Clash for the Cup - JC, Charlie square off in Manning final

Reigning champions Jamaica College (JC) will be seeking their 26th lien on the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup when they oppose Charlie Smith High in today's big final at the National Stadium starting at 4 p.m.

The coaches say ...

"It will be a tough game between the two teams that are unbeaten in the Manning Cup this year. Charlie Smith are a good team, strong in defence and can hit you on the counter," Miguel Coley told The Gleaner.

Past winners of Manning Cup

Jamaica College, the first champions in 1909, have won the Manning Cup more times than any other school. The Old Hope Road-based school has 26 titles, four more than St George's College. Kingston College are next with 14 titles.

Blackwood signs cricket-gear contract

Jamaica and West Indies middle-order batsman, Jermaine Blackwood, along with his management company, Gillings Global Sports Management (GGSM), have agreed to a two-year cricket-gear contract with Sanspariels Greenlands (SG) Private Limited of India.

Reggae Boyz victory lifts vibe for Flow Champions Cup final

Tomorrow's hosting of the Flow Champions Cup (FCC) knockout football final in Montego Bay is turning out to be better than imagined.

Events Options 3K to aid blind, visually impaired

Events Options, a local business enterprise established and run by members of the Church of God International since 2012, will be looking to impact the lives of students who attend the Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired by donating part proceeds of funds raised from its inaugural 3K Walk-a-thon to the refurbishing of the school's derelict library.

Willie Goldsmith looks unbeatable

Open allowance horses take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today in the Gladiator Trophy, 1400 metres, seven down to face the starter.

Clarendon in daCosta Cup final

"I'd like to go crocodile hunting," declared Clarendon College coach Patrick Jackie Walters, a veiled preference to play St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) in the daCosta Cup final following his team's 2-1 extra-time win over parish rivals Glenmuir High in the semi-finals at the Juici field yesterday.

STETHS look to extend run

Despite being a mainstay in the daCosta Cup final in recent years, St. Elizabeth Technical High have never managed to win back-to-back titles, but when they take on Dinthill this afternoon in today's semi-final at Jarrett Park only one thing will be important and that is to win and make a fourth straight final appearance.

Lavillenie, Adams top them

Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year yesterday.

Jamaica match hit by rain

Persistent heavy overnight and morning rain has forced the abandonment of the opening day of the second round match in the WICB Professional Cricket League between Barbados Pride and Jamaica here yesterday.

Conscious win in Insports Community Football League

CONSCIOUS Unit defeated Positive Vibes 4-1 as the 2014-2015 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) All-Island Community League Football Championship for the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew at EXED Community College playing field last Sunday.

In Your Neighbourhood

The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) combined badminton teams, which is coached by national junior coach, Howard Ranger, advanced to the finals of the inter-collegiate badminton competition.

It's 1-1 in Davis Cup final

Despite a speedy recovery from a back injury to make it back for the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer looked a shadow of himself in a straight-sets loss to Gael Monfils yesterday as France levelled the tie at 1-1.

More Sports News In Brief

Shakib Al Hasan became the 12th cricketer to smash a century and claim four wickets in a one-day international as Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the series opener yesterday.

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