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Road Tennis, a sport which is indigenous to Barbados

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  1. Hants June 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM #

    @David,

    All things are possible.

    However having picked young players the WICB management will spin this decision as “for the good” of the future.

    The fact is 5 of the best Windies players have become T20 specialists and are quite rightly building their retirement fund.

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  2. Hants June 14, 2015 at 11:22 AM #

    Dowrich out for 4. Windies 20 for 3

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  3. Hants June 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM #

    46 for 5.

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  4. Hants June 14, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

    No Hope. pun intended. 56 for 6

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  5. Hants June 14, 2015 at 12:47 PM #

    Holder gone for 1. 63 for 7

    @David.

    What now. Mass resignations by the Board, coach and selectors would be the honorable thing .

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  6. David June 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM #

    @Hants

    The selectors have by their selections thrown their lot with the youth. If they are serious they will have to give them time to develop. It will be a challenge if their is no quality experience in the team.

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  7. Hants June 14, 2015 at 2:51 PM #

    Sad, Pathetic. West Indies humiliated again.

    “Australia completed a 277-run demolition of West Indies inside four days at Sabina Park to win the Frank Worrell Trophy 2-0. West Indies began the day with eight wickets in hand, but their resistance was feeble. The contest was all but over after they lost 5 for 56 in the first session, and they crumbled for 114 shortly after lunch”

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  8. Hants June 20, 2015 at 12:53 AM #

    @David,

    A FERRARI Formula 1 car is in Barbados.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/68914/formula-car-push-oil

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  9. David June 20, 2015 at 12:04 PM #

    Yes Hants, an awesome sight.

    CPL kicks off at 18:00 hrs today.

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  10. Hants June 21, 2015 at 11:09 AM #

    @ David,

    A very mature Lewis second today.

    A couple years ago there may have been a crash at turn 1 lol.

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  11. David June 21, 2015 at 11:58 AM #

    @Hants

    Yes, he appreciates the benefit of cutting his losses.

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  12. Hants June 30, 2015 at 7:27 PM #

    Jamaican / German Dustin Brown playing Nadal at Wimbledon tomorrow.

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  13. Colonel Buggy June 30, 2015 at 8:33 PM #

    FIFA has kicked Barbados out of the its 2018 World Cup Qualifiers . The BFA was also saddled with a hefty fine of $BDS 12,947.97.
    Will the person or persons holding the Jack Warner delivered envelope(s), please step forward and bale out the BFA.

    The ICC has taken the drastic measure of kicking the United States Cricket team out of its tournaments, because of matters pertaining to management and sponsorships. If the ICC has evidence of any wrong doings by the USA CC,and its backers It should pass its dossier over to the FBI. Let the FBI start cleaning up its own back door.

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  14. Hants July 2, 2015 at 2:47 PM #

    I just watched Jamaican / German Dustin Brown beat Nadal at Wimbledon.

    Awesome power tennis.

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  15. Hants July 4, 2015 at 11:18 AM #

    Lewis on pole. Race should be exciting.

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  16. Hants July 4, 2015 at 8:09 PM #

    We have 100% Bajan Levi Cadogan and 50% Bajan/Trinidadian born Canadian Andre Degrasse.

    Hope they both in the finals in the 100 metres at the commonwealth games.

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  17. Hants July 5, 2015 at 9:44 AM #

    @David,

    Lewis wins exciting race today.

    Had to fight but he and the team made the perfect call when the rain came.

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  18. David July 5, 2015 at 9:51 AM #

    Yes Hants but the move by the Williams cars was brilliant.

    LH experienced a bit of luck switching to Intermediate when he did.

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  19. Hants July 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM #

    Patrick Husbands just rode the second place horse in the Queen’s Plate.

    Well timed ride but got beaten by a horse with a better finishing kick.

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  20. Hants July 9, 2015 at 12:44 PM #

    Serena wins again. Awesome display of power.

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  21. de Ingrunt Word July 11, 2015 at 12:19 PM #

    Congrats to Serena. Onwards to the US open and become a history maker after Ms Steffi Graf-Agassi.

    When England left the Caribbean I thought they were a team of quite talented guys who would absolutely take a few games off the Aussies. Well one won.

    I expect them to win the if they maintain the fitness of key players. Their side has all the all-round and other weapons that a top team needs and on home grounds they should continue to be formidable.

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  22. David July 16, 2015 at 10:06 PM #

    Earth to Hants!

    Buffy Chamberlain's photo.

