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UWI FC to bolster attack in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgDebutants UWI FC are holding their own in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). They have taken 23 points from 19 games and are currently eighth in the standings with 23 points, trailing seventh-place Reno on goal difference.The league is more than halfway into the regular season, and according to the university’s director of sports, Dalton Myers, they will be making a big move in the transfer window to bring in two players to boost their chances of survival.Based on very reliable sources, the club is negotiating with out-of-favour national midfield playmaker Keammar ‘Dadda’ Daley and former Jamaica College and ex-UWI striker Anthony Grant.However, Myers insisted he could not confirm names until deals are completed.”We want to take some players in the January transfer window. We have been having trials and talking to players. We have a target from overseas who should start the next game, so we want to get that right, but until we confirm we cannot say much, because we don’t want anything to happen before closing the deals,” he offered.”They are Jamaican players: one of them plays overseas, the other one is here playing at another club. But it is very tight discussions and we are working on it,” was all he revealed.Daley is currently contracted to east Kingston outfit Harbour View, but has been woefully off form for the Stars of the East. Goalscoring ace Grant is a former McKendree and Bowling Green University player in the United States. He played in the USL for Michigan Bucks and Seacoast United Phantoms, before joining Richmond Kickers in the same league last year.Myers was full of praise for coach Marcel Gayle, adding that they are in a good position to achieve survival.”I have always said that he (Gayle) is one of the most underrated coaches in the island. He has shown that as he has taken players we barely knew and made us very competitive. Marcel has done great things with this team and we hope to have him here long term, to build the programme around him, give him a strong support system.He continued: “The goal is to finish 10th or better. Tenth or fourth is the same for us; we just want to survive. It’s a long season and there are roughly 14 more games to go, so anything can happen, as Waterhouse, Rivoli and Cavalier are more experienced teams than us, so we have to keep on picking up points.”We have to try and get a point in at least every game and make sure we don’t lose at home,” he added.last_img read more

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Clan Carthy net injury-time win over Tivoli

first_img Blake revealed that they have not had a field to train on all summer, and they have had to improvise. However, with the Alpha Boys’ playing field now available for both training and matches, he expects major improvements before the end of the first round. “Up until the last two weeks, we didn’t train on a football field. We just used inside the school to really get prepared. Tomorrow (Wednesday), we will start training on a football field so we will get better for the next round,” he said. Tivoli, who were looking for their second win in as many matches, were given an early warning just minutes into the match, but the visitors missed two great chances to go ahead. However, in the fifth minute, Wallace broke away and fired past Marvin Henriques in goal. Tivoli controlled the game afterwards, but never really threatened their opponents’ goal and went into the break trailing 1-0. On the resumption, Clan Carthy were the better team until Tivoli came back into the game and found the equaliser when Lothian broke away and fired under Kadeem Martin. With the game heading for a draw, Thomas latched onto a pass at the top of the box and calmly slotted past the outstretched hands of Wallace for the winner. improvise Christopher Thomas’ added-time strike led Clan Carthy High to a 2-1 win over pre-match favourites Tivoli Gardens High and gave the Nallawe Blake-coached team a winning start in Group A of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup football competition at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The visiting Clan Carthy took the lead after only five minutes through Roushawn Wallace, but Tivoli equalised through Rajeem Lothian 62 minutes into the contest. However, Thomas ensured his team all three points with a fine finish from the edge of the area, two minutes into time added. Clan Cathy’s coach, Blake, says although they are building a team for the future, once the team plays to instruction on the day, the possibilities are endless. “This game could have gone any way, but the players played off instructions. It was a good win, and we are just looking to win when we play on our home ground, where we have a bigger field and more confidence,” he said. Group D Penwood 0 Charlie Smith 5 St Mary’s College 1 STATHS 0 Group E Kingston High 0 Bridgeport 3 St Jago 3 Mona High 0 Group A Calabar 1 St Catherine 0 Tivoli 1 Clan Carthy 2 Yesterday’s Results Group G Jose Marti 6 Campion 0 Camperdown 2 Waterford 1last_img read more

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Abrego wins T&T Derby with War Maker

first_imgARIMA, Trinidad (CMC):Successful jockey Nobel Abrego added a fifth Trinidad Derby Stakes to his long list of achievements when he steered War Maker to victory in the US$78,741 feature event at Santa Rosa Park here Thursday.Going off at odds of 6-1, the pair completed the 2,000-metre trip in a time of two minutes, 09.3 seconds, reaching the wire 6-3/4 lengths, to give renowned trainer John O’Brien his sixth derby win.Charismatic Groom, going off at 5-1 with United States-based Panamanian jockey Elvis Trujillo aboard, finished second, while 50-1 longshot Morning Calm with Nela Mohammed in the saddle finished third.Jamaican entrant, Kronus (Shane Ellis aboard), the odds-on bet, finished fourth.Barbadian entrant Poetic License, with the Canada-based Rico Walcott in the stirrups, led through the first quarter run in 23.4 seconds, with Bergeron Boy tracking from second and Star Sapphire stalking from third.Abrego positioned War Maker in fourth but at the 700-metre pole on the backstretch, sent the chestnut colt to the front as the pace quickened.Exiting the far turn, War Maker was three lengths clear of Bergeron Boy with Charismatic Groom trying to stay in contention in third.In the stretch, Charismatic Groom came to challenge, reducing War Maker’s lead to a length but Abrego pulled the best out of the three-year-old and he romped to the finish impressively.Abrego also added to his tally when he captured the $150,000 Diamond Stakes with favourite Bigman In Town.last_img read more

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Horse Racing Tips

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Taylor half-century lifts Thunder

first_imgPERTH, Australia, (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor stroked her second half-century and went past 200 runs as she helped Sydney Thunder beat Deandra Dottin’s Perth Scorchers by 22 runs in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash here yesterday. Opting to bat first at the WACA, Thunder got up to 139 for three off their 20 overs before limiting Scorchers to 117 all out with five balls remaining in the innings, to win their first game in three outings. Taylor top-scored with 59 from 49 balls with seven fours and added 85 off 77 balls for the first wicket with Rachael Haynes, who scored 33 from 37 deliveries. When Haynes was run out by Dottin, Taylor added a further 28 for the second wicket with captain Alex Blackwell (26 not out) before finally perishing in the 17th over to fast bowler Katherine Brunt, who finished with two for 20 from her overs. Dottin went wicket-less from four overs of medium pace, which cost 34 runs. In reply, Scorchers got a cameo top-score of 25 off 20 balls from Dottin, but she was the only one to pass 20 as the innings declined badly. Scorchers were reeling at 21 for four in the fifth over when Dottin anchored a 34-run fourth-wicket stand with Chloe Piparo (19) to lift the innings. When Dottin, who struck three boundaries, was bowled by seamer Nicola Carey in the tenth over with the score on 55 for four, Scorchers steadily lost wickets as fast bowler Rene Farrell (2-17) and off-spinner Erin Osborne (2-24) made key strikes. Taylor claimed one for 23 from her four overs of off-spin. The Jamaican now has 237 runs from six innings at an average of 47.last_img read more

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Gayle goes to court – Jamaican batting star retains Aussie media lawyer

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Embattled West Indies batting star Chris Gayle plans to sue Fairfax Media for the publication of an article alleging he indecently exposed himself in a Sydney dressing room during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that the 36-year-old has retained Australian lawyer Mark O’Brien, known as a defamation specialist, to begin action against the media organisation. “Chris Gayle has strongly denied the allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s management was quoted as saying in a statement. “Despite such denials, Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations, which have received widespread republication in media throughout the world. “As a result, Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer, to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.” Fairfax Media is standing by the report while Cricket Australia is said to be investigating the incident. The alleged incident was reported after Gayle came under fire for his controversial interview with Channel TEN reporter Mel McLaughlin, where he appeared to openly flirt with the journalist, during a Big Bash game in Hobart last Monday. Interview “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here. Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice,” Gayle told McLaughlin following a stroke-filled 41 for Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval. He continued: “So, hopefully, we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.” BBL head Anthony Everard branded Gayle’s comments as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” while Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland said the Jamaican had been “completely out of line”. Gayle apologised for the incident and was slapped with a $10,000 (US$7,000) fine.last_img read more

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ICC praises Shiv as role model

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, has praised recently retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul as “a role model for millions”.The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing as just one of 11 players to score in excess of 10,100 Test runs.”Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be remembered as a reliable and extremely effective batsman. He was remarkable with the way he could adapt his style, mixing solid defence and attack, to the demands of the situation,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said.”For nearly two decades, Shivnarine not only excelled with the bat, but with his sporting attitude and quiet determination, becoming a role model for millions of youngsters.”Chanderpaul scored 11,867 Test runs to be second on the all-time West Indies list behind legend Brian Lara and seventh on the international list.He scored 30 Test centuries and finished with an average of 51.Chanderpaul also served as West Indies captain, leading the regional side in 14 Tests.While known for his attritional run gathering, Chanderpaul also excelled in the shorter formats, stroking 8,778 runs from 268 One-Day Internationals at an average of 41.His career was effectively ended last May when West Indies selectors axed him ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean, following failures against South Africa and England.last_img read more

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A proud Jamaican – Mayhew satisfied following history-making Youth Olympics bobsled run

first_img “Overall, I am satisfied with my performance here. I have gained a lot of experience now, and I hope that I can continue with bobsled along with the other things that I want to do,” added the aspiring pilot. Mayhew, a student of Charlemont High in St Catherine, had a decent push-off in his first run, registering a start time of 5.67 seconds. He was solid throughout, even if he did not generate the speeds he would have liked, topping off at 106.2 km/h (the slowest among the competitors) and having a brush with Turn 13 before crossing the line in 58.85 seconds. This was 1.92 seconds slower than Ivanov, who was the leader at that stage of the competition. His second run was slightly better as he again got a good push-off time 5.67 seconds (10th best) and improved his top speed to 107.5 km/h to end the course in 58.62 seconds. “I know I can do better I have done better before, so I know I can. So, hopefully, I can continue in the sport and improve and always represent my country and make everyone proud,” Mayhew added. The Jamaican has been a hit with the crowd and the international media in Norway since his arrival and it was no different on the course yesterday. “I am glad that I got the opportunity to compete here. I received a lot of support from everyone here. Everyone was cheering for me and it was an extraordinary feeling. I think it was a factor which helped me to get my fastest push time,” he shared. “The competition was close, especially for the top guys. It was good for me. I did my best push time today, so it was a good feeling that I improved that. My overall track time wasn’t a personal best or the best that I could have done, but it was enough to cross the finish line and finish 13th, so I am satisfied,” Mayhew said. His coach, Harry Nelson, is the man behind his development from a teenager who had little interest in competing in sport, to one of the best young Monobob athletes on the planet after a year of training. Nelson was overwhelmed with the youngster’s efforts. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” Nelson told The Sunday Gleaner. “Seeing the support we as Jamaicans got and that even though we didn’t get the best time of the series, I am very proud of him. It was a proud moment to see him complete the track,” Nelson said. “And to get his personal best start time of 5.67 seconds is also a very good accomplishment for him. The pair will return to the island on Wednesday. Jamaican youngster Daniel Mayhew says he is extremely proud following his 13th-place finish in the Monobob competition at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday. The 17-year-old, who is the first Jamaican participant at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, registered times of 58.85 and 58.62 seconds in his two runs for a combined time of 1:57.47 which placed him 13th in the 15-man field taking part in the event. The gold medal was won by Germany’s Jonas Jannusch, who recorded a time of 1:54.29, with the silver medal going to Russia’s Maksim Ivanov, 1:54.22, Norway’s Kristian Olsen (1:54.53) took the bronze medal. Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner shortly after his run yesterday, Mayhew, who was remarkably only introduced to the bobsleigh event just under a year ago, said he would have loved to finish in the top three, but is very proud to have represented his country so well and against the odds. “I am a little sad that I didn’t get a medal, but I really feel good in myself and proud that I was able to come here and compete at the Youth Olympics and make everyone proud,” said Mayhew. SATISFIEDlast_img read more

