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Ramgeet wins twin feature at Turf Paradise PHOENIX, Arizona (CMC): Jamaican jockey Andrew Ramgeet made all the headlines here on Saturday when he won both feature races on the day’s eight-race card at Turf Paradise. Ramgeet captured the US$35,000 Queen of the Green Stakes with 22-1 outsider Hip Ninety Three in race three, before returning to steal victory in the Walter R Cluer Memorial Stakes, also worth $35,000, with favourite Az Ridge, in race seven. The victory aboard Az Ridge was made even more memorable after the rider survived two moments of misfortune to battle to the wire and beat the three-year-olds and upward by a neck in a tight three-horse finish. Going off as the punters’ 7-5 choice in a mile trip, Ramgeet and the six-year-old bay gelding stumbled at the start to trail the field as 20-1 outsider Bourbon Sense posted the early fractions while chased by Ride Hard Kowboy. However, Az Ridge made good progress and entered the stretch in contention with the front three. Ramgeet then rallied the gelding and despite losing his whip at the sixteenth pole, still managed to outlast his rivals. Rosberg wins season-ender ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Lewis Hamilton trailed home Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the third straight time, as the German controlled the race from start to finish to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday. Starting on pole, Rosberg made no mistakes at Yas Marina to coast to his sixth win of the season and finish second in the overall championship with 322 points. Hamilton had wrapped up the title with three races to go when he captured the United States Grand Prix in Texas back in October, to clinch his third World title and second consecutive. The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, finished on 381 points and said afterward he was glad the season was finally over. “It’s been a good year. I’m happy. I’m happy it’s over, for sure. So now we can really enjoy,” Hamilton told media. “I really have to take my hat off to this team who once again did an amazing job in building this car.” Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was third, while his teammate, former World champion Sebatien Vettel, clinched third spot overall in the championship with 278 points.
Today is a massive raceday at Caymanas Park. Millions of dollars are up for grabs – for trainers, owners and other stakeholders at the track.Punters will not want to be left out. Many will be seeking their ‘Christmas money’. With so much at stake, there will be surprises and several ‘value bets’ will be lurking under the radar.Here are three which we think will be worth your while and may even ensure a merry Christmas, 20 days before the big day.Race 1CRUCIAL VALOR: This Carl Anderson-trained three-year-old gelding ran his best race on October 31 when finishing four lengths behind recent upset winner SIR BUDGET over 1000 metres straight.That race appears to have been just a warm-up for today’s big day. On Wednesday, CRUCIAL VALOR showed he is in fine condition by beating stable companion TWILIGHT CITIZEN by a length (35.4 to 36.0) at exercise. TWILIGHT CITIZEN, on September 12, slammed maidens by six lengths and with just 51kg on his back CRUCIAL VALOR is the one to be on in the day’s opener at 10:10 a.m.Race 4BLACK BOY: AWESOME CAT is all the rage in the fourth race, but BLACK BOY will be tough. The latter got off the mark over today’s distance on June 13 and was a winner less than a month later going 1400 metres. He has found the going tough among non-winners of three but today’s distance is just what the doctor ordered.Main rival, AWESOME CAT, was slammed by 13 lengths by SPORTING CLAY on October 31. On November 7, BLACK BOY was just seven lengths behind SPORTING CLAY and with a clear run today should reward backers at a good price.RACE 14CLASSICAL TRAIN: This is the one to be on in the last race. Forget her last two runs in the higher claiming group. The last time she was this low, and over this same distance, she won by a city block behind splits of 23.2×46.3. Nothing in this race can go that fast. Jockey Robert Halledeen rides the highly fancied PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the Diamond Mile (Race 13) and he should be celebrating a fine double.
