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HOLLAND - The Dutch Paralympic team is returning home from the Rio games after finishing in seventh place in the medals table, with 62 medals including 17 golds.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The works to ensure the proper lighting of the St. Peters and Middle Region basketball courts were completed on Monday September 19th, 2016.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said it has taken note of the repeated “calls to conduct a forensic audit of the Board in order to save West Indies cricket from absolute and total downfall” made by former officials of the WICB.

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a statement on Wednesday, Grenada prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, slammed what he described as the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment, and just two days before the team leaves the region on a tough assignment.

HOLLAND - Michael van Praag has lost his bid to take over the Uefa chairmanship to Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin. Ceferin, a relative unknown, won 42 votes compared with the Dutch FA chief’s 13.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced two 15-man squads for the Twenty20 and One-Day-International series against Pakistan.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Phil Simmons’ rocky tenure as head coach of  the West Indies cricket team came to a premature end Tuesday afternoon after West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that they it had terminated his contract.

CAYHILL, St. Maarten - Members of the Sint Maarten Soccer Association (SMSA) recently received a pleasant surprise when they were presented with new uniforms and balls.

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is forecasting a surplus for the financial year ending September 30, 2016. Additionally, it is projecting to spend an estimated US$40 million on its development programmes for the year October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- FIFA has banned its former vice president, Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb, from football for life and will be issuing a fine in excess of US$1 million to the former president of both CIFA and CONCACAF.

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