Boyz vs British High Commission
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will oppose the British High Commission team in a charity football match to be held tomorrow at the Barbican Football Field. Kick off time is set for 3:30 p.m. The match is part of the High Commission's celebration of the anniversary of the London 2012 Olympics. There will be half-time entertainment while British and Jamaican foods will be on sale. All proceeds are in aid of the Homestead Home for Girls. Admission: Adults $200, children under 12 free.
Netball umpires training course starts
Netball Jamaica will stage an umpires training course today at St Elizabeth High School in Santa Cruz. The theoretical course starts at 10 a.m. and the practical at 11 a.m. The course, which will be presented by Yvette Smith, is open to all persons who have completed the theory section of the umpires examination.
Junior chess players do well in El Salvador
Jamaican juniors Shreyas Smith, Alistair Walker and Abigail Wong all recorded credible performances in the Central American and Caribbean Junior Chess Championships.
The tournament for Under-20 players was held in El Salvador, August 8-15. The Jamaican contingent started with a handicap as a late arrival saw them missing three rounds. They were given half-point byes.
Shreyas Smith, the Carifta Under-20 Champion, went on to score five points from the remaining six rounds to finish on 5.5 points and 13th position.
National Junior Champion Alistair Walker finished on 4.5 points, while Carifta Under-20 Champion Abigail Wong finished on three points.
Domtar top Wray & Nephew Masters T20
Domtar were crowned champions of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 Cricket Competition on Sunday. In an exciting final at the Kensington Cricket Club in Kingston, Domtar beat St Catherine Parish by eight wickets. Domtar made 108 for two in 16.3 overs in reply to St Catherine's 107 for eight in 20 overs.
Johnson face of anti-doping campaign
LONDON (AP):Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson is the face of a new anti-doping campaign.
The Canadian was sensationally stripped of his Olympic gold medal and world record in the 100 metres at the 1988 Seoul Games after testing positive for steroids. After a two-year suspension, he received a lifetime ban in 1993 for a second positive doping test.
Now he is promoting an anti-doping campaign, Pure Sport, which has been launched by a sportswear company.
"Winning a gold medal and being the best in the world it cost me my reputation, my life," Johnson said Thursday in London. "I'm here to try and change that. I'm trying to clear the air and clear my part of life, trying to help future generations and future athletes, athletes of my calibre, who have tested positive, been in the same boat as me, trying to help them and say 'you're not alone.'"
Pregnant boxer vows to return
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):Despite her surprise preg-nancy, Bermudian southpaw Teresa Perozzi says she has no intention of quitting the sport and hopes to be boxing again in 12 months' time.
New Hampshire-born Perozzi, a 39-year-old mother of one, has admitted she has mixed feelings over her pregnancy that has forced her to postpone her WBA middleweight title defence in Bermuda.
Perozzi was due to fight 26-year-old Yajaira Hernandez of the Dominican Republic at the Fairmont Southampton resort on November 29.
She said: "My plan is to fight again a year from now. I'm definitely not ready to throw in the gloves just yet."