A handful of English-speaking Caribbean athletes, including a current and a former world champion from Grenada, are carded for the sixth World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting of this season today and tomorrow in the United States.

Two-time men’s javelin world champion Anderson Peters, and former Olympic and world 400 metres champion Kirani James will be among the biggest talents set to showcase their fitness under the California sun during the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix, which spans two days at Drake Stadium on the University of California, Los Angeles, campus.

Peters will bring his powerful 90-metre throws to the meet tomorrow, when he faces five challenges.

Former Olympic and world 400 metres champion Kirani James from Grenada is one to watch in his pet event. He opened his outdoor season in Botswana and took second place in 44.76 seconds and will be aiming to improve his most recent world championships medal from silver to gold this season.

Commonwealth Games champion Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago will face Aaron Brown in the men’s 200m. Richards, the world indoor 400m champion, will have to improve on his season’s best 20.40 as Brown showed out at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix in April—with a 20-flat performance to take the runner-up spot—that he is in top form.


Brandon King’s maiden One-Day International lifted West Indies to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over minnows United Emirates, in the opening game of the three-match series, yesterday.

In pursuit of a modest 203 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, West Indies produced a measured chase to overhaul their target in the 36th over, with the 28-year-old King top-scoring with a run-a-ball 112 in his 23rd ODI, counting a dozen fours and four sixes.

A brace of wickets from Sunil Narine helped Surrey to their fourth win in six matches as they beat Kent by five wickets off the last ball in the T20 Blast, yesterday.

Choosing to bat first at St Lawrence Ground, Kent posted 173-5 off their 20 overs, with off-spinner Narine picking up two for 28 from his four overs. The 35-year-old has taken 10 wickets from six matches in the Blast.

Tiger Tanks Club Sando defeated Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 1-0 in their T&T Premier Football League Tier 1 clash, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in Marabella, yesterday.

Club Sando took the lead early in the second half with Alvin Jones’ right-footed free-kick from just outside the penalty area finding the back of the net in the 53rd minute.

Keshorn Walcott produced a season’s best 83.56 metres throw to claim men’s javelin silver at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands, yesterday.

Competing for the second time this year, Walcott opened the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meet with an 83.35m effort, bettering the 81.27 throw that had earned him sixth spot at the Wanda Diamond League meet in Doha, Qatar, on May 5. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete led the competition after the first round.

ALEENA EDWARDS captured her third straight women’s open title Saturday night at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

The same two players have contested three of the four finals since the sport resumed after a hiatus of almost three years because of the pandemic, and the 43-year-old has beaten her niece Imani Edwards-Taylor in all of them.

AARON WILSON roared back after being on the brink of a straight-set defeat in the final to strike gold in the ICWI (Insurance Company of the West Indies) Silver Bowl Championship yesterday at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.