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Champions of the Weekend!

US OPEN Women’s Final

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Sloane Stephens won her 1st Grand Slam Title on Saturday! She beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0.

Stephens was fully zoned in throughout the entire match, making very few unforced errors. While the favourite to win, Madison Keys probably had her worse match of the tournament. Her serve that is usually powerful was only on point for the first game of the match and deteriorated quickly afterwards. Her usual accurate forehand created many errors, often overhitting the ball. A lot of pressure was on her to win this title as the better player and I think it got to her mentally and then physically. Her game was completely off and just did not come together.

Thankfully the two finalists are friends and embraced each other strongly at the end of the match.

For Stephens, after being out for so long with an injury, this must be one of the greatest comebacks ever in tennis history. Congratulations to Sloane Stephens and we hope to see more of you!

CPL T20 Final

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The CPL T20 Final was also last Saturday night between the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders. Chris Gayle was only able to score 1 run for the Patriots who batted first, so you know what that means! The Trinbago Knight Riders are the CPL T20 2017 Champions! They finished at 136/7 (19.0). Congrats to them.

US OPEN Men’s Final

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Yesterday, World no. 1, Rafael Nadal won his 3rd US Open Title vs. Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4! This was Rafa’s 16th Major Title. Nadal played for his Sweet 16 with spectacular groundstrokes, net game and quickness that was just too much for Anderson to handle. Congrats Rafa!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CPL and US OPEN Ladies Final Update!

CPL T20 FINAL

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Photo: cplt20.com

The Trinbago Knight Riders knocked out the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night and are through to the Finals to meet Chris Gayle and the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots this Saturday!

US OPEN Ladies Final

Who would have thought? It will be Sloane Stephens versus Madison Keys in the US Open Ladies Final tomorrow at 3pmET.

With Serena out, it has been anybody’s game.

Sloane Stephens showed she wanted to be in the Final more than ever last night, beating veteran, Venus Williams in an epic 3rd set. She beat Venus, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5. Her reach and movement was phenomenal.

On the other side of the draw, Madison Keys has been relentless and rolled over Coco Vandeweghe, 6-1, 6-2.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Last CPL 2017 Match at Sabina will be Tallawahs vs. Warriors Tonight!

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After the Tallawahs’ spectacular win over Chris Gayle’s Patriots, they are now 2nd on the Points table, with the unbeaten Trinbago Knight Riders at the top.

The final 2 matches before the Playoffs will be held in Barbados. The Playoffs and Final will be in Trinidad.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors are currently in the 4th spot and the Barbados Tridents are in 5th Spot. Darren Sammy’s St. Lucia Stars without a single win in the tournament so far, don’t have a chance.

So, expect the Warriors to fight to secure a spot in the Playoffs tonight, but our Jamaica Tallawahs are looking good!

Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CPL T20 Comes to Sabina TONIGHT!

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Photo: http://www.cplt20.com

The Tallawahs are in Jamaica and so is CPL T20. Finally!

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Jamaica Tallawahs with Lendl Simmons, Krishmar Santoki, Kumar Sangakkarra and more, will be playing the St. Lucia Stars with Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels and more. The Stars have been on a losing streak at the bottom of the table. The Tallawahs are currently in 3rd place.

Current Standings

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Other Matches at Sabina Park and Ticket Info:

Saturday, August 26 @8pm: Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Trinbago Knight Riders

Wednesday, August 30 @6pm: Jamaica Tallawahs vs. St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Friday, September 1 @8pm: Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CPL T20 Update! 4 Days to Sabina!

It’s 4 days to go until CPL T20 finally comes to Sabina Park, Jamaica!

Refresh your memory on the teams and who has the potential to win from my previous update if you need to do so here:

What’s Happening with CPL T20?! | Suga Lifestyle

https://sugalifestyle.com/2017/08/10/whats-happening-with-cpl-t20/

Suga’s Match of the week

Last week Thursday, the Jamaica Tallawahs had an exciting match up vs. the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Tallawahs bowled them out for 128/7 and won by 2 runs!

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Instagram Photo: @digiceljamaica

Matches remaining in the CPL T20 2017 Schedule 

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Details for Tickets

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Current Standings!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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What’s Happening with CPL T20?!

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Saturday, August 5th – Florida: Jamaica Tallawahs vs. Barbados Tridents (Photo credit: Brandt Williams)

Don’t worry Cricket fans, I have not forgotten you.  I just feel a little left out since matches do not come to Jamaica until August 25th!

Florida got quite a few matches this year. My Kingston 21 Suga Bears should check out the Schedule! I know some went last weekend already.

CPL T20 2017 Schedule:

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The Teams

Jamaica Tallawahs

Chris Gayle has left the Tallawahs for the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots! What a tragedy.

We still have Wicket Keeper and Batsman, Kumar Sangakkara though.

We acquired one of the best bowlers in CPL T20, Krishmar Santoki.

We also have a good batsman, Lendl Simmons.

The Coach is former English Cricketer, Paul Nixon.

Barbados Tridents

The Tridents have a decent team with all-rounder, Kieron Pollard, Bowler Ravi Rampaul, Wicket keeper out of Pakistan, Shoaib Malik and New Zealand Batsman, Kane Williamson.

Guyana Amazon Warriors

The Amazon Warriors have a lot of new faces like the Tallawahs.

Familiar names are the Kiwi Batsman, Martin Guptill, Batsman and Wicket Keeper, Chadwick Walton, Batsman and Bowler, Jason Mohammed and Bowler, Veerasammy Permaul.

St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots

The Patriots are coached by former West Indian Cricketer and Coach, Phil Simmons.

Joining Chris Gayle, they have well known, Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite and Pakistani Bowler, Hasan Ali.

They are expected to do well.

St. Lucia Stars

The St. Lucia Stars have Aussie Batsman and Bowler, Shane Warson, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor and a Bowler from New Zealand, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Trinbago Knight Riders

The Trinbago Knight Riders are stacked! They have the Bravo Brothers, Dwayne and Darren, Kiwi Batsman, Brendon McCullum, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin and popular South Africam Batsman, Hashim Amla.

How is it going so far?

Chris Gayle has the highest individual score of 66 for the Patriots.

Despite all the new faces, the Tallawahs have had a good start. They have the highest Team score of 154/5 and Mohammad Sami has the best Bowling figures of 12/4. Lendl Simmons is batting well too.

Kevon Kooper of the Knight Riders is the highest wicket taker with 6.

Current Standings!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Tallawahs Sweep Home Games!

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Congrats to the Jamaica Tallawahs for winning 4/4 at home! Last night they beat the Barbados Tridents who opted to field first, by 36 runs.

Thank goodness Chris Gayle has a stronger team this time around, especially since he is injured. He was dismissed early again but Chadwick Walton was the one last night who stepped up and scored 97 with the support of Sangakkara and he won Man of the Match.

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The Tallawahs had an all around performance throughout the 4 games here. Well deserved victories.

It was a pleasure to see so many Jamaicans come out and support the Cricket, drinking or not drinking. Well done CPL. For those who actually follow the CPL, the Tallawahs leave home at the top of the table.

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There are more matches to be played in St. Lucia followed by Florida who does not have a team and then the Playoffs and Final will be played St. Kitts. The Final will be played on Sunday, August 7. Continue to support the Tallawahs by tuning in to TVJSN, Sportsmax, ESPN Caribbean or any other Sports Channel that may be showing the matches.

You can also follow CPLT20 (@CPL) on twitter to keep up and tweet your support.

The Tallawahs will play St. Lucia next on Saturday, July 30 in Lauderhill, Florida.

Go Tallawahs!