Second-half substitute Horace Sharpe scored four minutes from time to salvage a point for Humble Lion, who played to a 1-1 draw with UWI in the opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games of 2016 on Sunday.At the UWI Bowl, Girvon Brown fired the home team in front from the penalty spot after 23 minutes, after picking himself up from a foul inside the box.Sharpe, a former Arnett and Tivoli Gardens midfielder, has seen limited playing time since moving to the Clarendon outfit two seasons ago.But the 29-year-old believes the goal, which was his first goal of the season, should give the coaches a small reminder of his ability to find the net.”It’s always a great feeling to score, but I have not been playing much. So I told myself that if I get a run today (yesterday), I am going to do my best (to score). So it means a lot to me (to score), as this show the coaches that I can score goals. They just need to give me more opportunities and I can do more of this,” he told The Gleaner after the game.trying to buildThe former St Jago high player is now looking to build on what he did yesterday, so that he can demand more game time as the season progresses.”I want to continue on from this and score some goals, so I can get even more playing time as we move closer to the play-offs,” he added.Humble Lion controlled the tempo for the first half and should have equalised just past the half hour mark, but Francois Swaby’s overhead kick came off the post before being cleared.UWI looked dangerous through the first period, but wasted their chances to add to their tally.However, after the break, it was all Humble Lion.The visitors pinned their opponents in defence for the first 20-plus minutes, but squandered chance after chance to draw level, with Michael Moreland, Swaby, Jermaine Christian, and Sharpe, who came on as a second-half substitute, all missing good opportunities.UWI themselves had a great chance to kill the game off on 83 minutes after Brown left the Humble Lion defence for dead and crossed to Anthony Greenland, who mis-kicked, but the ball fell kindly to Jerondy Henry, who blasted over from eight yards.Minutes later, Humble Lion ventured down field, and when the ball came into the area, the lively Sharpe was on hand to help the ball past a desperate Leighton Donaldson in goal.Christian then had two great chances to give Humble Lion three points at the death. First he placed his shot wide of the target with only Donaldson to beat on 90 minutes, then in added time, the ball got stuck under his boot five yards out with Donaldson at his mercy.Both coaches thought it was a fair result.”We ended the game well. We took too long to get going. We really stepped up the tempo in the last 25 minutes and looked how we wanted to. It was just a pity we couldn’t get the winning goal in the end,” Humble Lion’s coach Vassell Reynolds surmised.UWI’s Marcel Gayle commented: “It ended up being a fair result and a fair game. We dominated the first half; they took over the second-half. But we stood up and could have taken three points.”Humble Lion stayed fourth with 23 points, while the point put UWI level with seventh-place Reno on 23 points.Meanwhile, Portmore reclaimed sole leadership of the standings after Javon East’s brace led them to a 5-1 beating of Reno at Juici Patties field. Portmore have 37 points, three clear of Montego Bay United, who play against Tivoli in the Monday night game.Cavalier returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Boys’ Town, and Harbour View and Rivoli drew 0-0 in the other games played yesterday.- Livingston Scott
NEW YORK (CMM):As part of ongoing preparations for the annual Penn Relays, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) recently launched its 2016 season at a private reception held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston last Monday.A 20-member team travelled to the island to the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which took place from March 15-19 at the National Stadium.Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid spoke of his admiration for the organisation, and wished for its continued success.Stephen Drummond, a special guest of TJB, presented a cheque for US$10,000 to the organisation and announced a major financial boost by his law firm, Drummond & Squillace, PLLC, to Herbert Morrison (of which he’s an alumnus) to provide free lunch for one year to the entire student body.Dervan Malcolm, a host on Power 106 FM and the extremely popular ‘Diaspora Live’ programme, was presented with the TJB Award for using that platform to give the diaspora a greater voice.Now in its 22nd year, TJB has over the years formed numerous strategic partnerships to support not only Jamaican athletes, but the schools from which many ofthem hail.Support for athletes at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, includes meals, transportation, booking and coordinating hotel accommodation and chiropractic care.Having had the distinction of being the first Jamaican/Caribbean sponsor at the Penn Relays, TJB opened the doors and, consequently, the very lucrative Diaspora and mainstream markets to mega brands such as Grace Foods (now title sponsor), Jamaica Tourist Board, VMBS, LIME, Digicel, Jamaica National, Western Union/GKRS Money Services, Caribbean Food Delights, Golden Krust, Tower Isles and others, who now participate or have participated in the three-day carnival, gaining exposure to the over 115,000 spectators on hand and millions more through the NBC Saturday national broadcast.This year, the organisation welcomed on board Philadelphia International Medicine, which will provide two sports medicine physicians to assist with the care of the athletes at the Penn Relays on Saturday, April 30.The Penn Relays will be held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30.
Thorne Buchanan’s clever 17th-minute penalty pushed former champions Excelsior High to the top of Group A, while condemning many-time ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup champions St George’s College to a nervy 1-0 defeat at Winchester Park yesterday. With group honours and three valuable points up for grabs, the visitors showed that they were up to it from the onset, constricting their hosts’ normal free-flowing game, while showing their own abilities in what was an exciting contest in front of a jam-packed venue. Excelsior’s dangerous Tyane Wilson made himself a nuisance to the opposition’s defence from the get-go, slipping behind the St George’s defenders before he was bundled over by goalkeeper John Wilson in the 16th minute. The cool and confident dread-locked Buchanan stepped up, spotted his penalty and fired clinically into the far left hand corner. With this goal, they grew in confidence, and Buchanan could have scored a second, having been fed through cleverly by teammate Wilson, but with only the keeper to beat, he fired high. “Well, it’s a great feeling scoring against St George’s College. Anytime scoring against STGC is a great feeling, I am very happy,” Buchanan said following the game. “This can be a big year for me. I just need to continue putting in the work and performing. I am looking forward to scoring atleast 12 goals,” he added in reference to his fifth goal of the season. He later hopped off injured, but gave the assurance that it was not a serious injury. PASSING GAME Waterford 0 Charlie Smith 1 Ascott 0 Kingston College 5 St Mary’s College 0 Denham 4 Haile Selassie 1 Meadowbrook 0 St Catherine 0 Jonathan Grant 1 Jose Marti 0 Wolmer’s Boys 4 Edith Dalton 1 Dunoon 1 Camperdown 1 Kingston Technical High 0 Calabar High 2 Cumberland 0 Hydel 10 Campion College 0 Bridgeport 2 St Jago 0 Mona High 1 Clan Carthy 1 St George’s College 0 Excelsior High 1 YESTERDAY’S RESULTS St George’s spent much of the first half stringing their usual passing game together and created a few openings, but just couldn’t score as their standout player, Akeem Robotham, fired in a few tame shots, while others were saved by Excelsior’s custodian, Romario Palmer. The visitors closed the channels and did well to wrestle possession away from St George’s, who were forced to start playing long balls in the second half. Voshawn Williams had an opportunity to double Excelsior’s lead late on after picking up a bad giveaway by the St George’s keeper before dribbling into space and firing a curling shot at an open goal wide of the target. Excelsior’s coach, Shavar Thomas, said his charges came expecting a hard-fought game from St George’s and was happy with the win. “We could have got some more goals, but we are happy with three points. We have a confident bunch, and we give our guys confidence to go out there and express themselves,” said the winning coach. His St George’s counterpart, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell, said: “We are always disappointed when we don’t win, but credit to Excelsior, they played very well, and this was a wonderful schoolboy football game.” This was St George’s College’s third loss at Winchester Park since 2007.
LONDON (AP): As the goals have dried up for Jamie Vardy at Leicester City, another former non-league striker has embarked on a hot scoring streak for a Premier League club. Charlie Austin made it seven goals in six games in all competitions for Southampton with a double in yesterday’s 3-1 victory over Burnley that took the south-coast club up to eighth in the standings. In a career that began outside England’s four professional leagues, Burnley provided the 27-year-old Austin with one of his stepping stones to the world’s richest soccer competition. Austin was a bricklayer working a full day on a building site before playing on a part-time basis for Poole Town in the ninth tier until 2009. It took third-tier club Swindon to pluck Austin from obscurity, for Burnley to take him up another league, and then QPR to give him a shot at the Premier League. The day’s first Premier League game lacked the entertainment provided later by Southampton, with the only memorable moment coming with Jose Holebas’s eye-catching goal. The 32-year-old Greek midfielder sent a shot from the edge of the penalty area soaring into the top of the net in the 54th minute at the Riverside stadium in northeast England. Watford climbed to 10th place as Middlesbrough remained winless at home this season since returning to the Premier League and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Still, doubts persisted around Austin’s fitness. Southampton were able to snap him up for £4 million (then US$6 million) in January. What a bargain that now seems. Austin’s first goal yesterdaycame in the 52nd minute, Nathan Redmond’s low volley from the edge of the area doubled Southampton’s lead, and Austin was on target from the penalty spot in the 66th minute, following Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s push on Sam McQueen. The one blot on the afternoon for the Saints was Burnley becoming the first team to score against them in 612 minutes when Vokes scored a late penalty. “This team will always create chances, it’s a dream for any striker,” Austin said. “I am in the right place at the right time.” Burnley is only a point above the relegation zone, with seven points from its first eight games back in the Premier League. MIDDLESBROUGH 0, WATFORD 1 PENALTY SPOT
“Because of Yona, he wants to represent Jamaica at the highest level,” Lyn says. “He dives for Crystal Palace Diving Club in England, and people who have seen him dive say that he dives better than Yona did at that age.” But Lyn told The Gleaner that the facilities at the National Aquatics Centre in Kingston have hampered unearthing local talent. “At this point, we have none, but what I am encouraged to do is get some infrastructure for the National Stadium pool,” he says. “Not many countries in the world have an outdoor diving set-up, but had we had an outdoor set-up prior to Rio, we would have been able to host several countries coming here to practise. “It really is important that we try and get the facilities here to promote diving, not just for our local divers, but as a local destination for other countries that want to do diving year round. Lyn says Knight-Wisdom’s nomination for the RJR award hints that the discipline is getting the exposure it needs. “It really is good for diving. Yona, as a diver, goes to some places and some countries that a lot of other athletes wouldn’t go to normally. Therefore, as part of a diving fraternity, it just brings more exposure to Jamaica as a country, which is good for us.” HIGHEST LEVEL Former Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica President Martin Lyn says that he has a big year planned for diving in the island in 2017. The diving fraternity has been encouraged by Yona Knight-Wisdom’s performances at last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which have seen him nominated for the People’s Choice Performance of the Year award at the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards. Lyn, who has said he welcomes nomination for re-election to the presidency, says that he expects Knight-Wisdom to continue to do what he describes as big things for Jamaica next year, when he returns to fitness. “He took a little rest towards the end of the Olympics, but he’s getting back into focus now,” he says. “After getting him back into his regime, he has the British [Diving Championships] Trials at the end of February, or early March. Then he has the World Championships in Budapest [in Hungary].” But the 21-year-old is not the only hopeful Lyn has in mind. He says he is expecting another British-born Jamaican, 14-year-old Pele Julien, to represent the country well next year.
Play on Saturday’s second day of the historic day/night Digicel WICB Regional 4-Day Tournament match between the Jamaica Scorpions and Leeward Hurricanes will start 30 minutes early. Today’s opening day at Sabina Park was abandoned without a ball being bowled. No play was possible due to wet conditions caused by rain and there could be more disruption on Saturday. According to the Met Office, a stationary front across Jamaica continues to generate unstable weather conditions. The start on the second day has been rescheduled to 2:30 p.m. Teams: Jamaica Scorpions (from): Nikita Miller (captain), Fabian Allen, Jermaine Blackwood, Derval Green, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Andre McCarthy, Rovman Powell, Paul Palmer Jr, Jerome Taylor, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick Walton Leeward Hurricanes (from): Kieran Powell (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Campbell, Kaecy Carty, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Jermaine Otto, Gavin Tonge, Hayden Walsh Jr.
