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OAKLAND, Calif.—There is no one who understood Cleveland’s tortured relationships with its sports teams as intimately as LeBron James.

TAUNTON, Somerset – Chris Gayle’s hit a stroke-filled half-century to help propel Somerset to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Darren Sammy’s Hampshire, in the English T20 Blast here Sunday.

HOLLAND - Football club FC Twente will not be demoted to the Jupiler league after all, the Dutch football association decided on Friday.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Lab Sports Academy is a nonprofit Organization which caters towards keeping our youth off the street away from drugs, Alcohol and other crime related activities.

HOLLAND - Coverage of next season’s Champions League football is being shifted from commercial broadcaster SBS6 to Veronica, parent company SBS6 Broadcasting said on Tuesday.

POND ISLAND, St. MaartenThe St. Martin Pony Baseball/Softball League says a recent donation from TelEm Group will go towards airfare for local athletes who will be competing in this year’s PONY Youth Baseball Caribbean Zone Tournaments July 1-5.

Organizers have to find more than $20,000 to take two delegations of players, umpires and other support staff to the Under 10 years tournament in Aruba and to the Under-12 years tournament in Puerto Rico.

They are asking corporate businesses and other corporate citizens with an interest in youth and sports to assist however possible, appealing to them to follow the lead of TelEm Group and others who have already expressed support.

For more information contact the St. Martin Pony league at 542-2121.

HOLLAND - The Netherlands could be looking forward to its most successful Olympics ever, if the virtual medal table put together by sports information group Gracenote proves to be correct.

Gracenote suggest the Netherlands could win as many as 29 medals during the games, four more than its record 25 during the Sydney Olympics of 2000.

However, Dafne Schippers, widely tipped to win the sprint double, will only take bronze in the 100 metres, Gracenote says.

The company predicts the US will top the medals table with 102 medals and China will be in second place with 78.

The Gracenote list:

Gold Dafne Schippers – 200 metres Niek Kimman – BMX Tom Dumoulin – cycling time trial Hans Peter Minderhoud – individual dressage Showjumping – team gold Kim Polling – judo Marit Bouwmeester – Zeilen Silver Rick van der Ven – archery Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst – Beach volleyball Nouchka Fontijn – Boxing Anna van der Breggen – cycling road race Epke Zonderland – gymnastics high bar Dutch women – handball Dutch women – field hockey Dutch men – field hockey Dorian van Rijsselberghe – wind surfing Lilian de Geus – wind surfing Dutch women – 4×100 metres freestyle relay Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 50 metres freestyle Bronze Dafne Schippers – 100 metres Sifan Hassan – 1500 metres Anna van der Breggen – cycling, time trial Dutch team – dressage Suzanne Wevers – gymnastics (beam) Roy Meyer – judo Marhinde Verkerk – judo Dutch eight – rowing Roel Braas/Mitchel Steenman – rowing (coxless pairs) Jessica Blazka – wrestling

 

HOLLAND - Football club FC Twente say they will be forced to file for bankruptcy if the football association denies their last ditch appeal to avoid relegation to the Jupiler league.

The Dutch football association’s players council said last month the club should be sent down one league next season for failing to get its finances in order and will take a final decision this week.

A court has already ruled that relegation would be lawful. ‘The board has gone through all the possible scenarios with an accountant and they all show that the club will face a shortage of several tens of millions of euros if relegated,’ spokesman Marcel Wendrich is quoted as saying.

‘There would be no option other than to file for bankruptcy.’ The club has already frozen June’s salary payments and the first creditors have already come forward, the Volkskrant said on Saturday.

In March, the club withdrew its 2014-15 annual report after discovering ‘potential’ irregularities surrounding transfers.

The decision to relegate Twente means De Graafschap will remain in the Eredivisie next season despite losing the relegation battle in May.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - When the Windward Island Bank learned about the ‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ project, the bank immediately showed its support to the project.

This support materialized when the Windward Island Bank acquired one of the partnership packages of the project, namely the purchase of one hundred t-shirts with the ‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ logo printed in the front.

‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ committee member and President of Island Hoops Foundation, Paul Bell expressed his gratitude for the participation and emphasized that it is because of good corporate citizens like the Windward Island Bank that the project can take place.

The ‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ project aims to curb violence and bring awareness to the communities on the strength of a community and what can be accomplished when a community comes together.

The awareness of the project is created via spreading t-shirts with the ‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ logo throughout the community, while community building activities are held in ten different districts on the Dutch side of the island, one district per month, and the month of community building activities concludes with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Interested persons who want to volunteer in the project or entities that would like to assist in any way can contact the ‘Shoot Hoops, Not Guns’ committee via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/shoothoopsnotguns .

MIDDLE REGION, St. Maarten - After accepting to host the campaign in their district, the Middle Region and Defiance Community Council were assisted by the Shoot Hoops not Guns Committee and their growing movement of volunteers with handing out flyers promoting the upcoming events.

While handing out flyers, the opportunity was taken to distribute 500 bumper stickers, sponsored by Artistic Drive and SXM Signs, with the message, "Violence is NEVER a Solution. 

Community building activities will commence on the weekends of the 11,12 and 18,19 Sent from my iPhone
Some projects that were executed in other communities were: clean ups, property repairs, painting walls, fences, murals, signs, planting flowers and trees for beautification of playground and properties, creating garbage bins, constructing basketball nets and soccer goals. 
 
All residents are encouraged to come out and participate as we all take a stance and help restore our communities. 
The month will end with a grand celebration highlighted by a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 3 point competition which will be incorporated with the annual Middle Region's Day on June 26th
 
Businesses or persons who are willing to contribute to continue to make this campaign a success please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us on Facebook at 
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