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Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM
John Terry

Mande Villains

vs Milex Eagles

The finals of the KPMG Squash Tournament will be held at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston this evening at 6 o'clock.

Mande Villains will oppose the Milex Eagles.

Milex Eagles, the 2012 Champions, are gunning to retake the KPMG title, but first-time finalists, the Mande Villains, are standing in their way. Milex have experienced players, but the Mande Villains have star power with reigning All Jamaica Ladies Champion Alyssa Mullings leading the way.

Terry signs for another season

LONDON (AP):

Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

The 34-year-old Terry remains one of Chelsea's most consistent and influential players, helping JosÈ Mourinho's team establish a six-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.

"This new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very much,'" Mourinho said yesterday. "It is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender."

Terry, who has spent his entire career at Chelsea, has made 661 appearances since 1998, and won a 13th major honour in the League Cup final this month.

Napoli, Trabzonspor fined

NYON, Switzerland (AP):

UEFA has fined Napoli and Trabzonspor a total of 100,000 euros (US$110,000) after fans caused fires in the stands during a Europa League match.

Small fires were started at Napoli's San Paolo Stadium by fans throwing lit fireworks during the Round of 32 match on February 26.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel ordered Napoli to pay 60,000 euros (US$66,000) and Trabzonspor 40,000 euros (US$44,000).

UEFA President Michel Platini this week called for longer stadium bans to help curb fans as hooligan incidents increase across Europe.

Napoli advanced to the Round of 16. The Italian club plays Wolfsburg next month in the quarter-finals.

Spainish footballers to pay tribute

NYON, Switzerland (AP):

Spain's national soccer team will pay tribute to the victims of the French Alps plane crash at their European Championship qualifying match today.

Spain's government has said at least 51 Spaniards were among the 150 victims in Tuesday's crash.

UEFA says it approved the Spanish federation's request "for a minute's silence and black armbands to be worn."

Spain, the Euro 2012 champions, host Ukraine in Seville.

Germany held a minute's silence before their friendly match against Australia on Wednesday, and both teams wore black armbands.

The Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Germany, crashed into a remote mountainside, killing everyone on-board.