In The Spotlight
Team St. Maarten finished third in the Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium. St. Maarten bested Aruba 73-68 Saturday night. In the championship game, also Saturday, Dominican Republic won it all beating defending champions Tortola 88-74. A total of six teams competed in the week-long tournament. Not advancing were St. Eustatius and Curacao.
LONDON- - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a superb display to outclass local favourite Dina Asher-Smith and Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou as she won the women's 100 metres in 10.78 seconds at the London Diamond League on Sunday.
FOIX, France- - Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second successive day in the 15th stage, a 185-km mountain battle won by Briton Simon Yates on Sunday.
British Virgin Islands is going to the final and will face the Dominican Republic in the Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium. The Team from Tortola advanced Friday defeating St. Maarten 75-67. The Dominican Republic bested Aruba 95-73. The Teams are competing for a grand prize of US $5,000. The final is set to tip off tonight at 9:00pm. At 7:00pm St. Maarten will take on Aruba for third place. Admission is US $5 for adults and $3 for children.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland- - Ireland's Shane Lowry proved master of the Dunluce links for the second successive day to move into a share of the halfway lead with American J.B. Holmes at the British Open on Friday.
PAU, France- - France's Julian Alaphilippe continued to amaze as he claimed an impressive victory in the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 27.2-km individual time trial, to extend his overall lead on Friday.
Aruba’s Clive Gario comes up with the ball against Curacao in the Battle of the Fittest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament at L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium Thursday. Aruba beat Curacao and the Dominican Republic pounded St. Eustatius. Aruba won 89-50 and the Dominican Republic out- scored Statia 122-88. In the late game St. Maarten lost to defending champions Tortola 84-83. Teams are competing for a grand prize of US $5,000. Admission is US $5 for adults and $3 for children. Friday Aruba is set to go up against Dominican Republic starting at 7:00pm and at 9:00pm St. Maarten takes on Tortola again.
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France- - Simon Yates put a disappointing Giro d'Italia campaign behind him when he won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, as the main title contenders stayed quiet in the first Pyrenean climbs of this year's race.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland- - Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods endured miserable first rounds at the British Open on Thursday with American J.B. Holmes ending in the lead after shooting a five under-par 66 at Royal Portrush.
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.