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Melbourne, St Thomas secure berth in final

first_img MASSIVE RESULT Melbourne and St Thomas earned the right to contest the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup after recording contrasting first-innings wins over University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club yesterday. Melbourne, in their first finals appearance since 2012, overcame the challenge of UWI after scoring 274 in response to the home team’s 244 at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI. Leading the batting exploits of Melbourne was United States batsman Steven Taylor, who ended unbeaten on 138. The left-handed strokemaker, who batted at number three and was 63 not out overnight after his team closed on 145 for one, slammed 12 fours and three sixes. He also shared in a 179-run second-wicket stand with Guyanese opener Trevon Griffith, who added six to his overnight score of 63. In-form national all-rounder Rovman Powell, with six wickets for 75, led the bowling for UWI, with off-spinner Horaine Linton, two for 73, providing assistance. Batting a second time, UWI – who were contesting their first semi-final after entering the country’s premier two-day tournament two seasons ago – closed on 172 for eight when stumps were drawn minutes after 5 p.m. “It’s a massive result for us, having not reached the final for a while,” said Melbourne captain, Nikita Miller, reacting to their win. “We have had a good season so far and it was good to see us come here and get the better of a decent UWI team,” he added. At Goodyear Oval in St Thomas, the home team, after resuming on 178 for eight in reply to Kingston’s modest first-innings total of 163, scored 190, with in-form left-arm spinner, Paul Harrison, claiming seven for 33. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr top-scored with 53. Facing a deficit of 27, Kingston then went in chase of quick runs to try and force a result, and declared their second innings on 222 for four. Big-hitting opener Aaron Johnson hit 62, with all-rounder Derval Green adding 59. Set an outright victory target of 195, St Thomas closed on 112 for four.last_img read more

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Pulis vs Pep – clash of cultures

first_img The 58-year-old Pulis is part of the furniture in the Premier League, a coach who has taken charge of more than 1,000 first-team games in England and has proved to be the closest thing to a guarantee against relegation after spells at Stoke, Crystal Palace, and now West Brom. Using a pragmatic strategy, he knows how to get performances from limited players and results for teams. At West Brom, he has often played a defence containing four centre backs and his side has the biggest aerial threat in the league, with four of its 10 league goals this season coming from set pieces. Tall central defender Gareth McAuley has already scored three. Unbeaten Tottenham needed a last-minute goal to draw 1-1 at The Hawthorns two weeks ago, while West Brom were completely dominated in a 2-1 loss at Liverpool last weekend, only to score late – from a corner – and set up a tense finish. “West Brom use Pulis’ style marvellously,” Guardiola said yesterday. “I saw them against Tottenham – they use the long ball and they defend (deep). We have to adapt.” That’s just what Guardiola is doing as he gets to grips with the relentless demands of the English football calendar, which is different to what he experienced at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Spanish coach started with 10 straight victories at City, but a League Cup loss to Manchester United on Wednesday took the team’s win-less run to six games, the worst streak of Guardiola’s managerial career. “They are struggling at the moment, from what everybody tells me,” Pulis said sarcastically, referencing that City are still first in the Premier League after nine games. “They are top of the league. They only just got beat by Man United by playing their second team on Wednesday. “They will play their first team against us definitely. It will be a tough game.” MANCHESTER, England (AP): One coach will be wearing a baseball cap, a tracksuit, and sneakers. The other is usually sharply dressed in a suit, tie, and shoes. One team will be defensively robust, direct, and, likely relying on goals from set pieces. The opponent is highly technical, obsessed with possession, and easy on the eye. Tony Pulis vs Pep Guardiola. West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City. Get ready for the Premier League’s ultimate culture clash. Upon arriving at City this off-season, Guardiola said one of his big challenges was to prove to himself and the world that his new team could play beautiful football no matter what time of year, no matter who the opposition. Today, then, might be his most interesting test so far. Guarantee against relegationlast_img read more

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