Floyd Mayweather Jr. is sharing his boxing expertise with Soulja Boy.The retired boxing champion has agreed to train the “Crank That” rapper for his upcoming bout with Chris Brown, which stemmed from a public scuffle on Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT On Instagram, Soulja Boy boasted his close relationship with Mayweather. “Me and my trainer/big brother,” he captioned his snap. Likewise, Mayweather Promotions began promoting its pay-per-view battle on social media, although details of the exact date and venue were not announced.“It’s going down! Signed my contract I’m leaving the fight with $1,000,000,” the rapper revealed in another post, saying that the three-round celebrity match might take place sometime in March in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO01:40Filipinos 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 Tiger Woods adds Dubai to complete busy start to the year MOST READ Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Brown, 27, and Soulja Boy, 26, began dissing each other after the latter was accused of liking and leaving a comment on Brown’s former fling Karrueche Tran’s Instagram photo. Their feud spiked when Soulja Boy posted pictures of him smiling with Brown’s ex-girlfriend Nia Guzman and Brown’s daughter Royalty at Mayweather’s home.Soulja Boy apologized to Brown a few days ago, reasoning that he only wanted to “make music” with the “With You” singer. But after a lengthy social media melee, Brown clinched the deal to settle their differences in the boxing ring. On Thursday Soulja Boy tweeted, “I invited Rihanna & Karrueche to the fight. I know they don’t want this bitch n***a Chris Brown no more. But they can watch me knock him out.”To make matters worse, rapper 50 Cent backed the fight, betting $100,000 (P4.9 million) in favor of Brown. “Tell Soulja I said stop apologizing, get the Draco out build up the hype for the fight,” he dared on Instagram.In response, Brown threw shade at his opponent in an Instagram post on the same day. “I’m not playing! Crossed the line…We [gonna] push this fight up,” he wrote. “I promise you are [to] regret this for the rest of ya life.” Gianna Francesca CatolicoSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Professional baseball players who lose sleep due to jet lag may make more mistakes in the game, according to a study Monday.The biggest negative effects were seen when players skipped just two or three time zones moving eastward, disrupting their body clock, said the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.ADVERTISEMENT DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “The negative effects of jet lag we found are subtle, but they are detectable and significant,” said lead author Ravi Allada, a researcher at Northwestern University. “And they happen on both offense and defense and for both home and away teams, often in surprising ways.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFor instance, players returning home after traveling were significantly more impaired on offense than those playing on the away team, said the report, based on data spanning 20 years and including more than 40,000 games.Fewer stolen bases, and more hits into double plays were among the negative effects seen on offense. NBA: Lin faces new injury setback Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ On defense, both home and away teams suffered, as tired pitchers tended to give up more home runs.“The effects are sufficiently large to erase the home field advantage,” said Allada, associate director of Northwestern University’s Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology. The study was based on data from Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2011.Allada said if he were a baseball manager who wanted to avoid the impact of jet lag on player performance, “I would send my first starting pitcher a day or two ahead, so he could adjust his clock to the local environment.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments
Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Mich Morente found the opening in her final hit, skillfully bouncing her attack off the La Salle blockers to seal the match and propel the Lady Eagles in a semis matchup against the fourth-seeded Far Eastern University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAteneo assistant coach Sherwin Meneses said their win over the Lady Spikers is a vital stepping stone as they head into the semifinals knowing they’re the top team in the eliminations.“This is a big achievement because the team has a really high morale right now,” said Meneses. “That’s the point of taking the no.1 spot, you’ll have a higher morale and you’re more confident than the other teams.” Ateneo played without outside hitter Jhoana Maraguinot, who the coaches opted to give a second day off, and instead fielded in rookie Jules Samonte as the team’s primary hitter.Samonte paid instant dividends for the Lady Eagles as she scored 10 points, while seniors Morente and Bea De Leon who carried the bulk of the scoring finishing with 14 points apiece.Kim Kianna Dy led La Salle with 15 points while Desiree Cheng added 13.Ateneo also defeated La Salle in the first round, 26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government 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 Gorayeb resigns after NU’s failed Final 4 bid, open for return Ateneo defeats La Salle anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo closed out its eliminations campaign with an emphatic win over archrivals De La Salle, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, and finished as the top seed in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Eagles wrapped up the eliminations with a 12-2 card while the defending champions Lady Spikers settled for an 11-3 slate, good for second place in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Use pain to become stronger – McCleary … Reggae Boy remain positive after missing out on EPL qualification
LONDON, (CMC): Reggae Boy Garath McCleary says Reading FC will use the disappointment of losing Monday’s Championship playoff final to Huddersfield FC, to bounce back even stronger next season. Reading went down 4-3 on penalties at Wembley after scores were locked nil-all after regular and extra time, to miss out on a spot in the lucrative English Premier League next season. Writing on Instagram, McCleary hailed the support of fans, noting it had been a huge plus for the side. “Thank you for your support. It means so much to all the players and staff, the turnout was magnificent,” the forward said. “We are all absolutely devastated but it just wasn’t meant to be. Congratulations to … Huddersfield, we’ll use this pain as motivation next season.” The 30-year-old was initially an injury doubt for the game but came off the bench in the 74th minute for Lewis Grabban. He missed a chance from 30 yards out and then went wide with one from the edge of the box towards the end of the first period of extra time. McCleary was not among the penalty-takers as Liam Moore and Jordan Obita missed for Reading in a nerve-jangling climax to the encounter. Reading had finished third in the Championship standings on 85 points while Huddersfield ended four points behind in fifth. McCleary scored nine goals from 45 appearances.
In his event, Bolt will face Nickel Ashmeade, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Jhevaughn Minzie and Daniel Bailey. There will be two men’s 100m races. Bolt’s training partner Yohan Blake is the star attraction in a competitive second 100m field. He will meet the very consistent Akani Simbine of South Africa who has been on a roll this season, clocking several sub 10 seconds. Also in the line-up are Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole; Keston Bledman and Emmanuel Callender of Trinidad and Tobago and Antoine Adams of St Kitts. Fans will also get a chance to see 400 metres world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa in action. He will line up in the men’s 200m against Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer, Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, Nigel Ellis and Warren Weir. The men’s 800 metres will be hot. Heading the field is Kenya’s world record holder David Rudisha. Also in the line-up are his teammates Willy Tarbei and Edwin Melly. In the 3000 metres, the star attraction is the incomparable Mo Farah of Great Britain the double long distance gold medallist from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. The men’s 110 metres hurdles field includes Jamaica’s inform Ronald Levy against compatriots Hansle Parchment, Deuce Carter and Andrew Riley. American Devon Allen will be hoping to topple the Jamaicans. Following his good run at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Jaheel Hyde will get another chance to do well on local soil when he competes in a very tough 400m hurdles. , Roxroy Cato, the USA duo of Quincy Downing and Johnny Dutch along with veteran Javier Culson of Puerto Rico are the other leading contenders. In the field, American Christian Taylor will be aiming for another 18 metres mark in the triple jump. Felix lines up in the 200m and her main competition should come from her countrywoman Jenna Prandini, Antonique Strachan of the Bahamas and Jura Levy of Jamaica. After skipping the recent Diamond League meet, American English Gardener will be hoping for a big run in the women’s 100m. She will have good competition here from her compatriot Barbara Pierre, Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaicans Gayon Evans, Sashalee Forbes and Natasha Morrison. World champion, Danielle Williams will be hoping to go all the way in the women’s 100m hurdles and improve on her third place finish at the JII meet. The formidable field includes veteran and former world record holder, Sally Pearson of Australia and American Sherika Nelvis. Olympic 400m hurdles champion, Dalilah Muhammad, will set her sights on a big win and a fast time but could be upstaged by her countrywoman Shamier Little who ran a blinder in Eugene two weeks ago to finish a good second. Jamaicans Ristananna Tracy and Leah Nugent who were both finalists in Rio de Janeiro last year will lead the local charge. Track and field fans are expected to flock to the National Stadium in droves tonight to get a glimpse of the great Usain Bolt competing on home soil for the last time. The feature race of the second JN Racers Grand Prix, the Salute To A Legend 100 metres will be on track at 10:10 o’clock. The meet begins at 6:15 p.m. with the opening ceremony. Several World and Olympic champions have flown into the island to compete and help make Bolt’s final performance in Jamaica a memorable one. America Allyson Felix, a many-time World and Olympic 200 metres medallist, says she just wants to enjoy herself and take in the atmosphere. “I love competing here. It’s always so much fun and I know it’s going to be a special night,” Felix told The Gleaner on Thursday. At an emotional press briefing on Thursday, Bolt said today’s meet is all about the home fans. “I just want to go out there for the final time and put on a show for my fans in my final race and it is not about setting records, but just to go out there and continue winning”, said Bolt who stated that despite several hitches in his preparation this season fans can still expect a great performance from him. BOLT’S COMPETITION
The election to select the members of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is over and a new set of men and women are tasked with the great job of leading the efforts of Jamaica’s sporting organisations to relevance and supremacy in their particular disciplines. In the beginning, there were two “slates,” as aspirants Christopher Samuda and Vishu Tolan sought the coveted spot as President. The incumbent Secretary General of the Association (Samuda) defeated the incumbent 1st Vice President (Tolan) in a contest that saw 36 votes from affiliated sporting organisations up for grabs. In the end, Samuda defeated Tolan by 20 votes to 16. Both men graciously accepted the wishes of the member delegates and the victor, Samuda, promised, among other things, to see that “Local sports men and women have progressive and meaningful lives after completing their careers” – a noble and interesting priority for the new team. Samuda’s victory, and indeed the victory of his entire slate of nominees for positions on the Executive came as a big surprise to many, and a shock to me. Before Election Day, Samuda announced that his slate would consist of Christopher Stokes of Bobsled fame, Garth Gayle the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) general secretary, Alan Beckford from the Jamaica Triathlon Association, Nichole Case, newly elected interim President of the Jamaica Badminton Association, Yvonne Kong incumbent and hardworking member of the Executive of the JOA, Laurel Smith from the Jamaican Fencing Federation, Raymond Anderson from the Jamaica Football Federation, and Robert Scott from the Jamaica Rowing Association. Incumbent 1st Vice President of the JOA had in his slate, Dr Warren Blake, head of the JAAA, Martin Lyn for the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica, Marva Bernard, who just stepped down from a long and distinguished term as head of Netball Jamaica, Compton Rodney the incumbent Treasurer, of the JOA, Wayne Shaw, the new head of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, Ali McNab, deputy Chairman of JADCO and the main adviser to the Minister of Sports, Dr Praimanand Singh, the head of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine, Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, the head of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control, and Dr Paula Daley-Morris, the present head of Netball Jamaica. These men and women are all well known and popular leaders and past leaders of the top and most successful sporting Organisations in Jamaica. The people who voted were all members of local sporting Organisations. To my mind, and the thoughts of many onlookers, this was going to be a “slam dunk”. Popular and well known leaders against relatively unknown and behind the scenes type of leaders. After the counting of the votes, it was a clean sweep for the Samuda slate. Chris Stokes defeated Dr Warren Blake by 25 votes to 11. Garth Gayle defeated Martin Lyn by 29 votes to 7. Alan Beckford defeated Marva Bernard by 28 to 8, Nichole Case defeated Compton Rodney by 21 to 15, Yvonne Kong defeated Wayne Shaw by 25 to 11, Laurel Smith defeated Ali McNab by 18 to 16, Raymond Anderson defeated Dr Praimanand Singh by 23 to 13, and Robert Scott defeated Stephen Jones by 22 to 14. A complete rejection of the known by the relatively unknown. How come? I sought answers by asking some of those with intimate knowledge of the inner thoughts of the sporting Associations. The answer: “Doc, we know those people”. Four words that represent a sort of revolt against the well tried and proven, but now discredited method of leading Organisations: “my way or the highway”. J.P.Pawliw-Fry, an expert on “leadership” says: “A great leader realises that he doesn’t know it all, but he is big enough to be okay with that. He then reaches out to tap that pool of knowledge. A leader needs to create a container of safety and inspiration so that people will feel they can add to the team and help the leader lead. The greatest failure in leadership is the feeling that you have to know it all, which is an impossibility. The second greatest failure is refusing to tap the resources of the people around you to take advantage of their knowledge and experience.” A word to the wise, (from an expert) should be sufficient to the new JOA leader and his team. The other leaders who were snubbed in the election, should also take note.
