Standings Today’s Games In a bid to go forward and change their fortunes in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), former champions Waterhouse have gone back to where they were last season – under the guidance of Anthony Patrick. His first assignment is against Cavalier Soccer Club. Patrick, who quit the club at the end of last season, returned on Thursday last, following the resignation of Calvert Fitzgerald, with the team rooted in the relegation position. This time around, though, Patrick, who first joined Waterhouse in 2007 and remained with them until earlier this year, will work alongside technical director Paul Young, when he becomes available in November. “It was a very warm welcome Thursday morning. It has given me the confidence that I need to go and do the job that is required. The feeling that you are wanted and that you have the support of the players and management is very important,” Patrick said of his return. That welcome, though, will be short-lived, and there is a rescue mission to perform. “The game will be an interesting one. We are at the bottom of the table, so we have to roll up our socks and work hard. “They (the players) have shown a willingness to do that in the two sessions I have had with them, so that is a good start,” added Patrick, who was promoted to the position of head coach at the beginning of last season after assisting the previous season and working with the youth teams in his earlier years. Today’s opponents are in seventh position on eight points, four more than Waterhouse. However, Patrick is confident his group of players have what it takes to win. The veteran, Jermain Anderson, is a proven scorer and a willing servant of the club. The addition of Kemar Beckford and the return to fitness of Kenroy Howell and Gary McIntosh, he said, are major pluses. “I am going for a win. I have seen Cavalier. They are a good, talented bunch, but we are confident that we have what it takes. “It will be tough, but as long as we do what we are capable of doing, we will get the three points,” the confident Patrick said. Cavalier’s technical director, Rudolph Speid, gave some insight into Patrick’s confidence. “Waterhouse owned us last season. We led in all three games last year, and they came back and won. They are like a bogey team for us, added to that the fact that Patrick was the coach last season. That is not a good sign for us,” he said. Despite that fact, Speid said the intention is to make this game a season-defining one for his team. “This is a game that could shape our season. We have played well in all departments, with the exception of our goalscoring. “We have tried, but we are still not scoring the goals and that is why we are where we are. We have to do much better in that area. We have some young players who we are persevering with,” Speid noted. In previous seasons, Girvon Brown and Claudious Blackburn led the team in goalscoring, but both departed for UWIFC and Harbour View, respectively. Interestingly, they are yet to find the back of the net so far this season. “We do not have a lot of good strikers in Jamaica, more so Cavalier, but we are hopeful that we will get it right. We have O’Shane Jenkinson returning to form, there are some quality young players who could be involved, and we have Akeem Shackleford with us. Shackleford is our most prolific scorer in training, so it is just for him to carry that over into the games,” explained Speid, whose top player is Chevonne Marsh. Tomorrow’s game n 8:45 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs Tivoli Gardens at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex n 4 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Harbour View at Wespow Park n 4 p.m.: Portmore United vs Humble Lion at Middlesex Int’l College (Clarendon) n 4 p.m.: Rivoli United vs Reno at Spanish Town Prison Oval n 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl, Mona n 4 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Cavalier at Drewsland Stadium Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay Utd 6 4 1 1 13 4 9 13 Portmore 6 4 1 1 6 2 4 13 Reno 6 3 2 1 8 5 3 11 Arnett 6 3 1 2 9 2 7 10 Tivoli 6 2 2 2 9 5 4 8 Humble Lion 6 2 2 2 4 5 -1 8 Cavalier 6 2 2 2 3 5 -2 8 Rivoli 6 2 1 3 4 7 -3 7 H View 6 1 3 2 4 7 -3 6 Boys’ Town 6 1 3 2 6 12 -6 6 Waterhouse 6 1 1 4 4 9 -5 4 UWI FC 6 1 1 4 1 10 -9 4
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Embattled West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been banned from participating in the NAGICO Super50 series to be played in Trinidad and Tobago and StKitts from January, cricket sources in the twin island republic have reported. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has reportedly rejected a request from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) to allow the off spinner to take part in the tournament. The Guardian newspaper has quoted a source within the T&TCB as saying that the request was turned down because the WICB did not want to go against the findings of the International Cricket Council. He recently failed a test on his bowling action at the Loughborough University testing centre in England. Narine bowled T&T to the Nagico title last season, with figures of six wickets for nine runs.
