Will In Charge, BIGDADDYKOOL renew rivalry in Chairman’s Trophy | Sports

A VERY interesting Chairman’s Trophy has pulled out the best of grade one, minus SHE’S A MANEATER, at a middle-of-the-road distance, seven and a half furlongs, in what should be a truly run race from start to finish. As in any good grade one race, pace, handicaps and class will decide the best horse on the day, a bill which fits much-improved WILL IN CHARGE, despite the claims of his old nemesis, BIGDADDYKOOL, and back-to-form, two-time Diamond Mile winner, SEEKING MY DREAM. The handicapper has penalised WILL IN CHARGE with…

‘Police’ surrenders to Leblond’s big guns | Sports

Canadian Dave ‘Fast and Furious’ Leblond had no difficulty securing his spot in the semi-final round of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series with his win over 2012 champion Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell. Campbell, the 49-year-old Jamaican, was brought into the contest at the last moment as a substitute for crowd favourite Michael ‘Wasp’ Gardener, who was disqualified for not making the weight. He struggled to get in any form of offence against Leblond, who wasted no time working away at him with repeated shots to his sternum. After two rounds,…

Racers GP to fund athlete transitioning | Sports

Racers Track Club president Glen Mills said that revenue from Saturday’s JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium will be used to help athletes coming out of the high school system to transition to professionalism. “We put on the meet for the development of young athletes because sponsorship is hard to come by, and, hopefully, after a few years, the meet will be able to generate funds so that we can inject it into the club,” Mills said. “We also need to go out and recruit new vibrant talent…

RJRGLEANER still unbeaten in Business House dominoes | Sports

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has no intention to ease up in its quest to capture the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Business House Division Two Domino League for the first time. The news men are unbeaten after six consecutive victories in Zone A. They have easily qualified for the quarter-final stage with two preliminary round games remaining. Eric Channer, RJRGLEANER Communications Group domino captain, maintained that the plan is to go all the way and win the title unbeaten to add to titles won in the Division One competition…

Panama motivated by late Hernandez | Sports

COLON, Panama (AP): Panama’s players will likely have a lump in their throats when they step on to the field at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Coming from a country best known for baseball players, they will be overjoyed during their first trip to the World Cup. But they will also have one name on their minds: AmÌlcar HenrÌquez. The 33-year-old midfielder had been playing for Panama in World Cup qualifying until he was shot to death. “We always carry him in our minds and hearts,” Panama captain Rom·n…

Ready to give my all – Pullen | Sports

Having the title of being the first Jamaican man in 44 years to qualify for the Olympic Games in the triple jump, Clive Pullen is yet to medal at a major international meet. However, the athlete says all that is about to change, as he has launched his professional career and is fully focused. “The burden of being in school is now lifted, so now for the first time in my life, I am able to give track and field 100 percent attention,” said Pullen in an interview with STAR…

Whitmore disappointed by absent national invitees | Sports

Senior national men’s football team head coach, Theodore Whitmore, was left bitterly disappointed by a couple of players who refused to take up their invitation to the national team’s training camp which started this week, but instead chose to fly to the US for vacation. Whitmore is not impressed by this development and argued that these players risk missing out on the League of Nation squad. “We have to take a different approach,” he said. If we continue the same way, we are going to get the same results. Two…

Windies eyeing ICC rankings during Sri Lanka series | Sports

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Windies captain Jason Holder says the importance of winning the Sri Lanka series and moving up the ICC Test rankings, has not been lost on his side. Last month, the regional side slumped to a historic low of ninth in the ICC Test rankings and are only now above Zimbabwe. And without a series win over a higher-ranked side in six years, the three-Test series, which bowled off here yesterday, has now taken on greater importance. “It’s really important. Every game counts for something,” Holder…

Dowrich carries Windies on opening day | Sports

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Several Windies batsmen got starts but failed to carry on, leaving wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to hold the innings together, on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka yesterday. Opting to bat first in good conditions at Queen’s Park Oval, the Windies finished the day on 246 for six, with the right-handed Dowrich unbeaten on a compact 46 and tail-ender Devendra Bishoo yet to score. Stroke-maker Shai Hope produced a classy 44 and captain Jason Holder struck 40, while Roston Chase and Kieran…

Ready to give my all – Clive Pullen | Sports

Having the title of being the first Jamaican man in 44 years to qualify for the Olympic Games in the triple jump, Clive Pullen is yet to medal at a major international meet. However, the athlete says all that is about to change, as he has launched his professional career and is fully focused. “The burden of being in school is now lifted, so now for the first time in my life, I am able to give track and field 100 percent attention,” said Pullen in an interview with STAR…