Intercollegiate male/female football competition kicks off on Thursday

Last year’s champion, Mico College, scored a 3-0 win over the University of the West Indies on Thursday in group ‘A’ action in the start of the all national Intercollegiate Female Football Competition.

The 3 goals were scored by Danielle Wynter as the defending champions opened their 2014 campaign with a victory.

In other games, the University of Technology (UTECH) crushed Church’s Teachers College with 6-0 to move to the top of the group. In group ‘B’ Northern Caribbean University clipped Shortwood Teachers College with 1-0.

However the biggest margin of victory on the day, was when last year’s beaten finalists, GC Foster College, who also plays in the Sherwin Williams Women’s League, hammered Portmore Community College with a massive 12-0 win ...

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Indian Cricket Board denied giving WICB money to stave off strike action of players

It seems the imbroglio involving West Indies cricket board will not go away anytime soon, as the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is denying media reports that it had sanctioned a loan to the West Indies Cricket Board WICB to pay its players following their threat of a strike action ahead of the first one day international recently.

There are reports that over the last two days, several regional media houses were reporting that the WICB, had to take out a loan with the Indian cricket authorities to pay the players who had threaten to withdraw their services.

On Thursday however, the BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel explained at an emergency press conference, that he was told that some regional media houses were running stories to this effect and even quoting the amount but he wants ...

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Defending Champions STETHS and former champions Glenmuir among DaCosta Cup Inter-zone winners today

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Shawn Genius and Danjay Smith netted two goals a piece to guide St Elizabeth Technical to a 5-1 hammering of Holmwood Technical at the Kirkvine playfield Wednesday afternoon, to begin their Issa/Lime DaCosta Cup Inter-zone campaign on a winning note.

At the Juici patty playfield, Clarendon College clipped Mile Gully 1-0 and Manchester were 2-0 winners over Edwin Allen.

In other games, Kimo Dyer was on the score-sheet to help Garvey Maceo to a 2-1 win over Paul Bogle. Cedric Titus experienced a similar win over Brimmervale, while Frome clipped Godfrey Stewart with 1-0, Glenmuir turned back Morant Bay with a 2-0 victory, and Old Harbour stopped Fair Prospect 2-0.

Meanwhile Petersfield edged former champions Ruseas 1-0, William Knibb and Green Pond played out a 1-1 draw, and the result...

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West Indies players threaten to withdraw from India tour

WIPA

All is not well in the West Indies camp, on the eve of the first One Day International against India starting on Wednesday.

The Caribbean players are threatening to withdraw their services ahead of the game and the West Indies Cricket Board(WICB) is now working feverishly to avoid embarrassment. The players are up in arms over the recent Collective Bargaining Agreement by the player’s body, WIPA, and the regional governing board, which will see fledgling players stand to benefit from a small portion of the senior players earnings going forward.

The West Indies Cricket Board in a release sent out on Tuesday afternoon stated, “The WICB has been advised that a number of players forming the West Indies One Day International squad currently in India, and scheduled to play five One Day Inter...

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Jamaica drawn in Zone ‘B’ of CAC Games

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National senior men’s hockey Coach Nicholas Brown is confident that Jamaica will definitely make it to the semi-final of the upcoming Central American and the Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mexico, after learning of the Zone in which the team is drawn.

Although the official fixture is yet to be confirmed, the Jamaicans will play host Mexico and Cuba in Zone ‘B’ of the regional event.

Said Brown, “Following their win over Barbados at home the boys are confident, and so am I. Mexico is rebuilding and so we will just have to take our best game into the contest. There is no doubt that we can advance from the group and ultimately reach the semi-final. It is not beyond us.”

Meanwhile, Caribbean neighbours Trinidad, who won the recent FIH Word League round one qualifiers at the Mona Astro Tur...

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Usain Bolt brought the house down at Oktoberfest

Bolt at Oktoberfest

Usain Bolt is usually the life of the party, and the weekend in Germany was no different. The Olympian drank beer, enjoyed the moment with friends, and was able to dance up a storm at the German beer drinking festival ‘Oktoberfest’ on Saturday.

From the city of Munich, the Triple world record holder tweeted two photos and said, “#representing Jamaica to the world.”

The 28 year old MVP Track Club sprinter, who played cricket in India recently, showed no signs of being intoxicated, as he joined revellers and dance up a storm. Never shy of the bright lights, the ambassador, who only last month joined Jamaican recording reggae artiste Christopher Martin on stage in Costa Rica, had the crowd screaming throughout the party.

Bolt swapped his running gear for the German costume- ‘Leder...

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Plans underway to expand high school Water Polo competition

Water Polo

Lance Rochester, Vice President in charge of Water polo at the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica(ASAJ), says discussions are currently underway with several corporate high schools, including Jamaica College and Kingston College, ahead of the start of the ISSA/High School Water Polo League in November.

“Discussions are really at the preliminary stage as we speak, the idea is to get as many new schools in the competition as possible. At the moment we are engaging Jamaica College(JC) and Kingston College(KC) to participate in the upcoming season, along with other schools that have shown an interest to participate...

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National Table Tennis CAC team selected

Table Tennis

Eight time national table tennis champion Yvonne Foster, and two time Olympian Michael Hyatt both headline Jamaica’s Table Tennis Team, which was selected for the Central American and the Caribbean(CAC) Games in Vera, Cruz Mexico, November 14-30.

Hyatt was a member of Jamaica’s team which won gold medal in the World Championship in Japan earlier this year, after beating South Africa in the final. Foster, meanwhile who is no stranger to international competition, represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and was exceptional at the Pan American Games qualification in Guatemala back in September.

Meanwhile, It is also understood that the United States based coach, Barney Reid, will be in the island at least two weeks before the team departs for the Games, to offer technic...

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Official start of the WICB Professional Cricket League(PCL) determined

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November 14 has been set as the official start date of the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board’s regional four day competition, the Professional Cricket League(PCL).

While the nickname for Jamaica has not been decided on, the national team that will play in the competition will be known as the ‘Volcanoes’ and will open its account at Sabina Park.

The Trinidadian team which will be known as the Red Force, will meet the Barbados franchise(yet to be named) at Queen’s Park Oval. Meanwhile the Guyanese franchise will go up against the Leeward’s franchise at the Guyana National Stadium in the other opening round games.

While the itinerary has not been concluded, all the teams in the competition will play ten matches – five at home and five away.

Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyan...

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Kaliese Spencer in line to be named IAAF athlete of the year

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Four time Diamond League winner, Kaliese Spencer, could win her first IAAF Athlete of the year award. She is the the only Jamaican on the short list of ten global female track and field superstars.

The national hurdles champion who had a stellar season in 2014, which she topped by winning the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, is joined on the list by other notable competitors such as Francena McCorory and Dawn Harper Nelson of the United States, Valerie Adams of New Zealand, Barbora Spotakova of the Czech republic and long jumper Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia.

The 10 athletes were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, which includes representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

This season the 27 year old MVP Track club hurdler won ten of eleven 400M hurd...

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