    Maybe I misunderstood. .. Did someone say that 👑 SERENA WILLIAMS👑 was built like a man?? I’ll wait…

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  23. David July 17, 2015 at 5:50 AM #

    This girl Candace Hill isn’t easy. She is the real deal!!! Congrats to Tristan Evelyn for qualifying for the finals.

    Candace Hill of the United States wins 100m Semis in 11.16 CR at WYC2015

    vimeo.com

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  24. Hants July 21, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

    Pan Am games live.

    http://panam.cbc.ca/videos/live/video/track-and-field-1000.html

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  25. Hants July 21, 2015 at 11:18 AM #

    @David re Serena.

    lawd havest mercy !!!!!!! lol

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  26. Hants July 21, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

    Ramon Gittens running heats. Hope he qualifies.

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  27. Hants July 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM #

    Kierre Beckles about to run 110 hurdles.

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  28. Hants July 21, 2015 at 8:59 PM #

    100 hurdles final

    kierre Beckles 7th in 13.24

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  29. Colonel Buggy July 21, 2015 at 9:05 PM #

    Last week a fellow on bail from one court in Barbados ,found self before another court, again, on another charge and was granted Bail yet again.
    A fellow on the block asked me if like the Tennis Courts, the Squash Courts, the Netball Courts and the Basketball courts ,do the Law Courts in Barbados come under the Minister of Sports.

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  30. Hants July 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM #

    Medal ceremony for women’s high jump live on cbc panam website above. Barbados bronze.

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  31. Hants July 22, 2015 at 3:11 PM #

    @David,

    I propose a BU recognition of Akela Jones. She had a personal best and set a new Barbados record.

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  32. Hants July 22, 2015 at 8:26 PM #

    100 metres final coming up in about 15 minutes. good luck to the 2 and a half Bajans.

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  33. Hants July 24, 2015 at 10:39 AM #

    Shane Brathwaite and Gregmar Swift in 110 hurdles final.

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  34. Hants July 24, 2015 at 3:06 PM #

    Shane Brathwaite gets the Bronze. runs a personal best. Swift was 4th and also ran a personal best.

    Bajan atheletes have done very well.

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  35. David July 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM #

    Yes Hants, and there is a possibility of a couple more in the long jump and 4×1 relay.

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  36. Hants July 25, 2015 at 8:11 PM #

    Bajan DNA ( De Grasse ) helps Canada win gold in the 4 x 100 relay.

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  37. David July 25, 2015 at 8:14 PM #

    @Hants

    The Bajan team cracked under pressure. We have get better for worlds.

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  38. Hants July 25, 2015 at 8:38 PM #

    Canada may be disqualified. Americans claiming a lane infraction by one of the Canadian sprinters.

    Stay tuned.

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  39. Hants July 26, 2015 at 9:53 AM #

    @David,

    F1 demolition derby today. Very entertaining. Nico very unlucky as was Lewis.

    Lots of great wheel to wheel racing.

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  40. David July 26, 2015 at 9:57 AM #

    @Hants

    Have been more focussed on the story our Rihanna appears to be dating LH😀

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  41. Hants July 26, 2015 at 11:23 AM #

    @ David maybe that is why he made mistakes today.lol

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  42. Exclaimer August 4, 2015 at 1:59 AM #

    A new book recalls the start of Caribbean domination and how Clive Lloyd led the islands to ‘fight fire with fire’ and become legends of the game

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/aug/03/west-indies-cricket-clive-lloyd

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  43. Hants August 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM #

    4th Test

    Australia 60
    England 274/4 (65.0 ov)

    Australia competing with West Indies again. lol

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  44. Donna August 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM #

    So happy to see the Aussies take some cuffs in their big mouths. Very disparaging the way they always speak about other cricketing nations.

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  45. Hants August 9, 2015 at 8:27 PM #

    What a weekend. 3 wins yesterday and 3 wins today including today’s feature stakes race.

    Patrick Husbands at Woodbine.

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  46. de Ingrunt Word August 15, 2015 at 9:09 AM #

    Good Luck to Nico Reifer on his cricket journey and four-year scholarship to England .

    I am definitely getting too old as I can clearly remember Leslie Reifer bullying the under-19 regional bowling with a double century as memory serves, and also his other relative George being the toast of the town back then.

    And then of course there is George’s brother and then Flloyd and others of that clan Reifer.

    Of course there are other Bajan families with deep sporting roots who have made it to the very top of national success but the Reifer name still stands out as part of the cricket fabric over the last 40+ years; may he become the ‘cricket legend’ that he strives towards.

