Bravo still committed to play for WI

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo says he is still committed to playing for the West Indies, but was forced to quit Test cricket because of the poor treatment meted out to him by selectors.Speaking ahead of his campaign in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades, Bravo told media here that with little interest coming from selectors, he had turned his attention to the lucrative Twenty20 leagues across the globe.”Until earlier this year, I was still interested to play Test cricket, but I have yet to hear anything from any selector, what their plans are for me, what my position is,” Bravo lamented.”I just decided it’s time to move on with my life and try to channel my energy in different places. I would have loved the opportunity to play Test cricket again, but since being dropped back in 2010, I never got the chance and I just decided to call it a day.”He continued: “I’m not shutting down my opportunities to represent the West Indies. I still, 100 per cent, want to play for the West Indies in one-day internationals and T20s.”The 32-year-old played the last of his 40 Tests five years ago after scoring 2,200 runs at an average of 31 and taking 86 wickets at an average of nearly 40. Following this protracted absence from the side, Bravo announced his retirement from the longer format in January this year.Ousted as captainHe was appointed one-day captain in 2013, but axed a year and a half later after he helped lead the players’ fight against the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association, which resulted in the controversial abandoned tour of India.Bravo said many West Indies players felt more respected outside of the Caribbean and this was behind their decision to ply their trade in tournaments like the Big Bash.”I get frustrated at times, not only for myself, but for all the other cricketers – Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell. We all want to represent West Indies,” Bravo said.”But, sometimes, the way we have been treated over the years … why should we actually fight with West Indies’ cricket when the rest of the world opens their arms for us?”Yes, they pay us well, but at the same time, we never feel disrespect in any way when we play for those teams around the world. We feel loved. We feel well-respected. Do we get that type of treatment back in the region? No, we don’t.”With the ICC T20 World Cup slated to bowl off in March next year, Bravo said he was taking nothing for granted about his selection.”I would love to think that I would be good enough and have done enough to get selected for the T20 World Cup, but I’m not saying anything. I don’t know,” he mused.last_img read more

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St Thomas top junior boxing champs

first_imgSt Thomas Boxing Club retained their hold on the Jamaica Boxing Board’s Youth and Junior Championships, when they came out ahead of five other gyms at the Stanley Couch Gym last Saturday night, with 12 points. Stanley Couch placed second with seven points, Savanna-la-mar had four points, Bruising Gym and Trench Town scored three each, Sugar Olympic picked up two points and Seaview Gym one point. The championship featured Junior boxers aged 14-15 and Youth Boxers 16 and 17 years. In the junior category, there was a lot of action and the St Thomas team, which is coached by AIBA 1-Star Judge Robert Napier, excelled. Lightweight Anthony Burke was their best boxer and in his bout against Shaquer Dobson from Sugar Olympic, he was dominant and won by TKO after only one minute and 56 seconds of the first round. He was voted the most outstanding junior boxer for this performance. His teammate, Reynaldo Roberts, also had a TKO victory over another boxer from Sugar Olympic Gym, Malachi Baker. The Youth division saw two excellent bouts. Menilik Russell from the Savanna-la-mar Gym won on points over Joshua Forrest Davidson from Seaview Gym, while Shavon Lindo from Bruising Gym, who is a technically sound boxer with a lot of promise, defeated Devenney Patterson from St Thomas on points. Russell was named the outstanding Youth Boxer. In other bouts, Joseph Russell defeated Michael McDonald on points. Shadine Nash defeated Kirkland Clarke on points, Javon Goldson scored a second round TKO victory over Rahmong Chung and Brandon Gordon from St Thomas scored a surprise victory over Daniel Hylton from Stanley Couch, who recently won a silver medal at a development tournament in Guyana.last_img read more

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Dr Paul Wright: Drug-free sport is attainable

