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Hofstra Upsets Florida State, 82-77, in Paradise Jam Opening Day

The 2015 Paradise Jam kicked off Friday at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center with Ohio and Tulsa facing off first in a true game of two halves.

Julius ‘The Chef’ Jackson Pushing Forward Despite Loss to Uzcategui

A second-round TKO by Mexico’s Jose Uzcategui came as a shock to V.I. residents that gathered around their televisions Tuesday night to cheer on 340 Boxing’s Julius “The Chef” Jackson.

Julius Jackson Eyes No. 1 Spot with Tuesday Fight

Now ranked No. 5 in his weight class, Julius “the Chef” Jackson (19-0) will be a contender for No. 1 if he wins his bout Tuesday against Mexico’s Jose Uzcategui.

V.I. Hosts Caribbean Golf Association Junior Championships

Last week, the Virgin Islands Golf Federation hosted the Caribbean Golf Association Junior Championships (CGAJC) at Carambola Golf and Country Club where five of the Virgin Islands’ team members competed against youth from eight other islands.

Amateur Fights Show Range of V.I. Boxing Talent

USVI Amateur Boxing Federation invited up-and-coming boxers from Puerto Rico and the BVI to St. Thomas last weekend to showcase their talent alongside more than a dozen of the territory's amateurs.

V.I.’s Marjorie Dodson Races in Inner Mongolian Marathon

Marjorie Dodson competed in a half marathon on July 4, half a world away from St. Thomas, where she grew up. The race took her through the sweeping grasslands in Xiwuqi, a town bordering Mongolia.

John Jackson Heads to Boxing Champions Fight Card

The “PBC – the Next Round” series on Bounce TV showcases boxing’s “rising stars and future champions,” according to the network’s official website. Meanwhile, amateur heavyweight

Nine USVI Sailors Compete in 2015 Optimist North America Championship in Antigua

School may be out but the work is just starting for young sailors from the US Virgin Islands who have started

Juan Robles, Rachel Connof Win Firsts at 27th Paradise 5K

On April 30, the 27th Paradise 5K was held. The distance was 3.1 miles of a rolling course that is a segment of Ironman 70.3 Run Course at The Buccaneer Resort, Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The 5K was organized by the Virgin Islands Pace Runners and sanctioned by the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation.

VITFF Team Looking for 4 X 100 Meter Relay Record at Penn Relays

One of the defining elements of a nation’s national track and field team is the status of its relay squads. Perhaps the most famous relay competition in the history of the sport is the annual Penn Relays coming up this weekend in Philadelphia.

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