Neymar shines for Brazil | Sports

VIENNA (AP): Neymar scored a superb second-half goal as Brazil defeated Austria 3-0 in their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup yesterday. Set up by Willian in the 63th minute, Neymar wrong-footed Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic with a quick move and converted through the legs of goalkeeper Heinz Lindner for Brazil’s second goal. Neymar started for the first time since recovering from a foot injury that kept him out for three months. He also scored as a second-half substitute against Croatia a week ago. Gabriel Jesus gave Brazil…

Mike Smith, 52, oldest jockey to win US Triple Crown | Sports

NEW YORK (AP): There’s a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing. The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse. When to move it. When to take back. When to let the colt or filly have its way on the track. When to go to the whip. Smith has seen it all, and he knows how to handle the pressure. Take Saturday, for example. Smith faced the pressure of helping Justify take…

Alleged peacemaker charged with assault | News

A woman who is accused of assaulting a teenager told the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday that her intention was to be a peacemaker. Sophia Grant, who pleaded guilty with explanation to assault occasioning bodily harm, said on April 12, she saw Twins, who she knows very well, armed with sticks and boards. She believed they were going to fight students at a nearby school and tried to stop them. “Me keep telling them to hol up dem head and stop do certain things,” Grant said in…

Check Up: Why are her gums bleeding? | Features

Dear Readers, J.S. is a 52-year-old female writer who lives in Spanish Town and says she is looking out for Check Up to address her problem. Whenever she brushes her teeth, they bleed and her gums do, too. When she wakes in the mornings and spits, she sees blood in her saliva and if she drinks anything hot or cold it affects her teeth. At times her gums swell and pain her. She writes, “Please help me by telling me how to treat this problem”. Sore gums which are accompanied…

Man killed in shoot-out with police | News

June 11, 2018 The Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are probing a case where a man, who reportedly engaged a police team in a shoot-out, was shot and killed yesterday. According to the police information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Devon Evans, 30, of Plum Lane, Olympic Gardens, was fatally shot during a confrontation with the police on Hill Avenue, St Andrew, at approximately 7:30 on Sunday morning. A 9 mm Taurus pistol with a magazine containing five 9 mm rounds of ammunition were…

Messi misses BBC Champions League All-Star team | Sports

Argentine genius Lionel Messi is one of several big name footballers not selected to an All-Star 2018 European Champions League team. Picked by readers of the BBC Sport online page, the selectees include five members of the victorious Real Madrid team including Portuguese World Cup captain Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mo Salah. Salah was picked by 93 per cent of the voters who were invited online to pick from a comprehensive list of players who played in the Champions League. Real Madrid colleagues Ronaldo and Sergio Ramps were…

Prospect of 2022 Qatar WCup jumping to 48 teams fading | Sports

MOSCOW (AP): The prospect of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar growing to 48 teams faded yesterday after a discussion of the thorny issue was pulled from the agenda for FIFA’s annual congress. Plans for a feasibility study were put on hold after Qatar World Cup head Hassan Al-Thawadi addressed the ruling council of world football’s governing body and FIFA President Gianni Infantino said agreement from the Gulf nation is a “precondition”. Having previously said he was keen on adding 16 teams, Infantino is now casting doubt on the possibility…

Dacres on top of the world | Sports

JAMAICA’S Fedrick Dacres rebounded in fantastic style at yesterday ‘s Stockholm Diamond League after winning the men’ s discus in an impressive new personal best and national record 69.67 metres. The distance was also a meet record and world leading mark for the Commonwealth Games champion. Dacres who started his Diamond League season in winning form with 68.51 metres in Rome two weeks ago had a big setback last Thursday at the Oslo meet when he finished eighth with a disappointing 63.85 metres. However, yesterday he was back to his…