JFF guilty of dissing 'Tappa'

As I have stated in this column in the recent past, I desperately want Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), to create a cohesive national programme because, based on the coaches and the players we now have at our… Source link

Saudi stadiums open for first women spectators | Sports

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP): Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time yesterday to watch a football match between two local teams though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called ‘family section’. The move was the first of Saudi Arabia’s social reforms planned for this year to ease restrictions on women, spearheaded by the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince. The kingdom has also announced that starting in June women will be allowed to drive, lifting the world’s only…

Blackwood, Campbell hand Scorpions initiative | Sports

Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood confirmed his return to form with his second half-century of the match, as Jamaica Scorpions took the initiative over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their ninth round clash here yesterday. The right-hander, who top-scored with 81 in the hosts’ first innings on Thursday’s opening day at Sabina Park, returned with another fiery 70 as his side reached 182 for seven at the close. Left-handed opener John Campbell hammered 55 and all-rounder Fabian Allen chimed in with 24 but Scorpions squandered much of their advantage after slipping from…

Struggling Gaters up against Sharpes | Sports

Clarendon Gaters are aiming to control their hunger for a win and make their advantage count down the stretch in their quest to rally and claim a place in Netball Jamaica’s Berger Elite League. The Gaters have squandered winning positions in three of their matches to lose all five contested in the first half of the sport’s premier championship in the country. With five games remaining, they are looking to buck that losing trend, starting today in the feature match of a double-header against St James Sharpes, at the Leila…

Desperate Humble Lion host improving Tivoli | Sports

Humble Lion’s coach, Merron Gordon, is going full force to beat Tivoli Gardens to start a move up the table in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Struggling Humble Lion will host improving Tivoli Gardens at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon, tomorrow, starting at 3 p.m. Tivoli Gardens are in third position on 36 points, behind leaders Portmore United (44) and Arnett Gardens (37). While, Humble Lion are close to the bottom in 10th place on 21 points, ahead of Sandals (16) and Boys’ Town (12). “We need the three…

Zidane downplays Madrid struggles | Sports

MADRID, Spain (AP): As far as Zinedine Zidane is concerned, things are not as bad as they look for Real Madrid. Zidane downplayed Madrid’s recent setbacks, blaming critics for exaggerating the team’s struggles and wanting to create turmoil at the club. “I’m tired of hearing that Madrid is struggling,” Zidane said on Friday. “It’s easy to say that everything is wrong, but it’s not all bad here. It’s pretty to talk negatively about Real Madrid, it sells more.” Madrid has been under increased pressure since it lost to Barcelona 3-0…

VCB to skip World Indoors

Coming off a nasty knee injury which ended her 2017 track and field season, Jamaica’s most decorated female athlete, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said that she is skipping the indoor season in hopes of making a return at the Commonwealth Games later… Source link

Speid accuses H’View of pettiness over players | Sports

Rudolph Speid, Cavalier Soccer Club technical director, is disappointed with what he considers poor behaviour of Harbour View, who refuse to sign the release of two young amateur players, Nicque Daley and Sheldon McKoy, who have signed to Cavalier for the second-half of the season. According to Speid, both players signed for Cavalier without what he describes as “duress”, and he believes Harbour View’s attempt to block the players’ departure is “unbecoming”. However, he said that he is willing to take things to the next level, which he said would…

Waterhouse hold transfer talks with Ottey | Sports

Former national and Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Allan Ottey is prepared to make a return to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and is very close to a deal with Waterhouse FC following talks on Thursday evening. When contacted yesterday on the matter Donovan White president of Waterhouse FC told Star Sports that he did not have much to say on the matter as his club is still in negotiations with Ottey’s current club Faulkland FC of the JFF Western Confederations/ Charley’s JB Rum Super League. “The only thing…

Morocco hires consultants for World Cup bid | Sports

LONDON (AP): The Morocco 2026 World Cup bid, which has presented scarce details with five months until the vote, has hired international strategy consultants. London-based VERO, which worked on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, says that it will “shape the vision” of the expanded 48-team tournament in Morocco. Its only rival for the 2026 World Cup is a joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada which presented its first plans last April. Morocco announced its bid with a two-sentence statement in August, and is yet to provide details…