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St Lucia Athletics Association to Host 2015 Club Relay Championship
The athletes, coaches, technical officials and well wishers of the St Lucia Athletics Association will on Saturday May 30, converge at the George Odlum Stadium in Vieux Fort for the hosting of the 2015 Club Relay Championship from 1:00 pm.

Come Saturday the following teams: Abilene, Blazers, Choiseul Athletics,  District 1,  Elite, Morne Stars,  Night Riders, Road Busters, Rockets and  Speed Printing Survivors  will all attempt  to dethrone the 2014 Champion Pace Setters to be crowned the 2015 SLAA Club Relay Champions.

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FIFA President Addresses Delegates at Congress
World Soccer Boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body.

Addressing FIFA delegates at the body's annual Congress in Switzerland, where members will later vote to decide the organisation's presidency, Blatter promised more transparency and urged members to remain unified.

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West Indies Chief Selector Clive Lloyd Explains Shivnarine Chanderpaul's Omission from Squad

West Indies Chief Selector Clive Lloyd has told veteran batsman Shiv Chanderpaul that he was omitted from the Caribbean squad which will play against Australia because of declining form.

In a letter to Chanderpaul Lloyd said the decision was made after new head coach Phil Simmons and the selectors reviewed his statistics from the last six Test matches. Chanderpaul’s exclusion from the Windies squad has sparked a major debate with many criticising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selection panel, reports CMC.

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Gros Islet are Super League Football Champions after Beating VF South
There were euphoric scenes of celebration at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort as a Troy Greenidge goal in the 74th minute saw Gros Islet crowned inaugural Super League Football Champions.  In excess of 1000 fans turned up at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds to witness the exciting football finals billed as the North-South Clash between Gros Islet and Vieux Fort South.
 
The game was relatively poised in the first half with fans at the edge of the seats speculating that any team could walk away with the title.  It was an error in judgement by the Vieux Fort South team that allowed Troy Greenidge collect a loose ball to give Gros Islet the advantage.   Gros Islet fans went wild chanting “Jean Gros Islet, Jean Gros Islet”.

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Seven FIFA Officials Arrested and Seven Indicted in Wide-Ranging Corruption Probe
A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer.  The guilty pleas of four individual defendants and two corporate defendants were also unsealed today.

The defendants charged in the indictment include high-ranking officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the organization responsible for the regulation and promotion of soccer worldwide, as well as leading officials of other soccer governing bodies that operate under the FIFA umbrella.  Jeffrey Webb and Jack Warner – the current and former presidents of CONCACAF, the continental confederation under FIFA headquartered in the United States – are among the soccer officials charged with racketeering and bribery offenses.  The defendants also include U.S. and South American sports marketing executives who are alleged to have systematically paid and agreed to pay well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.

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West Indies Women Move Up to Third in the ICC Championship following their Series Win over Sri Lanka
India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami reclaims No.1 ranking after Stafanie Taylor drops to fourth. West Indies has moved up two places to third place in...

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Saint Lucian High Jumper Levern Spencer Finishes Third in the IAAF World Challenge Beijing

It's becoming a bit of a recurring decimal for Levern Spencer.

Saint Lucia and the Caribbean's leading female high jumper cleared 1.91 m this week at the IAAF world challenge in Xinhua, Beijing, china
That's the same height she hit last week at the diamond league meeting in Doha, Qatar, and a centimetre below her season's best
Spencer was third in the women's high jump competition in china, the same height as second placed Croatian, Ana Simic
Russia's Anna Chicherova, the 2012 Olympic champion, won the IAAF world challenge with a clearance of 1.94 m.

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The FIFA Presidential Race is Down to 2 Men Due to the Withdrawal of Luis Figo
Luis Figo has pulled out of the Fifa presidential race with a stinging broadside against Sepp Blatter and the electoral process.

After the Dutch FA president, Michael van Praag, also withdrew, as expected, Blatter is left with the Jordanian former Fifa executive committee member Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein as his only challenger.

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Wins for Meggan William and Netanya Faisal in Renwick Open Tennis

In the girls 12 & under Navit Lafeuille defeated Nadgema Morille 9-4 and Jae Clery defeated Chloe Walcott 9-0.

The women were in out in full force yesterday afternoon with Meggan William stomping her authority on the no. 1 seed of the ladies draw Iesha Emile 6-0 6-0. Diana Stanislaus made quick work of Kimberly Ashley in straight sets defeating her 6-2 6-0. A thrilling three setter showcasing Georgeen Belrose and Medhini Urs treated the spectators to some spectacular shot making from both ladies. When the final ball was hit Georgeen Belrose came out on top coming from behind to win the match 4-6 7-6 6-0.

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Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association to Host 'Go Swim' Developmental Meet this Weekend
With a new executive having been put in place recently, and confirmation that funding for the National Aquatic Centre has been promised by the Taiwanese government, the sport of swimming is riding the crest of a wave.

Now, with the Minister of Youth Development and Sports having lauded their accomplishments last week in the House of Assembly, local swimming fans have the opportunity to see the island's best in action.

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The Saint Lucia Olympic Committee Presents over $60 Thousand to 5 National Federations
The Saint Lucia Olympic Committee committed over $60 thousand to five national federations on Tuesday. In a meeting chaired by SLOC president Fortuna Belrose at Olympic House in Barnard Hill, the SLOC's General Secretary, Alfred Emmanuel, gave details of the expenditure.
 
Three federations are getting support for their Pan Am Games preparations. Saint Lucia has 11 individual athletes and one team qualified in four sports. The hemispheric multi-sport meet is scheduled to be hosted in Toronto, Canada, come July.

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KFC National Men’s Basketball League Games Continue

Round 2 of the bout between heavyweights Courts Jets and the VBCC Warlords were one of seven games played in the KFC National Basketball League this past weekend.  

First on Saturday in Soufriere, home team Soufriere Sulphur Stars continued to show their dominance at home with a rout of the Morne Gladiators 81 – 44 handing them their worst defeat in the KFC NBL 2015. Delirius Restaurant and Bar player of the game Tevin St. Jean had a game high 26pts and 6rebs.  Linzel Alcee added a near triple double with 14pts, 9rebs and 8 steals.  For Morne Gladiators, Mervin Augustin had a team high 11pts and 8rebs. 

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Australia Remains Cautious as they Prepare for their Caribbean Tour

Australia Captain Michael Clarke urged his side to be cautious against a revitalised West Indies in the two-Test next month.

Clarke said he was wary of the Windies seamers and with the Caribbean side at home in their conditions, he expected them to prove a handful, reports CMC.

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West Indies Cricket Board to Host a Series of Town Hall Meetings
President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron will host a series of public town-hall meetings around the Caribbean over a period of three months, starting this Friday in Barbados.

Cameron said it was part of the WICB’s plan to engage directly with the regional public on the issues facing the game in the region.

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Another New Saint Lucia National Track and Field Record Set over the Weekend

Kassandra Pierre and the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs track and field team wrapped up the 2015 season at the Big South Championships in High Point, North Carolina, over the weekend.

The senior from Saint Lucia advanced to the women’s 400m hurdles final with a run of 1:00.62, fourth in the preliminaries.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines Capture WIFA Men's Championship
St Vincent and the Grenadines came into Saturday evening, the third day of the Windward Islands Football Association 2015 Men's Championship, in pole position. Having taken a maximum six points from their two previous wins, over Grenada and hosts Saint Lucia, the Vincy Heat needed just a draw against Dominica (on four points) to secure the title.

Instead, the Vincentians got their third win in three, beating Dominica 1-0 through a Myron Samuel strike in the 22nd minute. His fourth goal of the tournament came courtesy of a left-sided run from the competition's Most Valuable Player, Emerald 'Monkey' George, and it was enough to lift the Heat to their first sub-regional title since 1973.

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West Indies Women Lose To Sri Lanka Amidst Further Emergring Controversy

West Indies women’s cricket captain Merissa Aguilleira was sacked by the selectors on the eve of the team’s departure for its current four-match series against Sri Lanka.

The selection panel of Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh, Eldine Baptiste and Courtney Browne replaced the T&T wicket-keeper with Jamaican Stafanie Taylor, and although the news was relayed to Aguilleira by president of the WICB, Dave Cameron, the decision was not ratified by the WICB after objections were raised by the T&T Cricket Board, led by its president Azim Bassarath.

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Netball Saint Lucia Names a 17-member Suqad To Continue Preparing For Its OECS Title Defense

The Technical Staff and National Under 23 Coaches of Netball St Lucia have formally named seventeen (17) players, seven of whom were on the victorious last year’s team, to camp this weekend from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2015.

The composition of players is similar to that of the National Under 16, full representation island.  The seven (7) member from last year’s victorious team are:

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KFC National Basketball League Continues in Gros Islet and the Morne
Two games were played last night in the KFC National Basketball League in both Gros Islet and the Morne.  First at Gros Islet, a closely fought battle in Division 1 action between Maranatha Eagles and Police was decided in the end by free throws when Dave Headley scored the last 5 points for his team including two clutch free throws late to help the Eagles defeat Police by a single point 55 – 54.  Delirius Restaurant and Bar player of that game went to Arthur Lisson with a double-double of 10pts, 17rebs and 3 assists.  Dave Headley added 12pts and Femi Rene finished with 11pts and 10rebs for the Eagles.  For Police, Calious Dantes finished with 12pts and 4rebs and Kerlinus Augustin added 11pts and 7rebs in a losing effort.

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New Champions For Windward Islands Men

The Windward Islands Football Association's 2015 Men's Championship will see a new champion crowned on Saturday night. Hosts and defending champions Saint Lucia were knocked out of contention on the second of three match days on Thursday evening.

Playing St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Philip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, the home team went ahead through Romiel Felix in the 38th minute. Retaining much of the possession, they appeared to be comfortably in charge.  

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