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Mamma Mia! Pennetta wins U.S. Open and then retires

w_tennNEW YORK-- Flavia Pennetta won her first grand slam singles title over Roberta Vinci in an improbable all-Italian U.S. Open final on Saturday then added one more shock to a stunning fortnight by announcing her retirement.
  With the 7-6(4) 6-2 win, the 33-year-old Pennetta becomes the fourth oldest grand slam winner in the Open Era and joins 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone as...

Sprint queen Schippers defeats Felix in 200m

dutchBRUSSELS-- World champion Dafne Schippers proved she will be the sprinter to beat over 200 metres at next year's Rio...

Serena loses Grand Slam bid in shocking upset

w_tennNEW YORK-- Serena Williams' bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam came to a shocking halt at the U.S. Open on...

Brady given thunderous ovation as Patriots open NFL season

page52b          Patriots won 28-21.

 FOXBOROUGH, MA- Tom Brady, the...

U.S. Open women's semis postponed due to rain threat

page52aNEW YORK-- The U.S. Open women's semi-finals scheduled for Thursday evening have been postponed due to the threat of...

Yacht Club sponsors North American Rally

sailSIMPSON BAY--The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is excited to announce that they are officially sponsoring the North...

Cardinals rally past Cubs, avoid sweep

cubsST.  LOUIS -- Rookie left fielder Stephen Piscotty laced the first pitch from reliever Fernando Rodney to the...

Young gun Halep, Italy's Pennetta into U.S. semis

w_tennNEW YORK- - Simona Halep will be the young gun in a U.S. Open semi-final lineup that features three 30-somethings...

Volleyball set to start

volleySt. Maarten Volleyball Association will kick off the 2015-2016 Senior and Veteran Volleyball...

Rooney breaks Charlton's record in England victory

rooneyLONDON- - Wayne Rooney became England's all-time record scorer when he smashed home his 50th international goal from...

Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

serneaNEW YORK-- Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2...

Former NFL Viking Butler talks fitness with youth

nflPHILIPSBURG—Former National Football League player Duane Butler is vacationing with his family on the Friendly...

Leveret goes long to set career high RBI record

reneTEXAS--Professional baseball player Rene Leveret of South Reward hit his 12 home run of the season. Playing for the...

Netball

netballSt. Peters faced Cay Hill in the opening match of the St. Maarten Netball Association’s annual Community League...

St. Martin Rugby

rugbySt. Martin Rugby Union was one of several exhibitors showcasing their sport at the weekend's annual Back to School...

Wawrinka through to quarters at US Open

TENNISNEW YORK-- French Open champion Stan Wawrinka kept the pressure on to end the threat posed by Donald Young and...

Little League prepares for School Tournament

littlePOND ISLAND--St. Maarten Little League Association is gearing up for the start of the annual Primary and Secondary...

Grand Slam-seeking Serena in quarters

page52bNEW YORK-- Serena Williams moved within three wins of achieving the fourth women's calendar-year Grand Slam by...

No pressure for Hamilton in dominant Monza win

page52aMONZA, Italy-- Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix to take a 53-point lead in the Formula One championship on...

Day in contention as Spieth struggles

dayNORTON, Massachusetts-- Jason Day kept his spectacular run of form going as he moved into contention for the Deutsche...

Djokovic and Cilic through to U.S. Open fourth round

seppiNEW YORK-- Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic took different routes into the fourth round of...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...