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PUTTIN’ ON MY BEST WILL SMITH IMITATION: Tim Duncan poses with a basketball in St. Croix. SAN ANTONIO — Retired Virgin Islands-born NBA star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the territory, decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago, and effete country-western singer Kenny Chesney says he is launching

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DRIVING LANE: No. 11 Alex Perez of Mexico drives past Deon Edwin of the Virgin Islands on Sunday night in Argentina. The Mexicans took the Bronze medal with a 79-65 win, but the Virgin Islanders were the talk of the tournament with their solid play and amazing upset of Canada

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TRYING SEMIFINAL: Mixed emotions as the United States defeated the Virgin Islands 90-62 in the 2017 Americup Championships in Argentina. The American team proper was gracious and dignified in victory. Here Xavier Munford drives to the hoop against the hometown team. BUENOS AIRES — They arrived as favorites, and they

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HIGH SCORER: Walter Hodge of Puerto Rico has been the game’s high scorer in two out three of the Virgin Islands men’s teams games at the 2017 AmeriCup Championships in Argentina. With a loss on Tuesday, the team still moves on to the semifinals and a chance to play in

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BUENOS AIRES — The Virgin Islands Men’s basketball team was going for two upset wins in a row. The hometown team defeated 24th-ranked Canada 83-71 on Sunday. On Monday, the Virgin Islanders lost a close one 84-86 to 15th-ranked Venezuela. Walter Hodge of the Virgin Islands team again was the

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STAR POWER: Walter Hodge (6) of the Virgin Islands drives the ball to the hoop during the 2017 AmeriCup Championships in Bahia Blanca, Argentina on Sunday night. Hodge led all scorers with 25 points. BUENOS AIRES — Walter Hodge scored 25 points and added eight assists as the Virgin Islands

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  KY ODLUM OF STT INDIANAPOLIS — St. Thomas swimming sensation Ky Odlum set two territorial-age-group swimming records in two days during the third day of the FINA Junior World Swimming Championships in Indiana. Odlum, 14, broke the Virgin Islands’ 13-14 record in the boys 100-meter butterfly during his heat race

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HOUSTON — On the heels of solid starts from rotation mates Sean Manaea and Kendall Graveman, Oakland right-hander Jharel Cotton did something Sunday that not only maintained the momentum but served him well as he seeks consistency. The St. Thomas native Cotton snapped a five-start winless streak by pitching effectively

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BIG WINNER: Clayton Laurent, Jr. (right) stands over Wayman Carter after knocking him to the canvas in the first round at the Antilles School’s Mark C. Marin Center in St. Thomas on Saturday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Clayton Laurent, Jr made a big splash in his debut fight, stopping Wayman Carter

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ODD MAN OUT: Derek Jeter poses in front of pink balloons to symbolize that his first child is a baby girl. Maybe the former New York Yankees baseball captain can up his intake of oysters if he hopes to have a male successor on the baseball diamond. (PHOTO COURTESY: Hannah

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