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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.
GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams met with representatives of the athletic organization Speedy Plus recently.
EUROPE - 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.
EUROPE - 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.
Peter Holmberg seeks 3rd title in 2012 Budget Marine match racing cup title Kick off of 32nd Annual St. Maarten Heineken RegattaWritten by Tricia Rapp Friday, 27 January 2012 22:53
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.
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.
No Boat? No Worries! Hitch A Ride for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Via Gocrew.net or Ondeck RacingWritten by Michele Korteweg Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:00
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.
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.