HOBART, Tasmania (CMC):The Big Bash League (BBL) has blasted comments by Chris Gayle made to a female reporter during a live television interview as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” and says it will be meeting with the West Indies star over the matter.Following his explosive 41 for Melbourne Renegades yesterday at the Bellerive Oval here, Gayle openly flirted with Network TEN’s Mel McLaughlin during the interview, telling her: “I wanted to have an interview with you as well, that’s why I’m here.”He added: “I get to see your eyes for the first time, it’s nice. Hopefully we can win and go for a drink after.”Don’t blush, baby.”However, BBL head Anthony Everard said Gayle’s behaviour had no place in the glitzy Twenty20 tournament.CONDEMNATION”I heard Chris’ comments and they’re disrespectful and simply inappropriate. We’ll certainly be talking to him and the Renegades about it,” Everard said.”This league is all about its appeal to kids, families and females. There’s just no place in the BBL – or, for that matter, cricket anywhere – for that sort of behaviour.”The Renegades franchise also condemned Gayle’s remarks, echoing similar sentiments to those of the BBL head.”I heard Chris’ comments and we agree with both Cricket Australia and Channel TEN that they’re disrespectful and simply inappropriate,” Renegades Chief Executive Stuart Coventry said.”We’ll certainly be talking to him in association with Cricket Australia about it. The Melbourne Renegades is all about its appeal to kids, families and females. There’s just no place for that sort of behaviour.”Channel 10 subsequently announced they would be dropping Gayle as an interview option.”We won’t be using (Gayle) in the game anymore,” Channel TEN’s head of sport David Barham said. “Unless things change in the next few days, it’s not happening.”Renegades captain Aaron Finch, with whom Gayle shared a sizzling 84-run first-wicket partnership off 36 balls to set up yesterday’s win over Hobart Hurricanes, said the Jamaican had apologised to McLaughlin.”Chris has apologised to Mel. As an organisation, we don’t condone it,” Finch said following the five-wicket win.”Between Chris and everyone else, they’ve addressed it … he’s apologised.”
WESTERN BUREAU: THANKS to goalkeeper Amal Knight, UWI FC won their first away game in the 2015 Red Stripe Premier League season, a commanding 3-1 victory over FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex yesterday. Knight was superb in goal for UWI, pulling off no less than five fantastic saves – without which the home team would easily have won the fixture. In between his spectacular performance, however, UWI grabbed the lead against the run of play when Patrick Brown toe-poked home his effort from the top of the area in the 15th minute for the opener. Forward Girvon Brown then took his chance to score his eighth goal of the season, making it 2-0 in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, before second-half debutant Anthony Grant netted in the 72nd minute. FC Reno replied through substitute Alburn Facey, who tucked in his effort after Knight had saved brilliantly off a sizzling free-kick from Roshane Sharpe. “I am really pleased with my performance and that of the team today. I think it was an excellent performance from the team on a whole,” said Knight. “We have been playing good football since we have settled in the League, and now we are looking towards greater things,” he said. Knight told The Gleaner he believes UWI can challenge for a place in the final four and that it is not beyond them to believe or show they can do so. “With the table congested the way it is, I believe we stand a great chance if we remain consistent,” he stated. FC Reno, meanwhile, are still searching for goalscoring answers after another sub-par performance. However, they could be in for some good news after club officials revealed that top striker and last season’s Golden Boot winner, Craig Foster, will be making his way back to the club. Coach Michael Graham said Foster’s return and some January signings will help rejuvenate the club, which has lost four of their last six matches.
WESTERN BUREAU:Junelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) looks like a girl on a mission, after clocking 5:14.07 to easily win gold in the Class One 1500m at Tuesday’s County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championship Girls qualifiers.However, defending champions STETHS trail Rusea’s High School heading into Saturday’s final.Rusea’s lead the chasing pack after racking up 134 points from 15 completed events. STETHS are next with 86 points. Petersfield High, 64 points, Herbert Morrison 35.5 pts and Frome Technical 30 points rounding off the top five places.PEAK FORMBromfield dismissed the field without breaking a sweat, then told The Gleaner that she was in peak form and looking to the finals on Saturday.”I just came out here to win the gold. It wasn’t a fast race, but I am very satisfied. It was just my plan to use as little energy as possible to win, which I did, so I am pleased,” Bromfield said.Shanice Bradman of Rusea’s ran across the line for second in 5:24.28, while Maldon High’s Nadine Martin finished third in 5:39.06.Bromfield, the 2015 CARIFTA champion over 400 metres, said she is in excellent physical shape and could surprise in the final of the 1500m and 400m on Saturday by running record times, if the conditions are perfect.”I think you should expect a lot in the final, especially the 400m, as I have been putting in the necessary mileage. Last year was a very good year in terms of time, but this year I am hoping to better that,” she said.”I will be running for the times and if a record comes then so be it,” added Bromfield. “But on Saturday, God’s willing, it will be another good day on the track for me.”There were several other outstanding performances on Tuesday, including Colistia Baker’s winning 5.49-metre leap to top the field in the girls Class One long jump and also placing first in the girls 17-18 high jump.Baker of Petersfield High logged the distance on her third attempt and held on for the win, as Besilla Haughton of Rusea’s placed second with the same distance, 5.49m. Rennee Pearson of Herbert Morrison was third after leaping 4.08m.Baker matched that success in taking the gold with a jump of 1.65m in the Class One high jump. Herbert Morrison’s Kishauna Smith’s 1.45m was good enough for silver and Haughton (Rusea’s) bronze with a similar 1.45m effort.The boys’ qualifying will take place today at the Herbert Morrison Technical ground, with all finals set for this Saturday, February 6 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
Maurice Wilson, Jamaica’s head track and field coach to the 2012 Olympic Games and the World Championships in 2011 and 2015, is optimistic about the nation’s prospects for this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro. Wilson is, however, also cautious and is looking forward to the National Senior Championships, before he starts counting medals. Speaking after a recent training session at the GC Foster College for Physical Education where he lectures and coaches, he said: “I am expecting us to do very well, but at this point in time we want to be very cautious, watch what will happen at the National Championships and take it from there. “I’m feeling much better than I felt last year,” he said in reference to Jamaica’s 12-medal haul at the 15th IAAF World Championships. “I would still want to be a little bit cautious,” he nevertheless advised. “A lot of our perennial medal dependants are persons who have been going from 2008,” he observed. “We need to take that into consideration, that’s eight years later. “But I still believe because of how resolute we are, how proud we are as a nation and as a people, that if you’re going to think about top performances, you have to think Jamaica first,” he concluded. Jamaica’s best Olympic performances have come in 2008, when the nation’s athletes took home six gold, three silver and two bronze medals and in 2012, when they collected four gold, four silver and four bronze medals. At the World Championships, Jamaica have twice come home with seven gold medals. That was first achieved in 2009, when the overall medal haul was 13 and last year, when the full collection was 12.
Livingston Scott, Gleaner Writer Jamaica rebounded from their opening game defeat to Belize in the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship being held at Malcolm Beach, Nassau in The Bahamas, by scoring a resounding 6-3 win over Guyana in their second match in Group A. The Jamaicans got off to a good start with Rohan Reid scoring two quick goals within the first six minutes of the first period to take control of the game. Jahshaun Moore got the Guyanese back in the game after taking advantage of a misjudgement by Jamaican goalkeeper Kirk Porter in the 10th minute before Reid completed his hattrick after converting a freekick three minutes later. Deshawn Joseph finished neatly for Guyana with five minutes to go in the second period before Michily Waul restored the two goal cushion for the Jamaicans with an awkwardly bouncing shot from a freekick seconds later. Jermaine Anderson scored either side of the end of the second period to put the contest to bed with Joseph again getting on the scoresheet with five minutes to go to round out the scoring. The result sent the Jamaicans to the top of the group alongside hosts The Bahamas with three points ahead of their game against Belize. The Andrew Price-coached team will be looking to secure a win in their final group game against host The Bahamas on Wednesday at 6:45pm, as they eye a spot in the play-offs. Belize will take on Guyana in the other game in the group today.
Peace For Champs Initiative founder, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Terrence Bent, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force will be making special preparations for next week’s ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. SPP Bent told The Gleaner that particular attention will be given to potential clashes between fans of defending boys champions Calabar High and rivals Kingston College. This is especially since there is an ongoing disagreement between both schools regarding the late registration of KC’s middle-distance runner Ari Rodgers, by ISSA, for the meet. “I am mindful of the perception or the reality of the conflict, and we have taken a decision to manage the internals using special law-enforcement teams within the stadium,” Bent said. He added that special policing will not just be done at the National Stadium where Champs will be held, but also on the streets of the Corporate Area on all five days of the meet. “We understand that out in the general areas of the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre and along the roadways leading to and from the event on the five days, there’s the possibility of clashes between not only those supporters, but generally speaking, the conduct of young persons. The rivalry sometimes takes an unfriendly turn, but we will put patrols, mobile and on foot, and will be covering those areas likely to see conflicts emerging.” Bent said that the arrangement for Champs revolves around what he describes as “some critical pillars”.The first of them, he says, is venue security. STADIUM ACCESS “Venue security is largely around access to Independence Park Limited, and in particular, to the stadium complex itself, in terms of ensuring that the persons that enter the facility are properly searched to prevent prohibited items from entering the stadium. We’re looking at how we manage unauthorised access to the facility. We know that there’s a capacity limitation, and what we have noticed from time to time is that persons would turn up without the ability to enter vis-a-vis no tickets or accreditation, but somehow, they enter the facility. We also need to make sure that those who have lawfully entered observe all of the stipulations and regulations that govern the operations of the stadium in terms of seating, conduct, no smoking, the introduction of large igloos and other banned articles.” Bent said that he is hoping the Peace for Champs Initiative, which he describes as “successful so far”, will be able to reduce the opportunities for clashes, and that the management of both schools will implore their students and supporters to conduct themselves properly. The Peace for Champs Initiative, which is in its eighth year, is a campaign aimed at promoting peace leading up to the staging of Champs. This campaign sees students of schools in the Corporate Area carrying out marches and other campaigns to remind students of the need for unity and civility during the festivities. Bent said that there will be a rally in the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre this week as part of the plans.
