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Russell stars but Thunder lose again

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Not even a fine all-round effort from West Indies star Andre Russell was enough to save Sydney Thunder from crashing to a 30-run defeat to Perth Scorchers, in the Australian Big Bash here yesterday.Chasing 176 for victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder slumped to 17 for two in the third over before crawling to 145 for nine off their 20 overs.The 27-year-old Russell unfurled a whirlwind 42 off 20 deliveries with five sixes but wickets continued to fall as Thunder slid to their third straight loss, leaving them fourth in the BBL standings.With their victory, Scorchers moved to the top of the standings on eight points along with Adelaide Strikers but with a superior net run rate.Sent in, Scorchers recovered from a position of one run for two wickets in the second over to rally to 175 for five off 20 overs.The revival came through Cameron Bancroft who struck 72 off 53 balls in anchoring two key stands. He first put on 63 for the third wicket with Shaun Marsh, who hit 28 from 22 balls and a further 105 for the third wicket with Ashton Agar, who blasted 68 off 34 deliveries.Pacer Russell, who knocked over Michael Klinger with the third ball of the game without a run on the board, returned to claim Bancroft in the penultimate over and end with two for 31 from four overs.In reply, Thunder lost South African Jacques Kallis (7) and Aiden Blizzard (7) cheaply to left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff before Russell came to their rescue with his cameo.RUNRATEHis first nine deliveries yielded eight runs without a single boundary, but with the required run rate jumping to 13 at the end of the 11th over, Russell launched an all-out assault.He twice cleared the ropes with left-arm spinner Brad Hogg in the 12th over, which went for 16 runs, and then smashed leg-side sixes off English left-arm seamer David Willey in the next over, which also cost 16 runs.It took the return Behrendorff and a stunning catch from Joel Paris at fine leg to account for Russell in the 14th over with the score on 97 for five.Once he departed, the innings lost momentum, with four more wickets falling for the addition of just 40 runs.last_img read more

