By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 26, 2019: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, July 26, 2019:
Caribbean Stars For Birmingham
At least two of the Caribbean’s top athletes will be in Birmingham next month for The Muller Grand Prix 200-m on August 18th.
Bahamian Olympian and 400-m champion, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Jamaican double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson are among the region’s top runners who will take to the start line at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium next month.
Miller-Uibo, who beat Dina Asher-Smith and Dafne Schippers in the 200m in Birmingham last year, has been undefeated across all disciplines since the 2017 Muller Grand Prix. So far in 2019, the Bahamian has clocked a world 300m best of 34.41, a 200m season’s best of 22.09 and a world-leading 49.05 for 400m.
Thompson recorded world-leading times of 10.73 and 22.00 to win the 100m and 200m titles at the Jamaican Championships last month. She was also victorious at the IAAF Diamond League meetings in Rome and London.
Jamaican Hurdler Excels In Finland
World Under-20 silver medalist, Jamaican Britany Anderson, on Wednesday ran the fastest time ever by a junior athlete at a European Athletics Permit Meet in Motonet, Finland to win the 100-m hurdles Anderson crossed the line in a personal best 12.71 seconds, erasing the World Under-20 record of 12.74 set by Dior Hall of the United States at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June 2015.
Patriots Caribbean Roots Players At Open Day Training Camp
Jamaican-born New England Patriots Safety Patrick Chung was on the field Thursday at the first day of training camp as the team kicked off its 2019 pre-season at Gillette Stadium.
Chung took part in practice but wore a red non-contact jersey. He is still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery following a Super Bowl injury.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines player, rookie N’Keal Harry, also took part in the training day camp. The rookie receiver worked together with Quarterback Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels while Nick Caserio watched closely.
However, MIA was Haitian American Sony Michel who is recovering from a knee scope he underwent this offseason.
The West Indies Cricket selection panel has named its squad for the upcoming T20 International matches against India. The first two T20Is of the India series will be on Aug. 3rd and 4th at Lauderhill, Florida while the final match will be on August 6th in Guyana.
Veterans Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have been recalled to the squad while wicket-keeper batsman Anthony Bramble gets a maiden call-up.
The full squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Anthony Bramble (wk), John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas.