Caribbean Sports Roundup

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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 27, 2019: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, Sept. 27, 2019:

Bahamas Born NBA Star Pays Homage To His Homeland With New Puma Shoes

NBA star, Phoenix Suns center, Deandre Ayton, is paying to his homeland of The Bahamas with the Puma RS-X Deandre.

The lifestyle sneaker, which will be sold exclusively at Champs Sports for $120 a pair, marks Ayton’s first product collaboration with Puma and specifically pays homage to his native country in the bold and colorful design. Puma also announced that for each pair of the RS-X Deandre that is sold, the brand will donate $25 to assist relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Trinidad And Tobago Player Signed

Gokulam Kerala FC has signed Trinidad and Tobago national team player Nathaniel Garcia for the upcoming I-League season. The 26-year-old mid-fielder last played for Point Fortin Civic FC. In 2017, Garcia left Central FC and joined Point Fortin Civic FC and will now be playing in Gokulam Kerala FC. Garcia is the third player from Trinidad and Tobago to join Gokulam Kerala FC, after Marcus Joseph and Andre Ettienne.

Reggae Girlz Squad For Olympics Trial

Despite bad press over unpaid fees in recent weeks, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) this week named a 20-player Senior Reggae Girlz squad ahead of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers on September 30th – October 8th.

The squad consists of 13 members from the World Cup Squad in June and some new players including: Tiernny Wilshire – Midfielder/Forward at Rutgers University; Ricquelle Farquharson – Goalkeeper, member of the Jamaica U20 team in 2015 and Milan Dewkinandan -Goalkeeper, Reilly Patterson who played for Jamaica vs Nottingham Forrest last year.


Usain Bolt A Wide Receiver?

Jamaican born Olympian Usain Bolt this week revealed that he received offers to play in the NFL as a wide receiver. The former top athlete told the LA Times, however, that while he “got a lot of offers to go to the NFL… it was something that scared me at the time.”

“I think it’s better now. Back then, it was really a rough sport. If it was like it is now, I think I would probably transition and try to play in the NFL.”

He said he received offers from NFL teams to play wide receiver after dominating the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He was 22 and 26 years old at the time.

A Baby For This West Indies Player

West Indies’ all-rounder Andre Russell this week announced the news that he and his wife Jassym Lora are expecting their first baby. In a video posted by Russell on Instagram, the 31-year-old Jamaican cricketer also “it’s #GIRL.

Where To Catch All The Action From DOHA?

The IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 gets underway at Khalifa International Stadium today, Friday September 27th and will run until Sunday, October 6th. Several top Caribbean athletes will be in action at the championships. You can catch the action live stream on the IAAF’s YouTube channel.

In The Americas catch it live on the following TV channels:

Americas

Anguilla: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Antigua and Barbuda: ABS
Antigua: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Argentina: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Aruba: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Bahamas: ZNS, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Barbados: CBC, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Barbuda: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Belize: Television Jamaica 
Bermuda: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Bolivia: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Bonaire: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Brazil: Globosat British Virgin Islands: Television Jamaica 
Canada: CBC
Cayman Islands: TVJi, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Chile: Canal 13, TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Colombia: Caracol TV, TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Costa Rica: Spring Media, TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Cuba: ICRTCuracao: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Dominica: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Dominican Republic: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Ecuador: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
El Salvador: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Falkland Islands: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
French Guiana: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Grenada: GBS, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Guadeloupe: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Guatemala: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Guyana: Television Jamaica 
Haiti: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Honduras: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Jamaica: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Martinque: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Mexico: Televisa, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Montserrat: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Nicaragua: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Panama: TyC Sports, Cable Onda, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Paraguay: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Peru: TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Puerto Rico: NBC Universal and NBC

St. Barthelemy: ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
St. Kitts and Nevis: ZIZ, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
St. Lucia: Winners TV, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
St. Maarten: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
St. Martin: Television Jamaica
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Television Jamaica
Suriname: Television Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Turks and Caicos Islands: Television Jamaica, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)
Uruguay: VTV, TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)

USA: NBC Universal and NBC USA: NBC Universal and NBC
US Virgin Islands: NBC Universal and NBC USA: NBC Universal and NBC
Venezuela: Meridiano, TyC Sports, ESPN International (ESPN Latin America, ESPN Dos and/or ESPN Caribbean)

CPL Continues

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket tourney, continues this weekend.  The Guyana Amazon Warriors lead the points table with 12 followed by the Trinbago Knight Warriors with 9 and the St. Kitts Patriots with 8. St. Lucia Zouks have 5 points. Jamaica’s Tallawahs and the Tridents are at the bottom of the table with 4 points apiece so far. The match schedule for the tourney as it continues is as follows:

September 27, Friday

Match 24- St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs (St Lucia)

September 28, Saturday

Match 25- Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Barbados)

September 29, Sunday

Match 26- Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks (Barbados)

September 30, Monday

Match 27- Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (Trinidad)

October 02, Wednesday

Match 28- Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents (Trinidad)

October 03, Thursday

Match 29- Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (Guyana)

October 04, Friday

Match 30- Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders (Guyana)

October 06, Sunday

Qualifier 1 – 1st v 2nd

Eliminator – 3rd v 4th

October 10, Thursday

Qualifier 2- Winner of Eliminator v Loser of Qualifier 1 (Trinidad)

October 12, Saturday

Final- Winner of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2 (Trinidad)  (Oct. 13)