Doug Gore Could be out of Caribbean Motor Racing Championship

Douglas Gore

Defending Caribbean Motor Racing champion Jamaica’s Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore says he may not travel to Guyana in November for the second leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), due to the rising costs associated with competing.

Driving his Audi Dtt-r in the first leg in Barbados earlier this year, Gore drove gallantly to amass 34 points out of a possible 75, and now stands a good chance of winning the other two legs in Guyana and Jamaica respectively. However, he may not pursue that objective as the cost which could see another top Jamaican driver David Summerbell out, is the same reason by which Douglas Gore might not be there.

The approximate cost to compete at the CMRC per driver runs at 1...

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National Male and Female Hockey Teams Step up Training Ahead of FIH World League Qualifiers

FIH hockey world league

The twenty two players, who have been called up by the Jamaica Hockey Federation to participate in the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) World League round one qualification later this month in Jamaica, will intensify their training over the next week.

Of that twenty two, five (5) on the women’s side and ten (10) on the men’s side will be making their national senior debuts at the tournament, which will be held at the Mona Hockey facility between September 30 and October 5.

The women’s team to be led by Lorie -Ann McIntosh, includes newcomers Shenice Campbell, Shantel Graham, Karema Hudson, Meisha Murray and Shannar White.

Kishawn Graham will captain the male team, that will see debutants Jonte Johnson, Phillip Dawson, Giovanni Green, Andrew fletcher, Brandon Clarke, Kardiff Davids...

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JC, St Georges and Camperdown Among Monday’s Winners in ISSA/Lime Manning Cup

Lime-ISSA

Defending champions Jamaica College maintained their unbeaten run in the ISSA/Lime Manning Cup schoolboy football competition, after brushing aside Norman Manley with 3-0 in Monday’s continuation of the tournament.

Ronaldo Brown, Junior Flemings and Sheldon McCoy were all on the score sheet for the dark blues, who have a 100% win record after three games. Elsewhere in group ‘G’, Kingston Technical secured their first point of the season after holding Jonathon Grant to a 2-2 draw.

Former champions, St Georges College whipped Jose Marti 4-0, and Kingston College secured their third win in as many games after clipping Waterford 1-0.

In group ‘D’, Camperdown moved to 9 points to assume leadership of the group when they ran past Haile Selassie 2-1...

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Usian Bolt and Chris Martin Set Costa Rica on Fire

Bolt and Martin in Costa Rica

Usain Bolt is a sprinter, a part time footballer and a cricketer, as well as a showman, and before we get to the full stop in the sentence, we can easily add a dancer of international repute.

The latter part of the World Championship and Olympic record holder’s repertoire came to light again on Thursday night in Costa Rica, where Bolt and Reggae entertainer Christopher Martin along with several other friends danced up a storm.

It was Martin’s show gig at the Bar Nova in San Pedro Sula, where he was booked to perform, and Bolt along with his crew being in Costa Rica, heard about the performance of the Jamaican Reggae artiste, and joined in, and in real Jamaican parlance ‘ the party shat’. One of Bolt’s friends who accompanied him to the party tweeted, ‘Costa Rica nuh good again’...

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West Indies Female Cricketers Beat New Zealand by Five Wickets

Teammates celebrate another wicket for Tremayne Smartt (4th from left)

Tremayne Smart bagged a career best – five wickets – to help the West Indies women’s cricket team to a relatively easy 5 wicket win over New Zealand at Warner Park in St. Kitts today. This is the first of three One Day Internationals.

Batting first, the New Zealand women’s team could hardly work any magic and crumbled by the 41st over, and were all out for 142. Batswomen Sophie Divine and Katie Perkins top scored for the visitors with 36 runs a piece.

Smart picked up 5 for 24, with Shanel Daley supporting in the bowling with 2 for 32. Five other West Indies players cashed in securing a wicket each. Stephanie Taylor, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Deandra Dottin and Shaquana Quintyne were among them.

Set 143 to win, Deandra Dottin spearheaded the Windies’ reply, smashing 7 fours and on...

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Nine Jamaican Athletes Down to Compete in Intercontinental Cup

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The double Olympic gold medal winner Veronica Campbell- Brown will be among five Jamaicans who will be in action on the opening day of the International Association of Athletics Federation Intercontinental Cup track and field competition, which starts off in Marrakesh , Morocco on Saturday.

She will be joined by Trinidadian Michelle Lee-Ayhe to compete in the women’s 100 metres team for America. Two days ago Campbell-Brown said it was an honour to be able to be among the athletes selected from Jamaica to represent the Americas.

In the women’s 400 metres event, veteran Novelene Williams-Mills will partner with Francena McCory, while triple Diamond league winner Kaliese Spencer will have Kori Carter of the USA in the women’s 400 metre hurdles.

Meanwh...

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Chris Gayle Left out of West Indies Squad

Chris Gayle

As a result of personal reasons, world rated West Indies and Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle will miss the second Test against Bangladesh starting on Saturday.

This means the West Indies  will  play  their  500th  test  match  without  the  hard-hitting  opening  batsman Chris  Gayle, after he scored 64 to help the Caribbean side secure a ten wicket win in the first Test.

The Top rated Twenty/20 and One Day International batsman Gayle was unavailable for selection, because he was given permission to deal with a personal matter. Leon Johnson has been drafted into the squad as his replacement for the second Test, which will be played in St Lucia tomorrow.

The  27  year  old  left-hander  Johnson, who  is the captain of  the  Guyana  first  class  team,  could  make  his  test  debut...

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Fifth UWI/Utech Sports Championship Set for September 20

UWI-UTECH Championship

The new format of the UWI/Utech Sports Championship this year will see an Alumni Football clash between both campuses, when the event gets going on September 20 at the University of the West Indies bowl.

This was disclosed by the Intercollegiate Vice President Rashid Hall, at the launch of the fifth staging of the event at the University of the West Indies on Wednesday, where hundreds of students turned out to participate in the launch.

The UWI Pelicans will clash with the University of Technology Knights in T/20 cricket, volleyball, basketball, netball, rugby league and football for both genders, with the Alumni football match capping the days proceeding.

Hall, who spoke to CNIS Sports disclosed, “This year the organising committee has gone to the extent of adding the feature of that Alum...

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Reggae Boys fall 3-1 to Canada in Friendly International

Reggae Boyz

Jamaica’s Reggae Boys suffered a 3-1 loss against Concacaf rivals, Canada, at the BMO field in Toronto, in their latest friendly international on Tuesday night.

Kemar Lawrence put the Jamaicans in front from a free kick just outside of the 18 yard box in the 30th minute to stun the Canadians cheering into silence.

However, before the Jamaicans could settle after the celebrations, Canada was on level terms when David Edgar replied in the 31st minute, and then the crowd was really back in the game.

The first half ended 1-1 and the Jamaicans who were drubbed 8-0 by France on June 8, came out of the dressing room running in spaces, and used the aerial advantage to good effect, seeming intent on winning the encounter.

However, the Winfred Schafer coached boys were hit on the counter attack...

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Jamaican Boxer Alicia Ashley Loses her WBC Belt to Jackie Nava

Alicia

Jamaican international boxer, Alicia Ashley, says her management team will likely consider a rematch, after losing her World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight title on Saturday to the Mexican Jackie Nava.

In her home town of Mexico City, Nava who is 13 years younger at 34 years old, had the Jamaican backing away through the contest. While Ashley hit her opponent with several jabs and uppercuts, Nava was too strong to be brought down, and was able to counter with shots of her own on several occasions. Nava eventually went on to score a majority points decision victory over the Jamaican. The as the 10 round battle was scored 98-92, 97-93, and 95-95 on the judges’ cards.

Speaking on social media Ashley stated, “I am a bit disappointed but this is just another fork in the road that I a...

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