CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals
MIAMI:The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Associations of Football (CONCACAF) confirmed the quarter-final pairings for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League, the region's premier competition for clubs, following the completion of the group stage.
The quarter-final matchups are as follows: Deportivo Toluca, MEX (1) vs San Jose Earthquakes, USA (8); Cruz Azul FC, MEX (2) vs Sporting Kansas City, USA (7); Club Tijuana, MEX (3) vs LA Galaxy, USA (6); Deportivo Árabe Unido, PAN (4) vs LD Alajuelense, CRC (5).
The quarter-finals will be played in a home-and-away format, with the first legs scheduled for March 11-13 and the return legs on March 18-20.
The quarter-finalists emerged from an original field of 24, which kicked off group play on August 6, in the quest to crown a new champion following CF Monterrey's three-year reign.
Not implicating Ellis - CTL
Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) wishes to advise that its decision to request an investigation by the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) into an incident which occurred on August 21, 2013 (Heroes Day) during Race 7, was done in response to mounting calls from various stakeholders, enquiries from journalists and statements by news commentators as the story permeated the media.
When CTL asked the regulators to investigate, this was done solely to protect the integrity of its product and maintain the trust and confidence of all stakeholders across this crucial industry, which provides employment for thousands of Jamaicans.
CTL, however, regrets the view that the request for this investigation was aimed at implicating Mr Shane Ellis for any improper conduct. If this view was deduced from the call for an investigation, CTL sincerely apologises as this was never our intention.