Tony Becca: Rising pressure on cricket’s Big Three

first_img Control everything Other investigations Overall commitment Following the ICC’s interim chairman Shashank Manohar’s broadsided attack on the cricket coup of 2014, cricket’s unpopular takeover by the ‘Big Three’ of India, England, and Australia is coming under increasing pressure to survive. The coup, which was planned in almost secrecy and which promised the other ICC members, among other things, but more important, better financial returns, took place after a long fight headed by South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, who resisted the takeover to the end. The first to come out against it was Manohar, an Indian. Then there was a protest to “change cricket”, organised by Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber outside The Oval on the first morning of the fifth Test between England and Australia, and then there was a film, Death of a Gentleman, named as the Documentary of the Year by the Sports Journalists’ Association in London last week, which was shown in the House of Commons on Monday evening. The fifth and probably most deadly attack on the coup came a week or two ago, and it was an attack bearing far-reaching implications for the official running of the game, and especially so at this time in the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been asked by the British parliament, by a member, to “confirm whether it intends to put forward Giles Clarke, the ECB president, as its nominee for the forthcoming election for the ICC chairman in June, in spite of his prominent role in the ICC structural reforms of 2014 that were widely criticised in last month’s ICC board meeting in Dubai”. The question was asked by Damian Collins, the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, who has called on the ECB to answer six questions pertaining to Clarke’s ongoing role and the board’s overall commitment to good governance that he believes the cricketing public deserves to know. The six questions include: “What is the ECB’s vision for how the ICC should be run? Does the ICC feel that Transparency International has been fair in its criticism of the ICC is failing to adhere to recognised governance standards, including increased accountability and transparency? And, if so, as an influential boat at ICC, is the ECB prepared to publicly commit to tackling these problems? “Will the ECB be putting forward Giles Clarke as their nominee for ICC Chairman? And, if so, does the ECB think it is appropriate to be endorsing someone who played such a prominent role in reforms that have been widely condemned as bullying, inequitable, and ignoring the need for those basic governance standards as noted? “Can the ECB give full disclosure as to the terms of Giles Clarke’s presidency of the organisation? And what does Giles Clarke’s duties as president of ECB entail? Are they limited to representing the board at the ICC?” Clarke’s candidacy, however, received a blow earlier this year when it was understood that neither South Africa nor Australia was willing to support his bid to become the ICC chairman, although, at a recent meeting in Dubai, it was agreed that all nominees had to be either a past or present ICC board member. Clarke, who was chairman of the ECB at the time of the ICC takeover, became the ECB president in 2015, and the feeling is that if he takes over as the chairman of the ICC, it would be seen as a “conflict of interest”. That is why MP Collins, who sits on the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Select Committee, wants Clarke before the committee to answer the six questions, especially after the move among sporting bodies towards “transparent and accountable governance” and particularly after the Indian court forced Narainswamy Srinivasan to give up his dual role as ICC chairman and BCCI president after he was found to have ownership of IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings. The committee, it is said by a member of the House of Commons committee, decided to look into the conduct of the ECB in relation to cricket because of the recent scandal in FIFA and because of other investigations it has been doing in football, athletics, and tennis as far as sports governance is concerned. While Clarke’s appearance before the select committee of the House of Commons may come to nought as far as the ‘Big Three’ is concerned, it may be the start of something big. In terms of the British parliament’s influence on cricket in particular, and on sports in general, it may be something probably as big as the impact, not only of 50-over cricket and of 20-over cricket, but also of franchise cricket. Cricket, sports in general, and politics should not mix, not according to the ICC, FIFA, IOC, IAAF, ITF, and many international sporting bodies. In most cases, governments toe the line, especially when it comes to influencing sporting policies and selections. While most countries go along with this quietly, some countries, like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, do not agree with it and sometimes do their own thing. The feeling is that if they control everything else in the country and pay the bill for things to do with sports, and in some cases, all things to do with sports, they should have a say in all sports. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, where the sports minister recently made Kumar Sangakkara a selector of the national team, the governments are involved in almost everything and yet the ICC turns a blind eye. In other countries, like the West Indies, the governments follow almost blindly. They toe the line, regardless. Things, however, may change shortly. The tide appears to be changing. With Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh doing their own thing already, with India joining the action, and with Britain seemingly set to follow, it may be, or will be, only a matter of time before it becomes the norm. The West Indies, and their many separate sovereign governments, are probably looking on longingly, hoping for that day to come, and quickly at that, especially after last week’s rejection by the board of the governments’ plan to scrap it. The present confrontation between the West Indies Cricket Board and the heads of governments may have left the governments, the representatives of the people, coming to the conclusion that they who pay the piper, they who pay the bills, especially at the request of the board, have the right to call the tune, not in cases of selection and such technical matters, but especially when it comes to good governance, or as Keith Mitchell, the prime minister of Grenada, said a few days ago, and accountability.last_img read more

Suarez on target twice for Barça

first_img In yesterday’s other quarter-final match, Arturo Vidal’s early header was enough for Bayern Munich to beat Benfica 1-0 at home for a slender advantage. The Chilean midfielder struck in the second minute, heading home from five metres after being picked out by Juan Bernat. Vidal had most of the chances for the rest of the game, with Benfica’s defenders doing well to stifle Robert Lewandowski and Thomas M¸ller, the home side’s top-scoring forwards. Lewandowski missed the best opportunity to wrap it up in the final minutes, when he sent a wayward pass for Philipp Lahm with an open goal beckoning. Bayern are bidding to reach their fifth consecutive semi-final, while the Portuguese league leaders are hoping to reach their first since 1990. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Luis Suarez scored two second-half goals to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but quickly went from hero to villain for Atletico when two reckless tackles saw him sent off in the 35th. Atletico resisted the defending champions’ push for an equaliser until Suarez finally levelled with an opportunistic goal in the 63rd. Suarez then put Barcelona ahead in the 74th when he played Dani Alves wide before sending the Brazil defender’s cross past goalkeeper Jan Oblak with an unstoppable header. Early headerlast_img read more

Dwayne Bravo signs music deal with Los Angeles music group Venus

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, has signed a music deal with Los Angeles-based entertainment company Venus Music Group. Bravo’s latest venture follows years of dabbling in music as a hobby, as well as after a global launch of his popular Indo-Anglo fusion called Chalo Chalo. Venus Music Group represents international superstars like Gladys Knight, Lisa Nichols and Sonu Nigam. “This new synergy now gives me the chance to make the DJ Bravo name a bigger brand and I’m excited for the great and exciting things ahead. Venus was the right choice for me, especially with their reach in Asia, where I have a great fan base, and in the US, where I am keen on entering,” said Bravo, who captained the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to victory in the just completed Caribbean Premier League. “People take me seriously on the cricket pitch and I want to be taken as seriously on a stage or on a microphone. Cricket is my business and I intend to take the same approach to music and entertainment.” Venus Music Group CEO Shehan Rajaratnam says he is “excited to welcome Dwayne Bravo into the Venus Entertainment Group family”. Bravo’s team also includes public relations company PearTree Consulting, headed by Nyssa Pierre, and entertainment lawyer Carla Paris, both of Trinidad and Tobago. “Bravo has a global fan base that loves him and supports him when he plays anywhere in the world, especially in the South-east Asian territories. We are excited to facilitate and take Bravo’s passion for music to his fans and, in the process, establish and grow his brand and brand equity,” said Rajaratnam. “Sport and music go hand in hand and are as entertaining as much as they are viable businesses, and there is no one who can successfully represent the two as much as Dwayne Bravo can.” Bravo took home the coveted Purple Cap award for the most wickets taken in the India Premier League this season and became the first cricketer ever to be nominated in any category at the prestigious ESPY Awards.last_img read more

UWI keen on establishing strong foundation

first_imgSurviving their first season of top-flight football. That is the aim of the University of the West Indies (UWI) as they embark on their first ever season of Red Stripe Premier League football.UWI FC club president, Dalton Myers, said they are still getting used to life at the top, but believes they have the resources and professionalism to avoid the drop in their first season.”The aim is to stay in the league. It makes no sense going in and dropping out after a year because you are going to invest a lot of money. So the idea is to stay in the league,” he stated.”We think we have the players and system in place to at least stay up and anything else is a bonus. But you can expect a lot of surprises from UWI,” he continued.”We are a resourceful university. One of our assets is that we have a very good facility, so that cost of upgrading and getting it running did not kill us too much.”But like everybody else, we try to get funds for players, management, meals, etc., so we are getting there and a lot of persons are reaching out to us, recognising that we are a new club and want to lend their support and we think we are going to get a lot more support than we anticipated,” he reasoned.The newcomers have drafted experienced league campaigners like Rivoli United’s Anthony Greenland, Raffique Bryan of Arnett Gardens, Girvan Brown from Cavalier and Jamie Robinson of Tivoli Gardens, to strengthen their already seasoned squad.Already at the club are Andrae Bernal, Jhaiovonne Howard, goalkeeper Amal Knight, Renardo Lee, Nicholas McMorris and Jabari Wallace.Nonetheless, Myers insists that it is still going to be a tough season.Best players possible”We have some good players and we are trying to get the best players we can get and we are doing everything to ensure that we have a fantastic season,” he said.”But when you step up to the Premier League, it’s a whole different ball game. It’s been tough; it’s not an easy League. You have clubs here that are well seasoned, so we are playing catch up in our two months to get prepared.”Getting our facilities prepared, getting in the market, getting players, getting them ready, getting training ready, getting the facility up and running, getting licence, sorting out coaching staff, management, nutrition and accommodation, we have done it all. So we are as ready as anybody else and as times goes by we should get better at it,” he said.- L.S.last_img read more

Burger King for Superstakes

first_img SUPERSTAKES PURSE The Superstakes offers a total purse of $4.5 million, inclusive of $1 million from Burger King. According to CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, the other major races on the 12-race programme should be closely contested. These include the annual renewal of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint over 1200 metres in honour of Jamaica’s own celebrated track and field coach Glen Mills, himself a horse racing enthusiast. “This offers a total purse of $1.75 million, inclusive of $400,000 from Burger. The field should include last year’s winner, Potcheen, Crucial Appeal, Traditional Prince, Poker Star, Edison, Talented Tony K, and the improving three-year-old colt Buzz Nightmare,” Miller said. He added: “The day’s showpiece event, Superstakes 37, should be an intriguing contest, with reigning ‘Horse of the Year’ Typewriter seeking his third consecutive win for trainer Spencer Chung. A stiff challenge is expected from the 2013 derby and St Leger winner and likely favourite Perfect Neighbour, and the latter could give 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta his first Superstakes win.” Also speaking were CTL’s chairman, Christopher Brown, who thanked noted racehorse owner and breeder Lake for the partnership with CTL, and Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, marketing manager of Burger King, who disclosed that provision had been made to award $100,000 each to the top trainer, jockey, and groom on the day based on points accumulated in the 12 races. The 37th running of the rich and prestigious Superstakes for native-bred three-year-olds and up over 2000 metres will be run at Caymanas Park on Saturday, November 14, with Burger King assuming the role of sponsor, with a purse of $4.5 million. According to Burger King’s CEO, Richard Lake, the fast-food entity has committed itself to a three-year sponsorship deal for not only the Superstakes, but the other major races on ‘Superday’ – the 28th running of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship for native bred three-year-olds, the ninth running of the Coca Cola Invitational Mile, and the second running of the Coca Cola Juvenile Sprint for native-bred two-year-olds over 1300 metres. Details of Burger King Superstakes Day, dubbed ‘A Day with the King and his Horses’, were outlined at Thursday’s launch at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, by representatives of Burger and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL). A sponsorship cheque for $2.1 million for purses was handed over by Lake.last_img read more

