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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A professional boxer is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl on St. Thomas. John A. “Dah Rock” Jackson, 30, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree aggravated rape, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Jackson is the youngest son of three-time

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HAVANA — A 24-year-old student has become the first United States citizen to play in an official Cuban league in around six decades, just as Cubans are batting for Major League Baseball without having to defect under a historic deal made in December. U.S.-Cuban relations have chilled as U.S. President

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ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA President Gianni Infantino still looks set to be re-elected unopposed, with a pledge of 25 votes from Caribbean soccer federations. The Caribbean Football Union says its executive committee agreed unanimous support for Infantino for the June 5 vote in Paris. The CFU says all its members “already

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SAN JUAN — St. Thomas boxer Clayton Laurent Jr. remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Kenny Cruz Carasquillo of Bayamon on Friday night. Heavyweight Laurent bested Cruz Carasquillo at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto before his opponent’s home crowd. With the victory, Laurent improves to

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SAN JUAN — Clayton “Mr. 340” Laurent Jr. of St. Thomas wants to continue his family’s winning ways this weekend. As the stepson of Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, the Jackson family has had its share of champions. “Boxing is what I love to do, it’s what I live for,” Laurent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 2018 Paradise Jam beginning Friday, Nov. 16, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The highly anticipated basketball tournament tips off at 2 p.m. with the men’s games when Oregon University goes up against

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The popular basketball festival, Paradise Jam, returns to the Virgin Islands next month. Governor Kenneth Mapp met with Executive Director of the Basketball Travelers, Nels Hawkinson on Thursday to discuss the tournament schedule for the 19th annual event which takes place November 16-24 at the University of the

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PHILADELPHIA — Linval Joseph whipped out the sunglasses, sat on the bench and pulled on the oxygen mask . Rest up, big man. Job well done. Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, the 330-pound Joseph returned a fumble 64 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Kenneth Mapp said that he “has lauded efforts to recognize past and present athletes from the greater Virgin Islands.” Speaking at the 6th annual Thorvald McIntosh and Gerard Alphonso Hall Sports Award Dinner on St. Croix on Saturday. Governor Mapp commended the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRADENTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands will play Canada in Florida for its opening qualifying CONCACAF match because of a lack of a suitable venue in the territory. The Virgin Islands and Canadian soccer teams will square off September 9 on the grounds of the

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