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…

Israel vexed by Argentina friendly snub | Sports

  JERUSALEM (AP): The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar on Wednesday over Argentina’s abrupt cancellation of a FIFA World Cup warm-up match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country’s leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly awaiting the sold-out international friendly scheduled for Saturday night at Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium and the arrival of some of the world’s best players. Argentina is one of the most popular national teams among Israelis and fans had been scrambling to get a chance…

Ricketts bouyed by Sandals, Real partnership | Sports

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, said that he is excited about the partnership between Sandals Foundation and Real Madrid Foundation as he believes that it will boost grassroots development locally. Ricketts was speaking at a press conference at the Beaches Negril Resort yesterday, for a football clinic organised for next year by both parties.  The clinic set to run from May 14 to 20, 2019, at the Sandals Beaches Resort in Negril, is expected to give 30 local coaches and 50 children between the ages 6…

‘Police’ replaces overweight ‘Wasp’ in tonight’s Contender clash | Sports

Jamaican boxer Michael ‘Wasp’ Gardener has been replaced by Donovan ‘Police’ Campbell in tonight’s Wray & Nephew Contender fight against Canadian Dave Leblond. Gardener, 24, was overweight for the contest, which is the first in the quarterfinals of the very popular fight series that takes place at the Chinese Benevolent Association in Kingston. His replacement, Police, was crowned the 2012 Wray & Nephew Contender champion. He won that championship belt by scoring a unanimous decision against Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis in the final. IN PHOTO: Dave Leblond Tonight’s fight between the…

Russia winless ahead of World Cup | Sports

(AP): Russia will go into its home World Cup without a win in seven games after drawing 1-1 with an under-strength Turkey team on Tuesday. Russia’s players left the field to jeers from some in the crowd, having recorded just one shot on target in their last two friendlies before the World Cup. “I don’t think there’s any need to worry,” Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said. “Today is only June 5 and our (opening World Cup) game is June 14 at 6 p.m., If I remember rightly. There’s still enough…

Sandals to the rescue – Caribbean resort agrees long-term contract with Cricket West Indies | Sports

  Cricket West Indies (CWI) is delighted to announce that Sandals Resorts, the iconic Caribbean brand and global leader in the luxury travel industry, has agreed a long-term contract to become the new principal partner and team sponsor of the Windies, following their support of last week’s Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge at Lord’s. The new partnership is effective immediately and will cover all Windies teams from U-15s through to the Windies Men’s and Women’s teams. As part of the agreement, Sandals will have their logo inscribed on all Windies playing…

White shocked at Whitmore’s Call | Sports

Cavalier’s goalkeeper, Jaedine White, said he was surprised to receive his first senior national call up. White was selected as part of a Theodore Whitmore’s 21 man squad which began a four day training camp on Monday at the JFF/Captain Burrell Technical Centre. The 17 year old is not only looking to learn as much as he can from the experience but is hoping to make the most of the opportunity as well. “It (call-up) is a surprise. Because I know that there are so many qualified goalkeepers in Jamaica…

Brazil’s Costa back in training | Sports

June 06, 2018 (AP) Winger Douglas Costa has trained with the rest of the Brazil team for the first time since World Cup preparations began two weeks ago. Costa picked up a thigh injury during Juventus’ 2-1 win against Verona in the last round of the Italian Serie A season. Midfielder Renato Augusto, however, did not train on Tuesday. He is still recovering from a knee injury. Costa is expected to be a backup for Neymar during the World Cup. Brazil’s team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said this week that it’s…

Duckie denies Mount Pleasant | Sports

Despite a release from the Jamaica Football Federation which lists him as the head coach of the St Ann-based club, controversial coach Donovan Duckie insists he is not the head coach of Mount Pleasant Football Academy. The outspoken coach, who led Waterhouse to the Premier League final last season, and who is expected to return to Drewsland again this season, pointed out that Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis is the head coach of Mount Pleasant and he must be the ‘ghost head coach’, because how could he be the team’s head coach…