Jamaica Gleaner Sport
SCHOOLBOY SHOWDOWN - 'Blues' promise all-out attack for Manning Cup
Jamaica College (JC) and St George's will renew a rivalry which very nearly spans 100 years - with some 40 titles between them - when they take the field for the final of the ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Manning Cup, at the National Stadium at 3 p.m. this afternoon.
South Africa swept aside Bangladesh by an innings and 48 runs in the second Test yesterday at SuperSport Park, wrapping up victory more than an hour before the close on the third day of the match.
Ajantha Mendis took six wickets and Jehan Mubarak top-scored with 60 not out yesterday to steer Sri Lanka to a two-wicket win over Zimbabwe and a 4-0 lead in the five-match, limited-overs series.
FOUR rural teams have advanced to the quarter-finals of the $1.5 million Kingston Beer/Pool Tables & Billiard Supplies Ultimate all-island pool tournament (eight ball), following eliminations at the Palm Court Bar & Grill in Negril last weekend.
Based on the confidence exuding from the various camps, today's two semi-final games in the 2008 ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition should be chockfull of excitement as all four teams - Ben Francis champions St James High, Lacovia High, Lennon High and Spalding High - are all bubbling and raring to go as they seek their first hold on the coveted title.
Following a three-week break, Calabar and Excelsior High will finally look to settle their differences when they meet in the final of the ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel schoolboy football Walker Cup KO competition at 1 p.m. today at the National Stadium.
The island's best two-year-olds hold centre stage as the $9.5-million Supreme Ventures triple crown series continue at Caymanas Park today, with the $3-million Pick3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres.
Tivoli Gardens 'A' will start defending their Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS)/Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) Open League title today, when they face Bridgeport at the Leila Robinson Courts, starting at 5:20 p.m.
Australian Steve Folkes has been named as the West Indies team's new strength and conditioning coach for the New Zealand series.
AFTER MONTHS of qualifying action the Finals of the Digicel Caribbean Championship will kick off next Wednesday at the National Stadium with three-time champions Jamaica going up against Barbados at 7:00 p.m. and eight-time winners Trinidad and Tobago facing Grenada at 5:00.
NOW THAT our brave MPs have voted to keep capital punishment on the books, it's clearly time for the sporting community to come to the fore and do its bit to eradicate crime from the island as well.
Defending champions Caribbean Classic duly made it three wins from as many matches in the CTL Portmore/St Catherine Domino League last Sunday when they defeated Colours Sports Club 300-271 in a home match at Portmore Lane.