Reggae Boy Beckford's hat-trick helps PNE gain promotion to Championship

BECKFORD... opened the scoring in the third minute

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Preston North End were promoted to the Championship yesterday as Jamaican international Jermaine Beckford's hat-trick inspired a 4-0 rout of Swindon in the League One play-off final at Wembley. After failing to win promotion in any of their nine previous play-off campaigns, ... Read More

Elaine Thompson of UTech in full flight
during the Women’s 200-metres at the
Jamaica Athletics Administrative
Association (JAAA) All-Comers
Development meet at the
National Stadium on Saturday.
Thompson clocked a fast 22.37
seconds to win the event.
(PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Elaine Thompson steals spotlight at JAAA All-Comers meet
On an evening when three personal best times were registered, it was rising sprint sensation Elaine ... Read More

SLACK... this
was my idea and
I wanted to do it Salcia's big bang!
AFTER her gruelling 16-event schedule in last weekend's NCAA Division Two outdoor championships at G ... Read More

Basic schools to benefit from football match
Proceeds from this year's event will go towards purchasing computers and printers for two selected b ... Read More

PHOTO: King's crowning moment

Monday, May 25, 2015    

King’s crowning moment

Kingston CC batsman Brandon King raises his bat in acknowledgment upon reaching a century versus Manchester CA on Saturday's opening day of the JCA Senior Cup quarter-final match at Sabina Park. King went on to make 103 as Kingston wrapped up an eight-wicket win yesterday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) King's crowning moment --> Read More

Montego Bay United march into CONCACAF

Monday, May 25, 2015    

MONTEGO Bay United qualified for their first Scotia Bank CONCACAF Club Championships after finishing third in the Caribbean Football Union's Club Championships, beating Haiti's Don Bosco in the consolation game at the Ato Boldon stadium in Couva, Trinidad yesterday. Owayne Gordon came off the bench to score the winner in the 70th minute from a brilliant pass from Dino Williams as Jamaica's Red Stripe Premier League champions made full use of their second chance at qualifying after being beaten ... Read More

Top runners go for glory on Labour Day at the races

Monday, May 25, 2015    

A race in progress at caymanas park

A talented but ailing field of high-claiming horses will contest the $570,000 Labour Day Trophy showpiece at Caymanas Park today. Ten races are carded with the day's high- claiming feature slotted in at the penultimate call. The race is scheduled to go to post approximately 4:45 pm, with first post at 12:05 pm. A field of 10 runners will go to post in the 1,200 metres call. And horses of keen interest include Italiano, Sunlight Express, New Kingston, Dagga Gagga Links, Jack De Charmer, Awesome ... Read More

Tridents-Warriors clash to open CPL season

Monday, May 25, 2015    

HOLDER... West
Indies One Day
skipper plies his trade
for Barbados Tridents

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- A clash between champions Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors will set in motion the 2015 edition of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Bridgetown next month The contest between Tridents and Amazon Warriors is set to be played under lights at Kensington Oval on June 20th, organisers have announced. It will be a repeat of last year's final at Warner Park in St Kitts, when Tridents came away with an eight-run victory under the Duckworth/Lewis met ... Read More

Narine makes impact in top T&T league

Monday, May 25, 2015    

NARINE... grabbed
four for 25 to help
dismiss Merry Boys
for 113

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- West Indies spinner Sunil Narine made a rousing return to his local side Queens Park Rangers with a four-wicket haul that put them in a commanding position against Merry Boys on Saturday. Narine grabbed four for 25 to help dismiss Merry Boys for 113 on the opening day in a match of the National Cricket League. In reply, a 52-run unbroken partnership between national players Daron Cruickshank and Yannic Cariah took Queen's Park to 138/3 at stumps. Narine recent ... Read More

Simmons, Pollard setup Mumbai second IPL title win

Monday, May 25, 2015    

(L) SIMMONS... slammed
a top-score of 68.
struck 36
from 18 balls.

KOLKATA, India (CMC) -- A brilliant half-century and a late onslaught from West Indies cricketers Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard set the stage for Mumbai Indians to complete a commanding 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings to reclaim their title as champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here yesterday. Simmons slammed a top score of 68, while his Trinidad and Tobago colleague Pollard struck 36 from 18 balls as Mumbai, who won the title two years ago, posted a solid 202 for five from 20 ... Read More

Veteran Shiv Chanderpaul axed by selectors

Monday, May 25, 2015    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been dumped from the West Indies Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia starting next month. This was confirmed by chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, at a hastily arranged media conference here yesterday evening. Lloyd said Chanderpaul's form had declined and selectors had taken the decision to look to the future. "Over a period of time, we have noticed a decline in his form and for the last 1 ... Read More

Simmons wants to sit and talk with key Windies players

Monday, May 25, 2015    

SIMMONS... I hope to sit down with
them and discuss my vision.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he wants to meet to discuss Test cricket with five West Indies players who are among the top performers in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Simmons said he wants to hold talks with Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Kieron Pollard to dissuss their possible return to the regional Test team. The players are expected back in the Caribbean after Sunday's highly anticipated IPL final i ... Read More

Goals aplenty, high-profile departures as curtain comes down on Premier League

Monday, May 25, 2015    

Chelsea's English defender John Terry (centre) holds up the trophy during the
presentation of the Premier League after the match against Sunderland at
Stamford Bridge in London, England, yesterday. Chelsea won 3-1. (PHOTOS: AFP)

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Hull City were relegated from the Premier League yesterday after drawing 0-0 at home to Manchester United on a final day marked by high scores and high-profile departures. Hull, beaten FA Cup finalists last season, needed to defeat United to stand any chance of staying up, but their failure to do so left them three points adrift of safety. Hull made an enterprising start as Paul McShane and Dame N'Doye saw goals ruled out for offside, while United's stand-in goalkeep ... Read More

Aussie Watson could miss first Windies Test

Monday, May 25, 2015    

WATSON... they've
said that I don't have to
play the tour game

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) -- All-rounder Shane Watson could miss Australia's first Test match against West Indies in Dominica as he prepares for the birth of his second child in Sydney. Watson has delayed his departure for the Caribbean and will miss the only warm-up match ahead of the first Test, a three-day game starting in Antigua on Wednesday. However, he is hoping he can still arrive in Dominica in time to be considered for selection for the first Test. "They've said that I don't have to p ... Read More



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