first_img Icons protected It appears that anti-doping organisations around the world have very little interest in finding and announcing positive drug test results for the so-called icons of sports. We now know that credentials and expertise in anti-doping could also mean very little when a nation’s credibility is at stake. Lord Coe lamented publicly his disappointment at the absence of Russia from the World Indoor Championships, as he simultaneously held out hope that Russia could still send athletes to the Rio Olympics. Kenya had dates for compliance with World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) directives repeatedly postponed seemingly in a desperate effort to have them compete in Rio. The announcement that Ethiopia, Morocco, Ukraine, and Belarus are all on a list of countries not fully compliant with WADA’s anti-doping code was quickly followed by assurances that these countries were not banned from competing in the Olympics. The obvious question is: ‘What on earth is going on?’ The call from British athlete, Paula Radcliffe, for drug testers to be allowed visa-free entry to countries where independent testing is scheduled (as the issuance of a visa will alert cheaters that the tester is coming) has not received any support from the authorities, including the new head of the medical and anti-doping commission of the IAAF, South African Harold Adams, who replaced Gabriel Dolle, who is now banned for bribing athletes to conceal positive results. The answer to clean sports will only be achieved when those previously present when corruption was rife are removed and the selection of their replacements be removed from government appointees. Drug-free sport is attainable. All that is needed is the will to make sports drug-free. UKAD being investigated We now hear that this same group is being investigated by a former assistant police chief constable in Britain, Mr Andy Ward. This investigation became necessary as a British newspaper, the Sunday Times, published a report that alleges that a British doctor, Mark Bonar, had claimed that he provided numerous athletes, including Premier League footballers, England cricketers and Tour de France cyclists with banned substances such as EPO growth hormones and steroids. Amazingly, the report also indicates that UKAD was given information about the activities some two years ago by an athlete who was trying to reduce possible sanction after failing to submit to a drug test when called upon to do so. This whistle-blower even provided signed prescriptions for banned substances signed by the doctor, but alleges that UKAD refused to probe further, claiming that the accused physician was not associated with any organised sport. Yes, UKAD, the same organisation selected to lead the fight against doping in sports leading up to the Summer Olympics this year! Athletics remains the number one watched sport in the Olympics. This fact will be questioned as the fans of the sport watch the build-up to the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil this year. Doping scandal after doping scandal has left some of the fans wondering ‘just who is clean’. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced that the Swedish runner, Abeba Aregawi, has tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance meldonium and is provisionally banned from competition. Aregawi was the Ethiopia World indoor 1500-metre champion who switched allegiance to Sweden after the 2012 Olympics. Her ‘excuse’ for the positive test is that she was given tablets by a doctor in Ethiopia that she thought was vitamins! Thanks to whistle-blowers, we now know that doctors, coaches, drug testers and even those in charge of Anti-Doping Commissions have aided and abetted cheating in the sport of athletics. The present head of the IAAF, Lord Sebastian Coe, is facing mounting criticism as he tries to clean up a sport that now seems destined for life support as major sponsors withdraw their support. The United Kingdom Anti-Doping organisation (UKAD) was recently named as the body to oversee the anti-doping programme in Russia, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appointed UKAD as the secretariat for the task force that will coordinate the fight against doping in the build-up to this summer’s Olympics.last_img read more

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Benteke now a Liverpool player

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP):Liverpool signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rivals Aston Villa yesterday in a £32.5 million ($50.7 million) deal to strengthen the club’s attack for next season.A week after selling winger Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Liverpool met the release clause in Benteke’s contract with Villa and signed the 24-year-old forward to what it called “a long-term contract” at Anfield.Benteke, who joined Villa from Genke in 2012 and scored 49 goals in 101 appearances for the Midlands club, passed a medical in London earlier this week and completed the paperwork in Liverpool yesterday.”I think it was the right club for me, because I had a good chat with the manager and I wanted to be part of his project,” Benteke told Liverpool’s website. “I know Liverpool is a big story. They’ve won league titles and the Champions League five times and, of course, the UEFA Cup and a lot of trophies.”I’m very happy to be part of the Liverpool family now and I will do everything to make them happy and work hard for them and my teammates.”Benteke will not meet most of those new teammates until they return after Friday’s match against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur. However, he already knows a couple of them – goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and forward Divock Origi – from the Belgium national team.last_img read more

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Gayle, Bravo top CPL aggregates

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC):Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just-concluded Hero Caribbean Premier League though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates.The left-handed Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs, finished with 430 runs at an average of 61.50 and a strike rate of 160, hammering a highest score of 105, along with three half-centuries.He was ahead of St Lucia Zouks’ Andre Fletcher, who carved out 369 runs, while Marlon Samuels, the influential plyer of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was third in the aggregates with 325 runs.Only three other batsmen made it into the 300-run club. Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Lendl Simmons managed 317 runs, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel’s Jacques Kallis got 304, while Kieron Pollard, the Barbados Tridents’ talismanic captain, scored 303 runs.Gayle was by far the leading run-scorer for the Tallawahs and was just one of two players to get over 200 runs. Chadwick Walton scored 243.The Tallawahs, the 2013 champions, were knocked out by the Red Steel in the first semi-final, after finishing fourth in the preliminary round.Bravo, meanwhile, was outstanding with the ball as he propelled the Red Steel to their first CPL title. He finished the tournament with 28 wickets at an average of 11 and an economy rate of seven.The Tallawahs’ left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie picked up 16 wickets, while Amazon Warriors off-spinner Sunil Narine snared 14 wickets.Bravo, the Red Steel skipper, was at his most brilliant in the first semi-final against the Tallawahs, picking up a regional T20 career-best five for 23, to earn his side a 27-run win at Queen’s Park Oval.He picked up two for 19 from three overs in the second semi-final as the Red Steel won by six wickets, but went wicket-less in the final last Sunday as the hosts pulled off a 20-run win.last_img read more

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Harbour View’s Brian Brown back with a bang in RSPL

first_imgStriker Brian Brown looked like his old self on Sunday night as he marked his return to the Harbour View Stadium with one goal as the ‘Stars of the East’ recorded a rare win, 3-1 over Cavalier.The 2013-14 Golden Boot winner, who had 18 goals that season, had his 57th-minute goal sandwiched by Jorginho James’ 52nd-minute opener and substitute Kevaughn Frater’s 88th-minute finish, helping to bring back the attacking presence Harbour View lacked for most of the season.As he did in that season, Brown made it clear that he is ready to shoulder the attacking burden of his team.”Coming home to help Harbour View get to the top of the table and, hopefully, win the championship is where my mind is at right now, and then we will see what happens from there,” said the player who spent the last season and a half on loan to MLS club Philadelphia Union and NASL team Indy Eleven, respectively.Sunday night’s win followed four previous matches which were divided equally between draws and losses and helped them to narrow the gap on fourth-placed Humble Lion to two points, while keeping them firmly in fifth.DOWNINTHESTANDINGSThe vanquished Cavalier, on the other hand, who were let down by uncharacteristically poor defending, slipped a position to seventh as they were overtaken by UWI FC.The last season, Brown said, was not the greatest for him, and the rest of the season at Harbour View will be used to rebuild his game and confidence.”It wasn’t one of the greatest seasons for me, but going there (Indy Eleven) was a great experience. I learnt a lot. I played about 24 games and scored five goals.”The aim right now is to get back sharp, rebuild myself one step at a time, day by day and get my fitness up, and everything else will follow,” said the player who has been capped once by the national team.After the Indy Eleven season, Harbour View was what Brown needed.”I am great here. Harbour View is my home. It is not hard for me to fit in. These are guys I have played with before, mostly, and I have a great relationship with them, and to deliver in front of my home fans in only my second game back was special.”I plan to get one goal a game for the remaining games in the competition. I know I am one behind that target now, but I can catch up,” the player, who is eyeing more national caps, stated confidently.last_img read more

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Nadal, Venus ousted in first round of Australian Open

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):For five sets and nearly five hours, two chiselled Spanish left-handers went head to head again at the Australian Open.It wasn’t a semi-final this time, though, and It didn’t end nearly as well for Rafael Nadal, who lost 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to Fernando Verdasco and was eliminated in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for only the second time in a career that has netted him 14 major titles.Nadal won his only Australian title in 2009 after overcoming Verdasco in a five-hour, 14-minute semi-final – a match that still ranks among the classics at Melbourne Park.This time, Verdasco rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the last two sets and come from a break down in the fifth to win in 4:41 and reach the second round. Nadal’s only previous first-round exit in a Grand Slam was at Wimbledon in 2013, when he lost in straight sets to No. 135-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium.”It’s a hard and painful loss,” the fifth-seeded Nadal said. “He was playing amazing in the last set … more aggressive than me. He took more risks than me, and he won. Probably he deserved.”overshadowedNo. 2 Simona Halep and seven-time Grand Slam-winner Venus Williams also went out in the first round yesterday, when a series of upsets took some focus off a match-fixing controversy that had overshadowed the first day of the season’s first major.Halep, the 2014 French Open finalist, lost 6-4, 6-3 to Zhang Shuai, giving the No. 133-ranked Chinese qualifier her first win at a Grand Slam after 14 losses.”It’s OK. I don’t want to make this match like dramatic,” said Halep, who refused to blame an Achilles tendon problem for contributing to her third first-round loss in five years at Melbourne Park.After beating Halep, Zhang burst into tears when asked about breaking the drought.”I think in my life, it’s the best tennis,” she said. “To win against a top-two player, I’m so happy, so excited.”Williams lost 6-4, 6-2 to Johanna Konta, her eighth first-round loss at a major.No. 3 Garbine Muguruza and No. 7 Angelique Kerber advanced along with two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, who closed play on centre court with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Alison Van Uytvanck.No. 2-ranked Murray opened with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over Alexander Zvereva.last_img read more

