T&T’s Cummings on trial at Orlando PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Gold Cup star Keron Cummings is looking to seal a move to Orlando City after going on trial at the Major League Soccer club, the Trinidad Newsday is reporting. The 27-year-old has been in excellent form recently and was on target for T&T in their 3-3 draw with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in their friendly international in Sandy, Utah last week. According to Newsday, Orlando City wanted the forward to start the trial immediately following the fixture, but he opted to return home first. He currently plays for T&T Pro League side North East Stars, and has also played for W Connection and Central FC in the past. Four-timer for Bridgmohan LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CMC): Jamaican Shaun Bridgmohan made all the headlines at Churchill Downs on Saturday, stealing the US$100,000 Open Mind Stakes as part of four winners on the day’s 11-race card. Riding in one of the day’s co-features, the experienced 36-year-old jockey partnered with 2-1 chance Spelling Again to make virtually all the running in the six-furlong trip and beat the three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares by a length. The victory summed up a marvellous day for Bridgmohan, who also won race three with Sweet Bagg O Jo, making all the running over six furlongs. In another six furlongs contest in race six, Bridgmohan stalked with favourite Bandwith, before snatching the lead in the stretch and drawing off to trounce the two-year-old maidens by 61/4 lengths. Bridgmohan wrapped up his fourth win in the day’s final race when he steered 3-1 chance Smart Moon to a three-quarter length win.
The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) announced an investment of $1.568 million towards the development of a Mini Basketball Programme.Mini basketball is a programme to introduce boys and girls under-12 to the rudiments of the sport and in competition they will both play on the same teams.Speaking at a function at the Holy Family Primary school to launch the initiative on Thursday, INSPORTS administrative director, Ian Andrews, spoke of the agency’s thrust at developing sports at the youth level, especially for children 12 years and under.”We will continue to develop sports and this initiative is the way forward, to start at the grassroots level,” Andrews cited.The programme will concentrate on the parishes of St James, St Catherine and the Corporate Area (Kingston and St Andrew) and will accommodate approximately 40 primary schools, plus three strategic community-based under-12 clusters that were recently established.Community clusters of approximately 40 under-12 youths each will be drafted from Majesty Gardens, Arnett Gardens and Rae Town.The primary schools component of the programme will see INSPORTS personnel and other selected coaches visiting schools to conduct training sessions for students and technical workshops for Physical Education teachers.The 2015-16 phase of the project will culminate with regional school tournaments in the three pilot parishes, after which qualified schools will meet in the national ‘Champion of Champions’ tournament.Sports officer/coach, Calvin Martin, who is also the development executive at the Jamaica Amateur Basketball Association, welcomed the partnership with INSPORTS, which has come after almost two years of negotiations and planning.
Following two months of preliminary round action in the urban area ISSA netball competition, defending junior and senior champions, The Queen’s School, are on course to retain both titles when second round action gets underway tomorrow at the Leila Robinson Courts. A year ago, the Marvette Anderson-coached school dominated their urban counterparts and were unbeaten. The junior team went on to win the all-island title by defeating Denbigh High, while the senior team missed out in their all-island clash against Holmwood Technical. The juniors will have their hands full this time around, as they only qualified to the second round as runners-up. Competing in Group F, they were beaten by a well improved Gaynstead High team, which went on to top the group. The winners and runners-up in each group booked their second round berths and the remaining junior teams qualifying are: Group A: Holy Childhood (first), Excelsior (second); Group B – Campion College (first), Ardenne (second); Group C – St Hugh’s (first), Alpha (second); Group D – Camperdown (first), Norman Manley (second); Group E – Meadowbrook (first), Tarrant (second). Both Queen’s and last year’s beaten finalists, St Hugh’s, were very impressive in preliminary senior action and topped their groups going into the next stage. The defending champions were unbeaten to win Group F and will be joined by Gaynstead, whose only defeat came at the hands of the champions. St Hugh’s, with national senior player Kadian Dehaney in their line-up, also looked good in topping Group C and will be accompanied by St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS). Other qualifiers are: Group A – Holy Childhood (first), Excelsior (second); Group B – St Catherine High (first), Campion (second); Group D – Camperdown (first), Norman Manley (second); Group E – Tarrant (first), Meadowbrook (second).
The second running of the rich Diamond Mile on Saturday, December 10, promises to be bigger and better than before.This was the view of Clovis Metcalfe, chairman of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) at the media launch at the ATL Automotive Limited Showroom, Oxford Road, New Kingston on Tuesday night.”For the second consecutive year, the BG&LC offers the richest purse in the English-speaking Caribbean, at the historic Caymanas Park,” said Metcalfe.”Horseracing enthusiasts and guests can expect another thrilling line up of thoroughbreds, which will be announced in the coming weeks. This year’s race card will feature a similar number of races as last year, including three special trophy races the Diamond Mile, the BGLC Stakes and the Supreme Ventures Sprint.”The purse package will also be similar to what was offered in 2015, which was an overall purse of just under $30 million, of which $20 million was provided by the BGLC.’With a similar purse distribution this season, winnings for the Diamond Mile race will be in the region of US$115,000 and the basic purse of all other races will be Ja$1 million or more based on the going exchange rate.”Last year we were very deliberate about ensuring that we offer a very attractive purse structure, but we never imagined that the pay-off would have been so significant. From a record breaking 225 entries, of which 190 participated, to a whopping $66.5 million in sales for local races and another $9.1 million for simulcast races on that day alone,” Metcalfe added.He said with the above results, the BGLC is even more committed to supporting the resurgence of horseracing in Jamaica.CLOSING THE DEALSpecial guest at the launch was finance minister Audley Shaw, who said the Diamond Mile should take on added significance this year with divestment about to become a reality.”We are at the point of closing the deal with Supreme Ventures … . This will ensure an expanded product, the development of facilities and more jobs created,” he asserted.Also speaking were CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, Matthew Cripps, group general manager ATL Automotive Limited and the chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited Paul Hoo.Hoo disclosed that since 2004 his company has pumped $120 million into racing sponsorship at Caymanas Park, including $5 million to the purse of this year’s Diamond Mile.Top contenders are last year’s winner SEEKING MY DREAM and BUZZ NIGHTMARE.
Jamaica’s Alyssa James, a promising eight-year-old tennis player who attends Hillel Preparatory School, created a major upset in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday when she defeated JoAnna Kennedy, the No. 1-seeded player in the 8-10 category of the 2016 Little Mo International Tennis tournament 6-0, 2-6, 10-6. The Little Mo tournaments are named after Margaret Connolly, a brilliant USA tennis player who was the first female to win the Grand Slam of tennis in 1953. That year, she won the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open tournaments at age 18. Her tennis career was cut short by an accident she suffered while horse riding and she died at age 34, from cancer. James, who has been playing tennis since she was three years old, was seeded No. 14 in the tournament, and reached the final by disposing of the No. 2 seeded player. Her opponent, Kennedy, had won two previous Little Mo tournaments and was going for the Little Mo Slam in her match against James. The Jamaican started off aggressively and won the first set 6-0, but Kennedy regained her composure in the second set, and breezed through it 6-2. Kennedy seemed set to take the match when she led 6-2 in the super tiebreaker, but James, who says that she admires her idol, Serena Williams, for her fighting spirit, showed this herself when she fought back brilliantly to win the breaker 10-6, and pull off a major upset. Alyssa, who is the daughter of Tennis Jamaica director Marcus James, is coached in Jamaica by Damion Johnson and Richard Russell.
