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…

Arsenal, Chelsea in dull draw | Sports

LONDON, England (AP): The strain of playing five games in two weeks caught up with Arsenal and Chelsea as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final yesterday. Playing in their third competition after a packed festive-fixture programme, the London rivals were lacking the attacking sting to find a breakthrough in the Stamford Bridge stalemate. What did create intrigue was the sight of Arsene Wenger spending the game in the press tribune as the Arsenal manager served the second game of a touchline…

Barnes moves to Mexican club | Sports

Discarded Reggae Boy striker Giles Barnes has completed a move to Mexican side Liga MX Club Leon after six seasons in Major League Soccer. Leon released a video of a graffiti artist painting the face of the new signing, accompanied by reggae music, leaving fans and the media to speculate that it was Barnes. Leon started their 2018 Clausura campaign with a 2-1 win away against Atlas and will face Toluca on Saturday in Estadio Leon. Barnes, 29, last represented the Reggae Boyz at Copa America Centenario Cup in the…

South-bound Sandals look to new players | Sports

  Coach Aaron Lawrence of struggling Sandals South Coast has promised to unleash his new recruits, acquired during the transfer window, against University of the West Indies (UWI) on Sunday. Sandals have bolstered their squad with players such as Claudious Blackburn, formerly of Maverley-Hughenden, Jamoy Purser from Arnett Gardens, as well as former Reno players Denmark Gillings and Auburn Facey. Though promoted Sandals South Coast are next-to-last in relegation trouble on 16 points, Lawrence believes that they will climb out of danger. “You will see the new players against UWI…

Serena reveals ‘complications’ | Sports

  SERENA Williams told Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted yesterday on Vogue.com , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September. According to the article, the tennis superstar “spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed”. When Williams originally announced her baby’s arrival, via social media postings in September, she…

Warriors' Man of Steel

OAKLAND, California (AP) :Stephen Curry pumped his fists and flexed his biceps. He dangled that signature mouthpiece from his teeth in sheer delight.Oh, and he knocked down some of those familiar way-back three-pointers, too.Yes, Golden State’s… Source link

Neita blasts regional spinners | Sports

Jamaica Cricket Association vice-president Mark Neita has criticised Cricket West Indies (CWI) selectors for insisting to picking what he considers sub-par spin bowlers, while omitting Jamaican bowler Nikita Miller, who he considers the best in the region. “I don’t think the quality of our spin bowling has been that good,” Neita told STAR Sports. “The reason why most of the spinners have done very well in the region is because they have been playing on pitches that help them. I don’t think it necessarily means we have outstanding spin bowlers.…

Broke Arnett jet player to Florida … just in time | Sports

Arnett Gardens’ president, Patrick Roberts, has blamed the club’s financial woes for young defender Oneil Anderson almost missing his opportunity to showcase his talent for scouts at the Caribbean MLS Combine, which started in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. After much scrambling, Anderson, 20, one of four Jamaicans invited, arrived in Miami yesterday, a day late, after getting on board an early flight out of the island. The former Camperdown player was invited along with Cavalier’s Alex Marshall, Jaedine White and Portmore United Maalique Foster, all of whom departed on Tuesday.…

Abused 100 times by Bennell – witness | Sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Former football coach Barry Bennell had a “power hold” over young boys who dreamt of being professional players, an alleged victim testified yesterday. Bennell, who turned 64 yesterday, denies 48 child sex offences against 11 complainants between 1979 and 1990. The jury in his trial heard from the first complainant to give evidence at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday. The court was shown a video of the complainant’s police interview and he then gave evidence from behind a screen. He described being abused “tens of tens, if not…

It’s the pitches – Ambrose | Sports

  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Fast bowling legend, Sir Curtly Ambrose, has blasted Caribbean pitches as “terrible” and believes they were behind the regional side’s poor showing on the recent tour of New Zealand. The Antiguan said the region needed to resort to the type of pitches which produced the outstanding players of the past and propelled West Indies to the pinnacle of world cricket. “We need to get back to the days when we were the best team in the world where we had good cricket pitches, where…