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Stories by Orville Higgins

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now behind us and we can now focus on other relevant sports stories. Almost gone unnoticed is the fact that West Indies have won three of their last five home tests over the last few weeks. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are not...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

I have stayed away from the Leon Bailey issue for months. I have refused to write about it, or discuss it on any media forum that I am on. For me, the issue was becoming a little monotonous. I stated on radio long ago that some of the demands made...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:15 AMOrville Higgins

Maybe I am getting greedy. Maybe I am taking the sprint medals for granted at the Rio Olympics. Don’t get me wrong; I am happy and grateful for the exploits of Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod, but for me, those medals were...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:07 AMOrville Higgins

Leicester City's title-winning heroics in England have already triggered talk of being the biggest upset in the history of sports. There have been some stunning upsets in sports, but usually those were one-off incidents. Kenya beating the West...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

Schoolboy football sensation Alex Marshall was on a television sports programme recently where he said he is now going to put some more emphasis on his education, as he looks forward to his immediate future. He made it clear that while he wasn...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins, Contributor

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The last World Relays in The Bahamas threw up another controversy. Shelly-Ann Fraser's absence from the 4x100m final is a hotly debated issue, and has reminded us that we have a long way to go...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

A few months ago, netball president Marva Bernard made the announcement that maybe Jamaica had outgrown the regional netball competition and that the JNA may well have to look at other tournaments to send our teams.

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 2:29 AMOrville Higgins

It is rather unfortunate that much of the talk after Champs has been Michael O’Hara’s seminal moment when he lifted his running gear to show the much-talked-about 'Be Extraordinary', words that happen to be a Digicel slogan. Ambush marketing was on...

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMOrville Higgins

  Was there ever a time when the off-the-field drama in West Indies cricket was bigger than it is now? Who cares about West Indies players doing well on the actual field of play, when what’s happening off the field is so much more exciting?

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