Wisynco fuels Netball Jamaica with $5-m injection

Captain of the Sunshine Girls Nicole Aiken-Pinnock signs a netball for director of marketing for Wisynco
Francois Chalfour at the recent announcement of Wisynco's $5-million sponsorship of Netball Jamaica.
Other players (from left), Anna-Kay Griffiths, Vangelee Williams and Thristina Harwood, watch closely.

NETBALL Jamaica's training and development programme has gained a significant boost with the announcement of a new partnership with Wisynco. With an investment valued at over $5 million in cash and products, Wisynco is now the official hydration partner for Netball Jamaica through its brands WATA, ... Read More

West Indies cricketer Kemar Roach (right) delivers a ball to South Africa's AB de Villiers on
day one of the first Test match at Supersport Park in Centurion, South Africa, yesterday. Amla, de Villiers blast tons as South Africa floor impotent Windies
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — Unbeaten centuries from AB de Villiers and captain Hashim Amla ... Read More

ROACH... sustained an
injury to his right ankle
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) -- West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of front-line fa ... Read More

AMBROSE... I believe that we will do well, contrary to what others
might believe Ambrose cautions against writing off Windies
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) - Bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has cautioned pundits against writ ... Read More

Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

by Andy SCOTT | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

A picture taken of (L - R) Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany's Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Lionel Messi reflecting themselves in the Ballon d'Or 2014 trophy displayed at the Mellerio jewelery workshops in Paris. AFP PHOTO

If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level. A thrilling title race in La Liga, home to the world's best player Cristiano Ronaldo and his great rival Lionel Messi, made it the envy of the rest of the continent, while Spain took a clean sweep of the European trophies and Real Madrid are in line to cap it all by becoming club world champions. More than anyone else, it was a year t ... Read More

Unimpressive PSG reach League Cup last eight

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Soccer Ball

French champions Paris Saint Germain ended a run of two defeats with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over second tier AC Ajaccio to reach the French League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. PSG, who had lost to Barcelona in their Champions League group match last week and then in the league to Guingamp at the weekend, went behind early on to a penalty by captain Johan Cavalli. A tense PSG coach Laurent Blanc said, however, that going behind had not worried him. "Why do I have to always explain my t ... Read More

San Lorenzo give Pope something to cheer at Club World Cup

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Pope Francis

Libertadores Cup winners San Lorenzo gave their number one fan Pope Francis something to celebrate on his 78th birthday by booking their place in the final of the World Club Cup on Wednesday. The Argentine side needed extra time to see off the hearty challenge of the competition's surprise package Auckland City of New Zealand 2-1 in Marrakech, and now face star-studded European champions Real Madrid in Saturday's final. Auckland, the Oceania club champions, had already overcome local heroes Mo ... Read More

Dortmund stay in bottom three after Wolves draw

by Ryland JAMES | Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Bundesliga logo

Ailing German giants Borussia Dortmund remain in the Bundesliga's relegation places after twice throwing away the lead in a 2-2 draw with second-placed VfL Wolfsburg on Wednesday. The draw leaves defending champions Bayern Munich 11 points clear at the top of the table. A piece of sloppy defending five minutes from time ultimately cost Dortmund the three points when Wolfsburg' Brazil defender Naldo headed home having been left unmarked at a corner. "That was an intensive game against a very g ... Read More

Sterling lifts Rodgers as Liverpool make semis

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool swept into the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Championship leaders Bournemouth on Wednesday. Rodgers has endured stinging criticism in recent weeks after Liverpool dropped down the Premier League table and crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages. A dismal 3-0 defeat at arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday prompted Rodgers to admit Liverpool's squad lacked the unity that almost c ... Read More

PHOTO: Umpire!

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach unsuccesfully
appeals for the wicket of South African batsman
AB De Villiers (background) during the first day of
the first Test match at the Supersport Park in
Centurion, South Africa, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)>

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach unsuccesfully appeals for the wicket of South African batsman AB De Villiers (background) during the first day of the first Test match between South Africa and the West Indies at the Supersport Park in Centurion, South Africa, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)   Umpire! --> Read More

Williamson slams century as New Zealand defeat Pakistan

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson delivers the ball in the nets during
a practice session at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

Pakistan went ahead with the match despite calls to postpone it after the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday which left 148 people dead, 132 of them students. Both teams observed a two-minute silence and wore black armbands as a tribute to the victims. Williamson's 105-ball 123 steered New Zealand to an imposing 299-5 before Younis Khan's first one-day hundred in six years got Pakistan agonisingly close as they finished on 292-8 in 50 overs. That left the five-match series all ... Read More

South Africa's cricket great Kallis for Caribbean Premier League

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

KALLIS... Caribbean fans bring a special atmosphere, so I can’t wait to be a part of it

EXCITEMENT for Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2015 cranked up a notch yesterday with the announcement that South African cricket hero, Jacques Kallis, has been confirmed to join the draft list for next year's tournament. The news comes hot on the heels of last Friday's announcement that the Caribbean Premier League is set to offer contracts to young cricketers from the Caribbean and ICC Americas region and will see these players rub shoulders with some of the game's greatest players. Each of t ... Read More

Frustrated Garcia quits as FIFA's chief corruption investigator

Thursday, December 18, 2014    

GARCIA... the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA
leads me to conclude that my role in this process is at an end

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- Former US prosecutor Michael Garcia resigned yesterday as FIFA's chief corruption investigator in protest at the football governing body's handling of his report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Garcia attacked the "lack of leadership" by FIFA over the inquiry into the 2010 votes that awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was "surprised" at Garcia's decision, but other influential figures, including U ... Read More

Ramdin rallies Windies vets to lead 'youngsters' as Test series bowls off

Wednesday, December 17, 2014    

RAMDIN... this will be a very challenging series for us

CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — A young West Indies side is embarking on a herculean task of upsetting the world's best team, South Africa, as the first Test begins here at SuperSport Park in Centurion this morning. First ball is 10:30 am daily (4:30 am Eastern Caribbean time/3:30 am Jamaica time). Denesh Ramdin's outfit, languishing at number eight in the Test rankings, is taking on the number one-ranked South Africans in a David and Goliath clash, the first in a three-Test series. The ... Read More



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