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Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results forMarch 12, 2016Track Condition: GoodWeather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. SIMPLY THE BEST PFrancis 50.02. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 10L3. MEGATRON SEllis 53.0 1/2L4. GLYDER CBudhai 51.0 2 1/2LWIN: $94.00Final Time : 1:06.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – SUPA LEITrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : DONALD WEHBY & CLOVIS METCALFEBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $699.00 Ex: $1,267.00Trifecta: $494.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE*1. FREE RANGE DDawkins3 50.02. BIG BUCK JInnis4 51.0 3L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 6 1/2LWIN: $89.00PLACE: $75.00, $271.00, $135.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits : 23.2, 48.0Winner: 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO – PERFECT STORMTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner: MICHAEL MARLOWEBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $776.00 Ex: $1,067.00D/E: $156.00Superfecta: $5,995.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 53.02. RUNNING STAR DDawkins3 50.0 9L3. FLYING MACHINE SMuir 53.0 3/4L4. MEMORY OF TS RHalledeen 55.0 2 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – CLASSY CHANELTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TEST PILOTSBred by REEVES, EVERDEEN MAXWELLQu: $123.00 Ex: $186.0D/E: $142.00Superfecta: $485.00Rolling Triple: $326.00Race 4 1820 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. GO GO TRAIN JInnis4 47.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO BebHarvey3 52.5 Neck3. TROPICALDEPRESSION JPatterson4 49.0 4 1/2L4. PAPER N LACE OnBeckford4 50.5 1 1/2LWIN: $368.00PLACE: $101.00, $66.00, $109.00Final Time: 2:01.1 Splits : 27.2, 52.4, 1:18.0, 1:45.3Winner : 6yo b mare – WESTERN CLASSIC – SHANEISHATrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSENDBred by HARRY PARSARDQu: $455.00 Ex: $1,471.00D/E: $709.00Superfecta: $25,236.00Rolling Triple: $2,018.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. MIND SET OWalker 55.02. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 53.0 1 3/4L3. SHINE RMairs 54.0 3/4L4. STORMING DDawkins3 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner : 4yo colt – BURNING MARQUE – PROUD AGAINTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00D/E: $1,122.00Superfecta: $473.00Rolling Triple: $1,656.00Race 6 2000 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0*2. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 *1/1 1/2L3. BRIDLED PRINCESS JPatterson4 48.5 3/4L4. SNEAK PEEK DaneNelson 52.5 2L5. MINY LEE HLewis 53.0 3 1/2L6. MEET JUSTIN HPottinger4 50.5 1/2LWIN: $1,133.00PLACE: $190.00, $67.00, $260.00Final Time : 2:15.0 Splits : 25.4, 52.4, 1:17.3, 1:44.1Winner : 4yo colt – BRIDLED QUEST – LADY BALARITrainer : LANCE P. RICHARDS Owner : MICHAEL E KENNEDYBred by GRANVILLE BYLESQu: $1,972.00 Exacta: $5,697.00D/E: $3,322.00Trifecta: $9,175.00Hit-6 carry-over : $81,047.20Rolling Triple: $56,182.00Super-6: $84,913.80Race 7 1100 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 56.02. DREAMCOMETRUE DaneNelson 54.0 3L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 1 1/2L4. UNBREAKABLE BebHarvey3 52.0 3 1/2LWIN: $222.00PLACE: $232.00, $78.00, $165.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner: VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $476.00 Ex: $910.00D/E: $6,401.00Trifecta: $11,990.00Rolling Triple: $45,583.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 53.02. LIKE A LADY CChow 53.0 9/23. PATCH RWilson 53.5 7/2 Nose*4. HELLO LADY SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L5. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1LLate scratch : #5 EXECUTIVE CHARMWIN: $141.00PLACE: $77.00, $142.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – THE GOLDEN ONETrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : NICHOLAS WEHBYBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $443.00 Ex: $642.00D/E: $574.00Trifecta: $4,450.00Hi-5: $1,216.00Rolling Triple : (7-4-4) $27,455.00Pick-4 : $708,800.00RODERICK “PILOT” FRANCIS MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $650,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE NOV.12(Sponsored by B & D TRAWLING LTD).1. EL CLIENTE LSteadman3 54.02. EUSEBIA BebHarvey3 51.0 6L3. BURNING MEDIC AndrePowell4 52.0 2L4. REIGN OVER ALL RHalledeen 54.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $182.00PLACE: $105.00, $69.00, $138.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer: ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $323.00 Exacta: $513.00D/E: $415.00Superfecta: $4,549.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. BIG MISTAKE AndrePowell4 51.02. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman3 53.5 11 1/2L3. GUAVA GROUND RWilson 54.0 1 1/4L4. URBAN PRINCIPAL OBennett 56.0 1 1/4L5. ZOOMIN RLahoe 52.5 1 1/4LDNF: #7 ZANDRINA AMartin 54.0 2/1Late scratch : #2 DANCEHALL SWEET, #13 TAMARAQWIN: $139.00PLACE: $81.00, $69.00, $473.00Final Time: 0:59.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.2Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – PECCADILLOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $394.00 Ex: $641.00D/E: $988.00 (3-2) $166.00Trifecta: $368,520.00Hi-5 carry-over : $62,630.75Rolling Triple: $1,528.00PlacePot 8: $1,623.00CHAIRMAN’S TROPHYRace 11 1500 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. FRANFIELD DaneNelson 52.5*2. SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1 1/4L3. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 57.0 4 1/2L4. CAMPESINO PFrancis 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $252.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 23.2, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – SUPA LEITrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner: ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $251.00 Ex: $978.00D/E: $1,244.00Trifecta: $3,080.00Rolling Triple: $6,526.00Race 12 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. ZEEVA AChatrie 52.5*2. AGAKHAN RHalledeen 54.0 1L3. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 1/2L4. ROCKETEER JInnis4 48.0 1/2L5. JUNIOR DON RLahoe 54.0 1 1/2LWIN: $571.00PLACE: $232.00, $90.00, $538.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 45.4Winner : 5yo b filly – SHUFFLING MADDNES – LADY SARKATrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : MR.PHWBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,351.00 Ex: $2,476.00D/E: $4,479.00Trifecta: $117,350.00Hi-5 carry-over : $213,378.75Rolling Triple: $25,181.00Pick-4: $95,464.00Super-6: $526,663.90Pick-9: $53,992.00; $616.50Carry-over: $3,653,250.30last_img read more