Past The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $650,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CLAIMING-($650,0-$550,0)*1. #2 NUCLEAR COMMANDER ARobles 54.0 $66.00 $52.002 #6 MIGHTY CROWN AndrePowell2 52.5 2L $69.003 #8 FIRST SELECTION OMullings 52.0 1-3/4L $67.004. #1 DETERMINE KING KRobinson 54.0 4-1/2LFinal Time : 1:17.0 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – NUCLEAR WAYNE – COMMANDRA AFFAIRTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQu: $181.00 Ex: $270.00Superfecta: $1,832.00Race 2 800 M (S) (Purse $950,000) NB2YO(NW2)&IMP2YO(MDN)-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2)1. #4 GO GO GIRL ARobles 54.5 $229.00*2. #5 NADESHICO OWhite 51.5 3/4L3. #6 NECROMANCER WHenry 51.5 1-1/4L4. #2 FRANCINE OEdwards2 50.0 4LLate scratch : #1 EXHILARATEFinal Time : 0:49.0 Splits : 23.2Winner : 2yo filly – COURAGEOUS SAT – GRAND ATTRACTIONTrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner : GORDON LEWISBred by CHERYL PRUDHOMME & MICHAEL GALLIVANQu: $344.00 Ex: $542.00D/E: $412.00 (2-1) $50.00Trifecta: $93.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $720,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO&UP(NW4)1. #6 FIFTYONESTORM OMullings 52.0 $169.00 $55.002. #2 RALLY BABY PFrancis 52.0 1-1/4L $57.00*3. #5 BRAVE PROSPECT WHenry 54.0 Sh.Head $52.004. #4 BIG MACHINE LINKS OWalker 54.0 3-3/4LFinal Time : 1:09.3 Splits : 23.1, 48.0Winner : 6yo b mare – STORM CRAFT – SHE’S A GEMTrainer : IAN PARSARD Owner : P. J. K TEAMBred by ALLAN FLOWERSQu: $311.00 Ex: $594.00D/E: $1,767.00Superfecta: $1,197.00Rolling Triple: $8,978.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #6 TWILIGHT STORM OnBeckford4 50.5 $86.00 $50.002. #1 ROCKDALE SEllis 54.0 Neck $50.003. #7 WILLODEEN LSteadman* 54.0 3-1/4L $50.004. #4 BOSS IZZY DDawkins2 52.0 9/1 1/2Final Time : 1:37.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.3, 1:15.3,Winner : 3yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – BRAINSTORMINGTrainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner : CARL ANDERSONBred by CARL ANDERSONQuinella: $137.00 Exacta: $283.00D/E: $317.00Superfecta: $383.00Rolling Triple: $7,576.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $650,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #5 SHARP SKIRT OMullings 53.0 $264.00 $83.002. #8 SWEET DESTINY OEdwards2 52.0 1/2L $162.003. #7 MISTER BONES ARobles 56.0 1/2L $60.004. #1 AUNTIE RHONDA JJackson 53.0 3/4LFinal Time : 1:08.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – EAST WINDTrainer : WELSH SOUTAR Owner : EDGAR LLEWELLYN & ELVIN DUNCANBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQu: $5,861.00 Ex: $6,894.00D/E: $695.00Superfecta: $32,874.00Rolling Triple: $3,639.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $600,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-3rd SINCE APRIL 5*1. #12 RANI DDawkins2 50.0 $104.00 $54.002. #8 LUCKY NINE OEdwards2 55.0 7-1/2L $66.003. #11 COURT CALL PParchment 55.0 Nose $74.004. #1 TWILIGHT CITIZEN OScott4 53.0 2-1/4L5. #3 DOUBLE DEAL OnBeckford4 52.0 2-1/4LLate scratch : #6 THAT’S THE MAN, #7 VALLEY OF QUEENS, #9 HE’S A MACHINEFinal Time : 1:01.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.4Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – DREAM WATCHERTrainer : ERROL WAUGH Owner : ROWAN JARRETTBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $170.00 Ex: $263.00D/E: $789.00 (5-6) $303.00Trifecta: $147.00Hi-5: $12,559.00Rolling Triple: $2,348.00Super-6: $167,623.70Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. #5 SWEET PEPPA OWhite 50.0 $220.00 $163.002. #4 TUXEDO PParchment 53.5 1/2L $616.003. #2 RUNALLDAY WHenry 50.0 2L $159.00*4. #6 FORT KNOX OMullings 50.0 NeckFinal Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 22.3, 46.0Winner : 3yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – HONEYMOON BAYTrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner : MILADE & RICHARD AZANBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $865.00 Exacta: $3,980.00D/E: $649.00Trifecta: $3,702.00Rolling Triple: $5,734.00Pick-4: $9,076.00Race 8 1500 M (Purse $620,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #1 MR. COOKIE AntThomas3 53.5 $96.00 $67.002. #2 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS HPottinger2 52.0 5-1/2L $164.003. #4 NASDAQ PRINCESS AChatrie 52.0 5-1/2L $95.004. #9 VESPERS JPatterson2 52.0 3-3/4L5. #10 LITTLE PRINCE LSteadman* 54.5 2LFinal Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:16.1,Winner : 5yo ch horse – BURNING MARQUE – MOLTEN LAVATrainer : TERRENCE MCWHINNEY Owner : COOKIE AND SONSBred by FELIX HEATHQu: $957.00 Ex: $2,091.00D/E: $437.00Trifecta: $1,096.00Hi-5: $20,583.50Rolling Triple: $920.00Race 9 800 M (S) (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. #1 BURNING EXIT JJackson 57.0 $111.00 $91.002. #4 COPPERFIELD DDawkins2 54.0 1-1/2L $99.003. #2 MERU OScott4 55.0 3-1/2L $101.004. #10 MESSITHEGREAT LSteadman* 53.0 1-1/2L5. #12 BEAST OWhite 57.0 20/1 NoseLate scratch : #5 IGNITIONFinal Time : 0:49.0 Splits : 23.3Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – LOST THE EXITTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: GARTH SAMUELSBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $424.00 Ex: $573.00D/E: $200.00Trifecta: $557.00Hi-5: $3,913.50Rolling Triple: $1,721.00Pick-5: $18,622.00PlacePot 8: $9,689.00THOROUGHBRED OWNERS & BREEDERS ASSOC. OF JA. TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $900,000) NB3-Y-O RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II(NW2)1. #6 SUBBIE ARobles 53.0 $201.00 $62.002. #4 TEN CARATS WHenry 52.0 5/1 2 $75.00*3. #5 NIGHT LIGHT AChatrie 56.0 1L $62.004. #2 SANDORI OFoster 54.0 3/1 5Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.2, 1:13.0,Winner : 3yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – ANNATrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : S.A.S. SYNDICATEBred by STAFFORD SUBRATIEQu: $584.00 Ex: $1,192.00D/E: $506.00Superfecta: $1,423.00Rolling Triple: $1,729.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $650,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. #14 ASKABOUTME AndrePowell2 52.5 $303.00 $88.002. #13 SAMORA OnBeckford4 50.0 4-1/2L $70.00*3. #2 TASHIE BABY BebHarvey* 54.0 3-1/4L $69.004. #7 CAPTAIN GRANVILLE AChatrie 54.0 3-1/2L5. #16 GOFORHOME OScott4 50.0 1-3/4LDNF #10 QUEENOFSAINTROSE OEdwards2 50.0 8/1Late scratch : #4 TRACKING DANIELFinal Time : 1:29.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.2, 1:15.0Winner : 5yo ch horse – TRACKING – PRINCESS ZANAITrainer : ANTHONY SMITH Owner : BERESFORD BROADBELLBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQu: $1,492.00 Ex: $2,218.00D/E: $1,744.00 (6-4) $191.00Trifecta: $1,369.00Hi-5: $147,387.50Rolling Triple: $5,405.00Pick-4: $13,052.00 (4/4)Super-6: $51,016.00 (6/6)Pick-9: $15,479.00 (8/9); $356.00 (7/9)Carry-over : $1,932,474.60
Five time world champions Brazil trail Belgium 2-0 at half time in their quarter-final encounter in the FIFA World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. Tite’s side conceded an own goal in the 13th minute when Vincent Kompany’s header from a corner kick was deflected in off Fernandinho, who was credited with the own goal. The lead was doubled in minute 31 when Belgium counter attacked and Romelu Lukaku saw teammate Kevin de Bruyne unmarked to his right. The midfielder powerfully beat goalkeeper Allison at his far post.
Jamaica had three victories on yesterday’s final day of competition at the Athletics World Cup in London, England, as Shericka Jackson, Shanieka Ricketts and Tyquendo Tracey won their respective events. Jamaica, with 153 points, ended fourth overall, as the United States, on 219 points, walked away with the Global Platinum Trophy for topping the overall standing. Jackson, who has been consistent on the IAAF Diamond League circuit in the 200m this season, continued her good form yesterday, after a late burst. The United States’ Jenna Prandini went out the fastest out of lane six, to have a commanding lead for majority of the race. However, Jackson, who was a bit off the pace, rallied strongly over the final 20m to get by her opponent for the win in 22.35 seconds. Prandini finished second in 22.45 seconds, with Beth Dobbin of Great Britain taking third in 22.95 seconds. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Ricketts used her third and final attempt to win the Women’s triple jump in a career best of 14.61m. She edged Keturah Orji, of the United States, second with 14.60m. Third went to Anna Michalka Jagaciak of Poland with 14.08m. Ricketts was pleased with her win and new personal best. “I am very happy. I have been trying to get a personal best since 2016, so to get it here on the big stage, I am very grateful,” she said. National Senior 100m male champion, Tracey, produced a personal best of 10.03 seconds to win the Men’s 100m in a close finish over the United States’ Kendall Williams, 10.05 seconds, and South Africa’s Simon Magakwe, 10.11 seconds, who finished second and third respectively. “It was a good race .There were a few flaws in the race, but we will work on that when I get back home to the track. It was a good win nonetheless,” said Tracey about his success. Jeanine Williams, 12.95 seconds was second in the Women’s 100m hurdles, while it was third for Ramone Bailey in the Men’s long jump, in a season’s best 8.13m. Making a return to the National Senior team in the relays, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gave the team a good start in the Women’s 4x100m, giving the baton to Jackson on the second leg in a good position. However, a fumble on the final exchange between Jonielle Smith and Tissana Hickling caused the team to lose ground. Despite a late charge from Hickling, they had to settle for second in 42.60 seconds, just behind winners Great Britain, 42.52 seconds, and China, third in 42.94 seconds. GRATEFUL
Today: Arnett Gardens vs Humble Lion @ 8:35 p.m. DISAPPOINTED WITH RESULTS “The most important thing is we are adding points and trying to separate ourselves from the pack. Nevertheless, I was disappointed we weren’t clinical in front of the goal. In the early stages, the game plan was going as expected. We were forcing them to make bad decisions, and we got couple of chances from it, but we just never executed them,” said Thomas, who also explained his squad rotation. “We have a lot of players, and that is why there is a squad of 25 to 30 players, so you have that option of rotating people,” Thomas said. Two other games ended in shared spoils as Montego Bay United were held to a 0-0 scoreline at home by Tivoli Gardens while Cavalier and Reno also played out a scoreless draw at Stadium East. Mount Pleasant (25 points) moved up to third, at least temporarily, with fifth-placed Arnett Gardens (23 points) set to face Humble Lion in tonight’s feature game with a comfortable 2-0 win over UWI FC. A.K. Results: Mount Pleasant 2-0 UWI Montego Bay 0- 0 Tivoli Gardens Cavalier 0-0 Reno Portmore 1-1 Harbour View Waterhouse 2-1 Dunbeholden With his team scoring a measly 13 goals in their 15 Red Stripe Premier League matches to date, Harbour View coach Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner is hoping to boost his goal-scoring ranks when the transfer window opens in January. This is after witnessing another wasteful performance from his strikers in their 1-1 draw with Portmore United in yesterday’s assignment at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. Chevany Willis scored a free kick in the 20th minute to put the defending champions ahead in front of their own fans before Shemar Nairne restored parity eight minutes later for the cellar-dwelling ‘Stars of the East’. Gardner, while pointing out that he has a lot of confidence in his group of players, is fully aware that a lot of work is needed to improve the team’s ability to capitalise on the opportunities that are being created. However, he understands that time is not on his side and admitted that he is eyeing the upcoming transfer market for a productive goal-getter. “We would love to get some experienced strikers, but right now, we have to continue to work in front of the goal and push the players that we have confidence in. They just have to work a little bit harder,” Gardner told The Gleaner after yesterday’s match. “We are looking at some players, but we will see what happens when the window opens up.” He continued: “We created enough chances to be able to leave the game with all three points, but unfortunately, when you don’t put away your chances, this is the end product that you get. We got a point from the game, and there are also a lot of positives to get from the game as well. We put the ball down, and we move it around quicker in the second half than we did in the first.” Harbour View remained in 11th position in the 12-team competition. Meanwhile, Portmore United remained on top of the point standings, moving to 31 points, but saw the six-point lead that they started the day with cut to four after Waterhouse’s 2-1 win over Dunbeholden at Drewsland. Portmore head coach Shavar Thomas was also left disappointed by his team’s finishing but is satisfied that they were at least able to pick up something from the game.