Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has listed patience as the main ingredient for his Player-of-the-Match performance, which led Jamaica Scorpions to a two-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament at Queen’s Park Oval on Monday. The top fast bowler in the Jamaica bowling line-up, Cottrell claimed an impressive three for 18 off 7.5 overs as Barbados Pride, electing to bat, were bowled out for 138 inside 45.5 overs. Jamaica, who led with 49 from the in-form AndrÈ McCarthy and 33 from Antiguan Devon Thomas, stole victory at 139 for eight off 38 overs. “The approach was to stay patient and not fight the wicket with the new ball as the wicket was on the slower side,” Cottrell explained. “Therefore, in my first six overs, I tried to focus on putting the ball in the right areas instead of going for pace. And then coming back with the old ball, I simply tried to bowl full and straight.” Less renowned for his batting exploits, Cottrell, who ended unbeaten on 16, also expressed satisfaction with his performance, saying that it was an area of his game that he had been working on. Entering the run chase with Jamaica in dire straits at 118 for eight, Cottrell slammed back-to-back sixes to ease the pressure before guiding home the team along with spinner Nikita Miller. “I’m getting stronger with each game, not only with the ball, but also with the bat,” stated Cottrell. “It (Player-of-the-Match award) was a well-needed one for me personally because I’m striving to be at my best right now as the team’s aim is to be the leading fast bowler, if not the best all-rounder in the tournament.” Jamaica, second in Group A on 10 points, will today turn their attention to leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (12 points) at Shaw Park, and according to Cottrell, he is again looking to perform. The top two teams from the group after double round-robin play will contest the semi-finals. “Trinidad is always a tough team to beat, plus they have the home advantage,” he said. “But I have done well against them more times than not. “We also know in order to win this tournament we have to beat the so-called big teams,” he added.
St Thomas CA and University of the West Indies (UWI) will be hoping to make full use of home conditions when they entertain Kingston CC and Melbourne CC, respectively, in the semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup today. The two-day matchups will see St Thomas and Kingston squaring off at Goodyear Oval, while relative newcomers, the UWI, will entertain former champions Melbourne at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval. “We won our preliminary-round zone and our quarter-final outright and are in form and looking to go all the way,” said Dennis Gordon, president of St Thomas. “Our bowling attack has been consistent, while our batting continues to improve, and as such, Kingston will have to come good if they are to beat us.” St Thomas’ bowling will be spearheaded by national fast bowlers Keno Wallace and Gavan Brown, while captain Carlton Baugh Jr as well as former national youth captain Jamie Trenchfield and the in-form Oshane Roberts will lead the batting. Kingston, on the other hand, will look to the tournament’s top runs-getters, captain Brandon King, national all-rounder Derval Green, and Garth Garvey to lead their batting. The penetrative left-arm spin pair of Paul Harrison and Patrick Harty alongside Green have been their most consistent bowlers. The other semi-final is set to have the unusual occurrence of the same person, national assistant coach Robert Samuels, preparing both teams. The former West Indies, Jamaica, and Melbourne batsman has been coaching the UWI at the tertiary level since 2002. He then took up similar duties at Melbourne in 2012, two years before the UWI were allowed to participate in national competitions. “I am expecting quality cricket from two quality teams,” was all Samuels was prepared to say ahead of the semi-final. “I think either team can come out on top as Melbourne have experience on their side and top Jamaican players in Nikita Miller and AndrÈ McCarthy. “But UWI have youth and fitness on their side, and players with first-class experience in young Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr and the exciting Rovam Powell.”
DAY 1 5:30 a.m. W Shot Put Heptathlon 5:35 a.m. M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats 5:40 a.m. M Pole Vault Qualification 6:10 a.m. W Triple Jump Qualification 6:20 a.m. M 100 Metres Heats 7:05 a.m. W Shot Put Final 7:15 a.m. W 200 Metres Heptathlon 7:50 a.m. M 10,000 Metres Final MORNING SESSION 6:35 p.m. (AUG 21) M Marathon Final 8:00 p.m. (AUG 21) W 100 Metres Hurdles Heptathlon 8:30 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group A 9:10 p.m. (AUG 21) W Shot Put Qualification 9:20 p.m. (AUG 21) W High Jump Heptathlon 9:25 p.m. (AUG 21) M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 9:55 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group B 10:15 p.m. (AUG 21) W 1500 Metres Heats 10:50 p.m. (AUG 21) M 800 Metres Heats 11:40 p.m. (AUG 21) M 100 Metres Preliminary Round AFTERNOON SESSION
P W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 3 3 0 0 8 0 8 92. Leicester City 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 73. Liverpool 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 74. Man United 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 75. Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 66. Swansea City 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 57. Everton 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 48. Norwich City 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 49. Arsenal 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 410. Chelsea 3 1 1 1 5 7 -2 411. West Ham 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 312. Watford 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 313. Bournemouth 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 314. Aston Villa 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 315. Tottenham 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 216. Stoke City 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 217. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 218. Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 219. Sunderland 3 0 1 2 4 8 -4 120. West Brom 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
Past the finishing postWeather: Fine Track: GoodRace 1 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)* 1. SIR SOUTH AndrePowell4 50.52. UNBREAKABLE OWalker 54.0 3 1/2L3. ALEXANDER VNajair 53.0 9L4. STEPPING RAZOR WHenry 52.0 1/2LWIN: $105.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.0, 1:12.0,Winner: 7yo b horse – STORM CRAFT out of LADY LYDIA by PRIVATE INTERVIEWTrainer: ATKINSON (JR),CLIFFORD C Owner: CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (JR)Quinella: (3,6) $394.00 Exacta: (6-3) $642.00Trifecta: (6-3-5) $1,233.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SOUND OF MIRACLE RHalledeen 53.02. EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS JInnis4 49.0 6L3. ROYAL GIRL WHenry 52.0 Head4. ROVING STAR AGray4 50.5 NeckWIN: $592.00PLACE: $217.00, $106.00, $166.00Final Time: 1:01.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner: 4yo gr filly – MIRACLE MAN out of FIORD by EXOTIC TRAVELERTrainer: TODD,STEVEN M Owner : STEVEN M TODDQuinella: (2,8) $705.00 Exacta : (8-2) $2,216.00D/E: (6-8) $1,216.00Superfecta: (8-2-4-6) $26,397.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT* 1. MY COMPANION SEllis 53.0 61.002. GIRLY GIRLY LINKS SMuir 52.5 3L3. MR. DOITBETTA OWalker 54.0 3 1/2L4. MASTER ADAM AndrePowell4 53.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #7 CASPERWIN: $61.00Final Time: 1:00.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.0, ,Winner: 2yo b gelding – MARKET RALLY out of GETYOURGUNSANNIE by DEMALOOT DEMASHOOTTrainer: AZAN,RICHARD NOwner: MILADE AZAN & RICHARD AZAN & WILBERT BAGWANDEEN & GRAHAM BROWNQuinella: (3,6) $92.00 Exacta: (3-6) $135.00D/E: (8-3) $745.00Trifecta: (3-6-4) $78.00Rolling Triple: (6-8-3) $1,882.00Race 4 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)* 1. BATTLE SONG WHenry 53.02. LITTLE TUFF MAN JErwin 55.0 1 1/4L3. GRAND TRAIN LSteadman4 52.0 5 1/2L4. RUNNER RUNNER SEllis 53.0 3/4LLate scratch: #7 CIGARETTEINTHERAINWIN: $101.00PLACE: $65.00, $83.00, $98.00Final Time: 1:01.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner: 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer: WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSQuinella: (2,5) $462.00 Exacta : (5-2) $450.00D/E: (3-5) $147.00Superfecta: (5-2-3-1) $1,524.00Rolling Triple: (8-3-5) $2,225.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO & UP(NW4)1. LOVETTA JONES SEllis 53.0 256.00 179.002. EL NUMERO UNO OMullings 54.0 1 1/2L 397.003. TIMEFORACAT OWalker 53.0 1 3/4L 335.004. ROCKETEER LSteadman4 52.0 1/2LWIN: $256.00PLACE: $179.00, $397.00, $335.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.1, 47.3, ,Winner: 7yo b mare – OUTRIGGER out of PRINCESS GOODHEART by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer: JAGHAI,HOWARD K Owner: HARRY A JAGHAIQuinella: (1,3) $3,159.00 Exacta: (3-1) $7,936.00D/E : (5-3) $1,815.00Trifecta : (3-1-7) $16,270.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. FIERY PATH DBadaloo 54.02. ALYCINTH RLunan 53.0 2 1/4L* 3. QUEENOFSAINTROSE SMuir 52.5 8L4. PRINCESS STATISTIC DAThomas 52.0 7 1/2L5. ROSY PARKS OWhite 52.0 1 1/2L6. JET LEE AndreePowell4 50.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #1 STERRI’S CHOICEWIN: $159.00PLACE: $54.00, $57.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:21.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.1, 1:14.0,Winner : 3yo b colt – WAR MARSHALL out of MINERVA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : SOMORA CLARKEQuinella : (2,9) $346.00 Exacta : (2-9) $759.00D/E : (3-2) $1,979.00Trifecta : (2-9-6) $246.00Hit-6 : (2-9-6-7-10-) $18,551.00Rolling Triple : (5-3-2) $6,192.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO-REST.STAKESTHE NASATOL TROPHY1. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 53.0* 2. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 54.0 1 1/2L3. BRAWN OWalker 56.0 1 3/4L4. DWAYNE STAR PFrancis 51.0 1/2L5. STORMING MWard4 47.0 1 1/2LWIN: $130.00PLACE: $62.00, $66.00, $118.00Final Time: 0:57.4 Splits: 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner: 3yo filly – FLOWER ALLEY out of CUZ YOU NEVER KNOW byTrainer: PARSARD,HARRY Owner: HARRY PARSARDQuinella: (1,11) $141.00 Exacta: (11-1) $324.00D/E: (2-11) $437.00Trifecta: (11-1-8) $529.00Hi-5: (11-1-8-7-9) $17,006.50Rolling Triple: (3-2-11) $7,596.00Super-6: (8-3-5-3-2-11) $55,428.40Race 8 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. MIRACLE STAR WHenry 51.0* 2. ROYAL VIBES RHalledeen 53.0 Neck3. BLACK THORN BBell 51.0 4 1/2L4. RAGING PROSPECT OEdwards4 50.0 2LWIN: $168.00PLACE: $64.00, $93.00, $232.00Final Time: 1:39.4 Splits : 24.1, 46.4, 1:12.1,Winner: 6yo ch horse – MIRACLE MAN out of IRISH STAR by IRISH QUESTTrainer: CHANG,PATRICK A Owner : JOSEPH & PETER-JOHN RHODENQuinella: (1,2) $208.00 Exacta: (1-2) $496.00D/E: (11-1) $519.00Trifecta: (1-2-4) $2,102.00Rolling Triple: (2-11-1) $5,344.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $500,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.02. POCKET MONEY OWalker 55.0 1 1/2L3. VERONICA B SEllis 52.0 3 1/2L4. AWESOME MARQUE JErwin 56.0 1/2L5. SMART BIDDER LSteadman4 51.5 Sh.HeadLate scratch: #9 SINK THE BISMARCKWIN: $213.00PLACE: $102.00, $232.00, $155.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner: 6yo ch mare – DEPUTY’S REPORT out of EXCHANGE ONLY by MAVERICKTrainer: WILLIAMS,VICTOR G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSQuinella: (4,6) $1,013.00 Exacta: (6-4) $2,945.00D/E: (1-6) $1,037.00Trifecta: (6-4-10) $3,300.00Hi-5: (6-4-10-5-2) $49,271.00Rolling Triple: (11-1-6) $2,674.00Pick-4: (2-11-1-6) $12,916.00Super-6: (5-3-2-11-1-6) $157,765.80Pick-9: (6-8-3-5-3-2) $12,659.50 (6-8-3-5-3-2-11-1-6) $314.00 Carry-over: $1,606,718.40
WESTERN BUREAU: Known for producing prodigious talent in football, netball, cricket, and track and field, Jamaica could one day become a world beater in baseball. Yes, that great American pastime could take root in the land of wood and water if former San Francisco Giants baseball player Andrew Dixon has anything to do with it. Dixon recently told The Gleaner of his intention to kickstart a national youth baseball league in Jamaica. With plans well advanced, Dixon has earmarked the league to commence by the end of January 2016. Games will be played in Kingston and Portmore, as well as in the western end of the island. When contacted, the Jamaica-born outfielder said that the league, the first of its kind, is being organised in partnership with the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA). He explained that the groundwork is currently being done, with some 12 teams already signed up to participate. “It’s looking good because in December I brought some uniforms down,” said Dixon, adding that he is back home in the USA gathering some equipment to send to Jamaica in time to start the league. “In June, I want to bring down some teams from the US, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. By then, our youths would be playing the sport so we can pick an all-star team for Jamaica and let them play against the foreigners,” he further outlined. Dixon has also accepted a coaching position to teach the game for a few months at G.C. Foster College. MORE EXPOSURE He noted that he will be organising a number of baseball clinics at Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Montego Bay, and in other parts of the island as his dream is to see baseball become a major sport in Jamaica. “Right now, western Jamaica has some of the best baseball guys, but they are not getting the exposure. The attention is in the Kingston and Portmore areas,” the 51-year-old remarked. “If we can open up and bring baseball throughout the island, then kids out here will get more exposure and develop a new career path,” added Dixon. Apart from working with the Jamaica Baseball Association, Dixon stated that he has several partners in Westmoreland, who are excited and willing to ensure the promotion of the sport in western Jamaica. He is also calling on corporate Jamaica to get on board and make the dream happen. Dixon, who has been running a number of low-key baseball clinics and camps in some western-based communities in recent years, namely, Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Darliston and Little London in Westmorland, has also tried launching the sport in Kingston. Dixon left the San Francisco Giants in 1991, then had a stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played professional baseball in Mexico and Venezuela.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Under-fire West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron has pushed back on recent widespread criticism of his leadership and says he has always acted in the best interest of West Indies cricket.Cameron, who was elected to the top post three years ago, and who successfully gained re-election last year, said much of the criticism he had received was “absurd” and argued that he would be eventually vindicated by history.The Jamaican has been fending off criticism ever since captain Darren Sammy, during a post-match interview, blasted the WICB for “disrespecting” the players after West Indies won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last Sunday.”I am not here to destroy the game. We just won three World titles and the feeling is I want to mash it up,” Cameron told the Nation newspaper here.”I can’t believe some of the criticism I am receiving. It is absurd. My heart is with the Caribbean 100 per cent. I am a Caribbean man. I am for the good of West Indies cricket.”Cameron’s tenure has been embroiled in controversy ever since the West Indies one-day side controversially walked off the tour of India over a pay dispute with the board and players union, WIPA.INSUFFICIENT ACTIONCameron copped blame for not doing enough to solve the dispute, and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) subsequently said it held the WICB responsible.St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said Cameron had “embarrassed us before the world” and called on him to step down.Cameron also came in for criticism for his controversial tweet regarding superstar opener Chris Gayle’s form during last year’s World Cup and again found himself in trouble on the online social network, Twitter, last week when he appeared to lash out at Sammy for his post-match criticism of the board.Cameron argued that his most recent tweet had been misunderstood.”I have had a lot of criticism about a tweet that has gone on my timeline. Go to my timeline and look,” he said.”There are motivational tweets on my timeline every day. Why could someone not have used that tweet to say I was saying to Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, ‘Do not let the critics get to you’.”I have also tweeted to Darren Sammy and Stafanie Taylor, wishing them luck. History will be kind to me. I will be vindicated.”
Two years ago, Jamalco FC narrowly missed out on a historic berth in the Red Stripe Premier League football competition. Now, two years later, the Clarendon-based team is back and firmly on course for a spot this time around. Back then, Jamalco ended the play-offs on 10 points but were edged on goal difference by Reno FC. They currently have maximum six points from two games in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Charley’s JB Rum Red Stripe Premier League play-offs series. However, head coach Rayon Johnson, who guided the club in 2014 is fully aware that his team needs another four points from four games in order to make the step up to the nation’s highest league. “What we looked at is how we had approached the 2014 play-offs series. We didn’t win any game on the road and that was our downfall,” Johnson reflected. “This season, the plan is to win at least two games on the road in addition to wins in the home games. And, that would see us through to the 2016-17 Premier League,” he told The Gleaner yesterday. After winning on the road against Brazil FC, 1-0, on Sunday, the Jamalco team followed through with a similar score line against Granville United FC at home at the Wembley Centre of Excellence field in Clarendon on Wednesday. “The players are putting in the work. However, we need to convert the chances as we have not conceded any goal,” Johnson informed. Looking ahead, he said: “If we win the three games in the first round, we would need at least another point to be safe.” Jamalco provides funding for the team and the coach says that they are doing a wonderful job. “The bauxite company is fully involved. They really want the team to step up to the Premier League,” he disclosed. The team’s involved in the play-offs are South Central Confederation Super League champions, Jamalco; the Eastern Confederation winners, Brazil FC; the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Super League champions, Maverley/Hughenden FC and the Western Confederation winners, Granville United FC. At the completion of the home and away series, the top two teams on points will qualify for the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League. Jamalco lead on six points, ahead of Maverley/Hughenden (4), Brazil (1) and Granville, who are rooted at the bottom without a point. The series continues next Sunday with Maverley.Hughenden hosting Jamalco at Maverley Complex and Granville against Brazil at Granville Community Centre in St James.
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Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments