NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 20,
are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, Sept. 20,
Some 80 Caribbean Athletes Confirmed For
IAAF Championships In Doha
Some 80 Caribbean athletes have been confirmed to
participate at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in the Qatari capital of
Doha from September 27th and October 6th.
Most of the athletes are from Jamaica followed by
several from Cuba and the Bahamas as well as a few from Guyana, Trinidad and
Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, the Cayman Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, Belize and
the Dominican Republic.
The top Caribbean sports stars include Jamaica’s Yohan
Blake, Shelly-Anne Fraser Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Briana Williams ans Omar
McLeod as well as the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo.
Fraser-Pryce, a two-time Olympic 100m champion, has
collected seven world titles in her storied career, including three at 100m and
one at 200m, and will be contesting both once again in an attempt to add to her
nearly unparalleled resumé.
Meanwhile, Thompson is the reigning Olympic champion
in the 100m and 200m and both will arrive in Doha as the co-world leaders in the
100m at 10.73.
McLeod, the world and Olympic champion, currently sits
fourth on the 2019 world list.
The Caribbean athletes are among 1,928 athletes who
will compete in various sports. Of that number, 1,039 are men and 889 women.
All 30 of the newly minted Diamond League champions will also be in action.
Another NBA Bahamas Roots Star Is Raising
Money For The Island
Another NBA star with Bahamian roots has pitched in to
help the northwestern islands devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, whose father is
from the Bahamas, said 100% of the proceeds from his second annual Thompson
Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament, scheduled to wrap up today, Sept,
20, will go toward relief efforts throughout the Bahamas.
He also said his foundation would match all the money
raised and focus on not only the short-term, but also the long-term relief,
while working with local personnel to provide impactful support to the area and
people in need.
Thompson joins several Bahamas born and Bahamas-roots
players in the NBA and WNBA who have donated and stepped up to help.
They include Bahamas roots Houston Rockets guard Eric
Gordon, Phoenix Suns center and Nassau, Bahamas native Deandre Ayton,
Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield and Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones.
MLB Pitches In To Help The Bahamas
Major League Baseball and the players’ union this week
made a joint donation of $210,000 to help with relief and recovery in the
Bahamas after the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian.
The donation was made on Wednesday, Sept. 18th,
which was recognized as Roberto Clemente Day in the majors. The money will be
divided into $70,000 donations to Project Hope, Water Mission and SBP.
Aussies Beat Windies Women
Australia’s women’s cricket team completed a clean
sweep in the West Indies, winning the third T20 and confirm another comfortable
victory in the Caribbean.
The Aussies registered a comfortable nine-wicket win
in the final Twenty20 International at Kensington Oval on Wednesday, 18
Spinner Jonassen was the pick of the bowlers,
returning a career-best 4/7.
The Windies women side slumped to 81 all out – losing
their last six wickets for just six runs.
Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket tourney, continues this weekend. The
Guyana Amazon Warriors lead the points table with 10 followed by the Trinbago
Knight Warriors with 8 and the St. Kitts Patriots with 6. Jamaica’s Tallawahs,
Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks each have only 2 points apiece so far. The match
schedule for the tourney as it continues is as
September 20, Friday
Match 17- St Lucia
Zouks vs Barbados Tridents (St Lucia)
September 21, Saturday
Match 18- St Lucia
Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders (St Lucia)
September 22, Sunday
Match 19- Barbados
Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Barbados)
September 23, Monday
Match 20- Barbados
Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Barbados)
September 24, Tuesday
Match 21- St Lucia
Zouks vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (St Lucia)
Match 22- St Lucia
Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (St Lucia)
September 26, Thursday
Match 23- Barbados
Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Barbados)
September 27, Friday
Match 24- St Lucia
Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs (St Lucia)
September 28, Saturday
Match 25- Barbados
Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Barbados)
September 29, Sunday
Match 26- Barbados
Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks (Barbados)
September 30, Monday
Match 27- Trinbago
Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Trinidad)
October 02, Wednesday
Match 28- Trinbago
Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents (Trinidad)
October 03, Thursday
Match 29- Guyana
Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Guyana)
October 04, Friday
Match 30- Guyana
Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Guyana)
October 06, Sunday
Qualifier 1 – 1st v
Eliminator – 3rd v 4th
October 10, Thursday
Qualifier 2- Winner of
Eliminator v Loser of Qualifier 1 (Trinidad)
October 12, Saturday
Final- Winner of
Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2 (Trinidad) (Oct. 13)