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PRESS RELEASE: Courts Jets clinches first spot in KFC NBL final

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Basketball action continued on Friday in the first of two semi-final matchups with defending Champion Courts Jets defeating Canaries 51-32. Underdog Canaries who defeated Vieux Fort’s Run n Gun in their quarterfinal game only fielded 7 players. Chris Alexander led Canaries’ losing effort with 11 points. KFC Player of the Game Glenn Antoine finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds. Keegan ...

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PRESS RELEASE: It’s win or go home in the KFC League!

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After the conclusion of the KFC NBL Quarterfinals, the league took a short break to facilitate the participation of five young athletes in the 2017 Caribbean Hoops College Exposure which was held in Trinidad from June 16-18, 2017. Details to be provided under a separate cover. Now that they are back we are set to continue with the KFC NBL ...

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Sammy slams CWI over decline, says stars unlikely to play again

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Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning captain Darren Dammy has blasted Cricket West Indies for the continued decline of the international side, and has painted a bleak future for the team once the Dave Cameron-led administration remains in charge. In a sharp critique of the state of West Indies cricket, the all-rounder told the Tuffers and Vaughan Show that he could not ...

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REGIONAL: Seniority doesn’t ensure higher grade contracts – Cameron

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) boss Dave Cameron says senior West Indies players need to come to terms with the reality of their performance-based requirements, stressing that experience alone would no longer count in the issuing of central retainer contracts. Speaking against the backdrop of the furore arising from Darren Bravo’s rejection of a Grade C contract last year, Cameron argued ...

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REGIONAL: Windies Women to play for increased prize money

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LONDON, England – West Indies Women will be vying for a winner’s cheque of US$660,000 when they open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup which bowls off Saturday. The top prize is part of an overall tournament bounty of $2 million which, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC), is 10 times the amount on offer at the ...

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REGIONAL: Brian Lara Stadium to host CPL finals

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The newly opend Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad will host the finals of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League in September, organisers confirmed yesterday. Four games comprising three play-offs and the grand final will be played at the 15,000-seat venue in south Trinidad from September 5-9. The stadium, named after aruguably the greatest batsman of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: The Government of St Lucia confirms its support to St Lucia Stars

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The Government of St. Lucia confirmed its support to the St. Lucia Stars. Dominic Fedee, Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, representing the Government of St. Lucia, expressed his excitement once again to support The Caribbean Premiere League in hosting the first scheduled matches for the season at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground. Fedee expressed all contracts and ...

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Mixed results for Team Saint Lucia at OECS U-23 Netball Tournament

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Team Saint Lucia won their opening match but lost the second as the 27th OECS/ECCB Under-23 Netball Tournament got underway at Grenada on Friday, June 16, 2017. This year, six teams will compete for the championship title: Anguilla, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Team Grenada are the defending champions. The tournament ends ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Eight athletes to represent St Lucia at NACAC Age Group Championships in Trinidad

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The St Lucia Athletics Association has selected eight athletes to represent St Lucia at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Age Group Championships to be held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Port of Spain, Trinidad on June 17th and 18th. The said Championship is held every two years for athletes between the ages of 11 to ...

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REGIONAL: Automatic World Cup spot slipping away for Windies

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LONDON, UK – West Indies’ chances of an earning automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup took another damaging blow when they dropped two rating points in the latest ICC One-Day International rankings released on Tuesday. The Caribbean side dropped from 79 points to 77 following their stunning 63-run defeat to minnows Afghanistan last Friday, in the opening ODI of ...

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Rain ends ODI series 1-1

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Persistent heavy rain forced the abandonment of the decisive third One-Day International between West Indies and Afghanistan here Wednesday night, leaving the three-match series in a 1-1 stalemate. The adverse weather, which started overnight and continued all day, refused to relent for any significant length of time, leaving the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground under water and play was eventually called ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Flow-TDFDP Football Fiesta 2017 Results

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What a great weekend of football! 237 enthusiastic promising players pulled up their socks, laced their boots, stepped onto the Vigie field, put it all out and left it there. After 2 days, 41 min-matches & 103 goals scored the Semifinalists are still undetermined. It is still anyone’s Championship and every player seems focused and determined to walk away with ...

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3rd ODI: Afghanistan win toss, batting vs Windies in 3rd ODI at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground

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Afghanistan will bat, after they won the toss against Windies in the third and final One-Day International at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. Details on the match are available at the Match Centre: http://cricketwestindies.org The match has been reduced to 43 overs per side due to rain. Windies made one change with fast bowler Miguel Cummins replacing Shannon Gabriel, who is ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Six swimmers to represent St. Lucia at Central American and Caribbean Championships

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The Central American and Caribbean Championships (CCCAN) and all its affiliated countries, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, and Venezuela of the South American Confederation and Guadeloupe and Martinique of the French Swimming Federation will host the Central American and Caribbean championships June 27th to July 3rd 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago. The competition will also see the likes of Bermuda, Costa Rica, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: KFC/NBL Quarterfinals Results

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The stage is set for the final four teams to do battle in the semifinals of the 2017 KFC National Basketball league. 4 exciting quarterfinals matchups took place On Saturday June 10th with both last year’s finalists clinching their respective spots in the next round. In the first of two games at the Vigie Multipurpose Sports Complex, defending champions Courts ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

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Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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Warriors dethrone Cavaliers for second NBA title in three years

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Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to win his first NBA championship. Mission accomplished. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, clinching their second title in three years and their fifth in team history, avenging the loss to Cleveland after blowing a 3-1 lead a year ago. Durant led Golden State with ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia team finishes second in women’s rugby tournament in Guadeloupe (PHOTOS)

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On the 10 June 2017 the Saint Lucia National 7s team participated in the third Good Luck Rugby Club Women 7’s Tournament in Guadeloupe. The national team was selected from participants in the recently concluded LUCELEC Michael Mathurin Tournament held in Saint Lucia. In Guadeloupe the national team, captained by Marline Cherry, came second in the competition, losing only one ...

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2nd ODI: Khan takes three wickets but Windies beat Afghanistan

Shai Hope hits 4 during the 2nd ODI match between West Indies and Afghanistan at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Sunday June 11, 2017. * Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia – Two days after delivering the fourth-best figures in a one-day international, teenage Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan produced another fine performance against West Indies on Sunday but it was not enough to ensure victory. While West Indies won the second ODI in St. Lucia by four wickets to square the series; 18-year-old Khan followed up on ...

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Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica in emotional farewell

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Usain Bolt marked an emotional farewell at a sell-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. The 30-year-old will bring down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the World Championships in London and began his goodbye in front of 30,000 adoring fans in Kingston. An eight-time Olympic ...

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2nd ODI: Afghanistan win toss, batting vs Windies at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground

1st ODI Toss during the 1st ODI match between West Indies and Afghanistan at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Friday June 09, 2017. * Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography

Afghanistan will bat, after they won the toss against Windies in the second One-Day International at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground. Details on the match are available at the Match Centre: http://cricketwestindies.org Windies made one change with allrounder Rovman Powell replacing fast bowler Miguel Cummins. Afghanistan lead the three-match series 1-0, following their victory in the first match in Friday night. ...

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Team Saint Lucia mines bronze at OECS Squash Championships

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Team Saint Lucia finished third at the Senior OECS 2017 OECS squash championships in St. Vincent. After a long weekend of competition, the St. Lucia team returned home last Monday with their bronze medal. The team says special thanks to our sponsors who made this possible: · The St. Lucia Yacht Club – Home of the team members. Without the ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia at Guadeloupe Women 7s Rugby Tournament

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On the 8th June 2017, a 10 woman team left for Guadeloupe to participate in the 3rd edition of Monique Ribeaut Women 7s Tournament hosted by Good Luck Rugby Club. The one day tournament to be held on 10th June 2017 will see 8 teams vying for the championship. The team is composed of the following athletes: Lionna Mindy Alexander ...

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1st ODI: Afghanistan defeat Windies by 63 runs in St. Lucia

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Scoreboard of the opening day/night One-Day International between West Indies and Afghanistan at the Darren Sammy National Stadium here Friday: AFGHANISTAN Noor Ali Zadran c wkp Hope b Holder 5 Javed Ahmadi c wkp Hope b Cummins 81 Rahmat Shah c Carter b Gabriel 17 *Asghar Stanikzai lbw b Nurse 2 Samiullah Shenwari c Holder b Nurse 22 Mohammad Nabi ...

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International cricket underway at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground

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Afghanistan will bat after they won the toss against Windies in the first One-Day International at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. Windies handed an ODI debut to allrounder Roston Chase. The 25-year-old is the 178th player to represent the Windies in this format. Details on the match are available at the Match Centre: http://cricketwestindies.org TEAMS WINDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kieran ...

