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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Sunshine Girls back home after Fast Five tournament in New Zealand

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Jamaica’s senior Sunshine Girls have returned to the island on Tuesday afternoon, after finishing fourth at the just concluded Fast Five netball series in New Zealand.

The senior team captained by Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, which included Malysha Kelly debutant Shanice Beckford, Thristina Harwood, Vangelee Williams, Paula Thompson and shooter Romelda Aiken, relinquished the bronze medal they won in the 2013 staging.

The Sunshine Girls, coached by Minneth Reynolds, lost 31-30 to England in the third place playoff, after they had earlier beaten England 27-26 in the preliminary round.

Marva Bernard, President of Netball Jamaica said she accepted full responsibility for the failure of the girls to get on the medal podium, while thanking the players and the sponsors in the same vein for their re...

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Shuttle Time Badminton Programme Up and Running

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Day one of the Shuttle Time Badminton programme went according to plan.

That’s the word from World Badminton Federation certified shuttle time tutor & level 1 coach, Gregory Wong. The first day of the event concluded at GC Foster College on Thursday afternoon.

“The first day of the programme was very good, the children and the adults alike enjoyed the activities that were taught, and for that I am really happy to see that everyone who came out was excited to learn,” said Wong, after taking a quick break at the court side.

The Jamaica Badminton Federation which is also in the process of forging a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Philippines, explained in a release earlier this week that the overall objective of this venture is to have more persons playing badm...

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Stefanie Taylor nominated for top global cricket award

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Jamaica’s batting female sensation Stefanie Taylor is the only West Indies player nominated for an award in the International Cricket Council awards, to be given out later this month.

The West Indies all-rounder has been nominated for the ICC ODI women cricketer of the year, and will be up against Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor of England, and India’s Mithali Raj.

The embattled Dwayne Bravo is the only other West Indies player listed in the ODI team of the year.

The winners of the awards, based on performances between August 26, 2013 and September 17, 2014, will be announced on November 14.

Kumar Sangakkara, Mitchell Johnson, and Angelo Mathews have been nominated for two awards.

Australian pace bowler Johnson is in contention for the cricketer and test player of the year awards wh...

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Hydel and Camperdown remain in contention in ISSA/LIME Manning Cup action

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Hydel and Camperdown remain in contention for places in the Semi-final of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup Football competition, with contrasting results on Tuesday.

The Eastern Kingston School, Camperdow,n notched up a 1-0 win over St. Jago in their second round group ‘K’ encounter at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.

Andre McCarty scored the lone goal of the game in the 74th minute to secure the win that pushed the Camperdown team to a maximum of 6 points from 2 games, and leaves them needing only a draw in their final match against Hydel to advance.

Hydel meanwhile remained in the hunt for a semi-final place after chalking up a 2-0 win over Kingston College.
Stephen Barnett, and national under 17 player Nicholas Nelson, ensured Hydel got the win after scoring in the first half, to move Hydel...

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