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Hemisphere HEROES: The 2015 Pan Am Games – by SHELDON WAITHE

Darren David Matthews of Barbados warms up at IG Sports Complex during day two of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 5, 2010 in Delhi, India. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Toronto gets set to host 6,000 athletes this summer at the 17th Pan American Games. That’s a lot of people taking part in 36 sporting disciplines, seeking precious metal. For the Western Hemisphere, only the Olympics are bigger. Quite handily, that tournament will also be held in Pan American territory when Rio stamps its unique cultural brand down in 2016. …

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Simply GREAT – by SHELDON WAITHE

Mr. Solo - Image courtesy Carib Brewery Ltd.

Each August, on the third Saturday of the month, the serenity of a blissful Caribbean weekend morning is shattered by an almighty roar. It’s not Armageddon nor an escaped animal, but rather the start of one of the most arduous journeys undertaken annually by man and machine – The Carib Great Race. Popular global images of powerboat racing show the …

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2014 CPL: ‘Polly got his crackers’ – by RENALDO MATADEEN

Kieron Pollard

The 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was not as extravagant as last year’s inaugural edition. Costs were cut. There were fewer fireworks and scantily clad cheerleaders; and less of a lot of things our ears and eyes previously enjoyed. But at day’s end, the quality of cricket was arguably slightly better in terms of more runs, a higher volume of …

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DWAYNE BRAVO’S Mantle of Leadership

Dwayne Bravo continues to be thrust into the limelight. His marauding history with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force translated into the squad being dubbed the pioneers of the Twenty20 (T20) game and made the all-rounder a poster-boy of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He’s revered in Chennai as one of the talismans of the Super Kings outfit with the …

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