Qualified for Rio! – But Jamaica’s first internationally certified badminton umpire needs money for history-making trip

first_img His son, Joshua, is accredited at Level One, and that means they are the first father-son umpires in the history of the sport. Clarke said he has approached individuals and organisations for assistance, but with time running out, he is yet to get any money. “I have to find money for airfare and visa to China and Brazil at a cost of approximately US$5,000. The organisers will provide accommodation. I have approached some people and organisations, but no confirmation as yet,” Clarke explained. “It is important to secure bookings by month end.” FATHER-SON UMPIRES Jamaica’s first and only Badminton World Federation (BWF) umpire, Joseph Clarke, is in need of US$5,000 (approximately $600,000) to officiate at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clarke said that to become Jamaica’s first badminton umpire at the Olympic Games, he must officiate at the Thomas and Huber World Championship in China this year. “I have two assignments this year. First one is the Thomas and Huber World Championships in China in May. This would be a first for a Jamaican in the final. It is a prerequisite to get to the Olympics,” Clarke told The Gleaner. “If I don’t make it, it could be another 10 years for another Jamaican,” he reasoned. He has been involved in the sport for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator and official. RAISING THE STANDARD OF THE SPORT He has been working hard on raising the standard of the sport in Jamaica and formed the National Association of Badminton Umpires and Court Officials in November 1997, after he returned from Guatemala. Two months before, he had earned Pan Am accreditation status as an umpire, thus becoming Jamaica’s first internationally certified umpire. In 1999, he became the nation’s first Pan Am-certified umpire, then three years later, he became Jamaica’s first and the Caribbean’s second-ever BWF-accredited umpire. He is a founding member of Racketeers Badminton Club that hosts an annual tournament here, and is currently a JBA vice-president. He is a past president of the local body as well as past president of the regional body, CAREBACO. Also, he once served as first vice-president of the Central American and Caribbean Badminton Association. Clarke said he would be disappointed if things did not work out for him to travel to China and ultimately the Rio Games. “It is a big thing to officiate at the Olympics. They (organisers) want global representation, so this is Jamaica’s chance. If we are to miss out, Trevor McCain is the closest to me in ranking. He is a Pan Am-certified umpire, but that is only the second of four levels needed,” he noted. “I’m trying to raise the money for both events, but nothing confirmed. However, I remain hopeful of securing the necessary funds to make both trips,” Clarke stressed.last_img read more

Huawei aiming to win big with Messi

first_img LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP BARCELONA, Spain: Huawei is the top information communication technology brand in its China-based headquarters, and an impressive third in smartphones globally. Now Kevin Ho, president, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer, feels that with international football star Lionel Messi, the brand will move from challenger to global leaders soon. The Huawei brand can be found in more than 170 countries around the world including Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is considered the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. Huawei chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador because his journey to becoming the best player in the world, his domination over his opponents and other inspiring qualities speak to what the brand is seeking to achieve globally. Messi is a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year. “We are seeking a long-term partnership. He is a win, win. Look to see Huawei and Messi in the future,” Ho assured, following Thursday’s announcement of Messi as their global ambassador. He believes the Messi-Huawei partnership will prove vital in helping them to overcome rivals Apple and Samsung. “He overcame physical challenges as a young footballer to become the best, and the way he dominates on the field and always helps his team win … is very inspiring to a lot of people,” Ho continued. When asked by The Sunday Gleaner if Huawei could, in the near future, look to contract Jamaican track stars like Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Ho said for now they are happy with Messi, but will always look to grow the business. Meanwhile, Huawei is set to launch their new P9 smart phone. It is expected to be launched in London on April 6. According to Ho, five reasons why Huawei devices stand out from others are, “design, craftsmanship, user experience, long battery life and excellent camera quality.”last_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for April 23, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES* 1. *BERRANCA LSteadman2 54.02. ZUGULU AChatrie 50.5 2 3/4L3. SMOKIN SPECIAL RMcNaughton 53.0 54. CRUISING MOTION JPatterson3 49.0 4WIN: $69.00PLACE: $58.00, $90.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 POLLY B CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Quinella : (4,7) $244.00 Exacta : (7-4) $252.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,190.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE1. HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.52. PARTY CITY JInnis3 50.0 2 1/2L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. *SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 4 1/2LWIN: $796.00PLACE: $214.00, $170.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:45.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL out of MONEY DANCER by SWORD DANCETrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $1,522.00 Exacta : (6-10) $3,840.00D/E : (7-6) $1,029.00Superfecta : (6-10-4-1) $8,434.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. ZEUS HPottinger3 53.02. *AGAKHAN BebHarvey3 52.0 1 3/4L3. GAGA LADY AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/4L4. JOYFUL RAKOTA JJackson 53.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #3 PIZARROWIN: $543.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : ATKINSON (SR),CLIFFORD C Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (1,2) $346.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,724.00D/E : (6-1) $4,537.00Trifecta : (1-2-5) $1,082.00Rolling Triple : (7-6-1) $44,076.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)HEADLEY SCOTT (1959)1. 1 TRADITIONAL STORM JPatterson3 53.02. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 51.0 2 1/2L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 54.0 Neck4. *LEGAL ARENA SEllis 53.5 1/2LWIN: $268.00PLACE: $104.00, $160.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (1,2) $393.00 Exacta : (1-2) $842.00D/E : (1-1) $4,239.00 Superfecta : (1-2-3-8) $1,456.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-1) $73,294.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)LENFORD WALKER (1962)1. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 54.02. WELL BLESSED HPottinger3 51.0 2 1/4L3. STIR IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/4L4. RAISING THE BAR RHalledeen 53.0 1/2LWIN: $273.00PLACE: $163.00, $188.00, $177.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by LOUIS N. PLAMERQuinella : (7,8) $1,734.00 Exacta : (7-8) $2,991.00D/E : (1-7) $2,264.00Superfecta : (7-8-9-6) $12,624.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-7) $80,412.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)EVERALD WHITE (1962)* 1. *KING D WHenry 56.02. URBAN PRINCIPAL SEllis 56.0 11L3. KANALOA LSteadman2 54.0 Sh.Head4. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 53.0 Neck6. REASSURANCE AChatrie 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $53.00, $57.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $189.00 Exacta : (9-1) $273.00D/E : (7-9) $547.00Trifecta : (9-1-12) $119.00Hit-6 : (9-1-12-6-2-) $741.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-9) $2,410.00Super-6 : (7-6-1-1-7-9) $1,775,488.00GROOMS’ ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 49.02. DI COBRE JInnis3 52.0 Sh.Head3. FIFTYONESTORM RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. *STAR OF DAVID AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckWIN: $412.00PLACE: $171.00, $150.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO out of DIABLO FOREVER by DIABLOTrainer : SMITH,PAUL N Owner : DONOVAN M RUSSELLBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $1,950.00 Exacta : (5-1) $3,420.00D/E : (9-5) $1,060.00Superfecta : (5-1-8-7) $6,571.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-5) $6,474.00Pick-4 : (1-7-9-5) $33,484.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)FITZROY TULLOCH (1963)1. *SUPER COP OWalker 53.02. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 50.0 3/4L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2 1/2L4. SUPREME MAGIC JJackson 54.0 3L5. SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $64.00, $99.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of AHWHOFAH by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON A. KONGQuinella : (1,3) $492.00 Exacta : (1-3) $785.00D/E : (5-1) $602.00Trifecta : (1-3-2) $1,121.00Hi-5 : (1-3-2-4-10) $40,024.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-1) $1,623.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEROY HAMILTON (1968)* 1. *PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.02. ANOTHER BULLET DDawkins3 49.0 8L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 50.5 1 3/4L4. ELLE’S PEGASUS OMullings 50.5 1/2L5. GOLDEN BULLET JInnis3 48.0 3/4LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $55.00, $130.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.1, 46.1, 1:10.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHAR by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : RICHARD N AZANBred by RICHARD N. AZANQuinella : (9,12) $1,582.00 Exacta : (12-9) $1,792.00D/E : (1-12) $155.00Trifecta : (12-9-6) $933.00Hi-5 : (12-9-6-13-1) $119,584.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-12) $2,676.00PlacePot 8 : (6,10-1,2-1,2-7,8-1,9-1,5-1,3-9,12) $29,868.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKESPos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place* 1. *SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 50.5 5L3. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 51.5 1 1/2L4. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:55.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.3, 1:16.0, 1:41.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $142.00 Exacta : (1-4) $326.00D/E : (12-1) $217.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $1,020.00Rolling Triple : (1-12-1) $263.00Race 11 1600 M (Purse $550,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE DEC.22/NB5YO&UP(MDN)THE WIN DEM WHEELZ GROOMS APPRECIATION TROPHY1. GRAN CORAZON RLahoe 54.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis3 50.0 3 1/2L3. STORMONTHESEA OnBeckford4 52.0 7 1/2L4. MARIA’S GLORY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2L5. SIRMANDI LSteadman2 54.5 8LTNP #4 TECHNOCAT JErwin 57.0 4/1DNF #14 PERFECT FLYER BebHarvey3 53.0 *2/1Late scratch : #6 GIRL ON FIREWIN: $3930.00PLACE: $494.00, $133.00, $589.00Final Time : 1:43.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4, 1:14.4,Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLER by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : FEARON,LEROY A Owner : MR. JUDGEMENTBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (2,15) $14,913.00 Exacta : (2-15) $56,087.00D/E : (1-2) $8,002.00 (1-6) $86.00Trifecta : (2-15-5) $229,759.00last_img read more

Love breaks discus record at Penn Relays

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Excelsior High’s Shanice Love fought off cool and rainy conditions on the opening day of the 2016 Penn Relays to break her own national junior record and the meet mark in the girls’ discus throw.The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships Class One and Carifta Under 20 champion threw the discus 54.72 metres to erase the old meet record of 54.29 metres set by former Holmwood Technical thrower Gleneive Grange in 2013. Love’s throw also broke the national junior mark of 54.66m she set at the MVP track meet two weeks ago. Hydel High’s Devia Brown was third in the event with a throw of 48.34m.Love, who will move to Florida State University in September, was very excited with her throw.”I am feeling great right now and despite the fact that my sequence not that good, I used my last throw to go for it no matter what happened, win or lose,” she said.St Jago High’s Tissana Hickling also mined gold. She won the girls’ long jump with a best of 5.86 metres. Edwin Allen’s Annia Ashley was fifth with 5.46m.DIFFICULT TIMEHickling’s teammate, Jodyann Petrie, was second in the triple jump after a best of 11.97m while Samara Spencer of Hydel was fifth with 11.86m.It was clear from the first track event, the girls’ 400m hurdles, that the Jamaican athletes were going to have a difficult time in performing at their best at a cold Franklin Field stadium. Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen was second in the event to Anna Cockrell of Providence High, North Carolina. After a neck-and-neck battle to the penultimate hurdle, the American found extra to pull away for to in 57.38 seconds. Kallawan was second in 58.80.There was mixed fortune for the Jamaican high schools in the relays.Defending champions Holmwood and Edwin Allen were the only two schools to qualify for today’s 4x800m final following preliminary round action yesterday. Holmwood finished second in 9:15.15 behind Pennwood out of Philadelphia in 9:12.07. Edwin Allen were third in 9:12.65. Vere Technical, who won their heat in a pedestrian 9:19.89, and Spalding High did not advance.Five Jamaican schools are in the Championships of America 4x100m final set for 1:25 p.m. (Ja time) today. Holmwood have the fastest time, after winning their heat in 45.64.FAVOURITESDefending champions Edwin Allen are the next best with 45.79, while Excelsior (46.55), St Catherine High (47.08), and first time qualifiers Green Island (47.18) the other Jamaican teams in the final. One of the prerace favourites, St Jago High, had a major mishap on the first exchange between Kimone Shaw and Shaniel English and they failed to finish.There was also a big scare for favourites St. Elizabeth Technical in the girls’ 4×400 metres. They found themselves in early trouble, and anchor leg runner Junelle Bromfield, who got the baton in third place, kept her position and crossed the line in 3:50.19. They were the seventh fastest qualifiers for today’s final. Holmwood are the fastest qualifiers after winning their section in 3:46.58. Edwin Allen (3:48.07) are the other Jamaican team in the final.last_img read more