General sports news (1124)
PHILIPSBURG - This weekend saw the semi finals matches being played in the RBTT Cup Tournament at the former grounds of the Carib Lumber Ball Park.
WEST INDIES - Clive Lloyd has resigned from his role as non-member director of the WICB, after being forced to take sides between the board and the Interim Management Committee (IMC) appointed by the Guyana government to run cricket in the country.
Lloyd is the head of the IMC, which was instituted after the Guyana government locked the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) out of its office premises, following the disputed Guyana board elections in July 2011. The IMC is not recognised by the WICB, which issued Lloyd an ultimatum asking him to choose between the two parties.
"As you are probably aware, I was recently appointed as special advisor on sports to the president of Guyana," Lloyd wrote in his resignation letter addressed to WICB president Julian Hunte.
The Classic Yacht Dorade—“The Mother of Modern Ocean Racing”—Setting Sail For The St. Maarten Heineken RegattaWritten by Michele Korteweg Friday, 17 February 2012 15:45
Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – There are few U.S. yachts as famous or celebrated as the 52-foot yawl Dorade, built at the Minneford Yacht Yard in City Island, New York, some 80 years ago.
ST JOHN'S, Antigua – Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh believes that one solution to getting regional cricket back on track is to allow for the free movement of players.
The Jamaican, who spoke on Good Morning Jojo on Tuesday, said teams should be allowed to incorporate the services of players outside of the region during tournaments while countries should consider utilising players from other regional territories within their squads.
EUROPE - Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can turn up the heat on rivals Chelsea this week with a good performance in the Champions League against AC Milan.
Wenger's men have bounced back from a shambolic start to the season to move into fourth spot on the Premier League table, but this week shapes as a crucial one with their first-leg match against the Serie A leaders preceding an FA Cup clash away to Sunderland.
PHILIPSBURG - The St. Maarten Cricket Association released a schedule of games for the final stages of the RBTT Cup 2011/2012 tournament.
PHILIPSBURG - On Saturday, 18th February 2012 Coach Donnie Arey from The Warner University Royals Basketball Team together with professional Basketball Players Will Graham and other trainers will be on St.Maarten to conduct a "1 DAY Basketball CAMP" at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium with other American Basketball Coaches and some American Players.
EUROPE - Thierry Henry's loan deal at Arsenal will not be extended with the striker set to return to New York next week, according to NY Red Bulls boss Hans Backe.
Henry has enjoyed a memorable return to the Gunners, with the club's all-time leading goalscorer bagging the winner in the FA Cup third-round victory against Leeds United, before scoring in the 7-1 thrashing of Blackburn last weekend.
EUROPE - The FA has confirmed Fabio Capello has resigned as England manager following a meeting on Wednesday. Capello had criticised the FA on Italian television following the decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy ahead of a court case in July.