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FA Cup to come to Cayman

Manchester United celebrating winning last year’s FA Cup

Football fans in Cayman will soon be treated to seeing the FA Cup trophy which is on a tour of the Caribbean. Manchester United are the current holders of the FA Cup and they have agreed with telecommunications company Flow to give Caribbean fans unprecedented access to the famous trophy. …

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Beamon at SOCI gala

Bob Beamon is supporting SOCI

Robert “Bob” Beamon, the Olympic gold medallist and former world record long jumper is coming to Cayman for Special Olympics Cayman Islands signature fundraising golf tournament and awards evening. Mr. Beamon leapt into record books during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. The then 22-year-old’s record 29 feet, 2 ½ …

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Juniors smash it at PwC opener

Lauren Fullerton was third in the under 18 competition

By Ron Shillingford The junior tennis scene continues to thrive with many youngsters coming through and the first tournament of the year showed that. It was the PwC Junior Circuit tournament at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound over the weekend of Jan. 7-8. The tournament welcomed some …

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Don’t give up on fitness goals

Weight training is recommended

(BPT) – To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year’s resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen. If …

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Gareth shakes off festive excess

Gareth Van Den Bergh is a founder of the Breakaway Squad. Credit: Will Bignal Photography

Gareth Van Den Bergh enjoyed the festive season a little more than he intended, which doesn’t bode well for tackling the Mercuryman 70.3 in Cayman next week. But unlike most of us, Van Den Bergh has an excellent reason; he completed the Ironman 70.3 in Cartagena, Colombia in early December. …

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World Cup expands to 48 teams

Keylor Navas excelled in goal for Costa Rica at the last World Cup finals

FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 32 in 2026 has received mixed reactions but is generally accepted as good for the sport. It came as no surprise when announced on Tuesday because FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino made it a key point during his campaign last …

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Cafu tips Neymar to be best

Neymar is still improving

Neymar is being tipped by Cafu, the former Brazil captain, as the best footballer in the world. Real Madrid star Ronaldo was named as the Best FIFA Player at a ceremony on Monday, beating fellow finalists Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann. Neymar, 24, is younger than the world’s best two …

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Bravo not in Trini squad

Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo has been left out of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 14-man squad for this month’s Regional Super50. His inclusion is pending the outcome of a meeting with the West Indies Cricket Board over disciplinary issues. The 27-year-old left-hander was sent home by the Board ahead of the …

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Pacquiao was a knockout

Manny Pacquiao smiled throughout his stay in Cayman. Credit: Christoper Tobutt

By Ron Shillingford The Island Rumble boxing show with the legendary Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao in attendance was a bit of a soggy affair on Saturday night at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex but still a huge success. The world champion boxer attended as guest of honour thanks to the …

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Island Rumble drew the crowds

Hopkin Ebanks (blue) and Canova Someri

There has never been such a well-attended boxing show in the Cayman Islands. Manny Pacquiao drew the crowds from all districts and some even came from overseas, such is his pulling power. The Filipino multi-world champion impressed with his humility and soft-spoken charm and will be welcomed with the same …

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