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ST. CROIX — Educational Complex lowered the boom on Central High in the second half en route to a 22-6 victory Monday afternoon, sweeping the series from the Caribs to lay claim to the St. Croix football championship.

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TORTOLA — British Virgin Islands sprinter Nelda Huggins won the women’s 60-meter dash at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational over the weekend, highlighting performances by Virgin Islands collegiate athletes in indoor track and field competitions over the weekend.

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ST. THOMAS — Having to share the island’s only gymnasium has made practicing tough on St. Croix Educational Complex High’s varsity boys basketball team.

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ST. THOMAS — Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s varsity boys basketball team began its 2018 season with a win and a loss — and both just a little harder than the Devil Rays expected.

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U.S. Virgin Islands’ Anisha George, left, looks for an open teammate as she is guarded by Jamaica’s Sasha Dixon, center, and Yanique Gordon, right, during the FIBA Women’s Centrobasket Championship 2017 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas on July 15.

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Appreciate what you’re looking at this weekend, because it might be the last time you see it. This weekend the Saints, Steelers and Patriots are all playing in divisional playoff games, meaning Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are all suiting up trying to take their teams back to…

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TORTOLA — Malique Smith got the 2018 collegiate indoor track and field season off to a winning start for Virgin Islands athletes this past weekend, with a victory in the men’s 600-yard run at the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team wrapped up a four-game Florida road trip with a come-from-behind 74-69 victory over top-ranked Villa Maria (N.Y.) University on Sunday afternoon in Hialeah, Fla.

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Michigan State guard Matt McQuaid, center, shoots between Ohio State forward Andre Wesson, left, and center Micah Potter during the first half Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes upset the No. 1 ranked Spartans 80-64.

  • By BILL KISER Daily News Sports Editor
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A slow start by the University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team led to a strong finish Friday.

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ST. THOMAS — David Franzel has a feeling the St. Thomas Sailing Center is in for a big year.

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team, fresh off of winning its first games of the season last weekend, opens the New Year today with a four-game series in Florida.

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It took a few months, but the University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team finally put a game in the “win” column.

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team gave first-year head coach Jeff Jones his first win Saturday.

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A college basketball player with U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ties is getting national attention as he continues to rack up double-doubles in leading his team, the University of Minnesota, to early success in the Big Ten.

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Two Category 5 storms have restricted the TV viewing habits of Virgin Islanders as it relates to national sports. But as the rebuilding has picked up pace some of us now have access to cable television or are hooked up to DISH Network. That select group will get the opportunity today to see …

  • By KARIN BRULLIARD The Washington Post
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Thinking about giving a puppy or kitten as a holiday gift? If so, animal welfare advocates advise that you make sure the recipient is eager and ready for a pet, and they strongly suggest sourcing the animal from a shelter or a rescue group.

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From the grave, P.D. James stretches forth a cadaver’s finger with a posthumously released story titled “The Murder of Santa Claus.” From the hecklers’ balcony, the reliably droll Donna Andrews serves up “How the Finch Stole Christmas!,” and Peter Lovesey’s anthology “The Usual Santas” promi…

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Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Joe Schobert is a likely alternate for the Pro Bowl, however, if you aren’t a Browns fan, chances are you wouldn’t know that.

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The NFL announced its Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday night and as expected, the winning teams across the league had the most players selected. But whenever the Pro Bowl rosters are announced, I never really look at the actual roster. I tend to look for the alternates. However, it’s ironic that …

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Another slow start led to another loss for the University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team, falling to Dillard University, 103-83, on Monday afternoon in its final game at the Xavier Classic tournament in New Orleans.

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A second-quarter comeback by the University of the Virgin Islands’ women’s basketball team faltered in the third quarter, as the Lady Buccaneers lost to Dillard University, 67-48, on Monday in the final game of the Xavier Classic tournament in New Orleans.

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A low-scoring second half proved costly to the University of the Virgin Islands’ men’s basketball team, as the Buccaneers fell to Xavier-Louisiana 74-52 on Sunday at the Xavier Classic tournament in New Orleans.

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The University of the Virgin Islands’ women’s basketball team struggled from the onset in a 76-30 loss to Xavier-Louisiana on Sunday night in the Xavier Classic tournament in New Orleans.

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ST. CROIX — Educational Complex High School edged Central High School 16-14 on Sunday afternoon in a season-opening defensive battle at the University of the Virgin Islands soccer field.

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