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Bravo backs Sammy

first_imgDELHI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has spoken out in support of West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy, who faces possible disciplinary action for publicly criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the regional team won the T20 World Cup in India on Sunday.Bravo says he and the rest of the champion West Indies T20 side are in full support of Sammy, who hit out at the WICB for its lack of support to the players.”The most unprofessional board”In an exclusive Skype interview from India with Trinidad and Tobago’s CNC3 television yesterday, Bravo described the WICB as “the most unprofessional board” in the world.”The players feel hurt, and the time has come where we cannot take it anymore, and someone needs to put a stop to it because the cricket is being run by people who do not have the interest of West Indies cricket at heart,” Bravo said.Sammy faces possible disciplinary action after a statement from the WICB described his comments as “inappropriate” and promised an investigation.”I was not surprised by Sammy’s speech. I think we had enough as players. A lot of people don’t understand what we go through as players dealing with our board,” said Bravo.”It is the most unprofessional board in the world, and I think Sammy spoke from his heart.”last_img read more

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India survives final session for England draw

first_imgRAJKOT, India (AP):India survived a jittery final session yesterday, reaching 172-6 in 52.3 overs on the fifth day, to secure a draw in the first test against England. The visitors earlier set a target of 310 runs in 49 overs.Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 49, while Ravindra Jadeja was not out on 32 at stumps. It was Kohli’s highest score in 19 innings against England since scoring 103 in Nagpur in 2012.The Indian skipper was happy to have escaped with a draw.”Since day three, the ball did quite a bit for the spinners in the final session. But there were no demons as such in the pitch. It looked so because we had lost 4-5 wickets, but it wasn’t the case. This situation was an opportunity for us to improve our game. We learnt how to draw a match,” said Kohli.After tea, Murali Vijay (31) and Kohli added 21 runs for the third wicket. Then, Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane (1) fell in successive overs.PAID DIVIDENDSVijay was caught at short leg off Adil Rashid (3-64) in the 23rd over, while Moeen Ali (1-47) bowled Rahane in the 24th over, leaving India at 71-4.Kohli then added 47 runs for the fifth wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin (32).England changed up its bowlers as the last hour of play began, a move that paid dividends when Zafar Ansari (1-41) removed Ashwin, caught by Joe Root at extra cover.Wriddhiman Saha (9) returned a catch to Rashid in the 43rd over as India struggled toward the finish line.But Kohli and Jadeja then added 40 runs for the sixth wicket, batting for 31 minutes across 10 overs to help the home side earn a tough draw.Earlier, England declared their second innings at 260-3 with Alastair Cook (130) scoring his 30th test hundred.He had reached his hundred off 194 balls, inclusive of ten fours. It was his fifth test hundred in India, the most by a visiting batsman here. He went past Sir Everton Weekes, Clive Lloyd and Hashim Amla, who all have four hundreds in India.The second test begins in Visakhapatnam on November 17.last_img read more

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