By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 30, 2019: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, Aug. 30, 2019:
Caribbean Roots Stars At The U.S. Open
Japanese Haitian U.S. Open Defender, Naomi Osaka below past Poland’s Magda Linette today 6-2, 6-4. It was her second win so far in this year’s Open. The champ got past her jitters Tuesday to beat Russian Anna Blinkova with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 first-round win at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
And Martinique roots star, Gael Monfils, also won his two opening matches this week. Monfils beat Spain’s Albert Ramos Viñolasa in his opening match Tuesday 7-6,6-4,6-3 and then beat Marius Copil of Romania 6-3,6-2,6-2.
Patriots Says Its “Aware” Of Indictment Of Jamaican Born Player
The New England Patriots said this week they are “aware of the reports regarding Patrick Chung” and the team “will not be commenting while his judicial proceedings take place.”
The news comes as the Jamaican born safety pleaded not guilty and waived his arraignment Wednesday in New Hampshire on a cocaine charge. According to an August 8th indictment, Chung “did possess or have under his control a quantity of the controlled substance cocaine” in Meredith. The indictment added that Chung “committed the above act knowingly.” Cocaine possession is a Class B felony and carries a potential prison term of up to seven years. Chung is due back in court Nov. 8 in Belknap County Superior Court in Laconia, N.H.
Bahamas Born Olympian Breaks Diamond League Record In Zurich
Bahamas-born Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, created history in Zurich Thursday as she broke the Diamond League record in the 200-m to take the win.
Miller-Uibo, who was chasing a third Diamond Trophy in the event, and a fourth overall, won in 21.74-secs. It was a personal best, the fastest time in the world for four years and a time only 10 women have ever bettered. Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson finished third.
Meanwhile, in the men’s long jump, rising star Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria, broke the Diamond League record in the long jump, sailing 8.65m to highlight the field event action at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday. “It was a great performance, it showed great strength,” said Echevarria, who arrived with an 8.34m season’s best.
Briana Williams Lawyer Concerned
Dr. Emir Crowne, the sports lawyer selected to represent Briana Williams in the case against the athlete in the relation to the diuretic found in her urine sample at the Jamaican national championships in June, has expressed concern that the Williams’ name was leaked to the media even before her team was notified of the test results from her urine sample. The 17-year-old speedster tested positive for Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) that was contained in Pharma Cold and Flu tablets she had ingested to fight a high fever while competing in the 100m in which she was third in 10.94, a national junior record, and a world under-18 record.
West Indies Face India In Final Test
Looking to save face and over a series white wash, the West Indies will be looking for a win in the final test match which begins today at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The Windies selectors decided to keep faith with the batting lineup only adding all-rounder Keemo Paul to the 15-man squad for the final test. India won the first test by 318 runs, with West Indies dismissed for 222 in the first innings before making only 100 in their second knock. India has also won the ODI’s and the T20I’s.
West Indies squad for the second Test: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul and Kemar Roach.
A Contract For Fidel
Retired West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards has extended his association with English County Cricket club Hampshire.The 37-year-old pace bowler, who joined the club in 2015, recently signed another one-year contract, which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of 2020. The player is coming off another strong season for the club after taking 47 wickets at an average of 23.55, including four five-wicket hauls, with three Championship fixtures remaining. Edwards played 55 Tests and 50 ODIs for the West Indies.
Guyana Wins Squash Title
Guyana defeated Jamaica in a closely contested final to win the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Championships wrapped up over the weekend.
Guyana edged Jamaica 3-2 to take home the coveted title.