Russia to wear ‘neutral’ Red and Gray at Winter Olympics | Sports

MOSCOW, Russia (AP): The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang. Under an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling last month that formally banned the Russia team, as many as 200 Russians could end up competing under the Olympic flag next month. Russian sportswear company Zasport published sketches yesterday, of what it says are IOC-approved designs for the competitors, who will be officially known as Olympic Athletes from Russia. There are winter coats, tracksuits, and hooded sweaters in gray, as well as an outfit in red…

If it ain’t broke … McLeod decides against changing hurdling technique this season | Sports

RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year nominee Omar McLeod said that he will not be switching to a seven-step routine when he gets his 2018 season started. Instead, he will be continuing with his eight step method. The difference between both techniques is the number of steps taken at the start of McLeod’s 110m hurdles races. He currently takes eight steps after leaving the blocks, before clearing the first hurdle and had intentions of switching to only seven steps, like all his rivals throughout the circuit. However, after changing…

Bishop defends Young Windies after controversy | Sports

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has leapt to the defence of the West Indies Under-19s after their actions during the Youth World Cup fixture against South Africa Under-19s on Wednesday, drew strong criticism from current and former international players. Young Windies captain Emmanuel Stewart sparked controversy at Bay Oval here when he successfully appealed against opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field during the 17th over of the South Africa innings. The incident arose when the left-hander picked up the ball and tossed…

‘Professional’ Foster attracts MLS scouts at Combine | Sports

Real Salt Lake assistant coach Tyrone Marshall said that Portmore United’s striker, Maalique Foster, drew interest from coaches and scouts at the Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine in Florida last week. Foster was among three Jamaicans and a total of 22 players from the Caribbean who participated in the annual event. “I thought Maalique was the best player at the Caribbean Combine,” Marshall, who is a former MLS star and Jamaica national senior team defender, told Star Sports yesterday. “I understand that he (Foster) was approached by coaches and…

Gymnast says Dr Nassau scarred her mind for life | Sports

LANSING, Michigan (AP): US Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr Larry Nassar will not be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. Since Tuesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has listened to more than 60 who were molested after seeking his help for injuries, including a statement from Maroney that was read by a prosecutor on Thursday. “Dr Nassar was not a doctor,” said…

Ottey relishing reunion with Duckie | Sports

Former national and Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Allan Ottey said that he already feels the welcome at new club Waterhouse FC. Ottey spent six years in the National Premier League with Montego Bay United, winning the title in 2014, then again in 2016. He parted ways with the Tucker- based team at the end of last season and since signed for JFF Western Confederations/Charley’s JB Rum Super League club Faulkland FC. “The feeling is very good. The players, coaching staff and management have made me feel at home, so…

Show me the money! – JFF expects US$100,000 windfall from South Korea friendly | Sports

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint said the association is set to receive over US$100,000 (around J$13 million) from its scheduled friendly international game against South Korea in Turkey on January 30. Wint said that the federation is also in negotiations with a Turkish club to play a practice game before the friendly international. “It will be beneficial and good exposure for our players,” said Wint. “There will be a warm-up game against a club team, but we have not yet tied that down firmly, but that will…

Francis to return at McKenley/Wint Classic | Sports

  Former national 400m champion Javon Francis will be one of the main attractions on the programme at Calabar High School’s McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic this year. Francis will take part in the men’s 400m race, his first competitive outing in six months, after recovering from an injury, which saw him miss last summer’s IAAF World Championships in London, England. “I am fit again and I’m raring to go,” the Calabar old boy said. “I will be aiming for sub-45 seconds, as I will be using this to help…

Walcott seeks career revival at Everton | Sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Theo Walcott joined Everton yesterday in a bid to revive his career after 12 years at English Premier League rival Arsenal. “It felt like it was time for me to move on,” said Walcott, who has reportedly moved for around PS20 million. “It was sad, but it’s exciting at the same time.” Walcott, who scored 108 goals in 396 appearances for Arsenal, has not been a first-choice pick for the past year and made the last of his 47 appearances for England in November 2016. The winger…

Better late than never? – Speid explains White’s bizarre arrival at MLS Carib Combine | Sports

Cavalier Soccer Club president, Rudolph Speid, is blaming organisers and outside influences for goalkeeper Jeadine White missing the MLS Caribbean Combine last week. White arrived late for the Combine in Fort Lauderdale last week and could not participate as a result. Speid said that this was because the club received no invitation for the player, as it did for his teammate Alex Marshall, leaving him with little time and information to make travel plans. “The MLS Combine never indicated to the JFF (Jamaica Football Federation) or Cavalier that Jeadine was…