Chris Richards Jnr fired a three over par 75 to take a two-stroke lead in the Boys 13 and under division after the first day of the 11th Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Open at St Andrews Golf Course yesterday. Zico Correia, Richards’ local rival, is joint-second with Guadeloupe’s Theo Jean–Noel after both shot 77.

Twenty-nine foreigners out of a field of 93 juniors are competing this year. In the boy’s 18 & under age group, the leader is Jonathan Jean-Noel from Guadeloupe who shot a fine 75. Barbadian Iz Hustler follows in second with 78 while his countrymen Ozaih Layne and Zxavier Wiggins are joint-third, with both shooting 80.


Heavy rain forced the second no-result of the four-match Twenty20 International series, leaving West Indies needing to win tomorrow’s finale in order to avoid another series loss to Pakistan.

“Everything happens for a reason. I’m supposed to be here for the long jump.”

Tyra Gittens had set her sights on competing in the Tokyo 2020 heptathlon. She came very close, missing out on the qualifying standard by a mere two points.

DESPITE losing their final matches in the round-robin stage yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago trio have still rolled into the knockout stage in the Under-14 division of the Pelican Cup Junior Tennis Tournament in Dominican Republic.

Shanieka Ricketts finished just outside the medals in the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Triple Jump, here in Japan, yesterday. Ricketts produced a 14.84 metres effort to finish fourth in a competition that featured one of the performances of the Games.

In Saturday’s T20 International in Guyana, Pakistan’s veteran off-spinning all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez conceded only six runs off his four overs and earned the “Man of the Match” award after his side held on for a seven-run win over the West Indies.