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World Championships Fact

first_imgAt the first IAAF World Championships in 1983 (Helsinki, Finland) Jamaica’s women finished third in the 4×100 metres in 42.73 seconds. The members of the quartet were Lilieth Hodges, Jacqueline Pusey, Juliet Cuthbert and Merlene Ottey.last_img

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World Championships Fact

first_imgJamaica’s women mined silver in the 4×400 metres at four consecutive IAAF World Championships – 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. At the 2013 World Championships the Jamaican team was disqualified in the heats and did not contest the final.last_img

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Windies U19 players lift STETHS

first_imgDefending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) hold the upper hand after day one of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Grace Headley Cup cricket final against Vere Technical at Jamalco Sports Club in Halse Hall, Clarendon, yesterday.Scores: STETHS 201 all out. Vere Technical 11 for two.Both coaches are oozing with confidence ahead of today’s crucial second day, which is set to bowl off at 10 a.m.”We have been champions for years, and we are very confident that we can win again as we have a very experienced set of boys and despite some way to go I think the boys will pull through,” said Clive Ledgister, head coach of STETHS, who are aiming at their 28th overall title and third in a row.After having no action on Tuesday’s opening day due to overnight showers, which affected the wicket, play started at 11 30 a.m. due to a damp area at the bowler’s run-up.Having been sent to bat, openers Okeemo Farquharson and Jordaine Hill batted cautiously, taking the score to 34 before Farquharson was dismissed for 21, caught off the bowling of spinner Ryan Burnett.STETHS lost two more wickets before lunch to be 72 for three at the break, with the experienced Shahid Crooks, on 22 and Michael Frew (yet to score) – both of whom represented the West Indies’ World champion team at the Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh – at the crease.They added 73 runs for the fourth wicket before Crooks was dismissed for 59 (one four, two sixes), with the score at 145.The defending champions lost two more wickets before the tea break, including that of Frew on the stroke of tea for 49, as they went into the second break at 173 for six. Frew’s knock included four fours and two sixes.STETHS added 27 runs for their final four wickets, with number seven batsman, Rashjni Roye, hitting 21.Demus McPherson was the top bowler for Vere, claiming five for 35, while Andre Stubbs took two for 36 and Ryan Burnett two for 52.When Vere started their reply, pacers Andre McCarthy sent back Alrick Townsend for nought with the score on two, before Crooks dismissed Ronald Edwards, also leg before for two.Despite losing two early wickets, Vere’s head coach, Robert Turner, remains optimistic.”We have lost two early wickets, but the players who have made most of the runs for us this season are yet to go to the crease and we are still confident that we can still pull it off,” said Turner, who is in his first year at the helm as coach of the team.last_img read more

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‘Bigdaddy’ cools ‘em in Lotto Classic

first_img Upbeat “Having won his previous race on May 7, Bigdaddykool has obviously settled down. He stays well and will relish every inch of the derby distance, and I am upbeat about his chances,” said the second- generation trainer Nunes, who was quick to add that young Steadman will retain the ride come derby day. Steadman said BIGDADDYKOOL took a lot of riding, but he was equal to the task. “I had to bustle him up to keep in touch of the leaders leaving the half mile, but the good thing was that I was able to save ground on the rails and it paid off in the end,” explained the first-season apprentice. BIGDADDYKOOL is owned by the Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh and bred by Ham Stables Limited. This was his third win from eight career starts. Nunes also saddled the 2-y-o debutante, VERY CLASSIC, in the Lotto Juvenile Stakes and 7-2 chance HOUDINI’S MAGIC in the closing race, both ridden by Ellis. Reigning champion sprinter POKER STAR won the 20th running of the Lotto Sprint Trophy over 1,100 metres in stakes record time of 1:04.3/5 Running on strongly on the rails leaving the furlong pole, BIGDADDYKOOL responded to a bustling ride from top apprentice Linton Steadman to win the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup over 2,000 metres in a driving finish at Caymanas Park yesterday. Trained by Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, who saddled three winners on the12-race programme, BIGDADDYKOOL, running at odds of 9-2, won by three-quarter length from long-time leader JAMAI RAJA (9-1) with Robert Halledeen aboard. Another three-quarter length, in third was 3-5 favourite ORPHEUS, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for Nunes. When the starter let them go, ORPHEUS, drawn on the outside, stumbled at the start but recovered quickly to hold a prominent position coming out of the clubhouse turn as the 99-1 outsider, URBAN PRINCIPAL, made the early running ahead of JAMAI RAJA, who shot into the lead at the halfway stage. ORPHEUS, who passed the half mile in third, quickly went in chase and mounted his challenge wide of JAMAI RAJA into the straight and a neck-and- neck duel ensued. During all of this, BIGDADDYKOOL was never far off the pace in fourth leaving the half mile. He turned for home within striking distance on the inside, then went by the battling leaders midway the last furlong for a decisive win. A bay gelding by Sorrentino out of Beware Baby, BIGDADDYKOOL, by virtue of this victory, has firmly established himself as a top contender for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby.last_img read more

