Zouks, Patriots in bottom-of-the-table clash

St. Lucia Zouks are set to begin their home campaign tonight against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) moves to the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet St. Lucia. It will be the first professional match at the stadium since it has been renamed in honour of…

Walton, Steyn take Tallawahs to final

Chadwick Walton slammed 97 as Jamaica Tallawahs beat Barbados Tridents by 36 runs in a rain-affected fixture in Kingston to qualify for the final of CPL 2016. After rain lashed down on Kingston for over an hour to reduce the match to an 18-overs-a-side affair, Tallawahs amassed 195 for 5, largely thanks to a second-wicket…

Russian track and field athletes to discover Olympic fate

Russia’s track and field athletes will find out on Thursday if they will be free to compete at next month’s Olympic Games in Rio. Athletics’ world governing body has banned Russia’s athletics federation over claims of state-sponsored doping. But the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes, including two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, have…

England will appoint Sunderland boss as new manager

Sam Allardyce will be named as the new England manager, with confirmation expected on Thursday. Allardyce will leave Sunderland after nine months at the Premier League club. The 61-year-old replaces Roy Hodgson, who resigned in June after the surprise defeat by Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016 in France. Allardyce, a former West Ham,…

Emrit named skipper of Amazon Warriors

Guyana Amazon Warriors have named Rayad Emrit as captain in place of New Zealander Martin Guptill for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign, with in-form Australian batsman Chris Lynn stepping up to take the vice-captaincy. The experienced Emrit, 35, has played in 36 Hero CPL games since 2013, having also previously featured for Barbados…