In The Spotlight
The Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament tipped off at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium Sunday and runs to July 20. Teams are competing for a grand prize of US $5,000. Admission is US $5 for adults and $3 for children. Games start at 6:00pm and run to midnight. Last night Aruba squeezed past St. Eustatius 69-64. Tortola beat Curacao 128-52 and in the late game play stopped at 6:36 left in the fourth quarter with Dominican Republic up 84-63 after a beer bottle was thrown on the court. Thursday at 6:00pm Aruba faces Curacao. At 8:00pm Dominican Republic takes on St. Eustatius and starting at 10:00pm Tortola meets St. Maarten.
CAIRO- - Odion Ighalo's early goal gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Tunisia in their third-place playoff at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
TOULOUSE, France-- Australian Caleb Ewan completed his set of grand tour stage victories when the pocket-sized sprinter pipped Dylan Groenewegen to the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 167-km flat ride from Albi on Wednesday.
CASTRES, France-- Team Ineos are already poised for a Tour de France triumph before the race even enters the high mountains after a brutal display of strength on the eve of the first rest day.
ST. EUSTATIUS – Ruvin Pandt was crowned King of the Track at the 2019 St. Eustatius Drag Racing Competition. It was an all Statia finals when Pandt went up against fellow Statia rider, Denicio Spanner and won.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland- - Home favourite Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot at the Open Championship on Thursday when the tournament returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years.
ALBI, France- - Champion Geraint Thomas and his Ineos team found themselves in the Tour de France driving seat after gaining considerable time on a handful of rivals as crosswinds caused chaos in the peloton in the climax of Monday's 10th stage.
July 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. world champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, according to police. He was 55.
Whitaker was a world champion in four divisions - WBC lightweight, IBF light welterweight, WBC welterweight and WBA light middleweight. He retired in 2001 after compiling a 40-4-1 record including 17 knockouts and later worked as a trainer.
The Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament tipped off at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium Sunday and runs to July 20. Teams are competing for a grand prize of US $5,000. Admission is US $5 for adults and $3 for children. Games start at 6:00pm and run to midnight. In the opener Dominican Republic blasted Curacao 116-59. St. Maarten then beat St. Eustatius 80-56. Monday at 6:00pm Statia faces Curacao. At 8:00pm Aruba takes on St. Maarten and stating at 10:00pm Dominican Republic meets British Virgin Islands.
LONDON- - Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss threw at him to claim a fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday.