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Terry axed as England captain

Written by Friday, 03 February 2012 21:34

EUROPE - The FA has confirmed that John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy just 11 months after being reinstated into the role.

Terry was contacted by Football Association chief David Berstein at 10am on Friday morning and informed of the FA board's decision.

There has been no indication about his availability for selection for England duty.

Prime Minister Meets with Athletic Group Reps

Written by Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:50

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams met with representatives of the athletic organization Speedy Plus recently.

Egypt PM dissolves FA

Written by Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:11

Egypt fan protestEUROPE - Egyptian prime minister Kamal el-Ganzouri has disbanded the board of the country's Football Association in response to the ugly clashes in Port Said, which left 74 people dead.


Al-Masry fans stormed the pitch in the aftermath of their side's victory over Al-Ahly, and violent scenes ensued as away supporters and players were attacked, with many caught up in a stampede as they tried to escape.

Gunners fail to fire

Written by Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:23

Robin van Persie takes a shot against BoltonEUROPE - Arsenal's top-four aspirations hit another setback as they were held to a goalless draw at Bolton, while Newcastle took full advantage as they leapfrogged the Gunners into fifth after victory at Blackburn.

PHILIPSBURG - Founder of the Speedy Plus Club, Mr. Calvin Bryan will be hosting the first international track and field sports event on St. Martin at the Alberic Stadium in Sandy Ground.

PHILIPSBURG - Cricket resumes this weekend in the RBTT cricket tournament. On Saturday KFC Twisters Cricket Club palyed against the Everest Cricket Club in a 3o over encounter at the Charles Vlaun Cricket Field.

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten - Virgin Islands sailing legend Peter Holmberg-the only Caribbean sailor to win both an Olympic Medal and the America's Cup-will return to one of his favorite sailing venues next month to compete in the fourth running of the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup.

The annual event, scheduled this year for February 28, will serve as the official kick-off to the 32nd edition of the world-renowned St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which begins on March 2.

Barca hold on to advance

Written by Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:16

Barcelona team celeb v Real Madrid EUROPE - Barcelona scraped into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 4-3 aggregate win over Real Madrid despite letting a two-goal lead slip at Camp Nou.


Madrid had started by far the brighter of the two sides and should have been ahead within seconds as Gonzalo Higuain screwed his shot wide when clean through on Jose Manuel Pinto.

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – There's more than one way to enjoy the legendary "Serious Fun" that's become the trademark for the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the 32nd edition of which is scheduled for March 1-4.

Tevez fined £9.3 million

Written by Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:08

Carlos Tevez remains in limbo EUROPE - Carlos Tevez's refusal to return to Manchester City will cost the Argentine striker a staggering £9.3 million in fines and withdrawn loyalty payments.

Meanwhile, City's chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak also warned Tevez that he will be forced to stay at City for the next two-and-a-half years unless the club receive an offer they believe reflects his market value - believed to be above €30 million.