In The Spotlight
NYON, Switzerland- - Eleven-times champions Real Madrid will take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final after the draw pitted last year's finalists against each other.
MONTE CARLO-- David Goffin proved too hot to handle for Novak Djokovic as the Belgian 10th seed reached the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals with a thrilling 6-2 3-6 7-5 victory on Friday.
WILLEMSTAD--The host country’s four medal winners during the recent Carifta Games 2017 were honoured in Curaçao.
MARIGOT—The Albéric Richards Stadium in Sandy Ground will once again be the venue for St. Martin’s 13th International Athletics Meet to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017,
ZURICH-- Ajax Amsterdam, trailing 3-0 and down to 10 men, scored two late goals to overcome Schalke 04 in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday while Olympique Lyonnais won a 16-kick penalty shootout against Besiktas.
MONTE CARLO-- World number one Andy Murray was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday as Spaniard Albert Ramos battled back from 4-0 down in the final set to win 2-6 6-2 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals on a day of upsets.
BARCELONA- - Barcelona's hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday at the Nou Camp to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.
PARIS-- World number one Andy Murray overcame a dreadful start to beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 and reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round as he made his return from a five-week injury layoff on Wednesday.
Glenn Kunst (centre) won gold in the pole vault
WILLEMSTAD--Athletes of the host country earned a total of four medals during the Carifta Games over the long Easter weekend at Curaçao's National Sports Centre SDK.
Glenn Kunst won gold in the pole vault. He jumped up to 4.65 metres, which is a record for the regional youth games.
High jumper Jaden Bernabela got silver. Among the women there was bronze for Qyone Antersijn in the 1,500 metres and Shuriantly Mathilda in the 800 metres.
He also set a new record for the games
Curaçao finished seventh in the overall medal count. Jamaica was first with 86 medals in total, including 39 gold.
Curaçao will be hosting Carifta in 2020 again. According to organisers it was a great success.
Kunst also received the Sir Austin Sealy Award for the most outstanding athlete during the games.