Blackburn hopes to fit Sandals | Sports

Sandals South Coast’s coach, Aaron Lawrence, believes former Arnett, Cavalier, and Harbour View hitman Claudious Blackburn could be the answer to their goalscoring problems – even though the lanky forward has not scored for his last two Premier League clubs, Boys’ Town and Maverley/Hughenden. However, Claudious, the younger brother of celebrated Arnett striker, veteran Marcellino Blackburn, said his lack of production for those teams were due to school commitments. Now that he has completed his level two in food preparation, the 27-year-old said that he is focussed on getting back…

Ireland fear Dutch, not Windies | Sports

BELFAST, Ireland (CMC): Two-time former 50-overs champions West Indies may be the highest seeded side in the ICC World Cup qualifiers but they hold no terrors for minnows Ireland. The Caribbean side have been installed in Group A of the March 4-25 tournament in Zimbabwe, alongside the likes of Ireland, the Netherlands, Papau New Guinea and the winners of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament scheduled for next month in Namibia. However, the Irish will bring with them the memories of their emphatic victory over the Windies at…

Boys’ Town pin hopes on ‘Tuffy’ | Sports

Veteran striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson is expected to run out for Boys’ Town against Montego Bay United this afternoon after signing from Waterhouse earlier this week. Anderson, a former national striker, was on loan from Waterhouse to Mount Pleasant of St Ann. Boys’ Town’s president, Leon Mitchell, confirmed Anderson’s move. The 38-year-old has represented Granville, Village United, Seba United, Wadadah and also C D Aguila of El Salvador. “We agreed the transfer with Waterhouse for the player. He has been training with us for the past two weeks and is…

Roberts hails late Uncle Cyrille for inspiration | Sports

LONDON, England (CMC): Former Grenada international Jason Roberts has hailed his late uncle and English football legend Cyrille Regis as a pioneer who helped to battle a racist era in English football, and pave the way for other black players in the game. Regis, who was born in French Guiana, passed away late Sunday at age 59 from a suspected heart attack, media reports said on Monday. Roberts, the former Wigan Athletics and Blackburn Rovers star, said while he remembered Regis fondly as a great family man, he also had…

Duckie back with Boyz | Sports

After being out of the national football programme for 10 years, Waterhouse coach Donovan Duckie has been given an assistant role with the Reggae Boyz for their international friendly against South Korea in Turkey on January 30. Duckie will take the place of Jerome Waite, who has an international club commitment with Arnett Gardens, who will be involved in the first round of the Caribbean Football Union club championships in Trinidad, from January 30 to February 4. JFF president, Michael Ricketts, said the former national Under-20 coach’s record in the…

Marshall suits up for USA | Sports

MIAMI, Florida (CMC): West Indies flop Xavier Marshall will turn out for United States in the Regional Super50 starting later this month, after being named in the 14-man squad for the one-day tournament. The 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests and 24 One-Day Internationals for West Indies but failed to make much of an impression during an underwhelming career. He managed just two Test half-centuries and a single hundred in ODIs – an unbeaten 157 against Canada 10 years ago. Marshall disappeared from international cricket in 2009 following poor form and…

Tired Arnett youngster late for MLS scouts | Sports

Arnett Gardens’ clumsy handling of travel arrangements for defender Oneil Anderson to attend last week’s MLS Caribbean Combine, has all but ruined the youngster’s chances of being selected by coaches who were assembled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, scouting talent. Anderson, who arrived at the combine a day after it started, was exhausted after stepping off the plane Wednesday morning and ended up being late for a training session because he had fallen asleep in his hotel room. The player was up from very early that morning, having reached the airport…

Double-header highlights BEL | Sports

Two of the teams that notched victory when matches were last played in Netball Jamaica’s Berger Elite League – red-hot Manchester Spurs and St James Sharpes – will seek a repeat when action resumes with this evening’s double-header at the Leila Robinson Courts, National Stadium Complex. Following Saturday’s rained-out schedule, Manchester Spurs will face Kingston Hummingbirds in a one-two sucker punch at 6 p.m., while St. James Sharpes are due to face St. Catherine Racers in the 7:30 p.m. feature. Anna Kay Griffiths, hot all season, fired in 25 goals…

War ready! – Richards looking forward to tough Commonwealth competition | Sports

O’Dayne Richards is steeling himself for a battle in the shot put at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Speaking in Mandeville last Saturday, Richards said that he was looking forward to throwing against the likes of World champion Tom Walsh at the games in April. He also has the World Indoor Championships on his radar. The MVP Track Club star thrower beat the New Zealander to win the Commonwealth gold medal in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014 and knows him to be a worthy opponent. “I’m going up against Tom Walsh, who…

Jenkins happy with first goal for UWI | Sports

  University of the West Indies FC’s left-back, Oshane Jenkins is happy to get his first goal for the team – a goal that enabled them to break a five-match winless run in the Red Stripe Premier League second round. Jenkins fired home the first goal in his team’s 3-1 win against newcomers Sandals South Coast in front of his home supporters last Sunday. Having amassed only two points in the previous five games, UWI managed to remain in fifth position in the 12-team league on 29 points from 21…