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Madrid humbled by 3-3 draw at Legia

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP):Real Madrid needed a late goal to salvage a humbling 3-3 draw at struggling Legia Warsaw in the Champions League yesterday.Madrid looked set to romp to another big win after Gareth Bale netted an amazing opener from distance in the first minute before then setting up Karim Benzema to make it 2-0.But Madrid’s slack defence – and over-confidence – let Legia rally back in stunning fashion to take the lead. Vadis Odjidja and Miroslav Radovic struck from long range before Thibault Moulin also scored from outside the area in the 83rd.Madrid were facing a humiliating defeat until midfielder Mateo Kovacic fired in from near the edge of the box in the 85th to at least rescue a point.Madrid substitute Lucas Vazquez almost turned the result back around when he sent a shot off the crossbar right before the final whistle.Though it was a memorable match for Legia’s players, the home fans missed it completely.The game was played at a near-empty Wojska Polskiego Stadium as the club had been banned from selling tickets by UEFA following racist behaviour and the throwing of fireworks by supporters during a previous loss to Borussia Dortmund.”It was strange playing without spectators, but it’s no excuse. We are not happy with the result,” Bale said. “We had control of the game and lost concentration and if you do this at this level you get punished. We need to be better defensively and the chances we have we need to be more clinical. We can learn from this be stronger from it.”In other games, Dortmund beat Sporting 1-0, the same margin of victory for Porto over Club Brugge and Leverkusen over Tottenham. Sevilla slammed four unanswered goals past Dinamo Zagreb, with Monaco brushing aside CSKA Moscow 3-0. Juventus were held 1-1 at home by Lyon with Copenhagen holding Leicester to a 0-0 draw.last_img read more

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FLOW expects intense battle in Super Cup final

first_imgCarlo Redwood, FLOW’s vice-president of marketing and TV, is anticipating an intense battle for this year’s Super Cup and $1 million winning incentive when Wolmer’s Boys’ and Cornwall College square-off in the final at Sabina Park tomorrow. Match time is 6 p.m. Since the prestigious competition started in 2014, this is the first time that it will be a rural versus urban clash in the final, and the sponsors are happy that this ‘balance’ will be on show this year. “I think that the FLOW Super Cup, in terms of fan support, continues to grow. The dynamics continue to change as it is the first time that three daCosta Cup teams were in the semi-final. Now, the final is between a Manning Cup and daCosta Cup team,” Redwood told The Gleaner yesterday. “This final has established it as a national schoolboy competition. It is a balance having a town versus country final. We want to continue to improve and make the competition bigger and better each year. We are satisfied but will work harder,” he added. Redwood and his company are bracing for a massive crowd tomorrow. “We are expecting a massive crowd from western Jamaica as the tickets sales there are doing well,” Redwood disclosed. “It will be a really tough game between the best team from the Manning Cup and the best team from the daCosta Cup,” he added. There will be the usual entertainment package during the half-time break tomorrow. Tickets are already on sale and are available at the following outlets: Kingston and Portmore – Captain’s Bakery (Cross Roads and downtown); Cuddy’z Sports Bar, New Kingston; Holy Trinity High School; Total Gas Station (Dunrobin Avenue and Stanton Terrace); Western Sports, Twin Gates Plaza; York Pharmacy, Half-WayTree Road; Petcom, Portmore. Montego Bay – Captain’s Bakery (St James Street); Cars To Go, Catherine Hall; Fontana Pharmacy, Fairview Shopping Centre; and Western Sports, Baywest Shopping Centre.last_img read more

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Equestrian standout wants to spread sport

first_imgJamaica’s top equestrian for 2016 and the continuous face of Jamaica showjumping, Julian Hyde, says his focus for this year will be coaching and bringing new talent to the fore in an effort to give back to the sport.However, he still holds ambitions of qualifying for international championship and representing Jamaica at the highest level in his sport.”I am still with the horses, but right now I am more into coaching the younger riders. We have young riders we are trying to get into the fold, and we are doing the groundwork because we lost a lot of our older riders and we are trying to get new people interested,” he said.”I never saw myself as a coach, but the sport has given me so much over the years and it’s just a way to give back. We have some really good talent out there … and other potential riders to make Jamaica proud,” he added.One of Hyde’s ambitions is to get more youngsters from the wider crosssection of the society more involved in the sport.”For the sport in general, a goal is to get more people interested, not just those from the upper echelons of society, but get everyone interested. So my goal is to spread the word and get it out there so anybody can take a chance.”The last two to three years, we have fell off because the older ones (riders) go away to the US for boarding school. But we still have a good little crop, good facilities and good coaches who bring young riders and get a lot of people interested.”We need to improve facilities, the ringing at Caymanas Park needs work and sand to get it level. Also I would love more international horses in Jamaica, so instead of just horses from track, we would like to get some from overseas,” he added.Hyde, who has won the category award for equestrian at the RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards on four occasions, returned home last year after five years overseas and is keeping his personal ambitions in tune.”At the same time, I want to pursue my dream. It’s a lot of work, but we are getting it done. And for this year, the goal is to qualify for the 2017 FEI World Finals,” he said. “I will compete and should do well enough to qualify for the finals. We also want to work towards the CAC Games, which is a more realistic goal for us now than the Olympics, but that (CAC) would be a starting point for that (Olympic) journey.”last_img read more

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Netball Ja to expand local leagues, attract more coaches

first_imgPresident of the Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris says her association is planning to expand their local leagues in order to attract a lot more coaches to the game.”In order to broaden the base of coaches that we have, we are going islandwide with the leagues,” said Daley-Morris.”Most of these coaches that we have come out of either the schoolgirl leagues or the club leagues that we run in Kingston and St Andrew, but with the all-island leagues, we will get to see all the talents and we will get to provide resources to all the parishes,” she said.Daley-Morris added that NJ will be conducting a Level One coaching certification next month at the University of Technology, in order to get a lot more local coaches qualified.DIFFICULTY TRAVELLING”We have been running this level one course, but people are having a difficulty travelling from the fast west of the island to come and do these courses,” said the netball boss.”So when we centralise and have our leagues out there, it means that we can centralise the coaching courses that we are running that people can have access to it,” Daley-Morris.She noted that her association is also planning to train more umpires and get more netball officials certified, which will help to improve the standard of the game.”We are looking to train far more people in terms of not only coaching but umpiring and other areas of officiating,” Daley-Morris added.last_img read more

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Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage

first_imgView comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Chris Froome, right, and new overall leader Fabio Aru of Italy, center, climb Port de Bales pass, during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 214.5 kilometers (133.3 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Peyragudes, France, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)PEYRAGUDES, France — Chris Froome cracked in the final stages of a grueling climb to the finish and lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Fabio Aru on Thursday, after a demanding stage won by Romain Bardet.Froome’s Sky teammates perfectly controlled the race until the final kilometer leading to the ski station of Peyragudes, but the three-time champion was dropped in a final section that featured slopes with a 20 percent gradient.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I knew it could suit me,” he said. “I was patient. I made the difference on the final hill, there was not much to do before that with the wind and the Sky train.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img MOST READ Masterful Venus oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Bardet won Stage 12 ahead of Rigoberto Uran and Aru, who seized the race lead from Froome by six seconds. Bardet is third overall, 25 seconds off the pace.Team Sky had dominated the stage until the final 500 meters, when Aru made his move. Froome was only able to follow his Italian rival for a few meters and looked glued to the road.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bardet was the strongest in the brutal incline and described his third stage win on the Tour as “an immense joy.”He said he had visited the ski station with his parents to scout out the final climb.last_img read more

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Television networks return to old obsession with Simpson

first_imgWangs hoping for the best in hot playoff race It was 22 years after Simpson’s trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, became a television soap opera.Commentators harshly criticized Simpson and his lawyer for their performance at the parole hearing. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called it “an absolute disgrace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation FILE – In this June 15, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, left, grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in a Los Angeles courtroom. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017, seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/Sam Mircovich, Pool, file)NEW YORK — Television networks returned to the scene of an old obsession Thursday with blanket coverage of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Nevada.The biggest broadcast networks, news networks and even ESPN and CNBC set aside regular programming for the odd spectacle that NBC’s Savannah Guthrie dubbed “the parole hearing of the century.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

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