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Arellano’s Lervin Flores crowned new NCAA slam dunk king Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. VIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues” pic.twitter.com/leFoxAIkX2— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Irving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you note and video on his Instagram account Thursday. While somewhat vague about his intentions, the All-Star guard explained some the reasons that led to him requesting the Cavaliers trade him following six seasons — and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ View comments Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies “You understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” Irving said in the more than 4-minute video . “And when you get to that point and you understand that the best intentions for you and ultimately to be in your truth, and find out what you really want to do in your life and how you want to accomplish it — that moment comes and you take full advantage of it.“And there are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and to be somewhere you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you maximizing your potential.”Irving apparently felt it was time to get out from under the colossal shadow cast by James. The pair won an NBA title together — the first for any Cleveland team since 1964 — in 2016, but Irving did not single out James in his video or the accompanying note.When the Cavs first announced Irving’s trade on Aug. 22, James offered praise to his younger teammate on Twitter , saying: “Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together.”Irving’s comments were his first since the trade. He was sent to the Celtics for All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the 2018 first-round pick Boston acquired from Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT In a meeting last month with Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, Irving said he wanted out. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay After the Cavaliers had concerns about Thomas’ hip injury, they asked for more and obtained a 2020 second-round pick from the Celtics, completing the deal.In his video, Irving thanked Gilbert and Cleveland’s ownership group for taking “a chance on a 19-year-old kid that was coming off a stubbed right toe, of being in a very, very immature place at the time.”The Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 after he played in just 11 games at Duke because of injury.He was a four-time All-Star with Cleveland and made the biggest basket in franchise history, a 3-pointer in the closing moments of Game 7 in the 2016 Finals that propelled the Cavs to the title.While Irving and James had their differences, the two seemingly managed to work through them. After the Cavs were beaten by Golden State in this year’s Finals, Irving spoke at length about what it meant to play with James and how much he had learned.But as he closed his video, Irving didn’t acknowledge their relationship.“And to my teammates: crazy stories, crazy experiences and just unbelievable human beings, man,” Irving said. “You all know how this brotherhood goes, man. All love.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
LATEST STORIES View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots over Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. APMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 19-point third-quarter lead over Golden State before holding on to beat the defending champion Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night.James Ennis III added 13 points, and Tyreke Evans scored 12 as Memphis shot 47 percent compared to 39 percent for Golden State. The Warriors shot 12 of 38 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The major burst for Memphis came early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies turned up their defense, forcing a trio of turnovers and scoring 15 straight points to stretch the lead to 18.The Warriors connected on only 6 of 22 shots in the third, while Memphis went 10 of 18.TIP-INSWarriors: The game was the only regular-season trip to Memphis for Golden State as the teams face each other three times this season — the other two games at Oracle Arena. … Draymond Green played in his 400th career game. … Thompson made a 3-pointer in the first quarter, marking his 57th straight game connecting from outside the arc.Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green, who started but was injured early in the opener, did not dress. Jarrell Martin started in his place. … Memphis defeated Golden State twice last season, one of only two teams to hang two losses on the eventual NBA champions. San Antonio also defeated the Warriors twice. … The Grizzlies hold a 13-10 advantage over the Warriors since 2011-12.UP NEXTWARRIORS: Wrap up a three-game trip in Dallas on Monday with a game against the Mavericks.GRIZZLIES: Start a two-game Texas road swing at Houston on Monday. They face the Mavericks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added 29 and 13 rebounds. But both were ejected with 43.6 seconds left after arguing with officials — Curry first after throwing his mouthpiece, and then Durant as he followed Curry’s argument.Klay Thompson finished with 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 8 from outside the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Warriors trailed by 19 late in the third quarter and Curry was saddled with five fouls. Consecutive 3-pointers from Durant and an unintended tip-in by the Grizzlies, credited to David West, cut the deficit to single digits with just under 9 minutes left.But Golden State never got close enough to catch the Grizzlies down the stretch. Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny