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…

Petersfield needs support – Woolery | Sports

Machell Woolery head coach of Petersfield High School’s track and field programme, which saw six athletes representing Jamaica at the junior level last year, said they don’t get enough support from the parish. Coach Woolery noted that apart from being the best in teh sport in the parish, Petersfield also gear their student-athletes to move on to colleges overseas, most recent being the national junior shot put and javelin record holder Kevin Nedrick. “We don’t get the support from the parish that we would have liked. We have a few…

Roberts blames Golding … Says he is willing to walk away | Sports

Patrick Roberts, president of Arnett Gardens FC admitted that salaries owed to the senior team players has played a role in their dip in form in the last five Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games and has bashed Member of Parliament Mark Golding for a lack of support. Roberts has also stated that he is willing to walk away from club, if that is in it’s best interest. Having suffered a big 5-1 loss to RSPL leaders Portmore United last Sunday at Prison Oval, which was Arnett’s first defeat of…

Pound Sterling! … Jamaican born Manchester City star set for big deal | Sports

English Premier League leaders Manchester City are set to begin talks with their Jamaican-bron star Raheem Sterling regarding a new contract, with the winger set to rake in over PS250,000 ($42 million) a week from the new deal. This would make Sterling one of the club’s highest paid players and one of the best paid players in the world. Sterling’s current deal – which is reportedly valued at PS170,000 ($29 million) a week basic – expires in 2020, and City are looking to tie down the England international after his…

Football fiesta! … Gleaner signs RSPL deal with PLCA | Sports

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) is now the official print partners of the Red Stripe Premier League, following the signing of multi-year deal with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). The signing of the deal, which took place at the media outlet’s North Street office, earlier this week, will see the newspaper company bringing unprecedented focus to the Premier League, through multi-platform coverage as well as promotional and developmental programmes involving league stakeholders. General Manger of the PLCA, Pat Garel, was elated with the deal. “Personally, I am delighted…

Save our basketball, save our community! … ‘Back-to’ NBL official calls for support | Sports

With the National Basketball League (NBL) set to restart in just under two weeks, manager of the Majesty Gardens Legends, Chisena Campbell, said they are desperate need of gears and other supplies to compete this year’s competition. Campbell warned that basketball plays a crucial role in maintaining peace in the community and is hoping support will shortly arrive. Twenty-four teams are to participate in the competition, which is scheduled to begin on January 20. Campbell told Star Sports that they have approached a number of persons seeking sponsorship, but they…

Cannon on the loose | Sports

LOOSE CANNON appears to have matured, somewhat, at the back end of last season, being a more relaxed runner- certainly since trainer Wayne DaCosta removed the figure eight from the one-time tearaway leader on his return from a four-month lay-up in September. With the figure eight off, LOOSE CANNON scored a composed win over BILINGUAL in his first time back and was not his usual speedy self in his follow-up race, a 1000-metre straight loss against A.P.I. In his subsequent races, LOOSE CANNON might have disputed the lead, but not…