BIG FACTOR After a number of years in the shadows as an assistant, the much-improved coach, Omar Edwards, will hope to once again lead his charges, Tivoli Gardens, to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table. What would make such an occurrence even more special for Edwards is the fact that to achieve this, they would have to defeat the defending champions and current leaders, Montego Bay United (MBU), at Wespow Park, Montego Bay United’s home ground. A victory would also avenge their first-round loss. “In the first game, they beat us 1-0 at home, but that was not a true reflection of the game. (Today) we expect a tough game from them. We know that they have been the most consistent team in recent times and they have a pretty good squad, but we are going there for maximum points,” said Edwards, who took over as coach in the off season. Key to a Tivoli Gardens’ win is former national representative Jermaine Johnson, Elton Thompson and youngster Tevin Shaw. “Teddy is a top-class player and we know that if he is demotivated, then he will lose interest, so we keep the communication with him open and keep him motivated. He has played professionally overseas and he is the first at training every day and he has never backed out of training, which shows in his performance. Today’s Games: “He will be a big factor for us as will Tevin Shaw and Elton Thompson. Shaw is only 19, but he has a lot of vision, tackles well and can score. He is the modern central midfielder, he does everything,” Edwards added. Montego Bay United are a star-studded team with no fewer than seven players recently invited to the national squad. Veteran midfielder Dwayne Ambusley, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett, defender Ladale Ritchie, and the attacking band of Dino Williams, Allan Ottey, Owayne Gordon and schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher are the national invitees. That is a dangerous bunch and, if they click, could blow away any opposition. Coach Dillon Thelwell will be taking nothing for granted. “Although we are playing at home and are always confident there, it won’t be easy,” Thelwell said. At the Mona Bowl, second-year team UWI FC will seek to maintain their distance from challengers Humble Lion, who are only three points behind. A draw would be good enough for that. – 6 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Harbour View – Drewsland Stadium – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Arnett Gardens – Prison Oval – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Tivoli Gardens – Wespow Park – 3 p.m.: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre of Excellence – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Humble Lion – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Maverley-Hughenden – Barbican Complex
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Paul Pierce. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOBOSTON—American forward Paul Pierce signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that allows him to retire as a member of the NBA franchise.The 39-year-old Pierce spent the first 15 years of his career with Boston, helping the club to a league championship in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Pierce averaged 19.7 points and 3.5 assists while playing in 1,343 career games with the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” said Pierce, a 10-time all-star. “The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn’t imagine ending my career any other way.”“I’m a Celtic for life.”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’READ: NBA: Paul Pierce departs league with ‘no regrets’Team owner Wyc Grousbeck said they also plan to retire Pierce’s No. 34 so that no other player will be able to wear it. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze in his image Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt on the fourth green during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFPWorld number four Rory McIlroy is in the field for next week’s Northern Trust Open, first event of the US PGA’s FedEx Cup playoffs won by the Northern Ireland star last year.McIlroy had indicated after a disappointing 22nd-place finish in the PGA Championship that he might sit out the rest of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Swim star Schooling ‘really sorry’ for Malaysia jibe 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This season’s series opens with the Northern Trust in New York next week, followed by the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston a week later.After a week off, they series resumes with the BMW Championship before the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings advance to the Tour Championship.McIlroy seemed confident he would be playing through the BMW Championship when he posted a note to fans on Twitter on Friday — urging them to enter a contest to win a chance to play 18 holes with him at the tournament in Illinois.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend He said the effects of a broken rib suffered early in the season continued to hinder his practice and had led to back spasms.But the 28-year-old decided to take a stab at defending his FedEx Cup crown after meeting with fitness adviser Steve McGregor in Belfast, the Daily Telegraph reported.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’McIlroy won the second playoff event and the Tour Championship to clinch the FedEx Cup last year.Just like last year, he has not won a title prior to the playoff series. ‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees PLAY LIST 02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees00:50Trending 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
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.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’Indonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB LATEST STORIES Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineup 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera added 10.Joshua Umandal had 10 points to lead the Tigers who struggled in the offensive converting just 27 of its 93 spike attempts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the second game, Far Eastern University bounced back after losing the third set and dropped De La Salle, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, to take its second win.The Tamaraws are now at 2-1 to tie UST at the second spot while La Salle dropped to 1-2. Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground MOST READ Better competition key to Kai Sotto’s improvement, says Uichico Mark Detablan had 17 points to lead FEU while getting ample support from three of his teammates.Redijohn Paler and Richardo Solis had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tamaraws while substitute Jude Garcia added 11.Arjay Onia had a game-high 19 points to lead the Green Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ateneo took down University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, to earn the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles continued their win streak and improved to 3-0 while the Growling Tigers slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments