It has been another dominating year and post-season filled with awards and accolades for sprint king Usain Bolt, but as far as the RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year is concerned, it is not something he ever gets tired of.
Sprint darling Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce walked away as the toast of Jamaica's crop of sportswomen, after Friday night's RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards.
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt receives a kiss from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller during the RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards Ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Friday night.
When she just started competing in the 200m a few years ago, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was, at best, a reluctant participant. However, an Olympic silver medal sure has a way of changing perspectives.
President of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), Wavell Hinds, is urging top Jamaica and regional batsmen Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle to be strong and dwell on their inner strength in order to overcome the challenges they have been experiencing recently.
"We enter the competition to win; we don't just come in here to stay or to be bridesmaids, but ultimately, we want to be the bride." That was the bold statement from Dr Dean Weatherley, coach of Montego Bay United Football Club (MBUFC), ahead of their Red Stripe Premier League encounter today.
Athletes from Kingston College (KC), Calabar High and Hydel High's girls, especially, dominated the early events at the Douglas Forrest Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium yesterday.
Chelsea leapfrogged Tottenham into third place in the English Premier League yesterday, profiting from two own goals by the same player to thrash Stoke 4-0 and dismantle English football's only remaining unbeaten home record.
Odds-on favourite EMERGENCE made short work of her nine opponents to win the annual renewal of the Milliard Ziadie Cup (claiming $4350,000-$300,000) over 1100 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.
World-class all-rounder Stafanie Taylor proved her worth in gold to fire West Indies Women to an all important eight-wicket win over South Africa Women and keep the hosts alive in the five-match one-day series yesterday.
The Caribbean T20 got under way last Sunday evening, and after the early exchanges, it has been action, racing action, all the way, including Sunil Narine's pathetic dismissal against Jamaica on the first day.
A spectacular Derone Davis hat-trick triggered yet another humiliating Barbados batting meltdown as Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) hauled themselves off the bottom of the Caribbean Twenty20 standings with a sensational win last Friday night.