FIFA kicks Russia out of World Cup

Russia will be barred from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and other international sports competitions after FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) levied extraordinary sanctions in response to the invasion of Ukraine. FIFA, football’s world governing body, and UEFA, the sport’s European governing body, announced that they have banned all Russian national teams andContinue reading “FIFA kicks Russia out of World Cup”

T&T Olympic bronze medalist Deon Lendore dies in car crash

Deon Lendore, an Olympic bronze medal-winning sprinter for Trinidad & Tobago and former NCAA champion at Texas A&M, was killed in a head-on collision in Texas, state police said. He was 29. Lendore, a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M, died Monday after his car drifted across the center line, sideswiped a vehicle and thenContinue reading “T&T Olympic bronze medalist Deon Lendore dies in car crash”

Pro boxer gunned down in front of kids, in possible ‘road rage’ on Christmas Eve

A professional boxer from Maryland was killed in front of his girlfriend and three kids in a possible road rage shooting on Christmas Eve, according to police. Danny Kelly Jr., a 30-year-old resident of Clinton, Md., was driving to a holiday gathering with his children and gal pal in nearby Temple Hills on Friday afternoonContinue reading “Pro boxer gunned down in front of kids, in possible ‘road rage’ on Christmas Eve”

Racism scandal prompts Michael Holding to fire at ECB

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has ““failed terribly” over its handling of the Yorkshire racism scandal, according to Cayman resident Michael Holding.  In a statement released last week, the ECB chastised Yorkshire after the club determined no action was necessary despite an independent report upholding seven of 43 claims of bullying and racialContinue reading “Racism scandal prompts Michael Holding to fire at ECB”

West Indies fined 20% of match fee for slow over rate

West Indies have been fined 20 per cent of their match fees for maintaining a slow over rate during their 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka at the T20 World Cup in in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Defending champion West Indies were eliminated from the semifinals after losing their third game in Group 1 on Thursday against Sri Lanka.Continue reading “West Indies fined 20% of match fee for slow over rate”

Thompson-Herah clocks 2nd fastest time in women’s 100m history

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second fastest women’s 100m of all time at Saturday’s Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene. Leading an all-Jamaican podium just as the case at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month, Thompson-Herah powered home from her rivals to win in a new Jamaican national record and world-leading 10.54 seconds. Only AmericanContinue reading “Thompson-Herah clocks 2nd fastest time in women’s 100m history”

West Indies defeats Pakistan by single wicket in first Test

Kemar Roach’s battling 30 not out guided West Indies to an unforgettable one-wicket win over Pakistan in a gripping first Test at Sabina Park in Kingston. The hosts were set 168 to win after Pakistan’s final five wickets fell for 31 runs on day four on Sunday, with teenage paceman Jayden Seals claiming five for 55Continue reading “West Indies defeats Pakistan by single wicket in first Test”

Bucks crowned NBA champions for the first time since 1971

The Milwaukee Bucks were fairly quick champions after their inception. The team was founded in 1968, won a coin flip (ironically against the Phoenix Suns) for the right to draft Lew Alcindor a year later, and in 1971, they captured the franchise’s first championship. With their star big man in place, Milwaukee seemed likely to continue adding ringsContinue reading “Bucks crowned NBA champions for the first time since 1971”

England’s black players facing racial abuse

Report by: Reuters Black players in the England soccer team have been subjected to a storm of online racist abuse after their defeat in the final of Euro 2020, drawing wide condemnation from the squad’s captain, manager, royalty, religious leaders and politicians. Marcus Rashford, 23, Jadon Sancho, 21, and Bukayo Saka, 19, were the targetsContinue reading “England’s black players facing racial abuse”

Italy crowned European Champions

Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium, whichContinue reading “Italy crowned European Champions”