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Former Spice Boy faces court
LONDON (CMC):Former Grenada international Delroy Facey has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, media reports here have said. The 34-year-old, who was arrested last November over his involvement in a match-fixing scandal, is now set to appear in the Cannock Magistrates Court today.
"The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division authorised the charges on the basis that there is a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest," an National Crime Agency (NCA) spokesman was quoted as saying.
Facey's charge follows the NCA's ongoing investigation into the scandal, which has already seen footballer Michael Boateng and businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Ganeshan convicted and jailed on the same charge. Sankaran and Ganeshan were hit with five-year sentences while Boateng received a 16-month term.
Facey was born in Huddersfield but qualified to play for Grenada because his mother was Grenadian. He debuted for the Spice Boys in 2009 and made 15 appearances.
'Fiver' revives Husband
TORONTO, Canada (CMC):Brilliant Barbadian reinsman Patrick Husbands delivered big on Sunday when he captured five races on the 10-race card at Woodbine to remain firmly in the hunt for his seventh riding title. The veteran jockey was forced to wait until race four to reach the winners' enclosure with favourite Rejoiceful, but once he did, he won four of the next six races, including the last four of the day, to make all the headlines at the prestigious Canadian racetrack.
Husbands now has 93 wins for the season, just seven behind leader and three-time defending champion Luis Contreras. Eurico Rosa da Silva, the 2010 Woodbine champion, lies third in the standings with 84 wins. The 41-year-old Husbands last won the jockeys' title at Woodbine in 2009.
Triple bogey sinks Ames
CALGARY, Canada (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago-born golfer Stephen Ames suffered a late blow to stumble to a one-over 71 in the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic, and finish tied for 70th in his second event on the Champions Tour on Sunday. The 50-year-old Calgary resident appeared set for 68, but shot a triple bogey on his penultimate hole - the par-four eighth - and lost his way at the Canyon Meadows Golf Club.
American Fred Couples, a former Masters champion, won the US$2.25 million tournament after beating fellow countryman Billy Andrade in a playoff.
Petrojam win KSAFA Business House KO title
Defending champions Petrojam's dominance of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Business House football continued as they clipped first-time entrants Spanish Grain Store 2-1 in the final of the Scotiabank-sponsored knockout competition on Sunday at Red Stripe Oval.
In an evenly contested game, the star-studded Spanish Grain Store took the lead in the 30th minute, after a breakaway by Ranique Muir, resulting in goalkeeper Damion Campbell bringing him down in the box and referee Karl Tyrell awarding a penalty. Hughan Gray scored the resulting spot kick.
Petrojam got the equaliser six minutes later when Kirk Ramsey scored with a header off Andrew Christie's cross.
Petrojam got the winner in the 79th minute when Kemar Flemming brought down Renae Lloyd in the box and they were awarded a penalty. The resulting spot kick by Christie was punched away by the diving goalkeeper, Jovell Plunkett, but Christie was the quickest to react, and he kicked the rebound into an empty goal to secure his team's third straight knockout title, and fourth overall.
JFF coaching certification
The implementation of the coaching licensing system for all football coaches has been now set for September 2015, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has announced. The date has been set by the JFF to allow the implementation of the system to coincide with the timelines of other plans under its restructuring programme.
The JFF, in a release issued yesterday, reconfirmed that coaches must, however, be certified as per regulations previously outlined by the JFF for the beginning of the 2014 football season.
Coaches at the Manning and daCosta Cup stage must be Advanced Level II certified; coaches involved in all parish, preparatory, primary and high-school competitions and women's league must be Advanced Level I certified; and coaches of Premier League clubs must be Advanced Level II certified.
Division One, Two semi-finals
The semi-finals of the Western Sports-sponsored Division One competition will see defending champions Petrojam playing former champions National Water Commission at the UWI Bowl, and Metrodade Protection Security Company tackling Carib Cement at Alpha Boys' Home. Both games will be played tomorrow.
The Division Two semi-finals will be played on Thursday. Spanish Grain Store, UWI and Red Stripe have so far qualified. The final preliminary match to decide the other semi-finalist will be played today between Pepsi Jamaica and Xerox at Red Stripe Oval, 214 Spanish Town Road.