Brathwaite’s IPL wait ends in defeat | Sports

HYDERABAD, India (CMC): West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite’s near six-week wait for action in the Indian Premier League ended in defeat on the weekend as leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to a five-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Playing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Sunrisers rallied to 172 for nine, but KKR chased down the target with two balls to spare to clinch their eighth win of the season in their final preliminary match and book their place in the play-offs. Although Hyderabad remained at the top of…

Russell gunning for record | Sports

After cruising to a comfortable win in the 400m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet on Saturday at the National Stadium, Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell says that she will be going after the national record later this season. Russell won easily in a time of 54.23, three seconds slower than the meet record done by Lashinda Demus in 2006. Russell, who registered her personal best of 53.78 seconds a week ago at the Shanghai Diamond League meet, says that if she corrects her technique over the final hurdle,…

Torres, Iniesta say goodbye | Sports

MADRID, Spain (AP): First it was Fernando Torres, then Andres Iniesta. The Spanish league season ended yesterday with two Spanish football idols bidding farewell to their clubs. Torres ended his storied career with boyhood club Atletico Madrid by scoring twice in the team’s 2-2 draw against Eibar. A few hours later, Iniesta capped 16 successful seasons with Barcelona in the team’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad. It was an emotional ending for the players, who were key members of Spain’s golden generation that won two European Championships and a World…

Inter back in CL | Sports

MILAN, Italy (AP): Inter Milan are back in the Champions League. The Nerazzurri trailed 2-1 with 13 minutes from time but fought back to beat 10-man Lazio 3-2 and secure a spot in Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 2012, following Matias Vecino’s late header. Inter moved fourth with the same number of points as Lazio but with a better head-to-head record. Champion Juventus, Napoli and Roma are the other Italian teams to qualify for the Champions League. It was a thrilling match at a sold-out Stadio…

Sri Lanka, Windies series could lose a Test | Sports

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Next month’s tour of the Caribbean by Sri Lanka could be reduced to two Tests, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said. The tour is currently scheduled to be three Tests, but SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva said a Test could be replaced by One-Day Internationals because of financial strain on Cricket West Indies. “Most probably, the boards will reduce the number of Test matches to two and play a couple of one-dayers,” de Silva was quoted as saying. “CWI (Cricket West Indies) are going through…

Windies trio out of IPL

DELHI, India, (CMC):Chris Gayle’s involvement in this year’s Indian Premier League came to an unflattering end yesterday, when he failed yet again as Kings XI Punjab crashed to a five-wicket defeat to Dwayne Bravo’s Chennai Super Kings.Needing a… Source link

Nothing has changed – Henry | Sports

Former Sunshine Girls co-head coach Sasher-Gaye Henry yesterday denied having met with Netball Jamaica (NJ) president Dr Paula Daley-Morris after her resignation and underlined that her decision to walk away remained in effect. The impasse between NJ and Henry took another twist yesterday, with the coach releasing a statement to members of the media in which she outlined that she had not withdrawn her resignation, this after the NJ board voted to reject the coach’s resignation late last week. “I have not withdrawn my letter of resignation from my position…

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting | Sports

HOUSTON, Texas (AP): Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: “It’s tough, man. It’s scary that that’s become the norm here. We’ve got to do something about it.” The shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles from downtown Houston, comes after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who has two school-aged…

Bayern Munich interested in Leon Bailey | Sports

German Bundesliga champions have reportedly tabled a EU60 million bid for Jamaican-born and Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, according to ESPN.com. However, it is reported that Bayer are holding out for a fee closer to EU100 million and would much prefer to sell the 20-year-old to Real Madrid, who have also expressed a strong interest Bailey. According to sources, Real Madrid have instructed Portuguese agent Jose Mendes to explore the possibility of luring the Jamaican-born attacking midfielder to the Bernabeu. BREAKOUTSTAR But is it believed that Bailey favours a move…

Stadia announced for 2019 Gold Cup | Sports

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP): The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and Soldier Field in Chicago are among 15 venues for next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the first edition of the tournament following its expansion from 12 to 16 nations. The tournament starts in mid-June. Other large venues that will be used include Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina; First Energy Stadium in Cleveland; Sports Authority Field in Denver; University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; NRG Stadium in Houston; Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee; and Lincoln Financial Field…