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When they finally hit the Honda Center cage on Saturday night, he’ll have a chance to show how he really feels.“A guy like Daniel, he has my full, undivided attention,” Jones said this week. “He says that he’s in my head, and that’s exactly where I want him to be, because he is in my head. I think about him all the time. That’s what makes me do the things I do.”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’Jones and Cormier are headlining the UFC’s best show of the summer, and likely the entire year, in Orange County.UFC 214 features three title fights and numerous rising stars. Before Jones and Cormier, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Demian Maia in a compelling clash of styles, and pound-for-pound women’s superstar Cris “Cyborg” Justino faces Invicta champion Tonya Evinger for the vacant featherweight title. View comments Jones’ yearlong suspension has ended, and the UFC put him right back in a title shot with Cormier, who dutifully defended the belt during the mercurial ex-champion’s absence. Cormier, an ex-Olympian and family man who also works as a television commentator, sees every flaw in Jones’ makeup.“He’s a guy who can’t stop hurting himself and people around him,” Cormier said. “He’s a talented athlete, but mixed martial arts aren’t just about the best athlete. He’s weak mentally. He’s got problems, and I don’t know if he solved them yet.”Jones plays it cool when talking about Cormier, yet their promotional staredowns have usually devolved into trash-talking and physical drama. They got into an infamous brawl in a Las Vegas casino lobby in 2014 during the early stages of their promotion of the first bout.They exchanged harsh words again this week in a faceoff, but Jones has vowed to be classy after he wins their rematch.“He’s a good dude,” Jones said. “I want the best for him, I really do. I wish he was just man enough to realize that he’s (in) the wrong era. He just happened to come into the sport, he’s 39 years old, and he’s (fighting) a guy who’s in his prime, a guy who’s doing everything in his power to make sure this is his era. I wish he could just swallow that and say, ‘I’m the baddest (man) outside Jon Jones, and I can go to sleep with that.’”The UFC 214 pay-per-view card starts with two absolute corkers: Veteran brawlers Robbie Lawler and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone meet after light heavyweight prospects Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir. Even the undercard is strong, featuring fights for Ricardo Lamas, Renan Barao, Aljamain Sterling and Brian Ortega.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ But the remarkable main event could be the culmination of Cormier’s career or a monumental return for Jones, whose career and life have been severely fractured since their first bout.“It’s pretty cool that it ends here,” Jones said recently, speaking of both his disputes with Cormier and his own winding path back to the top. “There will be no grudge match. There will be no trilogy. Like I say all the time, Daniel Cormier is not my rival. I have no issue with him.”Jones’ biggest issues have always been with himself.Jones reached the pinnacle of his sport when he soundly defeated Cormier in January 2015 to defend his UFC 205-pound title. Practically nothing has gone right in the ensuing 2 1/2 years for Jones, whose capacity for self-sabotage and lousy decision-making surpassed even his incredible MMA talent.The UFC stripped Jones of its title twice — after a hit-and-run accident in which he broke a pregnant woman’s arm, and again after he was revealed to have failed a doping test four days before fighting Cormier at UFC 200 last July.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ FILE – In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Daniel Cormier, bottom, takes down Jon Jones during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. If Cormier wasn’t Jones’ bitter enemy, the UFC light heavyweight champion probably could could give sound advice to Jones, the troubled former champ. Instead, the steady Cormier realizes he needs a victory over his self-sabotaging archrival on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at UFC 214 to validate his own title reign. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)ANAHEIM, Calif.— Jon Jones insists Daniel Cormier isn’t his rival, not even when their rematch at UFC 214 is the most anticipated mixed martial arts fight of the year.Jones says he doesn’t even dislike Cormier, the man who has spent most of the past 2 1/2 years holding the light heavyweight title belt that Jones considers rightfully his.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans