Bahamas hosts World Relays

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The 2017 international outdoor track season shifts into high gear this month with the staging of the IAAF World Relays April 22 and 23 in Nassau, The Bahamas. Track powerhouse nations, including several from the Caribbean, plus the United States, Europe and Africa, are set to compete in a variety of events ranging from 4x100 to 4x800 meters at the T. Robinson Stadium in a preview of this year’s World Championships in Athletics.

Kim Collins set to retire

Former world champion Kim Collins said he will retire from track and field following this year’s IAAF World Championships in London. “I think London will be my last,” said the 41-year-old St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter last month. “My oldest son is now 19. The kids are growing. But it’s been great for the younger generation as it shows that if you take care of your body, you can have a long-lasting career.” He won the 100 meters title at the 2003 championships. The 2017 championships are scheduled Aug. 4-13.

Reggae Boy leads EPL club in Champions League

Wes Morgan became the first ever Jamaican to score in a Champions League game as reigning English champions Leicester City dramatically overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla 2-0 and storm into the last eight of the Europe’s most celebrated competition last month. Entering the home contest trailing 1-2 following an away defeat last month, Leicester ensured its European fairytale continued as defender Morgan and Marc Albrigton scored in either half to snuff out the threat from the Spanish side.

T&T’s Hoyte signs with Cincinnati FC

Trinidad and Tobago defender Justin Hoyte has signed a one-year deal with the United Soccer League’s (USL) Cincinnati FC, the club announced last month. The England-born 32-year-old, who has been capped multiple times for T&T, joins the mid-western United States unit. Hoyte spent six seasons at English Premiership giants Arsenal. That experience, according to Cincinnati FC coach Alan Koch, was important to his side’s upcoming campaign.

“To add a player that has Premier League experience is a major addition to our squad,” said Koch. “Justin’s personality and humbleness for someone who has already achieved a significant amount in the game is enriching for our group.

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