Jamaica Senior Sunshine Netball Girls drawn in Pool ‘B’ of 2015 Netball World Cup

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The draw for the Netball World Cup was held earlier this week and Jamaica’s Senior Sunshine girls have been drawn in Pool ‘B’.

The Minneth Reynolds coached girls will face Scotland, Samoa and England at the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia next year.

Ranked fourth in the world, the senior Sunshine girls will be seeking to get back among the top three after finishing fourth at the last championships held in Singapore in 2011 where they lost badly to England.

Pool ‘A’ includes former champions Australia, and New Zealand, along with Caribbean teams, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.

Pool ‘C’ includes Malawi, South Africa, Singapore and Sri Lanka, while Pool ‘D’ includes Fiji, Wales, Uganda and Zambia.

The pool allocations represents the International Netball Fed...

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CONCACAF partners with Scotiabank

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Global banking Giant, Scotiabank has stepped up big time with its sponsorship of regional football. On Tuesday December 9, 2014, the Canadian based entity confirmed sponsorship of the Men’s Under 20 CONCACAF Championship to be hosted by Jamaica next month in Kingston and Montego Bay, along with several other regional football events.

CONCACAF’s official partnership with Scotiabank has now been inked and the deal which runs through 2018 makes the international bank the title sponsor of the CONCACAF Champions League and the official bank of the confederation.

The multi-year agreement covers the region’s most important club competition, the CONCACAF Champion’s league which will now be known as the Scotiabank Champions League as of February 2015.

In addition to the title sponsorship ...

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West Indies players now in South Africa for Winter Tour

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Seven of the players who walked off a tour of India in October have been included in the West Indies squad which are now in South Africa for a three match test series, against the Proteans.

The players who arrived on Tuesday Morning, will face South Africa in three Twenty/20 Internationals and Five One Day Internationals. The First Test starts on December 17. They will play a warm up game on December 10.

Left-arm Seamer Sheldon Cottrell will join the squad next week following the conclusion of the third round of matches in the West Indies Cricket Board professional cricket league. He was asked by selectors to stay behind and represent the Jamaica franchise in order to prove his match readiness.

The West Indies will be led by Denesh Ramdin and will be missing veteran opener Chris Gayle be...

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Sunshine Girls hit the road for rural high school netball tour

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As part of their preparation for the test series against England in January at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Jamaica’s senior Sunshine Netball Girls will continue their rural High Schools Tour on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Sunshine girls, who travelled to Montego Bay on Monday to visit students at Herbert Morrison High School, will make a stop at Holmwood High School in Manchester to pass on their on-court knowledge and skills to the student athletes.

The move is part of Netball Jamaica’s thrust to bring the Sunshine Girls team into the grass roots and inner-city areas of the country.

National players Jhaniele Fowler–Reid and Thristina Harwood were the only two players present on Monday when the tour stopped in St James, but several other players including Shanice Beckford, Ma...

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Reggae Boys to tackle the mighty Argentina in 2015 Copa America Football Championship

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Argentine hero and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi will come face to face against Jamaica’s Senior Reggae Boys, at next year’s staging of the Copa America Football Championship to be held in Chile.

Jamaica was picked for group ‘B’ of the tournament, in which they will tackle Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, at Monday’s draw of the Championship.

Fresh from winning the Caribbean Football Championship on November 12, the Jamaicans ranked 113th in the world will face Argentina on June 20, 2015 in their final preliminary round game.

The last meeting ended 2-1 in favour of Argentina, and this time the Reggae Boys team which is loaded with several international players, is ready for the fight.

The Jamaicans will open their account on June 13 against former FIFA World Cup winners Urugu...

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Nicholas ‘axeman’ Walters receives hero’s welcome in Jamaica

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WBA World Super Featherweight Champion, Jamaica’s Nicholas “Axeman” Walters, is now in the island on a well needed vacation, after being away for the last 11 months trainging and competing in Panama and the United States.

The boxer who hails from St. James got a hero’s welcome on Wednesday, when he arrived at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, as hundreds turned out to see him.

The Jamaica Tourist Board, the Sandals Group, and the Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Glendon Harris, spearheaded the arrival of the World Boxing Association’s Super Featherweight Champion, who captured the Super Feather belt with a crushing sixth round knockout of Nonito Donaire in October in Carson, California.

In a motorcade that followed Walters who was met by his mom and Dad, they travell...

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All Jamaica Badminton Junior Championship to be played this weekend

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The three day all Jamaica junior badminton championships, serves off tomorrow at the Constant Spring Golf Club at 8 in the morning.

The competitors in both gender divisions will battle for championship honours in 5 categories, including the 11 and under, under 13, 15, 17 and under 19 age group.

Zane Reid, Samuel Rickets, the Wilson brothers Shane & Sean, Ester Reynolds, Katherine Wynter, and Shizelle McTyson are some of the national players who will be in action.

Samuel Ricketts, who is returning to action after an injury, will be tested by Sean Wilson in the featured under 19 boys’ singles event.

The finals for the under 11,13 and 15 will be played on Sunday evening, and the finals for under 17 and under 19 events will be contested on Monday at 6 pm.

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Charlie Smith and Jamaica College to meet in ISSA/LIME Manning Cup final

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Jamaica College and Charlie Smith will do battle in the ISSA/Lime Manning Cup final on Saturday 22nd November, after both schools secured their place in the final with victories in their respective semi-finals on Saturday 15th November.

In semi-final one at the Stadium East Sports Complex, Charlie Smith stopped Wolmer’s Boys 1-0 to book a place in the championship decider. Coach Jerome Waite in his post-match interview, said it was a wonderful achievement for his players, and stated that after being eliminated from the Walker Cup, and after crashing out of the Lime Super Cup it was like a dream come through to reach the final of the Manning Cup.

Meanwhile in the feature semi-final clash, defending champions, Jamaica , brushed aside the hard running Camperdown 4-2, to remain unbeaten th...

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New date for Flow Champions Cup Final

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The Montego Bay Stadium is the venue for the final of the Flow Championships Cup, on Sunday November 23rd, where Western Jamaica kingpins Montego Bay United, will clash with Reno FC of Westmoreland.

The previous date for the all island-knock out championship decider clashes with the current Caribbean Cup tournament being played in Montego Bay, and thus a new date had to be set.

The trophy will stay in Mo-bay after former champions Waterhouse was eliminated recently.

Meanwhile, Montego Bay United will be aiming for their second major title, and the task is not beyond them given that they are ninth in the Red Stripe Premier League table, and are looking at an avenue to rebound mentally...

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Usain Bolt holds position number 45 on Forbes’ List of richest athletes

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According to Forbes magazine, triple world record holder Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt earns $200,000 dollars on the track with the other 23 million coming by way of endorsements in 2014.

Bolt, despite missing most of 2014 due to injury, holds the number 45 spot on the latest release of the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid athletes.

The lanky Racers Track club sprinter, with earnings of 23.2 million US is the lone track and field athlete on the list which includes 27 major league baseball stars, 18 NBA basketball players, 17 players from the American Football League the (NFL), 15 soccer players, six tennis competitors, five golfers, four boxers and a cricketer.

The unbeaten Boxer, Floyd Mayweather Junior, with earnings of 105 million, holds the top spot on the list, while Real Ma...

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