Spurs fighting for their play-off lives | Sports

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, AP  – This is the worst season for the San Antonio Spurs in the last 21 years.They’re on pace for only 46 wins.ONLY 46 wins.That’s a season fans in other many cities would celebrate wildly. Philadelphia have not won 46 games since 2002-03, Minnesota not since 2003-04, Sacramento not since 2004-05. Detroit haven’t had a 46-win season in the last decade. The Knicks have one in the last 17 seasons. Milwaukee reached it once in the last 16 seasons entering this year. Charlotte, once in the last…

Beenie’s girlfriend, Krystal, is new PNPYO president | News

Krystal Tomlinson, communications specialist and girlfriend of dancehall superstar Beenie Man has replaced Connoly Black, as president of the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO). News of the newly installed youth executive, headed by Tomlinson, came after an emergency meeting last night at the party’s headquarters in St Andrew involving members of the party’s youth arm. Black, the daughter of noted PNP supporter Kenneth ‘Skeng Don’ Black, reportedly tendered her resignation yesterday. However, she has been asked to stay in the PNPYO as a special adviser. Tomlinson, a former festival…

Webb loses appeal against FIFA million-dollar fine | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (CMC): World football governing body, FIFA, has rejected former CONCACAF president Jeff Webb’s appeal against a fine levied for his involvement in the now infamous FIFA corruption scandal. The 54-year-old, who is currently in the United States awaiting sentencing on corruption charges, was also slapped with a life ban from football and a US$1.05 million fine. While Webb accepted the ban, he appealed the fine only for FIFA to announce Monday it had upheld the decision by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee. “After analysing and…

Fight over chair leads to cousin’s death | News

The Kingston West police now have a man in custody in relation to the murder of his cousin in the Jones Town community following an altercation last Friday, allegedly over a chair. The dead man has since been identified as 20-year-old labourer, Wayne Osbourne, of a Spanish Town Road, Kingston 13, address. Information reaching THE STAR is that detectives are probing the circumstances which led to Osbourne’s death. Reports from the police are that about 3 p.m. Friday, the deceased was playing dominoes when an argument developed. THE STAR understands…

Umpires Brathwaite, Wilson to feature in Super Sixes | Sports

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC): Noted Caribbean umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Joel Wilson have been named to stand in the Super Sixes stage of the ongoing ICC World Cup qualifiers here. The pair will take charge of tomorrow’s contest between United Arab Emirates and Scotland at Queens Sports Club, one of four matches scheduled on the opening day of the second round. Wilson will also stand in Sunday’s fixture between Ireland and Scotland at Harare Sports Club, with Brathwaite acting as third umpire. Brathwaite will be one of the on-field officials when…

Repent for killing Omar – Aunt of murdered deaf-mute begs criminals | News

Scores of persons cried openly on Sunday at the thanksgiving service for Omar Newton, a speech- and hearing-impaired man who was murdered during a robbery in Top Hill, St Catherine, in January. During a tribute for her nephew at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pennington, Donna Newton-Wright implored his killers to confess and repent. “They shouldn’t have done what they have done, but I leave them all to God. I pray that the Lord may have mercy on those who gunned down Omar; may he bring them to repentance and…

Germans fire women’s coach | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP): The German football federation says it has fired Steffi Jones as coach of the women’s national team following recent poor results. The 2016 Olympic champions were last in the four-team SheBelieves Cup, which was won by hosts United States last week. Under Jones, the six-time defending European champions were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2017 tournament. The federation says Horst Hrubesch, who coached the men’s team to the Olympic silver medal, will be the interim coach. Germany play 2019 World Cup qualifying games next month against…

Promoter expects record turnout for Sumfest | Entertainment

With the sales for the second round of early bird tickets for this year’s Reggae Sumfest going fast, organisers are expecting a record turnout for their 25th anniversary staging. In a recent interview with THE STAR, Joe Bogdanovich, CEO of Reggae Sumfest, said that tickets sales for this year are going well and explained that the demand has been so great that they have had to make available a second batch of early bird tickets. The latter are on sale now and will be available until midnight on March 31.…

Ambush at Old Trafford – Sevilla oust Man U from Champions League | Sports

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Sevilla reached the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time after beating Manchester United 2-1 yesterday thanks to two second-half goals from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder. The French striker scored in the 74th minute – two minutes after coming on – with a low shot from 12 metres and then sent in a header off a corner that United goalkeeper David De Gea could only parry into his own net in the 78th. That left United 2-0 behind on aggregate and needing three goals to advance. Romelu…