ANNSERT WHITE believes that the way he is running suggests it won’t be long before he is up there with the best 400m hurdlers in the world.The 28-year-old finished in seventh place at the Zurich Diamond League in a time of 50.22 seconds.He admitted to being disappointed with the outcome but told The Gleaner that he put the performance down to one plane ride too many.”It was a terrible race, I think the long travelling has killed my legs. I went from China to England and then on to Switzerland. It’s been non-stop.”He added: “I didn’t really expect anything from myself today, it was more to race and see what happens. The season has been full of ups and downs. I got an injury early in the season so it’s been a bit difficult.INJURYFREE”I’m injury free now and I have to give God thanks. Next year I expect a big personal best based on how I am training now. The times might not suggest anything special but I know what I am capable of so I going to go back, train hard, and take it from there.”- Joel Campbell
The open allowance race for the St Catherine Cup takes the spotlight at Caymanas Park today with six to face the starter over 1100 metres.Two of the top emerging sprinters of the past year POKER STAR and CAMPESINO first and second, respectively in the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship over 1200 metres on November 14 will clash again.The Wayne DaCosta-trained POKER STAR turned in a superlative performance to beat CAMPESINO by three lengths that day, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:11.0 behind splits of 22.3 and 45.1 for the half mile.POKER STAR, with Robert Halledeen again in the saddle, shoulders topweight of 57.0kg and renews rivalry on 3.0kg worse terms with the Philip Feanny-trained CAMPESINO under newly crowned champion jockey Shane Ellis, but this will not deter him.Both have looked razor sharp at exercise coming into this race although CAMPESINO will prove a lot tougher, following his close second to PHINEAS over 1400 metres in the fast-run Gladiator Trophy on December 19. POKER STAR, however, ought to be followed as he’s a class act.With greater scope for improvement, the 4-y-o son of Liquidity – Buyabook – gets the nod over the Feanny pair of CAMPESINO and the speedy BUZZ NIGHTMARE, who was also beaten in the Caribbean Sprint.Other firm fancies on the card are PROUD PRESIDENT (Ellis up) to go one better in the second race for native-bred three-year-olds, BIG GEORGE to rebound under four-time champion jockey Omar Walker in the third over 1200 metres, as well as DI COBRE to repeat ahead of ROCKETEER in the seventh, SMOKIN PRINCESS in the eighth over 1300 metres and improving EAZY STEPPING to win the closing race over 1300 metres for five-year-olds and up.
An intriguing 2016 season-opener in the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Open League netball competition will take centre stage at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, at the Leila Robinson Courts in Kingston.Following what is expected to be a colourful opening ceremony and uniform parade at 1:00 p.m., two sets of matches are scheduled to be played.The competition will feature a total of 72 teams vying for supremacy, and the defending champions are Mico ‘B’.The Mico team is coached by Annette Daley and they will no doubt be looking to retain their trophy and play an exciting brand of netball.Meanwhile, the consolation ‘B’ trophy was won by Molynes United ‘A’, who according to coach George Pryce are “confident of winning another trophy this year”.”We are always ready. We have gotten back players from other leagues and colleges overseas, so our team is a good mixture of youth and experience, and we have a full complement,” he said.They will line up against Wolmer’s A in the ‘A’ competition and against Duhaney Strikers in the ‘B’ category.Another winner who will feature today is Westchester, who defeated Maxfield Park Community Club 8-5 to take the Jo Wigman Rally.Today’s competition will mark the 23rd year of sponsorship by JN of the competition which welcomes one new team, Rose Town. Each team will play two games per day.
Florida-based Jamaican women’s beach volleyball star, Danielle Perry, said she is confident Jamaica will finish on top in the second round of the Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers, under way from yesterday and concludes tomorrow, at Ocho Rios Bay Beach, St Ann.Perry, who recently took the female category award for volleyball at the RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony, said she is fully focused on winning and taking Jamaica one step closer to qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”I expect that we are gonna win this tournament and have a good placement and go to the next round, then we will have two more rounds, and possibly the Olympics, so we are hopeful,” Perry told The Gleaner.leading by exampleThe 29-year-old said she will be leading by example to show that Jamaica’s first-round win was no fluke, while calling on the Jamaican crowd for support.Perry and company spectacularly defeated the Cayman Islands women team in the first round of the Continental Women’s Beach Volleyball Caribbean Zonal Tournament last year, despite trailing 7-13 at one point.”It was great. The stadium was packed in Ocho Rios with locals, and it gave us the energy to win. That was the energy of the crowd, and it helped us immensely. We won and it was great, and, for the second (second round) one, I am very confident we are gonna win,” she pointed out.big featPerry said she is only in her second year of playing for Jamaica, and four years, overall, playing the sport, but will be looking to give it her all on the court for team Jamaica.”It would be a very big feat for Jamaica, I just try to be one of the leaders, to try and direct everybody in the right way. We have a strong team, and if we have the right direction it will allow us to prevail as a team,” she said.Perry and her A team partner, Kai Wright, who she described as an excellent partner with good team chemistry, are joined by B team Alicia Malcolm and Sashalee Wallen.email@example.com
SEEKING MY DREAM, the reigning ‘Hose of the Year’, heads a star-studded field of six in today’s grade one feature over 1500 metres for the Chairman’s Trophy, which promises to be a very competitive race.The Wayne Dacosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, will be joined by last November’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the 2015 Gold Cup winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, with Robert Halledeen riding for DaCosta; and the versatile and consistent American horse, UPPA TUNE, with in-form claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard.While all are stars in their own right, SEEKING MY DREAM seems heading for superstar status. He beat all three convincingly in the inaugural running of the $6.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5 and despite being worse off at the weights with each, the 2015 derby winner was so impressive over this trip on his February 27 seasonal debut that he will not be easily denied over middledistances.After the recent win, DaCosta conceded that Derrick Smith’s (Member of Parliament) chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ and Triple Crown winner, Alsafra, is “potentially the best horse in the country” and in light of that high opinion from the 15-time champion trainer, I believe SEEKING MY DREAM (57.0kg) can defy the handicaps today.He reports to the wicket well trained and despite the fearsome trio led by the stretch running PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD, SEEKING MY DREAM coming from post position five ought to be followed.Also on the 12-race programme is the annual renewal of the $180,000 claiming race for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres, sponsored by B & D Trawling Limited.Of the 10 starters declared, victory will more than likely go to down in class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. Top claiming apprentice Linton Steadman will ride EL CLIENTE for trainer Anthony Smith.Other firm fancies on the card are BATIDOR DE MUNDO in the third, CLASSY AVIATOR in the fifth, RIO COBRE to repeat in the seventh, HELLO LADY in the eighth and AGAKHAN in the closing straight five race.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday paid glowing tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game. The legendary former Windies skipper made his entry into international cricket on December 13, 1966 in his first Test against India at the famous Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. WICB President Dave Cameron has hailed Lloyd as a true pioneer and a man of vision as well as an outstanding ambassador and one of the game’s greatest leaders. “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Lloyd on this, his golden anniversary on the international stage,” said Cameron. “We say a wholehearted ‘thank you’ to a man who gave all he had to the sport and to the people”. Lloyd scored 82 and 78 not out to help West Indies defeat India by six wickets back in 1966 when he stepped onto the international stage for the first time in a West Indies cap. Lloyd led the West Indies in 74 Test matches and won 36 and was at the helm when the West Indies won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979. “We all agree that his vision and leadership led to one of the greatest periods in West Indies cricket as he captained and bonded the regional side into one of the greatest sporting teams the world will ever see,” added Cameron. “He also earned great respect as an ICC match referee and Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. In all he did, both on and off the field, the former Captain gave all he had. He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.” Lloyd played 110 matches; scored 7,515 runs (average 46.67) with a top score of 242 not out among his 19 centuries. He retired in 1985, and since then he has contributed at all levels as a coach, selectors, mentors and advisor.