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Published:Saturday | May 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Mike Hussey

JAAA All Comers meet

The second Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association All Comers Track and Field Meet will be held this evening at the National Stadium starting at 6 o'clock.

The meets are popular among both junior and senior athletes preparing for next month's National Championships. Last week's first staging was well supported and this trend should continue today.

Today's events on the track will be 400 metres hurdles for males and females, 200m for males and females, along with 3000m for women and the men's 5000m. In the field there will be discus, high and triple jump for both males and females.

Paralympic athletes will be in action this morning in 100m, 200m and 400m.

Coaches complete volleyball course

Twelve coaches successfully completed the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) Level I Coaching Course held at the Montego Bay Community College from May 18- 22.

The course was spearheaded by visiting Brazilian international coach, Augusto Sabbatini. Sabbatini was assisted by Jamaica's and G C Foster's Steve Davis who is a FIVB International Level II coach. Leighton Cummings, Jamaica's only international volleyball referee, spoke on the rules of the game.

JaVA president, Rudolph Speid, congratulated the candidates for exercising the commitment required to attend each day of the course. He pointed to the local and international praise JaVA received after hosting a Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualifier recently.

The successful coaches were: Ricardo Williams, Kevin Williams, O'Mar Williams, Neilkamar Williams, Roan McGrowder, Ian Clarke, Carl Barrett, Raylon Dennis, Ezmond Farquharson, Jerome Bennett, Oranie Adams and Greg Camrie.

Another JaVA Level I Coaching Course is scheduled to take place at Mico University College in Kingston from May 26 - 29. Registration will remain open until Monday, May 25. Interested persons may contact Major Warrenton Dixon at or 322-0235.

Chennai in IPL final

RANCHI, India, CMC):

Chris Gayle threatened to spoil the party but Chennai Super Kings (CSK) did just enough to pull off a tense three-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore with a ball to spare, to storm into tomorrow's final of the Indian Premier League.

Chasing 140 for victory after the left-handed Gayle had top scored with 41, Chennai stumbled through their innings, eventually scoring the five runs required from the last over, to seal victory at the JSCA International Stadium Complex yesterday.

Australian Mike Hussey stroked 56 off 46 deliveries for CSK.