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Powell doping hearing continues

Asafa Powell’s hearing relating to doping allegations is underway, and the Jamaican athlete’s legal is asking for proof of qualification from Dr. Paul Wright, the JADCO-appointed official inspecting Powell’s urine sample at the National Trials. Wright, along with Sherone Simpson, is expected to take the stand in the two-day session. Last year, a number of Read More

Windies women name 15-player squad for ODI tour of New Zealand

The West Indies Women’s cricket squad have selected 15 players for their 8-match ODI tour of New Zealand, and Jamaican right-arm slow-bowler Vanessa Watts will be the sole newcomer. Watts, along with captain Merissa Aguillera, will be joined by Shemaine Campbell, Shanel Daley, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-ann King, wicket-keeper Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Read More

Venus Williams exits first round of Australian Open

Venus Williams has left the first round of the Australian Open in Melbourne after losing 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on day one. Makarova had defeated her sister Serena in the fourth round of the same tournament back in 2012.

Toronto FC announces new signings

Toronto FC held a press conference to announce two new additions to the squad, one of them being Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur. Defoe will earn about C$160,000 a week over a four-year contract. Also joining the club will be American international Michael Bradley, who comes from the Italian side Roma.

Simpson hearing to be pushed to February

The doping hearing for Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson will be held back until February 4 and 5. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission is still waiting on the final test results from a lab in Kentucky to see if Simpson consumed the banned substance oxilofrine. Simpson’s former MVP teammate Asafa Powell will face the JADCO panel next Read More

Toronto FC anticipates renewal with new signings

Toronto FC is preparing to turn things around for its team. Sources are confirming that two new additions are coming in from Europe. Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley of Italian side AS Roma will be joining TFC. Also, Dwayne De Rosario returns to the club after a 2013 stint in Washington DC. He Read More

Former WICB president to receive knighthood

Former West Indies Cricket Board president Dr. Julian Hunte is due to be knighted. The St. Lucia government announced that the knighthood will be given for Hunte’s contribution to St. Lucia and to the Caribbean at large in terms of sports, politics and diplomacy. Hunte, who led the WICB from 2007 to 2013, is the Read More

Chris Gayle pulls out of Ram Slam T20 in South Africa

In the West Indies, Chris Gayle’s hamstring injury has forced him to stay out of South Africa’s domestic Ram Slam T20 tournament. He released a statement saying he won’t be able to reach Durban to join the Dolphins squad, and his sights are set on the Windies Regional 50-over tournament in late January. Gayle’s torn Read More

FIFA clears up Qatar rumors before 2022 World Cup

FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke spoke about the potential new date for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He told Radio France it won’t be happening in June and July, and that sometime between November and January is more likely. However, President Sepp Blatter stressed that they will not be rushed into a final decision, Read More

Crosby to lead Canadian Olympic hockey team

Team Canada has announced the men’s hockey team to be sent off to Sochi in February. Sidney Crosby, who made his memorable goal in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, will be leading the 25-man delegation. The announcement was made here in Toronto, and their first match is with Norway on February 13.   FULL ROSTER: Read More

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