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Spencer Fordin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and spent 16 years writing for MLB.com prior to moving to Grand Cayman. Fordin, a native of Port Washington, NY, has worked in New York, Baltimore and Toronto before relocating to Cayman in 2017.

ARTICLES BY SPENCER FORDIN

Cayman beats US Virgin Islands to control Nations League destiny

Cayman’s national football team overcame a driving rainstorm to beat the US Virgin Islands by 1-0 at Truman Bodden Sports Complex Saturday night, and it will play in Barbados on Tuesday with an excellent chance to win its group in the CONCACAF Nations League C.

Cayman football keeps eyes on Nations League prize

Cayman’s charmed run to the top of the CONCACAF Nations League C table has finally reached critical mass. The national team, tied with Barbados at the top of its group, can clinch a landmark result by beating the US Virgin Islands at home and Barbados on the road over the next five days.

Prospects go from Cayman Islands Classic to the NBA

Nicolas Claxton is fighting for minutes in the world’s premier basketball league. But before he made it to the NBA, he played in Cayman. Claxton, a rookie with the Brooklyn Nets, is one of a handful of players who are currently on an NBA roster after participating in the Cayman Islands Classic.

Cayman Water gears up for seventh annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride

The seventh annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride/Run will be staged this Sunday, honouring the former general manager of Cayman Water and raising funds for...

Cayman boxers return home after exhibition bouts in the Bahamas

Cayman’s boxers returned from a weekend trip to the Bahamas on Sunday, and they’ll have a little more than three weeks to train for the Caribbean Boxing Championships in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hip injury means Team USA star Christian Pulisic won’t play in Cayman

American star Christian Pulisic, who is having a breakout campaign for Chelsea in the English Premier League, was announced Thursday as part of the Team USA squad that will compete in Cayman next week. But a few days later, Pulisic was ruled out of the team due to a hip injury.

World champion comes home first in Pirates Week sea swim

Hours before the pirates made their landfall, another group was stirring on Cayman’s shores. The 39th annual Pirates Week 5K Swim was held on Saturday, and dozens of swimmers showed up at Governor’s Beach to test their endurance.

Cayman Islands Premier League takes a brief break in the schedule

The Cayman Islands Premier League has reached a natural break in the schedule, and the teams will have around three weeks to prepare for their next games.

Cayman youth football team aims toward brighter future on international stage

Cayman’s national U20 football team left Wednesday for a five-day training camp in Cuba designed to prime it for the qualifying rounds of the next U20 World Cup.

Pirates Week offers swashbucking and sports on both sea and land

The Pirates Week 5K Run/Walk will be held Friday afternoon, and it will bring more than 100 runners to the downtown streets that will provide the backdrop for Saturday’s celebration. And then, on Saturday morning, there will be a 5K sea swim in the hours before the pirates make their landfall.

Cayman boxers fly to Bahamas to compete in tournament

The Cayman Islands Boxing Association has sent a group of five boxers to compete in a tournament in the Bahamas this week in the hopes of gaining some hands-on experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 Cayman Islands Triathlon

The 2019 Cayman Islands Triathlon has come and gone. Check out some of the faces that cropped up along the seas, the sands and...

Sunset stifles controversy with late goals

A tight and contentious affair was blown open in the final minutes Sunday, when Sunset used a pair of late goals to take a 3-1 victory over Academy.

CIVF serves up national league competition

The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation kicked off its national league in early October, and a change in format has spurred a transformation in the...

Harfield repeats as triathlon champ

Patrick Harfield has cemented his reputation as the fastest and fittest person on Grand Cayman after winning the triathlon on Sunday morning.

Cayman bodybuilder named world’s top amateur at DFAC World Finals

Robert Thompson is growing accustomed to posing triumphantly atop the podium. Thompson, in just his second year as a competitive bodybuilder, was named the amateur world champion at the Drug Free Athletes Coalition World Finals in Miami last week.

Racers get set for local triathlon

A bumper crop of competitors has signed up for the Cayman Islands Triathlon, and they’ll all be in the starting blocks bright and early on Sunday at Governors Beach.
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Princeton preps for Ivy League squash season in Cayman

One of the top college squash teams in the US chose Cayman as its training ground this week, leaving behind its concerns about the turning weather and an imposing Ivy League course load.

Scholars, Bodden Town alone at top of the Cayman Islands Premier League table

Scholars and Bodden Town are the only two teams that have won twice in the season’s opening weeks, and the two undefeated clubs will both play at home this weekend.

Cayman seeks new scoreboard for Truman Bodden

The Cayman Islands government has initiated a tender process for a contractor to supply and install a new scoreboard for the stadium at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
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