    And condolences to the family of Capt. Short so deeply involved in Bdos and WI cricket and the life of the country for generations. I also remember all those years back then when he heralded and watched George, desiring like us all that he would be the next Bdos/WI star.

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  47. Hants August 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM #

    That’s the bold prediction of Noel Lynch, senior vice president of the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB),

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/71068/worlds-hopes#sthash.WrVaUchh.dpuf

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  48. Hants August 21, 2015 at 8:07 AM #

    @ David,

    Lewis has been saying a lot of good things about Barbados.

    That is the kind of positive vibe we need..

    I here watching FP2 .

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  49. David August 21, 2015 at 9:07 AM #

    @Hants

    Priceless!

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  50. Hants August 22, 2015 at 11:11 AM #

    @David,

    Lewis on pole. “The Riri factor” has not affected his performance. lol

    Should be exciting race tomorrow.

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  51. David August 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM #

    @Hants

    That track will be a challenge…

    On 22 August 2015 at 15:11, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  52. ac August 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM #

    Usain Bolt vs. Justin Gatlin: Showdowns Await in Sprints

    Usain Bolt won the gold and Justin Gatlin the silver in the 100 meters at the 2013 world track and field championships in Moscow.

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  53. ac August 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM #

    For years, one of the few certainties at major international track meets was that Usain Bolt would outsprint everyone.
    But at the world track and field championships, which open Saturday in Beijing, there is an exotic feeling of unpredictability: Bolt faces a real threat from the American Justin Gatlin.
    Bolt first burst into stardom at the 2008 Olympics in the same stadium where this week’s championships will take place, winning the 100- and 200-meter double and setting world records in both. (He picked up a third gold in the relay.) The next year, at the world championships in Berlin, he broke both records, and the marks of 9.58 and 19.19 seconds still stand.
    In fact, Bolt has won nine of 10 golds in the 100 and 200 at every world championships and Olympics since 2008, missing out only when he false-started in the 100 final at the worlds in 2011.
    It is Gatlin who has the year’s fastest time in the 100, a 9.74 in Qatar in May, and he has gone under 9.80 three other times this year. Bolt’s best is just 9.87. In the 200, Gatlin’s best time this year is 19.57, with Bolt’s a comparatively poky 20.13.
    Based on his history and big-meet performances, Bolt is still a slight favorite in both races in Beijing this week. But there is a very real chance that he will lose to Gatlin, either in the 100 Sunday or the 200 Thursday.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/sports/usain-bolt-vs-justin-gatlin-showdowns-await-in-sprints.html?smid=fb-share

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  54. Hants August 23, 2015 at 9:37 AM #

    @ David.

    Lewis was smooth as silk today. Great race.

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  55. David August 23, 2015 at 9:42 AM #

    @Hants

    Easy on a Sunday morning except for the entry into first turn.

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  56. Hants August 23, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

    Other major story. Bolt beats Gatlin and 20 year old De Grasse gets bronze.

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  57. David August 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM #

    @Hants

    No surprise with Bolt, he has been playing cat and mouse all season with him. Head over brawn and ignorance. The US sprinters, most of them, are cheaters.

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  58. Donna August 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM #

    Quote from Bolt yesterday-

    “I run. I win. I give interviews. Then I go home.”

    Classic! Got a tongue like the Greatest! Suck it to them, Lightning Bolt!

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  59. David August 23, 2015 at 10:51 AM #

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  60. Hants August 23, 2015 at 11:21 AM #

    @David,

    Canadian Andre De Grasse bronze medal is the big story in Canada.

    De Grasse father is a Bajan and his mother is Trini.

    He is only 20 years old so he could be the next great Canadian sprinter.

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  61. David August 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM #

    @Hants

    Good for him but he has a long way to go. He was off the pace in the race, there is hope though. Tell him to stay clean and don’t follow in the footsteps of US sprinters.

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  62. Hants August 23, 2015 at 12:01 PM #

    @ David,

    I am not his father. lol.

    I wish him much success in the future.

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  63. ac August 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM #

    Usain Bolt Crush Justin Gatlin in Men’s 100m Final in 9.79 at IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015

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  64. David August 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM #

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  65. David August 31, 2015 at 6:46 AM #

    C. Malcolm Grant's photo.

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  66. Hants September 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM #

    Jason Holder is the new West Indies Test Captain.

    Georgie Porgie should be pleased.

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  67. David September 4, 2015 at 4:38 PM #

    @Hants

    We need to find some world class players. We have none in the making.

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