PORTLAND, Oregon, (CMC):Jamaica international Darren Mattocks scored his first goal for his new club Portland Timbers but it proved in vain as the hosts crashed to a 3-1 defeat to FC Dallas at Providence Park.The 25-year-old, who joined Portland last month after four years with the Vancouver Whitecaps, came off the bench in the 65th minute in the Wednesday night contest to pull one back for his side two minutes later, and rescue some pride after they had conceded three first-half goals.Portland now lie one from bottom in the western conference with five points from six games.FC Dallas, featuring St Kitts and Nevis international Atiba Harris, started quickly and were ahead as early as the fourth minute when Michael Barrios finished from close range.Colombian Fabian Castillo doubled the lead in the 26th minute before Tesho Akindele capitalised on a poor clearance inside the box, to force a shot past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.In need of a lift, Portland turned to the pacey Mattocks and he rewarded them with a well taken goal in the 67th minute.Defender Chris Klute got down the left and sent a searching ball into the box which Walker Zimmerman failed to clear. The ball fell to Mattocks who curled his shot into the upper right hand corner, from about ten yards out.Despite the strike, Portland could not find a way back and FC Dallas held onto the scoreline.
Defending champions Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens will battle today in the teams’ last chance at silverware this season in the Locker Room-Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout football final at Sabina Park in Kingston, starting at 4 p.m. Both teams will look to make up for disappointment in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by finishing the 2015-16 local football season on a high. The winning trophy apart, the teams will fight for the top cash incentive of $400,000 and, of course, bragging rights in the Corporate Area’s premier knockout competition. For the losers, the second place prize is $250,000. Third and fourth-place teams will earn $150,000 and $100,000, respectively. Relegation Last season’s champions, Arnett were knocked out of the race for the national league last Sunday when they drew 2-2 with Montego Bay United in the return-leg semi-final (they had lost the first leg 1-2), while Waterhouse struggled throughout that league and were saved from relegation on the final match day of the season. Now, the teams are ready to continue their long-time rivalry. Also, each team has won the title five times apiece and the winner would move one title behind the team to have won the most, Harbour View FC, with seven titles. Coach of defending champions, Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said his team is looking forward to ending the season on a high. “The team and community are optimistic. After a break, we returned to training last week. We are short on a few players for different reasons. However, the other players are upbeat,” said Patrick, who was in charge when the team won last season. Waterhouse’s self-proclaimed saviour, Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Andre Leslie and Kenroy Howell are expected to lead the attack in their quest to retain the title. Meanwhile, Arnett will be coming with the same intention of finishing the season with silverware. “The motivation is always a factor after faltering in the Premier League,” Arnett’s long-serving coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Sunday Gleaner. “We know the importance of winning this trophy in memory of Jackie Bell. The physical condition is there, so we will continue to work on the mental aspect,” he said. Arnett will look to captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Ranike Anderson, Kemal Malcolm, Vishinul Harris, among others, to capture the title for the sixth time. Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell died along with his close friend, Dennis Ziadie, in Mexico City while attending the FIFA World Cup Finals in June 1986. Bell was president and coach of Santos FC at the time. He was also a former national player.
Tanto Campbell reaped gold in the men’s javelin F56 at the 2015 Para Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, yesterday.Campbell, who is better known in the discus event in which he has earned several medals, had a winning throw of 29.81 metres. Cuba’s Leonardo Diaz was second with 29.06m, while Johnnie Williams of the United States took bronze with 27.32m.The latest gold took Jamaica’s medal tally at the Para Pan Am Games to five – two gold, two silver and one bronze.In the men’s 200m T47 Shane Hudson placed fourth in the first semi-final in a personal best of 22.81 seconds and has qualified for the final. David Bascoe ran in the second semi-final and clocked 23.76 for fourth place and also progressed to the final.
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ABU DHABI, UAE (AP): Captain Alastair Cook kept England in the game with an unbeaten century yesterday, although Pakistan fought back with two late wickets on the third day of the first Test. Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz removed Ian Bell and night-watchman Mark Wood, but England reached 290-3 at close of play thanks to Cook’s gritty knock of 168 not out at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Cook scored his 28th Test hundred and he and Ian Bell put on 165 runs for the second wicket – England’s all-time highest in the UAE. Joe Root was giving him company, at stumps, not out on three. “I think he has shown that he can bat for days in these parts of the world,” Bell said of Cook. “He is ready to go in tomorrow and carry on from where he left. The thing with Cookie is that he is so organised, his defence is so good, and his shot selection against the spinners was excellent.” Bell finally departed five overs before close of play for a streaky 63, cutting a Riaz delivery into the hands of Mohammed Hafeez at point. One over later, Riaz got rid of Wood, who fended a rising delivery into his wicket. But it was a battling knock under the hot sun by Cook, although he was dropped by Fawad Alam on 147 when attempting to sweep left-arm orthodox spinner Zulfiqar Babar. Cook played aggressive cricket in the pre-lunch session when he was unbeaten on 78 and played several shots, including stepping out against Babar and sweeping him repeatedly, but was more circumspect in the next two sessions as the Abu Dhabi pitch started showing some effects of wear and tear. He did reach his century with a boundary, though, a cracking shot through the cover area off Wahab Riaz. Khan troubled him early in his second spell of the day midway through the first session but was rewarded with the wicket of Moeen instead when he nudged at an away going delivery and edged it to wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed. Moeen had made a cautious 35, eschewing all risk and hitting just two boundaries in his 131-ball stay before his indiscretion against Imran. He and Cook put together 116 runs for the first wicket. “I think Cook batted beautifully, and we have seen him do this often in the sub-continent,” Pakistan bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed said. “He has the ability to kill the little bit of zip that the seamers and spinners were getting out there. The way he played, he also took the pressure off other batsmen.” England still trail Pakistan’s first-innings total of 523 for eight declared by 233 runs.
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): West Indies Women came from behind to stun Pakistan Women in a nerve-jangling super over and make a clean sweep of their three-match Twenty20 International series here yesterday. Bundled out for a paltry 88 off 19.5 overs, West Indies Women capitalised on a rain break which saw Pakistan Women’s target adjusted to 78 off 17 overs and hit back to restrict the visitors to 77 for seven at the National Stadium to leave scores tied. In the all-important super over, seamer Deandra Dottin snatched two wickets as Pakistan Women scraped together just three runs and West Indies Women survived the loss of Dottin off the first ball to reach their target off the last ball of the over when Kyshona Knight struck a boundary. Sent in, West Indies Women were 63 for four in the 14th over, but lost their last six wickets for 25 runs to be dismissed under 100. Opener Kycia Knight held the innings together with a fine knock of 49 off 48 balls with three fours before she was sixth out with the score on 76 in the 17th over. She was the only player to reach double figures as captain Sana Mir ripped through the innings with her off-spin to claim four for 14, while left-arm spinner Anam Amin supported with two for 10. In reply, Pakistan Women were held up by rain after they had reached seven for one in the fourth over. With an adjusted target on resumption, Pakistan lost Nain Abidi (3) and Ayesha Zafar (5) cheaply to slide to 18 for three in the sixth over as West Indies Women took control. However, Bismah Maroof top-scored with 30 off 37 deliveries and captain Sana Mir supported with 22 from 24 balls in a 39-run fourth wicket stand to bring their side back into the contest. Bismah was bowled by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed in the 14th but Nidar Dar scored a precious 11 off 12 balls in a 19-run, fifth wicket partnership with Mir that left Pakistan Women with eight runs to get off the last over. In a dramatic final over, Mir scrambled a single off the first ball of the over from Dottin and Dar slammed a boundary off the second to put their side on the brink of victory with just three runs required from four balls. But Dottin showed her character, keeping Dar scoreless of the next delivery before having her caught and bowled off the fourth. Sana Mir was run out off the fifth delivery and Sania Khan followed, also via the run out route, off the final ball of the over, as West Indies Women tied the game. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES WOMEN +Kycia Knight run out 49 N McLean lbw b Sania Khan 0 D Dottin b Sana Mir 8 Kyshona Knight c Bismah Maroof b Sana Mir 7 B Cooper lbw b Nida Dar 6 S King b Diana Baig 3 S Campbelle c Bismah Maroof b Anam Amin 1 *S Taylor st Rabiya Shah b Sana Mir 4 H Matthews st Rabiya Shah b Anam Amin 0 A Mohammed c Marina Iqbal b Sana Mir 7 S Connell not out 0 Extras (b1, w2) 3 TOTAL (all out, 19.5 overs) 88 Fall of wickets: 1-10 (McLean), 2-28 (Dottin), 3-43 (Kyshona Knight), 4-63 (Cooper), 5-76 (King), 6-76 (Kycia Knight), 7-78 (Campbelle), 8-78 (Matthews), 9-88 (Mohammed), 10-88 (Taylor) Bowling: Sania Khan 4-0-17-1, Diana Baig 4-0-22-1 (w1), Sana Mir 3.5-0-14-4 (w1), Nida Dar 3-0-19-1, Anam Amin 4-0-10-2, Bismah Maroof 1-0-5-0. PAKISTAN WOMEN (target: 78 off 17 overs) Nain Abidi c Connell b King 3 Marina Iqbal c wkp Kycia A Knight b Connell 3 Ayesha Zafar run out 5 Bismah Maroof b Mohammed 30 *Sana Mir run out 22 Nida Dar c & b Dottin 11 Aliya Riaz not out 1 +Rabiya Shah run out 0 Extras (lb1, w1) 2 TOTAL (7 wkts, 17 overs) 77 Did not bat: Sania Khan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin. Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Marina Iqbal), 2-7 (Nain Abidi), 3-18 (Ayesha Zafar), 4-57 (Bismah Maroof), 5-76 (Nida Dar), 6-77 (Sana Mir), 7-77 (Rabiya Shah) Bowling: Connell 4-0-12-1 (w1), King 4-0-11-1, Matthews 3-0-16-0, Dottin 3-0-19-1, Mohammed 3-0-18-1. Result: West Indies Women win on super over. Series: West Indies Women win series 3-0. Player-of-the-Match: Sana Mir. Player-of-the-Series: Deandra Dottin. Umpires: N Duguid, P Nero.
FLOW Foundation has been donating funds to schools that make requests for help for more than 20 years, and Miller said that makes the event one of the highlights of the foundation’s yearly activities. “It’s one of the highlights of our year’s activities, one which we look forward to with a great amount of anticipation because of what it is doing. It is helping youngsters to showcase their talent, which also has the potential to showcase their talent to the world,” he said. Miller also encouraged the youngsters who compete at Penns to pay equal, if not more, attention to their academics even if they are excelling in track and field. “They are goodwill ambassadors for Jamaica and they can erase a lot of the negative perceptions out there with regard to Jamaica,” he said. In addition to the Penn Relays fund, FLOW Foundation also supports free Internet access to all primary schools across Jamaica that request free Internet as long as the company has the facilities in the area. The association also donates funds from its 6K road race to assist with the paediatric cancer fund in tandem with the Bustamante Children’s Hospital and provides scholarships for a final-year student of engineering studying at a local tertiary institution. FLOW Foundation executive chairman Errol K. Miller says his foundation looks forward each year to being part of something that gives young Jamaican student athletes the opportunity to display their skills on a stage such as the annual Penn Relays. FLOW Foundation on Tuesday presented high schools and tertiary institutions that will participate in this year’s event at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia with sponsorship cheques totalling more than $4 million to help offset expenses to attend the track and field meeting. “Penn Relays would be attended by all kinds of scouts and coaches. It opens up the athletes to visitors in terms of athletics, but if there are people who are also doing well in academics, it also opens that door, too, in terms of scholarships to tertiary institutions abroad,” Miller told The Gleaner in an interview following the presentation at FLOW’s Carlton Crescent headquarters. LONG-TIME SUPPORTER
Former Test batsman Daren Ganga, now a sport administrator with the University of Trinidad and Tobago, gave the keynote presentation where he focused on the responsibilities of a professional athlete. Cameron, whose leadership has repeatedly come under scrutiny during his tenure, said the session was a “solution-oriented” one. “The WICB continues to make efforts to facilitate the best environment for players,” he said. Among the players attending the symposium was Test captain Jason Holder, T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite, along with leading T20 player Chris Gayle. The event was held ahead of West Indies’ T20 double-header against India here this weekend. FORT LAUDERDALE (CMC): The contentious memo-randum of understanding and collective bargaining Agreement (MOU-CBA) was among the topics thrashed out at a players’ symposium staged here on Wednesday by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). For four hours, members of the Twenty20 squad, along with retained players, interfaced with WICB president Dave Cameron, WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead, chief selector Courtney Browne, and players’ union president Wavell Hinds on issues such as the Future Tours, International Cricket Council events and the WICB finances. Regional first-class players were afforded access to the symposium via tele-conference. And while the meeting at times became “contentious”, Cameron said the process was aimed at “finding amicable solutions” to some of the burning issues facing West Indies cricket. “The ongoing dialogue aimed at finding amicable solutions is the main aim for us as an organisation, and we are keen on confronting the issues facing us as we seek to enhance the overall cricket product,” the Jamaican administrator said. “We will continue the dialogue. We will encourage players to voice their concerns through an appropriate medium. We will work together for a solution. “We know the players are the most important features of our brand and we wish to engage them as is necessary and required to be more competitive on and off the field.” The symposium comes on the heels of a breakdown in relations between the board and the players over the last two years, with the MOU-CBA emerging as one of the sticking points. A clash between the players and the board resulted in the abandoned tour of India in 2014, and more recently, players openly criticised Cameron and the board following the regional side’s capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India. SOLUTION ORIENTED
GUIDING YOUTH IN A POSITIVE WAY The 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-Side Football League got off to a colourful start on Saturday, with the 20 teams participating in the dress parade. At the end of the greetings, speeches, and judging by Brian Rose, Wayne Shaw and ASP Anthony Johnson, Angola Strikers retained their title as the winner complete with a $15,000 cash prize with Eurotrend finishing second and Future Strikers, third. In the opening Zone A games, defending champions Eurotrend whipped 2014 champions Darkside 3-0, with two goals from Kemar Bygrave and an own goal, while Future Strikers and Ashoka played out a 0-0 draw, with the latter missing a penalty in the final minute. Kemar Bygrave, captain of Eurotrend and the leading goal scorer of last year’s competition said, “We have started on the right footing with this 3-0 victory, the team played well, and we intend to retain our title and also win the individual titles of Most Valuable Player and Leading Goal Scorer.” Robert White, managing director of sponsor Sanmerna Paper Products noted, “It is a pleasure to support Shelly-Ann in this community project. I myself am a product of this community, and we see this as our duty to support others and help to create a wider family unit that guides the younger ones in a positive way.” The spectators had a field day as they were treated to lots of spot prizes from host Ms Kitty, courtesy of Nike and Digicel. The league will be played on weekends, with Zone D teams Penwood versus Untouchables, Rangers playing Cuba, while in Zone E, Miles United play Trendsetter and Living Legend play Malhatra this Saturday. On Sunday, Eurotrend will play Future Strikers, Darkside play Ashoka, while in Zone B, Lion Den face Youths United and Checkers will go up against Renegade United. Nike, along with telecommunications giants Digicel and GraceKennedy, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, are the main sponsors, while Wisynco, through their product, Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, Sanmerna Paper Products Limited, Main Event, Toyota and National Commercial Bank Foundation, are also sponsors of the competition.
O’Dayne Richards maintains he will be working hard to medal at the IAAF World Championships in London next year.The 27-year-old Richards has a bronze medal under his belt from last year’s Beijing World Championships.”I am always looking to not just maintain, but increase. If you are not number one, you still might have work to do to maintain it,” said Richards, who is all about medal contention in London.”Definitely, that is the way I have to think as a professional athlete. I always have to think I am able to win a global title, break records – and world records,” he continued.OPTIMISTICHe said he is optimistic about next year, due to his ability to “fight through injuries, surgery and still make it to the Olympic final” in Rio.”It kinda gives me hope that I will still manage to get into the top 10 or even top three in the world next year in London, so I am really looking forward to that,” he told The Gleaner, adding that he took lessons away from Rio ahead of the new season.”Patience is one of the things I took forward from 2016, to be mindful of the fact that anything can happen and not to pressure myself too much.”I look forward to the possibilities that are ready and waiting for me in 2017, if the Lord wills,” he added.Richards is also a 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Pan Am Games gold medal winner last year. He explained that despite not medalling in Rio, he will grow from the experience.”I am grateful for what happened this year. I had a few injuries and because of that I wasn’t able to perform as well as I would like, but I still managed to make it to the Olympic final and I am grateful,” he reiterated.