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PRESS RELEASE: KFC NBL League update

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Last night at the Vigie Complex undefeated teams faced each other from Group A of the KFC NBL, Courts Jets & Morne Gladiators. The evening kicked off in what would have been considered a great start to great finish for the Morne Gladiators having taken a 23 – 12 lead at the end of the first quarter. Courts Jets quickly ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLASA introduces new executive member

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Post election of a new SLASA Executive the Post of Aquatic Development remained vacant. As per the consistution, the Elected Members would be charged with the responsibility of appointing a suitable candidate to fill the post. Yasmin Tyson the best suitable candidate was invited and accepted the position. She brings to the table qualifications in FINA Swimming for All Swimming ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLASA Primary and Secondary Schools Swim Meet

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On May 29th, 2017 St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports successfully staged the Primary and Secondary Schools Meet. The session commenced with prayers and opening remarks from the then president of SLASA, Carol Mangal. Present during the meet was Isabel Marquis School Sports Coordinator, Saralee Williams Swimming Liaison in the Department of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Trevor Daniel FDP presents Football Fiesta 2017

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Lights Camera Action!!! On Saturday June 10th Curtains go up as the Flow – Trevor Daniel Football Development Programme presents “FOOTBALL FIESTA 2017”. Once again the Sab(Vigie) playing field will become a center stage to what is promising to be an extravaganza. Youth from 4 to 19 years will showcase their skills, talents, abilities, passion and most importantly LOVE for ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Bolt’s final home run live on PlayGo

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As Usain Bolt prepares for his final race on home soil at the upcoming Racers Grand Prix, long-time sponsor, Digicel, has announced that it will be paying homage to the sprint king with a big celebration following the historic race dubbed, “Salute to a Legend” at the National Stadium in Jamaica on Saturday 10th June, 2017. And while tickets to ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Inter Commercial Futsal League moves on to Semi-Finals

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The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Inter-Commercial House Futsal League competition continued on Saturday June 3 rd 2017 with the quarter finals. June 3rd, 2017- Windjammer went up against WLBL. Windjammer dominated the match with 4 goals while WLBL scored 1 goal. June 3rd, 2017- LUCELEC faced Ark Teleservices. Ark Teleservies edged out LUCELEC with 5 goals to LUCELEC’s ...

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St. Lucia to host West Indies vs. Afghanistan ODI Series!

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The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has named the Windies 13-man squad for the upcoming One-Day Internationals against Afghanistan. The squad includes one uncapped player in this format – Roston Chase, the 25-year-old allrounder. He made his international debut last year and has so far played 10 Test matches with 728 runs, including three centuries. The ODI Series will ...

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COMMENTARY: After Real Madrid’s latest Champions League success, can a Premier League club conquer Europe again? It’s a tall order

Real Madrid became the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy after defeating Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff to win the European Cup for a record 12th time.

It is now five years and ­counting since an English team – Chelsea – last reached the final of the Champions League. And next season it will be a decade since the pot was in the hands of Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United’s ­skipper, on that rain-sodden night in Moscow when the Red Devils defeated the Blues on penalties. If that ...

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Windies clinch series with easy win in rain-hit affair

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West Indies easily beat an out-of-sorts Afghanistan by 29 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis system in a low-keyed, rain-hit affair, to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here Saturday night. In a contest reduced to 15 overs per side at Warner Park, West Indies rallied to 112 for three with Chadwick Walton top-scoring with 29, his opening partner ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia 2017 Open Dinghy Championships

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The St. Lucia Yacht Club will once again be hosting its annual Open Dinghy Championships this weekend with races starting on Saturday June 4 in Rodney Bay from 9am and continuing on Sunday. This year’s fleet of Optimist and Laser dinghies will be sailed by St. Lucia’s young sailors in the Yacht Club’s Youth sailing programme as well as our ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Afghanistan win toss, batting vs Windies in first T20 at Warner Park

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during a practice session before the T20i match between WICB President's XI and Afghanistan at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on Wednesday May 31, 2017. * Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography

Afghanistan will bat, after they won the toss against Windies in the first T20 International at Warner Park. This is the first T20 between the two teams in the West Indies. The home side are without allrounder Kieron Pollard, who is unwell, and unavailable for selection today. Details on the match are available at the Match Centre: http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/windies-vs-afganistan/ TEAMS Windies: ...

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Jermain Defoe on improving with age, aspiring to be a coach and choosing a club for next season

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It is a family affair at the Jermain Defoe Foundation football tournament in Romford. As they spend bank holiday Monday seeking to raise funds for their work in St Lucia, the entire clan is busy helping. There’s Jermain himself presenting the prizes to winning teams, posing for selfies, signing junior football shirts. There’s his cousin volunteering as tournament co-ordinator. And ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLAA host 14 and under finals

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The St Lucia’s Athletics Association is hosting the finals of the 14 and under championships on Sunday 4th June at the Mindoo Phillip Park from 10am. Over two hundred participants are entered in these weekends’ championships representing schools and clubs. From the Northern Qualifiers some of the outstanding names were. Joy Edwards a promising sprinter from the Survivors athletics club. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Cricket West Indies rebrands with new website and celebrates 91 years

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) will begin its 91st year today, with a new name and website as part of a comprehensive rebranding programme. From today the West Indies Cricket Board will be renamed Cricket West Indies and formally recognise all representative teams as the WINDIES. CEO Johnny Grave, commented: “Cricket West Indies better reflects how the organisation operates, as there ...

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WORLD: Maxime Hamou banned from French Open for kissing reporter on live TV

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The French tennis player Maxime Hamou was banished from the French Open for the duration of the tournament on Tuesday after he attempted to forcibly kiss a female reporter during a live TV interview. Hamou was interviewed by Eurosport journalist Maly Thomas for the program Avantage Leconte after his first-round loss to Pablo Cuevas on Monday. The 21-year-old wrapped his ...

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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 Futsal Competition results

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The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Inter-Commercial House Futsal League competition continued on Friday May 26th 2017 with much excitement and rivalry. In Group D: May 26th, 2017- Windjammer went up against Renwick. Windjammer edged out Renwick to take the win with 4 goals to Renwick’s 3. In Group D: May 26th, 2017- St. Lucia Teachers Union faced CO ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLFA/GIFL Guardsman Northern Zone Under 13 Club Championship

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The St. Lucia Football Association in collaboration with the Gros Islet football League continued the Guardsman Northern Zone Under 13 Club Championship Quarter Finals at the Grand Reverie Playing Field on Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28thMay. On Saturday 27th May three games were played.  The 1st Quarter finals featured Flow Lancers FC vs Pinehill VSADC.  The 1st half no goals were ...

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PRESS RELEASE: National Primary Schools and National Secondary Schools swim meet set for Monday

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The St Lucia Amateur Swimming Association (SLASA) in collaboration with the Department of Youth Development and Sports will be hosting the National Primary Schools and National Secondary Schools swim meet on Monday, May 29th. The event being held at Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre is sure to draw enthusiasts of all ages to watch as our schools compete for the title ...

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PRESS RELEASE: VSADC Youth Academy receives assistance

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On Saturday May 20th 2017, the VSADC Youth Academy was the grateful recipient of players’ and coaches’ uniforms thanks to the generosity of duty free retailer Del Sol Ltd and Peter & Company Distribution (PCD) through its Pine Hill juice and Lucozade sports drink brands. In a short handover ceremony held at the SAB playing facility and attended by VSADC ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Inter Commercial Futsal League results

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The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Inter-Commercial House Futsal League competition began with much excitement and rivalry. In Group C: May 19th, 2017- Flow went up against WLBL. Flow edged out WLBL to take the win with 6 goals to WLBL’s 5. In Group C: May 19th, 2017- 1st National Bank took on Blueprint Entertainment. 1st National Bank came ...

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West Indies could rethink ODI selection policy created under Hilaire, Hunte

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West Indies could have their limited-overs stars in the fray for national selection, particularly for the 50-over format, after Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, hinted at the possibility of the WICB revisiting the eligibility criterion. Currently, the WICB has followed a stringent policy of considering only those players who have featured in the domestic 50-over competition, one that goes ...

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PRESS RELEASE: KFC NBL week 3 results

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The Group stage of the 2017 KFC National Basketball League has hit the halfway mark with some exciting displays of local basketball talent. On Wednesday May 17th at the Vigie Multipurpose Sports Complex,  VBCC Warlords delivered a 74-53 beating to the Police led by KFC Player of the Game Marcian Calderon, who put up a near triple double of 22 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SLFA/GIFL Guardsman Northern Zone Under 13 Club Championship results

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The St. Lucia Football Association in collaboration with the Gros Islet football League continued the Guardsman Northern Zone Under 13 Club Championship at the Grand Reverie Playing Field on Saturday 20th May and Sunday 21st May. On Saturday the one game featured TI Valley vs Valley Soccer The 1st half saw TI Valley taking the lead with a goal from Hemiael Charlery ...

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