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania THE weather at this year’s Penn Relays has been very good. It’s almost like home and the conditions were perfect for Edwin Allen High’s sprint relay quartet of Kasheika Cameron, Kevona Davis, Shellece Clarke and Patrice Moody. The girls wrote their names in the record books with a superlative performance in the 4×100 metres becoming the first female high school team to go sub-44 seconds as they clocked 43.96 seconds to win the Championship of America sprint relay. The time erased Vere Technical’s 2004 record of 44.32. Jamaican schools swept the top four spots as St Jago 44.53, Hydel 44.55 and St Catherine High 45.26 were second, third and fourth respectively. After seeing their 4x800m team lose earlier to Holmwood Technical it was a pumped up Michael Dyke-coached quartet which turned up for the Championship of America 4x100m final and they delivered in style. At the start it was St. Jago High’s Kimone Shaw, running her best race of the season, who gave the former champions the slight edge but this was wiped out on the second leg by a brilliant Kevona Davis, who is competing at the Penn Relays for the first time. Davis ran one of the fastest ever second legs at this meet by a high school athlete as she clocked an amazing 10.47 seconds split to put her team in front. Despite gallant efforts from St Jago and Hydel the experience of Clarke and Moodie took Edwin Allen to a smashing win. Coach Michael Dyke was not surprised by his team’s record run and had high praise for young Davis. “I am very elated and this victory is very special as with young Kevona in the team I had to take the chance and go for the win and the record because I know without her it would have been difficult to win because St Jago have an awesome team,” said Dyke who stated that he had no regrets in running Davis. “I have no regrets although she could miss her final year of eligibility,” said Dyke. Hydel also shared the spotlight with Edwin Allen as the Corey Bennett-coached team also wrote their names in the record books in great style after removing Holmwood Technical’s 16 years old 4X400 record of 3:34.75 to win the high school Championship of America event in 3:33.90. It was an all the way victory for Hydel in their third year at the Relays as the quartet of Roneisha McGregor, Shian Salmon, Cherokee Young and Gabrielle Young put the icing on the cake for Jamaican teams with an amazing win. Like they did in the 4x100m final St Jago gave it all they had but had to settle for second in an excellent 3:36.54. Olympian Sydney McLaughlin out of Union Catholic High in Maryland ran the fastest ever high school 400m relay split of 50.37 seconds taking her team from sixth to third in 3:38.94. Edwin Allen were fourth in 3:38.96, Holmwood Technical fifth in 3:39.39 and Vere Technical seventh in 3:41.99. Hydel’s Bennett was pleased with his team’s historic win. “Last year we failed to reach the final and we were disappointed but the girls went back and trained very hard and now it is history. We were confident all season that the team was going to win despite what people were saying after the preliminary round. The record wasn’t our focus, we just wanted the win,” said Bennett. In the first relay final of the day, the 4x800m, former champions Holmwood surprised Edwin Allen winning in 8;48.15. Edwin Allen were second in 8:55.41.
LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Ronaldo’s declaration of intent to remain at the Bernabeu for the upcoming season comes despite rumors of his departure which surfaced last month in Portuguese newspaper O Globo.Those reports were founded on his apparent feeling of abandonment by his club over his run-in with the Spanish tax authorities.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’Ronaldo, 32, has been summoned to appear before a judge near Madrid on July 31 to answer four counts of evading 14.7 million euros ($16.8 million) in taxes.The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has protested his innocence with O Globo saying he had threatened to leave Real over the investigation. Bersola, Frayna recognized as part of Ten Outstanding Students of PH End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Since extending his contract last November until 2021, Ronaldo is the highest paid sports star in the world with $93 million (83m euro) in 2016-2017, according to Forbes magazine.On Saturday Real manager Zinedine Zidane assured Real supporters that the superstar striker “was on holiday and would be back with us on (August) 5”.Ronaldo has been given leave to miss the club’s pre-season US tour and Zidane, speaking in Los Angeles, insisted that he would be back at the club “on the fifth (of August) and I think he’ll stay for the next two or three years he’s got left with us.”In Tuesday’s Marca interview Ronaldo also looked ahead to the 2018 World Cup with European champions Portugal.“We still have to qualify but I’m hoping that Portugal can win an incredible title.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final football match between Portugal and Chile at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZEnding weeks of speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware.“To win important trophies with my club and the personal honors last season was brilliant, to do it again would be nice,” Ronaldo told the sports daily Marca on Tuesday in an interview from Shanghai.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The UNGA revived the tradition in 1993 and has adopted resolutions before all Olympics since then, but member states involved in conflicts have often ignored the call for a truce.The Pyeongchang games “will give us hope in our troubled times for a better future,” Bach said. “The Olympic Games demonstrate that our values of a shared humanity are stronger than all the forces that want to divide us.” /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES The resolution, which was adopted at the bang of the gavel by Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak to loud applause, urges UN member states to observe the truce from seven days before the games begin on February 9, 2018 until seven days after the Paralympic Winter Games end on March 18, 2018.Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, told the 193-member world body that with the resolution, the UNGA is “creating the conditions for all athletes to compete in peace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Only the UN member states can guarantee the athletes the safe passage to the Olympic Games,” he said. “They make it possible for all the Olympic athletes to realize their dream of a lifetime.”Lee Hee Beom, president of the South Korean organizing committee, said the resolution signifies the UNGA’s “strong wish that Pyeongchang will provide the window of opportunity to foster an environment conducive to building and sustaining peace on the Korean peninsula, and in northeast Asia.” He recalled the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where delegations from both Koreas walked into the opening ceremony “marching together, hand in hand under the same flag.” It simply said “Korea.”“We hope our joint action today will lead to a chain reaction for the promotion of peace within the region and beyond,” Lee noted. “Together we are more powerful than any of us working alone.”South Korean Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim, who is a goodwill ambassador for the Winter Games, expressed hope that the competition “will spread the message of peace through one of the few languages that has the power to unite people around the world — the graceful and universal language of sport.”“Indeed, Pyeongchang represents perhaps the most sincere efforts to cross frozen borders between South and North Korea and foster a peaceful environment,” she said.The resolution recalls the ancient Greek tradition of “ekecheiria,” which called for a cessation of hostilities to encourage a peaceful environment, ensure safe passage and participation of athletes in the ancient Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved on Monday a resolution by acclamation urging all countries to stop hostilities and observe a truce during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — a message especially aimed at North Korea.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Second straight MVP for Mbala South Korea’s 2010 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Yuna Kim (right) speaks during a press conference on Monday, November 13, 2017, at the United Nations Headquarters. The UN General Assembly adopted a South Korea-sponsored resolution that 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics build a peaceful and better world through sport and Olympic ideal. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Draymond Green had 10 points, six assists and five rebounds in his second game back after missing five of six with soreness in his right shoulder. He took a sharp elbow to the face from Jokic with 7:27 remaining and went down hard, then was getting X-rays on his left elbow afterward.Klay Thompson scored 15 for the Warriors but was 6 for 21 overall and 1 of 10 on 3s as Golden State went just 3 for 27 from deep. A night after posting his first career double-double with season bests of 20 points and 10 rebounds, Warriors rookie Jordan Bell contributed seven points and 10 rebounds.Patrick McCaw’s floater with 7:13 to go pulled Golden State to 82-71, but the Warriors couldn’t do much more to fight back.“I can’t remember seeing many teams hold that team to 3 of 27 from the 3-point line,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “So it’s a hell of a win for us and it’s going to make Christmas obviously that much merrier.”The Warriors were sloppy, lacked a flow on offense, looked a step behind most of the night and never got rolling trying to play catch-up much of the evening. Fans headed for the exits with a few minutes left, a rare sight at Oracle Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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They fell behind 53-41 at the break Saturday.Harris had his second strong game after missing one with a bruised elbow.The Nuggets had lost five straight on Golden State’s home floor dating to a 100-99 win at Oracle on April 10, 2014.It was an especially slow start for Golden State, which began 6 for 18 — with Durant going 1 for 5 and Thompson missing his initial four shots as the Warriors shot 7 for 21 in the opening quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gary Harris scored 19 points to lead a balanced Denver offense and the Nuggets stopped the Warriors’ 11-game winning streak with a second impressive road victory in two nights, beating Golden State 96-81.“It didn’t feel like we were into it emotionally tonight. Sometimes after a long winning streak, whatever reason, you let your guard down a little bit. It wasn’t there,” Kerr said. “The biggest concern for me tonight, I didn’t see a lot of joy. … We weren’t having much fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNikola Jokic added 18 points and nine rebounds and Jamal Murray had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Nuggets after their Friday win at Portland. They held the defending NBA champions to a season low for points.Kevin Durant had 18 points and six rebounds in a particularly poor shooting performance for the typically efficient NBA Finals MVP. He was 6 for 17 and missed all five of his 3-point attempts as the Warriors shot 38.6 percent. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, is fouled by Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t see much passion from his team Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Golden State better find some fast for Christmas Day, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town for a prime-time holiday rematch of the past three NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT