‘Teddy’ delays surgery to face Arnett | Sports

Tivoli Gardens’ striker Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson said he plans to delay surgery on his right knee in order to play in his team’s encounter against rivals Arnett Gardens on January 7. Johnson has been sidelined by the injury, which he sustained in his team’s 1-0 win against Harbour View in the Red Stripe Premier League’s first round on October 16. However, the national player came on as a substitute yesterday to score a brilliant goal to help his team to a 2-0 victory over Reno at the Edward Seaga Sports…

Arnett looking to strengthen | Sports

Despite flying high in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite says he plans to strengthen his team in the January transfer window. Although he is looking to make reinforcements in all areas, the wily tactician claims no specific players has been identified as yet. “The door is always open for every area. The offensive team is doing well in terms of scoring goals, but I still think they are a little off where our target is concerned. The midfield minds needs to improve, even though…

‘We need support!’ … Benzwick blasts lack of sponsorship attention | Sports

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has bemoaned the lack of sponsorship for the sport, saying that not enough corporate backers are interested in investing in growing local sporting brands, which needs to change. “We know how Jamaica is, especially with a ‘minor sport,’ he said. “If you don’t win, you don’t get attention. We see it over and over where athletes do very well in their sport. It’s not until dem deh pon tv nuff, dem get sponsors saying ‘Yeah, we want to be a part of…

Lloyd dismisses Boys’ Town return | Sports

Arnett Gardens’ midfielder, Renae Lloyd has dismissed a possible return to former club Boys’ Town during next month’s transfer window in the Red Stripe Premier League. A close source had told STAR Sports that Lloyd was among three players that coach of Boys’ Town, Andrew Price had secured for the Red Brigade. However, when contacted yesterday morning, Lloyd said he has no reason to leave Arnett Gardens at this time. “Boys’ Town is my club, that I love but I don’t think that would be the best move for me…

Orpheus to call the shots | Sports

ORPHEUS appears almost back to his best and will enjoy tomorrow’s 1400-metre Gladiator Trophy, despite carrying topweight against some useful horses. A fast-finishing second behind top three-year-old MONEY MAGNET at 1200 metres two weeks ago, ORPHEUS failed by only three-quarter length in an uphill task against the quick filly, who chased torrid splits of 22.3 and 46.0 set by SIEMPRE BUENO and ZEPHYR. The final time of 1:11.3 was even faster than the 1:11.4 in which MONEY MAGNET had placed third behind CHACE THE GREAT and TRADITIONAL PRINCE in the…

‘It has been a struggle!’ … Fit-again Hardware rescues point for Boys’ Town | Sports

Boys’ Town and national senior team midfielder, Jamiel Hardware was delighted after coming off the bench and scoring a vital goal for his team against the unbeaten Arnett Gardens in the Trench Town derby in the Red Stripe Premier League at Barbican yesterday. Having been out of action for three weeks because of a knee ligament strain, Hardware rescued his struggling club when he netted the equaliser in the 66th minute after Arnett had taken the lead when Fabian Reid netted a penalty kick in the 25th minute. Arnett ended…