Sports News at RCI St. Lucia
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Team Saint Lucia Wins the Eastern Caribbean Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifying Competition
Saint. Lucia defeated Antigua & Barbuda in the final series to dominate the ECVA Men’s BVB Olympic Qualifier part of the NORCECA Continental Cup that concluded on Sunday at beautiful Castaways Beach in Antigua & Barbuda.
 
St. Lucia conquered the event claiming first place unbeaten after three intense days of competition; there performance was demanding and showing determination to finish on top, while exhaustion proved to be no limitation to reach their objective.

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A Tragic Accident: 6 Year Old Dies While Playing Cricket
A six-year-old boy died in Hyderabad, India  while playing cricket after he was hit on the chest. (Fatal On-Field Injuries Suffered by Cricketers)

T. Vamshi Krishna died while playing cricket when he was hit by a ball near his house in Sahara Estate, Hyderabad.

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Tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Sell out Within Minutes

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's fight sold out within minutes and tickets immediately appeared on websites for as much as £94,000 ($141,000).

Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Saint Lucia One Step Closer to Getting an Olmpic-size Swimming Pool, Thanks to Funding from the ROC Taiwan

Saint Lucia is one step closer to the construction of a National Aquatic Centre. On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Republic of China (Taiwan) contributed XCD$ 1,055,290.54 in grant funds, to be used for commencement works.

Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony says Saint Lucia ought not to view the $12 million investment in the National Aquatic Centre simply as facilitating a sport.

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SLSKA to Stage Belt Ceremony for the 49th Grading Exercise
On Saturday 25th April 2015, the SLSKA will stage the Belt Ceremony for the 49th Grading Exercise.

The SLSKA conducted its 49th Grading Exercise on Saturday 18th at the Gros Islet Secondary School, where 26 members of the Association from three affiliate dojos:

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The National Boxing Federation is Set for Up to Six Upcoming Competitions
After a relatively quiet first four months of the year for the ST.Lucia Boxing Association the coming few months will be a very busy one for them. The association has shortlisted a number of boxers for a series of upcoming regional and international engagements.

ST.Lucia is expected to participate with a six member team and three officials at the OECS Boxing championships in Grenada May 28th to the 30th.ST Lucia are defending OECS Boxing champions having won the tournament when it was last held in 2013   right here in ST. Lucia. The ST. Lucia team for Grenada will be announced next week.

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Saint Lucia Volleyball Names Teams for Upcoming Regional and International Beach Engagements
The St. Lucia Volleyball Association has named three Teams in both Male and Female divisions to represent St. Lucia over the coming two weeks. Firstly, Tevin St. Jean and Afernee Ferdinand along with Dania Hamilton and Kerin Neptune, will represent St. Lucia at the Opening Stage of the 2015 NORCECA Tour to be held in Cayman Islands from April 23-27, 2015. St. Jean and Ferdinand were the upset winners at the recently held Aqua Mele Beach Volleyball Championship April 5th and 6th, only recently agreeing to play together. St. Jean has some experience having partnered with Cohen Caesar on one stage of the Tour before. This will be Ferdinand’s first outing.

Meanwhile, Augusin Faulkner and Cohen Caesar will lead St. Lucia’s charge at the 2016 Rio Olympic Beach Volleyball qualification, at the Continental Cup in the Male division. This will take place in Antigua at the same time, April 24-27, 2015. They will be joined by Sheldon Descartes and Darnel Eudoxie as team St. Lucia takes on nine other ECVA countries for one of four spots in the Second Round of the Continental Cup scheduled for later this year. Faulkner and Caesar know each other very well, as they have been playing together for some time now.

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2015 Vieux-Fort South Football Season Kicks Off!
The 2015 Vieux-Fort South football season kicked off on Sunday 19th with all the pomp and flair bestowing a National Finals.

The SLFA/Vieux-Fort South re-registration tournament whistled off with two matches at the Phillip Marcellin ground in front of a healthy and appreciative crowd.

In the first match from from 5:00p.m, the 2014 Southern inter club champions, KNIGHTS came up against the VIEUX-FORT VETERANS.

The first half was almost evenly poised but veterans lost an opportunity when the KNIGHTS keeper, saved from the penalty spot.

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Cable and Wireless Signs On as a Regional Broadcast Parter for Rio 2016
CABLE AND Wireless Communications (CWC) will be the official broadcast sponsor and telecommunications network for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

More than 15 million people across the Caribbean will benefit from a strategic broadcast rights deal agreed and signed between Cable and Wireless Communications and CANOC Broadcasting Inc to televise performances of regional athletes at next year's Olympics from the opening to closing ceremonies.

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England and the West Indies Each Likely to Make One Change for the Second Test in Grenada
England is likely to make one change to their starting XI for the second Test against West Indies in Grenada, which starts on Tuesday.

The tourists have a doubt over spinner James Tredwell who hurt his arm in the closing stages of last week’s drawn first Test in Antigua

Spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali is therefore set to return to the side after he joined the squad on Saturday after recovering from an abdominal injury suffered at the World Cup.

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2015 National Basketball League Results
Games continued last evening in the KFC National Basketball League in Micoud and Gros Islet.  Courts Jets defeated Micoud Hustlerz 70 – 55 to improve to a 3-0 perfect start to this year’s Premier League tournament.  Micoud seemed up for the challenge in the first half with the game in the balance at the half time interval 32 – 31, Courts Jets with a slim one point lead.  Jets limited the Hustlerz to 24 points with their familiar defensive trap in the 2nd half scoring 38 themselves to win comfortably in the end.

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Soufriere and Canaries through to the Second Round of Super League Football

Soufriere and Canaries both book their places into the second round of the Michel’s Electrical Super League competition last night with victories over Babonneau and South Castries.

Troy Simon and Nixon David scored in the 27th and 58th minute respectively to send Babonneau out of the competition and Soufriere through to the second round.

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The West Indies Cricket Board and Caribbean Community reach an Undisclosed Agreement on "The Way Forward" for Cricket
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the CARICOM committee on cricket governance say they have ended a “productive” meeting where an agreement has been reached on “the way forward” for West Indies cricket.

However both parties have declined to comment on the specifics of the agreement following their meeting which ran for nearly five hours at the upscale Spice Island Beach resort in Grenada’s southern tourist belt late Monday.

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KFC National Men’s Basketball League Games Continue
A total of six games were played this past weekend at two different venues in the KFC National Basketball League.  On Saturday, two double-headers were played in Micoud and at the Beausejour Indoor Facility.   

In Division 1 action in Micoud, BBC defeated newcomers St. Lucia Fire Service 58 - 50 claiming their 2nd successive win.  Game two in Micoud featured the home team Micoud Hustlerz vs. Canaries Moon River.  Micoud won that game to square their season record at 1-1, Canaries with their 2nd defeat.

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Super League Gets Underway at Beausejour with 5 Exciting Games
The SLFA and Vizions have come in for high praises over the weekend for their performance during the Launch of the SLFA Vizions Michels Electrical Super League Knockout Football Tournament.

Many patrons are still surprised by the on-time record over the weekend which saw 5 games played over a period of two days.  Two matches were played and Saturday and 3 matches on Sunday, with the 3 Sunday games completed by 10:15 pm The opening match on Saturday saw Roseau Valley coming up against Dennery.  By the end of the regulation 90 minutes, both teams were scoreless with Dennery seeing their chance of victory squandered by a misstep right in front of goal in the 85th Minute.  Dennery would regret their mischances as Roseau would score 4 times in the penalty shoot out to secure their place in the second round defeating Dennery 4 goals to 3 on penalties.

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West Indies Make a Change for the Second Test Against England with the Series still in the Balance
West Indies Opener Devon Smith is excited and focused as he prepares for the second Test match against England at the Grenada National Stadium. The 33-year-old left-hander is set to become the first Grenadian to play a Test match on home soil when the game bowls off on Tuesday.
 
Smith played well in the first Test – with a defiant 65 off 175 balls in over three hours — in the second innings as West Indies showed resilience to earn a draw at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.

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Two National Track and Field Records Set over the Weekend, and Two More Qualifiers for the Pan Am Games
Jessie Corneil Corneil Lionel broke Ronald Promese's 16-year-old national record in the men's 200mn dash over the weekend, competing Sa @ at the John Jacobs Invitational  

Lionel, who is a student at Abilene Christian University, ran 20.63sec with a Wind Reading of  +1.6m/s.

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KFC National Men’s Basketball League Games Continue

The games continued in the KFC National Men’s Basketball League last evening with games in both Micoud and Gros Islet.  

In Division 1 action on the Gros Islet Multipurpose Court, Lions defeated Maranatha Eagles 71 – 62 behind a career high performance of 24pts and 7rebs by KFC Player of the Game Fabian Florton to lead his team to victory.  Dudley Joseph registered a double-double of 10pts and 13rebs aiding Lions with the win.  Ryan Headley contributed 14pts and 5rebs for the losing Maranatha Eagles.

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 SRDF T20 Cricket League 2015 Match Day 9
Market Road took on defending champions Challengers. Market Road won the toss and elected to bat first. Market Road once again struggled at the top of the order in their third consecutive match. Scoring only 23 runs in the opening 6 overs with the loss of 3 wickets. Wayne Prospere took 2 wickets back to back in the first over and at one point Market Road was at 12-3. A 58 runs partnership between Shervin George and Rajesh Frank brought some life into Market Roads innings with support from a 24 run partnership between Rajesh Frank and skipper Leroy Edward aided Market Road to a final to 94-5. Another 21 run partnership between Kermial Stanislaus and Marvern Alexander ensured that Market Road got to 124 before they were all out. Rajesh Frank and Shervin George were the top scorers for Market Road with 34 and 28 runs respectively. Wayne Prospere took 4-13.

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 CFC SLFA Registration Tournament Continues
NYAH recorded a stunning come from behind victory over Police as action continued in the CFC SLFA Registration Tournament on Wednesday April 15th at the SAB. Police were coming off a victory in their previous game and looked on course to take maximum points when Myron Alfred scored a brace with goals in the 19th and 54th minutes. NYAH searched for an equalizer but were met with stubborn resistance from the law men.

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